Most Underrated Band Members


The Top Ten

1 Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) Nirvana's bassist for the entirety of their lifespan before the group was disbanded in 1994. Nowadays, Krist is a humanitarian and a human rights activist.
2 John Deacon (Queen) John Deacon (Queen) John Richard Deacon (born 19th of August 1951) is a retired English musician, who is best known as the bassist for the rock band Queen.

Definitely underrated. Wrote some of Queen's greatest songs and had many iconic basslines. - MilesRS777

One of the best bass-player, wrote iconic and timeless bass-riffs, like Another one bites the dust and Under pressure.

Virtuoso bassist, very underrated.

John has some serous talent, I think one of the reasons he was so unnoticed is because of how quite he is. May, Taylor and mercury all stuck out like sore thumbs because because of how flashy they were, Deacon just sort of faded into the background at some point.

3 Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.

Brian Jones was the person who started the Rolling Stones. the band was his, but Mick Jagger and Keith Richards continuously get the recognition, respect and credit he deserves

4 Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) Richard William "Rick" Wright was an English musician, composer, singer and songwriter. He was the main keyboardist and a backup vocalist for the psychedelic and progressive English rock band, Pink Floyd .

Totally underappreciated, not only for his keyboard playing and textures but his lead vocals and backing vocals on many great Floyd tunes not to mention his songwriting imput

5 Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses) Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses) Steven Adler is an American musician. He is best known as the former drummer and co-songwriter of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s.
6 John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) John Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Bonham (nicknamed Bonzo) was a professional hard rock drummer who was best known for being the drummer in the band Led Zeppelin. Bonham was also one of the background singers in the band. His drumming is mainly displayed on the more.

Definitely my favorite member of Led Zeppelin, but he isn't underrated. In fact, he's one of the most praised drummers of all time! - MilesRS777

Okay everybody knows that he is a legend, he's amazing and not underrated OK?

How is this guy underrated? He's the greatest drummer of all time!

Great drummer, one of my all time favourites. His drumming in Stairway to Heaven is sensational. Rest in Peace.

7 Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold) Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold) Jonathan Lewis Seward, known as Johnny Christ, is the bassist of the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. Seward is the fourth bassist to join Avenged Sevenfold in 2003, replacing former member Dameon Ash.

It's always about M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, The Rev or Zacky Vengeance. Never Johnny Christ.. - Lem

8 Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones) Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones) Michael Kevin Taylor is an English musician, best known as a former member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and the Rolling Stones.

The best guitarist in the world

9 Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell (Linkin Park)
10 Arin Ilejey (Avenged Sevenfold)

Awesome drummer deserves a lot more respect from fans. - makyho

The Contenders

11 Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd) Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd) Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.

People only remember him for his mental breakdown, not his supreme guitar skills or beautiful lyrics

12 Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) Nicholas Berkeley "Nick" Mason is an English musician and composer, best known as the drummer of legendary rock band Pink Floyd.
13 John Humphrey (Seether)
14 Rings Starr (The Beatles)
15 Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails)
16 Seth Morrison (Skillet)
17 Tommy Thayer (KISS)
18 Craig Jones (Slipknot)
19 Al Jardine (The Beach Boys)

The most forgotten Beach Boy and my favorite. He sang some of their greatest songs like "Help Me, Rhonda" and "Then I Kissed Her ".

20 Ray Manzarek (The Doors) Ray Manzarek (The Doors) Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr., better known as Ray Manzarek, was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author.

Ray Manzarek was the genius behind a lot of the doors most famous songs, but it is Jim Morrison who gets most credit

21 Randy Meisner (Eagles)
22 Dave Murray (Iron Maiden) Dave Murray (Iron Maiden) David Michael Murray is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the earliest members of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
23 Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) Adrian Frederick "H" Smith is an English guitarist, best known as a member of Iron Maiden, for whom he writes songs and performs live backing vocals on some tracks.
24 Clive Burr (Iron Maiden) Clive Burr (Iron Maiden) Clive Burr was an English drummer. He was a member of Iron Maiden from 1979 to 1982. Previously a member of Samson, Burr joined Iron Maiden in 1979 (coincidentally at about the same time Bruce Dickinson joined Samson).
25 Barry Stock - Three Days Grace Barry Stock - Three Days Grace
26 Corey Beaulieu (Trivium) Corey Beaulieu (Trivium) Corey King Beaulieu (Born November 22nd 1983) is an American musician and actor, known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the Heavy Metal band Trivium.
27 John Densmore (The Doors)
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Top Remixes

1. Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones)
2. Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses)
3. Richard Wright (Pink Floyd)


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