The director husband and wife have a huge resume from the early 80s till now. They directed for R.E.M., Soundgarden, Extreme, The Smashing Pumkins, The Ramones, Oasis, RHCP, as well as working with non-rock/metal such as Janet Jackson and Britney Spears.
Callner has made music videos, comedy specials, concert specials, and created television shows. He worked with most of the successful hits music videos for Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Poison, Scorpions, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake. Also, he was selected to work with ZZ Top, The Cult, Ratt, Lita Ford, KISS, Heart and Dio.
Temple is a dedicated rock fan since the 70s as his beginning as a director was a short documentary called Sex Pistols Number 1. Through the years, he worked with rock and metal artists like Judas Priest, The Kinks, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Billy Idol and Bryan Adams. Besides many pop artists like Enigma, Janet Jackson and Duran Duran.
4. Wayne Isham
You could be not familiar with the name, but when I mention hits of the hits for Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Queensrÿche, Megadeth, Michael Jackson and a very long list since the mid 80s till now with rock, metal, pop and R&B artists, then I do believe you will change your mind.
5. Andy Morahan
When I checked his work, I thought this guy wouldn’t have much time to make films because of his full dedication for music videos! Since the early 80s and Morahan directed over than 100 music videos, and from my personal opinion, his peak was in the 90s era. Most of the greatest hits were for Guns N’ Roses, Chris Rea, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, Bryan Adams, Michael Jackson and many more.
6. Matt Mahurin
Mahurin has a huge list of works that includes a variation of films, photographs, short films and TV shows. Since the late 80s, Mahurin worked with many rock, metal, blues and pop artists. He directed different rock and metal acts like; Metallica, Def Leppard, Alice in Chains, Mötley Crüe, Queensrÿche, Rush, Scorpions, Skid Row, Soundgarden and U2.
He is a Dutch photographer, music video director and film director. In the 70s he photographed many musicians and actors such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Miles Davis, Robert De Niro, and more. In the 80s, Corbijn started his career as a music videos director, as he directed for; U2, Depeche Mode, Danzig, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, Bryan Adams, Metallica and many more.
8. Bruce Gowers
Since the mid-70s and this legendary TV director and producer gave us the best. The most popular hits were for Queen, Genesis, Styx, Prince, Rod Stewart, Kiss, Kansas and Rush were directed by him. He also directed numerous music TV specials, comedies and documentaries.
9. David Mallet
Most of the successful songs by David Bowie, Queen, Def Leppard, Tina Turner, Scorpions, Billy Idol, Rush, Peter Gabriel, AC/DC and Joan Jett were directed by him. He is also one of the most professional long-form music videos directors, as he filmed for Blondie, Pink Floyd, Sarah Brightman, U2, Phil Collins, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Cher.
There are other unique directors who didn’t have music work with rock and metal acts but they have great works,, like; David Fincher, Dave Meyers, Floria Sigismondi, Mark Romanek, Nick Egan, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky.