Greatest Deceased Rock Artist

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21Layne 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.

What Layne Staley left us was the most incredible vocals to some fantastic songs. He also wrote some very honest, painful lyrics. He was a very influential artist when he was alive. I wish he was still here making music, but will always cherish what he gifted us. RIP Dear Layne, you will never be forgotten and Imitations Are Truly Pale!

One of the most underrated singers. Very few can even match his talent. Closest in my opinion is Chris Cornell.

22Janis 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.

janis is absolutely amazing... there never was or never will be anyone like her - ssevensstars

23Johnny CashJohn R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.
24Keith Moon
25Syd Barrett

Only few years music but perhaps the most talented of all. He was one of the greatest innovator in music history of the 20th century.

Syd Barrett was the glue holding Pink Floyd together. He deserves more legacy. - PositronWildhawk

26Marc Bolan
27Jimmy The Rev SullivanJames Owen Sullivan, professionally known by his stage name The Rev, was an American musician, composer and songwriter, best known as the drummer, composer, songwriter, co-lead vocalist and founding member for the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

he's the best can't believe he's not on this lists. he's better than betohven er whatever AMAZING! R.I.P. - SurfinBird

Jimmy is foREVer I love his drumming so much and think he should be higher

Amazing drummer, he will be missed.

28Cozy PowellColin Trevor "Cozy" Powell was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath.
29Stevie Ray VaughanStephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and ...read more.

He was a rare talent. Not only was he the greatest guitarist ever, he had a rich and expressive singing voice. Very underrated vocalist. - vwade8

Can�'t Believe He Wasn�'t On The List, Greatest Musician Ever Lived

30James Brown
31Brian Connolly
32Tim Buckley
33Jeff BuckleyJeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley, raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
34Eric CarrPaul Charles Caravello better known by his stage name Eric Carr, was an American musician who was the drummer for the rock band Kiss from 1980 to 1991. Caravello was selected as the new Kiss drummer after Peter Criss left, when he chose the stage name "Eric Carr" and took up the "Fox" persona.
35Brian JonesLewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.
36Lou Reed
37David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
38Lemmy KilmisterIan Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.
39Buddy Rodgers
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