List of famous heavy metal musicians that includes trivia, interesting facts, timeline, and their life history.

A genre of rock music, heavy metal music grew mainly in the United States and the United Kingdom in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The heavy metal music is characterised by vigorous beats, loudness, and massive sound. Its performance usually encompasses aggression and machismo. Here is a list of some of the greatest heavy metal musicians of all time.
Dave Grohl Dave Grohl
American

Tommy Lee Tommy Lee
Greek, American

Vince Neil Vince Neil
American

Mick Mars Mick Mars
American

Serj Tankian Serj Tankian
Lebanese, American

Euronymous Euronymous
Norwegian

Zakk Wylde Zakk Wylde
American

Rob HalfordRob Halford
British

Neil BuchananNeil Buchanan
British
Jani LaneJani Lane
American
Yngwie MalmsteenYngwie Malmsteen
Swedish

Vinnie PaulVinnie Paul
American

Lzzy HaleLzzy Hale
American

Suzuka NakamotoSuzuka Nakamoto
Japanese
Brian PosehnBrian Posehn
American

Chuck SchuldinerChuck Schuldiner
American
Michale GravesMichale Graves
American

Rob PattersonRob Patterson
American

Dave LombardoDave Lombardo
Cuban, American
Marky RamoneMarky Ramone
American

Tommy ShawTommy Shaw
American
Jeff HannemanJeff Hanneman
American

Shawn CrahanShawn Crahan
American

Tom ArayaTom Araya
Chilean, American
Mike McCreadyMike McCready
American
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Kerry KingKerry King
American
Ron McGovneyRon McGovney
American

Stone GossardStone Gossard
American

Scott IanScott Ian
American

Matt CameronMatt Cameron
American
Eric SingerEric Singer
American

Sully ErnaSully Erna
American

Karla DeVitoKarla DeVito
American

Vinnie VincentVinnie Vincent
American

Rob BourdonRob Bourdon
American
William DuVallWilliam DuVall
American

Jason EvermanJason Everman
American
Jake E. LeeJake E. Lee
American

Benjamin BurnleyBenjamin Burnley
American

Chris AdlerChris Adler
American
Randy BlytheRandy Blythe
American

Tommy ThayerTommy Thayer
American
Tripp EisenTripp Eisen
American

Mick ThomsonMick Thomson
American

Jerry OnlyJerry Only
American

Matt HeafyMatt Heafy
American

Glenn TiptonGlenn Tipton
British
DJ AshbaDJ Ashba
American

Kip WingerKip Winger
American

Joey TempestJoey Tempest
Swedish

Gene HoglanGene Hoglan
American
Bruce KulickBruce Kulick
American
Rex BrownRex Brown
American

Cristina ScabbiaCristina Scabbia
Italian

Sean KinneySean Kinney
American

Christian LorenzChristian Lorenz
German
Don DokkenDon Dokken
American

Jeff Scott SotoJeff Scott Soto
American
Marco HietalaMarco Hietala
Finnish

Dylan CarlsonDylan Carlson
American

Ronnie MontroseRonnie Montrose
American
Christoph SchneiderChristoph Schneider
German

Tony CamposTony Campos
American
Alexi LaihoAlexi Laiho
Finnish

Adam DutkiewiczAdam Dutkiewicz
American

Eldon HokeEldon Hoke
American
Alex SkolnickAlex Skolnick
American

Burton C. BellBurton C. Bell
American
Robb FlynnRobb Flynn
American

Emilie AutumnEmilie Autumn
American

Paul BostaphPaul Bostaph
American

Sonny SandovalSonny Sandoval
American
Michael PoulsenMichael Poulsen
Danish

Chris PolandChris Poland
American

Roddy BottumRoddy Bottum
American

Andreas KisserAndreas Kisser
Brazilian

Chris DeGarmoChris DeGarmo
American
Charlotte WesselsCharlotte Wessels
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Glen BentonGlen Benton
American
Ginger FishGinger Fish
American

Otep ShamayaOtep Shamaya
American

Dan SpitzDan Spitz
American
Frank BelloFrank Bello
American

Rocky GeorgeRocky George
American
Mike ElizondoMike Elizondo
American

Jeffrey HatrixJeffrey Hatrix
American
Steve SouzaSteve Souza
American

Jason PopsonJason Popson
American

ShagrathShagrath
Norwegian
Dan LilkerDan Lilker
American

Eric PetersonEric Peterson
American
Jeordie WhiteJeordie White
American