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Hopefully this is in the right thread, but I was wondering if you guys could give me any goods bands where the lead singer has really incredible stage presence? I'm trying to work on mine, so I'm just looking for some ideas, and maybe a few pointers. I've been watching Axl Rose (whether you like G'NR or not, you have to admit he has stage presence) and Robert Plant, so any others would be great. Thanks
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Definately check out Alice Cooper, He is so awesome(Went to his concert in Vernon, ****ing amazing). Also, Lenny Kravitz. He has lots of balls, In Kelowna he went all around the hockey rink walking during a song(forget the name).
#5
Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, James Hetfield, Bruce Dickinson, Phil Alsemo, Roger Daltry, Ozzy Osbourne.

There's some of em.
#6
Hopefully no one kills me for this but Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day can definitely get a crowd worked up. If you want to find ways to get a crowd involved I'd check him out.
#7
as weird as it may seem, Doug Robb from Hoobastank has excellent stage presence and energy. it would be worth while to check him out.
#9
Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden once said in a documentary something he had learned from his idol, Ian Gillan (Deep Purple).

"Look 'em in the eye!"
Basically you gotta just communicate with the crowd is what he's saying.
#10
David Byron (RIP) who was the first singer with Uriah Heep. No-one I ever saw commanded an audience like him. Should be some youtube clips.
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#11
All Idols Fall.

Seriously, youtube one of their gigs. They're pretty new, but their singer has the biggest stage presence of any band I've ever seen, especially for a band that's usually the first support.
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#12
The key is to be natural, confident, and powerful. Just believe in your own omnipitent energy and get up there and give it to the crowd.
#13
Vince Neil(Motley Crue)
Steven Tyler(Aerosmith)
Phil Anselmo(Pantera)
Sebastian Bach(Skid Row)
Bruce Dickinson(Iron Maiden)
Rob Zombie(White Zombie/solo)
Steve Whiteman(Kix)
Phil Lewis(L.A. Guns)
Jizzy Pearl(Love/Hate)

all of which are incredible vocalist(each is unique of course) and get the crowd watching them at all times, do it right though. Dont rip anyone off and dont act like an asshole you can only do that when u make it lol.
#14
I still think the best frontmen are/were Roger Daltrey and Robert Plant. Hands down.
They evoke this energy when they get onstage that makes them seems a thousand times larger than they are.
#15
Marilyn Manson during the bands "Antichrist Superstar" and "Mechanical Animals" eras. Just look up songs like "Angel with the scabbed wings" and "Antichrist Superstar" on youtube (especially during the "Dead to the World" tour, there's a great upload from a show in Hamilton, Canada), very good stage presence.
#16
Bruce Springsteen has great stage presence. As does Freddie Mercury, Kurt Kobain, ect.
#17
Mick Jaggar, Axl, and David Lee Roth instantly come to mind.
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The reason Jim Morrison had such awesome stage presence, was because you never knew what the **** he was going to do that night.

He could stand there with his back to the audience and just alternate between singing and swigging from a bottle of whiskey.

Or he would be staring at the audience like a crazy person, do a native american war dance between vocal parts, yell obscenities at the audience, and swig from a bottle of whiskey. Sometimes he would even just take out his penis and yell "Your all a bunch of ****in slaves!" at the audience.

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Sometimes he would even just take out his penis and yell "Your all a bunch of ****in slaves!" at the audience.


"The confusion and taunts led to some out-of-control situations, such as Morrison allegedly exposing his penis, which resulted in an abrupt end to the show after only one hour."

As far as I'm aware, there was no-one on or near the stage who saw Morrison do this. I'm fairly sure I've read statements from people saying that Morrison told the crowd that he was going to show them his penis, then stuck a finger through his fly.
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Nick Cave
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#21
papa roaches lead singer, I saw them open for a7x and they (the opening band) were way more energetic, He ran out onto the floor into the seats, across the floor to the other side of the rink (it was at a hocky stadium), while singing the entire time, I don't like there music much but they're fun to watch.
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that dude from the who... check out the way he twists the mic
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#24
... but in the end just should just do what's natural to you.

do not imitate your idols' things, like scream for me *city* (dickinson) or how does it feel to be alive? (hetfield)

Come up with your own stuff

If you steal and somebody will notice they'll just take you for a fanboy. so would I at least
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The guy from Iron Maiden
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... but in the end just should just do what's natural to you.

do not imitate your idols' things, like scream for me *city* (dickinson) or how does it feel to be alive? (hetfield)

Come up with your own stuff

If you steal and somebody will notice they'll just take you for a fanboy. so would I at least


i agree, but axl rose stole the snake dance from some dude on the sunset strip, and no one notices, or cares. he'd just pogo around like the sex pistols 'singer' before that. then he became a frontman god.

thread hijack: how do you command an audience when you play guitar and sing and cant move away from the mic stand?
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thread hijack: how do you command an audience when you play guitar and sing and cant move away from the mic stand?

Dry hump the mic.
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thread hijack: how do you command an audience when you play guitar and sing and cant move away from the mic stand?

look at the crowd. if you can see them, look at people in the eye.

if you ever saw School of Rock, the power stance is something to try out to.

the key is to take up as much space as you can, and try to look power full. no looking at your fret board. whenever you get a chance, grab the mic stand and move around a little.
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One name:
Howard Jones from Killswitch Engage and Blood Has Been Shed
That guy ****ing commands the crowd. One of the best performer and stage presence I've seen.

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Seconding:
Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Roger Daltry (The Who)

Those two guys pretty much wrote the book on rock stage presence. Untouchable. Everyone else just tries to be like them.

Adding:

Jon Bon Jovi - Seriously.... I saw them and wasn't expecting much. I was blown away. That man commands a crowd such that all he has to do is make a gesture with one of his hands and the whole place just explodes. Un-friggin'-believable.

Obscure artist - guy from Indiana named Henry Lee Summer. He had some success back late '80's/early '90's. For the first while, you watch and think he's a whack-job. After that, you're fully engaged in his energy and how much fun he is having on stage. Also, very personable and totally unpretentious. You leave the show feeling like you've just met the most genuinely warm and funny guy.

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