Best Male Vocalist In Punk Rock Bands

Do you like punk Rock? well here are some of the gratest male punk rock singers of all time.

The Top Ten

1 Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

Finally, a #1 that should be number one! Though when it comes to best punk rock band, I prefer the Offspring... Green Day is not far behind. However, Billie Joe Armstrong is a far better vocalist than Dexter Holland of the Offspring. I'd say Dexter is more consistent (the dude never ages! He's sounded the same since they started in the 80's! ), but Billie Joe's vocals are better than they ever have been, even at 40. He has a hell of a range and brings a different texture to every song.

This amazing man has inspired many people, he has helped a lot of people through rough times and teaches us really to not care and do as we please. He is different than other punk singers nowadays which all have the same boring tone to they're voices. Where as Billie Joe has a huge range and can really sing any song. His voice is getting even better with age. I have a huge amount of respect for Green Day they were the first rock band I listened to and ever got into. They will always be first for me I owe them a lot so Billie Joe really deserves this, keep voting everyone!

Macys day parade, good riddance and 21 guns just to name a few of this angel's vocal masterpieces


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2 Sam (Bunkface)

My music is honest music, for the world, for revolution, for peace. - SAM(Bunkface)

I never seen any rock vocallist as influential as sam in asia. In his best, he would make the crowd go crazy and amaze them with his charisma and energy. He has a good future to go big in the future. He is Asia's answer to billie joe Armstrong

Sam is one of the most charismatic vocallist in Asia. Very energetic, able to control the crowd to his will and writes extraordinary catchy punk songs.

I told yaa.. Sam is the best vocalist in punk rock band ever!

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3 Jello Biafra

Love his voice. Sounds so insane. Listen to the song Forest Fire and you'll see what I mean. And My Chemical Romance, Yellowcard, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Sum 41, The Cure, Simple Plan, Jimmy Eat World, The Offspring, and Blink-182 are NOT punk. The Dead Kenedys, Black Flag, the Sex Pistols, the Stooges/Iggy Pop, The Clash, Minor Threat, Rancid, NOFX, The Ramones, MC5, The Misfits, and The Kinks are punk. Don't put any of the former bands in with any of these.

He has a very specific voice. It's raw and powerful, and it goes along with an amazingly understated technique. Even if we don't take into consideration anything else besides his vocal abilities, in my opinion, Jello should be in first place.

His voice sounds just like his name: Jello. Its awesome.

Fell in love with DK in the early eightee and in elementary big bro was in high scool and listened to punk.great band!

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4 Milo Aukerman (Descendents)

His voice is that of a god. His high notes make birds cry for they know they cannot hit such a divine note. His low notes shake the ocean floor.

Milo Aukerman's work with the Descendents essentially defined modern day Pop Punk.

He's great. Deserves better than thirty-two.

Milo's voice is the best punk rock voice ever.

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5 Joey Ramone (Ramones) Joey Ramone (Ramones) Jeffrey Ross Hyman, professionally known by Joey Ramone, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the punk-rock band The Ramones.

I'm completely ashamed that my generation seems to think that complaining about your first world problems is punk.
Punk is an attitude not a look, and most of these pop rock bands talk about things that punk rock stood against.
My Chemical romance, simple plan, Green Day, Blink 182, fall out boy, sum 41 ARE NOT PUNK!
Iggy and the stooges, the clash, dead kennedys, the Ramones, minor threat, black flag, and crass all deserve to be hear.

Okay I'm sorry but what is wrong with you people? Most of these people aren't even punk! I mean the people who should be in the top are, you know, actual punk people like Joey Ramone, Johnny Rotten, Joe Strummer, and how about the fact that the person dubbed as the punk singer didn't even make it onto this list (yes I can only be talking about Kathleen Hanna)

Sad sad sad... other fans comment what the good think about their favorite is but Ramones fans are starting again with "everything but Ramones isn't punk" truly sad

How can Joey be no 5. Not only the best punk voice/ front man of all time, but in the top three rock voices of all time with Jim Morrison and Bon Scott ( in my opinion)

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6 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 more.

Nobody in punk rock music sounds like mark. Every single one of them has a whiny, nasally voice. Mark sings with a beautifully full voice, while still sounding like a man, not a little bitch (tom delonge)

I love blink though!

Really awesome, but I think Tom deserves to be higher than him. But Mark has a really nice voice, I used to hate it. But as I started listening to his songs more, he is really good at singing. His voice and Tom's voice perfectly suit the band. He should be number 3. - AnimeDrawer

He is just the best ever, no one can make better music than him and Tom

I love his voice. Mark is my hero.

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7 Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) Timothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against.

Tim's voice is unlike any other in a top punk band that uniqueness and the fact his voice is so powerful and pure means he should at least be in the top 5

This really should be #1! The versatility of his voice is astonishing! And don't even get me started on the lyrics he writes!

Tim McIlrath compared to Billie Joe Armstrong? The Green Day vocalist has a flat tone and range while Tim on the other hand can actually change notes during a song

Bring him just to place #1, he deserves that more than anyone else.

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8 Joey Cape (Lagwagon)

First off I thought this was best male vocalist in a punk band? Let's not recognize Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, The Cure and for god sakes Falling In Reverse? Really people lets give credit to one of punk rocks most underrated songwriters. Joey just brings the emotion in the most intelligent writing I've seen. That punk rock attitude mixed with heart break and down to earth observations. Joey has his political (No Little Pill), love (Violins), depressing (Never Stops), angry (Tragic Vision), humorous (Lazy) and just plain punk rock songs. Violins is the most simply relatable songs about love falling apart I've ever heard. The entire Resolve album is most open I've personally seen an artist dedicated to his best friend after he killed himself. Best songs No Little Pill, Minus, Lazy, Dancing The Collapse & May 16th.

Joey Cape is an amazing singer when you take into account the emotional aspect. Listen to Infectious or One More Song and that emotion just demands your attention.

9 Greg Graffin Greg Graffin Gregory Walter Graffin is an American punk rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, college lecturer, and author.

Not only a gentleman and a scholar, he has a voice like no one else, with lyrics like no one else, and is the number one singer on this list, tied only with Jello and Tim.

Extremely intelligent lyrics, catchy melodies and the perfect edge for a punk band. How many bands say that bad religion was one of their influences? Shame... bad religion = underrated.

When Greg Graffin is number twenty-five one a punk list, you know punk is dying, if not already dead and rolling in its grave. He has one of the best voices. By far.

Top dog

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10 Tom Delonge (Blink-182) Tom Delonge (Blink-182) Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975 . When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game . He also used to play the more.

He is pretty good live, even though he fails some performances, at least he isn't autotuned and at some point, he made a high note and it sounded really good. He can play the guitar live and his riffs are really catchy and have rhythm to it. He knows how to entertain his crowd unlike many artists by putting out some really funny humor. He is a nice, chill guy in real life, and chatty and talkative as well. I heard Blink's most recent song, and it was not very good, which just further proves that Tom was really the master behind Blink 182. His song writing skills are amazing and poetic. He even wrote plenty of books, produces movies, owns companies, makes music, seriously, how much does this guy do? He is really talented and hardworking. As much as I love Mark and Travis, I didn't like what they said about Tom on the Rolling Stones. Tom is the creator of Blink 182 and helped advance punk, things without their original creator aren't as good, and it is true, this happened many times. I ...more - AnimeDrawer

He is better than what people say he is. He made a really good high note in his Stay Together For The Kids performance. Am I the only one who actually thinks he sounds decent live? I have heard far worse live, trust me, I have heard pop singers that let playback do all the work and sing very little. At least Tom actually sings and does not lip sync, and his voice is good for someone who is in punk. - AnimeDrawer

For people who think Tom can't sing, just hear his cover on Dancing With Myself, he sounds so amazing that it is insane. He has a really high range and one of the most punk rock voices ever. Should be higher. His raspy, high pitched vocals just sound awesome, he kicks butt, that's for sure. - AnimeDrawer

Tom is my hero.

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The Contenders

11 Dexter Holland (The Offspring) Dexter Holland (The Offspring) Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland is an American musician and molecular biology graduate student, best known as the singer, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter for the punk rock band The Offspring.

Dexter has long been my favorite singer. He has incredible range and can hold notes for prolonged periods of time, as evidenced in the backing vocals in Offspring albums. His ability to sing songs of differing genres showcases the broad range of his ability. He also never disappoints in lyrics that pull on your heart strings, make you chuckle, or make you think. He's retained much of his ability to hit high notes at live shows, even at 50 years old.

Best In my opinion, even from early years his TSOL like voice, than he started to create his own style in Ignition Grunge type song in Dirty Magic and LAPD, were SMASH was what propelled his success with grunge type singing in Gotta Get Away, his High range in Something to Believe in, than Ixnay he showed his best work in songs like Gone Away, Amazed etc... There is so much I wanna say but most people already know, I am a big fan, and I hope he get recognized for his talent not just singing but his song writing, He Sings great Punk Rock Song and Grunge Rock Songs and Pop Punk Songs, that explaines his talent as a musician. One of the most underrated vocalist in my opion, diserves more recognition than he gets.

Amazing Singer, he can do it all, Punk, Rock, POP Punk, Alternative and he is still sounding great, if you don't believe me? Go check out the Ignition Anniversary shows on youtube, than you will see how great he sounds, expecially for a guy in his mid 40s, songs like Dirty Magic, Gotta Get Away Gone Away, Pay The Man, Race Against Myself, A lot Like Me etc... But its just my opinion.

Ya gotta keep em seperated

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12 Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music)
13 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 more.

As much as I love My Chemical Romance (trust me, My Chemical Romance has been with me longer than I can remember... ) and his solo music (he's my favorite singer) Gerard Way does not sing Punk Rock music.

Okay so My Chemical Romance are my fave band in joint with Green Day I really can't choose. This man has done a lot for me. his voice is consistently good all the time! His voice was best in black parade. But whoever got the idea that he is punk is just no listen to their music and you will understand.

Gerard Way has saved my life so many times with his voice, with his lyrics, and just him. My Chemical Romance has saved many lives including mine. I believe Gerard should be number 1.

Not necessarily the most "punk" on the list, but DANG if this guy doesn't have pipes!

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14 Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low)

I think Alex Gaskarth should be number one! He writes beautiful and inspiring lyrics and has a great voice to sing them. I'll always love him! All Time Low is the best band ever.

He's the reason I listen to music! Amazing voice, incredible ability to write such amazing and empowering songs! ATL will always be my favorite band of all time (low)!

Alex is amazing and even better live. Before him I never really appreciated how men can have such amazing voices


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15 Davey Havok (AFI)

This list is pathetic. I'm sorry but the people above davey havok on this list makes me sad for people who claim to know enough about music to even think they deserve a vote on a list like this. Davey havok is a legend. In my opinion he should be viewed at the highest regard. When any musician looks at him, you should feel like your looking at a legend of music, As if you were standing next to Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Paul McCartney etc. davey should be held to that regard. He is looked up to by so many musicians behind the curtains. So many look at AFI as true pioneers who have outlasted so many others. The bands been doing this for 20 years. Long live the god Davey and long live A Fire Inside

The art of drowning may be one of the most under appreciated, raw, brilliant, emotional masterpieces to ever come from their genre. In fact. It may be #1 on the list. Songs like "lost souls", "ever and a day", "Morningstar" & of course "THE DAYS OF THE PHOENIX" are songs you almost wish everyone in the world could hear at least once. So they could understand how brilliant young AFI was. They truly were brilliant. And they had no clue at the time what they had created would live on decades later as a record to never be forgotten.

Not many punk vocalist have this type of range with their voice. I mean he was even invited by Jerry Only to sing for the Misfits after Graves left but turned it down to stay loyal to AFI. And in case you don't think that AFI is punk here are some songs: totalimmortal, prayer position, I want a Mohawk, the boy who destroyed the world, catch a hot one, days of the phoenix, so many more I could name

There is NO ONE better.

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16 Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners)
17 Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.

Certainly one of the best and one of the inventors of the style. We'd had garage bands that yelled like banshees, but he really did seem to be a banshee. He just let loose with a torrent of emotion, and with that quivering voice that was a window into a crazed mind. Nothing like it. Well, maybe Jello Biafra or Joe Strummer, but no doubt Johnny Rotten and those others set a standard for throwing it all out there. I like that the young people are still finding punk bands they like and vocalists who they want to hear tear it up.

The Fact that he is not even in top ten scares me about how many people a ruining the legends of punk. None of the bands in the top ten are punk, Blink 182 is the the biggest pop posers ever. Green Day is an over rated over produces pop band that never should of happened. Ramones are alright more rock then punk, and The rest of these band are just another excuss for stuck up moody emos to brag about how they are original for not listening to pop.

Punk is Dead.

What the hell is wrong with these people. We're supposed to be voting for best punk singer. THAT'S PUNK! Not some jumped up Americans who wear more make up David Bowie during his Ziggy days.
Only, and I mean only, other choice is Joey Ramone, God rest his soul.

Johny Rotten, the King of punk. His lyrics are amazing and his voice is ludicrously powerful! His vocals are actually punishing in a good way. The amount of aggression in his vocals are all too real because Johnny Rotten came from the streets as a poor working class lad. His vocals exilarate like no other because it's the perfect dichotomy of raw power and melody. Blend that together with a genius mind and you have John Lydon. - shawnwalker

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18 Iggy Pop Iggy Pop James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.

Shame to punk that Iggy Pop is only here

Yeah, just listen to Search and Destroy's last half minute... how could Billie Joe Armstrong beat that? NOWAY... - somekindofaguy

Sadly he can't be place 1, 3 and 4 - waldo

A lot of these people on this list like billie joe armstrong rnnie radke and kellin quinn are higher then the legend himself I can't be anymore ebarrassed to ever hangout with these morons

number 1

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19 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig

Really? Just, really? Most of the "guys" listed aren't even really punk. They're just people glorified by scene kids who are confused about what punk really is. You want punk? Go listen to The Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, etc.

His vocals in Misfits are simply amazing. Way over the top in an almost lounge act kind of way, which is a perfect vehicle for showcasing that voice. I've been getting his songs stuck in my head a lot lately, which is great, until you realize you've been singing out loud about... about stuff you wouldn't sing about unless the vocals were awesome and raw.

In my opinion glenn is one of the best punk vocalist. His voice is fantastic just awesome. He's is a legendary man famous punk rock singer and songwriter, Misfits leader and founder, which was best (horror) punk rock band.

Hybrid moments? Last caress?

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20 H.R. (Bad Brains)

NO ONE had a voice like H.R. 's Listen to the song 'I' by Bad Brains if you are unconvinced. He was the first to incorporate rasta themes and opera into punk.

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