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I hope this hasn't been done to death. I even searched for it. But who, in your opinion are the top 10 vocalists in rock history?

Here's mine...

1) Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
2) Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
3) Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath)
4) Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
5) Freddy Mercury (Queen)
6) Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings, solo)
7) Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)
8) Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of Dog, solo)
9) Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, and many more :-x)
10) David Lee Roth (Van Halen, solo)

This could always just be an opinion thing though.
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1 john Garcia Kyuss/hermano/slo-burn/unida
2 Mark Lannigan Screeming trees/Solo/QOTSA
3 Freddy Mercury Queen
4 Glenn Danzig Danzig/Samhain/misfits
5 Gavin Hayes Dredg
6 Layne Stalie(sp) Alice in Chains/Mad Season
7 Les Claypool Primus/Oysterhead/....
8 Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath/Solo
9 Page Hamilton Helmet/Ghandi/solo
10 josh homme QOTSA/Desert Sessions

those are my favorite, in no particular order
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Freddy Mercury deserves the #1 spot, he was the person that was behind composing Queen's music. And that range! woo he's amazing.
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I agree with Jack Bruce, he's one of my favourite singers.
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1. cornell
2. maynard james keenan
3. homme
4. plant
5. clapton
6. zack de la rocha...guy knows how to get a crowd goin
7. Jack White
8. Ben from Breaking Benjamin
9. cobain
10. robert fripp...not really a vocalist/frontman, but he's a god...
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id say michael stipe from REM was the best - the guys got an awesome voice

others would be...

Axl - guns n roses
the guy from crash test dummies, dont know his name and while they may have been 1 hit wonders the guy had a great voice
freddy mercury
ozzy osbourne
bruce springsteen
jim morrison
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I never cared for Daltrey's voice... he was my least favorite in the Who

And those who say Cobain... just wow. WOW.
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fr0zen, while i agree that mercury was pretty amazing, i wouldnt call him the man behind composing queen's music-- all 4 of them wrote #1 hits, and all 4 contributed a lot to just about everything they did. that said, freddie was an amazing vocalist and frontman, and would occupy my #1 spot on this list.

i'd also have to throw in carl/brian wilson (actually all the beach boys... amazing harmony), robert plant, jim morrison (just for the primal screams and such, mostly his voice wasnt too special), art garfunkel, meat loaf (for sheer power), steve perry, in no particular order. and bob dylan.

(yes, im just kidding about dylan)
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1.) Freddy Mercury
2.) Eric Clapton
3.) Robert Plant
4.) Axl Rose
5.) John Lenon
6.) Paul McCartney
7.) Mick Jager
8.) Steven Tyler
9.) Steve Vai (not really a vocalist, but he has a great voice)
10.) Bob Dylan (I realley like his voice)
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Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
David Gilmour
Paul McCartney
Robert Plant
Roger Daltrey
Jonsi (Sigur Ros)
John Lennon
Elliott Smith
James Labrie (Dream Theater)
Axl Rose
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Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Ron Rinehart (Dark Angel)
Ishahn (Emperor)
Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)
King Diamond (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond)
Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
James Labrie (Dream Theater)
Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
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In no particular order:

1. Sting (The Police, Sting)
2. Freddie Mercury (Queen)
3. David Lee Roth (Van Halen, DLR)
4. Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)
5. David Gahan (Depeche Mode)
6. Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
7. Davey Havoc (AFI)
8. John Lennon (The Beatles)
9. Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
10. Bob Dylan
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Angus Young and Bon Scott - AC/DC
Lemmy - Motorhead
Everyone in the original KISS
Freddie Mercury- Queen
Dio - Dio/Sabbath
Bruce Springsteen
Justin Hawkins - Darkness

All great frontmen imo!
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Brandon Boyd - Incubus
Matt Bellamy - Muse
Chris Cornell
Zach de le Rocha
Kurt Cobain wasn't bad
Maynard James Keenan - Tool/APC
Eddie Vedder
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James Dean Bradfield from the Manic Street Preachers has to be in there somewhere My personal choice would be

1) Freddie Mercury (Queen)
2) Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
3) James Dean Bradfield (Manics)
4) Robert Plant (Zepp)
5) Matt Bellamy (Muse)
6) Michael Stipe (REM)
7) Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
8) Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
9) Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
10) Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
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1. Morissey - The Smiths
2. Jesse Lacey - Brand New
3. Thom Yorke - Radiohead
4. Conor Oberst - Bright Eyes/Desaparecidos
5. Ben Gibbard - Death Cab For Cutie/The Postal Service
6. Sufjan Stevens - Sufjan Stevens
7. Tim Kasher - Cursive
8. Jonsi - Sigur Ros
9. Jenny Lewis - Rilo Kiley
10. Karen O. - Yeah Yeah Yeah's
11. Kele Obereke - Bloc Party

(i am aware that there are eleven)
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1. Sebastian Bach - Skid Row
2. Axl Rose - Guns N Roses
3. Rob Halford - Judas Priest
4. James LaBrie - Dream Theater
5. Geddy Lee - Rush
6. Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin
7. Layne Staley - Alice In Chains
8. David Lee Roth - Van Halen
9. Mick Jagger - Rolling Stones
10. Steven Tyler - Aerosmith
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Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow/Sabbath/Dio
Rob Halford - Judas Priest
Jim Morrison - Doors
Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden
Freddie Mercury - Queen
Ian Gillan - Deep Purple
David Gilmour - Pink Floyd
James LaBrie - Dream Theater
Joe Strummer - Clash
Robert Plant - Zeppelin

basically in order I guess.
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come on people... you're supposed to be posting the top 10 frontmen/vocalists of all time, not the frontmen/vocalists of your 10 favorite bands.
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Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
Tom Araya (Slayer)
JR Hayes (Pig Destroyer)
Jay Randall (Agoraphobic Nosebleed)
Mark Greenway (Napalm Death)
Phil Anselmo (Pantera)
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
Max Cavalera (Sepultura)
David Vincent (Morbid Angel)
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Mark Lanegan
Chris Cornell
Layne Staley
Eddie Vedder
Axl Rose
Jim Morrison
Phil Anselmo
Anthony Kiedis
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1 Maynard James Keenan
2 Billy Corgan
3 Jim Morrison
4 Robert Plant
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7 everyone goods already been said
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1 Chris Cornell
2 Robert Plant
3 Eddie Vedder
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5 Anthony Kiedis
6 Maynard James Keenan
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My list (in some sorta order)

1. Kurt Cobain - Nirvana
2. Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin
3. Jim Morrison - The Doors
4. James Hetefield - Metallica
5. Axl Rose - Guns 'n Roses
6. Freddy Mercury - Queen
7. Chris Cornell - Soundgarden
8. Jello Biafra - Dead Kennedys
9. Johnny Rotten - Sex Pistols
10. Iggy Pop - Iggy & The Stooges
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Cedric Bixler-Zavala when At the Drive-In was together. There is no frontman I'd rather watch and listen to, except MAYBE Zack de la Rocha.
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Brent Smith
Eddie Vedder
James Hetfield
Maynard James Keenan
David Drainman
Brad Arnold
Brandon Boyd
Josey Scott
Anothony Kiedis
Shaun Morgan
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Aaron Lewis - Staind
Zakk Wylde - Black LAbel Society or is it PRide and Glory (I should know that)
Scott Wylde - Stone Temple Pilots (Sounded and wrote better before rehab)
Brad Nowell - Sublime
Miles Doughty - Slightly Stoopid
Kyle McDonald - Slightly Stoopid
Aaron Breakfeild - Aaron Breakfeild
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In no order....

Kurt Cobain
Scott Weiland
Chris Cornell
Dave Grohl
Robert Plant
James Hetfield
Bille Joe Armstrong (don't flame me, hes got a **** of alot of stage presence)
Josh Homme
Michael Stipe
Anthony Kleidis
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ozzy has to be up there near the top, as he said himself:

"I'm not the greatest singer in the world, but I do give people

sorry, i know thats not quite ten, but... oh well
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1 - bruce dickinson
2 - freddie mercury
3 - ronnie james dio
4 - james hetfield
5 - sebastian bach
6 - matt tuck (bfmv)
7 - matt heafy (trivium)
8 - alexi laiho (CoB)
9 - ville valo
10 - trent reznor
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Joe Strummer (The Clash)
Johnny Rotten (The Sex Pistols)
Freddie Mercury (Queen)
Bruce Springsteen
Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
The lead singer of The Matches
Gene Simmons
Anthony Keidis (RHCP)
Sting (The Police)
And Blackie Lawless
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In no particular oder:
Johnny Rotten/ Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols)
Kurt Cobian (Nirvana)
Joe Strummer (The Clash)
Iggy Pop (The Stooges, Iggy and The Stooges, Iggy Pop)
Bruce Springsteen
Brian Johnsson/ Angus Young (AC/DC)
Roger Daltrey/ pete Townshend (The Who)
Freddie Mercury (Queen)
Axl Rose (Guns N Roses)
Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver)
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