Top Ten Lead Singers That Define Their Bands
The lead singer is always the face of a band, but in some cases he/she is even more. In some bands, it would be nearly impossible to exist without their particular lead singer. When you think of a band, you think of this singer right off the bat. These are the top ten lead singers that literally define their band
The Top Ten
1 Steven Tyler - Aerosmith
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.
The Demon of Screamin. It would be impossible for Aerosmith to exist as themselves without this man fronting the band - Shake_n_Bake13
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2 Marilyn Manson - Marilyn Manson
Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
You know your singer's important when you name your entire band after him - Shake_n_Bake13
3 Maria Brink - In This Moment
4 Ann Wilson - Heart
Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart. V 1 Comment
6 Freddie Mercury - Queen
Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer ...read more.
7 Trent Reznor - Nine Inch Nails
Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.
Solely responsible for the direction of the band. There is no Nine Inch Nails without Trent Reznor - Shake_n_Bake13
8 James Hetfield - Metallica
James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
9 Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian
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.
10 Axl Rose - Guns N' Roses
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.
Like him or hate him, there's no denying this guy IS Guns N' Roses. He kept it going all these years with an array of changing faces around him - Shake_n_Bake13
? Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
11 Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden
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.
12 Bono - U2
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".
13 Chuck Schuldiner - Death
Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck as the "Godfather ...read more.
The godfather of death metal. R.I.P.
14 Jon Bon Jovi - 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. V 1 Comment
15 Chris Cornell - Soundgarden
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. He died on May 17, 2017.
16 Jonathan Davis - Korn
Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
This guy is a freak... in a good way. Just like Korn. - Shake_n_Bake13
17 Layne Staley - Alice in Chains
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.
18 Jim Morrison - The Doors
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
Steven Tyler along with most of the other names here grew up with a poster of Jim Morrison on his bedroom wall. It is really no contest.
RIP Lizard King, you were the greatest of them all.
19 John Cooper - Skillet
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.
20 Kurt Cobain - Nirvana
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. 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 Seattle home in 1994.