10 Greatest Rock Keyboardists / Pianists

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61 Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Axl Rose, and Eddie Van Halen above Billy Powell? Obviously fans, not musicians are making this list. Nobody played honky tonk piano like Billy. Nobody.

How is it that this great musician is #70. Give me a break. Billy was the best! R.I.P. my brother.

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62 Steve Porcaro (Toto)

Toto sure wasn't the same when Steve left--he was a hyperpowered master on the keys alongside Dave Paich

63 Danny Federici

He and Roy Brittan were the greats in the keys department for The Boss

64 Dennis DeYoung (Styx)

Truly one of the most underrated and overlooked keyboardists and singer/songwriters in rock music. Organ solo in "I'm OK", keyboard solo in "Angry Young Man", etc. His keyboard compositions helped define the sound of Styx.

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65 Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane)
66 Jesse Carmicheal (Maroon 5)
67 Ben Folds

Best rock n' roll pianist of the last 20 years. Jerry Lee Lewis piano playing which turns into Elton John and Billy Joel for the slow songs.

68 Josh Balz (Motionless in White)
69 Andrew Dost
70 Allen Lanier
71 Madonna Wayne Gacy
72 Jason Freese
73 Billy Corgan Billy Corgan William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is an American musician, songwriter, producer, television writer, poet, and professional wrestling promoter best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins.

If there is one thing that gets me mad, it's how under appreciated Billy Corgan is. Just listen to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, and Adore, and you'll see how great Corgan really is.

74 Micky Lee Soule (Rainbow)
75 Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
76 Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly)

Doug and his organ were the mind, heart and soul of Iron Butterfly

77 Brandon Flowers Brandon Flowers
78 Richard Manuel (The Band) Richard Manuel (The Band) Richard George Manuel was a Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the pianist, regular lead singer, and occasional drummer of The Band.
79 Brian Eno (Roxy Music, David Bowie, Talking Heads)

One of the most innovative and influential musicians in Rock since the 70s. He invented a way to use the synthesizer in rock music, and has been involved in creating the sound of so may experimenting bands through the 70s and 80s and so on.
Including Roxy Music (start of his career as keyboardist, he left), The Velvet Underground, Talking Heads, David Bowie (making the sound for the Berlin-trilogy and others) and many more. He also made lots of great experimental soloalbums.

80 Jan Hammer
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