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Nils Wandrey

Hello everyone!

Here is a personal list of awesome musicians I'd love to collaborate with.

With some of them I already did, with some of them I will soon, and with the rest I probably won't ever, but they're still awesome! In alphabetical order:

 

Bryan Adams (website)

We all know his hits, we all know his voice, we all know why he is as famous as he is!

 

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

As Dookie came out, Green Day took over my CD player for a long time! Everything they did after their smash hit album „American Idiot“ is even better!

 

Travis Barker (Blink 182)

To me, he is the guy who makes Blink interesting. Whatever song he records for other artists...booom!

 

Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)

Incredible sounds he does with his voice! Also Linkin Park re-invent themselves from album to album. A band I will always stick with. Awesome!

 

Felix Bohnke (Edguy, Avantasia)

To me, one of the greatest, most underrated drummers out there! Awesome down to earth guy with a great personality and good sound!

 

Jon Bon Jovi (Bon Jovi)

For some weird reason people keep requesting Bon Jovi songs from me. I can't sing them like he does!

 

John Corabi (website)

Awesome voice, great guitar player! I first heard of him when he replaced Vince Neil on „Mötley Crüe“. He made it a great rock record!

 

Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe)

Awesome voice! He seems to have vocal chords made of steel! Check out UKJ „Menace to Sobriety“. It became one of my most played records over the years.

 

Johnny Depp (website)

Not only one of my fave actors, but also a good musician! He delivers more feel with his voice than most pro singers do.

 

Marko DeSantis (Sugarcult)

I guess this guy lives for music. He seems to be a walking rock n roll dictionary! Great guitarist!

 

Tobias „Eggi“ Exxel (Edguy)

Eggi is THE bass player!!!

 

Dave Fortman (Ugly Kid Joe)

Ugly Kid Joe must have been one of my top 3 most played bands growing up! And they're still great!

 

Lady Gaga (website)

Living art. Seems to do what she wants to do. great! Awesome live singer BTW.

 

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Ex-Nirvana)

Watch Foo Fighters „Back and Forth“! Legend! Also great keynote speech!

 

Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big)

Awesome playing, awesome innovative ideas, awesome in Mr. Big, awesome and funny as a solo artist!

 

Natalie Imbruglia (website)

Seriously! Check out her albums „White Lillies Island“ and „Counting down the Days“. There is not one song on each that I don't like!

 

Matthias Jabs (Scorpions)

Beautiful guitar playing. intense shredding skill (not only 3 note per string noodles) and beautiful leads that fit the song. Great sound! Great guy! Great shop!

 

Marta Jandova (Die Happy)

To me, the best female singer in rock n roll! Period!

 

Elton John (website)

Tell Elton to call me!!

 

Daniel Johns (Silverchair)

He must be somewhat between crazy genious and fragile soul. He wrote, played and sang a lot of songs I'll always listen to. Check out the album „Diorama“. I guess I know every note on that record.

 

Jens Ludwig (Edguy)

Great straight forward guitar player. Very good playing, very good ideas, very good tone and musical understanding!

 

James Kottak (Scorpions, Kottak)

man... that guy did so much for me! Due to his playing and refreshing the Scorps I got interested in drums. He also taught me that it's the player that makes the sound, not necessarily the kit or skins...Happy and grateful to call him my friend.

 

Chad Kroeger (Nickelback)

I don't know why a lot of rock and hard rock guys make fun of Nickelback?! They're great players, they pull a huge rock n roll show, sold out everywhere, they have great songs, they have awesome sound (compare all rock cds you own a/b with any of their albums!) Chad, big, raspy voice! Seems flawless... I don't get those haters... must be penis envy...

 

Avril Lavigne (website)

The hottie who seems to be 17 forever! She had her comeback to me with her latest album! It does sound a bit like Nickelback I have to admit, but it's Avril and she has some awesome songs on it! Check out her singing and the story behind „I give you what you like“.

 

Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe)

I love it when people have their own way of drumming. Badass! Also great singer and songwriter! Check out „Tommyland – The Ride

 

Jared Leto (30 Seconds to Mars)

Jared seems to live art, wether it be as an actor or a musician. Check out the documentary „Artifact“, available on itunes. It was planned to be about their production and writing for „This is War“, but it turned into something else, when EMI sued them for 30 million dollars.

 

Steve Lukather (Toto)

We were lucky to open for Toto and drink later with them! Great guy, great guitar player and great singer!

 

Ray Luzier (Korn)

What a technical versile drummer, who is also able to hit hard! Actually watching this guy makes me sad when I think of the music scene over here in my home town... where are those guys hiding?!

 

Eric Martin (Mr. Big)

The voice! Eric should be charted as one of the top 5 male singers on this planet. Very unique sounding. He sounds pretty black for a white rock n roll singer. Go and check out the Mr Big albums „Lean into it“ and „Hey Man“. If you don't know them, you MUST!

 

Bert McCracken (The Used)

I own every album after their brilliant „Lies for the Liars“. They're all great! Production and song wise.

 

Klaus Meine (Scorpions)

To me THE rock singer out there! Period! If you listen to Iron Maiden stuff, you'll notice that Bruce goes up high with mix and head voice. Klaus did it all in chest voice and sounded awesome! Too many great songs and melodies to mention here! Legend!

 

James Michael (Sixx A.M., website)

Great producer, writer and singer! He can be a one man band and kicks most 5 piece band's asses if he wants to. Check out Sixx A.M. „The Herion Diaries“ and „This is gonna Hurt“.

 

Steve Moore (The Mad Drummer)

Incredible talent, awesome guy and great player! Steve kind of achieved the impossible: no matter what age or what kind of music they're into, he makes people, who watch him play, smile! Not because of simple goofing around, but he plays high level quality and throws incredibly difficult, seemingly crazy stick and body acrobatics in. This goofy drummer IS at the wrong gig!!!

 

Tim Pagnotta (Sugarcult)

Someone from the States who knew my musical taste told me to check out a band called Sugarcult, which was years ago. She thought I might like them, and she was right! Check out „Start Static“ and „Palm trees and power lines“!

 

Joe Perry (Aerosmith)

Very unique style and sounds. Legend.

 

Katy Perry (website)

DUH!!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnzrZ9n4EFQ

 

Linda Perry (4 Non Bondes)

Not only front woman of a great one hit wonder band, but also responsible for a lot of hits she wrote for other artists. Songs you all know!

 

Pink (website)

Great voice, great show, great songs, great musicians! Way better than the Katy live musicians. Hmm... maybe I wrote the wrong girl a song... HA! Katy Perry also never replied... I should have known... P.s. Pink 1 Katy 0

 

Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum)

I really enjoy everything from „Grave Dancers Union“ until now! Dave is able to tell stories through his songs like no one else! Also great melodies and playing!

Bob who?! It's Dave Pirner for me!

 

Jordan Pundik (New Found Glory)

They had me ever since „Stick and Stones“! Saw them in Hamburg Logo once and two years after that in a big hall opening for Green Day! Tons of great songs and great energy!

 

Francis Ruiz (40 Cycle Hum, Kottak)

I wish Francis lived in Germany! Awesome drummer, great guy and friend! One day I'll make him move here... he even played for Motörhead and C.C. DeVille.

 

John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls)

Who doesn't know „Iris“ or „Acoustic #3“... Their new album „Magnetic“ is incredible. Album wise, the best so far, if you ask me!

 

Richie Samborra (website)

Tell Richie to call me back!!!

 

Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia)

Awesome singer, frontman, songwriter! He made it without kissing ass and deserves it!

 

Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions)

A legend who invented a rock legend and kept it going with incredible power, strength and love! Apart from being a great song writer, he's also a very spiritual and positive soul in this crazy universe. The Scorpions achieved more than 5 bands could in a livetime. Check out Rudolf's Book „Rock Your Life“ which is not so much about the Scorpions, but about finding the way to happiness and success with doing things you love.

 

Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)

It looks so easy... it sounds so great... only he can do it...

 

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx A.M.)

If you like the Crüe, I don't need to speak any further... if not, read „The Dirt“ and love them!

 

Slash (Slash, Velvet Revolver, Guns 'n' Roses)

I saw him in Bremen not too long ago! A true rock n roll hero!

 

Brent Smith (Shinedown)

Listen to „I Dare You“. Enough said! First song I ever heard of them, blew me away, fan ever since!

 

Scott Stapp (Creed)

When it comes to the debate Creed or Alter Bridge. I say Creed! I like Scott's voice and raw energy. On the album „Weathered“ there are a bunch of amazing songs. Check it out!

 

Corey Taylor (Stonesour, Slipknot)

Although I do own Slipknot records, Corey Taylor really won me over with Stonesour!

 

Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)

Legend, perfectionist, full blood musician. I spent a million hours listening to their „Big Ones“.

 

Austin Winkler (Hinder)

Awesome rock voice! I can't even pick a favorite album! I guess it is „All American Nightmare“ check it out now! BTW Hinder without Austin? How is that supposed to happen?

 

Hayley Williams (Paramore)

Their new album is the best! I liked them before, but they won me over with that one and the last tour! If you know Hayley, tell her to contact me!

 

Ray Wilson (website)

Anyone remember the Levis commercial? „Inside“ great song! Haunting voice.

Check out Ray's latest solo album „Chasing Rainbows“.

 

 

If I forgot you please feel free to add yourself below!
Also, if you want me to check out your personal heroes, let me know who they are. Cheers and happy "stalking"!

Comments

2015-09-09 03:53:50 - Traci Halpin
I was very happy to see John Rzeznik on there. Acoustic 3 is so good, and most people juse think of iris when they hear goo goo dolls. My favorites are cuz your gone/1000 words, hate this place, dizzy, long way down, can't let it go, bulletproof angel, and many more. I've seen them about 10 times and I went backstage and met johnny. He was so gracious and I just kept rambling. I got a nice picture of us. I like your music and you look the part. My favorite Scorpions song is No one like you. Keep rocking and living the dream!
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