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Anyone know of any well known bands past or present where the singer didn't write any of their songs or wrote maybe a couple?

just curious.
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Rush. Their drummer, Neil Peart, wrote almost all of their Lyrics.
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The Who, Pete Townshend wrote most of it, and John Entwhistle wrote a bit too. Roger only wrote a couple songs.
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not true. elvis did write his stuff.
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ozzy might of wrote a few songs for sabbath but for the most part, Geezer butler the bassist wrote most of there`lyrics
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black sabbath. tony iommi and geezer butler wrote the lyrics

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Dream Theater... the singer wrote a few songs, but not alot at all. Most are done by the drummer and guitarist, and many older songs were from the keyboardist.
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Nightwish. Tuomas wrote it all and I think Emppu helped on a couple but Tarja did none
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i think the guitarist for SOAD writes most of the stuff... i could be wrong tho
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Iron Maiden. The bassist, Steve Harris, writes almost everything. On a 10 song album he'll have sole writing credits on 8 or so songs, and the others are usually him and another band member.
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AC/DC. I know after Bon Scott died, Angus and Malcolm wrote most of the music.
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^I thought Brian wrote most of the music...?

Oh well.......The Who. It was Pete who wrote most of the lyrics. I would die to get tickets to their tour.
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God Forbid's singer doesn't do very much in the song writing process, he just sings whatever lyrics are written for him.
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off topic but i recall papa roach's bass player writing a lot of the guitar parts as well as bass on their albums. seemed a bit unusual to me
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Dream Theater... the singer wrote a few songs, but not alot at all. Most are done by the drummer and guitarist, and many older songs were from the keyboardist.


Yeah, usually Labrie will have one song with a writing credit and sometimes Myung will get one, but that's usually the limit per album from those 2.....I don't think I've ever seen a song with Rudess credited though.
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i would say slayer but im not so sure. mostly hanneman and king, their guitarists, write the lyrics. Tom doesn't write lyrics that much or at all.
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I know that the drummer from the kaiser chiefs writes all the music and lyrics...
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The bassist in iron Maiden was the brains
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in Queen everone contributed their own songs at some point (though mainly it was either by Mercury or by May)

in The Who Pete Townshend wrote most of the stuff

in Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page sometimes wrote things (or they ripped of stuff from blues artists and then later got sued)...most things are credited Page/Plant though

the Beatles.....err, everyone did a bit of everything if that counts
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WTF? why didnt anyone wrote PanterA?

dimabag wrote all of theyr stuff didnt he?
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Quote by MetzBlaze
Rush. Their drummer, Neil Peart, wrote almost all of their Lyrics.

thats the first that came to my mind.

also Pink Floyd.

when syd barret was in the band he wrote all the lyrics, but that was for one album. the other albums most of the stuff was written by Roger Waters who played bass. he did sing in a few songs, but david gilmour is the main singer.
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Actually most of Pink Floyd's stuff was written by both Waters and Gilmour. On Animals+The Wall, Roger Waters started becoming a control freak. And both Waters and Gilmour are considered Vocals for Pink Floyd. So really, the singer did write the lyrics for Pink Floyd.
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Actually most of Pink Floyd's stuff was written by both Waters and Gilmour. On Animals+The Wall, Roger Waters started becoming a control freak. And both Waters and Gilmour are considered Vocals for Pink Floyd. So really, the singer did write the lyrics for Pink Floyd.


roger didnt sing on dsm either, and he wrote all the lyrics.
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Rush and the ramones.
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Metallica's earlier lyrics sucked i thinked.
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#34
Pete (bass player) from Fall Out Boy writes their lyrics. Ryan (guitarist) writes the lyrics for Panic! At the Disco.
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Alter Bridge. Most songs on their album are written by the guitarist, Mark Tremonti.


Mark Tremonti should just be a one man band. He rocks, but Alter Bridge and Creed are the "meh".
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also if you consider lyrics, elton john's are written by bernie taupin, and a lot of grateful dead lyrics were written by Robert Hunter
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In GN'R Izzy (rythm guitar) wrote about half of the songs.
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Quote by sirpsycho85
roger didnt sing on dsm either, and he wrote all the lyrics.


he did sing on dsm
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In GN'R Izzy (rythm guitar) wrote about half of the songs.

um...no...Axl wrote and writes way more than half of the lyrics for Guns N Roses..He makes like 5% more than other GnR members because of that.
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