Music is one of the biggest inspirations in many of our lives. Fitting then that famous bands and musicians should be the inspiration for so many slots games. There was a period where licensed slots games were all the rage, with slots developers working in partnership with artists, musicians, film and TV franchises to create slots themed around key characters, individuals and stories. While more of these slots continue to be rolled out each year, there are a fair few music slots in particular that stand the test of time.
Our favourites list encompasses slots based on some of the most successful musicians and bands of all time. By no means an exhaustive sweep, these titles are well worth playing if you’re a fan of the music, or even if you’re just looking for something a bit different to take for a spin.
Based on the 2002 Electric Six hit of the same name, Danger High Voltage is a somewhat quirky slot which, like the song, is a little different to most. The reels are set against a backdrop of a vintage disco dance floor, and looks like something straight from the music video – if you remember it all, there was definitely something a bit intentionally creepy about it all, and that’s reflected in this slots title. Look out for symbols including a disco ball, tacos and bells – we’ll leave you to join the dots there.
In terms of the numbers, this is a 6 reel (obviously) slot with some 4096 ways to win – plenty of opportunities to find winning combinations. The RTP is 95.67%, and players can win up to 100x by landing the game’s main jackpot.
What an iconic slot, for an iconic band. Guns N’ Roses from the prominent developer NetEnt is one of their best music slots by a country mile, and comes complete with a five-song soundtrack for all you Guns N’ Roses fans to rock along to. Axl Rose, Slash and the gang are all represented on the reels, acting as both higher value symbols, as well as expanding wilds during the bonus feature. This isn’t just a slot for fans of the band – it’s got enough good stuff to stand on its own merits, aside from the musical connection.
There are 5 reels with 20 paylines here, and an incredible RTP of 96.96% – unusually high for a themed slot like this. Plus there’s the small matter of the 750x jackpot, tantalising looming over the reels – enough to make anyone consider taking this game for a spin.
For most people, Jimi Hendrix is clearly the best rock guitarist that ever lived. But aside from his virtuoso guitar playing, his songs have stood the test of time with audiences worldwide, and still inspire generations of fans to this day. It was perhaps no surprise then that NetEnt worked to secure the licence for a Jimi Hendrix slot, and the result is this highly musical, but potentially very lucrative Hendrix-themed slots title. Look out for the Hendrix tracks appearing throughout, as well as topical bonuses like the Little Wing Free Spins, and the Purple Haze Free Spins bonus.
There are 20 paylines in this 5 reel game, paving the way for combinations wins up to a jackpot of 400x. There’s a characteristically high RTP from a NetEnt musical game, at 96.90%, and with a slew of attractive bonuses, there’s some serious winning potential here.
And that concludes our top 3 favourite music slots which you can play here. Do you agree? Any slots of your own to add to the list? Let us know of any suggestions or anything we’ve missed off the list – while these are certainly our recommended top games, it’s highly possible you’d pick a different lineup. It’s a bit like choosing your favourite music – while these are all great slots in their own right, there’s no accounting for individual taste.
Love or loathe the musical inspiration behind them, each of our top games have been chosen for their incredible gameplay experience, great graphics and bonus features, and above all – their ability to deliver some generous cash wins for lucky players.