Worst Rock Voices

The Top Ten

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.

Definition 1: ejecting matter from the stomach through the mouth.
Definition 2: singing like Bob Dylan.

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.

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.

David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (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 would sometimes hit troubling notes up high outside his range, but otherwise, I think he was a great singer.

Ugh, that David Bowie troll spamvoted him. David Bowie doesn’t even deserve to be on this list to be honest.

The higher the tree, the more wind it catches.

Really? I think David Bowie is great!

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

It's a toss-up between Rod Stewart and Axl Rose, and Rod Stewart wins this time 'round.

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

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.

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.

Fred Durst below David Bowie. BLASPHEMY.

This guy sounds annoying and whiny. His rapping skills aren’t that good either.

He can't even sing or rap

Fred Durst is So Annoying

Ronnie Radke Ronald Joseph Radke is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, and record producer born in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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.

Good as singer

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 voice is kinda annoying, but it's not terrible or anything. Just a bit annoying.

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.

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.

Geddy Lee Gary 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.

Rush is good, but Geddy’s voice most of time sounds high pitched and whiny.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

The guy cannot sing. Period.

The Contenders

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

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.

No sting is a great singer

When he's comprehensible he has a pretty good voice

Voice is high

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.

Main reason why I don’t like Wonderwall. This guy has an annoying voice.

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.

His brother is much better than him.

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

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.

Robert Plant 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.

What? I don't even... How did Plant get on that list? This is ridiculous. Is there some way to report this crapy list?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

He has an iconic voice, but I've never liked it.

Worst voice is all of music hands down. Those who actually have talent anyways.

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.

Very overhated. Not up there with the best rock singers, but he is pretty good.

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"

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

In the studio, he's great. Live, however, he tries way too hard to sound gravelly.

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.

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.

Very overhated. His voice doesn't even sound bad. But he's still better as lead guitarist than he is as a singer.

His singing's okay, but he's better on lead guitar.

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

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.

One hit wonder

Gackt Gakuto Oshiro (大城 ガクト Ōshiro Gakuto, born July 4, 1973), better known by his mononymous stage name Gackt, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He has been active since 1993, first as the frontman of the short-lived independent band Cains:Feel, and then for ...read more.

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

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

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?!

Very wide range, but his technique spoils it for me. It works for some of his stuff, but sometimes it gets annoying.

John Lydon John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.

Deserves to be higher; definitely not good singing technique.

The whole point is that he has a rotten voice

I love johnny rotton his attitude is near I don't give a damn now

Austin Carlile Austin Robert Carlile is an American former musician and current baseball coach from Pensacola, Florida. He is the former lead vocalist of Attack Attack! and Of Mice & Men. After leaving Of Mice & Men, he went to coach youth baseball in Costa Rica.
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!

Nah, she doesn't deserve it. Sure, she's not quite what she was but she still sounds pretty good.

Giving me a heart attack!

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