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.
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Korn's besting backing vocalist seperated and formed Love and Death.
Neil was young and still a little shy about singing the amazing songs he was writing even back then, and often let Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, or Jim Messina take the lead vocals, and just contributed to the background.
"On The Way Home" and "Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It" are among Buffalo Springfield's best songs written by Neil, but with Richie Furay as lead singer. When BS has a reunion concert, Richie still sings lead, but you can tell that Neil's backing vocal adds a lot. It is an exceedingly rare treat when Neil performs those numbers himself at one of his own concerts.
He sometimes defines the songs just with his vocals, it blends so perfectly with Serj's vocals.
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
He did lead vox on 'Vote With A Bullet' by Corrosion of Conformity. - Metal_Treasure
He sings alone the song "In These Arms". Not bad. - Metal_Treasure
Very very awesome
Since the release of Hail to the King, he can sing really high without having his voice crack. Especially 2014 performances of Nightmare are impressive.
A massive jerk, but Crosby essentially invented the concept of "high harmony" that enhanced whatever the lead singer was doing, and making the overall sound much better.
A phenomenal talent!
He was the bassist for the Eagles until 1977 I believe, he had a beautiful voice and could hit some insane high notes, most notably on "Take it to the Limit", I wouldn't say top 5, but he deserves a spot on the top 20 - VintagePetRaptor
I believe he belongs in the top 20 too. His ability to hit high notes and to sing back up vocals with great harmonizing was a true gift.
As well as lead singer and better singing skills than their regular lead singer. - zxm
His work in Alter Bridge not only displayed his virtuosity as a guitarist but as a powerful singer. Blending flawlessly with the incredible range of Myles Kennedy, marks smooth, deep vibrato rich backing vocals create a warmth and a powerful town which completes many songs, particularly “come to life”, “waters rising”, “before tomorrow comes” just to name a few. Not only that, but his work in creed also highlights his ability to blend with different singers. “My own prison” was his first introduction to singing at the start of his career and his growth can be seen in the raw power and clarity of tone in the song “a thousand faces”. He has gone on to complete three albums and working on a fourth, and he deserves all the praise in the world as well as Myles, because they’re truly two of the most talented musicians in the world currently and if you haven’t seen their work, check it out. - LachlanM
He started as a guitarist and backing vocalist for Thin Lizzy but continued with a very successful solo career. - Metal_Treasure
He's a virtuoso guitar player and backing vocalist but he sang all vocals on some of his albums. His singing isn't as impressive as his guitar playing but is OK (some popular lead singers sing worse than him, haha). - Metal_Treasure
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