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Old 03-10-2011, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default Greatest Male Rock Vocalists

I'd go with Freddie Mercury
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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Some of my favorites:
Mikael Akerfeldt
Maynard James Keenan
Steven Wilson
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:32 PM   #4
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In my opinion, Bono of U2 eats all the competition and spits out the seeds. He sings like he's vomiting up his soul. Always been a huge fan of the cadence of David Bowie's voice, too.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:05 AM   #5
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Steve Perry
Ronnie James Dio
Jorn Lande
Robert Plant
Rob Halford
Bruce Dickinson
Freddie Mercury
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this could be a long list
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:19 AM   #6
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Freddie Mercury (obviously)
Mick Jagger
Robert Plant
Jim Morrison
David Bowie
Tom Yorke
Jon Anderson
Greg Lake
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #7
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Are you talking about great frontmen or great singers? There is definitely a difference and very few do both well.


Great frontmen AND singers...

Freddie Mercury: Queen
Paul Stanley: KISS
Bruce Dickinson: Iron Maiden
Rob Halford: Judas Priest
Ronnie James Dio: Black Sabbath/Dio
Steven Tyler: Aerosmith
Robert Plant: Led Zepplin
Roger Daltry: The Who

Great frontmen...not so great at singing

Mick Jagger: The Rolling Stones
James Hetfield: Metallica
David Lee Roth: Van Halen
Axl Rose: Guns N Roses
Bono: U2
Vince Neil: Motley Crue

Great singers...not so great at being front men

Steve Perry: Journey
Brad Delp: Boston
Lou Gramm: Foreigner
Sammy Hagar: Van Halen
Steve Walsh: Kansas
Michael McDonald: The Doobie Brothers
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My Top 5 Male Rock Vocalists:

1. Rob Halford
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2. Ronnie James Dio...R.I.P Ronnie
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3. Freddie Mercury...R.I.P. Freddie
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4. Geoff Tate
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5. Tim "Ripper" Owens
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I've seen a few of those mentioned live but I really think that as a vocalist, Freddie Mercury probably had the best all around voice, with a range rarely seen. He was awesome as a frontman and more than ok as a musician, and writer and...

Many great ones but he's #1 in my book
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Bruce Dickinson - my all time favorite
Rob Halford
Ronnie James Dio
Brian Johnson
Steven Tyler
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He's more of a recording artist than a concert performer,
but you can't leave out

Michael McDonald

He's sung some with some of my all-time favorite groups and songs.
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Freddy Mercury
Robert Plant
Phil Collins
John Fogerty
Brian Johnson
Bon Scott
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From a non-Dad perspective, I'd offer the dulcet tones of George 'Corpsegrinder' Fisher from alternative rockers Cannibal Corpse.
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From a non-Dad perspective, I'd offer the dulcet tones of George 'Corpsegrinder' Fisher from alternative rockers Cannibal Corpse.
I'd take Angela Gossow from Arch Enemy over him lol
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Thom Yorke
Tom Chaplin
Kenny Loggins
Frank Zappa
Al Jourgensen
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Paul Rodgers
Robert Plant
Ian Gillan.
Glenn Hughes
David Coverdale

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Paul Rodgers
Robert Plant
Ian Gillan.
Glenn Hughes
David Coverdale
Anyone nicknamed "the voice" should be on this list.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:02 PM   #18
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As far as being a frontman goes, it's difficult to beat David Lee Roth in any way. He's not really a great vocalist, but he is definitely a great party host....and in rock and roll, that's all that really matters, isn't it?
David Lee Roth is hands down the greatest "Rock Star" front man of all time. Nobody does swagger like Diamond Dave.
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Here are some of my favorites I haven't seen listed

Greg Allman
Kurt Cobain
Bob Seger
Chris Cornell
Levon Helm

Probably doesn't count as rock, but my all time favorite male vocalist is Otis Redding.
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My Top 5 Male Rock Vocalists:

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Great list man!

This is going to be a long one...

Urban Breed: Bloodbound/Pyramaze/Tad Morose

Matt Barlow: Iced Earth/Pyramaze (Immortal album)

Geoff Tate: Queensryche

Jorn Lande: Ayreon/Ark/Jorn/Masterplan/ Russel Allen/Jorn Lande

Russel Allen: Symphony X

Tim Owens: Judas Priest/Beyond Fear/Charred Walls of the Damned/Iced Earth/Yngwie Malmsteen

Ralf Scheepers: Primal Fear

Rob Halford: Halford/Fight/Judas Priest

Bruce Dickinson: Iron Maiden/Bruce Dickinson

Tobias Sammet: Edguy/Avantasia

Micheal Kiske: Helloween/Various other projects

Devin Townsend: Devin Townsend Project/Strapping Young Lad

King Diamond: King Diamond/Mercyful Fate

Hansi Kursch: Blind Guardian/Demons & Wizards

Roy Khan: Kamelot/Conception

Lance King: Balance of Power/Pyramaze

D.C. Cooper: D.C. Cooper/Silent Force

Jon West: Feinstein/Royal Hunt/Artension

Nils K. Rue: Pagan's Mind

Warrel Dane: Warrel Dane/Nevermore/Sanctuary

Henning Basse: Metalium

Midnight: Crimson Glory

Wade Black: Leash Law/Crimson Glory/Seven Witches/Leatherwolf

James Rivera: Helstar/Destiny's End/Seven Witches

Stu Block: Into Eternity

Chris Salinas: Zero Hour

Fred Marshall: Zero Hour

I'm sure there are a few I'm forgetting...

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