Top 10 Very Good Musicians Who Aren't Good ComposersMetal_Treasure Musicians who can play and sing amazingly but most often fail at writing a really good song.
Note that this list is about writing music and not lyrics.
The Top Ten
I think his voice is amazing but he basically didn't write his songs - Metal_Treasure
A virtuoso guitar player but in general, he isn't good at writing songs - Metal_Treasure
Great singer but somebody else has to write the songs for him - for example, somebody like Tobias Sammet from Avantasia /Edguy. Lande's collaboration with Sammet worked great for him/them.
Jorn Lande wrote some song but they are pretty mediocre. - Metal_Treasure
He's got only one songwriting credit in the entire Iron Maiden discography - for co-wroting the song New Frontier (2003).
The weirdest part: he wrote a bassline (! ) that Steve Harris played.
Truth is, drummers usually don't contribute to songwriting so Nicko McBrain isn't an exception. But Lars of Metallica contributes regularly. - Metal_Treasure
Incredible singer but somebody has to write the songs for him. And many people actually did.
For example, the songs for his recent album with Amanda Somerville were written by Primal Fear members (Primal Fear is a German metal band that is lesser known than Helloween). - Metal_Treasure
Very influential guitar player but he didn't really write most of his material. - Gg2000
Oh man, listen to his amazing guitar playing on the cover of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, by At Vance. Or Vivaldi / Summer by At Vance.
But the songs he wrote were kinda boring and generic. - Metal_Treasure
He wrote mostly lyrics and not music. I think his best collaboration was with Ritchie Blackmore in Rainbow because Mr Blackmore certainly knows how to write memorable music. - Metal_Treasure
Great voice. He writes lyrics from time to time but that's all - Metal_Treasure
He wrote the music to some songs but composing music isn't his strength - Metal_Treasure
Not very high on this list because he wrote a song or two (decent songs) but composing isn't his thing for sure. - Metal_Treasure
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