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Does Rock'n'Roll Kill Braincells? - The Leaderboard

By NME Blog

Posted on 16 Aug 11

 
 

Does Rock'n'Roll Kill Braincells is a regular feature in which we test musicians' memories after a lifetime of abuse. Here are the results so far, from highest scores to lowest




Faris Badwan (10)
Stuart Murdoch, Belle & Sebastian (9)
Brett Anderson, Suede (9)
Alice Cooper (9)
Alex James (9)
Example (9)
Joe Elliot, Def Leppard (9)
Norman Blake (9)
Ronnie Vannucci (8.5)
Michael Evis (8)
Orbital (8)
Serge Pizzorno, Kasabian (8)
Kyle Falconer, The View (8)
Richard Archer (8)
Ray Manzarek, The Doors (7.5)
Jon Spencer (7.5)
Gerry Casale, Devo (7.5)
Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus (7.5)
Goldie (7)
Debbie Harry (7)
Billy Bragg (7)
Liam Fray, The Courteeners (7)
Damon Gough, Badly Drawn Boy (7)
Rolf Harris (7)
Vince Neil, Motley Crue (7)

Tim Wheeler (7)
Johnny Marr (7)
Dave Navarro (7)
Dev Hynes (7)
Pink Eyes (7)
Corey Taylor (7)
Jesse Hughes (7)

Kelly Jones, Stereophonics (6.5)
Eugene Kelly, The Vaselines (6.5)
Tom DeLonge, Blink-182 (6.5)
Tom Delonge (6.5)
Carl Barat (6.5)

Patrick Wolf (6.5)
Cole Alexander (Black Lips) (6)
Adam Ant (6)
Busta Ryhmes (6)
Duff McKagan (6)
Adam Ant (6)
Mani (6)
John Lydon (6)
Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots (6)
Gene Simmons, Kiss (6)
Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park (6)
Murph, the Wombats (6)
Gary Numan (6)

Raekwon, Wu Tang Clan (6)
Tjinder Singh, Cornershop (6)
David Johansen, New York Dolls (6)
J Mascis, Dinosaur Jr (6)
Stuart Braithwaite, Mogwai (5.5)
The Coral (5.5)
Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue (4.5)
Meat Loaf (5)
Ray Davies (5)
Miles Kane (5)
Frank Turner (5)
Philip Selway (5)
Mick Jones (5)
Shaun Ryder (5)
Jenny Lee Lindberg, Warpaint (4)
Jim Goodwin, Doves (4)
Aled Jones (4)
Tim Burgess, The Charlatans (4)
Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts (4)
Iggy Pop (4)

Tim Harrington (4)
Tricky (3.5)
Andy Burrows (3.5)
Boy George (3)
Skream, Magnetic Man (3)
John Lydon (2.5)
Suggs (2.5)
Tommy Lee, Motley Crue (2)

 
 
 
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