Most Unique Rock Singers

The Top Ten

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

He was a mold breaking revolutionary rock singer that spawned thousands of inferior imitations. Exactly the same goes for that band he was in. It is slowly being forgotten (as all things are with the passage of enough time) just how pioneering and unique Plant & Zep were in late 1968. Nobody had ever seen or heard anything remotely like them.

He wasn't even a unique shrieker, never mind singer! Very unpleasant voice, at best.

2 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

Freddie was totally unique! He was the epitome of unique, from the GREATEST VOICE in the universe, to his command of the crowd, his rapport/connection w/ every single audience member, his enormous charisma, his unbridled/unmatched passion... He was a dynamo! So mesmerizing, so electric, just so insanely AWESOME!
Freddie is what defines unique!
FREDDIE is the GOD OF MUSIC! The best of the best, now and forever!

I love Led Zeppelin and Plant, but nobody beats Freddie. Not even Robert Plant. Nobody. Never ever.

Absolutely best

He eats Robert Plant for breakfast.

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3 James Hetfield James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

Hetfield's voice has evolved over the career of Metallica, drastically some may say, James Hetfield is unique, it doesn't matter if your a fan of Metallica or not, you can always recognize them because of his iconic voice, he is a legend in his own right, and knocks most vocalists out of the water with his ability to have a harsh growl or softer tone. His vocal range over the years has changed for the better (some may disagree) But neither the less, he will be remembered for generations to come.

Both James and Serj are amazing vocalists. I wish more people in the world would listen to real music rather than techno.

Oh please, James is most certainly the best, go and listen to him live then on the black album and vote

He's God

4 Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian; Demons & Wizards) Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian; Demons & Wizards) Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.

Unique angelic/demonic tone and top notch skills. Overall, one of the several vocal gods in metal. It's the most emotive and expressive voice I've ever heard. He sounds equally brilliant when sings very aggressive speed metal (almost thrash) and also metal songs with slow sections - the softest and most beautiful voice I've ever heard.

Demons and Wizards - My Last Sunrise, Heaven Denies, Path of Glory, Crimson King, Love's Tragedy Asunder. [no other singers - his voice is the only one you hear, even in the background]

Blind Guardian - Majesty, The Bard's Song, Thorn, Sacred Mind, Banish From Sanctuary, Nightfall. - Metal_Treasure

5 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio 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.
6 Steven Tyler Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.
7 Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

His work with Tool is legendary

8 Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
9 Spencer Sotelo Spencer Sotelo

Being able to follow music as technically complicated as that of Periphery takes some major talent in itself, couple that with the fact he can hit some amazing notes and you've got yourself a pretty unique singer. The only comparable person would be Elliot Coleman but he's completely different to listen to.

Probably the most impressive tenor I've ever heard! Great balance of clarity and grit with one of the highest ranges and pleasant tone to listen to! He simply pushes the limit further and sets the bar really high!

10 Rob Halford Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

The Contenders

11 Serj Tankian Serj Tankian Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.

A big no no, you put serj, bennington and biersack ahead of Robert plant and Maynard. You lot have dropped on your head

12 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.

One of the most distinct voices in modern rock who can croon like a choir boy and then scream till windows shatter. As Linkin Park evolved their sound, Chester has managed to adapt to whatever style they went.

The best Linkin Park has the best rock singer followed by bono of the u2.
Still has a childish voice with concernable feebility to match his singing tone. Great singer

13 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.

Not only does he have a trademark voice, but he has another, which can be heard on I think the last track of Ab3

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15 Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

I mean his raw and hauntingly beautiful voice is almost impossible to recognize when you listen him sing.! All the love gone bad turned my world to black!

16 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
17 Jared Leto Jared Leto
18 Mike Patton Mike Patton Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.
19 M. Shadows M. Shadows Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

M. Shadows has an unique vocal... And his screaming is awesome. His singing style is perfect and unique. He is the best rock and metal vocalist of all time... Everyone should listen Avenged Sevenfold's songs... Then you can understand what is M. Shadows...

20 David Draiman David Draiman David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
21 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

Mind blown. The best voice I've ever heard.

22 Ian Gillan (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) Ian Gillan (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

His screams are legendary. - Metal_Treasure

23 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.
24 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.

A bit of a weird one but, seriously, this mans sixty and still touring. Amazing.

He's a better bassist than singer, but he's still good

25 Andy Biersack Andy Biersack

Most definitely the most unique! Andy Six has an amazing style and voice, I've been listening to them for a couple of years now and I love every album!

Yep, he's unique for sure! He's different and he's proud to be different! BVB ARMY 4 ever

26 Layne Staley Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.
27 Kyo Kyo Kyo is a Japanese musician, poet and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.

Japan's largest ranged vocalist, Mike Patton said he was incomparable in terms of vocal range, being able to sing on inhuman levels. - MeowMix

28 Danny Worsnop Danny Worsnop Danny Robert Worsnop is an English musician, singer and songwriter, prominently known as the lead vocalist of rock bands Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot.
29 Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.
30 Tim McIlrath Tim McIlrath Timothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against.

You can really feel the emotion in his voice. Isn't that what hardcore punk is all about?

*Hero of War
*Roadside
*The Approaching Curve
*Make It Stop
*Help Is On The Way
Well, the list of songs with the most 'recognizable' emotion could practically go on.. And on.. And on. Oh! And not to mention they covered Journey.. 'Any Way You Want It'.

RISE AGAINST

Love what they stand for and plus Tim's agnostic.. More bands should be like this band.

He should at least be in the Top Ten! And why the hell is Andy Biersack on the list? O_o I don't even wanna know.. This is a joke.

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32 Billy Corgan Billy Corgan William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is an American musician, songwriter, producer, television writer, poet, and professional wrestling promoter best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins.

One can never make the mistake of confusing Corgan's voice for anyone else's, unless they are completely unaware of what The Smashing Pumpkins is. That is how unique this man's voice is

33 Fernando Ribeiro (Moonspell) Fernando Ribeiro (Moonspell) Fernando Ribeiro has been the lead vocalist for the Portuguese metal band Moonspell since 1992. He sings gothic metal, black metal, doom metal, melodic death metal.
34 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.
35 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
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37 Tom Delonge Tom Delonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975 . When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game . He also used to play the ...read more.
38 Ivan Moody Ivan Moody Ivan L. Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada.
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40 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams
41 Matt Bellamy Matt Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

This man has a good voice!

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43 Rody Walker

WHAT?!?! How is he not on here? He has an amazing vocal range. You can here the emotion in his voice. He practically uses NO VOCAL CORRECTION(s) on his voice; Just natural.

Just listen to a vocal track for any of there songs and.. Well; you'll get my point.

44 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.
45 Joey Belladonna Joey Belladonna Joey Belladonna is the American Thrash Metal singer, best known for leading the band Anthrax. He also sings and drums for the cover band Chief Big Way.
46 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.
47 Vince Neil Vince Neil Vincent Neil Wharton is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.
48 Paul Stanley Paul Stanley Stanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.

You can pick his voice out of any where; radio, interview, ANYTHING! And his band's makeup is everywhere, from tee shirts to, well, everything! Rock and roll everyone.

49 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
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1. Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian; Demons & Wizards)
2. Freddie Mercury
3. Rob Halford
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2. Maynard James Keenan
3. Spencer Sotelo
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