Top Ten Modern Musicians That Sound Like Classic Musicians

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1Kevin Parker

Kevin didn't actually realize how much he sounded like John Lennon until one of John's sons (I believe it was Sean) told him. - PetSounds

Tame Impala's frontman sounds so like Lennon it's unbelievable. - PositronWildhawk

2Roxanne Emery

A trance singer who sounds like a classic soul singer. Her voice is just smooth, powerful and mesmerising. - PositronWildhawk

This singer seems interesting. I think I'll look her up sometime. - RiverClanRocks

3Jamie Irrepressible
4Animal Collective

They remind me of the Beach Boys circa 1967. - PetSounds

5GotyeWouter Andre "Wally" De Backer, better known as Gotye, is an Australian-Belgian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. The name "Gotye" is a pronunciation respelling of "Gauthier", the French cognate of Gotye's given Dutch name "Wouter".
6Marc Martel

this guy should be at #1, trust me - he sounds exactly like Freddie Mercury and as a bonus - he looks like Freddie! I don't exaggerate.
Find on YouTube and be convinced:
Queen Extravaganza on American Idol - Somebody to Love (HD) - Metal_Treasure

7Glenn Danzig

Sounds like a heavier and darker version of Jim Morrison.
Try: Danzig - Mother, How the Gods Kill, She Rides. - Metal_Treasure

8Liam Bailey
9Tobias SammetTobias Sammet is a German musician. He is best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.

Sounds like Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden.
Edguy - Nailed To The Wheel, Mysteria. - Metal_Treasure

Sounds like Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden.
Edguy - Nailed to The Wheel, Mystreria. - Metal_Treasure

10Michael PoulsenMichael Schøn Poulsen is a Danish vocalist and guitarist. He is currently the singer and main songwriter of the band Volbeat.

Sounds like James Hetfield of Metallica.
Volbeat - Our Loved Ones - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11Stealers Wheel

Stealers Wheel IS an old band.

They ARE an old band.

12Emitt Rhodes
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14Ralf ScheepersRalf Scheepers is the vocalist for German heavy metal band Primal Fear. He has a relatively high-pitched tenor-esque singing voice and sometimes uses a shriek reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, although it is his baritone lows which give him a near four-octave range in the modal register.

Sounds like Rob Halford from Judas Priest.
Primal Fear - Strike, Metal Gods (Judas Priest cover). - Metal_Treasure

15Jorn 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.

Sounds like:
1) David Coverdale of Deep Purple, Whitesnake
Check out these covers: Jorn - Stormbringer, Fool For Your Loving, Burn

2) Ian Gillan of Deep Purple
Jorn - Perfect Strangers (the best cover ever).

3) Dio
Jorn - Egypt (The Chains Are On). - Metal_Treasure

16Dionne Bromfield
17Hansi 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 more.V1 Comment
18Enrique IglesiasEnrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, known professionally as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.

Of course, he sounds like his father - Julio Iglesias. - Metal_Treasure

20Yngwie MalmsteenYngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.

He sounds like a modern version of many classical musicians - Mozart, Bach, Paganini, etc. He's a guitar virtuoso and plays neo-classical metal.

Yngwie Malmsteen - Black Star, Far Beyond The Sun, Trilogy Suite Op.5, Amadeus Quattro Valvole - Metal_Treasure

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1. Marc Martel
2. Glenn Danzig
3. Tobias Sammet
1. Kevin Parker
2. Roxanne Emery
3. Jamie Irrepressible



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