Greatest Male Rock Singers of All Time

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21Michael KiskeMichael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.

Great Voice... Powerful voloumptious clear effortless... One of the best singers

22John CooperJohn Landrum Cooper, professionally credited as John L. Cooper, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has been the lead vocalist, bassist and co-founder of the Grammy-nominated American Christian rock band Skillet since 1996.
23Roger DaltreyRoger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during ...read more.

Easily one of the rawest and best rock singers EVER! Deserves to be AT Least in the top 10

One of the greatest singers ever. So much emotion, combined with an underrated vocal range and an excellent feel for the song. Just listen to "Love, Reign O'er Me" or "Listening to You/See Me, Feel Me" and you'll be convinced.

Top 3 vocalist and prototype for all 70's rock god frontmen. Best EVER in my eyes.

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24Benjamin 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.

Just, hands down, one of the most epic singers of all time. Fast or slow, Burnley's talent will always show!

How could every one forget him he is an awesome singer he should be at least in top 20s

25Michael Barnes
26John LennonJohn Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40 .

The greatest and most honest voice in rock music.

Quick, add up the total sales of all the other singers in the top 30.
Subtract Elvis.
John Lennon has outsold all the 28 other names put together.

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27Adam 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.

Adam gontier got me into rock. 3dg and saint asonia are great and animal I have become is one of my favorites

28Matthew (Matt) Barlow
29Mike Reno
30Roger WatersGeorge Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He was mostly known for the secondary lead vocals and bassist of Pink Floyd .

He's a songwriter, not a musician. His bass playing is rudimentary at best and his singing voice can be put to shame by a talented 12-year old. He's a legend, but not because of his voice.

Epic voice of Pink Floyd. Legendary!

31Jon Bon JoviJohn Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983.

This ain't a list for the broken hearted

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32Layne 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.

Kurt Cobain better than Layne Staley? John Lennon better than Layne Staley? I like both of those guys as songwriters but Staley's vocals blow both of them out the water! Just listen to "Man in the Box, " "Love Hate Love, " "Would? , " "Rooster, " "I Stay Away, " "We Die Young, " "Bleed the Freak, " "Frogs, " etc

Just thought he should be on here

Such an unique timbre and emotion in his voice. Legendary vocalist.

Greatest vocalist of all time.

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33Brent SmithBrent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.V1 Comment
34Jim MorrisonJames Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

No body belts out a scream from the nether regions better than JIM MORRISON! True passion and a give all or nothing from his deepest core! No pretenses here. Enigmatic, charismatic, frightening and beautiful! All in the same, melt me like butter, deep, haunting voice that is like NO OTHER!

The End, Spanish Caravan, Strange Days. Just some of the songs they Jim Morrison's vocal talent shines through. Although, not technically brilliant, his voice ecoes through the emotional spectrum and haunts you. His natural baritone perfect for the music of The Doors. Also, his lyrics are so profound and meaningful, that resonate with you. A member of one of the greatest bands ever.

He is the one that paved the road for most of the other vocalists on here

Gorgeous, talented soul. He should be higher

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35M. ShadowsMatthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

He should be in top 10 or maybe even 5 he is amazing at singing and screaming and a well rounded vocalist

Matt is an amazing man and his voice cheers me up when I am down VOTE MATT SANDERS (m shadows)

His voice is so unique. He can scream or sing. Well-rounded.

Definitely should be number one because he is.

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36James LaBrieKevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.V1 Comment
37Matt BellamyMatthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

No one can falsetto like Matthew Bellamy. He has a huge range and he sounds absolutely amazing. Listen to Plug in Baby. You'll see what I'm talking about.

Why is he only 18th have any of you heard madness

He deserves to be in the top 10. Only listen to Megalomania or Survival.

I'll just tell you one thing: Muse - Micro Cuts - uros

38Jared Leto

He is legendary. Truly amazing. There is not that many singers that when they sing you feel it in your soul. Its like a burst of energy that runs through your body. People that doesn't feel that... I don't have anything to say to them.

Soulful singer, fantastic voice, charisma. Watch him on the 2013 I Heart Radio Award show when he sang "Stay".

He is the benchmark of rock singing and truly inspirational, Enthusiastic, Perfect guy. Proud to be an Echelon. <3 #echelon.

39Ivan MoodyIvan L. Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada.
40Jorn LandeJørn Lande is a Norwegian metal and hard rock singer known for his solo career as Jorn, and providing vocals for Avantasia, Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Allen/Lande, Mundanus Imperium, Vagabond, The Snakes, Ayreon.
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