Greatest Rock Voices
What defines a great voice is what the singer can do with it, one of the most important things for a voice in rock is being able to sing loud, and I think we all know how loud Axl can be. But what makes him so special is how he seems to feel the song, you can hear the anger in Out Ta Get Me, and, in Paradise City, how much he wanted to go home when it was written, and even in Don't Cry, no matter which version, he seems to reach out to the listener and tell them that no matter how bad something feels at the moment, it will get better. That's what makes his voice so amazing, it would be able to tell the songs message even if it did'nt have any lyrics at all.
Axl Rose's voice has a dramatism and a power to express emotions and feelings, on a very wide range. These rare quality is not only the result of his obvious amazing talent. First of all I think, it all comes from Axl Rose's genuine and complete capacity to feel everything that he sings. There is no fakeness in his vocal interpretations, because there is no fakeness in what he feels when he sings his songs. His songs are genuine, honest. The lyrics of his songs are many born from his own life, feelings, emotions, thoughts or life events. So his vocal performance is equally REAL. I love him. I think that he is one of a kind.
He's incredibly original, and since he came on the scene in 1985 - many have tried to replicate him, but no one can duplicate him. And those that try sound terribly sad. I mean Sheryl Crow's remake of Sweet Child O' Mine has got to be the worst do-over of any song EVER. Not to mention all the other sad versions of Guns N' Roses songs I've heard. Yet, when Axl remakes a song like, Mama Kin, Whole Lotta Rosie, Live and Let Die, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, etc. , it sells, and often rockers like his version rather than the original. He's just that talented.
Such a unique voice with so much emotion. Pair that with thoughtful lyrics and you have a winning combination. Ever listen to "coma"? "An all this crass communication, That has left you in the cold, Isn't much for consolation, When you feel so weak and old
But is home is where the heart is, Then there's stories to be told, No you don't need a doctor, No one else can heal your soul, Got your mind in submission
Got your life on the line, But nobody pulled the trigger
They just stepped aside, They be down by the water
While you watch 'em waving goodbye..." the words are just words but when you hear the emotion pouring through, it's powerful and moving! Gets me every time.
Anyone who places Freddie Mercury lower than #1 is just kidding himself... You either never listened to him or you never listened to someone who was trying to sing one of his songs! I dare you to do both of those things and then come share your opinion here again! Chances are, you will hear your rock idol trying to sing Freddie's song and feel sorry for him... Just watch The Freddie Mercury Tribute concert from 1992 and you will get my point. And to be able to make the difference, watch Queen's performance at Live Aid from 1985 or any other concert of theirs and draw your conclusions. I am not even go into the topic of singing in different styles, because then it wouldn't be fair at all to the rest of the contenders on this list (or any other list for that matter)... King Freddie - always in our hearts!
Get that poser Steve Perry off of this list. Any one that voted for Steve Perry doesn't know what rock music is. Steve Perry isn't worth comparing to the legends of Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant, along with SO MANY OTHERS! God people, really?!?! He's the greatest voice in rock? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Anyone and everyone could sing like that guy. So many other 80s rock singers sounded like him, not out of respect, but because that is an easy voice to sing (which is one reason why 80s rock was so bad in general). If Steve Perry tried to sing "Love Reign O'er Me" I think Pete Townshend would have a stroke. Steve Perry being number 1 on this list is an insult to rock music. GET HIM OFF OF IT!
Freddie Mercury had a unique voice he could reach 4 octaves with ease.
Not only could sing he wrote one the greatest songs every 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and many more hits.
When you listen to Freddie singing he make you feel great and you feel that you can achieve anything.
Freddie was the greatest frontman every his ease of interacting with his audience was just so brillient.
Freddie is a legend and the power and range of his voice has never to date been matched by any singer.
Most amazing male vocalist, his vocal range was way beyond his competition, it takes a voice of extraordinary range to make not just one track but so many tracks an actual anthem and Freddie did just that, nothing ever sounds like queen and nothing ever sounds like Freddie, he is a true legend. And these come about once in a lifetime.
The fun we saw in his 1994 while performing in NYC with out Journey you truly saw a different side of Steve, he had fun and looked like he had the weight lifted off his shoulder, and his silky smooth voice was even more soulful than ever before, when he sand I'll be alright with out you/cupid one of the best interactions with the audience and one of my favorite video's... No one will ever come close to that silky smooth voice, and no one will ever touch our hearts the way Steve did every song takes you back to a place in time, and that is what a true singer/song writer is all about
I hope he sings for us soon he voice is missed more than he will ever no.. We miss you Steve thank you for all the memories you have given us and hope to hear from you soon. Faithfully
Steve Perry's voice is Powerful while still sounding creamy. He can hold a note longer than most people can hold their breath. His range and vibrato are truly amazing. The emotion and heartfelt sincerity in every word he sings alone make him the greatest singer ever to grace the stage. I can't get enough of listening to this man's voice whether it be with Journey or solo. He is a remarkable singer and a remarkable man. I consider it one of the greatest blessings in my lifetime to have been able to enjoy is beautiful voice on radio, CD or the Internet. Thank you Steve for sharing your remarkable talent with us. God Bless.
YESSS He made it to #3! Good Lord the man has worked so hard and fought bad health to be where he is today. He's more than a rock singer, he's more than The Voice...He's a man. He has heart, compassion, he cares, he loves his fans and his group he helped build to where it is today...Journey. He once said he didn't feel much like he was part of the group, that's one reason he worked as hard as he did...he wanted to be liked, loved, recognized and noticed. Little did he know he already had millions of fans right in his back pocket! Look into the mans eyes, beautiful yet feeling every word he sings. Watch his movements as he sings...His song "When You Love A Woman" in the video you can watch his hands, the expression on his face. He seems to reach far into his soul to give the best he has. He makes you feel as if you're the only person in the world he's singing to. His passion is truly a gift. His music is yesterday, today and tomorrow. He fits just about into every category of music ...more
Many rock singers have distinctive voices and/or powerful voices. Steve Perry's voice is both, AND with a purity unmatched. He was put on earth by God to sing; there can be no other explanation. Listen to his voice soar into the heavens in conjunction with the guitar solos in "Wheel in the Sky," and "Do You Recall." Listen to him belt it out on "Edge of the Blade" and "Anyway You Want It." Listen to him get soulful on "She's Mine," and "Walks Like a Lady." Listen to him emote on "Faithfully," "I'll Be Alright Without You," and "In the Eyes of a Woman." Truly amazing. His vocal range and dynamics are unequalled. I hope he doesn't wait much longer to bless us with new music.
By the way, he is at his best when backed with blues-based rock musicians like Journey and on his "Street Talk" solo album vs. prog-rock studio musicians like on his "For the Love of Strange Medicine" solo album. He truly is "the Voice."
I don't know what it is but its just so magical the way he sings. I can't imagine anyone else singin zep besides him. and wow, what a shock that steve perry iis #1 on this list. he is a close #2 to plant but come on are there really that many journey fans out there? Don't get me wrong I like em but they are over rated most people like don't stop believin that's it and wats with heart? Every1 on this site seems 2 like em. I like barracuda but not much more they are kinda like journey in that way. and I used 2 think that there were a ton of bon jovi fans out there but I guess I'm wrong there are a lot of richie sambora fans. for the record I listened 2 him and he sucks at singing bon jovi rocks though. but yea plants the best
Robert Plant being excluded from the Top 3 is almost as stupid as Axl Rose being #1. Robert Plant probably has not only the greatest falsetto of all time, but also the most versatile voice ever. His voice works for any sort of melody or genre. He is a god of rock and roll while Axl Rose sounds like a whining baby when he sings.
Whole lotta love for Led Zeppelin's vocalist who probably is the most influential rock singer of all times. Freddie Mercury admitted that he was a fan of Plant and David Coverdale has obviously spent most of his career ripping on Robert.
Definitely my favorite tenor in rock music. Hope he's gonna change his mind and eventually tour with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. Wouldn't that be epic?
I've been obsessed with Led Zeppelin since I was 13 years old, in NYC. I also had the privilege of seeing them 2x, Madison Square Garden and Nassau Coliseum. Growing up in NY there was no band better than Zeppelin and personally I still feel the same. Robert Plant's voice is the best and that's it. There will never be another Robert Plant. His voice range is incomparable to anyone else. Still love you Robert.
Bruce Dickinson is such an amazing singer. He has an incredible ability to hit those high notes without sounding like fingernails on a chalk board. He can sing with such power and still have a lot of finesse. It's like doesn't have to put any effort into his singing, and yet still sounds amazing. That is why he is my favorite singer
He is definitely one of the greatest ROCK voices, like an air raid siren, he can do amazing thing with that voice. Almost voted for Gillan, Dio, and Brian Johnson, all amazing vocalists, I think a Rock voice should be Hard and Meaty, and I'm afraid Steve Perry is too soft for my liking. Go BRUCE!
As a long time Iron Maiden fan, I'll admit I'm a bit biased. But Bruce has a vocal range that tugs at my soul wavelengths and makes me want to thrash about to "The Clansman" or "Paschendale" for the rest of my life. Up the Irons from Texas, ladies and gents.
I was blown away last time I saw him in concert. I love Iron Maiden and have seen them many times - and he can hit every note, with a flawless tone and perfect tuning. He's just amazing.
Crazy Ass MOFO!
Rob always seems to challenge himself and he has the balls to perform his crazy vocal attack live, that't what blows my mind. Just listen to Painkiller, the best metal song of ALL time.
Hey, what the hell is Rob Halford doing at a position like 10! HE SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE! Rob is the God of Heavy Metal and All kinds of music... This guy has the best & most powerful falsetto voice ever heard in music and a vocal range over Six multi-octave! Come on people, he should be number one everywhere... All hail the METAL GOD! , /
Nobody can take their voice range through so many levels with one breath... Amazing...
A king of high notes. Lead singer of Judas Priest. He is and always be The Metal God
I'm like his song was great when...bon jovi he was a kind person although he was legend but in stage he kind to fan...he attitude remind me...to other person...he versatile...he can sing various song..I like always...not because rock..but the song was enjoyable...it can be sing with other people...know his name..entire world till malaysia...but..he still sing although he was old...I hope bon jovi could sing again...I know bon jovi in 2016..I know a little bit..but he voice was great...always is a great song
At its prime, which I would I say was around 88-95 his voice was untouchable, he had a little bit of raspiness along with the high notes and NO nasal voice back then, extremeyl underatted. listen to blaze of glory at the oscars ceremony in 1991, and always at live from london...
Jon Bon Jovi is my hero and also my superman. He is so talented and so complete.. he is the best.. I love him. Nobody can't replace him as a rocker and also as a sexiest guy.
I've seen Bon Jovi live more than 12 times and on every occasion Jon Bon Jovi has got a fantastic voice, I can listen to him all the time!
From Elf, to Rainbow, to Black Sabbath, to his own band...R.J. Dio never failed to deliver. He could sing melodically, or unleash a growling gruffness - depending on the emotions that he wanted to provoke. Others in the music business have nothing negative to say about the man and often comment that he was a kind gentleman.
First I scrolled down and saw axl really low so I was going to vote him, but I scrolled a bit more and saw Bruce Dickenson and was like NO, he needs top 5, but I scrolled a bit more and saw Dio. I had to pick Dio for being 40. 1 and 3 are the only ones right (but reverse the order. )
Being there to see and hear RJD and the great Ritchie Blackmore perform Catch the Rainbow, Rainbow Eyes and all the magic that RAINBOW exuded can never be duplicated except for the 8 times I saw DIO. He was truly magical.
Just listen to any Rainbow song off the first three albums, any Dio song (I don't like every single Dio song, but his vocals kill it on every song) and you'll vote higher!
Down at #10 ? Thanks for letting me know your ears don't work, guys. Chris Cornell is obviously #1, head and shoulders above all.
Axl Rose just sounds like an old rusty tea kettle and his voice is always the same. Freddie Mercury too sounds the same pretty much on every song and I don't care that he can do opera and all, his voice is pretty boring to me.
Listen to the Badmotorfinger album...
I fear no vocalist...but Cornell... he scares me ! There is not a voice more powerful than his. No one can scream like him. He can go super low and super super high like no one on here (listen to Beyond the hell to hear his range.) Read his lyrics ! Feel his emotion !
Chris should be at least top five. Soundgarden was one of the pioneers for the grunge movement in the late '80's early '90's, and Chris was also a part of the supergroup Audioslave. The only bad album Chris has ever put out is Scream, mostly because us Cornell fans hate the fact that Chris went pop. Thank goodness he is back to rock music.
Profoundly moving, infinitely beautiful voice. I am not a connoisseur of octaves, ranges and techniques but I can hear in this voice all four seasons and all states of matter, all planets, Suns and nebulae, the sixth and seventh senses, the duality of quantum particles. And then some.
If you saw Chris on his solo acoustic "Songbook" Tour, there would be no doubt in your mind that Chris' 4 octave voice is the strongest, most emotive, and most versatile as far as different styles of music of anyone else on this list (although all are incredible singers).
Are you joking. Bon Jovi over steven tyler. Anyone can sing like jbj.
Tyler is really better then Steve Perry, even Axl Rose. I understand if you prefer another band over Aerosmith, but there is no denying with his range, gritty voice, that still holds up after all these years that Steven Tyler has the best voice in music period
There is not one other lead singer who can sing like him including Rose Or Perry.
Steven Tyler should be number 1, no question.
Steven tyler is a beast, he should at least be at the top 5 people. You should listen to him often, his not only good. He is great live. No one can sing his songs better than him. He's the best. And he's 65 years old and can still sing those damn high notes which a kid would find hard hitting.
Not top ten?
I think Steven is an AMAZING, incredible singer!
He goes for high notes like it's effortless
For sure deserves to be higher in the list!
This guy's the demon of screamin'! He should really be in the top 10 at least. Listen to 'Dream On', a TOTAL masterpiece.
This is the most incredible voice in the history of Rock and roll I have ever heard. she will be 64 in June. Go see heart live. if you like Heart you know what I mean. As far as the rest. You have to be kidding me. this is obvioulsy voted on by people who have no recollection of the fifties. Little Richard had the most incredible voice of that era. Not Elvis, who really had a great voice. Axel Rose. give me a body of work, not just one album. Isn't it amazing the greatest female singer to me, had Blondie go into the R&R Hall of fame ahead of heart? That just shows the hypocrisy of that deal. I have been listening to R&R since I was 9 in 1955. somebody give me the voice who can sing Rock like ann wilson. I don't need to hear, Aretha, Whitney, because we are talking a different genre.
What amazes me about Ann Wilson is that she can still sing! Her voice is just as brilliant now as it ever was because she's taken care of it. Steve Perry doesn't sing anymore because he can't. He ruined his voice years ago with bad technique. Ann is the best because she knows how to take care of her instrument.
Wow, Ann at 32! She should be at the top battling it out.
Robert Plant and Ann Wilson share a lot of similar tones and techniques to me. Girl can still belt to this day! Check out Heart's cover of Stairway to Heaven. (with Jason Bonham on drums! )
I'm happy she is on the list but she deserves to be up higher in top #5 She is the Queen of Rock and after 35yrs sounds better today at 64 then in some video's in the 70's and 80's. And she's still blowing the doors down in concert!
I do really like several on this list and would have to agree that the order seems to reflect the popularity of the band more than the specific voice. Additionally, the bands popularity seems to carry a heavier weight than the singer. It appears that it's around an 70%-30% band-vocalist respectively. Moreover, it would be difficult to totally remove the bands influence, so ultimately it should be flipped the other way around so the vocalist achieves at least a 70%. Of coarse my conjecture is totally subjective, just like every other comment or vote. Some people might actually fight over something like this. I say we just sit back crank up the volume and reminisce all while enjoying our favorite artists. Someone like Sebastian can raise the hair on the back of my neck all whilst trying to sing along and failing miserably. Take care!
One of the greatest vocalists from ANY genre, but certainly THE greatest metal voice of all time! Should be number 1 or two on this list, top 5 at LEAST! Looking at the vast majority of names on this list ahead of him makes me absolutely sick, and shows that it's a popularity contest voted on by primarily non-musicians, not a measure of true talent or vocal abilities.. Any vocalist or true musician who doesn't awe in Bach's scary and unearthly talented vocals is either not a musician at all or just flat out DEAF! Not to mention he's one of the flat out most beautiful human beings ever created, man or woman.. Just one of those ridiculously attractive people.. And this is coming from a straight male.. Haha true story
Sebastian Bach is a vocal POWERHOUSE!
He has the most impressive range.
In my opinion he should be at the top of this list, as it is Greatest Rock Voices.. Not most immitated, most popular, or most recognizable on the radio.
Sebastian Bach is also a mega watt showman.
I have seen him perform live in Chicago many times, solo & with Skid Row.
He is #1 Greatest Rock Voice to me!
Sebastian has THE greatest voice of all time of any singer in ANY genre! Hands down the purest, clearest, most beautiful voice. I've seen Jon, Axl, James, Vince even Bocelli live, all amazing. But none come close to the emotion, power, and beauty in Sebastian's voice. A gift from God!
HAHAAHA, your joking right, I'm sure you don't seriously think all of these 3rd rate wannabees are better than Jim Morrison. The only reasonable choices above him are Robert Plant, and Roger Daltrey. But Jim should be number one, no one had a more powerful, loud and soulful voice. My top 10 would be...
1. Jim Morrison
2. Robert Plant
3. Janis Joplin
5. Roger Daltrey
6. Grace Slick
7. Mick Jagger
8. Roger Hodgson
9. Freddy Mercury
10. Jon Anderson
Only Elvis before him was as perfect a rock frontman as Jim Morrison. Everybody from Axl Rose to Linkin Park grew up with a Doors poster on the wall, and even copied their swagger after his.
Of course, Morrison is also a charter member of the "27 Club".
RIP, Lizard King.
Its kind of funny, most of the people above him on this list from Axl Rose to Eddie Vedder had Jim Morrison posters hanging up in their room when they were growing up.
Any of them would tell you Morrison is the GOAT- Greatest Of All Time.
Jim had a hypnotic quality to his voice. No matter the age of the music, it still takes you to "that place"... you know what I'm talking about. Should have been in the Top 10 for sure.
Any list where Layne Staley is 31st is probably not a list I would take a lot of stock in, especially with some of the people ahead of him.
That said, everyone has an opinion, but if you are not familiar with Layne Staley, listen to Man in the Box, Bleed the Freak 1991, Nutshell unplugged and you will treat your ears to the most emotionally powerful singer ever. I don't mean, scream with angst, I mean, still give you goose bumps the 50th time you ve heard song.
For a peak behind the curtain, listen to Mad Season Wake up or River of Deceit and prepare to shed tears.
Not many in the 1-30 can say that!
Seriously, all these comments are spot on. Layne's voice is simply ridiculous. It's eerie, anguished, powerful, and unstoppable. Few other singers can simply blow your face off the way he can. Add to that his unique delivery (Confusion, Dirt, Godsmack, hell - just about everything), and his ability to convey his pain and emotion, and he should really be in the top 5 at least.
The only other singer close to Layne Staley would be Chris Cornell. Staley's vocals and the way he can take dark lyrics and make them sound absolutely beautiful is a talent very few singers today can match. Staley's voice will resonate and influence many to come after him, you can't fake raw talent.
Number 37? Are you people serious? How the hell are Amy Lee, Arnel Pineda and Liam Gallagher ahead of THE Layne Staley? All 13 year olds voting for those "artists" need to listen to the entire Facelift album and experience the raw power and emotion Layne put in his voice. Incredible!
Kurt Cobain, along with Nirvana, changed the music industry drastically in that they ended the Metal era of the 1980's and influenced the modern bands we hear today.
Most people would like to talk about his death, if he was killed, if he committed suicide, etc, and this very fact alone might have made him a legend to many people. But to me, he's a legend because he made great influential music. Music that rock wouldn't survive without. Nirvana is the core and heart of the rock body. Embrace him, not his death.
Kurt Cobain was the singer of Nirvana.
Kurt Cobain was the greatest artist of the 20th century. No frontman has ever brought such sincerity and passion into their music. Maybe it was his seemingly predestined suicide that compels me so much to Kurt's music. He foreshadowed his fate in so many songs with his nihilistic, unconventional lyrics, yet no one seemed to notice his true genius until his suicide; which gave his morose lyrics a powerful sting. His death and psychological problems just prove his sincerity; he was a messed up dude and he put it all into his art. Kurt Cobain was the 90's, and was a true anti-rockstar. His music was almost purely instinctual, as if it flowed out of him naturally. He didn't waste time thinking up poetic lyrics he would have to make explanations for cause he knew the real art is in the sound. He didn't care about fame or money because he just wanted to make music. He wasn't an ostentatious show-off like most rockers pretend to be. He was a humble, modest, down-to-earth individual who ...more
I understand why people think Kurt Cobain is overrated as a musician in general, because he didn't really know any music theory. However, his voice is absolutely insane. He is one of the very few grunge singers who can screech like that and still make it sound good. Watch Nirvana perform the song Where Did You Sleep Last Night at their famous MTV Unplugged concert and you will be in tears.
One of the greatest musicians of all time. front man of the grunge band "Nirvana", and the voice of a generation. had a passion for art, though not much of his work was ever shown. married to Courtney Love, and had 1 child, a daughter, named Frances Bean Cobain (she's the spitting image of him! ). comitted suicide in April of 1994. he will be loved and remembered forever.
Kurt, if you can see us now, you will know how much we all miss you. You were the greatest musician of all time and will always be remembered.
How is John Lennon not even Top 10!? Without a doubt, he belongs in the top 5. When you hear his Liverpool accent, you'd never imagine in a million years that such a passionate singing voice could come out of him. He may not have had a very wide vocal range, but when he hit high notes, he hit them so well.
People voting are too young to know but let the numbers speak. John Lennon has produced such a mass level of great music the rest on the list would dream for. Really, Lennon at 56?
From Twist and shout to Instant Karma or the live version of Come Together in New York (where he hits B4 belting high note), John Lennon was Rock n roll.
And if you get songs such: Imagine, In my life, you've got to hide your love away, all you need is love, etc I would say he was 'the song writer of the century'
No one ever sang with the heart, soul and sheer brilliance of John Lennon. He was the most searing and expressive of them all!
Roger Daltrey has amazing range, but more importantly, range of expression. His voice can be rough and powerful, such as on Who Are You or Love Reign O'er Me, but also capable of much beauty, such as on See Me Feel Me. A high baritone more than capable of holding his own in the tenor range. Plus he's arguably in his prime now at 70+ years! Should be number one.
Another singer that should be comfortably in the Top 10, but isn't for some stupid reason. Listen to the song Love Reign O'er Me and you'll be convinced that he belongs in the Top 3. The fact that Roger Daltrey put so much pressure on his voice with his emotional screams from the early days, yet still sounds good at age 76 proves he is wayyyyyy too low on this list.
The first, the GREATEST rock frontman and voice! Set the standard for all who followed - power and passion combined in an unparalleled package. Daltrey is IT.
The most powerful, sexy, heartfelt, belt-it-out... Did I say POWERFUL! Pure energy in that amazing voice. Thank you Roger!
At least she's in the top 20s. But honestly, she can hit in the range of 4 octaves with power in her voice. Bur she can also make her voice calm and relaxing, and she can put the force into it. Her voice is smooth and without a doubt she should be in the top 10.
She is just amazing! She has so much feeling and power in her voice! Too bad she's turning into a pop-princess... but anyway I hope she will never give up her way of singing no matter which genre she chooses! Go AMY!
She just so amazing, her voice is flawless. You can tell it comes straight from the heart when she sings. absolutely a amazing singer, I would vote for her any day. Pure, raw, emotion in her voice is what makes her one of the greatest.
Amy Lee's voice is beautiful. One of the best voices I've ever heard. She sounds like an angel and sings with a lot of heart and soul. And why is Brian Johnson higher on the list than her?
By voice alone, Sammy Hagar pushes notes, and maintains a pitch, which many others in this list would outright fail to match. One only needs to hear his opening war-cry in Van Halen's song "A.F.U." to recognise his ability.
I would say at his peak Hagar is pound for pound the greatest live singer the hard rock genre has ever seen. The VH live double album is out of this world.
I liked his solo career more than when he was with Van Halen. Good voice overall.
Bon Scott has an incredible tenor range. He hit every note on the button. He also had that little Richard Scream. Ac Dc literally had every teenage girl wanting to go after this naughty, adventurist diminutive front man urging you to be bad. The power he had. He sang every note powerful. So sad he died when they could have carried his little body up the stairs.
With his singing, there was no trying or screaming. It just came out hard and with the Angus Brothers, Oh man!
Bon Scott along with the young brothers amazing riffs are the definition of hard rock. They literally gave birth the guitar shredding and head banging everyone loves today. As Malcolm young said "other bands love to rock, but we love to rock n roll"
Bon Scott was Rock'N'Roll! He was a Rocker, a Roller, a Riot out of controller! (Sorry, If I had 2 votes, I've voted Brian Johnson as well! )
James sings like he is going to crap his pants. Its funny but that does not mean it is pleasing. Looks like the Lion from the Wiz of Oz. He Blows.
He's got a unique voice... Probably caused by smokin and drinkin since he was like 3... And Lemmy from motorhead... Still they rule should be #1
Has the richest and to me most beautiful voice in heavy metal. # uno James all the way!
I think James is d definition of rock. Wit His natural harsh voice He controls d Mic awesomely witout hurting U. Its incredible how He makes rough seam smoth. Unforgivenly, notin else matters than James
Hands down none better! Could sing better in his 50s than most on this list in their prime.
Powerful, beautiful, gentle, amazing...Ian Gillan
I am going to quote Trump... "He is the best"
People talking about 4 octave ranges, this guy had a 7 that's right SEVEN octave range, the original Rock God Voice and still the best
Arnel Pineda sings with passion. He doesn't only hit the high note as in the original but really sings from his heart full of soul. He is a total performer as seen in his concerts inciting his audience..
In my opinion, Arnel is the real "VOICE". His versatile and powerful voice is truly the best. Others tried toreplicate the great Steve Perry but not one came close until AP came along and rejuvenated the true sound of Journey.
Arnel Pineda is a true singer's singer unlimited talent. He can sing any song and make it sound better while other artist can only sing certain style very limited.
Arnel Pineda has an amazing voice, the range and the ability to sing every song with so much passion and emotion. He is a total performer and a rare talent.
This man, Myles Kennedy, has been my inspiration since a long time now. He just keeps getting better every next day. May it be Mayfield Four, Alter Bridge, with Guns n' Roses or Slash, this guy never let our hopes down.
Amazing vocal quality, extra-ordinary vocal range and perfect control over high, as well as low notes. Also, he is an amazing guitarist too. If I become a rock star someday, and people ask me for who inspired me, Myles Kennedy will be one of the few names including Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
He has rock in his blood, his soul, his voice.
Myles kennedy Greatest Rock Voices.
Myles R. Kennedy (born November 27, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist originally from Spokane, Washington who possesses a 4-octave vocal range, with his longest held on note timed at 22 seconds (in The Mayfield Four's "Summergirl"; his longest note streak with one breath is 31 seconds in Alter Bridge's "Blackbird"). Kennedy, a former guitar instructor in the Spokane area who has appeared as a guest of both live performances and recording sessions of numerous bands over the years, is currently the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist to Alter Bridge.
Myles has one of the greatest rock voices of our time. His character in the movie, Rockstar, was the only one who used their real voice. That should tell you something! When Guns and Roses needed someone to sing for them when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he was chosen. He is the real deal!
For solid proof of Myles Kennedy's vocal range, go back to when he lead up the "Mayfield Four" and listen to the song "Summer Girl". And for guitar playing and more great vocal's look to the Alter Bridge song "Black Bird" This song is the "Stairway To Heaven" of the 21st century!
Whoever put him this low is insane! Even below some irrelevant or barely known rock singers! jealousy is the only explanation! He was a big influence on some of the best rock singers Mercury, Mccartney, Jagger, Dylan, Ian guillan Roger Daltrey! Robert Plant! In summary this list lis crap! axl rose #1 not Mercury? hahaa that proves this list is a joke!
Elvis had range, volume and octave. Most singers in rock don't sing well. Turn off the music, and hear the voice. You will hear the truth.
Pretty sure I already saw Elvis on this list. Wait Elvis is alive there are 2 and only one died. ELVIS IS ALIVE!
Is there a conspiracy against Elvis? He WAS rock n roll, number 1. He was the greatest rock singer who ever lived, sold more records than any other artist ever, beautiful voice, fantastic man. How can he be this low down, what is going on?