Top 10 Most Overrated Singers In Rock
Okay, now I'm going to get bashed on... WORTH IT! (Note: I DON'T HATE ANY OF THESE SINGERS THEY ARE ALL TALENTED! )
The Top Ten
1 David Bowie
David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
Number one? If anything, David Bowie is groundbreaking and deserves his attention. - Swellow
How is Bowie number 1 instead of Chester Bennington?
When he started doing ballet on stage with a dancing crew he ended being a rock star.
He wasto theatrical to be a Rock singer
2 Chester Bennington - Linkin Park
Nothing special about his voice. It's pretty average. - naFrovivuS
I have hated Chester ever since he became Stone Temple Pilot's new vocalist. - NuMetalManiak
This list is sacrilegious - Cheese567
Boring, dull, and insipid. - Swellow
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3 Billie Joe Armstrong - Green Day
4 Matthew Shadows - Avenged Sevenfold
5 Kurt Cobain - Nirvana
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994. V 1 Comment
6 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.
I feel as if he overhyped himself way too much.
He is not even the best of his band - Lucretia
He's so whacked out on narcotics he's bitten off animal heads, and his age has deteriorated his voice. ewww - Swellow
7 James Hetfield - Metallica
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.
Sings One Note. Badly.
8 Jared Leto - 30 Seconds to Mars
9 Freddie Mercury - Queen
Completely over-rated, he is not qualified to carry Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, or Elvis Presley's luggage. Rolling Stone magazine had him rated at #18 all time rock singers, which is about right at best.
Well said. Freddie Mercury is good, but I find his voice nondescript. Other classic rock singers possess more unique, erotic, or beautiful voices. Including Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, Elvis Presley, Jon Anderson, Justin Hayward, Ian Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, et cetera. - Crwth
Who was the deaf idiot who added Freddie to this list? Yes, Freddie is praised but he is praised for a reason. This doesn't mean overrated. He deserves the credits. Overrated is somebody who isn't very good but people believe s/he is. - Metal_Treasure
Who Ever Added This Needs To Be Checked In A Mental Hospital - FettiMC
10 Dave Mustaine - Megadeth
He is just a talker - Lucretia
11 Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
12 Axl Rose - Guns N Roses
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.
#1 as well
13 Amy Lee - Evanescence
14 Suzuka Nakamoto
Suzuka Nakamoto, known by her stage names Suzuka and Su-Metal, is a Japanese idol, singer and model. She is represented by the talent agency Amuse, Inc. and has been a member of three musical groups formed by the company: Karen Girl's, Sakura Gakuin, and Babymetal.
15 Sammy Hagar
Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar, also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur.
It's a battle but Hetfield is worse.
16 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's overrated.
1. He gets credit for his bass skills not for his vocal skills.
2. His voice is naturally high.
His voice kinda sounds funny. But it isn't the worst. - zxm
This list is for overrated singers. Bass playing skills are not related to singing. - Metal_Treasure
17 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.
18 Patrick Stump - Fall Out Boy
Patrick Martin Stumph, known professionally as Patrick Vaughn Stump, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and music critic, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist and composer of Fall Out Boy, an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois.
19 Hayley Williams - Paramore
20 Mick Jagger
Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.