Most Underrated Rock Vocalists


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41 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 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?

42 Matthew Bellamy - Muse

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

43 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!

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 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.
46 William DuVall

He kills it in the new Alice in Chains.

47 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)

48 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.
49 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 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

50 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).
51 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.

52 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.
53 Page Hamilton - Helmet
54 Greg Lake - Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson Greg Lake - Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson
55 Devin Townsend - Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend Project
56 Till Lindemann - Rammstein Till Lindemann - Rammstein
57 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 more.
58 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.
59 Richie Kotzen Richie Kotzen
60 Steven Tyler - Aerosmith

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

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