Most Underrated Rock Musicians in Relation to Their Band's Popularity

There are many popular rock bands. But not all members of those bands get proper ratings. These musicians seem to be underrated to me.

I can be wrong. If someone disagrees then you could simply write. I will be happy to know.

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1John Deacon - QueenJohn Richard Deacon is a retired English musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen.

Jon Deacon is pretty much underrated. While Freddie Mercury and Brian May is very popular. - zxm

2Malcolm Young - AC/DC

AC/DC is very popular. But Malcolm Young seems to be very underrated. - zxm

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3Mitch Mitchell - The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceJohn Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell was an English drummer who was best known for his work in the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Jimi Hendrix gets most of the credit for this band. But Mitch Mitchell did too - zxm

4John Paul Jones - Led ZeppelinJohn Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer.

Led Zeppelin is also overrated to many people. But John Paul Jones is pretty much underrated. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant gets most of the credit. But He did more than just bass and keyboards. - zxm

True. All we hear are the names of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page & Jon Bonham whilst he is as good as they. - Undistinguished

5Alex Lifeson - RushAleksandar Živojinović, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush.

Rush is very famous. But he is little bit of underrated. While other two members are popular - zxm

6Roger Taylor - QueenRoger Meddows Taylor is an English musician , multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter born on April 26th,1960 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He was the drummer of the band Queen and wrote few of many hits such as including Under Pressure, A Kind Of Magic and Radio Ga Ga. Despite being well known in Queen more.

He had a great voice. And he can play guitar. And he is a very good drummer. But he doesn't get the credit for it - zxm

7Arnel Pineda - JourneyArnel Campaner Pineda is a Filipino singer and songwriter. He came to prominence in the Philippines during the 1980s and internationally in 2007 as the lead singer of the American rock band Journey.
8Chad Smith - Red Hot Chili PeppersChadwick "Chad" Smith is an American musician and current drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he joined in 1988 and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
9Jeff Beck - The YardbirdsGeoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds.
10Johnny Christ - Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold is one of the most popular metal/rock bands of modern music. But unlike most of his members he is underrated - zxm

The Contenders

11Sid Vicious - Sex PistolsJohn Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
12Mike Dirnt - Green DayMichael Ryan Pritchard, known professionally as Mike Dirnt, is an American musician best known for being the co-founder, bassist, backing and occasional lead vocalist of the American punk rock band Green Day.
13Krist Novoselic - NirvanaNirvana's bassist for the entirety of their lifespan before the group was disbanded in 1994. Nowadays, Krist is a humanitarian and a human rights activist.
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Top Remixes

1. Jeff Beck - The Yardbirds
2. John Deacon - Queen
3. John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin
1. Malcolm Young - AC/DC
2. John Deacon - Queen
3. Mitch Mitchell - The Jimi Hendrix Experience



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