Worst Rock Voices
The Top Ten Worst Rock Voices
Definition 1: ejecting matter from the stomach through the mouth.
Definition 2: singing like Bob Dylan. - RiverVibeZ
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?
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
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
Ugh, that David Bowie troll spamvoted him. David Bowie doesn’t even deserve to be on this list to be honest. - Userguy44
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.
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 - christangrant
This guy sounds annoying and whiny. His rapping skills aren’t that good either. - Userguy44
Fred Durst below David Bowie. BLASPHEMY. - DCfnaf
He can't even sing or rap - Th3Zm0nst3r
Fred Durst is So Annoying
Oh come on, why is David Bowie above him? This guy SUCKS, just like the rest of those ridiculous emo singers. He sounds like Dahvie Vanity but with less autotune. - RiverVibeZ
Good as singer
His voice is kinda annoying, but it's not terrible or anything. Just a bit annoying. - RiverVibeZ
Seriously? Bono is amazing! The only people that think he sucks either don't know good music or they're Satanists!
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. - RiverClanRocks
Rush is good, but Geddy’s voice most of time sounds high pitched and whiny. - Userguy44
He sounds like he is being tortured, makes my skin crawl...Rush is the only group that makes me turn the radio off
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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. - Gg2000
The guy cannot sing. Period.
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
When he's comprehensible he has a pretty good voice
Voice is high
Main reason why I don’t like Wonderwall. This guy has an annoying voice. - Userguy44
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
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.
Nah, he's a decent singer even if he's cheesy. - RiverVibeZ
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.
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. - zxm
Robert Plant on this list is just wrong and I am not even a Zeppelin fan anymore (for their plagiarism). Yes, he is one of the most overrated singers but his voice can't be called "bad" in any context. - Metal_Treasure
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.
Very overhated. Not up there with the best rock singers, but he is pretty good. - Userguy44
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.
He should skip the silly ballads and just rock out more... He's got the rock voice.
Canada should absolutely appollogize to the world for Chad Kroeger. Nobody make my ears bleed like him.
Wow guys. Bruce Springsteen is amazing - InsertCleverName
In the studio, he's great. Live, however, he tries way too hard to sound gravelly. - Gg2000
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.
Cool guy! Worst voice of all time. Completely tone deaf
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.
Very overhated. His voice doesn't even sound bad. But he's still better as lead guitarist than he is as a singer. - RiverVibeZ
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
No, she has one of the best female voices, and this is coming from someone who dislikes the Irish folk music. - Swellow
One hit wonder - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva
Uh... Yeah his pop songs aren't great but when he was in Malice Mizer, he was a God and his voice was wonderful.
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.
Weird... Axl has an amazing voice, but it irritates the hell out of me. I can't understand why legends such as Robert Plant or especially Freddie Mercury are even on this list..? What?!
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
One of the FINEST female voices in Rock. PERIOD!
Nah, she doesn't deserve it. Sure, she's not quite what she was but she still sounds pretty good. - Gg2000
Giving me a heart attack!
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
Sammy Hagar's pretty good actually remove him from the top 10...
I like Sammy Hagar. One of the more accomplished voices from his generation, and he still sounds amazing to this day in concert. - Gg2000
Arguably the best voice of the 80s..
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 rock
He's actually not that bad, overrated but not worthy of worst.
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
Bjork and freddie have great voices
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 time
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
Is he plugging his nose? Like his songs, but the voices puts me off.
I like Joe Walsh, but I agree, he needs to be higher up the list. - Gg2000
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.
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
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!
No, he is an excellent singer. He shouldn’t be here. Listen to The Show Must Go On, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody and Innuendo and tell me again that he has a bad voice. - Userguy44
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
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.
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.
Chester sucks singing alive
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 voice
He was good when he was young, now has good singing here and there. ( I'm a stones fan)
Why is Freddie Mercury higher? He sounds like he is trying to sing while swallowing a bunch of drugs. - 445956
I never could see why a great band like the Stones had such an awful singer.
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
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.
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..."
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.
No, not rock. I hate spam entries like this. - Gg2000
Sounds like he has marbles in his mouth. His guitar playing, vocals, and lyrics suck. Nirvana sucks in general.
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
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) - SoldierOfFortune
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. - DCfnaf
Why is he not in the top 10?
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
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
Stupid Egyption wannabe singer... I hate him so much I can't stand it!
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.
What's he doing here? He's not a rock singer. - Gg2000
Rock singer? what. Pop singer I believe and he's not even good - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva