Worst Rock Singers of All Time

The Top Ten

1 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.

He's not that terrible.

How is he number 1?!

2 Dahvie Vanity Dahvie Vanity David Jesus Torres, better known by his stage name Dahvie Vanity, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper born on September 5, 1984, who is best known as one half of Crunkcore duo Blood on the Dance Floor and as the face and creative mind behind Industrial project Sinners are Winners. He is also ...read more.

He has such a beautiful voice! (Sarcasm used) - micahisthebest

Wait, how is BOTDF rock? Anyways, he's a billion times worse than the other bad ones here. - Entranced98

Worst singer ever, however, he is not a rock singer. Why do people think BOTDF is rock? It is not even rock music, it is crunkcore.

3 Jayy Von Monroe Jayy Von Monroe Jeremy Brian, better known by his stage names Jayy von Monroe and JayyVon, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper born on August 17, 1991. He is best known for his work as one half of the scene duo Blood on the Dance Floor. ...read more.
4 Fred Durst - Limp Bizkit Fred Durst - Limp Bizkit William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.
5 Seth Putnam - Anal C*nt Seth Putnam - Anal C*nt
6 Dani Filth - Cradle of Filth Dani Filth - Cradle of Filth
7 Andy Biersack - Black Veil Brides Andy Biersack - Black Veil Brides Andrew Dennis "Andy" Biersack, formerly known as Andy Six, is an American singer and pianist. He is the founder and lead vocalist for the American rock band Black Veil Brides, and is its only remaining original member.

What the hell bowie 1?!?!

8 Chris Barnes Chris Barnes Chris Barnes is an American musician mainly noted for his deep-throat vocals, explicitly violent lyrics. Barnes was a founding member of Cannibal Corpse before his dismissal and would later form Six Feet Under, which he fronts to this day.
9 Anthony Kiedis - Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis - Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he has fronted since its inception in 1983.

I don't like his rap vocals. But his slow paced singing is quite good. - zxm

To me, he can’t sing, but he puts his heart in his voice, and it turns out to be one of the best rock voices I’ve ever heard. Just take a look at his by the way albums and stadium arcadium

10 Scott Stapp - Creed Scott Stapp - Creed Scott Stapp is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of hard rock bands Creed and Art of Anarchy. He also has two solo albums: The Great Divide and Proof of Life.

The Contenders

11 Bono Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

His unemotional drone of a voice is the exact same in every song. Dreadful.

He is overhated. His voice is quite good. He only gets hate cause U2 mix pop in their music. - zxm

12 Pierre Bouvier - Simple Plan Pierre Bouvier - Simple Plan Pierre Charles Bouvier (Born May 9, 1979) is a French-Canadian musician and composer, best known as the vocalist and frontman for the pop-punk band Simple Plan.
13 Wes Scantlin - Puddle Of Mudd Wes Scantlin - Puddle Of Mudd Wesley Reid "Wes" Scantlin is an American songwriter, lead singer, guitarist, and the only remaining founding member of the American post-grunge band Puddle of Mudd.
14 Zack De La Rocha - Rage Against the Machine Zack De La Rocha - Rage Against the Machine Zacharias Manuel "Zack" de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970) is an American musician, poet, rapper, and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of rap metal band Rage Against the Machine from 1991–2000, and after the band's reunion in 2007 until their last show in 2011. He left Rage Against ...read more.

What's so bad about Zack De La Rocha?

15 Dave Mustaine - Megadeth Dave Mustaine - Megadeth David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.

His vocals are sometimes cool, but mostly cringey.

Great guitarist, but my god his vocals suck.

16 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.

Oh Chester bennington couldve knocked you over and killed you with the scream singing you never had.

He's not that bad.

17 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.

Axl Rose? Dave Mustaine? Ozzy Osbourne? Jim Morrison? David Lee Roth? This list is rubbish!

Nice list! but wrong contents. - zxm

Seriously? - InsertCleverName

18 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.

The one who made this list is clearly deaf.

19 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.

Worst? I'm sorry but the only correct ones on this list are Axl Rose and Kurt Cobain - BrianScott01

20 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

Great songwriter but not very good vocals - InsertCleverName

21 Joel Madden - Good Charlotte
22 Adam Levine - Maroon 5 Adam Levine - Maroon 5 Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. ...read more.
23 Sully Erna - Godsmack Sully Erna - Godsmack Salvatore Paul "Sully" Erna Jr. is the American vocalist and guitarist for the American heavy metal band Godsmack. He is also a harmonica player, percussionist and pianist, performing these on albums and at live shows.
24 Austin Winkler - Hinder
25 Vince Neil - Motley Crue Vince Neil - Motley Crue Vincent Neil Wharton is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of glam metal/ hair metal band Mötley Crüe.

Just no.

26 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.

Horrid and shrill

While a unique voice, it lacks control.

Voice is squeaky and annoying

... No words.

27 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

I don't like his voice - christangrant

28 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 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.

Which stoner put FREDDIE MERCURY on the list - InsertCleverName

What the hell, Mercury is a great singer.

29 Chad Kroeger - Nickelback Chad Kroeger - Nickelback Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.

He make my ears bleed! Even Justin Bieber ain't half as annoying listen to!

How damn predictable can this list get?

He should be at number 1

OH HOW F'ING PREDICTABLE OF COURSE he's NUMBER 1 - christangrant

30 Jonathan Davis - Korn Jonathan Davis - Korn Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.

Are you kidding me?

31 James Hetfield James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

How much drugs are you on?

32 Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Wow guys. Plant is a great vocalist - InsertCleverName

33 Billy Corgan - The Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan - The Smashing Pumpkins William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is an American musician, songwriter, producer, television writer, poet, and professional wrestling promoter best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins.
34 Tom Keifer - Cinderella
35 Mitch Lucker - Suicide Silence Mitch Lucker - Suicide Silence Mitchell Adam "Mitch" Lucker was an American musician and lead singer for the deathcore band Suicide Silence.
36 Oli Sykes Oli Sykes Oliver Scott "Oli" Sykes is a British musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Bring Me the Horizon. He also founded the apparel company Drop Dead Clothing.
37 Brad Arnold Brad Arnold Bradley "Brad" Arnold is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and a founding member of the band 3 Doors Down.
38 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.

Doesn't deserve to be on the list.

39 Dee Snider - Twisted Sister Dee Snider - Twisted Sister Daniel "Dee" Snider is an American singer-songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality, and actor. Snider came to prominence in the early 1980s as lead singer of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. He was ranked 83 in the Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time.

WHAT?

40 Eddie Hermida - Suicide Silence Eddie Hermida - Suicide Silence

Even worse than Mitch Lucker!

41 Danny Worsnop Danny Worsnop Danny Robert Worsnop is an English musician, singer and songwriter, prominently known as the lead vocalist of rock bands Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot.
42 Ronnie Radke Ronnie Radke Ronald Joseph Radke is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, and record producer born in Las Vegas, Nevada.
43 Ivan Moody Ivan Moody Ivan L. Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada.
44 Tom Waits Tom Waits Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...read more.

I'm surprised Tom Waits hasn't been added already, but I suppose that's because everybody admires him for his songwriting. I agree, his one of the best songwriters to rock the planet, but sometimes his voice is just too much for even me to stand.

45 Tom Delonge Tom Delonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975. When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game. He also used to play the trumpet, ...read more.
46 Luke Hemmings Luke Hemmings Luke Hemmings (born July 16, 1996) is an Australian singer and guitarist. He is the lead vocalist for boy band 5 Seconds of Summer.

Poser, he calls him self a rock singer, but his voice does not sound rocky and it sounds whiny and I hate 5sos

47 Gary Glitter Gary Glitter Gary Glitter is a former glam rock singer and songwriter. He sold over 20 million records and regained media attention in 1999 when child pornography were found on his laptop and committed sex offences with children. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison in 2015.
48 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.

Trolls! - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

49 GG Allin GG Allin Kevin Michael "GG" Allin (born Jesus Christ Allin; 1956-1993) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer, who performed and recorded with many groups during his career. He was best known for his graphic live performances which included self-mutilation, parading around the stage naked, fighting ...read more.
50 Tyler Connolly - Theory of a Deadman Tyler Connolly - Theory of a Deadman Tyler Conolly was born August 26th 1975, he is a Canadian singer of the alternative rock band Theory of a Deadman, whom have realized five albums.
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