Most Underrated Rock Vocalists

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41 Adam Levine - Maroon 5 Adam Levine - Maroon 5 Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5.

He isn't underrated. I don't think so - zxm

42 Brian Johnson - AC/DC Brian Johnson - AC/DC Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing ...read more.

Some will say he is overrated. But he isn't underrated - zxm

Oh, come on, he's not underrated. - Metal_Treasure

What about Bon Scott?

43 Matthew Bellamy - Muse

His voice is basically Thom Yorke on acid. What more could you ask for?

44 Steve Walsh

Few on this list have the pure vocal versatility and talent to compete with Steve. Just go listen to some of his recordings and find me one other who can do what he did. You cannot. Not even close.

Simply the best rock vocalist ever. Range and emotion.

45 Freddie Mercury - Queen 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.

FREDDIE MERCURY is undeniably the GREATEST singer on Earth - EVER! Yet, somehow, he's not always number ONE, which is very disturbing! Sometimes others are voted higher, but those singers themselves would undoubtedly acknowledge Freddie as the very best of the best and readily admit that his was a genius untouchable by any human, including them! They could only wish to be mentioned in the same sentence with the great, the one and only, the BEST FREDDIE MERCURY!

Freddie Mercury is underrated because he should ALWAYS be #1. Anything else is blasphemy! No mere mortal comes close to Freddie's brilliance and genius. Nobody beats Freddie. NOBODY!

He's my favorite singer outside metal but I don't really believe he's underrated. - Metal_Treasure

He is noway underrated. not even close to it. Not even on top 1000 underrated singers. He gets his deserved attention - zxm

46 Alex Turner - Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner - Arctic Monkeys Alexander David "Alex" Turner is an English musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys.
47 Steven Tyler - Aerosmith

Underrrated for his vocal ability, overrated for his songwriting. - STLovesTrash

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48 William DuVall

He kills it in the new Alice in Chains.

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

Can sing in many styles and can sing continuously for awhile (vasoline live)

50 Geoff Tate - Queensrÿche Geoff Tate - Queensrÿche Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.
51 Doogie White - Rainbow, Yngwie, La Paz, solo Doogie White - Rainbow, Yngwie, La Paz, solo Douglas "Doogie" White (born 7 March 1960) is a Scottish rock/metal vocalist, who has sung for Rainbow, La Paz, Midnight Blue, Cornerstone, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Praying Mantis and Rata Blanca . He is currently the vocalist for the Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, his original band La Paz ...read more.

He was considered for Bruce Dickinson replacement in Iron Maiden but lost out to Blaze Bayley (maybe Iron Maiden made a mistake).
Check out:
Doogie White - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden cover).

Rainbow - Silence (of Love), Cold hearted woman, Insatiable (Hunting Humans), Hall Of The Mountain King, Ariel.

Yngwie - Razor Eater. - Metal_Treasure

52 Al Jourgensen - Ministry Al Jourgensen - Ministry Alain David Jourgensen (born Alejandro Ramírez Casas) is a Cuban-American musician, best known as the founder and frontman of industrial metal band Ministry (a pioneering band in the industrial metal genre).
53 Eric Bloom - Blue Oyster Cult

Just listen to "Astronomy" and you'll know what I mean, the guy doesn't get enough credit for anything.
Also a prototype of the low vocal tone he provided in such songs as "Transmaniacon MC" and "The Red and the Black" which had influenced James Hetfield from Metallica and so on.

54 Steven Wilson - Porcupine Tree Steven Wilson - Porcupine Tree Steven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre.
55 Page Hamilton - Helmet
56 Greg Lake - Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson Greg Lake - Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson
57 Devin Townsend - Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend Project
58 Till Lindemann - Rammstein Till Lindemann - Rammstein
59 King Diamond - Mercyful Fate, King Diamond King Diamond - Mercyful Fate, King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.
60 Art Garfunkel - Simon and Garfunkel Art Garfunkel - Simon and Garfunkel Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel is an American singer, poet and actor. He partnered in his earlier years with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel.
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