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.
1. This is Halloween| Marilyn Manson//2. Daughters of Darkness| Halestorm//3. Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)| Concrete Blond//4. Graveyard Picnic| Voltaire//5. A Gorey Demise| Creature Feature//6. Re: Your Brains| Johnathan Coulton//7. The Hanging Tree (Hunger Games Arrangement)| adrisaurus//8.Night of the Vampire| Roky Erikson// 9. Howl| Florence + The Machine//10. The Addams Family Theme Song| Vic Mizzy//11. Infra Red| Placebo//12. When You’re Evil| Voltaire//13, Dr. Sawbones| Creature Feature//14
/9. Nosferatu| Blue Oyster Cult//15. It’s Terror Time Again| Skycycle//16. Thriller| Micheal Jackson//17. She’s a Zombie Now| The Meteors//18. My Boy Builds Coffins| Florence + The Machine
If you ever decided to write a novel, what would the genre be, or what would it be about?
CW: I don’t know if I have the mind to write a novel.. I have a bad memory so the novel would have to involve a character who forgets his or her past a lot and confuses reality with dreams.
What were the last 3 movies you have seen/ books you have been reading?
CW: Right now I’m reading Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung and A Guide for the Perplexed by Werner Herzog. When I just crave some lovely words or romantic feelings I’ll pick up The Ink Dark Moon with poems by Ono no Komachi or D.H. Lawrence’s Selected Poems and read a few. The most recent movies I’ve seen are Under the Skin, Only Lovers Left Alive and Pina, the documentary about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch. All three were really great.
What’s on heavy rotation on your mp3/record player, lately?
CW: Wardruna, always. Lately - Roky Erikson, Dolly Parton and Ildjarn.
You appear in Revolver Magazine’s “Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock” Calendar. How do you feel about that?
CW: Honestly, I was pretty horrified. I wasn’t aware that the photo was going to be used for a calendar and was upset when I randomly discovered it online (someone told me of it on Twitter), but it was too late to do anything about it. It’s not really a big deal, it’s just not my style.
You mentioned in an early interview that you had a tumblr, what was it called and do you like tumblr?
CW: I used to have a Tumblr that was basically a fashion diary where I would save images of clothes and designers that I liked, but I stopped using it a while ago.
Are there are any current female artists that you listen to, and are there any you’d like to collaborate with?
CW: I adore Brody Dalle.. I really like Anika.. Angel Haze.. Kim Gordon’s new project Body/Head is really cool, I saw them live in Portugal. Grimes is great. White Lung is killing it. Foie Gras is gonna do great things. My label-mate Emma Ruth Rundle makes really pretty songs.. I dig Nikki Lane.. Lana Del Rey.. PJ Harvey.. Patti Smith. I used to hold back from talking about the female musicians I liked because the press loves to pit women against each other so they’ll say that you’re just trying to be like them or vice versa, but fuck it, I’ve been doing this for almost 10 years, following my own path, they can say whatever they want. I love women.
What do you think about mermaids?
CW: Well isn’t this a cute question. When I think of mermaids I think of the Winona Ryder/Cher film.
What would you advise your 17 year old self?
CW: To live in the moment. I always felt older than I was and would put so much pressure on myself. I missed out on just enjoying myself most of the time.
Why were you inspired by black metal and what influences did you draw from it? Which bands?
CW: A couple different influential friends introduced me to black metal later in life and I was really drawn to the white noise, the sort of ancient feel, the strained agony in the voice. My favorite was (and still is) Gaahl-era Gorgoroth.
‘The waves have come’ is one of my favorite songs ever and makes me cry every time i listen to it, like much of your music. I was wondering if you are aware of the deep and emotional impact your music has on people who listen to it? If so, how did you realize it?
CW: I remember being 11 years old and realizing that somehow I understood human sadness in a certain way and could put it into words. Back then I was just writing poems and little stories. But eventually when I learned to find melodies and make music to surround the words I could feel that if it was messing me up (emotionally) while writing it, it may do the same for someone else. But of course I never know how my music will be received until it’s out there.
If you could pick a favourite line from one of your own songs, what would it be?
CW: That’s tough because I don’t really think in terms of favorites when thinking about my own work. Each song usually has one line that stands out to me though, that captures what the song is about, and sometimes it’s obvious and sometimes it’s more obscure.
Tell me your favorite word.
CW: Probably the title of my next album, which I can’t say yet… :)
Tell me about a song that influenced you. It doesn’t have to be your favorite, just one that influenced you in some way and why.
Roky Erickson – “True Love Cast out All Evil” (feat. Okkervil River)
Pairs Well With…13th Floor Elevators, Daniel Johnston, late-era Bob Dylan
It really wasn’t until 2007’s documentary You’re Gonna Miss Me that I really got to know Roky Erickson. While I try to review artists on music alone, knowing Erickson’s achievements and significant struggles gave such light to his music that it worth a watch for any fans of rock, pop and folk music. While Erickson’s start was grounded in the psychedelic rock sounds of seminal 60s experimenters 13th Floor Elevators, the story that continued afterwards weathered his experiences that translates directly into Erickson’s songwriting. To keep things current, I want to focus on Erickson latest record, 2010’s introverted True Love Cast Out All Evil, a collaborative effort featuring OEB favorites Will Sheff & Okkervil River. Look for Erickson to feature more of his acoustic side at 35 Denton (well, unless he has other plans up his sleeve) if the trend of paring the music back to expose his soul continues into 2013.