Top 10 Best Rock and Metal Vocal Performances by Singers in Their 40s (40-49 Years Old)

The Top Ten

The Show Must Go On - Queen The Show Must Go On - Queen Cover Art

Freddie Mercury recorded it at 44 when he was very ill (couldn't walk without help) and died 9 months after its release. But listen to that voice: gorgeous and powerful. Most singers don't have such voices in their prime. Hands down. RIP Freddie.

One the greatest vocal performances ever! Nobody can sing this except Freddie.

Nobody can sing this song. Nobody... except Freddie.

Amazing lovely Freddie Mercury

Rainbow In the Dark - Dio Rainbow In the Dark - Dio Cover Art

Dio recorded it at 41. I think it's one of his best vocal performances, if not the best. - Metal_Treasure

Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian Cover Art

The powerful, expressive and gorgeous voice of Hansi Kursch at 44. - Metal_Treasure

Billie Jean - Chris Cornell Billie Jean - Chris Cornell Cover Art

It's a live cover of MJ from: Chris Cornell: Unplugged in Sweden.
I don't think he ever recorded a studio version (I have watched several more live versions he did later). - Metal_Treasure

Morphine Child - Savatage

Great vocals by the incredible Jon Oliva. - Metal_Treasure

Barcelona - Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe Barcelona - Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe Cover Art

Great vocals by Freddie but I put this song lower because he shared vocals with the female opera singer Montserrat Caballé.
Freddie was 40-41 years old (the album was recorded Jan 1987- June 1988). - Metal_Treasure

The Man (That I Don't Know) - Primal Fear

Vocals by Ralf Scheepers. - Metal_Treasure

Tanelorn (Into the Void) - Blind Guardian Tanelorn (Into the Void) - Blind Guardian Cover Art

Sheer vocal badassery by Hansi Kursch at 44. - Metal_Treasure

Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple Cover Art
Feeling Hot - Coverdale/Page Feeling Hot - Coverdale/Page Cover Art

Vocals by David Coverdale (from an album with Jimmy Page) - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

The Holy Grail - Blind Guardian The Holy Grail - Blind Guardian Cover Art

Hansi voice at 48 - it still sounded awesome, powerful and energetic. Hands down. By the way, did you notice that this song has extremely fast vocals? - Metal_Treasure

Straight Through the Heart - Dio Straight Through the Heart - Dio Cover Art
Diabolus - Primal Fear Diabolus - Primal Fear Cover Art
Strangeways - Deep Purple Strangeways - Deep Purple Cover Art

Ian Gillan at 42-43. Such an epic song. - Metal_Treasure

These are the Days of Our Lives - Queen These are the Days of Our Lives - Queen Cover Art
Thunderstruck - AC/DC Thunderstruck - AC/DC Cover Art
Nessun Dorma - Luciano Pavarotti Nessun Dorma - Luciano Pavarotti Cover Art
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