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Rocker4500
12-14-2005, 11:21 AM
Freddie Mercury?
Robert Plant?
W. Axl Rose?
Mick Jagger?
Roger Daltery?
Or any other?


Who's the best?

luigi_pirex
12-14-2005, 11:22 AM
The one and only, Mr. Freddie Mercury

sublimedude
12-14-2005, 11:25 AM
steven tyler

HendrixEdge
12-14-2005, 11:25 AM
If you mixed the showmanship of Freddie Mercury, the erratic political rants of a young Bono, the diversity and art of David Bowie with a hint of Jimi Hendrix's raw sexuality then in my opinion you'd have the greatest front man ever.

;)

Mamakin1973
12-14-2005, 11:26 AM
Steven Tyler hes got pipes and he puts on a show.

BlackMist
12-14-2005, 11:37 AM
I'd say Freddy Mercury, but there are so many greats. R.I.P. Freddy

ToolBass_dude
12-14-2005, 11:39 AM
Freddie Was the greatest. such a shame he died :sad:

skydogzoso1986
12-14-2005, 11:51 AM
i also think freddie was the best. but plant and tyler rule too

misfits385
12-14-2005, 12:07 PM
Yea freddie was as god.

wannabe jesus
12-14-2005, 12:23 PM
Freddie Mercury = Greatest of all time

Uncle Salty
12-14-2005, 03:41 PM
Freddie was the best singer, Jim Morrison was the best lyricist, and Steven Tyler is the best showman

RHCPhysco8
12-14-2005, 04:40 PM
Freddie Mercury

ź├Fire¤nside╗
12-14-2005, 04:53 PM
In terms of showmanship/voice combination, Jim Morrison.

Maet
12-14-2005, 05:46 PM
Mick Jagger gets my vote.

ufossuck
12-14-2005, 06:07 PM
Bon Scott would be the best ever.

MartiniKiss7
12-14-2005, 06:11 PM
Robert Plant
Ozzy
Jimi Hendrix

Aneurysm1812
12-14-2005, 06:13 PM
Mick Jagger has the stage presence, Freddie had the voice and the stage presence, and Steven Tyler's just friggen hot.

TheUltimateSin
12-14-2005, 06:22 PM
:rolleyes: Once again, there is no such thing as "the best" of anything. My favorite would be Freddie mercury though.

BrainDamage
12-14-2005, 06:22 PM
I think Freddie had a great voice, but my vote goes to Steven Tyler.

Iruleeverything
12-14-2005, 06:41 PM
My vote as you can guess goes to roger daltrey.

nonickname
12-14-2005, 06:45 PM
robert plant has to be the best

me_and_my_esp
12-14-2005, 09:29 PM
i think you should require photographic evidence :)


OH. YES.

GNR_Duff_rules
12-14-2005, 09:35 PM
Ozzy Osbourne is the undisputed best front man. No one's better than Ozzy.....

Axl Rose is also a good front man.

JethroTullfan72
12-14-2005, 10:28 PM
Ian Anderson was crazy on stage with his flute.

Others:
Mick Jagger
Freddie Mercury
Robert Plant
Roger Daltry

Lord_Ramone
12-14-2005, 11:05 PM
Too easy

Jim Morrison

He was a awesome singer, lyricist, and had great stage presence

I would say Roger Daltrey but nowadays his voice is so, soo...different

The Warpig
12-15-2005, 12:42 AM
Bon Scott or Robert Plant for mine


Freddie Mercury was good but he was a "prima donna absoluta". Much the same as Axl Rose (dickhead)

ToolBass_dude
12-15-2005, 11:03 AM
http://www.cathedralstone.net/Pics/Queen6.jpg

Infinite-Reason
12-15-2005, 12:00 PM
In terms of stage presence probably freddie mercury, robert plant, or steven tyler.

GnRrelease_it
12-15-2005, 01:45 PM
tie between W. Axl Rose and David Lee Roth

all the best were assholes.

wilty00
12-15-2005, 01:57 PM
Steven Tyler hands down.

Rory Kavanagh
12-15-2005, 02:23 PM
Freddie Mercury he cant b beaten

dionysus85
12-16-2005, 04:48 AM
either jagger or plant IMO

groll01
12-16-2005, 05:54 AM
Mick Jagger and Roger Daltery

coldethyl
12-16-2005, 10:05 AM
In the past with threads such as this, I've tended to put down Robert Plant because his presence and singing etc is always so enthralling , but really when I think about it, they're all ultimate frontmen in their own particular ways.

For instance, Freddie Mercury was absolutely amazing as he was, because although I was never lucky enough to see Queen live when he was around, whenever I watch a film clip or video of them, I am absolutely riveted to watching Freddie because he is such a talented singer and entertainer, quite the professional. If you watch the audience, you can see that they are totally focussed on Freddie as well. Why? Because he virtually demands the attention, and why not!

Roger Daltrey is another one who is an ultimate frontman and warrants the same praise as the others, although he too has his own particular style and I couldn't imagine The Who without him or with someone else.

Mick Jagger, well I just couldn't imagine the Rolling Stones without him either. Like Freddie he is an amazing showman, and his voice is so identifiable that a few seconds of hearing him, it's easy to know that I'm listening to the Rolling Stones.

Freddie, Robert, and Roger are all icons in their own styles and thats why deserve the praise and attention that they get.

As for Axel Rose, well for one thing he isn't Classic Rock and secondly, he just isn't in the others class yet.

ToolBass_dude
12-16-2005, 10:56 AM
In the past with threads such as this, I've tended to put down Robert Plant because his presence and singing etc is always so enthralling , but really when I think about it, they're all ultimate frontmen in their own particular ways.

For instance, Freddie Mercury was absolutely amazing as he was, because although I was never lucky enough to see Queen live when he was around, whenever I watch a film clip or video of them, I am absolutely riveted to watching Freddie because he is such a talented singer and entertainer, quite the professional. If you watch the audience, you can see that they are totally focussed on Freddie as well. Why? Because he virtually demands the attention, and why not!

Roger Daltrey is another one who is an ultimate frontman and warrants the same praise as the others, although he too has his own particular style and I couldn't imagine The Who without him or with someone else.

Mick Jagger, well I just couldn't imagine the Rolling Stones without him either. Like Freddie he is an amazing showman, and his voice is so identifiable that a few seconds of hearing him, it's easy to know that I'm listening to the Rolling Stones.

Freddie, Robert, and Roger are all icons in their own styles and thats why deserve the praise and attention that they get.

As for Axel Rose, well for one thing he isn't Classic Rock and secondly, he just isn't in the others class yet.


:cheers:

Hanzi_G
12-16-2005, 03:46 PM
The one and only, Mr. Freddie Mercury

amen to that

mercedesisbenz
12-16-2005, 04:22 PM
robert plant or Jim Morrison

fatarse1
12-16-2005, 06:07 PM
freddie mercury http://www.queenmania.net/images/fotografie/freddie_mercury/freddie_mercury_102.jpg

ToolBass_dude
12-16-2005, 06:10 PM
freddie mercury http://www.queenmania.net/images/fotografie/freddie_mercury/freddie_mercury_102.jpg

i think my pic was better :)

joshsirjoshules
12-16-2005, 06:21 PM
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luigi_pirex
12-16-2005, 08:21 PM
amen to that

:cheers:

http://svt.se/content/1/c6/41/79/69/fmq_404.jpg

Iruleeverything
12-16-2005, 09:14 PM
^wow that picture of freddy makes me think of jim carrey.

kenshinzorz
12-17-2005, 02:48 AM
Ian Anderson was crazy on stage with his flute.

Others:
Mick Jagger
Freddie Mercury
Robert Plant
Roger Daltry

lol I love Ian Anderson's stage presence

rustedjustin
12-17-2005, 04:00 AM
robert plant. Who among you doesnt do the plant holding mic an pouting thing when you've had too much to drink (or other stuff)?

Diabolic Clown
12-17-2005, 09:30 AM
Jim Morrison

sheehan17
12-17-2005, 12:10 PM
classic rock = robert plant
all-time = sebastian bach

Izz
12-17-2005, 12:24 PM
Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks:P If they're classic rock, otherwise Freddie Mercury or Jim Morrison

TimiHendrix33
12-17-2005, 12:49 PM
|Freddie Mercury

fas11030
12-17-2005, 12:56 PM
who is this freddy mercury you speak of?

ToolBass_dude
12-17-2005, 01:03 PM
who is this freddy mercury you speak of?

Freddie Mercury fronted Nirvana for a while, during their death metal period.

FrenchyFungus
12-17-2005, 05:46 PM
Classic Rock: Freddie.
All genres: Jack White

TheUltimateSin
12-17-2005, 06:15 PM
Freddie Mercury fronted Nirvana for a while, during their death metal period.

You know, if it weren't for the fact that almost nobody outside of this discussion would know how sarcastic that was, I'd sig it. But I fear that some people elsewheres might take it too serious.

L_Z_Nut
12-17-2005, 07:24 PM
You're all in denial the greatest frontman ever was...

http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/5585/experiencehendrix4am.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

BlackMist
12-18-2005, 05:43 AM
who is this freddy mercury you speak of?

He was the guy who fronted Nirvana for a while and then he shot Kurt Cobain. He also fronted a band called Slade.

duncang
12-18-2005, 06:32 AM
Best frontman:

Effort of Steven Tyler
Coolness of Hendrix
Voice of Freddy Mercury
Sex appeal or Robert Plant (there was in the 70's..........)

PistolPeet
12-18-2005, 12:25 PM
Steven Tyler

EVH4ever
12-18-2005, 12:40 PM
http://www.rotharmy.com/gallery/David_Lee_Roth_Solo_Pictures/david-lee-roth-17.jpg

A picture is worth 1000 words

spaceace_75
12-18-2005, 01:30 PM
He was the guy who fronted Nirvana for a while and then he shot Kurt Cobain. He also fronted a band called Slade.
you idiot freddie mercury fronted queen and was never even associated with nirvana.

ź├Fire¤nside╗
12-18-2005, 01:34 PM
^Wow.

BRM_PTX
12-18-2005, 01:35 PM
who is this freddy mercury you speak of?


After Nirvana broke up he joined Guns N' Roses a band out of Japan.He had a feud with B.B. King because B.B. King sucker punched bandmate Iggy Pop.Althought they never fought I have a claymation video of them fighting.(guy with extremely long hair is B.B King who is continuasly called Slash.Other guy is Freddie Mercury who is called Axl because of his stage antics are like a loose axel.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5362680521337016742&q=Axl (Celebrity deathmatch: B.B. King vs. Freddie Mercury)

duncang
12-18-2005, 01:36 PM
you idiot freddie mercury fronted queen and was never even associated with nirvana.

Its a joke......

And oh no, you informed the idiot of the truth!

BRM_PTX
12-18-2005, 01:49 PM
^Don't let him know it's a joke




Here's the complete history of Freddie Mercury



At a very early age he formed a group called the Yardbirds.Then he quit and formed a supergroup called Cream with former Yardbird Steve Adler who played.They then broke up and he started a project called Derek and the Dominoes which included Mercury,Adler,Les paul,and Pete Best.They had a hit called I shot the deputy and Pattie.Pot was also a great hit by them.Eventually they all drifted apart and Freddie joined the sex pistols without Adler as a bandmate this time.The sex pistols line up was Mercury,Niel Young,Steve Vai,and Keith Moon.They had one hit called God save the King.They drifted apart too so Mercury decided to form a supergroup called "Nirvana" which included all the best people from his former groups.Their line up was Mercury,Adler ,Steve Vai ,Pete Best ,and newcomer to the buissness Ray Charles who played lead guitar like a madman even thought he was tone def.They had a hit called Smells like me but it's not.They were primarily a death metal band.Even they broke up so he formed "Guns N' Roses" with Mercury,Eddie Van Halen,John Bonham,and Jimi Hendrix.They had a hit called kangeroo pop bop madness over the ocean and moon part 3.

fas11030
12-18-2005, 04:17 PM
^HOLY ****ING CRAP!!!!!!!!!he started the yardbirds, was in cream, started derek and the dominoes, was in the sex pistols, guns in roses, formed nirvana, ... ok now I know this is all bull****. I refuse to believe all this.

ToolBass_dude
12-18-2005, 04:52 PM
you idiot freddie mercury fronted queen and was never even associated with nirvana.

jesus H mudderfuggin christ on a ****stick...

You serious dude?

paulmacaroni
12-18-2005, 05:07 PM
u people are all retarted

freddy mercury was in the band fleetwood mac, soon after he quit and formed the band AC/DC, which consisted of mercury, jimmy page, and mick jagger.. This project took about 10 years out of his life with hit songs such as Staiway to Your Mama, and Back in Pink...After this broke up, he formed the band Nirvana. 3 years into the bands career, while Kurt Cobain (the guitarist) was taking a crap on the toilet, Mercury shot his head off with shotgun..it was very tragic...Courtney Love got so angry about a gay person killing his husband that she decided to shoot Freddie...

a very tragic story, but the truth about his life

L_Z_Nut
12-18-2005, 05:27 PM
^ you just ruined a very funny joke.

Seriously though, I'll never understand why some people feel the need to jump all over someone elses joke. MAKE UP YOUR OWN MATERIAL.

daft
12-18-2005, 05:51 PM
Has to be Freddie, the man was a legend..only Queen could not want to do live aid and then go and steal the show after being forced to do it.

KeithAngus
12-18-2005, 06:10 PM
I cant believe noone has said Angus... Plz!!! His outfit!!! Have u ever seen them live? The guy shows his behind! The guy cant stop... You see him here *blinks* Now he is there*Blinks* Now he has no clothes on. God Of Rock, he is everywhere. He is like the bunny from the Energizer commercials... He just keeps on going, and going, and going, and going *voice fades away but you can still hear the "going"*

willhoppy
12-19-2005, 05:16 PM
Freddie Mercury.

AMajesticalTune
12-20-2005, 10:30 AM
Freddie Mercury
Steve Marriot
Prince
Jim Morrison

Gutch220
12-20-2005, 10:43 AM
I'd say Jim Morrison

ToolBass_dude
12-20-2005, 10:55 AM
I cant believe noone has said Angus... Plz!!! His outfit!!! Have u ever seen them live? The guy shows his behind! The guy cant stop... You see him here *blinks* Now he is there*Blinks* Now he has no clothes on. God Of Rock, he is everywhere. He is like the bunny from the Energizer commercials... He just keeps on going, and going, and going, and going *voice fades away but you can still hear the "going"*

if you want to go look at a guys ass, feel free. But it really doesn't mean his better than Freddie.

And we are talking about frontmen, not guitarists.

paulmacaroni
12-20-2005, 03:26 PM
id prob have 2 say trey anastasio

rocktilludrop
12-20-2005, 11:39 PM
axl rose but in the real gn'r days

KeithAngus
12-21-2005, 12:21 AM
if you want to go look at a guys ass, feel free. But it really doesn't mean his better than Freddie.

And we are talking about frontmen, not guitarists.
A guitarist can still be a frontman... A frontman is the person that leads the band (Not saying that Malcolm, Phil,Brian or Cliff are not important!!)

ToolBass_dude
12-21-2005, 07:49 AM
A guitarist can still be a frontman... A frontman is the person that leads the band (Not saying that Malcolm, Phil,Brian or Cliff are not important!!)

guitarists indeed, can be frontmen. But only when they are the singer as well (James Hetfield for example).

:)

009
12-21-2005, 02:38 PM
Roger Daltrey!

FooNoodles
12-24-2005, 05:50 PM
Jim Morrison was the greatist. He tested all the limits.

rushman55
12-24-2005, 06:15 PM
i would say that ozzy osbourne, freddie mercury, and roger daltrey are the greatest classic rock frontman. If chris cornell was part of classic rock he would be up their, he is one good frontman.

Evil Kid 93
12-24-2005, 06:59 PM
A guitarist can still be a frontman... A frontman is the person that leads the band (Not saying that Malcolm, Phil,Brian or Cliff are not important!!)

No, no...no. The frontman is the dude standing at the front of the band. Angus kinda moves around to every which location at unmeasurable speeds. He may be the image of the band, but Brian is the frontman (just like Bon was the frontman).

As for ultimate frontman...I'll have to go with Bon Scott. The guy had so much charisma onstage, he was great. It's kinda hard to believe he died, just considering how full of life he always seemed when performing.

FreddieMercury
12-24-2005, 10:47 PM
good voice=good entertainer like when freddie did his DAYOS and reached those amazingly high notes with the crowd doing it with him just amazing

DownDark
12-24-2005, 11:08 PM
Freddie Mercury without a doubt, along with Mick Jagger and James Brown

beau05
01-23-2006, 04:25 AM
David Lee Roth, or Mick Jagger

Amy_Lee
05-02-2006, 12:23 PM
Oooof...toughie...

Have 2 think about that one... :D

distilledspirit
05-02-2006, 04:04 PM
I say Jagger

Amy_Lee
05-02-2006, 04:22 PM
meh...actually....

any guitar-playing frontmen...not because I'm a girl and I find them sexy, some axe-front-men are ugly buggers.

Gezus666
05-02-2006, 07:31 PM
Freddie, hands down, followed my Ozzy and Plant

Cptbeefheart
05-02-2006, 07:34 PM
Either Freddie or Bruce Springsteen.

ZoSoII_13
05-02-2006, 07:55 PM
Roger Daltrey is amazing.

Klash
05-02-2006, 08:52 PM
Mick Jagger i'd say.

Pharoah
05-02-2006, 09:38 PM
Either Freddy or Bruce Sprigsteen.

*Gasp*

It's Freddie! Not Freddy! But, yes, I'd say he is the best frontman. Or Gary Numan :D His dances are hilarious.

Cptbeefheart
05-02-2006, 09:49 PM
WOW, I cant believe I did that. I am so ashamed. Please take my life now. I'm in the Queen fan club too.
*Goes to edit post*

kep189
05-02-2006, 11:09 PM
My vote goes to either Ozzy, Freddie, or David Lee Roth.

Music_Is_God!
05-04-2006, 03:46 PM
A lot of people have put up Freddie Mercury, but in my opinion he isn't all that good. I bet many of you have only posted that up because you hear his praise so much all over the praise, not because you actually have thought about it, you've just gone along with the view. In my opinion, it has to be Ozzy!

Diversity
05-04-2006, 11:47 PM
lol bruce SPRIGSTEEN.

Acϵ♠
05-05-2006, 12:34 AM
Bono hands down.

Cptbeefheart
05-05-2006, 07:59 AM
Ya, I really couldnt spell that day.

blues_rocker
05-05-2006, 03:43 PM
Freddie

Big_MC
06-26-2006, 08:38 PM
Mick Jagger is the man.....Plants a close second for me

Duane_Allman
06-27-2006, 12:56 PM
Man I can't belive no one has said Ronnie Van Zant.

paintITblack39
06-28-2006, 01:55 PM
Freddie Mercury?
Robert Plant?
W. Axl Rose?
Mick Jagger?
Roger Daltery?
Or any other?


Who's the best?
I think Axl Rose shouldn't even be mentioned in this forum.

Anyway, It has to be Freddie Mercury. The guy had frontman written all over him.

me_and_my_esp
06-28-2006, 02:00 PM
AH Roger Daltreeeeeey

or maybe im a little biased :p:

well, Roger Daltrey and Mick Jagger are 2 of the best frontmen because they've got (or had) the

a) sex appeal
b) voices
c) overall talent
d) physicallity (movement)
e) signature moves
f) connection with the fans

distilledspirit
06-28-2006, 03:33 PM
^I agree.

Gibson_Rocker13
06-28-2006, 06:31 PM
plant wins my vote hands down

marvelboy_04
06-29-2006, 11:07 AM
all of those are fantastic singers, some in different ways

Cpt.Jackass
06-29-2006, 02:07 PM
Freddie Mercury, although I don't like Queen all that much, *Prepares to run and hide*

Freddie was the Ultimate Frontman.

motleycruefan
06-30-2006, 12:23 AM
Axl Rose any time before the about '93. Mick Jagger is probably the best all time though

LongBow
06-30-2006, 04:10 AM
Freddy.

obilisk
07-01-2006, 07:37 AM
freddy definatly had the best voice, but for the best showmanship, probably axl

ScarredFaith
07-02-2006, 01:28 AM
Robert Plant.
I can't believe so few people have said this.
Plant makes you want to have sex.

Triumph_Fan
07-02-2006, 06:06 PM
Sebastian Bach rocks!!!!

me_and_my_esp
07-02-2006, 06:31 PM
Sebastian Bach rocks!!!!

but he's not classic rock!!!!