Mina Caputo, the lead vocalist of the New York City heavy metal band Life of Agony, often mentions Harry Nilsson when interviewed.


In a 2018 interview for the Appetite for Distortion podcast, Caputo described the songs she demoed when auditioning to replace Scott Weiland in the hard-rock supergroup Velvet Revolver:


I went in a very Tiny Music direction, like the way Scott sounded on Tiny Music…Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop. I went in that Harry Nilsson and John Lennon rip the vocal fuckin’ chord up and bleed on the mic fuckin’ shit. So I wrote in that kind of style.


In a 2019 interview, she listed some of her musical influences:


Back when you were growing up, which artists really resonated with you musically?
That really shattered my whole soul?
Yeah, that spoke to you deeply.
Yeah – Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Beethoven, Chopin, Satie, Rolling Stones, Sigur Ros, Bad Brains, The Beatles, of course, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie - one of my top favorites, Queen, Freddie Mercury, Annie Lennox

-- Mina Caputo (2019)[1]


Talking about her seventh solo studio album, The Mones, in 2020, she talked about being influenced by classic rock recording methods and artists:


With every album, I’m carving some deeper niche into my work. I think it’s quite brilliant. I’ve used digital and I finished it all analog. We have "Space Oddity" Bowie outboard gear from the ‘69 sessions, we have Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon outboard gear that we bought. We’re gear junkies. I have a Paul McCartney microphone collection; I have drums from 1918. 
Usually, I like to go for that vintage feel and sound. I’m a big fan of Harry Nilsson, John Lennon and George Martin. All the old school productions where they had less but they created it in a way where it sounded like they had more. The less manufactured, the more real and authentic, the better.

-- Mina Caputo (2020)[2]