Greatest Rock Voices

The Contenders: Page 2

21 Ian Gillian

one of the best voices of all times. not as appreciated as he should though...

People talking about 4 octave ranges, this guy had a 7 that's right SEVEN octave range, the original Rock God Voice and still the best

Ian is 68th!?! What's wrong with you people, this is IAN GILLIAN of THE DEEP PURPLE,
Have you ever heard that screams in child in time!?!?

Amazing vocal range and technique

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22 Brian Johnson Brian Johnson Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing ...read more.

AC/DC ROCKS and the voice of Brian Johnson and the guitar of Angus Young together too.

HE HAS MOVED AC DC ON WITH LP BACK IN BLACK AND DC ARE STILL GOING 40 YEARS AND STILL GOING

THE MAN THAT SAVED THE GREATEST ROCK N ROLL BAND IN THE WORLD

Top 10 all time, for sure.

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23 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

The Doors and Jim Morrison -perfect combination!
With his incredible voice, you can just sit down and enjoy. (:

Why is he so far down on this list? Jim morrison had so much emotion in his voice, and he also was able to make it gritty. he has to be at least top 20.

Jim had a hypnotic quality to his voice. No matter the age of the music, it still takes you to "that place"... you know what I'm talking about. Should have been in the Top 10 for sure.

How is Jim Morrison all the way down on the list?! He really gets into the music and has such an amazing voice

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24 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.

Listen to"Rock and Roll Music"..
.."Twist & Shout"..Dizzy Miss Lizzy"
"You Can't Do That".."Yer Blues"...
"Tell Me Why"..."Instant Karma"..etc.
..and you'll hear the best rock singer ever!

People voting are too young to know but let the numbers speak. John Lennon has produced such a mass level of great music the rest on the list would dream for. Really, Lennon at 56?

High. Low. Melodic. Scream. He did it all because he had to do it. He took all his influences and sang his heart out. - mgenet

I am sure Yoko is throwing a fit because his name isn't in front of Paul's

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25 Liam Gallagher Liam Gallagher William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye.

Just my opinion, if he's not the greatest rock singer of all time he's the greatest rock voice. And I'm talking 93-97 here

I love his voice. Too bad Oasis don't sing anymore. What a waste, and all because of some childish quarrels between two brothers.

Liam Gallagher The KING!

A okay singer too bad his body couldn't support the weight of his inflated ego

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26 Ann Wilson Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

What amazes me about Ann Wilson is that she can still sing! Her voice is just as brilliant now as it ever was because she's taken care of it. Steve Perry doesn't sing anymore because he can't. He ruined his voice years ago with bad technique. Ann is the best because she knows how to take care of her instrument. - tarot_contralto

Ann Wilson is the Greatest Rock Singer of all Time!

Does anyone remember Barracuda, Little queen, Crazy on you, Magic Man Alone. People wake up.

Best female rock singer, best male would be Steve perry

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27 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.

She is just amazing! She has so much feeling and power in her voice! Too bad she's turning into a pop-princess... but anyway I hope she will never give up her way of singing no matter which genre she chooses! Go AMY!

She just so amazing, her voice is flawless. You can tell it comes straight from the heart when she sings. absolutely a amazing singer, I would vote for her any day. Pure, raw, emotion in her voice is what makes her one of the greatest.

At least she's in the top 20s. But honestly, she can hit in the range of 4 octaves with power in her voice. Bur she can also make her voice calm and relaxing, and she can put the force into it. Her voice is smooth and without a doubt she should be in the top 10.

Amy Lee's voice is beautiful. One of the best voices I've ever heard. She sounds like an angel and sings with a lot of heart and soul. And why is Brian Johnson higher on the list than her? - Rorywilbren

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28 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 .

Of course Paul McCartney and Freddie Mercury are the GREATEST 2 vocalists in the rock era... Not even worth discussing. John Lennon, Robert Plant and Ann Wilson are RIGHT up there as well. Axl Rose is a vocal nightmare... SOME great songs but REALLY? Axl Rose... Just listen to both versions of Live and Let Die... Axl was a fleeting, TONELESS novelty... Come on folks! - frank

sung many of the most famous songs in the world, Hey Jude, Let It Be and he could rock with Helter Skelter, I'm Down, Oh! Darling

Sir Paul the prudish hack. Was a much better songwriter than he was a singer I always found his vocals to be a little annoying could have been sung better by someone who wasn't so full of themselves that was actually trying

Lennon was better.

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29 Brad Delp Brad Delp Bradley Edward "Brad" Delp was an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock bands Boston and RTZ.

Seriously, Brad Delp is #56 on this list? He should be top 5 at the very least. He could hit notes consistently that left other singers shaking their heads. Did you ever notice that most cover bands ignore Boston songs? It's not because they don't want to, it's because the singers can't sing them properly, so they don't even try.

I guess people are really Deaf. If anyone ever really listened to music they would understand that ELVIS was the Best of all time, and Brad should be in the top 10. You can go on you tube and find in studio music with just vocal tracks before they are put to sound and music. Brad Delp has 1 of the Best Voices in Rock History. He had many different levels he could hit. RIP Brad Delp. The Nicest Guy in Rock N Roll.

The most incredible voice in rock & roll in my opinion. I saw an interview with Sebastian Bach where he was even "wowed" by the notes Brad could hit. He & Freddie Mercury are the top 2 in rock & roll in my opinion. How many singers have both of those bands been through since their departures? Many because their voices can't do it for long. RIP guys.

This man could sing his ass off. More than a feeling people?

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30 Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

His voice is soothing, dynamic, and extremely powerful. He has so many different styles and techniques. His lyrics are some of the deepest you'll come across. His voice can stand out or follow the music in a wavelike journey. You will worship this man. Surreal

Best male voice!
Chameleonic, powerful, emotive.
He rules at every band he is in. Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer.
Keep it hard Maynard!

Maynard should be in top 5,his voice is amazing,he can go deap,he can go soft,he can screamo,Maynard my freinds is also one of the gods o rock!!!!

His voice delivers a flood of emotion like no other!

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31 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. ...read more.

The only other singer close to Layne Staley would be Chris Cornell. Staley's vocals and the way he can take dark lyrics and make them sound absolutely beautiful is a talent very few singers today can match. Staley's voice will resonate and influence many to come after him, you can't fake raw talent.

Layne have the best voice register in the history of the rock, you can check it if you want, high pitch to low pitch, the creativity, the power in his voice, the ability to transfer feelings, just awesome.

Number 37? Are you people serious? How the hell are Amy Lee, Arnel Pineda and Liam Gallagher ahead of THE Layne Staley? All 13 year olds voting for those "artists" need to listen to the entire Facelift album and experience the raw power and emotion Layne put in his voice. Incredible!

Love hate love should make a consensus to place layne to his deserved place in the top 10

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32 Bono Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

A lot of viewers will probably wonder why I put bono on this list. I have grown up listening to U2. Because I have listened to them for so long Bono is one of my favorite singers. -

What a strong and power in his voice (please watch DVD from Milan 2005 - Elevation is good example)! He absolutely deserve to be in first 5. One of the best voices in the music, ever.

Should be top 5. Very distinctive voice that a generation or two have grown up with. Could hit incredibly high notes when he was younger. Still one of my all time favorites and this is coming from a rock/metal fan.

Great singer and U2 is Rock just not heavy rock. I love his voice is raw, pure yet, smooth and soulful.

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33 Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch 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 ...read more.

A vocal god - modern metal/rock singing. One of the top 10 metal singers. Definitely deserves to be higher.

He's just perfect. Top 10 easily. He's got everything - power, range, vocal technique, versatility.
Demons & Wizards - Path of glory, My last sunrise
Blind Guardian - Thorn, Time what is time - Metal_Treasure

34 Anthony Kiedis Anthony Kiedis Anthony Kiedis is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he has fronted since its inception in 1983.

Anthony Kiedis voice is amazing. Sadly RHCP isn't a very famous band nowadays because they had a long time without doing nothing. If anyone listens to the songs "Don't Forget Me" or "Under The Bridge" they'll understand my point. Red Hot Chili Peppers are perfection, and Kiedis is amazing, he should be at least in the top 10. I mean, how can Adam Lambert and other mainstream artists be in better positions then Kiedis?

Sorry if my grammar/spelling is bad but English isn't my mother tongue.

I agree, whoever watches Slane Castle will definitely chose Kiedis

Not only a great singer with what Tony Bennett described as "having a great range" but he can also rap with the best of them. He is versatile.

just watch the slane castle concert..

35 Elvis Elvis Elvis Presley was a 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. ...read more.

Elvis had range, volume and octave. Most singers in rock don't sing well. Turn off the music, and hear the voice. You will hear the truth.

ELVIS IS THE GREATEST SINGER IN THE HISTORY OF ROCK N ROLL AND THE VERY BEST DANCER THERE WOULD NOT BE ROCK N ROLL WITH OUT ELVIS AND I WILL SAY THAT STEVEN TYLER IS SECOND BEST

Elvis Presley--not even close. Had it all, including the showmanship and looks.

Elvis The Best, THE KING ETERNAL!

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36 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

Janis was AMAZING! What a shame that she did not make the list. My assumption is that most of the people who voted did so based on popularity, not necessarily talent. I can also assume many of those that voted are not as knowledgeable as they could have been, and were very lax in doing their homework! But, my husband says, no, they are just plain stupid!

Janis Joplin has the best voice I've ever heard! How is she so far down on the list?

A great voice at times but often too messed up to sing

WOW... Something is wrong here folks! Not even top 25? - frank

37 Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Stanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.

Front man for one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time! Massive Power and range. Song writer and musician. Can work a crowd like nobodies business! Top 5 in my opinion!

Best Front man... EVER!

Paul Stanley delievered the most powerful vocals. - Wendy56

38 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams

He is the most best and most best singer of all time please please vote him up at rank 1

Undoubtedly, the greatest rock voice of all times... And still continues to be so

The best voice of al times

Great Singer, raspy voice, what more could you want for a rock star?

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39 Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.

Not sure why the lead singer of Radiohead wasn't on here yet...

Why Here? He should be on top 20 at least!

Amazingly enchanting voice

40 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer 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.

David is definitely one of the best singers alive. He truly is Phenomanal. -

If this list was based more on vocal performance than "fan-fave", Bowie would easily be among the 3 or 4 on the list that could be #1.

David was too much of a Lennon / McCartney wanna-be... Just nothing original... Iggy Pop always beat him to the punch too. - frank

He died

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