Top 10 Rock Singers that Should Be the Lead Singer of Megadeth Instead of Dave Mustaine

Dave isn't that great of a vocalist even he himself admits that. So here are rock singers that should be the lead singer of Megadeth

The Top Ten

1 Paul Di'Anno Paul Andrews better known as Paul Di'Anno, is an English singer best known as the first vocalist to record with heavy metal band Iron Maiden, from 1978 to 1981.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

His cover of Symphony of Destruction impressed me and I thought he would be the perfect singer for Megadeth. His voice's got power, aggression and even some brutality that would be great for the Megadeth material. - Metal_Treasure

Had a great punky vibe to his voice on the early Maiden albums, and he could also reach a high note very well too. - Mrveteran

He has a cover of Symphony of Destruction and he nails the vocals in that song so he really should be the lead singer of Megadeth - christangrant

2 Phil Anselmo Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.

If he was the singer, then I would love Megadeth. - JCHOW

The real deal! - Metal_Treasure

He has basically has nothing to do so he should go sing for Meagdeth - christangrant

He’s hilarious and also a great singer.

3 Jason Newsted Jason Curtis Newsted is an American metal musician, known for being the third bass guitarist with the band Metallica from November 1986 until his departure in January 2001, he was also a part of Voivod and Flotsam and Jetsam.

Even the bassist for Metallica sings better than dave does - christangrant

4 James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

At his prime, he was one of the few vocalists who could do gruff but also sing in that style very well, as opposed to people like Mustaine who are good at gruff but not actually singing. - Mrveteran

LOL I couldn't resist adding him,to this list because it would be funny if he was singing for Megadeth - christangrant

Lol he did symphony of destruction pinching his nose. Look it up on youtube. - SoldierOfFortune


James wrote new lyrics to The Four Horsemen because the lyrics Dave wrote were silly - lyrics that Dave used later for The Mechanix. Lyrics to The Mechanix are really silly - about having sex at a gas station. Thank god James wrote new lyrics to The Four Horsemen. - Metal_Treasure

5 Max Cavalera Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera is a Brazillian singer, guitarist, and songwriter who currently plays in heavy metal bands Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed.
6 Tim Ripper Owens Timothy S. "Ripper" Owens is an American heavy metal singer who currently performs with Beyond Fear, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and Charred Walls of the Damned.

Why wouldn't you want him singing he sounds amazing - christangrant

Yes, he's a very good singer - everyone who can sing Rob Halford songs is. But I think he should be lower on this list because I'm not sure he would be a good singer for Megadeth in particular:
1) his voice isn't a thrash voice (not all Megadeth songs are thrash but I can't ignore their thrash songs)
2) his vocal skills surpass the vocal requirements of Megadeth songs so why waste parts of his skills
3) he got hated enough for being a replacement in the past. - Metal_Treasure

7 King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.

Hmm, he's great but I am not sure his voice is good for thrash - Metal_Treasure

He’s sitting on his ass not making albums, so, he has time.

8 John Bush John Bush is a singer who was first in the band Armored Saint however he then went on to join Anthrax after they got Joey Belladonna their last singer out of the band. John Bush then left Anthrax in 2005 though briefly rejoined in 2009 only to leave again in 2010

Honesty he sings better than dave - christangrant

9 David Draiman David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.

Whats funny is that he sang in a Megadeth song called Dance in the Rain and of course he sang better than Dave did in that song - christangrant

10 Devin Townsend Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.

The Contenders

11 Blaze Bailey

He's not the best singer ever but he does sing better than Dave does - christangrant

12 Miland 'Mille' Petrozza
13 Chuck Billy Charles "Chuck" Billy is an American vocalist, who is best known as the vocalist for the thrash metal band Testament.
14 Tom Araya Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
15 Burton C. Bell Burton Christopher Bell is an American musician and vocalist, best known as the frontman and co-founder of the industrial metal band Fear Factory, of which he's the only consistent member.
16 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.

Dave Mustaine considers him his godfather and Megadeth did cover No. More Mr. Nice Guy not sure if he can sing thrash songs but his voice fits Megadeth - christangrant

17 Neil Turbin

He can sing thrash songs, he sang lead vocals on Fistful of Metal by Anthrax - christangrant

18 Lee Ving

He was the singer of MD 45 a side project where Dave Mustaine played guitars for - christangrant

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