Most Underrated Rock Musicians in Relation to Their Band's Popularity

There are many popular rock bands. But not all members of those bands get proper ratings. These musicians seem to be underrated to me.

I can be wrong. If someone disagrees then you could simply write. I will be happy to know.

The Top Ten

1 John Deacon - Queen John Deacon - Queen John Richard Deacon is a retired English musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen.

John had wrote much memorable songs from You're My Best Friend to Spread Your Wings to Another One Bites the Dust to I Want to Break Free. I as a fan totally respect his space, and want to thank him for writing amazing songs that kept Queen alive with amazing song-writing, not to mention, his best bass playing guitar.

Jon Deacon is pretty much underrated. While Freddie Mercury and Brian May is very popular. - zxm

A very good songwriter, and a good bass player (Under pressure, Another one bites the dust), but Freddie overshined every other member.
However John Deacon's best friend was Freddie. He told once: "Freddie is my best friend. He is my voice you know. I am not so shy, when I am with Freddie..."

2 Malcolm Young - AC/DC Malcolm Young - AC/DC

AC/DC is very popular. But Malcolm Young seems to be very underrated. - zxm

Everybody thinks as if he isn’t good just because his brother is a bit better - Undistinguished

3 Alex Lifeson - Rush Alex Lifeson - Rush Aleksandar Živojinović, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush.

Rush is very famous. But he is little bit of underrated. While other two members are popular - zxm

One of the only times the guitarist isn't as popular as the rst - MilesRS777

4 John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin John Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer.

Led Zeppelin is also overrated to many people. But John Paul Jones is pretty much underrated. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant gets most of the credit. But He did more than just bass and keyboards. - zxm

He was in the same band as Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, so he got quite unlucky. Put that in with Bonzo's incredible drumming skills, and he was almost a ghost. He did write the riff for Black Dog though. - MilesRS777

True. All we hear are the names of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page & Jon Bonham whilst he is as good as they. - Undistinguished

5 Mitch Mitchell - The Jimi Hendrix Experience Mitch Mitchell - The Jimi Hendrix Experience John Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell was an English drummer who was best known for his work in the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Jimi Hendrix gets most of the credit for this band. But Mitch Mitchell did too - zxm

6 Roger Taylor - Queen Roger Taylor - Queen Roger Meddows Taylor is an English musician , multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter born on April 26th,1960 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He was the drummer of the band Queen and wrote few of many hits such as including Under Pressure, A Kind Of Magic and Radio Ga Ga. Despite being well known in Queen more.

He had a great voice. And he can play guitar. And he is a very good drummer. But he doesn't get the credit for it - zxm

7 Arnel Pineda - Journey Arnel Pineda - Journey Arnel Campaner Pineda is a Filipino singer and songwriter. He came to prominence in the Philippines during the 1980s and internationally in 2007 as the lead singer of the American rock band Journey.
8 Jeff Beck - The Yardbirds Jeff Beck - The Yardbirds Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds (the other two being Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page). Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.
9 Chad Smith - Red Hot Chili Peppers Chad Smith - Red Hot Chili Peppers Chadwick "Chad" Smith is an American musician and current drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he joined in 1988 and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
10 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 .

The Contenders

11 Roger Glover - Deep Purple Roger Glover - Deep Purple Roger David Glover is a British bassist, songwriter, and record producer. Glover is best known as the bassist for hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow.
12 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.

Avenged Sevenfold is one of the most popular metal/rock bands of modern music. But unlike most of his members he is underrated - zxm

13 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.
14 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.
15 Sid Vicious - Sex Pistols Sid Vicious - Sex Pistols John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
16 Mike Dirnt - Green Day Mike Dirnt - Green Day Michael Ryan Pritchard, known professionally as Mike Dirnt, is an American musician best known for being the co-founder, bassist, backing and occasional lead vocalist of the American punk rock band Green Day.
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Top Remixes

1. Alex Lifeson - Rush
2. Richard Wright - Pink Floyd
3. Roger Glover - Deep Purple
1. Malcolm Young - AC/DC
2. John Deacon - Queen
3. Mitch Mitchell - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
1. Jeff Beck - The Yardbirds
2. John Deacon - Queen
3. John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin


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