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Old 14th February 2020, 06:50 AM
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It would appear that You Gov recently ran a poll on 'The most popular hard rock & metal music artists in the UK'

The results are surprising:

1: Led Zeppelin
  • Described by fans as: Legendary, Talented, Defines a generation, Brilliant and Influential.
  • 50% Positive opinion, 13% Negative opinion, 29% Neutral opinion, 93% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Baby Boomers - With 58% positive opinion, Led Zeppelin is more popular among Baby Boomers than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 60% positive opinion, Led Zeppelin is more popular among Men than among Women

2: The Foo Fighters
  • Described by fans as: Musically gifted, Great live, Great lyrics, Talented and Crowd pleaser
  • 47% Positive opinion, 10% Negative opinion, 29% Neutral opinion, 86% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Millennials - With 61% positive opinion, Foo Fighters is more popular among Millennials than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 51% positive opinion, Foo Fighters is more popular among Men than among Women

3: Nirvana
  • Described by fans as: Defines a generation, Great lyrics, Influential, Raw and Rebellious
  • 47% Positive opinion, 12% Negative opinion, 31% Neutral opinion, 90% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Generation X and Millennials
  • More popular with Men - With 52% positive opinion, Nirvana is more popular among Men than among Women

4: AC/DC
  • Described by fans as: Great live, Crowd pleaser, Loud, Talented and Awesome
  • 46% Positive opinion, 15% Negative opinion, 31% Neutral opinion, 92% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Generation X - With 52% positive opinion, AC/DC is more popular among Generation X than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 53% positive opinion, AC/DC is more popular among Men than among Women

5: Alice Cooper
  • Described by fans as: A great performer, Entertaining, Great live, Defines a generation and Great lyrics.
  • 43% Positive opinion, 17% Negative opinion, 30% Neutral opinion, 90% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Baby Boomers - With 53% positive opinion, Alice Cooper is more popular among Baby Boomers than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 50% positive opinion, Alice Cooper is more popular among Men than among Women


6: Thin Lizzy
  • Described by fans as: Rocking, Great lyrics, Talented, Awesome and Great live
  • 41% Positive opinion, 10% Negative opinion, 27% Neutral opinion, 78% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Baby Boomers - With 62% positive opinion, Thin Lizzy is more popular among Baby Boomers than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 46% positive opinion, Thin Lizzy is more popular among Men than among Women

7: Iron Maiden
  • Described by fans as: Great lyrics, Crowd pleaser, Influential, Heavy and A great performer
  • 41% Positive opinion, 20% Negative opinion, 30% Neutral opinion, 91% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Generation X - With 47% positive opinion, Iron Maiden is more popular among Generation X than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 46% positive opinion, Iron Maiden is more popular among Men than among Women

8: Kurt Cobain
  • Described by fans as: Defines a generation, Influential, Creative, Great lyrics and Tragic
  • 41% Positive opinion, 12% Negative opinion, 31% Neutral opinion, 83% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Generation X and Millennials
  • Slightly more popular with Men

9: Black Sabbath
  • Described by fans as: Defines a generation, Intense, Heavy, Timeless and Original
  • 39% Positive opinion, 22% Negative opinion, 28% Neutral opinion, 90% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Baby Boomers - With 46% positive opinion, Black Sabbath is more popular among Baby Boomers than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 46% positive opinion, Black Sabbath is more popular among Men than among Women

10: Ozzy Osbourne
  • Described by fans as: Rebellious, Rocking, Defines a generation, Crowd pleaser and Intense
  • 38% Positive opinion, 26% Negative opinion, 32% Neutral opinion, 96% Have heard of
  • Most popular with Generation X - With 43% positive opinion, Ozzy Osbourne is more popular among Generation X than among other age groups
  • More popular with Men - With 42% positive opinion, Ozzy Osbourne is more popular among Men than among Women

Other acts on the list are:
#11 - Deep Purple
#14 - Def Leppard
#16 - Motorhead
#17 - KISS
#18 - Metallica
#19 - Van Halen
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