Worst Rock Voices

The Top Ten

1 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".

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

U2 sucks, Pride (In The Name Of Love) makes me want to tear my eardrums out, Sunday Bloody Sunday is atrocious, and With Or Without You is incredibly whiny and unbearable. Whenever I hear Bono's voice I immediately turn off my radio because I'd rather listen to nothing and absolute silence than his nails-on-a-chalkboard voice.

This list sucked because every male singer was great.

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2 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

What rod Stewart has a great voice. Except for his disco. His folk music is good though.

He rocks with his stellar performance! That's passion!

I can't stand this guys vocals, he really sucks - christangrant

Perhaps a unique voice that's for sure but not a bad voice definitely when you let people like Beiber on this list

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3 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

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

4 Fred Durst Fred Durst 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.

He can't even sing or rap - Th3Zm0nst3r

Fred Durst below David Bowie. BLASPHEMY. - DCfnaf

Fred Durst is So Annoying - RogerWatersfan1999

NO HE doesn't DESERVE TO BE HERE. Lol because he isn’t even rock. Please don’t attack me for the first part - InsertCleverName

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5 Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He ...read more.

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.

Jon Bon Jovi Sucks~

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6 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

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

Why is steve perry axl rose and bono are on the top they are the best singers alive!

What? Bob dylan is one of the greatest singers of all time, and u put him here? Jeez someone get him off this list now along with bono david bowie and jon bon jovi - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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7 Sting Sting Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead singer for the English band The Police

When he's comprehensible he has a pretty good voice

No sting is a great singer - InsertCleverName

Voice is high

The police r a good band and this is a good singer - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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

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.

Just stupid. He even sings soft melodic ballads with a growling voice, I just hate his "singing"

HEY! I like his voice and I like nickelback! >:( Remove him from this list or at least put him lower - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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9 Geddy Lee Geddy Lee 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.

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

He sounds like he is being tortured, makes my skin crawl...Rush is the only group that makes me turn the radio off

Not worst. Just kinda annoying. Kinda very thin. - zxm

I love rush but Geddys voice is just not that good at all

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10 Danny Worsnop

The Contenders

11 Andy Biersack Andy Biersack

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.

12 Axl Rose Axl Rose 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.

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

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?!

I hate this racist.

Racist cont. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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13 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

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

Not a big fan of his but I feel he shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure

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14 Robert Plant Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

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

Oh, I agree so much! I HATE this dude's voice. He shouldn't even be one of the best. His voice is just AGGRAVATING! The entire band Led Zeppelin just SUCKS! - PhoenixAura81

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15 Steve Perry Steve Perry Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.

This is a troll item added by somebody who needs hearing aid. - Metal_Treasure

What is wrong with you guys, are you jealous you can't range your voice like "The Voice"? Best singer if all time!

He was okay but his replacement was better which is actually kinda funny


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16 Harry Styles Harry Styles Harry Edward Styles is an English singer and song writer, known as a member of the boy band One Direction .

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 - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Don’t even try to call him rock >:( - InsertCleverName

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17 Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar, also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur.

Sammy Hagar's pretty good actually remove him from the top 10...

Arguably the best voice of the 80s..

18 Corey Taylor Corey Taylor Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.

Most swearing vocalist in the world, immoral guy.

He is a great singer - Lucretia

Why is he here?
I find him to be a good singer. - wrests

19 Seth Putnam Seth Putnam
20 Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. He is known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class and sometimes political ...read more.

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.

Sounds like he is on the can, with constipation.

Springsteen is to singing, what Stallone is to acting, a wooden Indian, with no vocal range, a monotone...

21 Hyde

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.

22 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne 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.

He's actually not that bad, overrated but not worthy of worst.

Bjork and freddie have great voices

23 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine 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.

He's a very good guitar player but he can't sing

His vocals do suck, he even admitted it. - Lucretia

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

24 Justin Beiber

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.

R u effing serious? Justin bieber is rock? My god. Pop not rock thanks - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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25 Gackt Gackt

Uh... Yeah his pop songs aren't great but when he was in Malice Mizer, he was a God and his voice was wonderful.

26 Sinead O'Connor Sinead O'Connor Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra.

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

27 Brian Johnson Brian Johnson Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing ...read more.

Wait…Brian Johnson is a MAN!?

I thought he was a screaming banshee.

You're trolling right? Cause Brian Johnson has a damn good voice!

28 Chris Daughtry Chris Daughtry Christopher Adam "Chris" Daughtry is an American musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Daughtry and as the fourth-place contestant on the fifth season of American Idol.

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.

all of these singers have great voices on the list apart from Nancy and Ann Wilson and Chris Daughtry - idolangelx13

let us kill the one who made this list. but this one does suck - ronluna

29 Ann Wilson Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

One of the FINEST female voices in Rock. PERIOD!

Giving me a heart attack!

30 David Archuleta David Archuleta David James Archuleta is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.
31 Anthony Kiedis Anthony Kiedis 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.
32 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer with Persian ancestry, 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 vocal range. ...read more.

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.

Obviously a troll item added by somebody who is completely deaf. Or jealous. Or biased. Whatever the reason it wasn't a good reason. Period. - Metal_Treasure

Why is he even on this list. Freddie Mercury had a PHENOMENAL voice.

33 Liam Gallagher Liam Gallagher William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye.

His brother is much better than him. - zxm

34 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. 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 Seattle home in 1994.

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) - SoldierOfFortune


35 Lou Reed Lou Reed Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, and his solo career spanned five decades. ...read more.

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

His voice is like talking. - Lucretia

36 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington 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 has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.


Chester's quite generic and boring I've heard better singing from Aaron Lewis.

You all are gonna Trigger some Fans of Chester if you don't be careful.


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37 Christopher Bowes (Alestorm)

There's a good reason why this guy is on this list. Pirate core metal is so bad it gave me AIDS just hearing it. Auditory ipecac

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

Whoever made this list has a poor taste in Rock music. Phil Collin is quite good especially with his new song "I Don't Care Anymore"

39 Jared Leto Jared Leto

Better at Singing than acting that's for sure

40 Mick Jagger Mick Jagger Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.

Why is Freddie Mercury higher? He sounds like he is trying to sing while swallowing a bunch of drugs. - 445956

He was good when he was young, now has good singing here and there. ( I'm a stones fan)

41 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 didn't know he sings as much as utter short phrases and makes noises into a microphone

He sounds like he's dying every time he sings.

Ye. his singing sucks - Th3Zm0nst3r

42 Rhydian Roberts Rhydian Roberts Rhydian James Roberts, known as Rhydian, is a classically trained Welsh baritone singer, musical theatre actor and television presenter.
43 Billy Corgan Billy Corgan 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.

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


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44 Toshimitsu Deyama

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

45 Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson
46 David Lee Roth David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

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.

47 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

Get that outta here. Now.

48 Scott Stapp Scott Stapp 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.

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

49 Ville Valo Ville Valo
50 Tamer Hosny Tamer Hosny

Stupid Egyption wannabe singer... I hate him so much I can't stand it!

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