Best Roles In Rock Bands

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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

1 Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar

The one who sings and plays rhythm guitar

Examples:James Hetfield,John Lennon,Paul Stanley - zxm

2 Lead Guitar Lead Guitar

No lead vocals.Just guitar

Examples:Jimmy Page,Slash,Ritchie Blackmore. - zxm

3 Lead Vocals/Bass Lead Vocals/Bass V 2 Comments
4 Drums Drums V 1 Comment
5 Vocals Vocals

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

6 Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals

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_Treasure

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7 Keyboards Keyboards V 1 Comment
8 Bass Bass

Only bass

Examples: John Entwistle,Cliff Burton,Steve Harris, - zxm

9 Rhythms Guitar Rhythms Guitar

My favorite rhythm guitarist is Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth - a very solid player. - Metal_Treasure

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10 Vocals/Keyboards V 2 Comments

The Contenders

11 Guitar/Bass

Can't perform in stage with these two,unless using some amplifiers.

Very rare

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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