Top 10 Rock and Metal Musicians Who Would Make Great Politicians

Lets create the best government ever.

This list is inspired by Fretto list "Top Ten Metal and Rock Musicians that Would Be Good Presidents".

I am enlarging the idea because some people may not be the best choices for presidents but would be great ministers or other types of political leaders.

The Top Ten

1 Bruce Dickinson - Prime Minister Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

He's done so many things outside of his music career. He does public speaking and is also the pilot for the band's plane. He would be totally awesome as prime minister. - PhoenixAura81

Theme song of the government: Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)
Personal motto: "You'll take my life but I'll take yours, too" (The Trooper, Iron Maiden)
So potential assassinators, think again!
Note: Some countries have a Prime Minister and President / King / Queen.
Monarchies have a Prime Minister and a King / Queen. Republics have a Prime Minister and a President. In the US President has also functions of a Prime Minister. - Metal_Treasure

2 Matt Barlow - Minister Of Internal Affairs Matthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real more.

This list is awesome! And I admit mine was not that good. Matt Barlow is such a great guy who'd be a great minister of internal affairs.

(Thanks for mentioning me) - Fretto

Theme song of the Ministry: Burnt Offerings (Iced Earth).
Personal motto: “A beast resides in me, deep down I always knew" (Damien, Iced Earth)
This amazing singer is also a policeman. He left Iced Earth after the September 11 terrorist attacks and became a cop to help the national security.
He can be responsible for policing, emergency management, national security, supervision of local governments, conduct of elections, public administration and immigration matters. - Metal_Treasure

3 Hansi Kürsch - King Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records more.

Theme song of the Kingdom: The Throne (Blind Guardian)
Personal motto: “For what I became a King of the lost? ” (Time Stands Still At the Iron Hill, Blind Guardian).
He is intelligent, focused and nice. Nobody knows about king duties more than him. He wrote so many songs about Kings (consult my list "Top 10 Blind Guardian Songs Related to Royal Power"). - Metal_Treasure

4 Brian May - Minister Of Science Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

He has got talent to be a minister - zxm

Sure. He is an astrophysics.

Theme song of the Ministry: Under Pressure (Queen)
Personal motto: “I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky" (Don't Stop Me Now, Queen).
He's got a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London. Thesis: A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud. He began his research into the subject in 1970, and was finally awarded his PhD in 2007, after a hiatus of 37 years. - Metal_Treasure

5 James Hetfield - Minister of Justice James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

Ok, that sounds AWESOME! - PhoenixAura81

Theme song of the Ministry:...And Justice For All (Metallica)
Personal motto: “I'll take my time anywhere free to speak my mind anywhere" (Wherever I May Roam, Metallica).
He wrote the album "...And Justice For All"... but also "Kill 'em All", haha. - Metal_Treasure

6 Rob Halford - Minister of Health Care Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

Theme song of the Ministry: Painkiller (Judas Priest)
Personal motto: “I've seen my perfection" (Metal Gods, Judas Priest).
He was a heavy drug and alcohol user but cleaned up his act in 1986, crediting the change with giving him a “great sense of empowerment and strength.” He was fully sober when sang about drugs with Queens of the Stone Age on their 2000 ode to vices of all shapes and sizes - “Nicotine, Valium, Vicodin, Marijuana, Ecstasy and Alcohol” (Feel Good Hit of the Summer). - Metal_Treasure

7 Joakim Broden - Defense Minister Joakim "Jocke" Brodén is a Swedish-Czech singer and songwriter who is the lead vocalist, keyboardist, and occasional guitarist of heavy metal band Sabaton. He and bassist Pär Sundström formed the band in 1999.

Theme song of the Ministry: Screaming Eagles (Sabaton)
Personal motto: "Victory is ours, their forces will fall" (Primo Victoria, Sabaton) - Metal_Treasure

8 Mike Mangini - Minister Of Education and Culture Mike Mangini is an American drummer. Since 2010, he has been a member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.

Theme song of the Ministry: Illumination Theory (Dream Theater)
Personal motto: “Noble and brave lay down our lives for the cause" (Illumination Theory, Dream Theater).
He was a full-time associate professor at Berklee College of Music, Percussion Department. He's got a computer science diploma, he programmed software and worked on a program about the links between the human brain and body. - Metal_Treasure

9 Tobias Sammet - Minister Of Employment Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.

Theme song of the Ministry: New Age Messiah (Edguy)
Personal motto: "Oh, I'm not only singer in a band, you know. Back at home in Germany I was a famous porn star, haha" (Trinidad, Edguy)
Of course, he was joking. He works hard - formed Edguy at 14 and Avantasia at 21. Since 1998 he's been running 2 bands - writing songs for 2 bands, singing for 2 bands, touring with 2 bands. And he employed many guest singers for Avantasia, I think over 50 singers. - Metal_Treasure

10 Ian Gillan - Minister of Transport Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

Theme song of the Ministry: Highway Star (Deep Purple)
Personal motto: "Listen, surely I've exceeded expectations" (I Only Want To Say / Gethsemane, Jesus Christ Superstar)
He was the original Jesus Christ in the rock opera 'Jesus Christ Superstar' (1970), selected for the role personally by its authors - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Rick Allen - Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Richard John Cyril "Rick" Allen is an English drummer who has played for the hard rock band Def Leppard since 1978. He overcame the amputation of his left arm in 1985 and continued to play with the band, which subsequently went on to its most commercially successful phase.

Theme song of the Ministry: Rock Rock Till You Drop (definitely Leppard) - Metal_Treasure

12 Angus Young - Minister of Youth Affairs Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while more.

His family name and signature outfit say it all.
Theme song of the Ministry: Let There Be Rock (AC/DC). - Metal_Treasure

13 Jon Schaffer - Defense Minister Jon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and last remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory".

Theme song of the Ministry: Come what May (Iced Earth)
Personal motto: “I demand a victory, I demand a sacrifice" (Damien, Iced Earth).
He's the most patriotic musician ever and he's got a very strong, imposing character. - Metal_Treasure

14 Alissa White-Gluz - Minister of Family, Women, Children and Pets Alissa White-Gluz is a Canadian vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band, The Agonist, and current lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal group, Arch Enemy.

Theme song of the Ministry: War Eternal (Arch Enemy)
She is an animal rights activist and has been a vegan since 1998. She received a Libby award from PETA for her work in an international campaign advocating against the hunting of Canadian seals. - Metal_Treasure

15 Steven Wilson - Foreign Minister Steven John Wilson is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. He is best known for his band Porcupine Tree.

Intelligent and balanced. He does not smoke and does not use recreational drugs, except for an occasional drink. - Metal_Treasure

16 Robert Plant - Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Theme song of the Ministry: Immigrant Song - Metal_Treasure

17 Billie Joe Armstrong - President Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

I would vote 4 him

Billie is so passionate about his country and he has a lot of great political ideas

Yes billie would sort trump's small brain
he'd be the best

18 Marilyn Manson - President Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

"You should have to pass an IQ test before you breed. You have to take a driving test to operate vehicles and an SAT test to get into college. So why don't you have to take some sort of test before you give birth to children? When I'am president, that's the first rule I will institute."-Marilyn Manson

19 Bruce Dickinson - Defense Minister Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

Theme song of the Ministry: Aces High (Iron Maiden) - Metal_Treasure

20 Klaus Meine - Minister of Environment and Climate Change Klaus Meine is a German vocalist, best known as the lead singer of the hard rock band Scorpions. He and guitarist Rudolf Schenker are the only two members of the group to appear on every Scorpions album.

Theme song of the Ministry: Wind Of Change (Scorpions).
Personal Theme song: Rock You Like A Hurricane (Scorpions). - Metal_Treasure

21 Arjen Lucassen - Minister Of Space Programs, Aliens and Teleportation Arjen Anthony Lucassen (born 3 April 1960, Netherlands) is a Dutch progressive rock/metal songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer, best known for his long-running progressive opera project Ayreon.

Theme song of the Ministry: To the Quasar (The Taurus Pulsar - Quasar 3C273) by Ayreon.
Personal Theme song: Age Of Shadows (Ayreon)
Almost all Ayreon songs are about space / science fiction. - Metal_Treasure

22 Devin Townsend - Absolute Monarch Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.

Wow, thanks to whoever added this. Made my day. - Metal_Treasure

23 Ozzy Osbourne - Minister of Education John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.

Wasn't he the ex-Minister of Transport who resigned because of that horrible accident with a Crazy Train? - Metal_Treasure

24 Udo Dirkschneider - Minister of Economic Development and Construction Udo"Hassan"Dirkschneider is a German heavy metal singer who rose to fame with German heavy metal band Accept.

Theme song of the Ministry: Fast As A Shark (Accept)
Personal motto: “Balls To The Wall, Man! " (Balls To The Wall, Accept) - Metal_Treasure

25 Dave Mustaine - Minister of Finance David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.

Theme song of the Ministry: "Peace Sells... But who is buying? " (Megadeth)
Personal motto: "I rule on land, air and sea" (Rust In Peace…Polaris, Megadeth)
He's known for being stingy which wasn't good for his subordinate bandmates but this would be good for the national budget. - Metal_Treasure

26 Travis Ryan - Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Travis Ryan Collins, who goes by the stage name Travis Ryan, is an American musician known for being the vocalist of the Deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation.

He is a singer and lyricist for deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation. His songs protest the mistreatment and consumption of animals, and the abuse of the environment. His 2015 album dealt with the results of mankind's influence on the environment, such as the Great Pacific garbage patch.
Travis Ryan is a vegetarian. - Metal_Treasure

27 Johnny Rotten - Sex Pistols John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.

Definitely, if he were Prime Minister, this guy's presence alone would make Trump shrink and hide down a rabbit hole. - BIG260911

I honestly don't understand this idea. - Metal_Treasure

28 John Petrucci - Minister of Environment and Climate Change John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Compared to his level of skill, John Petrucci is relatively unknown in the modern music industry.

Theme song of the Ministry: A Change of Seasons (Dream Theater) - Metal_Treasure

29 Lou Gramm - Minister of Tourism Lou Gramm is an American rock vocalist, and songwriter, best known for being the original lead singer for the British-American rock band Foreigner.

Because he's from the band Foreigner.
Theme song of the Ministry: Girl On The Moon (Foreigner)
Personal Theme song: Urgent (Foreigner) - Metal_Treasure

30 Alexi Laiho - Minister of Small Business Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is a Finnish guitarist, composer, and vocalist. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead vocalist and founding member of the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, and is also the guitarist for Sinergy, The Local Band and Kylähullut.

Theme song of the Ministry: Needled 24/7 (Children Of Bodom) - Metal_Treasure

31 Nergal - Holy Roman Emperor Adam Nergal Darski (born Adam Michał Darski; 10 June 1977 in Gdynia), is a Polish musician and television personality, best known for being the frontman for the black/death metal band Behemoth. more.
32 Maurizio Iacono - Roman Emperor

He is of Italian descent and his band Ex Deo makes songs based on the history of the Roman Empire. Theme song: I, Caligvla - Metal_Treasure

33 Bono - Minister of Foreign Affairs

He would be good. - JoLeKosovo

34 Eric Clapton - Minister of Health Care Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.

He funded rehab centers. - JoLeKosovo

35 Les Claypool - Vice President Leslie Edward "Les" Claypool is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author and actor best known as the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Primus.

He would be great at just hanging around with his bowler hat and talking once in a while. - JoLeKosovo

36 Frank Zappa - Counselor to the President Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.
37 Jello Biafra - Minister of Internal Affairs Eric Reed Boucher, better known by his professional name Jello Biafra, is a American singer who is the former lead singer and songwriter for the San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys.

Great politics. - JoLeKosovo

38 Mike Patton - Spokesman for the President Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.

His personnality would make him a very entertaining spokesperson. - JoLeKosovo

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