Top 10 Backing Vocalists in Rock and MetalMetal_Treasure Some backing vocalists are very good - maybe not better than the lead singers but still.
There are backing vocalists who:
1) Released solo albums as lead singers
2) Are lead singers for another band (usually less known)
3) Sang whole songs for the same band as lead singers (studio or live)
4) Sang big parts of songs for the same band as lead singers (studio or live)
5) Provide great backing vocals.
The Top Ten
Long-term Metallica bassist who sang some of their songs live as a lead singer. Not bad at all. - Metal_Treasure
Made their live concerts 10x better
How ironic; one of the greatest musicians of all time, but only the third best in his own band.
Check out "Something" - The Beatles. - Powerfultekin
His high vocals and vibratos complete all the Queen songs like Bohemian Rhapsody, I want to break free and Somebody to love. - PlonderssV 2 Comments
Jack Bruce is up front in most of Cream's songs, with a few notable exceptions..
He was the bassist and backing vocalist during the Coverdale era. Later he started a solo career as a lead singer and bassist. - Metal_Treasure
He did lead vocals on an entire Black Sabbath album (Seventh Star, 1986). - Metal_Treasure
Bon Jovi guitarist released solo albums. - Metal_Treasure
He backed up vocals in Iron Maiden and was the lead singer of a band called Urchin for 8 years. - Powerfultekin
Primal Fear bassist is the lead vocalist for his band Sinner (mostly hard rock). Check out:
Sinner - Every Second Counts, Born To Rock, All Men Are Heroes, Call My Name - Metal_Treasure
This man is a rock god in and of himself... There is no other.
Korn's besting backing vocalist seperated and formed Love and Death.
John has very good backing vocals. Especially in Can't Stop, Sir Psycho Sexy, Venice Queen and Knock me Down.
By the way and snow are two of my favorites, great background vocals - Flea does a good job too but not as good.
Go and listen to Venice Queen and he will instantly be your number one choice.
Listen to his vocals in Midnight and come back hereV 1 Comment
Rhythm guitarist who sang entire songs for Iced Earth (ex., Stormrider) and provides lead vox for his side project 'Sons Of Liberty'. Not bad. - Metal_Treasure
Check out the song Stormrider, his vocal performance is fantastic! - Metalmaniakkk
Provided lead vocals for 10 years (1985-1994) and then backing vox. He handed over lead vocal duties to Kotipelto because Tolkki was handling all lead and rhythm guitars, and at times bass guitar (until 1993). Tolkki wanted to concentrate on his guitar work and songwriting because he was almost the sole composer of the band. - Metal_Treasure
Well he was / is the lead guitarist of System of a Down and he also sang in many of the bands songs along with Serb.most notably lonely day and lost in Hollywood.he also started a solo project - Toucan
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