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Greatest Male Rock Vocalists

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Freddie Mercury


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Jeff Buckley


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Robert Plant


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Ian Gillan


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Steve Perry


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Chris Cornell


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Elvis Presley


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Geoff Tate


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Mike Patton


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Bruce Dickinson


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Rob Halford


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Roger Daltrey


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Michael Matijevic



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Paul Rodgers



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Roy Khan



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Paul McCartney



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Sebastian Bach



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David Coverdale



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Axl Rose



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Layne Staley



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Jim Morrison



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Myles Kennedy



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Eddie Vedder



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Klaus Meine



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Sammy Hagar



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Maynard James Keenan



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Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Feb 2 3:27
Sebastian Bach is THE MAN!! I saw him and Axl in concert and they are freakin amazing, I'm still speechless :D
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Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at May 24 21:33
What about mark farner from grand funk railroad now he can really sing he should be in the top ten paul mc cartney i dont think so boy you guys sure dont know music to well do you this must be a rolling stone poll lol ;]
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Aug 14 10:58
Lots of awesome men n' voices! Great list fella...
R.I.P. Dio
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Oct 31 18:18
Amazing list, except for Bono and Steve Perry ugh, but that's me hahaha
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Oct 31 18:19
No love for Mick Jagger eh? That's okay...some great choices here! Glad to see Jeff Buckley and Chris Cornell listed so high up...if indeed the ordering means anything.
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Dec 28 23:29
Bono sucks!
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Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Dec 28 23:33
Great list...! Love Gillan, Morrison and Fogerty!
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Dec 29 3:11
Where's Steven Tyler or Jon Bon Jovi. 2 front men from 2 great bands that have been around forever
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Dec 29 4:07
I would have put Maynard up a bit higher, but I can definitely agree here.
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Jan 2 17:22
epic winner r.i.p. freddie
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 7 7:09
Insane,no beautiful strong unique great John Lennon's voice?

As The All Music Guide says in their excellent Beatles biography "That it's difficult to summarize their career without restating cliches that have already been digested by tens of millions of rock fans, to start with the obvious,they were the greatest and most influential act of the rock era and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century."


"Moreover they were among the few artists of *any* discipline that were simultaneously the best at what they did *and* the most popular at what they did." THey also say as singers John Lennon and Paul McCartney were among the best and most expressive in rock.


Also on an excellent site,The Evolution of Rock Bass Playing McCartney Style by Dennnis Alstrand,Stanley Clarke,Sting,Will Lee,Billy Sheehan,George Martin and John Lennon are quoted saying what a great,melodic and influential bass player Paul has always been'


And Wilco's John Stirratt was asked in Bass Player which bass players have had the most impact on his playing and the first thing he said was, Paul McCartney is one of the greatest bass players of all time,if you listen to what he was tracking live in the studio it's unbelievable." "With his tone and musicality he was a huge influence,he covered all of his harmonic responsibilities really well but his baselines were absolutely melodic and inventive."

And in an online 1977 Eric Clapton interview,Eric Clapton In His Own Words he says that there was always this guitar game between John and George,and he said partly because John was a pretty good guitar player himself.He played live with John as a member of John's 1969 Plastic Ono Band.

And there is a great online article by musician and song writer Peter Cross,The Beatles Are The Most Creative Band Of All Time and he says that many musicians besides him recognize Paul as one of the best bass guitar players ever.He too says that John and Paul are the greatest song composers and that to say that John and Paul are among 2 of the greatest singers in rock and roll is to state the obvious,and that John,Paul and George were all excellent guitarists and that George is underrated by people not educated about music but that ERic Clapton knew better,he also says that both John and Paul played great leads as well as innovative rhythm tracks.


John Lennon co-wrote,sang and played guitar on one of David Bowie's first hits Fame in 1975 and David invited John to play guitar on his version of John's beautiful Beatles song Across The Universe.Brain May,Ozzy Osbourne,and Liam Gallagher and many more call The Beatles The Greatest Band Ever.


Also on MusicRadar Tom Petty,Joe Perry and Richie Sambora in What The Beatles Mean To Me all say how cool and great they thought The Beatles were when they first saw them on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964 when they were just teen boys,Richie was only 5.Tom Petty said he thought they were really really great.


Robin Zander of Cheap Trick said he's probably one of the biggest Beatles fans on the planet.Brad Whitford of Aerosmith said that a lot of that Beatles influence comes from Steven Tyler's collaborartion with Mark Hudson both whom are absolute Beatles freaks and he said I guess the goal is to try and emulate probably some of the best music of the last 50 years which has to be The Beatles.
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 7 7:14


John Lennon is rightfully widely recognized as having a very
beautiful unique singing voice and he and Paul are rightfully
regarded as 2 of the greatest rock singers ever! Paul also always had
a very good soothing sounding voice and a great range as many people
have said,and as The All Music Guide rightfully pointed out,they both
were among the best and most expressive singers in rock and that both
were equally great at writing and singing both love songs and rock
songs!


John Lennon sang that incredible great rock vocal on Twist and Shout
in just one take with a bad sore throat from a cold! His rock vocals
on Money are also great and on Rock and Roll Music too.His singing is
so beautiful on If I Fell,I'll Be Back,Yes It Is,Dear Prudence,THis
Boy especially the middle part,etc etc!

The Beatles are in the Vocal Hall of Fame and John and Paul have been in the song writing Hall of Fame since 1987,Keith Richards and Mick Jagger have been in it since 1993,but as of now no members of The Who,or Led Zeppelin are in The Song Writing Hall Of Fame or The Vocal Hall Of Fame,The Rolling Stones aren't in The Vocal Hall of Fame either and The Beatles were awarded about 20 prestigious Ivor Nevello awards as great singers and song writers in just a remarkable 8 year recording career,John and Paul won the first one in early 1964.


They also won an Oscar for their film score of their 1970 film Let It Be.




Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Oct 9 14:39
you should have called it best voices in heavy matal, which is what most of these guys are. best voices in rock would have to include david clayton thomas, john lennon, art garfunkel, levon helm, greg allman, berton cummings, don henley, elton john, johnny maestro, and stevie wonder just to name a few..
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Oct 9 15:11
you should have called it best voices in heavy metal, which is what most of these guys are. best voices in rock would have to include david clayton thomas, john lennon, art garfunkel, levon helm, greg allman, berton cummings, don henley, elton john, johnny maestro, and stevie wonder just to name a few..
just thought it deserved repeating, and some spelling fixing. =P
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Oct 9 17:46
If u add Liam Gallagher and Robbie Williams u will get my vote..and i agree u put to much voice of metal!
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Nov 9 5:43
I agree that John Lennon, one of the greatest voices of rock, should be represented.

Rod Stewart should have a place as well. I know he sold out long ago, but early in his career, he was a great rock vocalist.

Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Dec 23 15:03
Unbelievably great list...but you forgot the most amazing screamer in rock today - Brian Johnson from AC/DC.

Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Aug 7 14:57
I agree with all exept for paul mccartney??? thats a strange chocie i dont even think he thinks he can sing
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Nov 10 16:46
I love this list just because you put Freddie Mercury first!
Posted: 4 years ago at Nov 12 11:43
lol ^^^^^^^^^^what is with the essay written by butterfly? Anyway, great list, man. John Fogerty is probably my personal favourite here, but all these dudes have great voices. Freddy is a worthy number 1.
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Dec 19 15:49
Paul McCartney can't sing. I thought everyone knew that.

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