Top Ten Best Rock Singers

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21Eddie VedderEddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

His voice, his lyrics, his energy, vedder is simply the best! You can feel the emotions in his voice! He also plays with the best musicians, can't get tired of listening to Pearl Jam!

Vedder, Cornell, Plant, Neil Young. They should fill the top 4.

I am so impressed by this guy. His music makes me move. He did so much for me. Thank you Eddie V. Love YOU SO MUCH. Best regards!, Alex

I agree with freddie plant and cornell. Maybe with axl but anyone above eddie vedder except these are can't compare to his voice. - Bilgehankonya

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22Paul 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 .

He is better than Mercury. During his prime he had a vocal range of nearly 5 octaves, almost one more than Mercury. And he had an even greater variety in his repertoire. Mercury stole a lot from his singing style. No wonder as Mercury considered The Beatles as his musical Bible.

He gets my vote, could sing beautifully as in Let It Be, or rough it up (listen to Oh Darling off Abbey Road). Saw him live a few years back and even in his seventies now he is still a fantastic singer and entertainer.

22? Really? You guys even know him!? He is the best!

Paul McCartney should be way higher on this list. Some of the people on this list don't even qualify as singers.

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23Layne StaleyLayne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.

Axl rose and Chester in front of a man that has a 4 octave range and produced some of the most iconic songs of the 90s and has influenced a crap load of bands? No way he needs to be more higher even if we are talking about technicality. His sorrow and pain in his death defying screams is unmatched to this day. There is only one Layne Staley.

Listen to a song like "Love, Hate, Love" and then tell me that most people you picked in the Top 10 can perform a song like that. His talent was unbelievable, and anybody who doesn't see this as a popularity contest would see him as far superior to Kurt Cobain in Seattle and people like Hetfield on that list. One of the best rock singers we have ever had, as little as we were given by him...

Layne is very underrated for his voice. He had a presence about him. He could sing anything. Not many people could harmonize so beautifully as he did. Hard or soft... He did both well.

I'd love to see Jared Leto, Chester Bennington, Amy Lee and any of the other crap vocalists ahead of Layne try to sing "Bleed the Freak" or "Down in a Hole" nearly as good as he can. The raw power and emotion in his voice is incredible.

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24Adam GontierAdam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

He deserves to be a lot higher! He is an inspiration.

How can somebody have such power and emotion in one voice?

Should be way higher on this list. definitely above a lot of these other guys

What the hell is wrong with the creators adam deserves to be number 1

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25Ann WilsonAnn Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

It such a shame how people can't put aside that she is a female. Ann wilson has THE greatest rock voice that will ever come to are ears

Go listen to a Heart album, that is all - incredible vocalist.

She's got an incredible range and a great voice

Way better than Amy Lee!

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26Hansi KürschHansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.

Awesome, elite metal singer - easily top 20. He's a top 10 metal singer but this list is mixed (metal and non-metal rock singers) and this is the only reason I said top 20 and not top 10.
Demons and Wizards - My Last Sunrise, Path Of Glory, Heaven Denies.
Blind Guardian - Thorn, The Bard's Song (In the Forest), Wheel of Time, Into The Storm. - Metal_Treasure

27Myles KennedyMyles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

Alter bridge kicks any other bands b***
Myles Kennedy's voice has a spark in it
anyone who has a doubt on him should listen to mettalingus by alter bridge

I guess this top is made by band popularity not by voice...Myles Kennedy is 26 and Brent Smith 27. That guy from 30 sec to mars and kurt cobain top 10, they should be the last ones in this list...my opinion.

Deserves to be at #1 I believe, He can sing a very high pitch voice and very low as well, very beautiful voice (and for all the A7X fanboys, A7X isn't rock, so it isn't even supposed to be in the list)

Myles' just amazing with his vocal range... He ought to be ranked far above this... This even no. 26 is just too odd for him

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28Paul 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.

He is the best singer ever and the best front man!

29Brent SmithBrent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.

Stunning singer from a stunning band. The best vocalist out in the modern rock genre today. Also a brilliant song writer with it.

The best singer out there today. Magnificent range of vocals from very low to very high. A must listen to musician.

If you hate this man's voice but like travesties like Kurt Cobain, please get a hearing aid.

Have you ever heard shinedown he is amazing gosh sorry but get a taste in real music

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30Janis JoplinJanis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

Listen to cry baby that alone should put janis up higher than 20.

31Geddy LeeGeddy 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.

Come on guys geddy may have some nail-on-chalkboard stuff but he really can sing with some emotion. Even if he does not have the best voice, he has lots of talent. Keep on rocking geddy!

Why the hell is Geddy all the way down here?!

Geddy is the best singer in the world playing the bass at the same time. He's better than all these ****wagons here. He can sing like a true singer.

I'll be honest, I used to think the lead singer of Rush was a female. That doesn't mean it's awful though, quite the opposite in fact!

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32Elvis PresleyElvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

The fact that Elvis is not #1 on this list causes this list to be totally invalid... Not worth the space it is taking on the internet. I could see Freddie Mercury being #2, but everyone else doesn't measure up to Elvis. Who wrote this list? Amateurs should not play in this space.

THE KING! People this guy is one of the reasons why many of our fellow rock singers are singing. - zam67

There is no performer living or dead that can even shine the shoes of the king 39 he should be number 1 hands down

The KING of rock on number 33? This list is very wrong!

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33Marilyn MansonBrian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
34Benjamin BurnleyBenjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.

Ben Burnley has an amazing voice range, from screams to such a smooth voice, it's literally perfect. One of my favorite singers EVER. Also super cute. (;

Breaking Benjamin lead Singer has a kickass rocking set of pipes

Benjamin Burnley is an amazing vocalist. He sounds so amazing.
He should be in the top 10

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35Rob HalfordRobert 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.

How the hell are people who can't sing like james hetfield, billie joe armstrong and kurt cobain above the worlds greatest singer in heavy music. Halfords vocal range is 4 OCTAVES. Not many others come close

Much higher at least top 15 for the metal god

Kicks a$$! literally! Amazing!
Well the voice is amazing. -

Definitely belongs in top 10

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36Chris Robertson
37John Fogerty

You can have the top ten, the best ROCK singers are on this page!

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38Trent 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.
39Ian GillanIan Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

Just listen to him sing Child in Time off the Made in Japan album, or Highway Star off of the same Made in Japan album. Incredible. Or, When a blind man cries. The best rock singer of all time

YAn Gillan has an amazing vocal range and very nice tembre of voice. His manner of singing varies a lot and is often very soulful. Remember Jesus Christ Superstar. He is no doubt the best rock vocalist of all times

Ian Gillan is one of the most important singers in history and too many people compares his howl even with Plant's. - Arkouda

He is the original screamer. - gemcloben

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40Brian JohnsonBrian 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.

No Competition best singer by far, who are the people voting for this award its for a rock singer not a ballad or other genre, Back in Black is the second best selling album of all time for two reasons, one best lead guitarist in the world and two best rock singer in the world!

QED

BRIAN JOHNSON IS BEST, HIS VOICE IS AMAZING! BRIAN IS FIRST ON THE PLANET!

Amazing vocals. So sad about his hearing issues! Get well soon Brian!

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