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Selected by Piero Scaruffi

My book "A History of Rock and Dance Music 1951-2008"

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Singer songwriters
Male singers
Female singers
Bass players
String/wind players


Band Midnighters
Male Singer Little Richard
Female Singer Lavern Baker
Guitar Link Wray
Keyboards Fats Domino
Drums/Bass Earl Palmer
String/Wind Lee Allen
Composer Bo Diddley


Band Blue Chaps
Male Singer Howling Wolf
Female Singer Etta James
Guitar Johnny Guitar Watson
Keyboards Johnnie Johnson (Chuck Berry)
Drums/Bass Willie Dixon
String/Wind Junior Parker
Composer Dave Bartholomew


Band Crickets
Male Singer Elvis Presley
Female Singer Big Mama Thornton
Guitar Chuck Berry
Keyboards Jerry Lee Lewis
Drums/Bass Jerry Allison (Crickets)
String/Wind Alvin Tyler (sax for Little Richard)
Composer Buddy Holly


Band Coasters
Male Singer Eddie Cochran
Female Singer Ruth Brown
Guitar B.B. King
Keyboards Huey Smith
Drums/Bass Hal Blaine (drums)
String/Wind Chuck Rio (Champs)
Composer Chuck Berry


Band Drifters
Male Singer Ray Charles
Female Singer Joan Baez
Guitar Duan Eddy
Keyboards Dave Cortez
Drums/Bass Preston Epps
String/Wind Johnny Paris
Composer Curtis Mayfield


Band Ventures
Male Singer Hank Ballard
Female Singer Brenda Lee
Guitar Hank Marvin (Shadows)
Keyboards Allen Toussaint
Drums/Bass Sandy Nelson
String/Wind King Curtis
Composer Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller


Band Johnny Kidd & Pirates
Male Singer Roy Orbison
Female Singer Wanda Jackson
Guitar Jimmy Reed
Keyboards Max Crook (Del Shannon)
Drums/Bass [X]
String/Wind Doug Kershaw
Composer Berry Gordy


Band Beatles
Male Singer Frankie Valli
Female Singer Darlene Love (Crystals)
Guitar Steve Cropper (Mar Keys)
Keyboards Booker T. Jones
Drums/Bass Al Jackson (MG's)
String/Wind Steve Douglas (sax)
Composer Phil Spector


Band Beach Boys
Male Singer Bob Dylan
Female Singer Martha Reeves
Guitar Tony Andreason (Trashmen)
Keyboards Laverne Jackson (Tornadoes)
Drums/Bass Ron Wilson (Surfaris)
String/Wind Maceo Parker
Composer Bob Dylan


Band Animals
Male Singer Eric Burdon
Female Singer Mary Weiss (Shangri-las)
Guitar Keith Richards
Keyboards Alan Price
Drums/Bass Charlie Watts
String/Wind Rob Lind (Sonics)
Composer John Lennon


Band Rolling Stones
Male Singer Roger Daltrey
Female Singer Diana Ross
Guitar Sandy Bull
Keyboards Al Kooper
Drums/Bass Keith Moon
String/Wind Pete Stampfel
Composer Ray Davies


Band Velvet Underground
Male Singer Mick Jagger
Female Singer Laura Nyro
Guitar Eric Clapton
Keyboards Nicky Hopkins
Drums/Bass Maureen Tucker
String/Wind John Mayall
Composer Frank Zappa


Band Doors
Male Singer Jim Morrison
Female Singer Aretha Franklin
Guitar Jimi Hendrix
Keyboards Ray Manzarek (Doors)
Drums/Bass Spencer Dryden
String/Wind John Cale
Composer Lou Reed


Band Grateful Dead
Male Singer Roger Chapman (Family)
Female Singer Pattie Santos (It's A Beautiful Day)
Guitar Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead)
Keyboards Ron Pigpen (Grateful Dead)
Drums/Bass Jack Casady
String/Wind David LaFlamme
Composer Jim Morrison


Band Jefferson Airplane
Male Singer Captain Beefheart
Female Singer Grace Slick
Guitar Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
Keyboards Richard Wright (Pink Floyd)
Drums/Bass Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
String/Wind Rick Grech
Composer Captain Beefheart


Band Soft Machine
Male Singer Tim Buckley
Female Singer Janis Joplin
Guitar Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac)
Keyboards Ian Underwood (Frank Zappa)
Drums/Bass Jaki Liebezeit (Can)
String/Wind Ian Anderson
Composer Robert Wyatt


Band Jefferson Starship
Male Singer Lou Reed
Female Singer Nico
Guitar Duane Allman
Keyboards Keith Emerson
Drums/Bass John Bonham
String/Wind Paul Minns (Third Ear Band)
Composer Syd Barrett


Band Roxy Music
Male Singer David Bowie
Female Singer Joni Mitchell
Guitar Lowell George (Little Feat)
Keyboards Klaus Schulze
Bass Colin Hodgkinson
Drums John Twink
String/Wind Nik Turner (Hawkwind)
Composer Neil Young


Band Gong
Male Singer Robert Plant
Female Singer Gilly Smyth
Guitar Robert Fripp
Keyboards Holger Czukay
Drums/Bass Jack Bruce
String/Wind Didier Malherbe
Composer Mike Oldfield


Band Henry Cow
Male Singer Robert Wyatt
Female Singer Phoebe Snow
Guitar Jeff Beck
Keyboards Brian Eno
Drums/Bass Ainsley Dunbar
String/Wind Andy McKay
Composer Brian Eno


Band Television
Male Singer Van Morrison
Female Singer Dagmar Krause (Art Bears)
Guitar Fred Frith
Keyboards Florian Fricke (Popol Vuh)
Drums/Bass Johnny Nolan
String/Wind Simon House
Composer Roger Waters


Band Pere Ubu
Male Singer David Thomas (Pere Ubu)
Female Singer Patti Smith
Guitar Peter Laughner (Pere Ubu)
Keyboards Allen Ravenstine (Pere Ubu)
Drums/Bass Scott Krauss (Pere Ubu)
String/Wind Lol Coxhill
Composer Hardy Fox (Residents)


Band Sex Pistols
Male Singer Johnny Lydon (Sex Pistols)
Female Singer Stevie Nicks
Guitar Tom Verlaine
Keyboards Martin Rev (Suicide)
Drums/Bass Chris Frantz
String/Wind Magic Dick (J.GeilsBand)
Composer Tom Petty


Band Talking Heads
Male Singer Alan Vega
Female Singer Siouxsie Sioux
Guitar Mick Jones
Keyboards Eddie Jobson (Roxy Music)
Drums/Bass Bill Bruford
String/Wind Billy Currie (Ultravox)
Composer David Byrne (Talking Heads)


Band Pop Group
Male Singer Mark Stewart (Pop Group)
Female Singer Lydia Lunch
Guitar Eddie VanHalen
Keyboards Adele Bertei (Contortions)
Bass Paul Simonon (Clash)
Drums Jim Keltner (Ry Cooder and many others)
String/Wind James Chance (Contortions)
Composer Tom Waits


Band Residents
Male Singer Joe Strummer (Clash)
Female Singer Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)
Guitar Robert Quine
Keyboards Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads, 1977-80)
Bass Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads)
Drums Stomu Yamashta
String/Wind Peter Gordon
Composer Bruce Springsteen


Band Rip Rig And Panic
Male Singer Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)
Female Singer Exene Cervenka (X)
Guitar Arto Lindsay
Keyboards Mark Springer (Rip Rig Panic)
Bass Bill Laswell
Drums Fred Maher (Material)
String/Wind Gareth Sager (Rip Rig Panic)
Composer Bill Laswell


Band Replacements
Male Singer Prince
Female Singer Kate Pierson (B52's)
Guitar Jody Harris (Raybeats)
Keyboards Seth Justman (J.Geils Band)
Bass Jah Wobble (Public Image Ltd)
Drums Jim Sclavunos (Lydia Lunch, Sonic Youth)
String/Wind Bleine Reiniger (Tuxedomoon)
Composer Stephen Tunney (Dogbowl)


Band Butthole Surfers
Male Singer Jeffrey Lee Pierce (Gun Club)
Female Singer Kate Bush
Guitar Adrian Belew
Keyboards Chris Cacavas (Green On Red)
Bass Kendra Smith (Dream Syndicate)
Drums Chris Cutler (Art Bears)
String/Wind Lindsay Cooper
Composer Jane Siberry


Band Sonic Youth
Male Singer Dennes Boon (Minutemen)
Female Singer Madonna
Guitar Greg Ginn (Black Flag)
Keyboards Greg Hawkes (Cars)
Bass Mike Watt (Minutemen)
Drums Neil Peart (Rush)
String/Wind John Lurie (Lounge Lizards)
Composer Paul Westerberg (Replacements)


Band Husker DU
Male Singer Michael Stipe (REM)
Female Singer Elizabeth Frazer (Cocteau Twins)
Guitar Dave Alvin
Keyboards Jeff Conolly (Lyres)
Bass David Sims (Scratch Acid, Rapeman, Jesus Lizard)
Drums King Coffey (Butthole Surfers)
String/Wind Simon Jeffes (Penguin Cafe` Orchestra)
Composer Mike Gira (Swans)


Band REM
Male Singer Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
Female Singer Hope Nicholls (Fetchin Bone)
Guitar Peter Buck (REM)
Keyboards Erik Lindgren (Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic)
Bass Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)
Drums Anton Fier (Feelies, Golden Palominos)
String/Wind Jonathan Segel (Camper VanBeethoven)
Composer Steve Albini (Big Black, Rapeman)


Band Swans
Male Singer John Brannon (Laughing Hyenas)
Female Singer Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance)
Guitar Joe Baiza (Saccharine Trust, Universal Congress)
Keyboards David Sylvian
Bass Gabriel Katz (Blind Idiot God)
Drums Dale Crover (Melvins)
String/Wind Eric Ungar (Alter Natives)
Composer Bob Mould (Husker Du)


Band Talk Talk
Male Singer Henry Rollins
Female Singer Thalia Zedek (Live Skull)
Guitar Blixa Bargeld (Einsturzende Neubaten)
Keyboards Roddy Bottum (Faith No More)
Bass Kim Deal (Pixies)
Drums Ted Epstein (Blind Idiot God)
String/Wind Steve Moss (Universal Congress)
Composer Stuart Gray (Lubricated Goat)


Band Flaming Lips
Male Singer Axl Rose (Guns And Roses)
Female Singer Sinead O'Connor
Guitar David Grubbs (Squirrel Bait, Bastro, Gastr Del Sol)
Keyboards Keith Leblanc (Tackhead)
Bass Juliana Hatfield (Blake Babies)
Drums Rey Waysham (Scratch Aid, Rapeman, Jesus Lizard)
String/Wind Christopher Tunney (Dogbowl)
Composer Jim Steinman (Meat Loaf, Pandora's Box)


Band Royal Trux
Male Singer Nick Cave
Female Singer Enya
Guitar Brian McMahan (Squirrel Bait, Slint)
Keyboards Page McConnell (Phish)
Bass Ethan Buckler (Slint)
Drums Britt Walford (Slint)
String/Wind Ken Field (Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic)
Composer Nick Cave


Band Slint
Male Singer Guy Picciotto (Fugazi)
Female Singer Courtney Love (Hole)
Guitar Kirk Hammet (Metallica)
Keyboards Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
Bass Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Drums John McEntire (Bastro, Seam, Tortoise)
String/Wind Lisa Germano
Composer Foetus


Band Ministry
Male Singer Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Female Singer Kat Bjelland (Babes In Toyland)
Guitar Keiji Haino
Keyboards Scott Ayers (Pain Teens)
Bass Chris Novoselic (Nirvana)
Drums Vincent Signorelli (Swans)
String/Wind Kevin Martin (God)
Composer Kramer


Band Nirvana
Male Singer Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Female Singer Mia Zapata (Gits)
Guitar Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard)
Keyboards Eli Janney (Girls Against Boys)
Bass Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys)
Drums Dave Grohl (Scream, Nirvana)
String/Wind QBert (Invisibl Skratch Piklz)
Composer Trey Anastasio (Phish)


Band Jesus Lizard
Male Singer Tod Ashley (Cop Shoot Cop)
Female Singer Delores O'Riordan (Cranberries)
Guitar Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
Keyboards Katharine Gifford (Stereolab)
Bass Les Claypool (Primus)
Drums Stanley Demeski (Feelies, Luna)
String/Wind Jane Scarpantoni
Composer Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Lisa Germano


Band Morphine
Male Singer Alain Jourgensen (Ministry)
Female Singer Bjork
Guitar Andy Hawkins (Blind Idiot God)
Keyboards Michael Van Portfleet (Lycia)
Bass Mark Sandman (Morphine)
Drums Jim Kimball (Laughing Hyenas, Mule)
String/Wind Dana Colley (Morphine)
Composer Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux)


Band Mercury Rev
Male Singer Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
Female Singer Jane Jarboe (Swans)
Guitar Doug Martsch (Built To Spill)
Keyboards Robin Amos (Cul De Sac)
Bass Fred Erskine (June Of 44)
Drums Rick Brown (Fish And Roses, Run On)
String/Wind Brandan Bell (Bugskull)
Composer Jon Spencer


Band Shellac
Male Singer Michael Patton (Faith No More)
Female Singer Beth Gibbons (Portishead)
Guitar Alan Licht (Run On)
Keyboards Tim Taylor (Brainiac)
Bass Doug McCombs (Eleventh Dream Day, Tortoise)
Drums Brad Elrod (Today Is The Day)
String/Wind Warren Ellis (Dirty Three)
Composer Sam Rosenthal (Black Tape For A Blue Girl)


Band Tortoise
Male Singer Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees)
Female Singer Polly Harvey
Guitar Jeff Parker (Tortoise)
Keyboards John Herndon (Tortoise)
Bass Tony Levin (King Crimson)
Drums Damon Che Fitzgerald (Don Caballero)
String/Wind David Oumet (Motherhead Bug, Cop Shoot Cop, Firewater, Sulfur)
Composer Beck


Band Bardo Pond
Male Singer Eugene Robinson (Oxbow)
Female Singer Tori Amos
Guitar Ian Williams (Don Caballero, Storm & Stress)
Keyboards Mark Degli Antoni (Soul Coughing)
Bass Melvin Gibbs (Rollins Band, Arto Lindsay)
Drums Yuval Gabay (Soul Coughing, Firewater)
String/Wind Amy Denio (sax, accordion)
Composer Daniel Vahnke (Vampire Rodents)


Band Spring Heel Jack
Male Singer Al Johnson (US Maple)
Female Singer Anneli Drecker (Bel Canto)
Guitar Roy Montgomery (Dissolve, Hash Jar Tempo)
Keyboards Mika Vainio (Pan sonic)
Bass Matt Freeman (Rancid)
Drums Doug Scharin (Codeine, June Of 44)
String/wind Louise Elliott (Laika)
Composer Brad Laner (Savage Republic, Medicine, Electric Company)


Band Fugazi
Male Singer Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse)
Female Singer Natacha Atlas (Transglobal Underground)
Guitar John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
Keyboards Walter Martin (Jonathan Fire Eater, Walkmen)
Bass Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu (Korn)
Drums Toby Dammit
String/wind Fred Lonberg-Holm (Terminal 4, Boxhead)
Composer Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble)


Band Animal Collective
Male Singer Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu)
Female Singer Hope Sandoval
Guitar Scott Tuma (Souled American)
Keyboards Ben Wolcott (To Live and Shave in LA)
Bass Ryan Hembrey (Boxhead Ensemble)
Drums Yoshimi Yokota (Boredoms)
String/wind Arrington DeDionyso (Old Time Relijun)
Composer Squarepusher


Band Xiu Xiu
Male Singer Alan Dubins (Khanate)
Female Singer Azita Youssefi (Scissor Girls)
Guitar Carl Hultgren (Windy & Carl)
Keyboards Noel Harmonson (Comets on Fire)
Bass Sasha Frere-Jones (Ui)
Drums Glenn Kotche (Wilco, Loose Fur)
String/wind Miss Murgatroid (accordion)
Composer Rufus Wainwright


Band Fiery Furnaces
Male Singer Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes)
Female Singer Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces)
Guitar Jack Rose (Pelt)
Keyboards Anthony Gonzalez (M83)
Bass Fred Chalenor (Caveman Shoestore)
Drums Rey Washam (Scratch Acid, Rapeman, Ministry)
String/wind Adam Pierce (Dylan Group, vibraphone)
Composer Masaki Batoh (Ghost)


Band Black Dice
Male Singer Serj Tankian (System Of A Down)
Female Singer Karen Lee Orzelek (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Guitar Tom Carter (Charalambides)
Keyboards Sasha Bell (Ladybug Transistor)
Bass Brian Gibson (Lightning Bolt)
Drums Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater),
String/wind Hiromichi Sakamoto (Ghost, vlc)
Composer Sufjan Stevens


Band Arcade Fire
Male Singer Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio)
Female Singer Neko Case
Guitar Josh Homme (Kyuss)
Keyboards Chris Abrahams (Necks)
Bass Ryan Hembrey (Boxhead Ensemble)
Drums Josh Blair (Orthrelm, (Supersystem)
String/wind Kazuo Ogino (Ghost, fl)
Composer Otomo Yoshihide (Ground Zero)


Band Mars Volta
Male Singer Johnny Whitney (Blood Brothers)
Female Singer Joanna Newsom
Guitar Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan)
Keyboards David-Andrew Sitek (TV On The Radio)
Bass Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))) )
Drums Chris Corsano (Six Organs Of Admittance)
String/wind Carla Kihlstedt (Tin Hat Trio, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum)
Composer Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Final, Jesu)


Band Khanate
Male Singer Damian Abraham (Fucked Up)
Female Singer Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls)
Guitar Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (Mars Volta)
Keyboards Hiroshi Higashi (Acid Mothers Temple)
Bass Liam Wilson (Dillinger Escape Plan)
Drums Zach Hill (Hella)
String/wind Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core)
Composer Panda Bear (Animal Collective)


Band Acid Mothers Temple
Male Singer Antony Hegarty
Female Singer Alison Mosshart (Kills)
Guitar Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple)
Keyboards Erik Engstrom (Horse the Band)
Bass Justin Chancellor (Tool)
Drums Kid Millions (Oneida)
String/wind Andrew Bird
Composer Dan Deacon


Band Titus Andronicus
Male Singer Daniel Martin-McCormick (Black Eyes, Mi Ami)
Female Singer Anna Homler
Guitar Li Jianhong
Keyboards Ian Adams (Ponys)
Bass Chris Wolstenholme (Muse)
Drums Blake Fleming (Laddio Bolocko)
String/wind Paul Metzger (banjo)
Composer Elegi


Band Fucked Up
Male Singer Peter Silberman (Antlers)
Female Singer Trish Keenan (Broadcast)
Guitar Mick Barr (Orthrelm)
Keyboards Stefan Nemeth (Radian)
Bass Al Cisneros (Sleep)
Drums Brann Dailor (Mastodon, Today Is The Day),
String/wind Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5)
Composer Maurice DeJong (Gnaw Their Tongues)


Band Godspeed You Black Emperor
Male Singer Daniel Higgs (Lungfish)
Female Singer Fiona Apple
Guitar Matthew Bower (Skullflower)
Keyboards Tom Rogerson (Three Trapped Tigers)
Bass James Huggett (Combat Astronomy)
Drums Kevin Shea (Storm & Stress)
String/wind Eyvind Kang
Composer Julia Holter


Band Peste Noire
Male Singer Stefan Burnett (Death Grips)
Female Singer Jenny Hval
Guitar Raoul Bjorkenheim (Scorch Trio)
Keyboards Sean Canty (Demdike Stare)
Bass Craig Williamson (Datura, Lamp OF Universe)
Drums Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
String/wind Hildur Gudnadottir (cello)
Composer Bobby Krlic (Haxan Cloak)


Band Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura
Male Singer Doug Moore (Pyrrhon)
Female Singer Margaret Chardiet (Pharmakon)
Guitar Dylan DiLella (Pyrrhon)
Keyboards Ian Magee (Nice Face)
Bass Ayse Hassan (Savages)
Drums Ches Smith (Xiu Xiu)
String/wind Sam Shalabi (oud)
Composer Olof Dreijer (Knife)


Band Ulcerate
Male Singer James Blake
Female Singer Xandra Metcalfe (Uboa)
Guitar Mike Haliechuk (Fucked Up)
Keyboards Steve Moore (Zombi)
Bass Massimo Pupillo (Zu)
Drums Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins)
String/wind David McLean (Gnod)
Composer Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare)


Band Gnod
Male Singer Chino Moreno (Deftones)
Female Singer Julianna Barwick
Guitar Mike Polizze (Purling Hiss)
Keyboards James Spence (Rolo Tomassi)
Bass Leah Buckareff (Nadja)
Drums Jamie Saint-Merat (Ulcerate)
String/wind Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire, violin)
Composer Impossible Nothing


Band Stabscotch
Male Singer Tyler Blensdorf (Stabscotch)
Female Singer Liz Harris (Grouper)
Guitar Jessica Jalbert (Faith Healer)
Keyboards Etsuo Nagura (Endon)
Bass Jussi Lehthisalo (Circle)
Drums Laurel Halo (drum programming)
String/wind Sophie Trudeau (violin, Godspeed You Black Emperor)
Composer Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You Black Emperor)


Band Circle
Male Singer Archy Marshall (King Krule)
Female Singer Claire Boucher (Grimes)
Guitar Janne Westerlund (Circle)
Keyboards Anja Plaschg (Soap and Skin)
Bass Andrew Mortense (Kurushimi)
Drums Des Kensel (High On Fire)
String/wind Julia Kent (cello)
Composer Cecile "Colleen" Schott


Band Endon
Male Singer Nick Shellenberger (Cleric)
Female Singer Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota)
Guitar Che Chen (75 Dollar Bill)
Keyboards Anna Von Hausswolff
Bass Brian Cook (Russian Circles)
Drums Jim White (Dirty 3),
String/wind Petra Haden (That Dog and many others),
Composer Kieran Hebden (Four Tet)


Band La Novia
Male Singer Serpentwithfeet (Josiah Wise)
Female Singer Lorde
Guitar Michael Hoggard (Ulcerate)
Keyboards Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso)
Bass Jeroen Thesseling (Obscura),
Drums Lev Weinstein (Krallice)
String/wind Yann Gourdon (La Novia), hurdy gurdy
Composer Nicolas Jaar


Band Squid
Male Singer Pierce Jordan (Soul Glo)
Female Singer Ashanti Mutinta Backxwash
Guitar Pedram Valiani (Sectioned),
Keyboards Emma Newell (Government)
Bass John Myung (Dream Theater),
Drums Phil Elverun (Microphones)
String/wind Angel Bat Dawid (clarinet, Black Monument Ensemble)
Composer Luwayne Glass ( Dreamcrusher)


Band Soul Glo
Male Singer Ollie Judge (Squid)
Female Singer Virginia Quaranta ( Bebawinigi),
Guitar Mdou Moctar
Keyboards Lucrecia Dalt
Bass Colin Marston (Krallice)
Drums Tony Buck (Necks)
String/wind James Johnson (violin, Ashenspire)
Composer JpegMafia

Candidates for 2023

Band Government
Male Singer Mike Hadreas (Perfume Genius), Adam Granduciel (War on Drugs), Maynard James Keenan (Tool), Cedric Bixler-Zavala (Mars Volta), Ade Blackburn (Clinic), Luke Jenner (Rapture), Ollie Browne (Art Of Fighting )
Female Singer +Xenia Rubinos, Celeste (Waite), Kate Smith (Bonnacons of Doom), Billie Eilish, +Courtney Swain (Bent Knee), Annie Clarke (St Vincent), Chan Marshall (Cat Power), +Amber Goers (Troller) +Kurenai (Suishou No Fune), Eva Spence (Rolo Tomassi), Marina Vello (Go Team), Liz Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance), Rachael Yamagata, Muffin Spencere (Brassy)
Guitar Abigail Zachko, Filippo Ferazzoli (Urok), Kerry McCoy (Deafheaven), Isaiah Mitchell ( Earthless, Golden Void), Glenn Jones (Cul De Sac),
Keyboards Matt Stephenson (Machine Girl), Lea Cho (Blues Control), Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls), Dan Friel (Parts and Labor),
Bass Wyatt Shears (The Garden),
Drums +Peter Negroponte (Guerilla Toss), +Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant), Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers) Max Hallett (Comet is Coming) Adam Faulkner (Girl Band), Danny Carey (Tool), Anne-Marie Vassiliou (White Lung) Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt), Blake Anderson (Vektor), Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear), Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien), Martin Brandlmayr (Radian), Jayson Gerycz (Cloud Nothings), Bryan Devendorf (National), Chris Wilson (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists), Joe Easley (The Dismemberment Plan), Jim Redd (Tarentel), Joey Jordison (Slipknot), Sean Dixon (Zammuto), Damon Palermo (Mi Ami), Chris Hrasky (Explosions In The Sky), Thomas Fuglesang ( Gum Takes Tooth ), Jonah Falco (Fucked Up), George Barnett (These New Puritans), Paul Banwatt (Rural Alberta Advantage), Michael Lerner (Antlers), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon), Allen Blickle (Baroness), Sean Wilke (Mass Shivers), Josh Block (White Denim), Ikuro Takahashi (Fushitsusha), Brann Dailor (Mastodon), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Danny Seim (Menomena), Mark Gajadhar (Blood Brothers) Larry Mullins (Toby Dammit), Nate Kinsella (Joan Of Arc), Steve Stapleton (Terminals), Adam Willard (Rocket From The Crypt), Sara Lund (Unwound), Russell Simins (Jon Spencer), Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt), Mary Gatlin (Kickstart)
String/wind Dienne Bogaerts (oboe), +Karolina Mlodecka (violin, Forgas Band Phenomena), Jeremy Barnes (A Hawk And A Hacksaw, accordion), Terry Edwards (Gallon Drunk), Charles Bennington (New Wet Kojak, sax), Darby Cicci (Antlers)
Composer Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Lil Ugly Mane, +Sadaf, +Leyland Kirby (Caretaker), Jlin (Jerrilynn Patton) Jlin , Julia Wolfe (Bang On A Can All-Stars), Tim Rutili (Califone), Brent Knopf (Menomena), Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth), Dan Snaith (Caribou), Mark Everett (Eels), Elisabeth Esselink (Solex) Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse), Shugo Tokumaru , Ian Parton (Go Team),