Most Talented Rock Singers

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The Top Ten

1 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

I don't think so! He barely CROAKS!

Devinatly Number 1, always x

The only one who would be worth to sit in Rod's shadow is his good friend Bowie.
Bowie was, just like Rod, a groundbreaking artist.

Ok, before hs troat cancer he was the greatest voice in Rock ever. But nowadays he should beteer stop live singing, his voice is only a shadow of what it used to be. Once the greatest, now a weak karaoke singer of himself.

2 Freddie Mercury (Queen) Freddie Mercury (Queen) Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

Nobody, has ever gotten near the vocal range of Freddie Mercury, he could sing any genre, had the greatest vocal range, and could get the crowd going

I don't believe, that Rod Stewart is above. It can't be true. It has to be a joke.

Do I see well? Rod Stewart has 27%, and Freddie Mercury has only 19%? I can't believe this! Don't you have ears?

Rod Stewart more talented than Freddie Mercury? HAHA! Rod Stewart doesn't sing, he CROAKS.

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3 Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell) Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell) Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
4 Rob Halford Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
5 Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) Hansi Kursch (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.
6 Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
7 Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).
8 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
9 Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.
10 Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

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11 Steve Perry (Journey) Steve Perry (Journey) Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.
12 Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.
13 Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones) Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones) Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
14 Paul McCartney (The Beatles) Paul McCartney (The Beatles) Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
15 Jim Morrison (The Doors) Jim Morrison (The Doors) James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
16 Roger Daltrey (The Who) Roger Daltrey (The Who) Roger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during ...read more.
17 King Diamond (Mercyful Fate) King Diamond (Mercyful Fate) 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 ...read more.
18 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, and was the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
19 John Lennon (The Beatles) John Lennon (The Beatles) John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

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20 Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.
21 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the ...read more.
22 Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) Steven John Wilson is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. He is best known for his band Porcupine Tree.
23 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.
24 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.
25 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.
26 Russell Allen (Symphony X) Russell Allen (Symphony X) Russell Allen is a singer and lyricist best known as the vocalist of American progressive metal band Symphony X.
27 Tarja Turunen (Nightwish) Tarja Turunen (Nightwish) Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. ...read more.
28 Simone Simons (Epica) Simone Simons (Epica) Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.
29 Till Lindemann (Rammstein) Till Lindemann (Rammstein)
30 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 for three albums up until 2012. ...read more.
31 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
32 Geddy Lee (Rush) Geddy Lee (Rush) Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.
33 Chris Jericho (Fozzy) Chris Jericho (Fozzy) Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian-American professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman, currently signed to WWE and NJPW.
34 Jon Bon Jovi (Bon Jovi) Jon Bon Jovi (Bon Jovi) John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He ...read more.
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1. Freddie Mercury (Queen)
2. Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell)
3. Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian)
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1. Freddie Mercury (Queen)
2. Rob Halford
3. Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell)
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1. Freddie Mercury (Queen)
2. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
3. Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)
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