MBTI Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Musicians Masterpost (Revised)
Deleted my original post about metal/hard rock musicians and their MBTI types because there were some inaccuracies in typing, plus I wanted to add more musicians to the list. This one will be much, much better. Feel free to reblog and add other musicians you find types for, too!
A double asterisk (**) next to a name means that the MBTI type for this musician is hotly disputed among fans and professional typists.
INTJ: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Jimmy Page (Led Zepplin), **James Hetfield (Metallica), Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Maynard James Keenan (Tool), King Diamond, Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Daron Malakian (System of a Down), Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (Mars Volta), Julie Christmas (Made out of Babies/Cult of Luna), Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Mark Tremonti (Creed/Alter Bridge), David Draiman (Disturbed), Laura Pleasants (Kylesa), Trevor Dunn (Mr Bungle), Varg Vikernes (Ex-Mayhem)
INTP: Pete Townshend (The Who), **Brian May (Queen), Neil Pert (Rush), Robert Fripp (King Crimson), Black Francis (Pixies), Greg Ginn (Black Flag), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Justin Chancellor (Tool), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Sean Lennon (GOATT), Marty Friedman (Megadeth), Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Buckethead, Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders), Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan), **Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac)
ENTJ: Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Gene Simmons (KISS), Paul Stanley (KISS), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Lita Ford, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Steve Vai, Henry Rollins (Black Flag, Rollins Band), Devin Townshend (Strapping Young Lad), Yngwie Malmsteen, Donita Sparks (L7), Billy Gould (Faith no More), Buzz Osborne (Melvins), Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Page Hamilton (Helmet), Ice-T (Body Count)
ENTP: Alice Cooper, **Frank Zappa, Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Les Claypool (Primus), Mike Patton (Faith no More, Mr Bungle), **Serj Tankian (System of a Down), David Brockie (AKA Oderus Urungus, GWAR), Cedric Bixler-Zavala (Mars Volta), Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Roky Erikson (13th Floor Elevators)
INFJ: Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), **Max Cavalera (Sepultura), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Steve Von Till (Neurosis), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue), Michael Gira (Swans), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Chino Moreno (Deftones), Marilyn Manson, Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth), Liz Buckingham (Electric Wizard), Till Lindermann (Rammstein), Mike Scheidt (YOB), Stevie Floyd (Dark Castle), Trey Spruance (Mr Bungle), Al Cisneros (Sleep)
INFP: Jim Morrison (The Doors), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Carlos Santana, Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Dio), Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Patti Smith, **Jonathan Davis (Korn), PJ Harvey, Mike Williams (Eyehategod), **Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Dax Riggs (Acid Bath), Lenny Kravitz, Chi Cheng (Deftones), Adam Jones (Tool), JR Hayes (Pig Destroyer), Kat Bjelland (Babes in Toyland), “Dixie” Dave Collins (Weedeater)
ENFJ: Robert Plant (Led Zepplin), Freddie Mercury (Queen), **Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine), Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill), **Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots), Amy Lee (Evanescence), Brann Dailor (Mastodon), Chuck Schuldiner (Death), Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), William Duvall (Alice in Chains), Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), Stephen Carpenter (Deftones), Joe Duplantier (Gojira), Roddy Bottum (Faith no More), Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder), Doug Pinnick (King’s X), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes)
ENFP: Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath), Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Roger Daltrey (The Who), **Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Joan Jett, Kim Deal (Pixies, The Breeders), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), **Courtney Love (Hole), Jack White (The White Stripes), Sean Kinney (Alice in Chains), Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Brandon Boyd (Incubus)
ISTP: Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones), Ginger Baker (Cream),Glenn Danzig (Misfits), Geddy Lee (Rush), East Bay Ray (Dead Kennedys), Kerry King (Slayer), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), GG Allin, Al Jourgenson (Ministry) Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Danny Carey (Tool), Mike Starr (Alice in Chains), Joey Jordison (Slipknot), Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy), Rob Zombie, Angus Young (AC/DC), Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan), Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Orianthi, Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Mick Mars (Motley Crue)
ISFP: Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), **Layne Staley (Alice in Chains), Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols), Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen), Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Bob Mould (Husker Du), Cliff Burton (Metallica), Slash (Guns N Roses), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Rex Brown (Pantera), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Mike Bordin (Faith no More, Ozzy Osbourne), John Dyer Baizley (Baroness), Phillip Cope (Kylesa), Ville Valo (HIM), Munky (Korn), Mike Einziger (Incubus), Shawn “Clown” Crahan (Slipknot), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Lori Barbero (Babes in Toyland), Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die)
ESTP: Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones), Iggy Pop, Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols), David Lee Roth (Van Halen), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Axl Rose (Guns N Roses), Jennifer Finch (L7), Dee Plakas (L7), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Bonn Scott (AC/DC), Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Brody Dalle (The Distillers), Ted Nugent, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), Chuck Mosley (Faith no More), Matt Pike (High on Fire, Sleep)
ESFP: Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Tom Araya (Slayer), Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Head (Korn), Fieldy (Korn), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), Sergio Vega (Deftones), Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil), Tarja Turunen (Nightwish), Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down), Steven Adler (Guns N Roses), Troy Sanders (Mastodon)
ISTJ: Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones),Peter Steele (Type O Negative), Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), David Silveria (Ex-Korn), John Deacon (Queen), Tom Angelripper (Sodom)
ISFJ: Tuomas Holopainen (Nightwish), Simone Simons (Epica), Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine), Jesse Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal), Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Jim Martin (ex-Faith no More)
ESTJ: I couldn’t find any. If you know of some, you can add them.
It’s obvious that John is a shaman. That’s exactly what he is. There is a lot of that in the way he plays the guitar. I’ll tell you something: when he came to the studio to record the new songs with us, John would remain in front of the others, silent and without a guitar, to sense what was about to come. He would move his hands in the air to receive the energy. Then, five minutes before we begun recording the songs, almost without rehearsing, John would pick up his instrument and learn the solo, following a personal ritual. I don’t think that anyone else can do something like that. To me, such a thing is a shamanistic quality. There’s no one like him. When he plays, you can’t stop watching him, he hypnotizes you. He’s incredible. He opens his mouth as if he’s screaming, he closes his eyes and… it’s like he’s doing magic. I imagine those south american shamans during a trance, you know. Connecting to another dimension with nothing else but a guitar. I feel lucky to be where I am and to live this kind of experiences. Magic and music, all together. Few things could be better in this life.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala talking about John Frusciante
ANTEMASQUE is really trying to pull at some nostalgic heart strings over here. The current project of At The Drive-In and Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López recently recruited Travis Barker for their upcoming record and tour. Perfect timing for us as we caught their Fun Fun Fun Fest set last night in Austin, TX and we’re definitely looking forward to that record. Keep up with us this weekend on Snapchat, username: vans_66.