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Shinedown, Mastodon, Anthrax + More Cast Their Vote for The President of Rock

With the Presidential Election in full swing, most of us are feeling the burn. After hours of debates, commercials, Facebook statuses, etc., we've all heard more than enough about the two gentlemen running for office. Wouldn't the elections be a lot more fun if you could vote for someone you actually want to hang out with? Someone who isn't afraid to say, “F— that guy, vote for me!” Well that's exactly what we were thinking when we asked a handful of rock bands who they would vote for if there were a President of Rock. We spoke with members of Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, Mastodon, Anthrax, P.O.D. and Falling in Reverse about that very subject — here's what they said:

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Rob Caggiano




That’s easy. Hands down, Lemmy. Who the f— else would be the President of Rock other than Lemmy?


Jason Merritt, Getty Images
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Ronnie Radke

Falling in Reverse



Duff McKagan. He’s got his s— together. He’s a great person. He is a smart rocker. He invested into the stock of Starbucks before it got popular. He’s a smart guy… [and] a cool dude.


Shinedown, Facebook
Shinedown, Facebook

Zach Myers




Dave Grohl or Bono. Bono for President and Dave Grohl for Vice President.


POD, Facebook
POD, Facebook

Sonny Sandoval




I’m a huge Foo Fighters fan, just because I know they’re real… But I don’t know, that’s kind of a kiss ass question.


Theory of a Deadman, Facebook
Theory of a Deadman, Facebook

Tyler Connolly

Theory of a Deadman



Jimmy Page would be great. He’s English but I guess it’d have to be an American… Dave Grohl would be amazing. [He] knows what he’s doing. He would be the Democrat side. The Republican would totally be [makes bow and arrow gesture to suggest Ted Nugent].


Garreth Cattermole, Getty Images
Garreth Cattermole, Getty Images

Brann Dailor




Ozzy for President. Always. I remember when I was a kid, I had that “Ozzy for President” tee shirt. In the 80's, like '84 [or] '85 or something. Ozzy for President. Boom, done. Perfect [laughs].


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