Best Male Frontmen

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The Top Ten

1 Freddie Mercury (Queen) Freddie Mercury (Queen) Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

Once you've seen freddie on stage performing, you are enticed by him and you feel every little emotion that he feels. No one, i repeat NO ONE can or has ever portray the mood of a song like freddie could. He is a legend, and all legends should be admired and praised for what they've accomplished. Even Mike Meyers commented on Freddie by saying 'This is a god who walks as man.' R.I.P. Freddie, we'll never forget...

Freddie Mercury was a remarkable phaenomenon. He sang in various octaves using all his effort. He had a falsetto which could make a deaf person able to hear again. He performed in a unique way using all possible space on stage, making crowds of thousands attendants staring at him for hours. He gained the fans with his personality and despite the fact that he was homosexual he lead a rock band (a classic str8 dream) in such a success that never ever found in other "str8" frontmen. And that says a lot about who deserves the title. - athens_voice

Why is this guy not at the top? He had more stage presence in one hair of his iconic moustache than Jon and the rest of Bon Jovi has combined (and I happen to like Bon Jovi)! His voice and the way it just blended with the instruments of the other band members, the songwriting, the stage theatrics... it all combined to make one heck of a frontman. If you need proof that he's better than Gackt (and I like him/Malice Mizer too) and Jon Bon Jovi, watch Queen's performance at Live Aid. - TheAI

Best ever.

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2 Lauri Ylonen Lauri Ylonen Lauri Ylönen is a Finnish singer-songwriter, best known as the frontman of the Finnish alternative rock band The Rasmus.

because it is an excellent songwriter and singer! has one of the most privileged voices and talent fills the air. He has lent his voice to other groups successfully and even composed for a movie. One of the personalities who earns more money in Finland and that has contributed most to the Finnish econimia. Definitely deserves this job! - LucasMota

We vote him because he has such a beautiful voice and when he write a song, he puts all his feelings and open his heart and in combination with the rest of the guys of the band (Aki, Pauli and Eero)they create the best band in this world: THE RASMUS!

LIVE PROMISES- THE RASMUS OFFICIAL FANS CLUB - ARGENTINA - Trish

Who the hell is this guy? - Tristan1975R5

Why is he number four, I've never even heard of him - Gruunge

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3 Tom Chaplin (Keane) Tom Chaplin (Keane) Thomas Oliver Chaplin, is an English singer-songwriter, musician and composer, best known for being the lead vocalist of British alternative rock band Keane.

Tom's one of the best nowadays Frontmen! For me he's unique! He's a brilliant singer, with such a powerful and stunning vocal range. His Live performances are awesome and magical, his voice sounds exactly as on the records, perhaps even more amazing, as he sings with so much passion and gives his all heart & soul on stage. He's genuine and so very sincere, doesn't hide any emotion and creates with the crowd such an unique bond of complicity and also something even more rare, I believe - a bond of love! Not forgetting that he can sing with the same flawlessness an energetic rock tune or a heavenly ballad - his voice comes directly from heaven, for sure!

Tom's voice is one of the most beautiful, pure and powerful I've ever heard. He is able to brilliantly sing all kinds of songs, to reach the hardes notes, to sound even better live that on records, which is TRULY something nowadays, and to sing for a whole room without even needing a microphone. As if that wasn't enough, he has an incredible stage presence and an amazing way of really connecting with the crowd and of making you feel that you are an important part of the moment.

Tom Chaplin is, in my opinion, the male Adele. No, I don't at all mean that he looks like her or something like that, but his voice is flawless, powerful, and almost indescribable. I truly believe he has one of the best voices of the decade. Aside from is voice, Tom is a fantastic live performer, still hitting every note on stage, and to top it off, he has enormous stage-presence.

Tom totally deserves top ten - he has a voice of pure talent, no autotune needed here

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4 Jared Leto Jared Leto Jared Joseph Leto is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and director. He is well known for being the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars.

Not a huge fan of 30 Seconds to Mars, but I have to admit that Leto is a very skilled vocalist with a great voice and range.

One amazingly talented individual. He seriously has no competition with these others. His vibe, energy and overall compassion for music is flawless.

He is insanely talented you have no idea what this man is capable of. He cares about the echelon an the environment, animals, less-fortunate people. He is more than just a pretty face.

Lmao... who the fk is actually voting for this guy? Yes, I love his acting presence and rate a few of his songs, but he doesn't even make the top 500.

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5 Morten Harket Morten Harket Morten Harket is a Norwegian musician, best known as the lead singer of the synthpop/rock band A-ha, which released ten studio albums and topped the charts internationally after their breakthrough hit "Take on Me" in 1985.

Morten is the best male voice on earth, he deserves the first place. He gives wings to a song. Let one of the vocalist in the list here sing an a-ha song, maybe "Summer Moved On" or "Hunting High And Low", I'm sure they all will fail. A-ha songs are so difficult and complicated to sing and Morten is so perfect in giving this songs a soul

Morten might not be a big entertainer, but he has an unique voice and that "special something" that blows you away

He was, is and will always be the number 1. He is the best male voice on earth. Freddie Mercury and Morten should be number 1 in this list because both have an amazing vocal range and so much emotion in their voices. By the way, Morten is also the most beautiful men/singer.

The best Falsett ever! Go for No. 1!

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6 Ville Valo (HIM) Ville Valo (HIM) Ville Hermanni Valo is a Finnish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead vocalist and main songwriter of the Finnish gothic rock band HIM.

Beautiful man, beautiful singer/songwriter and the man is intelligent which is very refreshing in a lead singer of a band. He knows what he wants and wont compromise on his standards. VERY underestimated songwriter, his songs can bring me to tears, make me scream and smile, and his music is the only thing that gets me through the day at times when I need something that will bring me out of my depths of despair cause he has been there too, its like he senses what us fans feel too. Hey I could go on forever praising this wonderful man, but unless you listen to him and HIM yourself you will never understand what I'm talking about... In our eyes he is NUMBER ONE!

Ville Valo's ability to be the best at everything that the lead singer and songwriter should be he can provoke the emotion of the song with his gestures and mannerisms on stage and in music videos. Ville's vocal range is also one of his many talents he mainly is a baritone singer but he can hit high notes as well which is an amazing feat to accomplice.

Ville Valo is witty, charismatic and just someone who you can relate to on one level or another. He bears his heart and feelings in his music and lyrics and allows you to peer into the deep ends of his soul in the songs. His voice is magnificent in the range that it can cover, and he is a rare talent that you get very very rarely specially in these times.

The best!

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7 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

The best child/male frontman ever.. all because when you see him with his band called the jackson 5, it always send you smiling with fascination and adoration... all because he is so young and so cute but he can pull up a voice that's so far from his age, he dances like an expert even at 7... he can already groove like that of James Brown's and many other influences by just merely looking and observing them plus with an age not more than 10 - graciadolinobv

Michael Jackson... oh ya... The best frontman... he knew how to get a crowd interested in what he had to offer... his sex appeal, his genuine love for the stage and giving his 100 effort in every show. He was a leader and a genius showman for sure... RIP love xo him forever - love4mjj

His voice is just unique and make me feel loved when I was alone. Many people don't understand him and judge because they believe everything they read in magazines. He was an amazing artist and person, and also have a really special place in my heart
I'll never forget you Mike

Should be higher come on how does j leto beat this guy

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8 Robert Plant Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Robert is deffinetly the best frontman of all time. With his beautiful, unique voice, his charisma and his undeniable ability to put on a wonderful show and interpret the Led Zeppelin songs with such passion that you would think he's singing them for the very first time, he is truly a ROCK GOD.

When he was with Zeppelin he had it all, his stage presence was incredible, his voice so unique and so dam sexy. Robert and Jimmy had this 6th sense thing going on, hell the whole band did, they would stretch a song to 20 minutes with melodies and all meet back to the original song at the same time, it was awesome to watch, nobody did that. Robert Plant knows how to capture the audience like no other and his music since Zep has been awesome. Number 1 frontman.

There's no way Freddie outdoes Robert. Robert Plant is such a spectacle to watch live, his motions work with the dynamic of the song, and even when he isn't moving he has such a stage presence. Not to mention he's such a great singer. Freddie always sounded so bouncy and flamboyant and never quite reached the level of intensity of emotion that Robert could reach, even in Bohemian Rhapsody.

The greatest of all time

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9 James Hetfield James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

He is the Number One. Heavy singing, dark lyrics, fast and accurate right hand strumming the guitar strings. Other frontmen are also great, but they're only singers. James is the Devil!

Agreed! Hetfield should be number one! He is a Legend of thrash unlike anyone else on the list... Except freddie to a legend.. But anyway
How is he 8? And behind all these people? Like who is the number one? And bon jovi sucks! And people vote jackson, why? Right he died! If he didn't he wouldn't be in that spot, or in the top ten.

He sings like a beast! but also he is the best rhythm guitarist in the whole world! Not too many people can do that, and nobody can do that as good as Jamie! Metallica is one of the best bands in history thanks to him.

He is an absolute legend. One of the best frontman ever. His singing, guitar playing and interaction with crowd is unmatchable. Its hard to do multiple tasks at a time and still sound perfect. No one can match his energy during live shows.
- Shikhar

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10 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

Axl Rose is the frontman of the most dangerous band in the world. He sings, plays piano, rant about what is happening in his life, he controls the audience to see if there is somebody that will get hurt. Many people think that he is dumb, but they are just hypocrites unlike Axl who is very real in his action and words. He didn't fake any single thing that he did. - ronluna

Is the best frontman easily. He shows a lot of passion on stage and is the heart of GnR.
1. Axl Rose
2. Freddie Mercury(R. I. P)
3. Steven Tyler
4. Jon Bon Jovi
5. Kurt Cobain(R. I. P) - i-love-rock-n-roll

Axl Rose Is Without A Doubt Rocks Greatest Frontman. It ia a disgrace and insult to rock to see jared leto bon jovi etc at ther top of this list - voodooaxl

I'm done Axl is lower than jared leto and a finish idiot top 10 should be in no order Robert plant Axl Jim Morrison freddy Kurt Cobain dio ozzy Paul and John and Eric clapton or Hendrix

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The Contenders

11 Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He ...read more.

Jon is the best frontman ever! He rocks the stadium with 70.000 fans and all have a great party. And he make that you think he is singing only for you. He is amazing!

Damn, he may not be as musically talented as many other singers are, but he can put on one hell of a show

One of the few rockers who actually got better looking with age. Wow.

He can put on one great show

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12 David Lee Roth David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

One of the greatest frontmen and entertainers of all time, no one can do a show as 'Diamond' David Lee Roth! Split leaps, kicks, and his one and only voice is what a real Heavy metal frontman is made of! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the originall, the one and only: David Lee Roth!

David Lee Roth got the crowd going evertime he put on a live show doing high flying ariel spin kicks doing and split leap off the drum stage.
This man is legendary when it comes to performance live. - OzzyVanHalen

A frontman should be charismatic, able to draw the spotlight to himself, while commanding the attention of the audience, and Diamond Dave was a master at it.

This list isn't about vocalists - it's about frontmen - no one was better on stage or in front of the cameras than this guy, period.

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13 Kurt Cobain (nirvana) Kurt Cobain (nirvana) Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.

R.I. p mr cobain grunge will live forever we all miss you and we know your watching dave from heaven

kurt is the voice of my generation!He spoke his heart and mind out and not for selling records to these trendyasses!! He is the voice of those who suffers in this terrible world of violence and prejudice! - pratica

Kurt Cobain had something that so many others try to imitate. As I type this he is placed at #18, but will always be #1 to me. Love you forever Kurt xo

He let the music speak for itself, no stage gimmicks and overused stadium chants

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14 Gackt Gackt

I thought I'd "seen it all" and there came Gackt Diabolos Tour and the LIVE HORSE RIDING! I don't think there are any currently live shows as professionally and elegantly put together as Gackt's these days.
Japanese and korean audiences are REALLY lucky to be able to witness his shows.

He just should be far the first ever!
Gackt is best frontmen, singer, compocer, musician and like a person forever. - Lucius

There was an amateur band, then Gackt and Malice Mizer, then an amateur-like band again...

his voice is awesome)))
Hope he'll be the best))
wish good luck to other guys))

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15 Steve Perry (Journey) Steve Perry (Journey) Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.

Steve Perry is the most amazing singer I have ever heard, and he is responsible for co-writing many timeless hits. Journey is well known for their long and strenuous tours. Perry was able to not only sing every night, but each night he reached heights which most singers can only dream of. Along with his seemingly endless range, Steve Perry was capable of singing with such emotion so as to give life to each song. He raised the bar for live performances, singing each song with near perfection, and usually better than the studio versions. To not appreciate what Perry has done is a sad thing.

Ok I am going to say right now, any spot other than top 3 is a plain insult to this guy. There are few frontman that have ever lived that had as much vocal range as Perry. The guy was an amazing vocalist to say the least.

I have been a huge fan of Journey for so many years and I don't think Steve is appreciated enough. He will always be my favorite singer and his voice is second to none.

In the top 3. 29 is an insult. My favorite of all time.

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16 Brandon Flowers (The Killers) Brandon Flowers (The Killers)

Number 10!?
He should be number 1!
And who the hell is gackt!? - Sharpy6868

Great song writer and singer. There is no one like him performance wise yesterday, today or tomorrow.

It was tough to decide between Brandon and James Hetfield, but my vote goes to Brandon... - Overdose

He should be at the first 15 places

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17 Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

Has one of the greatest and most powerful voices in rock n' roll history, and he still has it even in his later years.

Agreed. This list is bogus. It;s all about popularity. Saw him live, he was jumpin all over the place. Put on a truly awesome show - UFasten8Me

No one else runs around like this guy and still sings perfect

I just don't understand how it is even possible that Bruce Dickinson, James Hetfield and Axl Rose are behind Michael Jackson.

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18 Mick Jagger Mick Jagger Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.

I think Jagger should be number 1. I know others wouldn't agree because some prefer Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, James Brown etc and that's understandable. But Mick is still surely top 5 in that scenario. But Jared Leto? Come on people!
Who even is he?

He should be number one. He owns the stage and gives the best performance I have ever seen - over and over again.

Oh come on this man has twice (or more) the charisma of jared leto, the confidence of freddie mercury and a very very very very unique voice

Mick captures every crowd like with a Magic spell. Mick is the greatest ever and has been and still are.

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19 Hyde (L'Arc-en-Ciel)

best frontman, one of the craziest performer, a multi-instrumentalist, a very cool person, a great lyrist (his lyrics are beyond deep blue sea), a heartrob even if he has a wife, he rocks the stage with his amazing vocals and also he has a great sense of humour that the audience love. - ronluna

He can SING so beautifully, He knows how to rocks with guitar, He always able to amaze us with ballad performance till rock music. He is capable to WRITE songs, He has been a LEGEND till now. I believe there's no other frontman like that... EVER!

lyrics that touch the heart or make the blood run in excitement, voice that quakes whether high or really low, looks that can make even guys swoon -- he's the best frontman EVER.

HYDE is amazing! I love his voice and his songs are really touching! he is the greatest frontman ever!

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20 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

Most influential and he's legendary because of his controversy and music. Though his music isn't the hardest, they were hard in their time and was nevertheless great. He's awesome and he did point out several things that changed rock history forever: legends come to an end and rock is about sex and drugs. I believe all rock stars got the idea about sex, drugs and rock and roll from Jim Morrison, being among the first. He's got a wild personality and a great singing voice. He could also come up with the best lyrics and meanings to songs. He's a legend!

Jim Morrison is a very sexy, creative frontman. I love it when I would watch clips of The Doors performing live and would see Jim wearing black boots and tight, sexy leather pants. He also makes me melt when I would hear him say one of his poems and would hear him sing

The original bad boy of rock and roll. Jagger changed his whole persona after seeing Morrison. I remember the Stones on Ed Sullivan in their little sailor suits. This is where Jagger didn't have the balls to sing the original lyrics to a Rolling Stones song. "Let's spend some time together? " That was great Mick.

He's just amazing. You should listen to his songs. I think Passenger & Owl City are the best. - Aniss

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21 Matt Bellamy (Muse)

Matt bellamy is by far the most diverse, orginal musician of the 21st century as his guitar and piano skills are off the charts.

but muse have become the best live show in the world in the last ten years though they would never admit it.

if you don't believe it watch the live performances of plug in baby, newborn and knights of cydonia - hystericalcitizen

I don't even need to say why Matt Bellamy is the most incredible frontman. Have you not SEEN him in concert? I can't believe he's 20th, he should be first and those of you who didn't vote for Matt are just... Just oblivious.

He plays the guitar like a god, plays piano that is actually mosh-worthy, sings like an angel and is an overall amazing human being!

Of the 21st century frontmen, Matt Bellamy takes the cake. Best, most talented frontman of our times.

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22 Gerard Way Gerard Way Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.

Gerard Way is an incredible artist with an unique voice, he gives so much emotion through his songs and we all LOVE his sassiness! He deserves to be in top 10 of this list, cause he is a pretty good frontman of an amazing band and he shows it every single time when he is on stage with his great energy!

Definitely needs to be higher up in the list! The way he performs with such energy and enthusiasm is amazing. LONG LIVE My Chemical Romance!

You people should see how the crowd reacts to him every moment that he is on stage. Its magical. No one else like him in the music industry.

Should be top ten.

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23 Roger Daltrey Roger Daltrey Roger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during ...read more.

Roger is really underrated on this list along with sting, eddie vedder, dave grohl, billy corgan, jim morrison and steven tyler.

So charismatic and handsome. Keith and Pete were always present with their wacky stage antics but there was always something about Roger that remained the center of attention.

Roger Daltrey is the best frontman of all time.. The very best voice. See Woodstock - See Me, Feel Me. You will agree. No contest!

This guy and Robert Planet should be second, with Freddie top in my opinion

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24 Bon Scott Bon Scott Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more.

Are you actually joking...17th? Wow, people don't know true talent when they see it, this man could scream, this man knew how to live the rock lifestyle, he knew how to write, he knew how to write a song and by god... HE KNEW HOW TO SING! He deserves at least top 5, along with, Freddie Mercury, Robert plant, Jim Morrison and Mick Jagger!

What is this? Come on he should be number one. He can front a band better then anyone that has ever been born. He could sing and write like a god, he is god. Just like the other guy wrote, Bon is the reason why I love rock. Salute

Bon Scott is the best frontman, he had a great voice, he brought plenty of energy, and he put on a show. Some of these singers just stand there at the microphone and shake their ass. - mobrules

He gave 100% - 100% of the time!
If he had lived, can you imagine? Too bad these ratings are nothing more than an opinion, because he really did give his performances everything he had making him the best front man of all time! This confirmed even by other Rock n Roll artists!
(And if they're not Rock?! ---Who cares what they say! )
He was also a good guy, just see what his wife and people who knew him say about him.

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25 M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

Please excuse me while I wipe the drool from my lip. If a man can get any more amazing, please let me know.

Effortless power from a vocal range with such perfect timbre that it melts your face!

This man is not only a great singer but he also has one hell of a stage presence.
Not a note is ever off and he makes many vocal legends look like amateurs.

One of the few frontmen along with Corey Taylor Johnathon Davis, and David Draiman whose voice sounds the exact same as it does in the studio, as on the set.

Two in my heart and fetch me away I stand alone

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26 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.

Theres no competing with Chester's screaming and singing, truly the best. - lukestheman4

He is the best.. He is unique and has got own style.. His voice is like legendry and he puts his 100% in every stage performance..

Chester is simply amazing in all ways! His voice is a true reflection of this...Rock on!!!

He never had the competition...

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27 Jarvis Cocker

If you have never seen jarvis in action, you have really missed something unique!

Need to see this guy live to understsnd. Or YouTube one of their music videos. The guy is full of energy and very caramstic.

28 Liam Gallagher Liam Gallagher William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye.

NOBODY can beat his style... Mixture of arrogance+ charisma... Totally badass... His walk his talk everything tells me he is the best frontman ever!

The best singer of all time. His voice is pure magic as is his style. The singer of the best band ever! LIAM GALLAGHER SHOULD BE NUMBER 1!

The stage presence Liam possesses in unrivaled. Captivating character and an electric voice.

Liam would've easily topped this list if it wasn't for his American haters

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29 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

This man is a genius. His songwriting is brilliant, he's a fantastic singer and guitarist, but most of all he is the best showman I have ever seen. He has a way of holding an audience in the palm of his hand, with a lot of sexuality, a lot of fun and a whole load of talent!

Absolutely Amazing! Especiallly at live performances!

Billie has so much energy and passion, and he's great at interacting and involving the fans!

This list is ridiculous. Billie deserves to be in the top THREE. His lyrics, passion, energy, is timeless. This man has done it ALL live, even performed naked on stage before. His spot number need to be higher. Really, no frontman is able to compete in the same level as Billie, when it comes to the band performing live.

Honestly he needs a higher spot. What's not to like about him. He is so interactive with Green Day fans, he brings them onstage to sing or play with the band! Such a great frontman. Deserves more recognition.

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30 Anthony Kiedis Anthony Kiedis Anthony Kiedis is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he has fronted since its inception in 1983.

Anthony has his own style he is best funky vocalist ever his rock his energy his charisma he is simply the best of all time

he is the absolute best frontman of all time. he is an amazing person and singer and is so high energy!

he'sso good at entertaing the crowd and talking and is such a good singer - FunkyMonk

Such a great singer- can't be ignored.

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31 Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode)

Love them or hate them (Music), Dave Gahan is by far one of the best frontmen. His stage persona is heavily influenced by Elvis, Mick Jagger, Freddy Mercury and Prince. He sings awesome, dances great & keeps the fans involved in the concert. Watch any live performance and you will understand why. His stage presence ranks with Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison.

No other band has stayed at the top of their game for as long or with the same level of consistency as Depeche Mode. This is in no small part due to the man who has out sung out gyrated out partied and ultimately outlasted everyone of his peers. Dave Gahan.

Why? Great voice, even after 30 years, charisma and his live performances. Without him, we would never know such a band like Depeche Mode.

The best frontman in the universe

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32 Steven Tyler Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.

Should be at number one, this is absolutely ridiculous, jared leto? Whats with the obsession of him? Jonathan davis? Influential on metal but not for his stage presence, at 64 steven tyler is still enertaining crowds, look at videos of him in the 80's and he was in his late 30's early 40's, without him there is no axl rose or energetic glam frontmen, he knows how to enertain a crowd, plus aerosmith is amazing, so stoked to see them on tour this summer

One voice and crazy ass flips and jumps on stage that will never be forgotten!

Out of Gas Now but they were wicked back in the Day,

Definitely should be top 3 if not number 1

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33 Serj Tankian (System of a Down) Serj Tankian (System of a Down) Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.

Pure genius. No one has better lyrics. His voice is up and down the scales. Simply amazing. Soothing songs like Aerials or songs like Chop Suey! where he pours his heart out in the end. The best.

Hes a songwriter, singer, multi-intrumentalist, poet, political activist. etc. - CaptainComedy17

This guy is insane, probably the best singer in the 21st century

I love this man. He has such an amazing vocal diversity, foes an incredible combination with Daron Malakian, he's just the perfect frontman. - Meko750

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34 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

John was a great man, who just wanted peace, and he was a great frontman. What is wrong with you people? He wrote many Beatles songs, and he had a great solo career also. He is in hall of fame. 48th place, really?

John was a Great musician and personality. He was a fighter. He was a fire. He was a bright. He was a TRUE! And he always live in my heart and hearts of many other people.

John deserves much higher than 43...

John's vision, grit and courage changed the face of music. no on can ever compare to his greatness!

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35 Bono Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

Absolutely great frontman, one of the best ever, he is perfect connection the largest emotions, awesome timbre of voice, great passion, peaceful messages, sense of humour and great charisma

It is really strange that people I have never heard of are ahead of this legend and his awesome band. Will people 500 years from now remember Tom Chaplin and Villegas Valo? Bono is arguably number one. Top five is indisputable.

He is awesome, not only does he have a great voice but also he has done loads of work regarding Africa and peace in Ireland.

17?! Are you kidding me? Definitely top 5 all time. No doubt.

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36 Arnel Pineda Arnel Pineda Arnel 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.

JOURNEY's new Frontman AP brings a new JRNY feel..
great energy! big voice! big heart!
so humble, very impressive..
he deserves to be on the list.
he's proven himself with the band.
they Rock every concert venue..
75 sold out tours 2008,
Platinum REVELATION album,
what a feat! all in ONE year!
what more this 2009..
really, AP's very promising! - yui_rainbow27

37 Hideto Matsumoto Hideto Matsumoto
38 Maynard James Keenan (tool & a perfect circle) Maynard James Keenan (tool & a perfect circle) Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

i think he needs more credit. he has one of the best, if not THE best voices that fans of progressive rock and metal have ever heard, and you are just deaf if you can't realize that.

maynard could easily be in the top spot. he has one of the greatest voices the world has ever heard, if not THE greatest.

the way he moves on stage, really gets you in the mood. and a haunting voice - gouchesweat

This singer has been part of three different bands. Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Pucifer. He has an amazing voice that I do think deserves much more credit. It almost does not match his face. But this singer should be in at least the top five.

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39 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

Ozzy is arguabley the greatest and Eddie Vedder, chester from linkin park, sting, and jon bon jovi are ahead of him? Ugh that makes my stomach hurt knowing theres people who believe that - ChrisHenry

Shoots water guns and throws water guns on the crowd, treats the stage as the gym, and to top it off bites the head off of animals

Ozzy should definitely be higher on the list
who else bites the heads off live animals on stage

Number 15? Have you seen this guy? Sure Freddie, Mick, and Robert will always be the top three frontmen, but have you seriously seen this guy? He is a very, interesting frontman that needs to be higher up

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40 Jonathan Davis (korn) Jonathan Davis (korn) Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
41 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

Elvis deserves way more than to be where he is. He wasn't called the "World's Greatest Entertainer for nothing" and he's been dead for 34 years and he's still making more money than a large percentage of the people on here.

42 Matt Tuck (bullet for my valentine)

OMFG! matt should be in the top 3 4 sure. listen to the scream aim fire album. that shows off his singing voice and his guitar work! - DopeWithABass

Good looking and talented...
Yummy...

What! top 19 at least...!

43 Kyo (D'erlanger) Kyo (D'erlanger)

a great vocalist and frontman of bands D'ERLANGER, DIE IN CRIES and BUG. He was with hide of X-JAPAN in the band YOKOSUKA SAVER TIGER as a vocalist. - ronluna

44 Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the ...read more.

Should be top 5. Amazing talent. Everything he touches turns to gold. He also seems to love his fans and we all love him back!

When I saw the Foo Fighters live, dave was super energetic. You don't even need to know the songs to enjoy it. He gets everyone involved. You have an awesome time no matter what. Should be at least top 10

Best there is in my opinion. Very entertaining. Every show is different and he brings everybody in. Doesn't matter if it's 1000 or 60 000 people. Legend!

He's the nicest guy in rock n' roll. 'enough said.

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45 Layne Staley Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.

He captured everyone in audience with his power voice and vocal abilities. He may not have been flamboyant as some of the others on this list, but he didn't need to be... His presence said it all. RIP Layne

Layne is GOD.
Kurt is great too, but Layne had much more of an impact. AIC FOREVER.

greatest rock voice of all time its an insult to even speak of Kurt Cobain in the same voice

He's below Chris Martin and Adam Levine. Honestly people...

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46 Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Stanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.

Why so low? I have no idea! Paul Stanley #1 no doubt about it! The charismatic, sexy, charming, talented, energetic, upbeat front man of KISS! A living rock legend. His wailing vocals are sub par and are like that of none other! He's pushing 60 for heaven's sake! BUT he can put on better shows than anyone or any other band I've ever seen, when you go to see a KISS concert you know you did the right thing with your money! Paul Stanley's uncanny ability to go from high range vocals to low is magnificent! As a front man he does more than just sing! He plays rhythm guitar as well as song writing! HE is the heart and soul of KISS. His singing will knock your sock off! Just listen to Love gun, or any other KISS song and you'll see what I'm talkin' about! And boy do the women go CRAZY over this hunk of a man!

He should be #1!
He really gets the crowd to interact, he even "flies" to the audience at one point in the show! THE best singer to DATE! His voice is SO cool!
He can really sing! And a great entertainer!

I can't believe he's so low in this list! Should definitely be #1! Nearly 60 years old and still sexy as hell! One of the greatest, and certainly most unique voices around!

They definitely have this all wrong.

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48 Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

Are you joking? At 51 years old, Eddie Vedder has more energy than half the people on here, and he's at 52? Not to mention his always imitated (but never duplicated) growl. Definitely top 10, if not top 5 material. That's not even the best part. He doesn't believe in being a frontman. He wants all the band to get credit. But I'm voting for him anyway, because Eddie Vedder is awesome.

the best frontmen ever
energy-500%
vocals- 500%
rage-500%
given to the fans 135468798%
just the best

Passion and Emotion pretty much describes what he brings to the table. Seeing some of these rankings shows the average 'age' to be young. I'm not old, but respect what has come before. Seeing some of this shows that people really haven't listened to a ton of music that are voting.

Definitely should be in the top 10. He's brilliant

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49 Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.

The Greates Frontman of all time. He has deep and thoughtfull lyrics. No one puts more emotion into music like Thom.

He's not just an excellent vocalist, he plays fine piano and guitar. And his voice is an instrument in itself, which helps forge Radiohead's overall amazing soundscape. Technically, maybe he's not the best. But with joy, tears, pain and truth, Thom Yorke surrounds the world with his talent.

Gerard Way, Jared Leto, Matt Bellamy all ahead of Thom Yorke? Garbage list.

He should be higher. Way higher.

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50 Corey Taylor Corey Taylor Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.

Best Frontman ever... both SlipKnoT and Stone Sour... - skt

I love Corey Taylor! Slipknot Stonesour. Two hit bands at the same time. Talk about not wasting your talent. He busts his ASS to make his music. One of the front men of all time.

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