Wielka Brytania / United Kingdom
Date of establishing :
80s, electronic, new wave, synthpop
Band members:Gary Anthony James Webb
Few artists can lay claim to the titles of 'legendary' and 'pioneering', but as the NME argued recently, 'Gary Numan's influence on electronic music is unparalleled.' His signature style can be heard in everything from bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Basement Jaxx, Sugababes, Wu Tang Clan and Afrika Bambaata. It's also no coincidence that all of these artists have chosen to cover or sample his songs.
He has also been widely recognised as influential in recent years by artists such as Queens of the Stone Age, Beck, Tricky, Damon Albarn and David Bowie, but Numan's influence is far reaching, having inspired a wide range of musical genres from hip hop to techno.