Top Ten Best Male Rock Vocalistswalter34
The Top Ten
Freddie Mercury. The best voice in the world. He can't be compared.
And a living one, I'd say Chester Bennington.
I grew up with Freddie and Queen. I own every CD and never get sick of them. His voice has the most altruistic and passionate power that is humanly possible and then his range takes it miles higher. His vocals turn Queen's music into a beautiful pristine mountain that will never be conquered by any other band. Not ever. Who Wants To Live Forever? You will, Freddie, always.
Singer of the singers, band of the bands.
Pure awesomeness! You can't compare Freddie to any other rock singers, he is
The most talented man with the greatest voice. Freddie Mercury is without a doubt the best vocalist in every genre and is a legend! No other can even come close to his talent. His voice is perfect and full of heart, soul and emotion. Even towards the end of his life, his voice remained so so powerful and THAT makes him the best, by far!V 212 Comments
Play 'Kashmir' loud.
Robert Plant's ungodly wail will make the hairs on your neck stand up and your girlfriend's pants fall down.
Chris Cornell #1 Robert Plant #2 and what about Jon Anderson of YES- anyone remember him? - rockgods10
Robert and freddie are in their own league compared to others
Robert was Everything and still is! His vocal range is BEYOND, He's an amazing lyricist and he is absolutely gorgeous. No one can even come close. Love you Robert
Should be number one in all polls. The beauty of his voice still rocks today in his 70's.V 96 Comments
Axl has the biggest vocal range in rock music, basically, even an octave or so wider than Freddie's. Despite the fact that Freddie had better control of his voice, Axl sings with such a reckless passion that makes his vocals so outstanding, going from a depressing whisper to a sweet and soft singing to a crazy angry scream that cannot be copied. He might not steal Freddie's crown, especially not considering that Freddie was his idol and inspiration to love rock music, but he certainly deserves to be higher up on this list.
One of the most unique and catchy voices of rock history - ronluna
Beauty and voice the perfect combination, his music is standing over the years.
No other person has a range like his, from ballads to screaming your ears off in total precision! The perfect pitchV 74 Comments
Bruce Dickinson has a plethora of wide ranging vocals - highest to the lowest, sharpest to lengthened. I have heard many songs by Iron Maiden, however I am amazed by his singing in Hallowed Be Thy Name, Aces High, Powerslave, Run to the Hills, Rime of the Ancient Mariner. I believe Bruce Dickinson is well placed among the top 10 of all time rock and heavy metal vocalists.
The best. What the hell is that L.P. guy even doing in this list
Not only is Bruce Dickinson a man with an operatic voice: he's a man of style. - UltraSaiyan419
He should be first on the list... I mean just listen to their top songs-Dance of Death, Hallowed be thy name, Fear of the Dark, TROOPER and those are just some of the examples of how Bruce is THE BESTV 47 Comments
Chester has his screams and his soft voice too. He is awesome. He sings very well in linkin park. But he was not even supposed to be in this band because he replaced a guy named mark wakefield. But mark wakefield leaved the band without knowing that after ten yrs (now) it would become so famous
Chester has by far the best screams and such a great vocal range. He can easily display his talent live flawlessly. He has such a unique voice that cant be immitated. Especially his aggression in his singing. Some of the vocalists dont even deserve to be on this list. But chester is by far the best.
He has got a gift... Amazing voice and strength... This unique singer has the capacity to scream very effectively... Numb, from the inside, in the end are the ultimate songs forever... CB is the best...
Don't need to say anything. We all know he is the bestV 295 Comments
Should be a lil bit higher
I love Kurt's voice
Did you know that Kurt wrote in hos suicide note how he admired Freddie Mercury's enthusiasm. I thought that was cool. I do like his music but I think it was a little bit selfish to committe suicide I mean just because u r going through bad times dosnt mean u should committe suicide and end your life
Kurt cobain have a unique voice... He is a LEGEND of alter.
" if rock and roll is illegal put mys ass in a jail".
Whether is was smooth as silk or a growl like a Hemi engine, no one has the vocal range and tonal diversity of paul McCartney
He was the reason why the Beatles was so good... He was/is the best artist that ever existed! Just listen to him and you will forget everything else but his voice in the world... He's the best of every good thing!
McCartney has one of the largest vocal ranges, including falsetto of any vocalist in the rock era, additionally a musician with the ability to deliver hits songs faster than he could spend the money buying counties in Scotland.
What! 12? Are you kidding me? Have you heard how deep he goes in "The Girl is Mine" with Michael Jackson? Or how high he goes in Hey Jude at 3:10? This man is a legend. Period. by the way, his vocal range is D2-A5V 17 Comments
Just listen to him, he doesn't need anyone's estimation.
The best rock n roll voice ever. Listen to "HELP"
The leader of the group that are the most successful and biggest-selling musical act in the history of show business.
Unequivocally, number one. Genius, honest, human to the umpteenth degree. Forever changed the face of music.V 9 Comments
Ronnie James Dio truly a Rainbow in the Dark, a real class act, forever in our hearts, Rest in Peace.
Dio is a god, who tf votes chester bennington ahead of this legend, ffs
This guy...Just like I said about Freddie Mercury, I honestly don't think we'll ever find a singer like Dio in this lifetime. - UltraSaiyan419
This Rock and Roll God deserves way better than being under top 5. One of the greatest of all time, and besides the powerful voice, he was an amazing songwriter.V 26 Comments
He is better than Chester
I have listened to eddie vedder since I was 2
Eddie Vedder is one of my influences as a singer. Hell, I use vibrato because of him. - UltraSaiyan419
Eddie puts so much emotion in the every lyric sang, with out a doubt the best vocalist I’ve heardV 31 Comments
Only listen to a sentence and we all know who's singing. SO UNIQUE!
Today I listened to a7x for 5 times la. :P
Dark in their hearts I feel it burn inside of me, tormented young with no souls
Raspy? Yes. Boisterous? Probably. Louder than words can describe? Hell yes. - UltraSaiyan419
Completely marvelous voice and stunning imageV 67 Comments
Disturbed's cover of The Sound of Silence told me everything I needed to know about Draiman's voice. - UltraSaiyan419
Dude is awesome and great voice. Listen to sound of silence.
There's not a lot of people who can go through what David has gone through and use the experiences for a creative energy. He has made sacrifices time and time again to preserve his voice. He is the most dedicated and hard working man. His vocal range is HUGE. When David joined Disturbed he was not used to singing that type of music. He is amazing and deserves a higher ranking on this list.
Why the hell is he so low on the list. The one and only Dave can sing anything and everything! Just listen to Darkness, Pain Redefined and even their covers. ISHWILF does NOT fit their music style, no matter what your excuse is; but he still does very well on it. Hell, his voice is THE reason Disturbed is unique. The chemistry between all the band members is astounding, don't get me wrong. However, compare Dan Donegan to the music in Vandal and Brawl and then compare that to Disturbed.V 27 Comments
Always on point live. Never misses a note
Ron Halford's got a voice that's practically out of this world. - UltraSaiyan419
Rob not in the top 5 weakens this list considerably.
What 21 this is a joke?V 7 Comments
One of the most strongest screams this singer can possess. - illusion
Steve Tyler can go from sounding contemporary like any other singer to unnaturally powerful screams from Hell. - UltraSaiyan419
Okay I see this list, and see kurt cobain, well yes he is amazing, but he should never, ever be anywhere near above steven tyler, seriously, who could do that? Stevens range melody and pure stage presence destroy kurt, now don't get me wrong nirvana is my favorite band, but go on YouTube and watch aerosmith live, an not just tone or two songs, spend a na hour or two on there watching them live, then come back and tell me steven tyler shouldn't be in the top 5 at least. I dare you.
This list is crap I mean Steven Tyler should be number 1 listen to the songs I don't wanna miss a thing, what it takes he's the best and he's the singer of the best band in americaV 26 Comments
Another one of my singing influences. James Hetfield has a voice which always sounds rough, brash, and noble. - UltraSaiyan419
What in the name of MetallicA is Jared Leto and Brandon Flowers doing ahead of Papa James? This man is a BEAST! He pwns little Flowers and Jared Leto! - gibsonrock53
Never heard of little flowers, but you can't deny jared leto is a great singer. - jbsucks11
What James hetfield is at no 8th position... It is not possible.. James deserve number 1 position he has best vocal.. He is vocalist of Metallica, name of the band is enough... No 2 rank should be given to John cooper vocalist of skillet... Both the deserving vocalist are very down..
I know James is best vocalist and will reach top...
James is unquestionably the greatest inspiration for many rock fans and musicians. Why he isn't on top of the list really annoys me. All the other vocalists are popular thanks to the guitarists or the drummers in their bands, but Papa James is phenomenal even with his bear voice.V 34 Comments
He should be in the top ten.
He should be in the top 10, try listening to songs by Green Day like... Time of Your Life, Boulevard of Broken Dreams and Warning. You'll realize that the vocals are very amazing and easy to follow. Please people vote for Billie Joe, he's great!
Why is he not in the top 10, he has a great voice and he influences many people with his punk rock style
He got so sweet voice man, he is such a good singer. He at least should be in the top 10 no doubt about it. And at live concert he is so energetic and never let the energy down. Obviously deserves a upper place. With his great voice, Mike's awesome bass and Tre's crazy drumming skill makes Green Day the best rock band of all time.V 53 Comments
Elvis this low? Elvis would destroy Freddie in a sing-off, no diss to Freddie. But, for real? Listen to "I Can't Help Falling in Love", "It's Now or Never", "Hound Dog", "Jailhouse Rock", "Suspicious Minds", and that tribute to MLK I can't remember the name of.
Elvis. THE Elvis. The King of Rock and Roll. At 17?
My faith in humanity has died
The best voice ever, no doubts.
Pull-EEZE. Elvis is the king of rock & roll like Charles Manson is the king of law & order.
he didn't write songs, and far from being an innovator, he could well be the apex of the era's deplorable practice of "whitewashing black music." what he did, basically, is happen to fit Col. Tom Parker's marketing strategy.
we would be living in a significantly different world today if there had never been any Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly or Fats Domino, not to mention Beatles or Queen or Led Zeppelin. whereas in a world without an Elvis, "the Colonel" would've just found some other stooge.
As an old head who's heard the entire repertoire of many rock artists, non can compare to Mick Jagged as the comsumate rock singer. Just the length and breadth of his hits and classics shows his voice defines rock. Who can compare with his performance in Sympathy for the Devil; Shattered; Miss You; Note Fade Away; Stray Cat Blues (menacing growl); Sweet Thing (what range! ); Midnight Rambler; Paint it Black; Jump'in Jack Flash; Don't Tear Me Up, etc, etc., etc, Come on. Listen to those songs and tell me someone can hold a candle to Mick the Man!
You don't need to be pitch perfect to be seen as the perfect singer. That's what Mick Jagger's style taught me. - UltraSaiyan419
Wil always love Mic k and no other...loyal to the end! Denise
Some of the other singers on this list have got more power and range and / or can sing more smoothly, with perfect pitch, but they're mostly nowhere near as versatile and creative in their singing. Like with his performance he took lots of it from other singers, but did his own thing with it in an often vulgar, decadent way. He even sometimes sounds like a parody of singers in comparable styles, probably also to distract from the fact that they're more accomplished than he it. Although he's sometimes underrated as a lyricist, he seems to be the most interested in how words sound and fit the song. Apart from the flaws, still one of my favorite singers and maybe the consummate Rock 'n' Roll singer in his delivery.V 6 Comments
Bon Scott was a wild child. - UltraSaiyan419
All 25 sh! the@ds you put in front of Bon aren't fit to be his roadie.
Bon kicked all their asses followed only by Brian Johnson. The rest can fight it our for #3.
Bon Scott is number one rock and roller on all parameters.
How could Brian be higher in the list than Bon? This is the Guy who sings on Highway to Hell!V 13 Comments
He's lizard king he can do anything
Ladies and gentlemen, we have the man that took in Scott Stapp and Eddie Vedder as his underlings. - UltraSaiyan419
Jim Morrison Rocks. I thought this list would start from his name but it ends with it. Such Great Vocals are a tribute to earth and its people. One listens to his songs and forgets everything else.
No question. # 1! Best male voice in rock.V 16 Comments
Although not quite seen as a relic or legend like those who are above him on the list, Cornell has the distinct timbre and passion that it takes when creating a captivating rock vocal. In his higher range he has the unique ability to both sustain vibrato AND include the dry and agitated rasp we all should know and love.
i'm not here to persuade anyone that he is THE best rock vocalist, but 9 on the list is just insulting, especially when compared to some of the less dynamic vocalists above him, who are only so high on this list due to their legacy that they have created over the years, or just pure name recognition because they have embodied themselves into the surface layer of rock music.
Neither do I have to say what songs you should listen to from this dude. You can honestly start from any angle of his musical collection, and so I speak in the name of all that is sound garden, give him a listen. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Cornell didn't benefit from a time of "great rock" as he did a lot of his best stuff into the early 2000's. I think history will be kind to Cornell on this list. His vocals would have played equally or better with most of the others above him on the list.
One of the best vocalists of all time, without doubt
Just listen to his acoustic version of 'nothing compares 2 u', the guy could sing absolutely anything. My personal favourite.V 112 Comments
Ian Gillan, Paul Rodgers, Roger Daltrey - the rest don't matter
Just listen to Child in Time and you'll understand...
His range is godly. Gillian is the embodiment of what you want in a rock vocalist.
what the hell is he doing on number 24? do you even know what it takes to be a good vocalist? I can say one thing and that is Ian Gillian deserves to be at least in the top 10V 20 Comments
Most unique voice I've ever heard. It can be scratchy, but also soft. And incredible screams. Like Angel and devil mixed together.
He definitely has one of the best voices hands down. He's good with his screams and when he sings softer, lower notes, it's just pure melody!
One of the strongest vocals of nowadays. Easily one of the most original ones as well.
He is lovely with his vocals, can go soft and then scream like a devil, then sing like an angelV 7 Comments
Underrated if you hear this guy sing it needs to be higher come on people at least in the 20s
This guy has amazing vocals. He knows when to sing soft, and knows when to use the absolutely perfect amount of rasp in his voice. Honestly, he can sing anything. He can even scream... - xSpartanXx
Most beautiful singer I have ever had the privilege of hearing. And just when he knows to he can scream like no one else in songs like animal I have become, riot, and bitter taste to say just a few. He puts so much emotion into his songs as seen in songs like no more, someone who cares, never too late, and anonymous. My single favorite singer today with true talent in a world today with so many who are fake.
This has to be a mistake... this guy can't be #55... he should be in the top 5...V 29 Comments
He's one of the top 10 metal singers and on this list should be 15-20.
He's so low because metal singers are not on MTV and radio stations 24/7 and they are usually underrated as compared to non-metal rock singers.
Demons & Wizards - Path Of Glory, My Last Sunrise, Crimson King, Heaven Denies, Fiddler On The Green.
Blind Guardian - Majesty, The Throne, The Bard's Song (in the forest), Nightfall, Thorn. - Metal_Treasure
Why isn’t he higher?
Why is Michael Jackson on a ROCK list? I'm pretty sure is handle is the "King of Pop".
How come he is so low on the list? I can't believe it. People, he was one of the greatest singers of all time!
For the people who says he's not in rock. He is in almost all types of Popular music ranging from slow pop to hard rock.V 5 Comments
I recently saw him in concert, and he still sings quite powerfully
Daltrey is the original and the greatest male rock vocalist of all time. This is not up for debate, it is provable fact - My Generation predates Zep and anything good by the Stones, and is just the beginning of his run of classics. That run outlasts all other singers records except McCartney's, and he is a pop singer. Roger is the boss.
All the lists on this site simply SUCKS...
Seriously, you guys must be kidding by placing great vocalists like Roger Daltrey, Roger Waters and Robert Plant behind Jared Leto (cough,! Can you believe it? ). And this isn't even the best part. Do you know at which position Jeff Buckley is? 65th!
It seems this list was compiled by a bunch of retarded kiddies...
THE rock god vocalist of all time. Pre-dating Plant and Mercury, he is the archetype - no one could project strength like Daltrey.V 12 Comments
Let me just quote Bono: "We need him on the radio... His voice! " Yes, that’s what he said, even the greatest praise him for his voice
Brandon Flowers from the killers rose and got his fame there. He is my favorite male vocalist and his songs are phenomenal! Honestly, he should be very near the top ten or in the top ten if everyone on the earth listens. Yesterday he was 31. Now I am righting this he is 25th place. HIs new album coming soon will influence his position and I belive it will be for the good. - MTDiorio19
The pitch of his voice is really refreshing! Really strong voice. His sings lower than his chest voice, and that to me is so raw. So gifted. I just can't get enough of him singing. I just can't. It's all so natural. He makes it sounds so easy to pull out all those note. LIT!
Though everyone got his personal favourite, brandon flowers got the best voice. Try to be objectiv, you don't have to like the music or the lyrics but the voice of him is untouchable.V 19 Comments
He has the best voice. I could never get enough of his singing
Blows me away that Brent Smith isn't #1 on here. His voice is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! LOVE IT! Love how versatile he is. You name it he can sing it! Just listen to any Acoustic song he sings & you'll know he's the real deal! Not only can he sing he can write too. Awesome song writer. All his songs have meaning, there real & that's part of what draws you in. The guy isn't afraid to say it as it is & he sings from the heart. He will be number 1 someday. How could he not be? Yes there are some great vocalists listed but there's something different with Brent Smith. He's number 1 in my book! So jealous of the person that met Shinedown & even had a beer with them... that had to be so sweet. Wish I could have a beer with them! Brent Smith YOU ARE THE BOMB! SHINEDOWN YOU ROCK!
How is Brent not #1.The guy could go sing a soft Country song then turn around and sing a hard rock song. He also is brutally honest in his lyrics & never holds back or sugarcoats anything when it comes to writing a album. I don't see how he is not #1 but then again I'm not a vocalist expert
The first song that I heard from Shinedown was 45, it gave me chills and blown me away! Brent's voice is a total package! He can sing, I mean from the soul and he can write too.. His songs are not just written here and there but they have meanings and you can feel that it really came from his soul.. BRENT SMITH GOT TO BE ON THE TOP LIST, SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! SOMEDAY HE WILL! BRENT AS WELL AS SHINEDOWN ROCKS! M/V 5 Comments
#2 only after Freddie Mercury. You guys have disgraced yourselves putting him this far down.
Just the most awesome and auto-destructive character of the rock history, love this guy, he's just a legend, the best you'll ever see, he may not be the best in vocals of all time, but in my oppinion, after Freddie he's the best, because he has an influence on black sabbath like anyone had, without him, black sabbath weren't the same band, he is the essence of that amazing band... GO OZZY!
Hey people what?! He must be higher in this list!
Not a bigger voice in heavy metal than the godfather himselfV 3 Comments
Number 52? He should at least be in the top 30. He doesn't have the greatest range of some of the other singers, but his vocal tone is outstanding.
Best vocalist ever
The best ever!V 1 Comment
Bono is the BEST rock singer OF ALL TIME! He should have been #1! Freddie Murcury is good, I'm not a Queen guy. U2 I've been listening to since I can remember!
His tone and range are absolutely incredible! Listen to "Pride (in the name of love)" for an idea of how good he is.
How did he not make at least the top 20? He sings with so much soul and passion, you believe in what he is singing. And his range is amazing. Just listen to With or Without You, A Sort of Homecoming, Bad, Still Haven't Found what I'm Looking for, Heartland. Come on, he does crazy stuffV 12 Comments
It is sad not to see Patton in the top 10. Goes to show popularity shadows true talent. I see mostly one tone zombies stuck in their monotonous style. Vocally he is unabsorbed and limitless. Mike puts most singers to shame.
Meaningless popularity contest that proves nothing other than most don't recognize a great vocalist. Some on this list are great. Few ever have been as good as Mike Patton. I wonder what this list would look like if only music producers could vote.
Just listen to anything Mike Patton has done and you will know better! This man is THE top vocalist not only in terms of rock vocalists.
He has an amazing range of vocals and can very from singing ballads to screaming, growling, and crooning. Everything this man has done is underrated.V 11 Comments
This list is a joke... I'm not saying danny should be top 10 but holy sh#t he should at least be higher than elvis
Bon Jovi, his band and their music is one of the reasons why music sucks so bad today. Never would have been successful in the 60's or 70's competing against the likes of The Beatles, Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd etc...However with the advent of the 80's where creativity became secondary to how "cool" you look with the big hair, the silly posing, and with the cowboy/top hats, rock music has never really recovered.
His voice is a little funny, which makes his songs sound better.
one of the best rock voices since the early eighties - richie4life
Simply one of the best, he has everything : good voice, good looking, charismatic, passion and also a great song writer.V 13 Comments
Perfect rock voice! Should be top 10
Great voice, it has a lot of punch. Listen to Tonight you belong to and me look no further
He’s the best of the best either solo or with Kiss and soul station.V 5 Comments
Why on the world is he not higher on this list? He has one of the most pure voices in rock. He doesn't need any music to send chills down your spine. Look up some of his videos where its just him and his guitar and I think he would shoot up this list
Angry and tender. Great combination. Check out some of his acoustic stuff, amazing
Amazing voice with better lyrics! Should be top ten for sure!
Top ten for me, I love Chris C, but Aaron is better from my perspective.
This guy is wanted by big name bands. His voice is strong and enticing. He can sing AND play at the same time and he's 100% real (compared to some of the yoyos named above him). Watch most of his interviews and you'll see he's not your regular guy. He's humble and simply likes to R&R. I really hope Alter Bridge goes for a 4th round because their music is inspiring and they don't have trashy videos like most rock bands (unfortunately) have and destroy the reputation of genuine R&R fans. AB fans are real just like them...
My father is a fan of this guy. He thinks Kennedy should be the frontman of Velvet Revolver, should a reunion ever be seen at the end of the road, that is. - UltraSaiyan419
4 octaves of pure beauty, one of the best rock singers along with one of the best real bands out there... Alter bridge
I find it very surprising that Myles isn't higher on this list. I would put him in my all time top 5, no questions asked. The only reason he's not higher is because he's not a household name like Paul McCartney, Kurt Cobain, Chester Bennington, etc... People know those guys because their respective groups were all extremely popular. Myles' work with Alter Bridge, Mayfield Four and Slash has all been astounding. It's a shame more people don't know who he is. His voice far surpasses the three names I mentioned. Chris Cornell is listed as number 10 and Myles' range and tone is very comparable to Cornell. I would put Myles one step above Cornell and move McCartney, Cobain, Bennington and M Shadows WAYY down the list.V 23 Comments
Very Unique Voice. He can sing metal, soft rock everything. - arpanhmr
Definitely top 20
Serj is unique and system are one of the best metal bands ever look at my name! - SoaD
It pains me greatly that he is ranked this low. He's better than most of the people ranked above him.V 5 Comments
Highly surprised he's not in the top 10 or top 20. Although he thought his voice was terrible, his voice was incredible. May have not, technically, been the most well-trained voice, however it was his own style of singing.
He should be up at #1! Way better then some above him.
Not so much lately but his work before 1980.
He is a great vocalist with lots of vocal range, he can sing extremely aggressive in slipknot notable song (disasterpiece) or a beautiful musical ballad like in stonesour notable song : hesitate
Corey sings our hates He can sing soft or hard He has got different voice
Corey Taylor has second highest vocal range of any singer in popular music. He can reach 5 octaves and 5 and half notes. He can sing in flawless styles. He sings with proper grit and rasp. He screams very brutally and the brutal the better.
Corey, in my opinion, is the best vocalist. He definitely can rap, sing, and scream. In the early albums of Slipknot, he did many rap-style song with the metal rage voice, and he sing damn good. And then, in next albums of slipknot (also stonesour), he sang some ballad songs which were so soft and emotional great to be listened. His voice... By far, is the best voice for the music I ever listen.V 11 Comments
Fogerty is terrific and Seger? About as legit as you can get. He's not a great ROCK singer? Old Time ROCK and Roll? Like a ROCK? ROCK and Roll Never Forgets?
Still does it today like he did all those years ago
Some of these rankins are silly frankie miller bob segar David coverdale steve winwood
Terry reid jess roden jimmy barnes didn't have to wail like a little girl
Its not about who can scream the highest its about the voice when you hear it can only be that person
I love Pierce the Veil! They are one of my faveortite bands! Vic and the others have talent and I hope to see them in concert one day!
I don't get how but vic is 30 and sounds like a girl in a horror movie
Brad had incredible range. Spot on harmonies. He should be in top 5 for ability. His recordings were before pitch correction. He had to nail it in the studio, not we'll fix it later! This list is a joke. A popularity contest!
The purest rock voice of all time. Listen to the 1976 Boston debut album and hear the unmatched range and tone! When Brad Delp passed, Boston did too!
This guy's played in multiple bands (RTZ, Boston, Orion the hunter, beatlejuice) and has shown many of his different sides with his voice as a rock vocalist. He hits the high (and low) powerful screamin' notes in harmony with the guitars and maintains the warm vibration, like done in the band Boston with most songs. His voice is so pure and he does the fading out of a note into softness like a charm. Sometime's he slides to the next octave/note, like a perfect transition. When he holds a note for a while, he can go 2 octaves higher and end up right on the tone within a millisecond. In his other songs done with Barry Goudreau he can show the soft side of his voice too. I think his voice is similar to that of Freddie Mercury, which is a good thing. It doesn't matter what place he's got or belongs to on this list. He's my rock vocal hero and remains in my heart and mind.
Yeah, he had a killer range, but what sets him apart was his beautiful timbre. Best sounding male voice I have ever heard.V 9 Comments
Chad has a sexy and unique voice that you don't find very often. He knows how to put his soul into whatever he is singing about, too. People just deliberately keep him in a low position to follow the hate wagon of jealous Nirvana fans. Totally unfair. I know a lot of people who love his rough voice.
Sounds constipated most of the time. I'm disappointed that the real rockers like Seger, Fogerty, Mellencamp, Mitch Ryder, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard are rated too far back. It's obvious this list was voted on by a bunch of people who don't understand the category.
I think chad kroegar and kurt cobain should be at least in top 10... Both of them are way better than chester and even james hetfield though I am a huge fan of metallica, even lennon doesn't deserve to be at 60
Chad kroegar is perhaps one of the hardest working musicians of world today he puts enough emotion in his music to leave you smile feel sad feel happy or inspired or proud or even amazed. He writes so many underrated songs because of haters who just can't take to how successful he has become he should be number 1 in my opinion best male vocalist of all time.V 5 Comments
The best male voice in music today. Superb performer. Won't compare him to anyone on the list. He is unique and truly special. His range, power, and performance are truly remarkable. I have seen many of the singers on the list including Adam Lambert and Adam Lambert is the best live performance I have ever seen.
Adam truly is the Freddie Mercury of this generation, proven by the fact that Queen chose him to fill in for Freddie when they won the world icon award.
Adam Lambert not only can outbelt the best of these rockers, including even Freddie Mercury, he moves and looks the part as well. On stage he is riveting and electrifying, while seeming to be singing to just me, he connects so completely. A vocal powerhouse with the richest, most beautiful tone to excite and exhilirate, Adam also croons ballads to melt the most hardened of hearts and moves the most jaded to tears. Check his performances with Queen or covering Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bono, all the greats on YT to see and hear for yourself.
adam lambert is freddie mercury in our generation. he deserves to be in top 2 or 3. - MONDAYV 4 Comments
Should be number one, and we all know skynryd would be 1 on every rock list if that damn plane crash never happened
This is a sin he is top 10 and the fact that Rodger daltrey isn't even on this list is even worse
His voice just gets better and better with age, though he's always been amazing. He is the Starman who came to meet us, and did indeed blow our minds.
David Bowie... at number no. 75! What! His voice is simply the most wonderful thing in the world. No one comes close to David Bowie! He is so cool!
How could anyone ever mistake David Bowie's voice for someone else's? Unique and fantastic. - bathroomangel
Being ranked 56 is an injustice, but this is an opinion board.V 7 Comments
#51 on the list is an absolute joke! One of the best to ever do it!
Should easily be in the top 5, how James Hetfield is higher than Layne ill never understand
It's crazy how he is this low, this guy single handedly saved my life from my own inner demons by just singing, his honest, dark lyrics mixed with his haunting yet extremely emotional voice made me believe I wasn't alone in terms of feeling depressed and wanting to do drugs, his range and vocal harmonies are unmatched he created the most distinct and recognizable voice in grunge, that is imitated constantly nowadays, but none of them have the talent or raw emotion layne did, Kurt might be the king of grunge, layne was god without a doubt he is one of the most talented, real, and emotional singers ever and to have him only at 37 is absurd, he is top 5 at least, listen to "rain when I die" "god am""nutshell" "dirt" and "sea of sorrow" JUST TO NAME A FEW and you will see what I mean he is a legend and most of all a lifesaver to millions, and all he did was sing his heart out.R.I. P Layne Thomas Staley, gone but surely not forgotten.
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