Top Ten Role Models in Metal

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The Top Ten

1 Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson 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.

One of the most intelligent people you can know. - Ananya

Great all around person...

You can do multiple things like him. Like being in one of the most famous Metalbands and being a pilote - Fretto

2 Matt Barlow Matt Barlow 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 ...read more.

After the terror attacks on 9/11 he became a police officer. - Fretto

Yes, in 2001 he left a major band to help the national secutiry. In 2007 he returned to music. Great voice this guy, very powerful and emotional. - Metal_Treasure

3 Hansi Kursch Hansi Kursch 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 ...read more.

There was even a joke about him: "Every day Hansi passes 10 hours singing, 10 hours reading, 10 hours writing and 10 hours just being better than you. Oh, your day doesn't have 40 hours? Too bad." - Metal_Treasure

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4 Alissa White-Gluz Alissa White-Gluz 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.

She may growl death metal songs like a male or lion but she's an animal rights activist and received a Libby award from PETA for her work as an animal rights activist. - Metal_Treasure

She has one of the most interesting voices in metal and totally down to earth, but next to that, she's also vegan and actively fighting for the rights of animals! Oh, and she loves surfing - this totally makes her my number 1 =)

5 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.

Amazing musician and personality. - Metal_Treasure

6 George Fisher  George Fisher  George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession.

It doesn't matter if peopld call you "evil & crazy" for liking Metal. You can be a good father just like him. - Fretto

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7 Chuck Schuldiner Chuck Schuldiner Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck as the "Godfather ...read more.

One of the most intelligent people in Death Metal. - Fretto

How about we all be like Chuck? He liked all music genres except country and rap, loved nature and had a bright philosophy. That's what I'd call a role model :). - CrimsonShark

8 Corey Taylor Corey Taylor Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.

He's open minded when it comes to music but when he complaints about something he always has a good reason why. - Fretto

9 Jon Schaffer Jon Schaffer 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".

He's just incredible: 1) he's the most patriotic musician ever, 2) he was under 16 when was able to discuss topics like "evolution vs creationism", 3) thanks to him Iced Earth survived in the early 2000s - Matt Barlow left to become a cop and Richard Christy left to join the Howard Stern Show, 4) he's got a good heart and strong character. - Metal_Treasure

10 Mike Mangini Mike Mangini 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.

One of the most intelligent metal musicians. He was a full-time Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Terrance Hobbs

It doesn't matter where you come from, you still can find your talent. - Fretto

12 Serj Tankian Serj Tankian Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.

He tries to help other people and the nature. - Fretto

13 Jason Newsted Jason Newsted Jason Curtis Newsted is an American metal musician, known for being the third bass guitarist with the band Metallica from November 1986 until his departure in January 2001, he was also a part of Voivod and Flotsam and Jetsam.

He got bullied by the Metallica members but he stood up and went on with his own band. - Fretto

14 Simone Simons Simone Simons Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.

She and Oliver Palotai are husband and wife - two metal musicians who are also great parents. She is Dutch, he is German but he is the keyboardist for the American band Kamelot. I guess it's not easy because they both tour the world, and with different bands, but it has worked out (by far). - Metal_Treasure

15 Lemmy Kilmister Lemmy Kilmister Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.

He always was a honest person. - Fretto

16 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.

He's not a metal musician! - Fretto

17 Steven Tyler Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. V 1 Comment
18 Geoff Tate Geoff Tate Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.
19 Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.

He isn't a metal singer. He was probably inspired by Robert Plant. - zxm

Progressive Metal Singer

20 Floor Jansen Floor Jansen Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.
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