Most Underrated Rock Vocalists

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21 John Bush - Armored Saint and Anthrax John Bush - Armored Saint and Anthrax John Bush is a singer who was first in the band Armored Saint however he then went on to join Anthrax after they got Joey Belladonna their last singer out of the band. John Bush then left Anthrax in 2005 though briefly rejoined in 2009 only to leave again in 2010
22 Jorn Lande - Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Vagabond Jorn Lande - Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Vagabond Jørn Lande is a Norwegian metal and hard rock singer known for his solo career as Jorn, and providing vocals for Avantasia, Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Allen/Lande, Mundanus Imperium, Vagabond, The Snakes, Ayreon.

His voice is awesome - it's like Dio, David Coverdale and Ian Gillan singing together. Check this out and be convinced:
Jorn - Don't talk to strangers (Dio cover)
Jorn - Burn (Deep Purple cover, David Coverdale)
Jorn - Perfect strangers (Deep Purple cover, Ian Gillan)

You have to agree that you've just heard the best covers of these classic metal songs. - Metal_Treasure

23 Geddy Lee - Rush Geddy Lee - Rush 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.

I don't think he is underrated. Cause he doesn't have a very good voice - zxm

Zxm could do with ear wax removal, Geddy has a unique voice, often much derided by those outside the Rush bubble but appreciated my many and both he and the band as a whole have been an incredible influence on so many other modern musicians.

24 Joey Tempest - Europe Joey Tempest - Europe Rolf Magnus Joakim Larsson, better known as Joey Tempest, is a Swedish singer, lead singer, and main songwriter of the rock band Europe.

Few of them have heard of Europe...

25 Little Richard Little Richard Richard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name, Little Richard, is an American musician, singer and songwriter.
26 John Lawton - Uriah Heep

Amazing singer- check out lucifers friend... Very underrated album.

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27 Tobias Sammet - Edguy, Avantasia Tobias Sammet - Edguy, Avantasia Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.

Definitely one of the masters today.
Edguy: Nailed to the wheel; Sacrifice. - Metal_Treasure

28 Scott Stapp Scott Stapp Scott Stapp is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of hard rock bands Creed and Art of Anarchy. He also has two solo albums: The Great Divide and Proof of Life.
29 Richie Furay Richie Furay Paul Richard "Richie" Furay is an American singer, songwriter, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member who is best known for forming the bands Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin, and Poco with Jim Messina, Rusty Young, George Grantham and Randy Meisner.

How underrated you could think of a singer when he doesn't got any user/visitor to comment on him. - zxm

30 Thom Yorke - Radiohead
31 Trent Reznor - Nine Inch Nails
32 Glenn Hughes - Deep Purple Glenn Hughes - Deep Purple Glenn Hughes is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known as a member of Deep Purple and the rock pioneers Trapeze, and his solo career. Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple. He is acclaimed for his wide vocal range.

Best singer on the planet and nobody's heard of him. It's criminal! Check out his solo stuff, or more recently Black Country Communion and be convinced!

33 Lou Gramm - Foreigner Lou Gramm - Foreigner Lou Gramm is an American rock vocalist, and songwriter, best known for being the original lead singer for the British-American rock band Foreigner.

This man has one of the most incredible voices I've ever heard. The fact that he is still able to sing flawlessly nowadays after all he's been through is astonishing! Lou is one of the greatest!

The best, the best, the best! Totally addicted - I almost need a detox. No one can be compared to Lou and his voice and presentation. The man is THE role model for all singers in that category.

34 David Byron - Uriah Heep David Byron - Uriah Heep David Garrick, better known by his stage name David Byron, was a British singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist with the rock band Uriah Heep in the early 1970s.

Uriah Heep - July Morning, Bird Of Prey, Look at Yourself. - Metal_Treasure

Number 35? Seriously. Number one more like it.

He is very underrated. - zxm

35 Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow, Solo, Black Sabbath Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow, Solo, Black Sabbath Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.

Dio is really one of the best vocalists in heavy metal, he had an extremly good range, lots of versatility and a very original style.
The simple fact that he isn't in the top 10 shows how underrated he is, he is the most underrated vocalsit ever along with Joey Belladonna, who takes even less credit.
Just listen to Holy Diver!

Best vocalist in music history. Chris cornell is second but by a long way

This guy invented the devil horns and was in Black Sabbath for a while, yet people rarely know who he is, this god has a voice comparable to Freddie Mercury

This guy is the godfather of metal, was in his own band, Black Sabbath, and rainbow, invented the devil horns, and had a beautiful voice somewhat like Freddie Mercurys yet nobody even knows who he is other than metalheads, I just don't get it, I mention him to my friends who like classic rock singers and they don't even know who he is

36 Michael Des Barres

He is the most underrated singer I've ever discovered.
Find him on YouTube, he is amazing.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber saw him play a rock star in The Dirtiest Show In Town and said he should be a rock star.
- Queen asked him to replace Freddie Mercury when he died
- His first band Silverhead were on Deep Purple's record label, Purple Records
- His second band Detective were on Led Zeppelin's record label, Swan Song
I could go on an endless list of why he should be the top of this list but I'll stop now.
Michael Des Barres is the most underrated rock vocalist.

37 Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin, Solo Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin, Solo Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Robert Plant underrated? Come on, it's not even funny. He's very good but not underrated at all. - Metal_Treasure

This guy can sing extremely high, and still make out words. My favorite performance by him is Since I've Been Loving U. Simply amazing

Neither he is underrated nor overrated. He is always between 3 to 5. Which is OK - zxm

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38 Eric Burdon - War, Solo Eric Burdon - War, Solo Eric Victor Burdon is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer for the Rock/R.n.B. group The Animals.
39 Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
40 James LaBrie - Dream Theater James LaBrie - Dream Theater 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.

He was underrated in the 90s. Got recognition in the 2000s. Currently he's is closer to the group of the overrated singers, especially within the group of the metal singers. - Metal_Treasure

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