Best Vocalist For a Band that Had More than One Singer

Metal_Treasure
Many bands have had more than one singer. Who was the best among them?

The Top Ten

1 Rob Halford - Judas Priest Rob Halford - Judas Priest 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.

Rob Halford is the best singer this band ever had (they had 3).
Judas Priest was actually founded by singer Al Atkins. He was the lead singer from 1969-1973 but didn't record an album. So we can't say how good he was. Most probably he wasn't better than Rob Halford, who replaced him, because it's hardly possible to be better than Rob Halford.
Tim "Ripper" Owens replaced Rob Halford from 1996-2003. Tim doesn't top Halford but Tim vocals are pretty impressive. - Metal_Treasure

2 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.

Iron Maiden had 2 other singers: Paul Di'Anno, Blaze Bayley.
Not a real competition. - Metal_Treasure

3 David Gilmour - Pink Floyd David Gilmour - Pink Floyd David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.

I think he was the best singer in this band - Metal_Treasure

I wholeheartedly agree here. - Gg2000

4 Ronnie James Dio - Black Sabbath Ronnie James Dio - Black Sabbath 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.

Black Sabbath had several other singers, not only Ozzy. And yes, I'm 100% sure Dio was a much better singer than Ozzy. - Metal_Treasure

5 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).

Deep Purple had several singers - they were actually very good but didn't top Ian Gillan. - Metal_Treasure

6 Layne Staley - Alice In Chains Layne Staley - Alice In Chains Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.

I know that's very predictable but I think Layne Staley deserves to be in the top 10. - Metal_Treasure

7 Michael Kiske - Helloween Michael Kiske - Helloween Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.

Michael Kiske had no real competition in this band.
Helloween had 2 more singers: one singer before Kiske (Kai Hansen) and one singer after Kiske - Andy Deris. Kiske vocal skills are so damn good that it's hard to beat him. - Metal_Treasure

8 Matt Barlow - Iced Earth Matt Barlow - Iced Earth Matthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real ...read more.

Iced Earth had 2 very good singers after Matt Barlow (Stu Block and Tim "Ripper" Owens), and one decent singer before Matt Barlow.
I think Matt is the best but Stu Block comes close. - Metal_Treasure

9 David Lee Roth - Van Halen David Lee Roth - Van Halen David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

This wasn't easy to decide but I think David's vocal technique is more polished and his voice sounds more trained. Also, David had that whopping range of 5+ octaves that can't be ignored although he didn't use his range. - Metal_Treasure

10 Phil Collins - Genesis Phil Collins - Genesis Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.

The Contenders

11 Peter Gabriel - Genesis Peter Gabriel - Genesis Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.

Phil Collins was the other singer who is actually a very good singer but not great. Peter Gabriel had better vocal skills. - Metal_Treasure

12 Chester Bennington - Linkin Park Chester Bennington - Linkin Park Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.

Back when the band first started out, they were Xero and they had a different vocalist named Mark Wakefield, but he left the band and was replaced by Chester. In my opinion, Mark is okay, but Chester is the better vocalist, hands down. - 3DG20

13 Ozzy Osbourne - Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne - Black Sabbath John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.
14 Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow 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.

Rainbow had 3 more great singers - Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnet and Doogie White. But they didn't top Dio. Although Graham Bonnet was a vocal beast. - Metal_Treasure

15 Glenn Danzig - The Misfits Glenn Danzig - The Misfits Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Lodi, New Jersey. He is the founder of the bands Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. He owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company.
16 David Coverdale - Deep Purple David Coverdale - Deep Purple David Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo ...read more.
17 Roger Waters - Pink Floyd Roger Waters - Pink Floyd George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is mostly known for being the secondary lead vocalist and bassist of Pink Floyd.
18 Kai Hansen - Helloween Kai Hansen - Helloween Kai Michael Hansen is a heavy metal guitarist and vocalist. Hansen is the founder, lead guitarist, and vocalist of power metal band Gamma Ray. He is also the co-founder and former member of German metal band Helloween.
BAdd New Item
P