Iron Chariots Wiki:Requested pages/List of nontheists (music)
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- Larry Adler (1914–2001): American musician, widely acknowledged as one of the world's most skilled harmonica players.
- Roy Bailey (1935–): British socialist folk singer.
- Matthew Bellamy (1978–): British guitarist, pianist and vocalist with Muse.
- Björk (1965–): Icelandic singer/song writer, composer and producer.
- David Bowie (1947–): English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer, active in five decades of rock music and frequently reinventing his music and image, and regarded as an influential innovator, particularly for his work through the 1970s.
- Isaac Brock (1975–): American singer, guitarist, banjoist, and songwriter for the indie rock band Modest Mouse.
- Geoffrey Burgon (1941–): British composer notable for his television and film themes.
- Henry Burstow (1826–1916): English shoemaker, singer and bellringer from Horsham, Sussex, best known for his vast repertoire of songs, many of which were collected in the folksong revival of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
- Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924): Italian composer, pianist, teacher of piano and composition, and conductor.
- Vic Chesnutt (1964–): American singer-songwriter.
- Eddie Collins (AKA Greydon Square) (19??–): American hip hop artist.
- Wayne Coyne (1961–): American lead singer, guitarist, and principal songwriter for the band The Flaming Lips.
- Justin Currie (1964–): Scottish singer and songwriter, best known as a founder member of Del Amitri.
- Frederick Delius CH (1862–1934): Noted English composer.
- Ian "Dicko" Dickson (1963–): English-born music industry and television personality in Australia, best known as a judge on the television shows Australian Idol and The Next Great American Band.
- Ani DiFranco (1970–): Singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
- Beth Ditto (1981–): American vocalist with the band Gossip.
- Brian Eno (1948–): English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer, known as the father of modern ambient music.
- Fenriz (1971–): Norwegian drummer and lyricist for the two-piece black metal band Darkthrone.
- Liam Gallagher, (1972–): Lead singer for Oasis, younger brother of Noel Gallagher.
- Noel Gallagher, (1967–): Lead guitarist for Oasis, older brother of Liam Gallagher.
- Bob Geldof, (1951–): Irish singer/songwriter, organized the Live Aid and Live 8 charity concerts.
- David Gilmour CBE (1946–): English guitarist and vocalist with Pink Floyd.
- Dave Godin (1936–2004): English champion of African-American music who coined the term 'Northern soul'.
- Greg Graffin (1964–): Lead singer of the punk rock band Bad Religion. Received his zoology PhD with the thesis Monism, Atheism and the Naturalist Worldview: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology.
- Kathleen Hanna (1968–): Lead singer of Le Tigre.
- Roy Harper (1941–): English rock / folk singer-songwriter and guitarist, known for his longtime associations with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and for his guest lead vocals on Pink Floyd's song 'Have a Cigar'.
- Paul Heaton (1962–): English singer-songwriter, leading member of The Housemartins and The Beautiful South.
- Anthony Heilbut (19??–): American record producer of gospel music and writer, a Grammy Award winner and noted for his biography of Thomas Mann.
- Henry Holmes (1839–1905): English violinist and composer.
- Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): Czech composer, famous for his Glagolitic Mass.
- Stephan Jenkins (1964—): Musician, lead singer for the American rock band, Third Eye Blind. 
- Alex Kapranos (1972–): Lead singer of Scottish band Franz Ferdinand.
- Kerry King (1964-) American guitarist, best known for his work with Slayer.
- Linton Kwesi Johnson (1952–): British-based dub poet.
- Lemmy (1945–): English rock singer and bass guitarist, most famous for founding the rock band Motörhead.
- Till Lindemann (1963–): Lead singer of the German industrial metal band, Rammstein
- Emcee Lynx (1980–): anarchist hip hop musician who identifies as potentially pantheist, agnostic or atheist.
- Sir Peter Maxwell Davies CBE (1934–): English composer and conductor, currently Master of the Queen's Music.
- George Melly (1926–2007): English jazz and blues singer, critic, writer and lecturer.
- Napalm Death: grindcore/death metal band from Birmingham, England. All members hold atheistic outlooks.
- Simon Napier-Bell (1939–): English music producer, songwriter, journalist and author, best known as manager of (among others) The Yardbirds, Marc Bolan, T. Rex and Wham!.
- Gary Numan (1958—): British New Wave and industrial musician whose albums Sacrifice (1994), Exile (1997), Pure (2000), and Jagged (2006) mock and condemn religious beliefs.
- Alice Nutter (19??–): British singer and percussionist for Chumbawamba.
- Andy Partridge (1953—): Member of English rock band XTC.
- Marc Riley (19??—): British musician, alternative rock critic and radio DJ.
- Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908): Russian Nationalist composer, member of "The Five", best-known for the symphonic suite Scheherazade.
- Richard Rodgers (1902–1979): American composer of the music for more than 900 songs and 40 Broadway musicals, best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II.
- Ned Rorem (1923–): American composer
- Eric Sams (1926–2004): British musicologist and Shakespeare scholar.
- Wayne Static (1965–): Frontman for Industrial Metal band Static-X
- Richard Strauss (1864–1949): German composer of the late Romantic and early modern era, particularly noted for his tone poems and operas.
- Tracey Thorn (1962–): English pop singer and songwriter, best known as one half of the duo Everything but the Girl.
- Sir Michael Tippett OM (1905–1998): English composer, regarded as one of the greatest of the 20th century.
- Roger Waters (1943–): English rock musician; singer, bass guitarist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer, best known for his career with Pink Floyd.
- Jerry Wexler (1917–): American music journalist and producer, regarded as one of the major record industry players behind music from the 1950's through the 1980's, coiner of the term Rhythm & Blues.
- Earl Wild (1915–): American classical pianist, considered a leading virtuoso of his generation.
- Frank Zappa (1940–1993): American composer, electric guitar player and band leader.
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