Best Male Frontmen
The Top Ten
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 is amazing to watch on stage. I know every move he made in Live Aid performance by heart (the little blow he did at the end of "We are the Champions" ending with "...of the world..." just rocks my world! ). Everything he did on stage was to enthrall his fans and we loved him... today still.
I really don't think any other singer has this many fans absolutely adore him even this long after his death. It shows the quality of showmanship he possessed... and that VOICE! He deserves to be number 1
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
One of, or even might be the best singer of all time and he is my all time favorit. Non of the new artists in this curent generation can come close to Freddy's voice and stage charisma.
NUMBER 1. robert plant's bluesy vocals are the best. freddie was born with a really high range but robert has to scream to hit the high notes, which makes him more talented.
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.
How the hell is Robert Plant 8th? He should be second behind Freddie Mercury.
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.
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
He is simply the best, why? Because he possess the same energy, the same drive and the same passion as he did 50 years ago. No one not even freddie mercury comes close.
Who the hell is this guy? - Tristan1975R5
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
he's the best singer and most beautiful so funny and also great person with AKI EERO and PAULI are thes best band THE RASMUS 4ever and after vote for him RASMUSER@S :D he will win I know =) -
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
Has one of the greatest and most powerful voices in rock n' roll history, and he still has it even in his later years.
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.
Hetfield is number 6 and some Lauri Ylonen is in front of him? That's insane. James should be number One. Okay, maybe number Two behind Freddie. But that's that. And besides, Freddie was (mainly) only a singer. James is a awesome guitarist!
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's number 1. Seriously think about the Who and what influence they had. Plant copied Daltry's style and as for Freddie, well he is amazing and best voice, but Daltrey is the definition of a true rock god.
How the hell is this man ranked so low? I cannot believe many of the names ahead of him.
Roger was the first 'proper' rock frontman, along with Mick Jagger. Fellow great frontmen like Robert Plant and Freddie Mercury were influenced by him (Plant especially).
What puts Roger above the lot of them, for me, is how he shared the stage with two legendary rock showmen with massive stage presence in Pete Townshend and Keith Moon.
The likes of Jagger, Plant and Mercury never had such fearsome competition from within their own bands for attention on stage. Roger did. And he more often than not won.
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.
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.
Anyone who has studied rock music will agree that Jim Morrison was the first (and still one of the best) "frontmen" - as we now know the term.
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
Kurt Cobain was such a talented frontman and person in general so how come he's at rank 17? He put on amazing shows which often involved the smashing of guitars at the end. Rest In Peace My Angel, You are Sorely Missed :'(
He was extremely charismatic. He wasn't the greatest singer, but could captivate an audience. I will give a nod to Freddie Mercury and Paul Stanley. But both Paul and Freddie were better singers than Diamond Dave. With low vocal ability Dave could captivate an audience like the other two could not have done without the voices.
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.
Axl rose should be #1 How IS HE 9TH! And guns n roses is the greatest band of all tim so plase fix this
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
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 is an extraordinary talent. His vocal control with regard to intonation and phrasing is remarkable at minimum. Tom is able to take on not only the repertoire of his own ensemble and elevate it to the level of high art, but he has proven that the is able to do this with the band's covers of a number of other standards in the rock repertoire, such as U2s "With or Without You, " a cover that transcends even Bono's original. His vocal range is rare for any frontman, and the clarity of his vocal timbre is unheard of, particularly in his upper tessitura. Certainly, he is the best frontman of our time.
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
Bon Scott was a true frontman of rock n roll as well as Brian Johnson. Jim Morrison was great too, him and Bon went too soon RIP - Dickey96
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.
He seriously can't be compared wit others... He's unique.. Just like their band... Just like their music... UNIQUE.
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!
He is the king, his voice is from heaven. He should be at least in top 3.
Out of Gas Now but they were wicked back in the Day,
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.
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.
I don't know if he is the best frontman, I don't know what this implies, but for sure he is The Best! Everytime I think about Ville or HIM I have the feeling that we only see the top of the iceberg, which is by the way undeniably sublime. Though, there remains unveiled an overwhelming talent and potential. Precious and beloved
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.
Stellar vocals and so sexy! He can kill any song.
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
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!!!
Should be above that overrated Jared Leto...
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
I was going to vote for Ville Valo (HIM) because his voice is so unique, amazing and awesome but Michael Jackson is my life long idol and I love him to pieces!
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.
No one is able to sing like Morten Harket! No need other words!
Come on how is fred durst ahead of this man? Halford has more talent in his pinky than durst has in his entire body!
Halford is the man!
He is the best frontman ever. Jon knows the best how to entertain the audience and put on an excellent show.
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.
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!
matt bellamy makes everyones life better, so he should be number one - maloriebellamy
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.
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
Serj roooooocks!! hes the best singer ever
Everyone knows him as a Beatle, but he was a great frontman for the Wings!
I love the Beatles, but they don't have a front. All of them were equal in that way. Paul wasn't the frontman. John wasn't the frontman.
Not a frontman.
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!
Paul Stanley is one of the best singers I've ever heard, his voice is like a opera singer on crack!!
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!
the best front man of all time by far, just an amazing guy with amazing talent, amazes me that he's not in the top 10 - sharty
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.
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.
Attitude and skill. Vicious guitarist!
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.
To sum my opinion up with one word: PERFECTION!
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.
He is the toughest frontman ever.
He is awesome and during live shows he would let fans get on stage and do stage dives and in a few cases he let fans challenge him to singing contest you don't belive there are videoes on youtube if youd like to check
ONCLE PHIL IS BEST STORYTELLEER EVER
38th? What kind of joke is this...go listen to Holy Diver, Shame on the Night, LA Connection and Stargazer and then re-evaluate your vote.
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...
Yes, He is the best at anything. I'm happy that he is in this list. - Ga-Gackt
I love this band He is great one best of the rock vocalist in recent years. He would be in my top 10 of all time
LOVE ADAM GONTIER
TDG is my favorite band of all time
Though I wish Matt hadn't replaced him
I was super excited when I found the band he joined after the split, Saint Asonia
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!
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
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS BRANDON FLOWERS IS PROBALY BEST SINGER RIGHT NOW
Criminally underrated. Better than Axl Rose in my opinion - dlbk03
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...
What! top 19 at least...!