Most Unique Rock Singers

The Top Ten

1 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 Mercury is a god and nobody has a better voice than him!

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!

He eats Robert Plant for breakfast.

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

2 Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) 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.

3 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 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.
5 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

6 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. He also is the singer of A Perfect Circle and Puscifer bands that vary in style.

His work with Tool is legendary

7 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.
8 Spencer Sotelo Spencer Sotelo is the singer of the bands Endur and Periphery and was the guitarist of From First to Last. He is best known for his experimental direction of vocals in metal in his work in Periphery.

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!

9 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.
10 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 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

12 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 participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.

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 Serj Tankian Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist. He's best known for being the lead singer of the Armenian/American rock band System of a Down. After System of a Down's hiatus in 2006 he began to release ...read more.

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

14 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!

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16 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.
17 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an 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.
18 Jared Leto Jared Joseph Leto is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and director. He is well known for being the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars.
19 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.

20 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

21 David Draiman David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
22 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...

23 Geddy Lee Gary 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

24 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.
25 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.

Layne Staley has in my opinion the most unique and powerful for rock and definitely in the 90s grunge scene

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