Top Ten Best Rock Musicians

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 more.

He deserves a good spot. He is one of the most creative music artists of today, and he does have talent. He may not be the best technical wise, but he has tons of creativity that is unbeatable. He plays many things, from synth, guitar, piano, bass, and he even uses everyday items to make music, very creative. Not to mention, he is a good songwriter(not Taylor Swift who keeps getting called a good songwriter, yet she sucks and has no variety), one of the best of this generation, he can write a variety of songs and make them sound like poetry. And I haven't heard a single ear bleeding song from him. Vocally, he may not be the best, but he has a unique voice I love to listen to. And when he is not drunk without auto tune, he sounds amazing, maybe not Freddie Mercury level, but good. - AnimeDrawer

Well, I love Tom. I love his voice, his songs, his music.

I think Tom’s really good. I like very much his songs and lyrics. He’s creative and he wrote deep and touching songs. He’s not the best singer ever but he’s particular

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 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 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 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 more.

He is number one, all the others are so far from his talent. It is a joke, that he is only number 5 in this list.

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

! Do I see well? Is he only in the 5th place?

6 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.

7 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.

This is the worst list ever. Jimmy Page and Slash under Trent Reznor, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tom DeLonge

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

The Guy From Led Zeppelin - ninjacobra

8 Chris Cheney
9 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, more.
10 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

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 1987, 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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17 Joel Madden
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 more.
19 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.
20 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. more.
21 Keith Moon Keith Moon
22 Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan 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.

3 succesiful bands
great vocalist
co- song writer
phenominal lyricist - blaqksails92

23 Leon Russell

Easily one of the best rock Musicians. Rock and Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame. Arguably a top 3 rock pianist, who also wrote, sang, produced and played guitar, bass, mandolin very well. Fantastic live and studio performer who lent key support to many of the greats. - Billyv

24 Slash Slash Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
25 Elton John Elton John
26 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture more.
27 Angus Young Angus Young Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while more.
28 Dexter Holland Dexter Holland 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.
29 Steve Harris Steve Harris Stephen Percy "Steve" Harris is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
30 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
31 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
32 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

Glenn Danzig is above the man whose vocal style he imitated? - PetSounds

33 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.
34 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .
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".
36 Danny Lohner

APC, NIN, marylin manson,
master of the bass, guitar and remix - blaqksails92

37 Rob Halford Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
38 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.
39 Lindsey Buckingham Lindsey Buckingham Lindsey Adams Buckingham is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, best known as lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the musical group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, and then 1997 to the present day.
40 Cat Stevens Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist.
41 David Gilmour David Gilmour David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.
42 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. more.

I don't know everybody that voted on this list (including myself) and didn't vote for elvis just went crazy for two secs.


43 Flea Flea Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962), better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American musician, best known as the bassist, a co-founding member, and one of the composers of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he was inducted in 2012 into the Rock and Roll Hall more.
44 Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer) Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer)
45 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl 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 more.
46 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.
47 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

He is so damn awesome! I saw him in concert and it was amazing! I had a very good time. And he's got a great personality. You rock, Marilyn!

48 Slash Slash Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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1. Billie Joe Armstrong
2. Tom DeLonge
3. Chris Cheney
1. Bob Dylan
2. Paul McCartney
3. Leon Russell
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