Top 10 Best Rock and Metal Vocal Performances by Singers in Their 40s (40-49 Years Old)
The Top Ten
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
Dio recorded it at 41. I think it's one of his best vocal performances, if not the best. - Metal_Treasure
The powerful, expressive and gorgeous voice of Hansi Kursch at 44. - Metal_Treasure
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
Great vocals by the incredible Jon Oliva. - Metal_Treasure
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
Vocals by Ralf Scheepers. - Metal_Treasure
Sheer vocal badassery by Hansi Kursch at 44. - Metal_Treasure
Vocals by David Coverdale (from an album with Jimmy Page) - Metal_Treasure
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
Ian Gillan at 42-43. Such an epic song. - Metal_Treasure