Best Bassists With Lead Vocals

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The Top Ten

1 Geddy Lee (Rush) Geddy Lee (Rush) Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.

He works excellently at the bass guitar. - LightningBlade

This man is the king of bass guitar.

When it's come to one of the most talented bands it's Rush.And Geddy Lee has been bassist of rush more than 45 years.Also with lead vocals.He is one of the best bassist ever.It's very difficult to play awesome bass with vocals.Not only bass guitar or vocals he could play also other instruments like keyboards and guitar.So he should be the best bassist who handled lead vocals - zxm

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2 Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He was mostly known for the secondary lead vocals and bassist of Pink Floyd .
3 Paul McCartney (The Beatles) Paul McCartney (The Beatles) Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

That's true. Paul McCartney was a splendid bassist. - LightningBlade

Which the best music artist the world had ever seen? It's the Beatles.People though they could change the world.With john lennon Paul McCartney was the lead vocalist of Beatles.He is also considered as one of the best bassist.Not only best bassist but also best vocalist.He is also one of the most talented musician ever.So what more to say about him - zxm

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4 Gene Simmons (kiss) Gene Simmons (kiss) Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.
5 Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.
6 Tom Araya (Slayer) Tom Araya (Slayer) Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
7 Jack Bruce (Cream) Jack Bruce (Cream) John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. V 1 Comment
8 Benjamin Orr (The Cars) Benjamin Orr (The Cars) Benjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.

I love him, a good kind hearted man with so much talent and beauty.

This man could sing the phone book and make you believe it had incredible impact... He was the perfect vehicle for Ric Ocasek's lyrics. He could be sexy, snarky, or crooning while leading you along with his melodic bass lines. We love you and miss you, Benjamin! #BenjaminOrr #neverenough

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9 Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) Philip Parris "Phil" Lynott was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. His most commercially successful group was Thin Lizzy, of which he was a founding member, the principal songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist.
10 Greg Lake (Emerson Lake & Palmer)

The Contenders

11 Bassbaba Sumon (Aurthohin) Bassbaba Sumon (Aurthohin)

His vocal is quite good. He could've been a metal vocalist too. But for his illness he had to sing in soft vocals. But as for his bass skills. He is amazing. He turned his bass guitar into electric guitar. Almost in every song he plays bass solos. Slap and finger picking both. Sometimes some tapping solos too. Still he plays metal but can't sing in metal voice. - zxm

12 Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) Mark Allan Hoppus is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality best known as the bassist and co-lead vocalist for the pop punk band Blink-182. Born in Ridgecrest, California, Hoppus spent his childhood moving back and forth between his mother and father's ...read more.
13 Sting (The Police, solo) Sting (The Police, solo) Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist.
14 Rick Danko (The Band) Rick Danko (The Band) Richard Clare "Rick" Danko was a Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter and singer, best known as a member of The Band.
15 John Wetton (Asia)
16 Glenn Hughes Glenn Hughes Glenn Hughes is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known as a member of Deep Purple and the rock pioneers Trapeze, and his solo career. Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple. He is acclaimed for his wide vocal range.
17 Richard Bona

The spirit. whatever you call it. It is just amazing. never heard something like that whether alone or in band the point of perfection. he gets me confused and at the same time believe that anything can come from the impossible to reality

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2. Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
3. Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
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