Best Rock Vocalists of the 1990s


The Top Ten

1 Shirley Manson (Garbage)
2 Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) 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.
3 Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.
4 William DuVall (Alice In Chains)
5 Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) John Michael Stipe is an American singer, songwriter, film producer, music video director, and visual artist.
6 Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records more.

If his name is new to you, I can safely recommend a live performance to start with: The Lord Of The Rings [Live Tokyo Tales].
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7 Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.
8 Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) Rivers Cuomo is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter of the alternative rock band Weezer, with whom he has recorded eleven studio albums.
9 Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) Chris Cornell is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave.
10 Damon Albarn (Blur) Damon Albarn (Blur)

The Contenders

11 Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. more.
12 Maynard James Keenan (Tool) Maynard James Keenan (Tool) Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.
13 Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) Steven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre.
14 Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.
15 Gavin Rossdale (Bush)
16 Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins) Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins) William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is an American musician, songwriter, producer, television writer, poet, and professional wrestling promoter best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins.
17 James LaBrie (Dream Theater) James LaBrie (Dream Theater) Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.
18 Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, prominently known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive death metal band Opeth, as well as being the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath.
19 Thom Yorke (Radiohead) Thom Yorke (Radiohead) Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.
20 Matt Bellamy (Muse) Matt Bellamy (Muse) Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.
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Top Remixes

1. Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
2. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
3. Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)
1. Shirley Manson (Garbage)
2. Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
3. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)



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