Marty Hurney as Eddard Stark. Honorable, pleasant guy that's loyal to a fault and his loyalty/naivety is his downfall. Cam as Jon Snow. Great guy, everyone hates him for illogical reasons, but he's still probably the most popular character. Jonathon Martin as Samwell Tarly (early version). Byron Bell as Tytos Lannister (Tywin's buffoon of a father for non book readers). Inherited an important position and brought shame upon it, failing miserably. Greg Hardy as Daenerys Targaryen. Starts out as the hero and savior everyone wants, but in the end is the villain. Also they're both insane. The New Orleans Saints as the Reynes of Castamere (with the Panthers being Tywin Lannister in this case of course). Dave Gettleman as Euron Greyjoy. Not the leader everyone wants, but one of the best at the job. Armanti Edwards as Renly Baratheon. The savior everyone wanted, but ultimately a failure. Matt Ryan as Janos Slynt. Tough when hidden behind others of power, but cries in the face of death (or the Panthers D, same thing).
My friend went. I didn't care for anyone but Deftones, and I saw them with Dillinger Escape Plan a few years back at The Orange Peel (DEP was incredible btw, everyone should see them). Heard Deftones were good, rest of the bands Incubus was mediocre.
It would honestly surprise me if Frank turns out to be a better player than Hawes is now at any point in his career. And regardless of anything else, when you're a team like us without an amazing player you take whoever you think is best, point blank regardless of any other factors.