Greatest Leaders of Rock Bands
There are some great rock bands. But they were led by some great band-leaders
Here's some of them
The Top Ten
1 Steve Harris - Iron Maiden
Stephen Percy "Steve" Harris is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
2 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.
3 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 ...read more.
4 Brian Jones - The Rolling Stones
Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.
5 Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin
James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
Produced most of the songs,wrote-co-wrote almost all songs,created some great music. - zxm
6 Paul McCartney - The Beatles
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 .
I never considered John Lennon the leader of The Beatles, even if he is arguably the founder of the group (Paul and George were the first of the four to meet and play music together). Don't get me wrong, John was a great lyricist, and his collaborations with Paul are second to none, but Paul was the biggest musical contributor to the group, which is what hooks most listeners first. When the going got tough for the group, Paul was able to pull them together to do their best work, even if the other three bemoaned his actions as trying to be in control.
Actually I added Paul McCartney/John Lennon. But admin only approved Paul McCartney. - zxm
Either it was John Lennon or Paul McCartney the true leader of The Beatles.But even it was John Lennon he wasn't a good leader.That leaves Paul behind a great leader.He could compromise with his group-mates - zxm
John Lennon was the leader. He formed the band and gave it direction. Paul was a very proficient collaborator, contributor and team member but Not the leader of the band. - Billyv
7 Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.
8 Roger Waters - Pink Floyd
George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He was mostly known for the secondary lead vocals and bassist of Pink Floyd .
Roger wasn't originally the leader of Pink Floyd. It was Syd Barrett. But after they fired Syd, roger took the leadership. Gilmour took the singing part. Roger also sang for the band. - zxm
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 Jon Schaffer - Iced Earth
Jon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and last remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory".
11 Mike Shinoda - Linkin Park
Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.
12 John Lennon - The Beatles
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.
13 Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters
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.
14 Jeff Lynne - Electric Light Orchestra
15 Steffen Kummerer - Obscura
Steffen Kummerer (born June 1, 1985) is a German guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is the leader, main songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for the (technical) death metal band Obscura as well as the black metal band Thulcandra.
16 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.
17 Todd Rundgren - Nazz
18 Todd Rundgren - Utopia
19 Roy Wood - The Movie/Wizard
20 Kai Hansen - Gamma Ray, Helloween
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