Greatest Punk Legends

The Top Ten

1 Johnny Ramone Johnny Ramone John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones. V 1 Comment
2 Sid Vicious

He couldn’t play bass very well, wasn’t a great singer, a junkie and probably a murderer, but yeah, he is an punk icon.

Considering, he couldn't play bass very well, wasn't the best singer and all in all not the most gifted or brightest individual, junkie and most likely a woman-beater and finally murderer, achieving No. 2 as greatest punk legend is pretty cool. Sadly, I believe, dying at 21, went massively in his favour to become a cult- icon. If he'd be still alive now, the world would perceive him very differently and as a musician I couldn't see him highly evolving artistically. But, who knows? To quote him: "99% is S***".

3 John Lydon John Lydon John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician. V 1 Comment
4 H.R.
5 TV Smith

Vastly underrated - say no more!

6 Richard Hell
7 Greg Graffin Greg Graffin Gregory Walter Graffin is an American punk rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, college lecturer, and author.
8 Ian MacKaye
9 Joe Strummer Joe Strummer John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash. V 1 Comment
10 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt. V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Henry Rollins
12 Wild Willy Beckett

The late singer of Bradford-Band 'Psycho Surgeons'. Check out mini-documentary 'One Last Stand' on YouTube. Very emotional and inspiring.

13 Fat Mike
14 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig
15 Joan Jett Joan Jett Joan Marie Larkin known professionally by her stage name Joan Jett, is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb".
16 Mike Ness
17 Jello Biafra

Dead kennedys, such a great band.

He fought the law and he won against censorship
Then he lost the rights to the dead kennedys and they did a crappy reunion without him

So the score Jello-1 Law-1

18 Iggy Pop Iggy Pop James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.
19 Billy Idol Billy Idol William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.
20 Keith Morris
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