Greatest Singer/Lead Guitarists Ever


The Contenders: Page 4

61 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.

You should see him live playing guitar with tool. He is awesome! He is so underrated metal guitarist, he should be a very appreciated metal guitarist

62 Marko Saaresto (Poets of the Fall)

He got such a wonderful melodious... I feel he is a strong contender in this Top tens list... Marko's a superb singer... Amazing voice qualityy..! :D

63 Diblo Dibala

The wizard lead guitarist of all time

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

Montrose, Solo, Van Halen, Solo, Chickenfoot, Solo enough said

Sings better than most vocalists, and can hang with the greatest guitarists.

65 Synyster Gates Synyster Gates Brian Elwin Haner, Jr., better known by his stage name Synyster Gates or simply Syn, is an American musician, best known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Avenged Sevenfold.

He's the best guitarist for me... he's awesome playing the video afterlife..

66 Till Lindemann Till Lindemann
67 Chet Atkins Chet Atkins

Why isn't he even mentioned here? Ask almost any picker on this list what they think of his playing and he will be rated, if not the best, very close. He started finger picking and tons of lead guitarists from around the world and from many genres have studied his style of play and some of the people on the list have gone to study under him.

68 Tom Kiefer V 1 Comment
69 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.
70 Tom Verlaine

Front man of Television, though not exactly an outgoing guy it would seem. Brilliant and highly original guitarist. Unusually doesn't believe in distortion as a rule..

71 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.

Agree with the visitor, agreed that he sings and plays guitar, but mainly rhythm guitar, not lead guitar. - zxm

He's never been the lead guitarist of Radiohead.

72 Angus Young (AC/DC) Angus Young (AC/DC) Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while more.

He never sings... - Rocker00

Singer, really?

Does he sing? - zxm

73 George Thorogood (George Thorogood and the Destroyers)
74 Joe Perry (Aerosmith) Joe Perry (Aerosmith) Anthony Joseph "Joe" Perry is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith.

He has done some singing, here and there, and his voice actually isn't bad. He's also an amazing guitarist and songwriter. He more than well deserves a spot on this list.

Not much of a lead singer but whatever floats your boat.

75 Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) Doug Aldrich, is a Los Angeles-based hard rock guitarist. He founded the band Burning Rain with Keith St.
76 Orianthi
77 Johnny Ramone (Ramones) Johnny Ramone (Ramones) John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.

I doubt he ever sang as a backing vocalist - zxm

78 Ric Ocasek
79 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.

Yes I'm the best metal vocalist ever!

Since when he became a guitarist? - zxm

80 Adrian Belew (King Crimson/Adrian Belew Power Trio/Crimson Projekct) Adrian Belew (King Crimson/Adrian Belew Power Trio/Crimson Projekct) Adrian Belew is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. A multi-instrumentalist primarily known as a guitarist and singer, Belew is noted for his unusual, impressionistic approach to guitar playing.

The list is about musicians who are singers and LEAD guitarists at the same time, so I don't get why James Hetfield is up there at No. 1! The guy's great, but he's not a lead guitarist.

Even more surprising is to see that Adrian Belew doesn't even appear on this list at all and 61 others appeared before I added him just now! Just listen to him sing while playing Frame by Frame or Three of a Perfect Pair, this guy is insane!

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Greatest Thrash Metal Lead-Guitarists Top Ten Greatest Lead Guitarists In Rock Bands Best Lead Guitarists of All Time Top 10 Bands With the Best Lead Singer Top 10 Metal Lead Guitarists

List Stats

2,000 votes
96 listings
9 years, 120 days old

Top Remixes (7)

1. Billie Joe Armstrong
2. David Gilmour
3. Rik Emmett
1. Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray)
2. Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)
3. Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
1. David Gilmour
2. Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray)
3. Rory Gallagher

View All 7


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.