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Funny thought. Off the top of my head, I could think of a bunch of prog/power/hair metal vocalists I'd like to see in a duel to see who can pull off the highest-pitched notes, cleanly, without screaming or cracking up:

Timo Kotipelto – Stratovarius
James LaBrie – Dream Theater
Michael Kiske – Helloween
Jim Gillette – Nitro


So who else could join that list? Let's find songs by these guys and compare them in terms of notation, etc.
#3
stu block-into eternity

Check out timeless winter

on youtube

he is also a growler, death metal vocalist, and clean vocalist

that song shows off all his vocal ability

he was originally an opera singer

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#4
so... what about Freddie Mercury? he deserves to be on these kinds of lists...

and who was it... steve perry. him and brad delp of boston.
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Geddy Lee and > Brad Delp <

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Matt Barlow from Iced Earth
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Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge (I know) in his old days!
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I nominate the guy from Journey! Sing with me: "Just a small town boy..."
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#12
oh there are so much, and so much bad ones...

Some good ones that should be mentioned:

Roy Kahn - Kamelot
Andi Derris - Helloween
Michael Kiske - Helloween
Kai Hansen - Helloween / Gamma Ray
Geoff Tate - Queensryche
Tony Kakko - Sonata Arctica
Jorn Lande - Masterplan / Solo / Ark
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I nominate the guy from Journey! Sing with me: "Just a small town boy..."

wasn't it small town girl? whos livin' in a lonely world...

it's a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit.

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Funny thought. Off the top of my head, I could think of a bunch of prog/power/hair metal vocalists I'd like to see in a duel to see who can pull off the highest-pitched notes, cleanly, without screaming or cracking up:

Timo Kotipelto – Stratovarius
James LaBrie – Dream Theater
Michael Kiske – Helloween
Jim Gillette – Nitro


So who else could join that list? Let's find songs by these guys and compare them in terms of notation, etc.


Check out Dave Lepard of Crashdïet... Insane.
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wasn't it small town girl? whos livin' in a lonely world...

it's a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit.



I am shamed by my lack of knowledge!

Tim 'Ripper' Owens also get a vote from me.
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#17
King Diamond comes to mind. Maybe Rob Halford, but its hard to tell how much of it is screaming. Sting has a really high pitched voice, almost annoyingly so on the early Police albums. Prince tends to use a high pitched voice too, especially for backing vocals.
#18
Next to a few already mentioned:

Daniel Gildenlow from Pain of Salvation
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Rob Halford wins this one hands down I think, I've heard Kiske and Gildenlow and most of the others mentioned here but the stuff Halford acheives on Priest's Sad Wings Of Destiny is just insane. Dreamer Deceiver and Victim Of Changes specifically. I've never heard anyone else sing (not scream) that high. His screams came in on Priest's later stuff.
#21
Chuck Schuldiner in his later days.
Especially Live in LA (Death & Raw), and on Sound Of Perseverance (mainly the Painkiller cover!)

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#22
Don Dokken. Check out the live version of Paris is Burning. At the end of that song he lets it rip and hits this note so cleanly, its pretty sweet.
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Quote by DaFjory
Funny thought. Off the top of my head, I could think of a bunch of prog/power/hair metal vocalists I'd like to see in a duel to see who can pull off the highest-pitched notes, cleanly, without screaming or cracking up:

Timo Kotipelto – Stratovarius
James LaBrie – Dream Theater
Michael Kiske – Helloween
Jim Gillette – Nitro


So who else could join that list? Let's find songs by these guys and compare them in terms of notation, etc.


what about Jon Anderson from Yes. he's got a pretty high voice and it's got as clean a tone as they come.
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I'd have to say either Geddy Lee or Claudio Sanchez.
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High pitches Falsetto, or real vocals?

if 2nd: The beach boys ftw

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rob halford, the guy who replaced him (cant remember his name), and ronny james dio

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#30
Jim Gillette.

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Jim Gillette.

End of thread.


Basically you're right – it should be! I mean, the guy used to break glass with his voice after all.
#32
Yeah, didn't they have something on Mythbusters about that? And the guy who was singing to break the glass was trained by Gillette?

I'm thinking they would have got Jim himself, but of course now he's bald and we know that his hair gave him his singing powers.


EDIT: Where's the Nitro thread gice? I mean, come on!
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Funny thought. Off the top of my head, I could think of a bunch of prog/power/hair metal vocalists I'd like to see in a duel to see who can pull off the highest-pitched notes, cleanly, without screaming or cracking up:

Timo Kotipelto – Stratovarius
James LaBrie – Dream Theater
Michael Kiske – Helloween
Jim Gillette – Nitro


So who else could join that list? Let's find songs by these guys and compare them in terms of notation, etc.


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Oh and if you count hair metal, Sebastian Bach of Skidrow goes purrty damn high too
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Basically you're right – it should be! I mean, the guy used to break glass with his voice after all.


now correct me if i'm wrong, but wasn't his voice amplified in someway when he did this?
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#39
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rob halford, the guy who replaced him (cant remember his name), and ronny james dio


Tim 'Ripper' Owens, now doing vocals for Iced Earth I believe.
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#40
Ronnie James Dio??? Probably one of the most influencial to all the singers mentioned in this thread....
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