Best Bassists With Lead Vocals

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The Top Ten

1 Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer) Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer)

Hmm, yes he's good. But Les Claypool, Sumon, Geddy Lee are also awesome. Especially Les Claypool and Sumon. Les Claypool has awesome slapping techniques. And Sumon can play bass guitar with his teeth. That's why I added them before him. - zxm

Even though if Les Claypool was a better Bass player than Dickie Peterson, Geddy Lee is not. Geddy Lee playing in Rush was not made for the bass like Les Claypool in Primus was. Even though Rush and Primus did have something against Blue Cheer, Sumon as a solo artist or his band Aurthohin would not. Rush follow Blue Cheer. I know that does not matter. I am just saying. Blue Cheer was one of the first of its kind. Rush is a power trio, have a bassist with lead vocals, and both plays hard (which is how Rush follows Blue Cheer). - BlueFuse

(Sighs), he's very good but never expected him to see on top. - zxm

@BlueFuse, yes rock is the best genre. But Punk, Roots Rock, Prog rock, Experimental rock are also rock. And Blue Cheer were psych, blues, hard rock. Which are also rock. - zxm

2 Geddy Lee (Rush) Geddy Lee (Rush) Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.

This man is the king of bass guitar.

I love you Geddy! - GeddyLee

When it's come to one of the most talented bands it's Rush.And Geddy Lee has been bassist of rush more than 45 years.Also with lead vocals.He is one of the best bassist ever.It's very difficult to play awesome bass with vocals.Not only bass guitar or vocals he could play also other instruments like keyboards and guitar.So he should be the best bassist who handled lead vocals - zxm

3 Les Claypool (Primus) Les Claypool (Primus) Leslie Edward "Les" Claypool is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author and actor best known as the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Primus.

Dam* I forgot about him. He definitely deserves to be on top 3. Amazing bass techniques. Sings pretty cool too. - zxm

4 Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is mostly known for being the secondary lead vocalist and bassist of Pink Floyd.
5 Paul McCartney (The Beatles) Paul McCartney (The Beatles) Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

A multi-talented musician.

Which the best music artist the world had ever seen? It's the Beatles.People though they could change the world.With john lennon Paul McCartney was the lead vocalist of Beatles.He is also considered as one of the best bassist.Not only best bassist but also best vocalist.He is also one of the most talented musician ever.So what more to say about him - zxm

6 Tom Araya (Slayer) Tom Araya (Slayer) Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
7 Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. He was a bassist and a singer known for his raspy voice. He died in 2015 from cancer and other health problems.
8 Jack Bruce (Cream) Jack Bruce (Cream) John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker.

RIP Jack, we miss you greatly.

Fine bass lines under powerful voice

9 Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) Philip Parris "Phil" Lynott was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. His most commercially successful group was Thin Lizzy, of which he was a founding member, the principal songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist.
10 Bassbaba Sumon (Aurthohin) Bassbaba Sumon (Aurthohin) Saidus Salehin Khaled, known professionally as Bassbaba Sumon, is a Bangladeshi bass player, singer, songwriter, composer, and music producer. He is the vocalist and bassist for the rock band Aurthohin.

Won't say he is more talented than Geddy Lee. But he is a better singer than Geddy Lee. And technically he is more talented than bassists like Mike Dirnt, Gene Simmons or Mark Hoppus. - zxm

The Contenders

11 Greg Lake (Emerson Lake & Palmer) Greg Lake (Emerson Lake & Palmer) Gregory Stuart Lake was an English bassist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer who gained prominence as a founding member of the progressive rock bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
12 Gene Simmons (kiss) Gene Simmons (kiss) Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.
13 Benjamin Orr (The Cars) Benjamin Orr (The Cars) Benjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.

I love him, a good kind hearted man with so much talent and beauty.

This man could sing the phone book and make you believe it had incredible impact... He was the perfect vehicle for Ric Ocasek's lyrics. He could be sexy, snarky, or crooning while leading you along with his melodic bass lines. We love you and miss you, Benjamin! #BenjaminOrr #neverenough

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14 Glenn Hughes Glenn Hughes Glenn Hughes is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known as a member of Deep Purple and the rock pioneers Trapeze, and his solo career. Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple. He is acclaimed for his wide vocal range.
15 Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) Mark Allan Hoppus is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality best known as the bassist and co-lead vocalist for the pop punk band Blink-182. Born in Ridgecrest, California, Hoppus spent his childhood moving back and forth between his mother and father's ...read more.
16 Sting (The Police, solo) Sting (The Police, solo) Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead singer for the English band The Police
17 Rick Danko (The Band) Rick Danko (The Band) Richard Clare "Rick" Danko was a Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter and singer, best known as a member of The Band.
18 John Wetton (Asia)
19 Richard Bona

The spirit. whatever you call it. It is just amazing. never heard something like that whether alone or in band the point of perfection. he gets me confused and at the same time believe that anything can come from the impossible to reality

20 Doug Pinnick (King's X)
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