Best Rock Vocalists of the 1990s

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The Top Ten

1 Shirley Manson (Garbage) Shirley Manson (Garbage) Shirley Ann Manson is a Scottish-born singer, songwriter and actress. She is the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band 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 ...read more.

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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 Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) Chris Cornell was 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. He died on May 17, 2017.
9 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.
10 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. ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Damon Albarn (Blur) Damon Albarn (Blur)
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 Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine) Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine) Zacharias Manuel "Zack" de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970) is an American musician, poet, rapper, and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of rap metal band Rage Against the Machine from 1991–2000, and after the band's reunion in 2007 until their last show in 2011. He left Rage Against ...read more.
17 Marilyn Manson (Marilyn Manson) Marilyn Manson (Marilyn Manson) Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
18 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.
19 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.
20 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.
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2. Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
3. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
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2. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
3. Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)
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