Greatest Living Rock Musicians
The Top Ten
Yoshiki Hayashi... a composer, pianist, drummer, band leader and music producer who puts his life on stake for the sake of his music.
No other artist is as brave as him, putting his music beyond his own limit, with the music itself, undoubtedly breathtaking, deep, beautiful, as dark as a devil's sin and as serene as an angel's heart.
Yoshiki Hayashi is a music genius, listen to his songs. The way harmony of the melody and composition of his songs are superb. He can compose from rock to ballad. He plays piano very well too and drum (don't ask) just watch X-Japan's concerts or listen to their songs. Art of Life*
This guy is music itself! If music takes a form of a human, that'll be Yoshiki.
I mean.. Everyone else has said it. He's a beast. Legend of the Legends!
Ann should be in the hall but only if she goes with Derozier, Fisher, Nancy, Leese and Steve Fossen. These people have a huge role in making Ann what she is today. She is the greatest rock singer ever....
As long as Ann Wilson (HEART) is not in the R&R Hall of Fame, the hall is a joke. Get REAL rockers in there. Ann Wilson is one of the best. Man or female. She is THE QUEEN of rock!
As long as Ann and Nancy Wilson of HEART is not in the R&R Hall of fame, the hall is a joke!! Ann is THE QUEEN of Rock. Period.
Nr.2? Now, seriously... WHO made this list?
This list is awful. Yoshiki hayashi is at number one? What about Neil Peart, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Les claypool, Mike Portnoy, geddy Lee, Dave Lombardo, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, flea, Chuck Berry, and and John Paul Jones? They are some of the best Musicians ever
What drugs have you been taking? Some guys from X Japan or the Guitar God from LED ZEPPELIN
jimmy page behind jared leto? are you nuts?
Quite simply an incredible musician and song writer.
who forgot to put him on the list? Invented the power ballad, greatest voice in rock history, has had regular radio play since he picked up the mic. Most downloaded song in history, etc.
I LOVE STEVE PERRY...HE DID SO MUCH FOR MUGIANS EVERYWHERE...AND MUSIC...HIS VOICE IS SO MYSTICAL...BEAUTIFUL...HE IS WONDERFUL...AND GOOD HEARTED...THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER ONE LIKE HIM...LOVE YOU STEVE...AND ROCK ON...
Great drummer & lyricist. Enough said.
Most experts think he is the greatest rock drummer of all time. His body of work with Rush speaks for itself, 20 studio albums is amazing. Look up his Der Trommler drum solo;you will be amazed
He should be #1!
Come on, James is amazing. Also I seen Bon Scott down the line, umm, got some news for ya.
Personally I don't think james is the greatest living rock musician, but he's up there.
I still wonder, that he is alive after than pyrotechnics and alcoholism.
Part of the best band ever great man and has changed his life around from rehab
Robert plant is undoubtedly more influential than the rest of the people on this list, not quite sure why he's #8 right now...
Granted, Steve Perry does have an equally stellar voice, but when was the last time you heard him put out music?
Plant has been churning out music for the last 30 years and is still doing remarkable; and oh ya! Didn't he win a Grammy for album of the year recently...? Hm
There's no one close
Is he really under some generic anime looking ass?
Robert Plant on #16?! You must be kidding me, he's one of the most Beautiful voices in Rock n Roll history
One of the best singers of all time
He is a great, perfect guitarist in all style, he has amazing voice, full of passion, so VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
King of Swing
BEST GUITARIST EVEEERR! He’s even my profile picture. That’s how much I adore Richie
ONLY person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame THREE different times with three different acts.
Look at his body of work then greatest comes to mind
Another underrated man
Technically he might not be the best. Even his range is limited when compared with other prominent names. But this guy has got a wonderful voice and he puts all of his emotion into it. Listen to classics like carousel, breaking the habit, crawling, and one, let down, my december and let me know if you think otherwise.
The best by a long shot. Chester Bennington and Linkin Park kept music alive when others tried to destroy it.
Have you heard him sing? If you have you would agree that he is the best.
can any other scream for 18 seconds??
I have never seen anyone put so much feel into his guitar.
Brian May is highly under rated but definitely the Best Living Rock Guitarist ever! He never got much recognition when Freddie was alive & when Freddie passed... he didn't play publicly! But now he & Roger Taylor have decided to revive QUEEN & have chosen to collaborate with Adam Lambert as the front man! They each have their time in the spotlight now & that's the way it should be! The three of them are Great! Brian should be much higher on this list!
Still rocking and bringing 100% after all these years, Queen with Freddie were outstanding, and unforgettable and now Roger and Brian with Adam Lambert are still filling venues to 3 generations of fans,...bravo...Brian is as good as he ever was and still thrills us.
Brian May is one of the greatest out there and he will continue to be. He's still rocking to this day and I doubt he's ever gonna stop. Too bad Deacy did though. I understand why he retired but I still want him back. And Freddie, we all miss you.
Brian May is undoubtedly one of the best (and most underrrated) guitarists and singers of all time. Maybe that's because Freddie got all the attention. Sure he deserved it. Obviously.
I don't really understand him when ever he speaks... hahah, but dang, he can sing great live and his songs are awesome. Ozzy FTW!
I'm honestly kind of surprised he's still alive
Ozzy is one of the greatest singers n performers ever!
can't understand him when he talks, but when he sings its amazing!
PAUL SHOULD BE #1! Paul McCartney is the best. He is the greatest musician who ever walked the earth. He is a legend and he is 69 and still touring. AND HE IS BRITISH! YOU GOTTA LOVE EM BRITS. Paul McCartney changed my life, literally. Not because I'm a crazy fan but because I would not have my bff if it weren't for him. The Beatles are awesome and Paul has the best band ever now! So if you don't like or know Paul (not in person) you are weird! Old pop rocks. New pop sucks. Justin beiber fans put Paul in this position (no offense Justin, hope I hurt you girls)
Silly... Ask the 17 artist ahead of Paul here... THEY would ALL say that PAUL MCCARTNEY is NUMBER 1... REALLY let's stop grasping at straws here... I realize that Paul has been with us for 50 YEARS but face it... It STILL hasn't gotten ANY BETTER than Paul McCartney! We should feel blessed that we were here to experience McCartney's MAGIC!
There is NO reason why Paul McCartney should be this low. Come on people! The Beatles were legen *wait for it* dary! And he still sounds amazing to this day.
18th on this list right now, what a joke. I mean I would vote for Bob Dylan as #1 but to see Sir Paul currently at 18th, I just had to use my vote for him.
Greatest guitarist of all time. He can play amazing bluesy solos with so much feel in them, very weird middle eastern sounding solos only he is truly capable of pulling off and extremely technical classically inspired solos that laid the groundwork for the shredders of the 80s. Plus he wrote some of the greatest riffs of all time.
Without a doubt, the best guitar player living today!
Come on. Just... Just come on.
His voice cheers me up when I'm down but I love the whole band
Awesome singer from a great band!
Iron Maiden is one of the most influential metal bands! This man is a legend and should be at least #5!
WHAT? HOW IS HETFIELD NO #5 AND BRUCE NO. #26? #1 OR #2 WITHOUT A DOUBT!
Why isn't Phil Collins higher on this list? He may not have been Madonna or Michael Jackson, but he's still one of the greatest hits of the 80s, and always will be. One of his nicknames is "Little Elvis", but if you ask me, he's even better than Elvis!
i love my phil! true genius with songs.
Really...so low come on...
What the hell is wrong with people? He is and has always the been the greatest rocker in the world along with Eddie Van Halen.
Paul and John retort: we wrote Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album, and Abbey Road.
Sorry Paul and John, Waters wrote the Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and the Wall