Top Ten Best Rock Musicians

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Now this one is a little tricky, anyone is qualified but think great musicians think versatile and skilled!

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1Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

Simply the best great personality awesome sound and diversity in music awesome effect on people really he revolutionised rock for alleterni. RIP Jimi

2Billie Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.V1 Comment
3Trent ReznorMichael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.

Petty much, Trent reznor IS nine inch nails, one of the greatest bands ever created. This guy can do anything, and can write amazing music

drums, keyboard, bass, guitar, lyrics, vocals, NIN
this guys the whole package - blaqksails92

This guy is so good there's even an enemy in the Mario games named after him.

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4Tom DeLongeThomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer.
5Bon ScottRonald 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.
6Chris Cheney
7Jimmy PageJames Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

What is led zeppelin doing beneath nine inch nails. Come on people.

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8Chris CornellChris Cornell is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave.V1 Comment
9Neil PeartNeil Ellwood Peart, OC (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.V1 Comment
10Bob DylanBob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

The Contenders

11Kurt CobainKurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

How is Kurt Cobain not in the top ten, then again, its a complete load of bollocks because John Lennon isn't in the top ten either. Kurt Cobain fronted one of the best rock bands ever. he changed music - nirvanafan98

He revolutionized rock and brought fans to mainstream rock! Definitely top 5!

12Paul StanleyStanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.
13Paul McCartneySir 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 .

Half of the greatest songwriting team of all time, excellent vocalist & instrumentalist. One of the most successful rock artists of all time. Should be #1

14Jerry Catrell

Alice in Chains guitarist, co-songwriter, co-lyricist - blaqksails92

15Glenn Danzig

He is the greatest john Christ of the original lineup was one of my influences to play guitar and Glenn is awesome weather I'm listening to we are 138 when he was in the misfits or I'm rocking out to her black wings he is awesome and him and the original lineup has been a big influence for me to play guitar and listen to many more great bands

He is the misfits samhain and of course Danzig very talented musician

The Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig! They became popular very quickly, he played with Metallica, and rocked ozzfest. Glenn Danzig is truely a rock GOD.

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16Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.

FREDDIE IS THE BEST MUSICIAN IN THE WORLD! He is/was/and forever will be the greatest Ever!

17Ritchie BlackmoreRichard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.
18Joel Madden
19Maynard James KeenanMaynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

3 succesiful bands
great vocalist
co- song writer
phenominal lyricist - blaqksails92

20Elton John
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