Best Rock n Roll Pianists


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41 Tori Amos Tori Amos

As good as Elton John, if not more diverse. Really should be higher. More pianists imitate Amos than they will have you know. I admit to being one of them.

There are not 41 better pianists than Tori Amos. Top ten for sure.

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She was a prodigy in the peabody institute at age 3, bitch can play 2 pianos at the same time side by side. enough said.

42 Derek Sherinian
43 John Paul Jones John Paul Jones John Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer.

Trampled Underfoot! Kashmir! Rock and Roll! come on people led zeppelin -

Should be WAY higher!

Misty mountain hop!

Should be 5

44 Tim Minchin
45 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

MIKE SHINODA... What can I say about U... I mean mike is I think the only pianist who can rap n play piano... He is in top 10 list of rappers n pianists so basically mike is amazing... N I can't even believe it that he is on 34th position because he deserves to be on top of the screen because he juz so awesome... JUST SO PHENOMENON... LOVE you MIKE... N LINKIN PARK!

He's quite underrated because of stunning vocals of chester, great sounds produced by the band...

Love Mike! Linkin Park is one of the few bands that keep rock alive nowdays!

46 Franz Nicolay

His piano and keyboard skills are off the chart, Pounds away with passion, his solo work is great too he proves he is a great lyricist and singer as well. Songs like Sequestered in Memphis are where he really gets into his zone

Has to be on there. He pounds away at the keyboard and piano like Ben Folds and Jerry Lee Lewis. Listen to any hold steady song for evidence of this.

He pounds away like Ben Folds and Jimmy Lee Lewis and he does it perfectly probably the only pianist who could work in The Hold Steady

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47 Rick Davies

Definitely should be in the top ten he is awesome

Love his live rendition of "Another Mans Women".

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48 Benmont Tench

Extremely talented.

49 George Duke
50 Benny Andersson

Completely underrated as a keyboardist. Aside from just great technical skill, he also knew exactly how to get his keyboards to perfectly fit the mood of any song.

Are you kidding me...? He is at place no 39? He is one of the greatest pop piano player in the world. Listen to Intermezzo no1 and you see what I mean...

Now here is one cat that can rock man he has got the vote from kiwiland::

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51 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

So magical an original ♡♥

52 Randy Newman

Completely underrated. Has written songs like "You've got a friend in me", "I think it's going to rain today", "sail away" and so many more.
In my opinion he's better than Elton John because of his genius humor accompanied by the marvelous piano playing that is not as generic and - hate to say this - uninspired as Elton John's comping. Give him a listen!

Randy should be much much higher on this list. John Lennon is my favorite artist of all time but john should be were randy is and randy where john is or higher.

The genius behind Mama Told Me Not to Come and Short People.

53 Floyd Cramer

Cramer is the best.

54 Larry Knechtel

Johnny Rivers' rocking' Pnuemonia! Need I say more?

55 Eric Heath

Eric Heath of the band Columbia Fields... He definitely deserves to be on this list. Although the band may not be that well known, his playing is amazing!

Great player. His piano helps define their music

56 Mickey Gilley

You list many great rocking pianists. Maybe it's not the order I, myself would prefer, but since the musical "establishment" ignores most all of them completely I can't complain. I would, however, like to make an "honorable mention" to Christine Mc Vie ( not even in the top 40? How long have you been alive here? ) and whoever banged the ivories for Gladys Knight.

57 Keith Godchaux

Listen to 70's Dead and you will know why he should be on this list before many of the people listed above him.

58 Allan Zavod

He rocks I love it when he plays.
- MGDog44

59 Simon House
60 Dennis DeYoung

Not sure if anyone realizes it but he was the driving force behind Styx. Check out the piano work on the best of times.

Should be higher on the list. One of the most thoughtful and talented of his generation.

No love for Dennis...Shame☹️

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