Piano rock is type of a rock music mainly focused on piano .Some of the greatest piano rock artists
1 Billy Joel
William Martin Joel is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man", he has been making music since the 1960s, releasing popular albums throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s.
"Sing us a song. You're the Piano Man. Sing us a song tonight" - Jonerman
In response to the guy who says Joel is a 'pop' artist, sure. Guess Joel's Male Rock Vocal Performance Grammy award for the entire Glass Houses album doesn't count. Or any of the rock tracks like Matter of Trust, No Man's Land, Shameless, I Go To Extremes. All music and lyrics by the way, written by Joel. Meanwhile Elton has to rely on Bernie Taupin for his lyrics.
Piano master,great vocals.spread many songs with his piano talent.I think he should be at number one, - zxm
2 Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
Billy Joel is a pop singer, NOT a rock singer. On the other hand, Elton John is both a rock AND a pop singer and an absolutely unmatched songwriter and performer. More than 50 years in the music business and he's about to start a 3 YEAR world tour!
No one better, even bill states and I quote " Elton kicks my ass on piano"!
Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.
They aren't that kind of piano rock artist but they have good piano rock songs though - zxm
Freddie was a talented piano player.
4 Leon Russell
Legend. Check out "Delta Lady" and "Stranger In A Strange Land." Also "Cry Me A River" and "Let's Go Get Stoned," with Joe Cocker. Good ol' Okie.
5 The Fray
The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and ...read more.
6 Ben Folds
7 Dr John
Barrelhouse legend. Check out "Honeydripper."
8 Tori Amos
Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.
Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin and Tom Chaplin.
The best band ever! the pianos unreal
10 Ian Stewart
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.
12 Billy Preston
Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 ...read more.
Savatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Many of their songs have piano and piano is an important part of their sound. They use piano very well in order to set a progressive sound to metal songs - Gutter Ballet, Commissar, Surrender, Chance, Morphine Child, and many more. Mozart And Madness is an instrumental with significant piano presence.
The lead singer, Jon Oliva, is a multi-instrumentalist who played the piano parts. - Metal_Treasure
15 The Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
16 Bruce Hornsby
17 Rick Davies
18 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
They aren't a very much of piano rock artist but paul McCartney played good rock songs with piano - zxm
19 Laura Nyro
Laura Nyro was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession and New York Tendaberry, and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs. ...read more.
20 Roger Hodgson