Top Ten Deceased Members of Existing Rock Bands


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1Freddie Mercury - QueenFreddie 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 more.V1 Comment
2Bon 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, more.V1 Comment
3Ronnie James Dio - Black SabbathRonnie 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 more.
4Keith Moon - The WhoV1 Comment
5Ronnie Van Zant - Lynyrd Skynyrd
6Cliff Burton - MetallicaClifford Lee "Cliff" Burton was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.
7Tommy Bolin - Deep PurpleThomas Richard "Tommy" Bolin was an American-born guitarist who played with Zephyr, The James Gang, and Deep Purple; in addition to maintaining a notable solo career.
8Gene Clark - The ByrdsHarold Eugene "Gene" Clark was an American singer-songwriter and founding member of the folk rock band the Byrds.
9Rushton Moreve - Steppenwolf
10Jon Lord - Deep PurpleJohn Douglas "Jon" Lord was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men.

Jon Lord should be higher than Tommy Bolin because Mr. Lord was more influential in the band, and more influential musician in general. - Metal_Treasure

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11Phil 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.
12Benjamin Orr - The CarsBenjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.
13David Byron - Uriah HeepDavid Garrick, better known by his stage name David Byron, was a British singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist with the rock band Uriah Heep in the early 1970s.

He was an amazing and very technical singer - try Bird of Prey, July Morning. - Metal_Treasure

14Brian Jones - The Rolling StonesLewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.V1 Comment
15Don Myrick - Earth, Wind & Fire
16Paul Gray - SlipknotPaul Dedrick Gray, also known as The Pig or by his number #2, was an American musician, best known as the bassist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning metal band Slipknot.
17Layne Staley - Alice In ChainsLayne 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. more.
18Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan - Avenged SevenfoldJames Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged more.
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Top Remixes

1. Bon Scott - AC/DC
2. Freddie Mercury - Queen
3. Ronnie James Dio - Black Sabbath
1. Freddie Mercury - Queen
2. Keith Moon - The Who
3. Gene Clark - The Byrds
1. Freddie Mercury - Queen
2. Cliff Burton - Metallica
3. Bon Scott - AC/DC



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