The Best Oldschool Frontmen (pre-1990)

Singers or singer-instrumentalist who are captivating and awe inspiring...

The Top TenXW

1Steve Perry - JourneyStephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.

These other guys are good, but Steve Perry is the best - list1010

2Freddy Mercury - Queen

FreddIE Mercury. IE people, IE! FreddIE is the best singer ever, I don't know why he is at 2, I mean, how can you compete with something like Bohemian Rhapsody? It has to be the best song and singing performance ever.

3Robert Plant - Led ZeppelinRobert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.V1 Comment
4Bruce Dickinson - Iron MaidenPaul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
5Bon Scott - AC/DCRonald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more.

Would be number one if he was around when the Greatest Band In My Eyes was getting big in the USA

6Rob Halford - Judas PriestRobert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
7Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow / Black Sabbath / DioRonnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
8James Hetfield - MetallicaJames Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
9Axl Rose - Guns N' RosesWilliam Bruce Rose Jr.,better known as 'Axl Rose', was born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

I hate the person who wrote "much as I hate this man" he is the best and the most honest frontman - ronluna

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10Frank Zappa - The Mothers of Invention/Solo

Very few people actually live up to the term "innovative" but Zappa was brilliant

The Contenders

11Ozzy Osbourne - Black Sabbath/Solo

As far aas frontmen go, everybody owes a little bit to Ozzy.

12Tony Moore - Riot
13Phil Lynott - Thin LizzyPhilip 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.

Amazing songwriter and performer, just a good guy all around, you don't see that anymore...

Phil and Gary Moore. What a duo. Love 'Out in the Fields' and 'Black Rose' best.

14Dan McCafferty - Nazareth
15Alice Cooper - Alice Cooper/SoloAlice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.
16Klaus Meine - Scorpions
17Michael Kiske - HelloweenMichael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.
18David Lee Roth - Van HalenDavid Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

Diamond Dave should be number 1 no question about it

How is it there's a list of pre-90's frontmen and I had to add DLR to it? Maybe not the best singer in the bunch, but by far the most entertaining and creative.

19Brian Johnson - AC/DCBrian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing ...read more.

BOn scott was good he did highway to hell but look this guy did the biggest selling album of all time by a band back in black

20Udo Dirkschneider - AcceptUdo"Hassan"Dirkschneider is a German heavy metal singer who rose to fame with German heavy metal band Accept.
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