1 Iggy Pop
James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. V 1 Comment
2 Frank Zappa
Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.
"Frank Zappa and the Mothers were at the best place around..." (Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple) - Metal_Treasure
3 Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.
"You see it's all clear,
You were meant to be here,
From the beginning"
4 Ritchie Blackmore
Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.
Ironically and sadly, popularity of his riff to Smoke On the Water became an obstacle to acknowledgement of his achievements and contributions that are significantly bigger than this riff. He's criminally underrated in relation to metal music invention. Also, his work in Rainbow is practically unknown but namely in Rainbow he took metal to a whole new level. - Metal_Treasure
5 David Coverdale
David Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo ...read more.
Yes, he deserves more attention. - Metal_Treasure
6 Billy Idol
William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.
7 Huey Lewis
8 Marc Bolan
Marc Bolan, born Mark Feld (30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, and poet. He was best known as the lead singer of the glam rock band T. Rex. Bolan was one of the first pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s. He died at age 29 in a ...read more.
9 Jeff Beck
Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds (the other two being Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page). Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.
His two band mates - clapton and page became famous but he remained unpopular - zxm
This man is ridiculously underrated... however he is one of the greatest guitarist ever! - somekindofaguy
10 Ginger Baker
11 Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down at age 22. ...read more.
12 Mitch Mitchell
John Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell was an English drummer who was best known for his work in the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Jimi Hendrix's popularity teared his popularity - zxm
13 Johnny Rotten
John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.
Very popular from the Sex Pistols, but the true skill and talent from this man come from Public Image Limited. Completely underrated, and have completely turned the music industry and even basic forms of music on their head with creative and unexpected twists and turns. And even at 60 years old he is still going strong, and still tours and records relentlessly. Even after taking a 26er bottle to the head, he still just wraps his head in a towel and continues to perform, and this was very recent! An extreme amount of dedication to his fans, and deserves many more.
14 Patrick Stump
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.
Brian Patrick Carroll, known professionally as Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music.
16 TJ Harris
17 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.
Created punk rock.influenced a lot of metal musicians (even metallica were influenced by them) and still only few knows him - zxm
18 Gary Moore
19 Phil Lynott
20 Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson is soul/r&b musician, not rock musician! - somekindofaguy