Best Roles In Rock Bandszxm Any musician can be famous with any instrument .But I think these are the best roles in rock bands if someone wants join in a rock band .
Backing Vocals hasn't counted as any instrument.
The Top Ten
The one who sings and plays rhythm guitar
Examples:James Hetfield,John Lennon,Paul Stanley - zxm
No lead vocals.Just guitar
Examples:Jimmy Page,Slash,Ritchie Blackmore. - zxm
I would add Dio, Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Matt Barlow (Iced Earth) - Metal_Treasure
Only vocals.Not any major instruments
Examples:Axl Rose,Robert Plant,Ian Gillan.
Haven't added Freddie Mercury cause he used play keyboards and guitars. - zxm
It's really hard but Kai Hansen nailed it. Also Jeff Waters did vox on some albums. Both play very fast and technical stuff. Moreover, they often switch lead/rhythm to play riffs.
Kai Hansen: Helloween - Ride the Sky, Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free, Rain, Gardens of the Sinner
Jeff Waters: Annihilator - 21, King of the Kill, Fiasco - Metal_Treasure
Very hard but gets my vote because it requires the most skill. - Brobusky
Also Devin Townsend (try: Strapping Young Lad - Wrong Side). He plays rhythm G, too. - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
Examples: John Entwistle,Cliff Burton,Steve Harris, - zxm
My favorite rhythm guitarist is Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth - a very solid player. - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
Can't perform in stage with these two,unless using some amplifiers.
The only musician that I can think of is Tom Scholz of boston.And Paul McCartney played some guitar on some songs of Beatles - zxm
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2. Lead Vocals/Bass
2. Lead Guitar