Greatest Rock Voices

The Contenders: Page 3

41 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.

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

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

It saddens me that Bowie is this low on any list

He died

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42 Shannon Hoon

Had a unique and brilliant voice who sang with such a passion and feeling and was able to tell a listener what he felt singing a certain song. Wrote amazing true songs and each tell its own story just like reading a diary. He's gone to soon and is missed dearly. Music world lost such an amazing young talent.

Aces! Great voice what a talent

43 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.

You must be crazy... @ 137!... He should be in the Top 10... "Breaking Benjamin" is LIFE... Period

64. What is this. Please guys vote for Ben. His voice is most unique of hem all.

Awesome voice and great lyrical writing skills.

Just for the sake of it

44 Meat Loaf Meat Loaf Michael Lee Aday is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor usually known by his stage name Meat Loaf.

Meatloaf had range and power that's rarely been matched in rock. He still can out sing two-thirds of the rockers out there.

He can sing 3 thirds thats how good he is - Greenday

He's a beautiful man with a heart of solid gold.

Not any more, but NOBODY could have done Bat Out of Hell (the entire album) justice other than this man. Jim Steinman writes the most difficult pieces to sing, and Meat was his voice. Nothing more needs to be said.

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45 Gerard Way Gerard Way Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.

I love his voice so much

His voice is so special and iconic and different I wish he was higher up.

His voice is heart felt and unique, plus bucket loads of AWESOME!

Best vocalist ever! He's a legend and I adore him

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46 Burton Cummings

It is hard to imagine songs of the 60's without thinking of the Guess Who fronted by Burton Cummings. Dynamic range, excellent phrasing, powerful rock growls and delicate smooth jazz vocals... The guy could do it all and he did it to some of the best time tested songs out there in Rock.

Canada's Greatest Lyricist. Burton has a vocal range that has stood the test of time for over 50 years! 68 years old and puts on one hell of a show. Should be in the top 5.

Robert Plant said Burton had the best voice in rock. He still has it too, some him live last week, outstanding

VERY forgotten vocal MASTER! But Burton REALLY got his handbook from Paul McCartney! - frank

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47 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

48 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. ...read more.

I can't believe Jeff is so far from the top, this proves that people don't know anything about good music

How can anyone forget home......

Amazing tecnich and skills... Best singer from 90's... And maybe the best solo singer ever.

The grat voice since Mercury!
4 octaves of vocal range!
Should be closer to top...

49 Kyo (Dir en grey) Kyo (Dir en grey) Kyo is a Japanese musician, poet and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.

By far the biggest range singer on this list. He can more emotion in his music than anyone I know and is a Fantastic lyricist. Arguably the best in each sector. What more can you want from a vocalist? So why isn't he 1st?

I fell in love with Dir en Grey after hearing Pink Killer Kyo's voice is amazing

Kyo > Jon Bon Jovi. Lets face it pal the only reason Jovi is ahead is because he is better known. Saying that Bon Jovi is a good singer and has some great songs but you will have to be a stubborn ass if you truly believe he deserves it. - Taloper

What band is he from? - Feirceraven

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50 M. Shadows M. Shadows Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

Matt shadow have a voice -. - Anyone could not do like him. He must be the greatest male vocalist/singer of all time. Try to hear DEAR GOD closely, and his voice too. What a sharp note and pitch. You're damn awesome matt!

He's voice is so darn unique and his range is just so incredible. Dang. To think that it had went under a knife and had one of his vocal blood vessels removed. I'M CRAZILY ADDICTED TO HIS SINGING!

man its crazy seeing how poorly people vote. m shadows is amazing and nothing less. - somepeoplesuckatvoting

Definitely worthy of the list a great range of vocals and styles

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51 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 ...read more.

David Coverdale is still doing sell out tours at the grand age of 61, he takes care of himself and his voice is still amazing. He is a true front man and a born performer, he has stage presence like no other. David genuinely loves performing and is still churning out new albums, he's a very intelligent man and because of this his journey continues.

david is a true singers singer and is still amazing check out live in the still of the night dvd

From his deep rhythm and blues voice to his screeching hard rock voice, DC is the best hard rock singer that I have ever heard.

Can't believe that David at 52! This man voice is amazing. Just listen Sailing ships, Only my soul, Walking in the shadow of the blues, Still of the night, Crying in the rain...his voice make my heart thrill.
David one of greatest vocalists in rock ever, this I know. How can be above him Kyo, Maynard James Keenan, Tom Yorke, Gack?! Who are these people? Axl Rose - number one? Must be, we are living on Mars?

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52 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise .

Chester deserves to be among the first. He is so good at soft songs as for aggressive songs, he has a powerful scream, as in Given Up, which is one of the songs that shows his potential.
The songs where his voice is better are the Hybrid Theory and Meteora. - TheGodOfNewWorld

Chester Bennington is the best rock singer of all time. He can scream so well that people can understand what he's saying, and he can also put so much emotion into his voice that you want to either start crying or start a riot. This man is one of the few people I truly admire, and I pray to whatever deity is out there that he has a long, rich, happy life.

For his work, listen to Linkin Park. He's the higher pitched voice.

My favorite vocalist ever! Chester is a great singer, but he's in this Top with a very low position!

His voice is amazing in Rock & Metal! In my opinion he deserves to be in first! Come on People, vote for Chester Bennington!

He is the singer of my favorite band: Linkin Park!

His voice combined with Mike's rapping is perfect!

His scream is Powerful!

Both solo songs from Chester as their combinations with Mike are awesome! - TheGodOfNewWorld

This list is ridiculous. Anyone should know that many modern rock singers like Chester have amazing voices. Him, Amy Lee and M. Shadows should all be a lot higher! How are Brian Johnson, Axl Rose etc. above him?! Just listen to his voice in Numb and tell me if he doesn't deserve a place in the top 10! - Rorywilbren

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53 Gackt Gackt

he has a wonderful voice... I love listen... Missing... Doomsday... Love letter.. Last song and etc... he send with his voice all his love... I love him for this!... Gackt you are our Dear...

Go to Youtube and see his songs:
Returner, JESUS, Black Lagoon, Doosmday... You will see what I am talking about.
He is amazing and far the best of all - Lucius

Redemption, Dybbuk, Seven, White Eyes or Cube can just rock your world! He is so feakin' amazing when he performs his rock style x3

His voice can take me to the bottom of the world.

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54 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.

This guy needs to be higher. He can sing anything and make it absolutely perfect. Very few singers have his range and power. The crazy thing is he is better live then in the studio. He should be in the top 10 for sure.

This guy has incredible vocal talent.

55 Travis Meeks
56 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 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.

Pretty sure I already saw Elvis on this list. Wait Elvis is alive there are 2 and only one died. ELVIS IS ALIVE!

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57 Serj Tankian Serj Tankian Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.

I can't understand why Serj is not at least in top 10. He is one of the best vocalists ever. Just listen to some songs of System of a Down and you willnow what I am saying. Also, try Elect the Dead Symphony. His skills are just awesome.

Serj tankian has one of the most unique voices in metal and his new stuff today, Soads music really did catch a lot of people who didn't listen to metal to become metal fans.

58 Hideto Matsumoto
59 Syd Barrett Syd Barrett Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.

Dud had a good voice, he is so love on the list because no one heard it.

60 Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.

Great vocalist. Unfortunately, her own songs are "overly mysterious" at best, in my opinion. But I think her vocals are one of the best of 2 generations!

A great voice. Worthy of the list for sure probably should be higher

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