Worst Rock Voices
The Top Ten
It's a toss-up between Rod Stewart and Axl Rose, and Rod Stewart wins this time 'round.
Rod Stewart has definitely been a part of the worst music produced and his voice is unbearable.
The rest of the list is rather off however.
What rod Stewart has a great voice. Except for his disco. His folk music is good though.
I can't stand this guys vocals, he really sucks - christangrant5 Comments
He would sometimes hit troubling notes up high outside his range, but otherwise, I think he was a great singer. - Gg2000
The higher the tree, the more wind it catches. - phr
He's no match for Bono or Freddy Mercury.
David bowie? bono? jon bon jovi? they're all great singers! by putting David bowie here you are showing disrespect to him, his death and his fans >:( - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva
Dylan kicks ass, but for his lyrics, not his voice. His harmonica is awesome too. Hang on! What on earth are Mick Jagger and Robert PLant doing here?
I like Bob Dylan, but his voice is atrocious! No tone or technique, and he's wasted it over the years. Having said that, he proves that you don't need to be a great singer to write great music. - Gg2000
Now this is a really bad voice - no power, range and resonance. How people can take his nasal monotonous mumbling for singing? Extremely annoying voice. - Metal_Treasure
Why is steve perry axl rose and bono are on the top they are the best singers alive!9 Comments
Seriously? Bono is amazing! The only people that think he sucks either don't know good music or they're Satanists!
Bono doesn't deserve to be at the top. His voice sounds epic and adds the right emotion to the song. Just watch Live at Red Rocks; 80s Bono especially was amazing. I understand not being a U2 fan or thinking he's overtly preachy (which he is), but don't deny him for his vocal skills. - Gg2000
What the hell is wrong with you gus?! Bono is amazing. At least he's better than what Justin Beiber is selling.
How could you put one of the greatest lead singers of all time on here? HOW COULD YOU? And yes, I love U2. - RiverClanRocks16 Comments
Now here's a voice with no technique that sometimes bores me to death. He should be higher on the list. - Gg2000
Great, great, great songwriter... Probably the best after Dylan, Cohen & Lennon, but his voice isn't good at all... It fits perfectly on VU but if Mercury, the best voice of all time, is here, so Lou should be here too
I mean, I personally like his voice, but sometimes when he sings, he forgets his own lyrics, and just has an average voice. But for this band, I think no one else could fit in the vocal spot than Kiedis. His vocal performance for this band is pretty good. Just check out their Slane Castle performance.
He is the main reason I can't stand RHCP, funny how this guy claims Mike Patton ripped him off, probably just mad that Patton did it far better than he did. Comparing him and Patton, it's really obvious who the winner of the two: Patton - christangrant
The guy cannot sing. Period.
I'm with you, christangrant; I somewhat like the Chili Peppers but you'd have to be insane to say he doesn't have vocal problems, especially during their live shows. Just listen to how he sings Higher Ground versus Stevie Wonder. Complete difference. - Gg20001 Comment
He's just crazy bad
Fred Durst below David Bowie. BLASPHEMY. - DCfnaf
Awful. - Gg2000
The pic says it all - Masochismismagic5 Comments
I think he's a good singer as long as he stays out of the really high end of his range. Having said that, his voice has deepened and fixed that issue for him. - Gg2000
No sting is a great singer - InsertCleverName
The police r a good band and this is a good singer - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva
When he's comprehensible he has a pretty good voice1 Comment
He has one of the worst voices in rock without a doubt, he sang some covers of 80s Hard Rock Songs with his band and if you compare his singing to the original songs it shows how little talent this guy has, he cannot sing those songs as he has no power in his voice it's very thin and to makes things worse he uses Autotune to cover it up so which once again proves how terrible his voice is oh and his deathcoreish vocals are horrible too. - christangrant
He's okay; his voice has changed a lot since the 80s. - Gg2000
You give lists a bad name
He sings alright. Bit bland though - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva
Jon and his band were at the forefront of the decline of modern music.5 Comments
Good as singer
His singing's okay, but he's better on lead guitar. - WheresMyGuitarPick
He's a very good guitar player but he can't sing
They Sound Cool To Me But I notice it doesn’t take any real talent. I mean, I forgive him because he does lead guitar AND He has to sing - GreenDayFan21
Votes up.! He doesn't deserve to be no. 1 on great rock vocalist list. Yes, it is screechy at times. Keep it up - MC1989
FYI Axl Rose does by far not have the worst voice ever Justin Bieber has the worst voice ever also your trashing all the classics and to all the people that agree I don't like any of you because he is one of the biggest voices in the world ROCK ON GUNS N ROSES - michaelwalton
I hate this racist.
Very wide range, but his technique spoils it for me. It works for some of his stuff, but sometimes it gets annoying. - Gg200020 Comments
Canada should absolutely appollogize to the world for Chad Kroeger. Nobody make my ears bleed like him.
He's a good singer.
Other than the fact that he sometimes sounds in pain, he's okay. It's easy to jump on the Nickelback hating bandwagon, but he's not the worst of all time. - Gg2000
His voice itself is not bad but he has made some bad genre choices. He's got a great hard rock/metal voice and he don't have to sing ballads or other mellow stuff. He's not worse than Brian Johnson for example but Brian has never tried ballads.
Chad sounds awesome on songs like 'Burn It To The Ground', or the live cover version of 'Sad but True' by Metallica.
Deserves to be higher; definitely not good singing technique. - Gg2000
I love johnny rotton his attitude is near I don't give a damn now
I don't understand how or why him and his band get so much praise. He's a very bad singer (not the worst rock singer, Radke and Danny Worsnop are worse) but he still sucks and is annoying. Led Zeppelin are the most overrated band of all time. Period.
PS, get Dave Mustaine, Axl Rose, Kurt Cobain, Freddie Mercury, and Elvis Presley off this list NOW.
He sings like someone has grabbed him by his phantom balls.
What? I don't even... How did Plant get on that list? This is ridiculous. Is there some way to report this crapy list?
No offense. But is this is a joke! He has the best rock voice in the world. Even some singers can't make their voices like his by auto-tuning. - zxm12 Comments
Cool guy! Worst voice of all time. Completely tone deaf
In the studio, he's great. Live, however, he tries way too hard to sound gravelly. - Gg2000
Wow guys. Bruce Springsteen is amazing - InsertCleverName
Go back and listen to "We Are the World". He's doing a call and response with Stevie Wonder. Wonder's voice is pristine, Brucie sounds like the garbage disposal in my sink.2 Comments
Geddy Lee is the reason we have a helium shortage.
Some days I like his voice, other days not so much. Having said that, all of you are perfectly valid in saying that his voice is repelling. - Gg2000
His annoying and bad voice is the reason I don't listen to Rush often. He sounds like a mouse. But I highly appreciate the band for the instrumental parts. - Metal_Treasure
I agree. His voice is why I just don't like Rush. However, he can play bass well, Neil Peart is a great drummer and Alex Lifeson is an amazing guitarist so if they had found a better singer, Rush would be a much better band - InsertCleverName
He sounds like he is being tortured, makes my skin crawl...Rush is the only group that makes me turn the radio off11 Comments
Uh this isn't best singer list. Someone got confused lol
If this is Hyde Takarai, then I disagree. His voice range is so wide, he can sing any music genre and he's even better live. His songs are great. definitely shouldn't be on the list. He sings for L'arc~en~Ciel, just listen to them and you'll see.
I like Sammy Hagar. One of the more accomplished voices from his generation, and he still sounds amazing to this day in concert. - Gg2000
Sammy Hagar's pretty good actually remove him from the top 10...
Arguably the best voice of the 80s..
I like Joe Walsh, but I agree, he needs to be higher up the list. - Gg2000
Is he plugging his nose? Like his songs, but the voices puts me off.
One hit wonder - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva
No, she has one of the best female voices, and this is coming from someone who dislikes the Irish folk music. - Swellow
He sounded alright in their peak years of fame, but all the drugs and alcohol he did, combined with his lack of technique, has caused his voice to really deteriorate. - Gg2000
His brother is much better than him. - zxm
Uh... Yeah his pop songs aren't great but when he was in Malice Mizer, he was a God and his voice was wonderful.
Tries to sound hard, but does not come off as bluesy or awesome. Instead, more like the sounds you make while you go to the washroom.
let us kill the one who made this list. but this one does suck - ronluna
all of these singers have great voices on the list apart from Nancy and Ann Wilson and Chris Daughtry - idolangelx13
Ozzy during the early 1970s was awesome, but he slowly lost his range and tone. I don't really like the way he sounds now, if I'm honest. - Gg2000
He's actually not that bad, overrated but not worthy of worst.
Bjork and freddie have great voices
Nah, she doesn't deserve it. Sure, she's not quite what she was but she still sounds pretty good. - Gg2000
One of the FINEST female voices in Rock. PERIOD!
Giving me a heart attack!
Better at Singing than acting that's for sure
His voice works on Van Halen records but he's a terrible singer. The tonal quality of his voice is just terrible.
Has a terrible voice. All he ever did was squeal, and "sing" like some idiot throughout the songs. Like a previous commenter said, his voice worked for Van Halen, but he SUCKED as a singer.
His live voice has really tarnished his reputation for me. - Gg2000
Does not deserve to be on this list. He had great tone, great technique, but most of all, he had the conviction to sing the material. His singing talent was all natural. - Gg2000
His voice is bloody amazing and you can dislike elvis Presley as much as you like but in the end you know he basically brought rock to us in pure form.
This guy is the best rock star I have ever seen
This is the greatest performer of all time4 Comments
What is wrong with you guys, are you jealous you can't range your voice like "The Voice"? Best singer if all time!
Nope. One of the greatest rock voices ever. And I'm not even a big Journey fan. - Gg2000
He was okay but his replacement was better which is actually kinda funny
Great singer but Journey's music videos suck crap but the songs rock2 Comments
His voice helped me with problems,he is soothing
HEY! WHO PUT CHESTER ON THIS LIST CHESTER IS PERFECTION HE IS AMAZING JUST BECAUSE HE HAS A HIGH VOICE FOR A GUY doesn't MEAN he's BAD TAKE CHESTER OFF THIS LIST CHESTER IS BAD ASS - Jetticus12
You all are gonna Trigger some Fans of Chester if you don't be careful.
Chester was on this list before he passed away. Having said that, I agree; it's still a horrible idea. - Gg2000
Chester's quite generic and boring I've heard better singing from Aaron Lewis.7 Comments
Freddie's voice was so magnificent! Way too good for rock, per se, because it's not beauty that they regard as 'great, ' but growling/shrieking, which Freddie just did not do. He did everything gorgeously! His voice was the voice of God! It was absolute perfection! No words can describe the greatness of the most phenomenal Freddie Mercury! THE BEST EVER!
Freddie Mercury had a good unique voice to Rock not a terrible one whoever added him probably has barely listened to good Rock music.
Absolutely not. Freddie Mercury's voice is one of the greatest voices in rock history. And I'm not even jumping on the bandwagon; I'm just being truthful. - Gg2000
Why is he even on this list. Freddie Mercury had a PHENOMENAL voice.1 Comment
For a guy who didn't even like the sound of his voice, it's not bad at all. Not the best by any means, but good for what he was doing. - Gg2000
Get that outta here. Now.
Another marmite vocal, should definitely be in the top ten
He has to have the most annoying voice ever! It's whiney, nasaly, so irritating... Like nails on a chalkboard! How Bono is 3 and Corgan 24 is beyond comprehension!
He's like a prepubescent ozzy osbourne
I always wanted to like SM's songs, but I couldn't because of Billy's irritating voice1 Comment
When I first heard BVB, I didn't understand why people hated them. Good guitarists, good drummer, what's so bad about this band? Then, I heard Andy singing. I then understood why people hate BVB.
His voice is a bit naisily, but I think it’s not that bad. I quite like BVB, and I think Andy’s voice can be very nice when he’s not getting carried away and singing out of his nose.
Studio- sounds great.
Live- on the schitz since 1969.
I don't think he's the worst, but you can't deny his faults. - Gg2000
He was good when he was young, now has good singing here and there. ( I'm a stones fan)
I never could see why a great band like the Stones had such an awful singer.
Why is Freddie Mercury higher? He sounds like he is trying to sing while swallowing a bunch of drugs. - 445956
If you ever hear the music u will agree. His voice is so annoying I just wanna punch his face in!
Claudio sanchez is a god. You clearly don't know anything about coheed and cambria.
Not a Nirvana fan, but I don't think he's the worst. Sometimes, he would do stuff out of his vocal range, but when he stayed in that prime area of his voice, he sounded great. - Gg2000
Sounds like he has marbles in his mouth. His guitar playing, vocals, and lyrics suck. Nirvana sucks in general.
Nirvana is over rated - Sabbath
GAH! Nirvana's vocals are awful. Dave Grohl should have been the singer, listen to Beelzeboss by Tenacious D (He's the devil) - SoldierOfFortune1 Comment
He sucks but he should not be on the list because he is not rock. Can someone put Adam Levine from Maroon 5 (Maroon 5 used to be rock but now is pop) please?
He isn't rock and he shouldn't be on here, but let me tell you this.
When I first heard the song Baby on the radio, I really thought it was a girl singing. It sounded so alike. But when the Baby part came on I was like "Oh... my... god..."
No, not rock. I hate spam entries like this. - Gg2000
Justin Bieber is a pop singer with a crap pop voice he doesn't belong on the list because he ain't part of Rock never was never will be.6 Comments
He started out as a regular 80's heavy metal vocalist and he wasn't that bad back then. Although he's lost most of his range now. It's really sad and I believe if he really cared about music, he would have stopped singing, heartbroken but not hurting anyone's ears anymore. - alinaschneider
Why is he not in the top 10?
Why is Freddie higher? This guy sounds like if Elvis was in a grunge band after doing a bunch of drugs. - 445956
THIS is an awful rock voice, it's insulting that Freddie is higher. - DCfnaf1 Comment
I don't even think she does lead vocals at all (correct me if I'm wrong). Anyways, if you're gonna talk about Heart, talk about Ann, not Nancy. - Gg2000
Even his studio voice is embarrassing to listen to. No living organism could or would consider the noise emanating from his mouth to be singing...
No other performer comes close to his talent deficit
Worst voice is all of music hands down. Those who actually have talent anyways.
I like the sound of his voice on Back in Black and For Those About to Rock. However, there was a point within the 80s where it started to sound more like a duck. That's where it gets annoying for me. - Gg2000
He has an iconic voice, but I've never liked it.2 Comments
Stupid Egyption wannabe singer... I hate him so much I can't stand it!
What's he doing here? He's not a rock singer. - Gg2000
Not even a rock singer - if fact he is nothing to do with rock
Pre-One Direction he was in a school rock band called White Eskimo. Louis Tomlinson wasn't even interested in boy bands until he was put into One Direction and he was in a school rock band called The Rogue.
Rock singer? what. Pop singer I believe and he's not even good - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva2 Comments
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List StatsCreated 11 Apr 2008
Updated 28 Jul 2019
11 years, 225 days old
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