Top Ten Best Male Rock Vocalists


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61 John Cooper John Cooper 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.

You can listen to any song by skillet and when the dude starts singing your like oh my god he's really got it how blessed and talented never heard a voice like his.

His voice is perfect, it's raspy and sexy

62 Klaus Meine Klaus Meine

Way too far down on the list. Should be a lot closer to the top.

Just wonderful voice. His voice screams out "hot love" like nobody else.

Klaus should be in top 10 if not top 5. So should
Ronnie James Dio & Jon Anderson

Listen to his voice on send me an angel just unbeleivable he should be in the top ten

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63 Myles Kennedy Myles Kennedy Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

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...

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.

One of the best voices out there! Simply awesome! And as soon as he start singing and his fingers touch the guitar you can literally feel his soul pouring out.

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64 Brandon Flowers Brandon Flowers

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.

Seen him live 3 times. His voice just can decipher every word.
You can't say that for some others on the list.

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65 Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.

#82 is nuts geddy is insane. I would love to see most of these people hit geds notes. Not only can he sing very high but he portrays the lyrics emotions very well. I feel that the only reason he is down this far is because half of these people haven't heard of Rush and are definitely.

2112: Overture / The Temples of Syrinx / Discovery / Presentation / Oracle: The Dream / Soliloquy / Grand Finale!... The Necromancer, Tom Sawyer, A Farewell to Kings, Here Again, and... Many more

Geddy Lee has an amazing voice and age has not changed it. We saw Rush live a couple of years back. There was no front band the whole show was Rush. They may be getting up there in years but they can still rock with the best of them. I would put him and Steve Perry (Journey) at the top of this list.

One of the most iconic voices in music history.

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66 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.

Operatic, emotional, diverse- three words to sum this behemoth up

This is rediculas that he is not top 5 all time his voice is. Obviously one of a kind

One of the greatest rock n roll voices of all time should be in top five

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67 James LaBrie James LaBrie Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.
68 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Still underrated here - zxm

69 John Rzeznik
70 Jonathan Davis Jonathan Davis 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.

Just listen to his Sirius Radio session for queen of the dammed. His voice will give you the chills.

Dude needs a way better spot than this guy's come on..

There's no reason Jonathan Davis should be this low... He changed the game for heavy music forever with his distinct style. Nobody can sing like JD.

He's amazing

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71 David Johansen
72 The Rev The Rev James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Avenged more.

He is a very unique vocalist. I have never heard anyone like him. I would recommend listening to unfortunate snort on YouTube because it really shows off his vocal talent and his uniqueness. The rev sings lead for all of the songs because it was a side project with guitarist synyster gates called pinkly smooth.

The rev is the best back vocal and also best drummer in the world I will miss you the rev, foREVer

Better then m shadows

73 Iggy Pop Iggy Pop James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.

One of the greatest rock voices ever to be heard.

From Lust for Life to Sister Midnight he has such range

Coolest voice ever.

74 Chris Taylor Brown
75 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

His voice is so beautiful and he is amazing, I mean he raps like nobody else and he can sing soft too. Every time I hear him singing I feel the emotion from his voice and it's so deep. His raping is meaningful, powerful and very different from what we hear nowadays. Mike should be at least in top 20.

He's such a good vocalist, Listen to songs like In Between, Hands Held High and when raps in songs like In The End, Bleed It Out, etc. Or some of his songs in Fort Minor.
Mike Shinoda Is my favorite vocalist, he can rap and sing in a delicate mode and it sounds great all the time

76 Scott Weiland Scott Weiland Scott Weiland is an American singer, musician, and composer for the American grunge band Stone Temple Pilots.

Best rock vocalist of the 90's and 2000's. Every catchy song and melody that you sang to in those days was sung by this guy. Top notch writer and could sing ANYTHING. Top 5 material for sure.

Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) is the greatest, but Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) gets my vote here.

Scott Wetland is top 5 that dude can sing his ass off

This list has no credibility with him at 83.

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77 Brandon Boyd

Boyd has the most improved vocals for sure and I cannot wait to see where he goes from here his range and tone are phenomenal.

nothing compares to brandon boyd live, youtube 'under my umbrella RAR 2005'... flawless

Wow! He deserves in the top #10 best vocalist!

Listen to If Not Now, When? To hear his soft, ballad tone and then listen to Rogues to hear his more rock, "umph" tone. Both are beautifully different and yet complimentary.

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78 David Lee Roth David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.


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

I would have had Sammy Hagar up around number 1 or 2

Sammy can kill the highs and has always even now with Chickenfoot a hell of an entertainer.
His voice makes me wanna throw my car in D and punch it!

80 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

Should be top ten

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