Greatest Male Rock Singers of All Time


The Top Ten

1 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.

No one will ever compare to Freddie. He hit the highest highs and then could belt out a graveling sound for a rock song.
I Want It All is a good example of his graveling tone. Stone Cold Crazy Live at the Rainbow was a great live rock performance. Then turn around and listen to The Show Must Go On and wonder how one person can be so diverse! He was truly an icon who had a special gift of the best voice most of us have ever heard. Even better live which cannot be said about anyone else!

If you have a problem with this or think Robert Plant is better just listen to My Melancholy Blues or You Take My Breath Away (especially the live version Hyde Park) then compare to his more well known songs like Fat Bottomed Girls or Tie Your Mother Down. It's NOT just about vocal range or being able to hit the high notes.

Steve Perry from journey was better

The greatest singer of all time period.
Four octave range and best stage presence ever seen. If you have any reservations about ranking Freddie Mercury #1 see Queen at Live Aid. A master singer and showman at his absolute peak. Sadly gone way too soon.

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2 Steve Perry Steve Perry Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.

Since I was young there was this voice that always played on the radio. When it didn't play, it still played in my head and I would sing it. That voice was non other than Steve Perry. I am grateful for his music then and I am grateful that Steve Perry is once Again back! Long Live Steve Perry's Voice!

Absolute rock opera God status! Just an amazing musician in every sense of the word. The talent level and energy onstage makes him one of the rarest of rare performers in the world. But, at the same time, one of the most beloved recognized vocalists of all time!

No performer has ever touched me musically on every level as Steve Perry has. His lyrics are amazing and there seems to be a song for every emotion. "The morning sun is rising and kissing the day" you don't get anything remotely as good as that with today's music. You also don't get 3 or 4 generations loving the same music and singer as their elders do. That in it's self is amazing. Mr. Perry you are amazing!

In my humble opinion, he should be #1

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3 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.

Just Listen...If you are true to yourself with preferences aside...Ronnie James Dio surpasses all on this list...5 decades of mind blowing vocals is why so few bands wish to cover his material...Other vocalists don't even come close

What set Dio apart was his power. His ability to maintain such powerful notes up high makes it near impossible for most singers to cover him.

It's funny how all the guys with the higher voiced are at the top

Ronnie James Dio definitely had one of the best voices in the music industry. It was just downright amazing! So sad he died. He will definitely be missed.

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4 Robert Plant Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

My favourite, although there are singers who has wider vocal range, but his power and emotion in his voice always hit me like a thunderstorm, especially in song like Babe I'm gonna leave you, Black Dog, In my time of dying, You shook me and so on.

While I do understand why people choose Freddie Mercury, Steve Perry and Dio, there is something otherworldly about Plant still, keeping up with amazing vocal ability throughout his life, from before Zeppelin, to today.

At his vocal gymnastic peak, Plant was unstoppable and untouchable. A Golden God. What set him apart from many others were the outrageous yet nuanced notes he brought to the microphone.

Gotta go with Robert Plant on this one. He may be my number one for this list but Freddy Mercury does have a very close second for me. What I don't understand is how Dave Grohl and Axle Rose made this list. Very surprising...

I'm a huge Led Zeppelin fan, and I think Robert Plant is an amazing vocalist, easily makes the top 10 for this least, and even the top 5. But, I don't believe he is on the top 3 best rock singers, he's great, but not the absolute best.

And with Axl Rose's voice, it's either a you love it or hate it. - VintagePetRaptor

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5 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.

Axl Rose is the bomb.

Best range ever

I've listen to rock music for many year, 40 to be exact tough I have many rock singers who are among the best but axle roses voice embodies " ROCK " he or should I say his voice is the Oracle of rock.

Say what you want but there is no one that has the range and pitch that Axl has Ronnie James Dio and Steven Tyler are only 2 off the top of my head that come close and maybe Freddie Mercury - CrazyCanadian

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6 Steven Tyler Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.

He should've been at top 3, I mean seriously, his Vocal Range and Power is outstanding.

No question, more range than Freddy mercury, as much power as Bono and to top it off he can scream like no one as much as I love Dave Grohl and James Hetfield they more control a shout where as Steve Tyler genuinely does sing

If we are talking about rock, pure rock, there is no comparion. Steven Tyler's voice is rock, and blows all of the other singers out of the water with ease, including Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant and Steve Perry put together. None of them could even come close to his vocal range, control, transitions and screaming in his prime, not even a bit.

Personally believe that he should be in number 1 or top five at least! He is essentially a rock GOD, I'm a huge aerosmith fan, but sadly not enough people appreciate this mans voice today, he brought bluesy vibes to hard rock as well as his talent with instruments, he truly is my hero.

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7 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.

How in the world isn't he first?

Far better than axl rose. Should hold the rank#2.

Even though my favourite rock singer is Robert Plant and I'm a die hard Zeppelin fan, Dickinson deserves to be much higher on the list. And he is in my humble opinion the best live singer ever, with Freddie Mercury a close second.

Fantastic voice and amazing band.

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8 Lou Gramm Lou Gramm Lou Gramm is an American rock vocalist, and songwriter, best known for being the original lead singer for the British-American rock band Foreigner.

Exceptional voice. Once in a lifetime voice

Lou Gramm voice is spectacular. The inflection he provides in his songs is out of this world. I think he I needs to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I have been listening to all of his CDs, Black Sheep, Foreigner, Lou Gramm band, Shadow King; he is unbeatable!

Of course I voted for Ian Gillan, but I didn't expect Lou Gramm to be here. He's fabulous! Such a powerful voice too. - galaxyfox

Lou still sounds great after over 40 years of performing. He stirs emotion with his voice and gives all every night.

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9 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. more.

You go Chester,we all love you,why did you go though,we need you you were perfect

To me he is the best. One might not like Linkin Park's music but Chester's voice was incredible versatile: From soft ballads to hard rock he could do it all.

Are you crazy? Chester bennington deserves to be in the top 3. He is the greatest of all time his voice is just amazing and his screams are speechless

How can Axel Rose be above him? Seriously he is the best. He can go as high as mount everest and then drop to as low as Pacific Ocean. He has even covered 'Rolling in the deep' of Adele-a pop queen, it's even better than original one and shows how amazing his voice and vocals are. He can scream as he has done so many of Linkin Park songs, and sinng so deep and emotionally in many of their songs like My December, Little things give you away, Leave out all the rest and many more. Next to him should be Freddie Mercury and then Jared Leto of 30 seconds to Mars.

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10 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an 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.

He not only inspired everyone on this list, but he busted down the walls for everyone else to follow. This makes him the King. There wasn't music video during his time, yet he has sold more than a billion records worldwide...that's more than your top 9 combined!

Elvis Presley is straight up legit for real my distant cousin and should be number one on this list! He is also the King of Rock n Roll for goodness sake!

He is the king of rock.

He is not higher on this list because the average voter age is 12 years old.

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The Contenders

11 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Christopher John "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. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while more.

Should be in the top five

Should be #1. Nobody has or will ever have this much talent. It's almost disrespectful for him to be #13.

Should be number 1.

Are people voting for the most popular or most iconic frontmen or for actually great singers? Because, with all due respect, Ozzy, Cobain and many more on this list, can't even touch Chris' ability. Popularity of the bands and their music is one thing, and even though in this Cornell doesn't fare that bad either, some bands are more popular with wider masses than his Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog or Audioslave. But in vocal ability, none can touch him, he's up there with Mercury and Plant for the top spots. Though one thing separates him from the rest, and that's his tone, and vocal character. None of the vocals on this list except for maybe Chester, have such a pleasant tone as Chris and that's what makes him the undisputed #1 for me. This is just a matter of taste I know. But ability-vise, he's up there with the other top two ;) Elvis Presley and Axl the screeching Rose above Chris? No way in hell, lol.

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12 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.

This dude has one of the best metal voices out there!

13 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.

Amazing songwriter

For the soul reason that I am a major sabbath fan and that ozzy deserves to be up their with axel rose, steven tyler, john lennon, and elvis. Freddie can keep his spot however someone needs to vote for bon jovi.

I love Ozzy so much. He's a great singer and a great songwriter. He's done good with Black Sabbath and he's still good solo. Ozzy is awesome! He's one musician I would love to meet if I could.

His name is JOHN Michael Osbourne. Not Percy Michael Osbourne. I really like Ozzy though.

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14 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. 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 more.

Way too high. His tone appealed to some but that doesn't qualify him to be in the top 10 at all. His technique was terrible to the point that he lost his voice at the beginning of his career. No range, no versatility, no power, no resonance. No way he can be higher than let's say Ian Gillan, wake up fan girls.

Holy Crap! The GREATEST vocalist of all time at 22?! Are you people Crazy! This guy showed the world that no matter what giving up hope & bowing down to hardships is never option! A TRUE LEGEND!

Listen to the MTV Unplugged concert and then tell me he doesn’t convey emotions through his words less than another

One minute his voice is a soft rasp, next second he's screaming into the mic. MAGIC.

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15 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).

Ian Gillan in his prime could scream higher than Plant and sing more melodically. Just slap on Child In Time for all the evidence you'll ever need. And he could eclipse his studio performances with even better live renditions. Listen to the same song from Made in Japan.

Ian is the best it's very true!

The best rock singer/lyricist that ever drew breath. Got the part for Jesus Christ Superstar album after Lloyd webber and Rice heard Child in time, He put the original scream in Gethsemene. Between 1969 and 1973 he was simply untouchable. The fact that you never here any singer who sounds like Gillan shows just how unique this guy is.

Freddie Mercury is obviously #1, but I'd put Gillan at #2 or #3. Gillan could do things that nobody else on this list could, with a strong baritone, strong tenor, and could scream higher than anyone else on this list. All talented metal singers sight him as their idol for a reason!

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16 Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He more.

How is he 16!?! He deserves to be higher then Ozzy Osbourne and Kurt Cobain. Those 2 didn’t make emotional, touching, breathtaking songs like Jon did, and that is what made him who he is today, a wonderful and unique singer. He is still rocking today! Keep it up Jon. Obsessed with his music, and his voice! - awssteelers

This ain't a list for the broken hearted

This man is number one on my list.

Livin' on a prayer

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17 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.

He's the best!

You only need to listen listen to 21 Guns or Wake me up when September ends (especially the live version in 2005) to hear the raw emotion he can put into his music.

I am his biggest fan ever and see the coincidence that we were born on same date... Listening him since my childhood... Every song... Every line... Punched in my head...

He puts all of his emotion in his songs. You should listen to Wake Me Up When September Ends.

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18 Hansi Kursch Hansi Kursch Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records more.

He's one of the elite rock/metal singers today. His skills place him in one league with Freddie, Steve Perry, Chris Cornell, Michael Kiske, Rob Halford, Dio, Axl Rose, to name a few of his caliber. His tonal versatility is so unique that you won't believe this is the same singer - he's got at least 10 different voices (harsh, soft, demonic, angelic, aggressive, funeral, playful, spiritual, melancholic, ghostly, medieval retro voice; storytelling voice, polished voice for symphonic metal and raw for thrash … all they sound amazing).
The most passionate and emotive voice I've ever heard (I've heard all singers on this list).
Check this out and be conviced:
Demons And Wizards - My Last Sunrise, Heaven Denies, Fiddler On The Green, Path Of Glory, Crimson King;
Blind Guardian - Majesty, The Bard's Song (In the forest), Sacred Mind, Thorn, Sacred Worlds, Time What Is Time, Fly, The Curse Of Feanor, Otherland. - Metal_Treasure

A vocal god right here. This is the most addictive voice I've ever heard. His gorgeous tone is combined with technical skills at master class level.
This voice is extremely emotive, intense, expressive and powerful. The moodiness in his voice is literally unmatched. Nobody else switches from soft melancholic to harsh demonic tone like Hansi.
Evidence: ‘My Last Sunrise’ (by Demons & Wizards) and ‘Age Of False Innocence’ (by Blind Guardian). - Metal_Treasure

19 Sebastian Bach Sebastian Bach Sebastian Philip Bierk, known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.

Hell no

He is a very good singer. One of the best in the world. Also, where are other great singers such as Alice Cooper, Dave Mustaine, Benjamin Orr, Glenn Danzig, and many other great singers? There are so many amazing frontmen in the music industry.

He should be in the top ten

The dude has some pipes!

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20 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.

Simply the best

Number one easy

Bon Scott #1 followed by Brian Johnson!
Long Live Rock And Roll!

Bon Scott is the greatest rock singer, poet, story teller of all time. His lyrics is what set AC/DC's music above all the rest. His songs either told a story or made a statement. Many people may not realize that he wrote the lyrics for Back in Black before he died, which may have been his best album, next to Highway to Hell, but his prior works were all strong too. After Brian Johnson found success singing Bon's songs on Back in Black, AC DC's song quality plummeted. Just compare the lyrics of For Those About To Rock with their earlier works. The death of Bon Scott was another tragedy for rock and roll.

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21 Roger Daltrey Roger Daltrey Roger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during more.

This list is ridiculous. This guy is the original rock god. Pure power and amazing voice. Just watch him perform other bands songs too. He does them better. Watch his freddie mercury tribute I want it all.

Ozzy Osbourne number 1, Daltrey no 21?. Is the world mad? A true one off, amazing range and passion, uniquely British artist.

Roger Daltrey? Number 22? Your rankings have just lost all credibility. in my humble opinion Daltrey and Plant alternate for the #1 spot (depending on what day it is) followed by Jagger, McCartney, and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.

Should be much higher. Right up there with Freddie Mucury and Robert Plant. In my mind, Roger Daltrey and the other two listed are the top 3 male rock singers.

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22 Michael Kiske Michael Kiske Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.

Great Voice... Powerful voloumptious clear effortless... One of the best singers

23 Paul Rodgers Paul Rodgers Paul Bernard Rodgers is an English singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his success in the 1960s and 1970s as vocalist of Free and Bad Company.

I would argue he was better than Mercury, I would certainly rather hear him any time. A shame he is forgotten.

Best pure Rock N Roll Singer ever.

Please! Cobain, Rose, Halford, Tyler, Roth, Dio, Perry? Rodgers was and is outstanding, with a voice that has lasted beyond tastes, trends and "sounds" of a particular decade. I wont argue that I would possibly rank Mercury as higher but certainly not the others. Rodgers is superb and Daltrey should only be a number or so below him in this list. I think some of the voters haven't heard any music pre 80s-90's music

He has the best voice in blues rock. He can sing sweet melody too just listen to "Seagull" which is based entirely on his vocals. But post Bad Company he made some weird collabrations and which cost him his listenable songs Unfortunately he never came back except for a brief time fronting Queen. That too was not a particularly good choice since he was rather unfairly put down by Mercury fans despite doing a great job

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24 John Cooper John Cooper John Landrum Cooper, professionally credited as John L. Cooper, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has been the lead vocalist, bassist and co-founder of the Grammy-nominated American Christian rock band Skillet since 1996.
25 Michael Barnes
26 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.

Just, hands down, one of the most epic singers of all time. Fast or slow, Burnley's talent will always show!

How could every one forget him he is an awesome singer he should be at least in top 20s

27 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.

John Lennon was a pop singer, NOT a rock singer.

The most unique voice in R an R. Great range, great vocal control. To have him and Macca in the same band seems to be the most incredible story in popular music.

The greatest and most honest voice in rock music.

Incomparable in every way and manner. The best there is and ever was!

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28 Adam Gontier Adam Gontier Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

Adam gontier got me into rock. 3dg and saint asonia are great and animal I have become is one of my favorites

29 Mike Reno

Definitely deserves to be higher on this list

Deserves to be so much higher.

So underrated

30 Matthew (Matt) Barlow
31 David Coverdale David Coverdale David Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo more.

The best rock singer ever!

I've always thought that he had one of the best voices in rock.

Why the hell is he on 49?

The best singer of all time!

32 Roger Waters Roger Waters George Roger Waters is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is mostly known for being the secondary lead vocalist and bassist of Pink Floyd.

Emotive & Magical

He's a songwriter, not a musician. His bass playing is rudimentary at best and his singing voice can be put to shame by a talented 12-year old. He's a legend, but not because of his voice.

Epic voice of Pink Floyd. Legendary!

Roger is my lord - ChefSkinner

33 Brent Smith Brent Smith Brent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.

I love his voice, you have to listen to the song “Not strong enough” that does with Apocalypytica. I love this song! It give me goose bumps!

Best...along side Rudolf Schenker from the Scorpions

Simple man live epic vocal

Brent has got the best voice in my opinion... he’s got what I like to call a five-octave voice which a lot of the singers here don’t possess... listen to Beyond The Sun or Her Name Is Alice... or all of their stuff.

34 Layne Staley Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. more.

Why is Layne so low? There's no better singer than him actually

Kurt Cobain better than Layne Staley? John Lennon better than Layne Staley? I like both of those guys as songwriters but Staley's vocals blow both of them out the water! Just listen to "Man in the Box, " "Love Hate Love, " "Would? , " "Rooster, " "I Stay Away, " "We Die Young, " "Bleed the Freak, " "Frogs, " etc

This guy knows how to sing

Due to his untimely death, he will forever go down as the most underrated voice in rock... There are a lot of vocalists in front of him simply because their band was more successful. Bad measurement

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35 James LaBrie James LaBrie Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.

Another Day. 'enough said

36 Ivan Moody Ivan Moody Ivan L. Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada.
37 Jorn Lande Jorn Lande Jørn Lande is a Norwegian metal and hard rock singer known for his solo career as Jorn, and providing vocals for Avantasia, Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Allen/Lande, Mundanus Imperium, Vagabond, The Snakes, Ayreon.
38 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

No body belts out a scream from the nether regions better than JIM MORRISON! True passion and a give all or nothing from his deepest core! No pretenses here. Enigmatic, charismatic, frightening and beautiful! All in the same, melt me like butter, deep, haunting voice that is like NO OTHER!

The End, Spanish Caravan, Strange Days. Just some of the songs they Jim Morrison's vocal talent shines through. Although, not technically brilliant, his voice ecoes through the emotional spectrum and haunts you. His natural baritone perfect for the music of The Doors. Also, his lyrics are so profound and meaningful, that resonate with you. A member of one of the greatest bands ever.

He is the one that paved the road for most of the other vocalists on here

I was suprised to see he is not even in the list... He deserve to b in top 5... He is legend... You should listen him once and you will know lizard king magic

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39 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 .

Are we going to ignore this guy? Seriously? He was one of the pioneers of rock, and he wrote on of the first hard rock songs, helter skelter. And he delivered on it, just like everything else he wrote

This is honestly disrespectful to him. He's classic and everyone knows his band. He was a pioneer for rock! Come on guys - booklover24

Paul at #43 - what an injustice! The man has incredible vocal range.

One of the best singers ever

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41 Adam Lambert Adam Lambert Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.

He's a pop singer but his fans fantasize that he's a rock singer.

I thought he was pop

In time, Adam will end up being #1.

42 Jeff Buckley Jeff Buckley Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. more.

Amazing. Grace = amazing

#1 in many lists. And deservedly so. The most talented rock vocalist ever.

Are you kidding me? Show me any of those 42 supposedly better rock vocalists doing what this man was able to make vocally from the range, dynamics and power to the overall quality and originality of his vocal style and timber. So Underrated! If you’re a music lover I seriously recommend you to listen to this guy’s work. It’s the type of voice that will cut through your soul and break you …

43 Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar, also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur.

I'm very surprised that he's not on this list, that guy sure has some pipes!

How is he this far down he's by far voice wise top 15 at least

Best damn rock singer ever! Just listen to VH Dreams!

44 Alex Turner Alex Turner Alexander David "Alex" Turner is an English musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys.

Alex Turner is brilliant! He has a great voice, amazing lyrics, and he's great at guitar too. The Arctic Monkeys are just magic.

Come on, he deserves better.

45 Matt Bellamy Matt Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

How is he so low down he should be top 10 easily, this list is just about popularity

No one can falsetto like Matthew Bellamy. He has a huge range and he sounds absolutely amazing. Listen to Plug in Baby. You'll see what I'm talking about.

Why is he only 18th have any of you heard madness

He deserves to be in the top 10. Only listen to Megalomania or Survival.

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46 Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

48, are you f kidding me! Eddie Vedder is the greatest singer of all time!

I'm laughing my ass off...Eddie deserves to be in the top 10 you morons. No one sings with more emotion than the god damn lead singer of Pearl Jam

I truly think that because Vedder is still alive and Pearl Jam has taken more of a Grateful Dead approach (concerts as opposed to singles), that he remains under-appreciated. For me...definitely top 10.

My ela teacher loves this guy, with Pearl Jam, although because I'm in the 7th grade I'm the onay student know who he is

47 Matt Walst Matt Walst Matt Walst born December 28th 1982, is a Canadian songwriter/singer that formed the alternative rock band My Darkest Days in 2005. That band got signed by Chad Kroger in 2010 and they released two albums. Members of the band left and after Adam Gontier left Three Days Grace Matt was chosen to replace more.
48 David Draiman David Draiman David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.

The best final! He can sing every kind of style and perfects it every time =D

Very powerful!

49 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. more.

Should be much MUCH higher on the list.

David Bowie needs to be higher on the list. He was a great singer and one of the most influential musicians that ever lived. He's a legend. So sad we lost him on 1/10/16. I love David Bowie. He really was amazing, inside and out.

How is he not on here! In the words of Sheldon Cooper, I weep for humanity. Although I do approve of Freddie

David Bowie should be way higher! He's a legend. He's iconic. He's Bowie. He was amazing and rock wouldn't be the same without him! - booklover24

50 Myles Kennedy Myles Kennedy Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

4 octaves and 8 semitones of vocal range. Can effortlessly hold notes (at various pitches) for 20 seconds or more. Was picked over the likes of Chris Cornell, M. Shadows, and Ozzy Osbourne to be the front-man for Slash's tour and follow-up solo records. Was asked asked personally by the members of Led Zeppelin to fill in for Robert Plant for a tour. Filled in for Axl Rose at the Guns 'n' Roses Hall of Fame induction. Is currently in an incredibly epic band (Alter Bridge) with the former members of Creed. Has collaborated with singing instructors that have worked with the likes of Axl Rose and Ozzy Osbourne.
Why is this guy not a world sensation?

This man on no 63? well voting here is useless.

One of the best.
Just listen to the last Alter Bridge album and Slash's too.

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