Category Search - metal (Heavy metal and variants, glam metal, thrash metal, etc.)

(133 found)

Ace
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Ivor Kent
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

English band Skunk Anansie.

Steven Adler
musician, composer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Coletti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Group Guns N' Roses.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group Guns N' Roses.

Aggressor
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Carl-Michael Eide
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Session member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Drums/percussion (1997).

Astennu
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Jamie Stinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Lead guitars (1997-1999). Also Australian black metal band Lord Kaos.

Away
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Michel Langevin
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Member of Quebec thrash metal band Voivod. Albums War and Pain, Killing Technology, Nothingface.

Trey Azagthoth
metal, musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
George Emmanuel III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder and guitarist of the Florida death metal band Morbid Angel.

Sebastian Bach
singer, metal, musician, actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Sebastian Philip Bierk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Skid Row as lead vocalist. Broadway musical play Rocky Horror Picture Show. Television and screen roles as himself.

Joey Belladonna
singer, metal, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Bellardini
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer and drummer for band Anthrax.

Ritchie Blackmore
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Hugh Blackmore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Deep Purple, Blackmore's Night (with Candice Night).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of group Deep Purple.

John Bonham
musician, metal, accident

Real/Birth Name:
John Henry Bonham
Nickname(s):
Bonzo
Heinekin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer with band Led Zeppelin. Died by inhaling his own vomit after drinking.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kennedy Center Honors 2012 as a member of group Led Zeppelin.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of group Led Zeppelin.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Led Zeppelin.

Rex Brown
bassist, musician, singer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Rex Robert Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist and backup vocals, heavy metal band Pantera. Also group Down.

Brynjard Tristan
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Ivar Tristan Lundsten
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Former member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Bass (1993-1996).

Cliff Burton
musician, accident, metal, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Clifford Lee Burton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist with band Metallica. Albums Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets. Died when bus slid off the road. Used effects with the bass, in a "lead" style.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group Metallica.

Geezer Butler
lyricist, musician, bassist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Terence Michael Joseph Butler
Nickname(s):
Terry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for group Black Sabbath.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1992 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Black Sabbath.

Jerry Cantrell
musician, singer, lyricist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grunge/metal band Alice in Chains as a guitarist and lead vocalist.

Cass
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Keith Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

English band Skunk Anansie.

Alice Cooper
singer, musician, metal, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Damon Furnier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead for his band Alice Cooper. Song Poison. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Television movie Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry2 December 2003

David Coverdale
musician, singer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
David Coverdale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tawny Kitaen by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Bands Deep Purple, Whitesnake.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of group Deep Purple.

Cronos
singer, musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Conrad Thomas Lant
Also Known As:
Conrad Lant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist and bass player, black/thrash/speed metal band Venom.

Cyrus
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Terje Andersen
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Current member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Bass (since 2010), lead guitars (2008).

D-Roc the Executioner
musician, punk, metal, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Miles
Also Known As:
D-Roc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Brief Facts:

Rhythm bassist for heavy metal/punk band Body Count. Performed wearing a goalie mask. His own band Pitch Blaack also. Died of lymphoma.

Daray
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Dariusz Brzozowski
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Current member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Drums/percussion (since 2008).

Johnny Dee
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
John DiTeodoro Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Band of Doro. Band Britny Fox.

Mikkey Dee
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer, songwriter. Groups Motörhead, King Diamond, Thin Lizzy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of group Motörhead.

Paul Di'Anno
singer, composer, criminal, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Andrews
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Iron Maiden, Gogmagog, Killers. Albums Murder One, Menace to Society. Incarcerated for spousal abuse in Los Angeles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bruce Dickinson
singer, metal, business, aviator, radio, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Bruce Dickinson
Nickname(s):
Bruce Bruce
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocalist for band Iron Maiden. Pilot for his own charter airline. A fencing athlete. Books The Adventures of Lord Iffy Boatrace, The Missionary Position.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dimebag Darrell
musician, metal, composer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Darrell Lance Abbott
Also Known As:
Dimebag
Diamond Darrell
Nickname(s):
Dime
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Vinnie Paul by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Glam/thrash metal group Pantera. Album Cowboys from Hell. Group Damageplan. Shot and killed while on stage December 8, 2004.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ronnie James Dio
singer, musician, composer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald James Padavona
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavy metal. Groups Rainbow, Black Sabbath replacing Ozzy Osbourne in the latter group. Also his own band Dio.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1992 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Black Sabbath.

Dan Donegan
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel James Donegan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Band Disturbed. Albums The Sickness, Believe, Ten Thousand Fists, Indestructible, Asylum.

Doro
singer, metal, composer, producer, actor, painter, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothee Pesch
Also Known As:
Doro Pesch
Nickname(s):
Queen of Heavy Metal
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Front for band Warlock.

K.K. Downing
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Downing Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Founding member of the British heavy metal band Judas Priest.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Judas Priest.

David Draiman
singer, metal, composer

Real/Birth Name:
David Draiman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Disturbed. Albums Ten Thousand Fists, Indestructible, Asylum.

Kevin DuBrow
singer, metal, overdose, accident, dj

Real/Birth Name:
Kevin Mark DuBrow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio DJ. The lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot from 1975 until his death in 2007 of a cocaine overdose. Song Cum on Feel the Noize with memorable lyrics "wild, wild, wild".

Fred Durst
singer, actor, director, metal

Real/Birth Name:
William Frederick Durst
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder, band Limp Bizkit with genre nu metal. Tattoo artist. Movie Population 436.

Tripp Eisen
musician, metal, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Tod Rex Salvador
Also Known As:
Tripp Rex Eisen
Rex Eisen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Industrial metal band Static-X. Guitarist. Jailed for sex crimes with underage girl.

Ernie C
musician, composer, producer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Ernie Cunnigan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist (left-handed) heavy metal band Body Count. Co-composer of song Cop Killer.

Euronymous
musician, metal, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Ųystein Aarseth
Also Known As:
Destructor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist, a founder of black metal band Mayhem. Stabbed to death.

Dani Filth
singer, writer, lyricist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Lloyd Davey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of heavy metal band Cradle of Filth.

Oz Fox
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Alfonso Martinez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar. Christian heavy-metal group Stryper. Album To Hell with the Devil.

Jay Jay French
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
John French Segall
Also Known As:
J.J. French
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A founding member, one of two guitarists, heavy metal band Twisted Sister.

Galder
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Rune Andersen
Also Known As:
Grusom
Nickname(s):
Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Current member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Lead guitars (since 2000). Band Old Man's Child.

Gerlioz
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Geir Bratland
Also Known As:
Brat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Current member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Keyboards (since 2010).

Greg Ginn
musician, punk, metal, bassist, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Regis Ginn
Also Known As:
Dale Nixon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Raymond Pettibon by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Group Black Flag premiere hardcore punk in the 80s. Other musicians also use the name Dale Nixon.

Roger Glover
bassist, producer, composer, painter, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Roger David Glover
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 3 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Deep Purpleas bassist. Song Smoke on the Water.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of group Deep Purple.

Angela Gossow
singer, metal, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Angela Nathalie Gossow
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
46, 22 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fronts death metal band Arch Enemy.

Paul Gray
musician, metal, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Dedrick Gray
Also Known As:
#2
The Pig
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist of the Grammy Award-winning Nu-metal rock band Slipknot. Wore a black mask. Noted for using altered tunings on his bass.

Lizzie Grey
musician, metal, singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Michael Perry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60, 8 days before his 61st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Heavy metal bands Sister, London. Song Public Enemy #1.

Tracii Guns
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Tracy Ulrich
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Founder of glam metal band L.A. Guns. Band Brides of Destruction.

Jeff Hanneman
musician, singer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey John Hanneman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Thrash metal vocalist and guitar player, co-founder of band Slayer. Song Eyes of the Insane. Died of liver failure, possibly due to a spider bite.

Steve Harris
musician, composer, bassist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Percy Harris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of band Iron Maiden. Albums Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, A Matter of Life and Death. Bassist and primary composer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hellhammer
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Jan Axel Blomberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Session member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Drums/percussion, 2005-2007. Drummer of metal band Mayhem.

James Hetfield
musician, metal, singer

Real/Birth Name:
James Hetfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist. Band Metallica, co-founder.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group Metallica.

Hide (musician)
musician, suicide, metal, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Hideto Matsumoto
Also Known As:
Matsumoto Hideto
hide
HIDE
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist of the heavy metal band X Japan. Bands Zilch, Spread Beaver. Suicide by hanging by a towel tied to a doorknob in his apartment.

Dave Holland
musician, criminal, metal

Real/Birth Name:
David Holland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former drummer of band Judas Priest. Convicted of rape on a 17-year-old boy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Judas Priest.

Scott Ian
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Ian Rosenfeld
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56, 34 days before his 57th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Pearl Aday by 11 or 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Thrash/heavy metal band Anthrax and founding member of band Stormtroopers of Death.

ICS Vortex
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Simen Hestnęs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Bass, clean vocals (1998-2009).

Tony Iommi
musician, metal, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Anthony Iommi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for group Black Sabbath.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1992 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
Broad Street Walk of Stars A star at 52.47827°N 1.91012°W23 November 2008

Jardar
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Jon Ųyvind Andersen
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Norwegian black metal guitarist, band Old Man's Child.

Kelly Johnson
musician, metal, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Bernadette Jean Johnson
Nickname(s):
Kelly
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49, 25 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Heavy metal all-female group Girlschool. Died of cancer.

John Paul Jones
musician, bassist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
John Baldwin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Led Zeppelin. Bassist, mandolinist, keyboards.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kennedy Center Honors 2012 as a member of group Led Zeppelin.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of group Led Zeppelin.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Led Zeppelin.

Alex Katunich
musician, bassist, singer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
George Alex Katunich
Also Known As:
Dirk Lance
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former bassist and vocalist with the band Incubus.

John Kay
singer, musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Joachim Fritz Krauledat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer of heavy metal band Steppenwolf. Born Germany. Songs Born to be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kerry King
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Kerry Ray King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Thrash metal lead and rhythm guitarist. Cofounder of band Slayer.

Steve Kmak
musician, bassist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Kmak
Nickname(s):
Fuzz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Brief Facts:

Former member of heavy metal band Disturbed. Albums The Sickness, Believe. Left in 2003.

James LaBrie
singer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Kevin James LaBrie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer in progressive metal band Dream Theater.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jani Lane
singer, metal, musician, actor, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
John Kennedy Oswald
Also Known As:
John Patrick Oswald
Mitch Dynamite
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Bobbie Brown by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Changed middle name. Lead singer and drummer for glam metal band Warrant. Songs Heaven, Down Boys, Cherry Pie. Died of alcohol poisoning, excess ethanol.

Storm Large
singer, composer, actor, metal, jazz, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Storm Large
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Groups The Balls, Pink Martini. TV show Rock Star: Supernova.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of group Pink Martini.

Blackie Lawless
musician, metal, bassist, actor, singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Edward Duren
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavy metal bands W.A.S.P., Sister.

Christopher Lee
actor, producer, stunts, knighted, singer, writer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Frank Carandini Lee
Also Known As:
Sir Christopher Lee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 5 inches (195.58 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movies The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Horror of Dracula, Corridors of Blood, Castle of the Living Dead, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, The Wicker Man. Commander of the Order of the British Empire 2001. Knighted in Queen's Birthday Honours 2009. Heavy metal album Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Geddy Lee
singer, musician, composer, bassist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Lee Weinrib
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist, bassist, keyboardist. Member of band Rush. Songs Tom Sawyer, Limelight, The Spirit of Radio. Awarded Officer of the Order of Canada 1996. Bass guitar and keyboards.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Canada's Walk of Fame 1999 as a member of group Rush.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of group Rush.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group Rush.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry25 June 2010 as a member of group Rush.

Tommy Lee
musician, criminal, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Lee Bass
Nickname(s):
T-Bone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Heather Locklear by 1 year.
ex-husband of
Older than Pamela Anderson by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Heavy metal rock band Mötley Crüe. Served 3 months in jail for attacking Pamela Anderson. Albums Girls, Girls, Girls, Shout at the Devil, Theatre of Pain, Dr. Feelgood.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1997 as a member of group Mötley Crüe.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry25 January 2006 as a member of group Mötley Crüe.

Lemmy
musician, singer, bassist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Ian Fraser Kilmister
Also Known As:
Lemmy Kilmister
Ian Fraser Willis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder of heavy metal band Motörhead. Member of band Hawkwind.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of group Motörhead.

Alex Lifeson
musician, accused, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Aleksandar ?ivojinović
Also Known As:
Alex Zivojinovich
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist. Member of band Rush. Songs Tom Sawyer, Limelight, The Spirit of Radio. Awarded Officer of the Order of Canada 1996. Was in a dispute with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Naples, Florida, sentenced to probation for a misdemeanor charge.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Canada's Walk of Fame 1999 as a member of group Rush.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of group Rush.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group Rush.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry25 June 2010 as a member of group Rush.

Jon Lord
musician, composer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan Douglas Lord
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Classically trained organist. Hammond organ. Keyboardist for groups Deep Purple, Whitesnake. Score for movie The Last Rebel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of group Deep Purple.

Mitch Lucker
singer, metal, accident, motorcycle, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Mitchell Adam Lucker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Member and frontman for deathcore metal band Suicide Silence. Died the day after a motorcycle crash on Halloween night. Raised in Riverside, California.

Mick Mars
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Alan Deal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead guitarist for band Mötley Crüe.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1997 as a member of group Mötley Crüe.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry25 January 2006 as a member of group Mötley Crüe.

Nicko McBrain
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Henry McBrain
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer for band Iron Maiden. Album A Matter of Life and Death.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Duff McKagan
musician, bassist, columnist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Andrew McKagan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Guns N' Roses.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group Guns N' Roses.

Mark Mendoza
musician, metal, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Glickman
Nickname(s):
The Animal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavy metal band Twisted Sister.

Bret Michaels
singer, producer, director, writer, actor, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Bret Michael Sychak
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Glam metal band Poison. Song Unskinny Bop. TV show The Apprentice. Movie A Letter from Death Row.

Mif
actor, singer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony J. Mifsud
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocalist Canadian heavy metal rock band Slash Puppet. Movies Foolproof, The Stupids. TV series Queer as Folk.

Mike Moon
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Mikael Myllynen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age:
52 or 53
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar. Band King Diamond.

Mooseman
musician, murdered, bassist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Roberts III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist - group Body Count. Toured with Iggy Pop. Killed in a driveby shooting, not the target.

John Moyer
musician, metal, singer

Real/Birth Name:
John Davis Moyer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46, 3 days before his 47th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and backup vocalist. Band Disturbed. Albums The Sickness, Believe, Ten Thousand Fists, Indestructible, Asylum.

Dave Murray
musician, composer, singer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
David Michael Murray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63, 26 days before his 64th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Band Iron Maiden. Album A Matter of Life and Death.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dave Mustaine
musician, singer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
David Scott Mustaine
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist and lead vocals. Groups Metallica, Megadeth.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group Metallica.

Mustis
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Ųyvind Johan Mustaparta
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Keyboards (1998-2009).

Nagash
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Stian Arnesen
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Former member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Bass/backing vocals (1996-1999).

Necrobutcher
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Jųrn Stubberud
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A founding member of black metal band Mayhem.

Vince Neil
singer, musician, composer, criminal, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Neil Wharton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

For a time, in band Mötley Crüe. Wrote song Skylar's Song in honor of his child who died.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1997 as a member of group Mötley Crüe.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry25 January 2006 as a member of group Mötley Crüe.

Geoff Nicholls
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Geoffrey James Nicholls
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 31 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist, guitarist. Member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1992 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Black Sabbath.

Per Ohlin
musician, singer, lyricist, metal, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Per Yngve Ohlin
Also Known As:
Per "Dead" Ohlin
Nickname(s):
Dead
Pelle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocals, black metal band Mayhem. Often cut himself at live performances. Suicide, slit his wrists and throat with a knife and then shot himself in the forehead with a shotgun. He left a brief suicide note apologizing for firing a gun indoors. The first sentence written on the note was: "Excuse the blood." A bandmate made necklaces with bits of his skull.

Ozzy Osbourne
singer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
John Michael Osbourne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 6 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
separated husband of
Older than Sharon Osbourne by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group Black Sabbath.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1992 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry12 April 2002
Broad Street Walk of Stars A star at 52.47786°N 1.91099°W6 July 2007

Jimmy Page
musician, metal, activist, producer

Real/Birth Name:
James Patrick Page
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist and other instruments. Record producer. Former member British band The Yardbirds. Founded the band Led Zeppelin. Song Stairway to Heaven. Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) awarded 14 December 2005.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1998 as a member of group The Yardbirds.
Kennedy Center Honors 2012 as a member of group Led Zeppelin.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of group Led Zeppelin.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of group The Yardbirds.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Led Zeppelin.

Ian Paice
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Ian Anderson Paice
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Band Deep Purple.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of group Deep Purple.

Vinnie Paul
musician, metal, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Paul Abbott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Dimebag Darrell by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Groups Pantera, HELLYEAH, Damageplan.

Neil Peart
lyricist, musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Ellwood Peart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced PEERT. Main Lyricist and drummer. Member of band Rush. Songs Tom Sawyer, Limelight, The Spirit of Radio. Awarded Officer of the Order of Canada 1996.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Canada's Walk of Fame 1999 as a member of group Rush.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of group Rush.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group Rush.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry25 June 2010 as a member of group Rush.

A.J. Pero
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Jude Pero
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer, metal bands Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob, No More Tears.

Piggy
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Denis D'Amour
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Member of Quebec thrash metal band Voivod. Albums War and Pain, Killing Technology, Nothingface.

Robert Plant
singer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Anthony Plant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer group Led Zeppelin. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) December 2008. Album Raising Sand.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kennedy Center Honors 2012 as a member of group Led Zeppelin.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of group Led Zeppelin.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Led Zeppelin.

Mike Portnoy
musician, metal, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Stephen Portnoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer and backing vocalist. Former member of progressive metal band Dream Theater. Member of metal band Twisted Sister.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cozy Powell
musician, accident, vehicle crash, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Colin Flooks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock band drummer, hard rock, heavy metal. Member of band Rainbow, Whitesnake, Phenomena. Killed in a car crash, not wearing a seatbelt.

Proscriptor
musician, singer, punk, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Russey Randell Givens
Also Known As:
Proscriptor McGovern
Emperor Proscriptor Magikus
Nickname(s):
Russ
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer and kead vocalist for punk/metal band Absu.

Randy Rhoads
musician, accident, air crash, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Randall William Rhoads
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Co-founder of band Quiet Riot. Played with Ozzy Osbourne. Died in a private plane crash in Florida when the pilot buzzed too close to the tour bus and clipped it.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rikki Rockett
musician, metal, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Allan Ream
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer for glam metal band Poison. Song Unskinny Bop. A former hairdresser. Arrested March 2008 on a warrant for an alleged rape in Mississippi in September 2007 but exonerated.

Danica Roem
news, singer, politician, metal, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Dan Roem
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Last name pronounced ROHM. Vocalist for metal band Cab Ride Home. Reporter for newspapers Gainesville Times, Montgomery County Sentinel. Changed name to Danica 2015 after beginning transition in 2012. Elected to Virginia House of Delegates 13th District.

Jordan Rudess
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Jordan Charles Rudes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist. Group Dream Theater.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Secthdamon
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Odd Tony Ingebrigtsen
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Session member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Bass (2007).

Shagrath
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Stian Tomt Thoresen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Current and founding member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Lead vocals (since 1995), lead guitars (1995-1997, 2005), bass (2005), keyboards (1996, 2000, 2009-2010), drums/percussion (1993-1995).

Silenoz
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Sven Atle Kopperud
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Current member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Rhythm guitars (since 1993), lead vocals (1993-1995), bass (2005).

Nikki Sixx
musician, metal, composer, photographer, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 14 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for group Mötley Crüe. Bands Sister, London. Albums Decade of Decadence, Girls, Girls, Girls, Shout at the Devil, Theatre of Pain, Dr. Feelgood.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1997 as a member of group Mötley Crüe.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry25 January 2006 as a member of group Mötley Crüe.

Snake
singer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Denis Belanger
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Member of Quebec thrash metal band Voivod. Albums War and Pain, Killing Technology, Nothingface.

Dee Snider
musician, metal, composer, writer, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Snider
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Metal band Twisted Sister. Songs We're Not Gonna Take It, I Wanna Rock.

Snowy Shaw
musician, metal, bassist, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Tommie Helgesson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Session member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Bass, drummer, vocals (2010).

Layne Staley
musician, painter, metal, overdose

Real/Birth Name:
Layne Thomas Staley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Alice in Chains. Albums Alice in Chains, Jar of Flies. Designed the "Sun" featured in the cover of album Dirt. Died of a drug overdose about April 5, 2002.

Mike Starr
bassist, musician, overdose, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Christopher Starr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 27 days before his 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Original bassist in grunge band Alice in Chains. Albums Facelift, Dirt. Friend of Layne Staley who also died of an overdose.

Wayne Static
musician, singer, metal, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Wayne Richard Wells
Also Known As:
The King of Evil Disco
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48, 3 days before his 49th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist for the industrial metal band Static-X. Died from overuse of prescription drugs and alcohol, per the coroner in 2015.

Peter Steele
singer, musician, composer, model, actor, metal, bassist, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Thomas Ratajczyk
Also Known As:
Green Man
The Ogre Salami
Ladder Rung
Jolly Green Giant
Lord Petrus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Member of bands Type O Negative, Fallout. Album Life is Killing Me. Lead vocalist, bassist, and composer. Rock, gothic metal, heavy metal styles. Centerfold model in magazine Playgirl. A deep bass voice.

Geoff Tate
singer, actor, metal, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey Wayne Tate
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Queensr˙che.

Tjodalv
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Ian Kenneth Åkesson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former founding member of Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, Lead guitars (1993-1995), drums/percussion (1995-1999). Band (founding member) Old Man's Child.

Devin Townsend
composer, singer, musician, producer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Devin Garret Townsend
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder and member of group The Devin Townsend Project. Also group Strapping Young Lad.

Robert Trujillo
musician, metal, bassist, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Roberto Agustķn Miguel Santiago Samuel Trujillo Veracruz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Band Metallica.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group Metallica.

Steve Vai
musician, singer, composer, business, activist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Siro Vai
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Virtuoso guitarist, with multiple bands and performers, including Frank Zappa and David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. Performed in many video games. Style reflects extensive music theory knowledge.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Vampiro
wrestling, actor, singer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Ian Richard Hodgkinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Canadian professional wrestler. Lead singer of the gothic metal band Droch Fhoula.

Alex Van Halen
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Arthur Van Halen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Eddie Van Halen by 1 year.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Drummer and co-founder, band Van Halen. A naturalized U.S. citizen.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of group Van Halen.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Van Halen.

Wolfgang Van Halen
musician, singer, bassist, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Wolfgang William Van Halen
Nickname(s):
Wolfie
Wolf
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Bassist and vocals for band Van Halen.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of group Van Halen.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Van Halen.

Bill Ward (musician)
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
William Thomas Ward
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer. Group Black Sabbath.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1992 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Black Sabbath.

Wednesday 13
musician, singer, punk, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Poole
Also Known As:
Joe Nothing
Audrey 3
Buck Bourbon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bands Wednesday 13, Murderdolls, Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13.

Mike Wengren
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Warren Wengren
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer for band Disturbed. Albums The Sickness, Believe, Ten Thousand Fists, Indestructible, Asylum.

Ann Wilson
singer, musician, composer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Ann Dustin Wilson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Nancy Wilson by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Vocals and flute. Band Heart.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group Heart.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry25 September 2012 as a member of group Heart.

Nancy Wilson
singer, actor, composer, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Lamoureux Wilson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Ann Wilson by 3 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Cameron Crowe by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Band Heart. Composed songs for her husband's films.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of group Heart.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry25 September 2012 as a member of group Heart.

Zakk Wylde
metal, musician, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society. Movie Rock Star.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rob Zombie
singer, composer, producer, business, director, musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Bartleh Cummings
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Sheri Moon by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Member band White Zombie. Album Past, Present & Future. Movies House of 1000 Corpses, Halloween, Halloween II.
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