Greatest Leaders of Rock Bands

There are some great rock bands. But they were led by some great band-leaders

Here's some of them

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1Steve Harris - Iron MaidenStephen Percy "Steve" Harris is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
2James Hetfield - MetallicaJames Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
3Angus Young - AC/DCAngus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.
4Jimmy Page - Led ZeppelinJames 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.

Produced most of the songs,wrote-co-wrote almost all songs,created some great music. - zxm

5Brian Jones - The Rolling StonesLewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.
6Paul McCartney - The BeatlesSir 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 .

Either it was John Lennon or Paul McCartney the true leader of The Beatles.But even it was John Lennon he wasn't a good leader.That leaves Paul behind a great leader.He could compromise with his group-mates - zxm

John Lennon was the leader. He formed the band and gave it direction. Paul was a very proficient collaborator, contributor and team member but Not the leader of the band. - Billyv

7Eddie Van Halen - Van HalenEdward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.
8Roger Waters - Pink FloydGeorge 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 .
9Hansi Kürsch - Blind GuardianHansi 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 more.
10Jon Schaffer - Iced EarthJon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and last remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory".

The Contenders

11Mike Shinoda - Linkin ParkMichael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.
12John Lennon - The BeatlesJohn 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 .
13Dave Grohl - Foo FightersDavid Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.
14Joe Perry - AerosmithAnthony Joseph "Joe" Perry is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith.
15Billie Joe Armstrong - Green DayBillie 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
16Jeff Lynne - Electric Light Orchestra
17Todd Rundgren - Nazz
18Todd Rundgren - Utopia
19Harry Styles - One DirectionHarry Edward Styles is an English singer and song writer, known as the least talented member of the boy band One Direction.

Harry Styles? Rock? He is clearly a pop singer. - Martinglez

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Top Remixes

1. Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin
2. Steve Harris - Iron Maiden
3. Brian Jones - The Rolling Stones
1. Steve Harris - Iron Maiden
2. James Hetfield - Metallica
3. Angus Young - AC/DC



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