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 Richard Deacon is a retired English musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen.
Jon Deacon is pretty much underrated. While Freddie Mercury and Brian May is very popular. - zxm
2 Malcolm Young - AC/DC
AC/DC is very popular. But Malcolm Young seems to be very underrated. - zxm
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3 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
True. All we hear are the names of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page & Jon Bonham whilst he is as good as they. - Undistinguished
4 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
5 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
6 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 ...read 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 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 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.
9 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.
10 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
11 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
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