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21 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.
22 Gackt Gackt

An amazing artist, he can shake the hearts of his fans

23 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young, OC OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
24 Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

Iron Maiden is one of the most influential metal bands! This man is a legend and should be at least #5! - gibsonrock53

25 Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.
26 Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.

This man is the greatest bassist ever in my opinion. He plays an amazing bass, an amazing keyboard, and sings at the same time! He needs top 10. At least - ryanrimmel

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27 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.
28 Mike Mangini Mike Mangini Mike Mangini is an American drummer. Since 2010, he has been a member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.
29 Les Claypool Les Claypool Leslie Edward "Les" Claypool is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author and actor best known as the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Primus.
30 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Chris Cornell is 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.

Chris is an amazing songwriter who has written some of the most beautiful songs of all time and sings them incredibly well. Also, the frontman for Soundgarden and Audioslave... I mean really, I'm surprised there is even another person on this list!

This shouldn't even be a question its so easy. This guys the best of the best.

31 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.

The looks, the songs, the voice, the performance. Chuck Berry is the father, teacher and idol of all the above! His guitar style was a blueprint for 10.000 popsongs. Chuck Berry (born 1926) should be at number one!

32 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr.,better known as 'Axl Rose', was born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. 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.
33 Phil Collins Phil Collins Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.

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.

34 HYDE

Best vocalist, best multiinstrumentalist, best lyricist, best composer from the band l'arc~en~ciel - ronluna

35 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.

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.

36 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was 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.

Best of the absolute best hands down.

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37 Ian Gillan Ian Gillan Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).
38 Tom Morello Tom Morello Thomas Morello is an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave. V 1 Comment
39 Mike Portnoy Mike Portnoy Michael Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine.
40 Jimmy Barnes Jimmy Barnes James Dixon Swan, better known as Jimmy Barnes, is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter.
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