Most Unique Rock Singers

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1James HetfieldJames 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.

Hetfield's voice has evolved over the career of Metallica, drastically some may say, James Hetfield is unique, it doesn't matter if your a fan of Metallica or not, you can always recognize them because of his iconic voice, he is a legend in his own right, and knocks most vocalists out of the water with his ability to have a harsh growl or softer tone. His vocal range over the years has changed for the better (some may disagree) But neither the less, he will be remembered for generations to come.

Both James and Serj are amazing vocalists. I wish more people in the world would listen to real music rather than techno.

Oh please, James is most certainly the best, go and listen to him live then on the black album and vote

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2Robert PlantRobert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

He was a mold breaking revolutionary rock singer that spawned thousands of inferior imitations. Exactly the same goes for that band he was in. It is slowly being forgotten (as all things are with the passage of enough time) just how pioneering and unique Plant & Zep were in late 1968. Nobody had ever seen or heard anything remotely like them.

He wasn't even a unique shrieker, never mind singer! Very unpleasant voice, at best.

3Freddie MercuryFreddie 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 ...read more.

Freddie was totally unique! He was the epitome of unique, from the GREATEST VOICE in the universe, to his command of the crowd, his rapport/connection w/ every single audience member, his enormous charisma, his unbridled/unmatched passion... He was a dynamo! So mesmerizing, so electric, just so insanely AWESOME!
Freddie is what defines unique!
FREDDIE is the GOD OF MUSIC! The best of the best, now and forever!

Freddie Mercury is the most awesome and unique rock singer ever b/c he (in the words of opera diva, Montserrat Caballe) actually HAS a voice! And what a voice it is! Sublime! The voice of GOD!

4Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian; Demons & Wizards)Hansi 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 ...read more.V1 Comment
5Ronnie James DioRonnie 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 ...read more.
6Steven TylerSteven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.
7Maynard James KeenanMaynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

His work with Tool is legendary

8Serj TankianSerj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.

A big no no, you put serj, bennington and biersack ahead of Robert plant and Maynard. You lot have dropped on your head

9Spencer Sotelo

Being able to follow music as technically complicated as that of Periphery takes some major talent in itself, couple that with the fact he can hit some amazing notes and you've got yourself a pretty unique singer. The only comparable person would be Elliot Coleman but he's completely different to listen to.

Probably the most impressive tenor I've ever heard! Great balance of clarity and grit with one of the highest ranges and pleasant tone to listen to! He simply pushes the limit further and sets the bar really high!

10Bruce DickinsonPaul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

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11Rob HalfordRobert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
12Chester BenningtonChester Charles Bennington is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park.

One of the most distinct voices in modern rock who can croon like a choir boy and then scream till windows shatter. As Linkin Park evolved their sound, Chester has managed to adapt to whatever style they went.

The best Linkin Park has the best rock singer followed by bono of the u2.
Still has a childish voice with concernable feebility to match his singing tone. Great singer

13Myles KennedyMyles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

Not only does he have a trademark voice, but he has another, which can be heard on I think the last track of Ab3

14Shawn Milke
15Jared Leto
16Eddie VedderEddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

I mean his raw and hauntingly beautiful voice is almost impossible to recognize when you listen him sing.! All the love gone bad turned my world to black!

17M. 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.

M. Shadows has an unique vocal... And his screaming is awesome. His singing style is perfect and unique. He is the best rock and metal vocalist of all time... Everyone should listen Avenged Sevenfold's songs... Then you can understand what is M. Shadows...

18Mike PattonMichael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.
19David DraimanDavid Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
20Jonathan DavisJonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
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1. Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian; Demons & Wizards)
2. Freddie Mercury
3. Rob Halford
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2. Maynard James Keenan
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