* [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]]: Perhaps one of the purest concentrations of CrazyAwesome in real life.
* Music/TheProtomen are somewhere between this and ShroudedInMyth. With the band's facepaint, codenames, and some if not all members being robots, it's {{justified|Trope}}.
** Panther's singing can melt faces off.
** The rest of the band can also melt faces.
*** Clearly, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ThePowerOfRock/Music The Power of Rock]]
** [[http://getdownfromtherereanimator.tumblr.com Get Down From There Reanimator]]
* [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Shawn Drover]] muffles his bass drum with SOULS.
* God created Earth. Chuck Norris created God. Rick Wakeman composed Chuck Norris while drunk out of his skull. His website has a number of good Rick Wakeman facts. (Got everyone in the studio to drink all day, barricaded the bathroom, then mic'd a echo chamber and got people to piss in it at the same time.)
** Of course, Don Francisco taught Rick Wakeman everything he knew...
*** And Don Francisco was created because Earth Herself was bored...
* It's scientifically verifiable fact that JAMProject [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xqskiIehfk can make anything awesome]].
* MOTHERFUCKING Music/{{SLAYER}} is the most badass band this side of Venom!
* It's a scientifically-proven fact that [[{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] didn't die of AIDS. Pure epic power simply overwhelmed his body and he ascended back to the higher plane of existence from whence he came.
* King of the ocean! Master of the universe! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's Clarence Clemons!
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's 2009 single ''CNR'' is all about telling the badass traits of... [[Series/MatchGame Charles Nelson Reilly]].
** And to purposefully one-up Chuck Norris, the music video displays CNR's trophy room, complete with the mounted head of everyone's favorite Texas Ranger.
** The song also one-ups the Music/JimCroce song about a non-memetic {{Badass}}, "You Don't Mess Around With Jim", the chorus of which likens messing around with Jim to [[BullyingADragon tugging on Superman's cape]] or spitting into the wind (basically, if you do it, you're TooDumbToLive and you deserve what's coming to you). "CNR" tells you to ''go ahead'' and tug on Superman's cape or spit into the wind, [[LesserOfTwoEvils because messing around with CNR would be much worse for you]].
* Music/DavidBowie.
* [[Music/FrankZappa Studebaker Hoch]], superhero of the modern economic slump. Unfortunately for him, he forgot an important fact: [[spoiler: you don't fuck with Billy the Mountain]].
* On the Music/IronMaiden forum Maidenfans, they even founded the [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Holy-Church-of-Adrian-Smith/111817128839149 Holy Church of Adrian Smith]]. (note: he's the guitarist)
* [[Music/{{Helloween}} Michael Kiske]], for Helloween fans. [[http://www.helloweenboard.com/topic/3292-michael-kiske-facts/ He's on his way to become one]].
* Most Music/DreamTheater videos on Website/YouTube have exaggerated facts about their playing skills in the comments, but John Petrucci gets the most, partially due to the popularity of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD7ZnJdi2rY John Petrucci Psycho Exercises]] videos.
* Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy has this reputation, and to a lesser extent, so do all female artists who scream or growl in metal and metalcore bands (see the vocalists for Music/TheAgonist, Otep, Walls of Jericho, and Straight Line Stitch for more examples.)
* It is a well known fact among fans that while it is possible to kill [[Music/{{Rammstein}} Till Lindemann]], it is a useless thing to do as he'll just come back to life next music video.
* "Elvis is Everywhere" by Mojo Nixon portrays Music/ElvisPresley as a perfect godlike being whom all living beings are attempting to emulate through the process of evolution (or, as the song calls it, "Elvislution").
* Music/{{Beyonce}} is so flawless, she's not referred to as Beyonce, she is Beysus.
* MikePatton, the InsufferableGenius ManOfAThousandVoices. He can scream like FayeWray and croon like DeanMartin. Just as this entry was typed he finished ''another'' side project with [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly eleven different musical genres in it]]. He's been everywhere and done everything in the world, including YourMom, and can fully and utterly convince you of it.
* [[Film/{{Airheads}} Who would win a wrestling match]]: [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]] or God? Trick question, Lemmy '''''is''''' God!
* Kenesaw Mountain Landis, at least according to JonathanCoulton. Along with being seventeen feet tall and having a hundred and fifty wives, he saves the game of baseball...by shooting Shoeless Joe Jackson with a sniper rifle, ''from a blimp''.
* Among classical music fans, some musicians and composers have achieved this status.
** Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven, TropeCodifier of a Badass musician. Court etiquette was suspended for him [[CrazyAwesome because he didn't care]] but was tolerated since he was frickin' Beethoven.
** Niccolò Paganini's stage prescence was so intimidating that people suspected [[DealWithTheDevil the devil himself attended his concerts]].
** Influenced by Paganini, Music/FranzLiszt and his intense style of playing stands for emotional [[TheAce virtuoso]] piano music to this day.
** György Cziffra, the most famous Hungarian Pianist after Liszt, is notorious for his emotional piano playing and his name only inspired awe among classical music fans.
** Vladimir Horowitz. Vladimir ''fucking'' Horowitz, a pianist who didn't leave an opportunity to alter a [[SacredCow composition considered untouchable]] if he felt it wasn't badass enough. Altering a composition is like altering a piece of literature, and considered an iconoclasm.
** Music/IgorStravinsky, due to the riot ''Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring'' caused.
* Music/LouReed is considered the coolest person who ever lived, period.
* Music/KeithRichards. It's widely said that [[Film/WaynesWorld he cannot be killed by conventional weapons]].