Top Ten Best Rock Musicians

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Now this one is a little tricky, anyone is qualified but think great musicians think versatile and skilled!

The Top Ten

1 Tom DeLonge Tom DeLonge 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 ...read more.

Here is my opinion on his singing and playing. To be honest, he does have some performances where he fails at singing, but he is drunk, so what can you really expect from that, and he should probably stop drinking before concerts. When he is not drunk, he sounds great and his voice is awesome. In some concerts, like the Down concert and the Stay Together For The Kids, he is really amazing and proves he can sing. He really sounds beautiful when he is not drunk or is actually giving his best. His guitar playing is almost always awesome, he can play from some of the softest to some of the hardest guitar playing ever. Honestly, I like his voice, not a lot of people sound like him. That raspy, whiny high pitched voice, I love it. He is a good person, he just needs to drop the habit of drinking too much, luckily he stopped doing drugs, but he is overall a good person that never wants to intent to hurt anyone. - AnimeDrawer

Deserves to be high on the list. He created his own way of playing the guitar and he makes such good guitar riffs. definitely the best. - AnimeDrawer

First, WOW! :D

2 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

Simply the best great personality awesome sound and diversity in music awesome effect on people really he revolutionised rock for alleterni. RIP Jimi

3 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. V 1 Comment
4 Neil Peart Neil Peart Neil Ellwood Peart, OC (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances. V 1 Comment
5 Trent Reznor Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.

Petty much, Trent reznor IS nine inch nails, one of the greatest bands ever created. This guy can do anything, and can write amazing music

drums, keyboard, bass, guitar, lyrics, vocals, NIN
this guys the whole package - blaqksails92

Who are these losers above nin?

This guy is so good there's even an enemy in the Mario games named after him.

6 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer ...read more.

FREDDIE IS THE BEST MUSICIAN IN THE WORLD! He is/was/and forever will be the greatest Ever!

7 Chris Cheney
8 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.
9 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Chris Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. He died on May 17, 2017.

He is simply amazing top for me

10 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

What is led zeppelin doing beneath nine inch nails. Come on people.

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The Newcomers

? Django Reinhardt Django Reinhardt
? Mike Oldfield

Sorry, but this list is screwed up. Cris Cornell? Bilie Joe Armstrong? Paul Stanley? Who the Heck is Chris Cheney? What are they doing on this list? How about REALLY good musicians? How about Mike Oldfield I added, Django, Eddie Van Halen etc.? This is absolute Nonsense. - waldo

The Contenders

11 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
12 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

Half of the greatest songwriting team of all time, excellent vocalist & instrumentalist. One of the most successful rock artists of all time. Should be #1

Not "one of"; he is THE most successful musician [any genre] of all time, period.

13 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. 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 Seattle home in 1994.

How is Kurt Cobain not in the top ten, then again, its a complete load of bollocks because John Lennon isn't in the top ten either. Kurt Cobain fronted one of the best rock bands ever. he changed music - nirvanafan98

He revolutionized rock and brought fans to mainstream rock! Definitely top 5!

14 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.
15 Jerry Catrell

Alice in Chains guitarist, co-songwriter, co-lyricist - blaqksails92

16 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig

He is the greatest john Christ of the original lineup was one of my influences to play guitar and Glenn is awesome weather I'm listening to we are 138 when he was in the misfits or I'm rocking out to her black wings he is awesome and him and the original lineup has been a big influence for me to play guitar and listen to many more great bands

He is the misfits samhain and of course Danzig very talented musician

The Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig! They became popular very quickly, he played with Metallica, and rocked ozzfest. Glenn Danzig is truely a rock GOD.

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18 Ritchie Blackmore Ritchie Blackmore Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.
19 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
20 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.
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