Kerrang! Names Letlive. Frontman Greatest Rockstar In The World

Kerrang! places letlive.'s frontman, Jason Aalon Butler at the top of list in their cover feature, "The 50 Greatest Rockstars In The World Today."

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Kerrang! places letlive.'s frontman, Jason Aalon Butler at the top of list in their cover feature, "The 50 Greatest Rockstars In The World Today."

Hyper-charged, high-energy passion and hard work collide in letlive., making them one of the most respected and anticipated bands out there today. Appearing alongside Epitaph labelmate Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon at #2 and Metallica's Lars Ulrich at #3, letlive. proves that enduring hardships, staying genuine and true to their music pays off.

"Rockstars of the world raise your game, Jason Aalon Butler certainly is. If you don't he'll be out of sight by the time this list comes around again next year." (Kerrang!) "It does of course help that his band is simply outstanding." (Kerrang!)

letlive. are currently on tour with Underoath in the US until August 12th and will make a quick stop in Los Angeles on Aug 20th for the Sunset Strip Music Festival. In November, the band will hit the US roads again with Pierce the Veil and Miss May I for two months, continuing down their path towards success.

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    xgoliath
    Its sad that no one here knows of this band. I honestly believe that he deserves that spot, just for the versatility of his vocals and the energy and emotion that he shows when he performs. He truly is an excellent frontman. Also, EVERYONE LISTEN TO THIS FUCKING BAND. YOU'RE MISSING OUT ON SOMETHING BRILLIANT IF YOU DON'T.
    Jumpup
    have any of you bothered to listen to Jason or his band letlive? Fake History is one of theb est albums ive heard in a very very long time...
    cnote430
    Well, I saw letlive last night in San Antonio with Underoath, and Jason Butler really is an AMAZING frontman. And my friend and I hung out with him for a while between sets, and he's so cool, and as nice as he could be. But yeah, letlive is great, Jason is great, but f*ck kerrang.
    etidiot92
    Oh my god it's not my favorite Dad rock lead man! How dare them! If you see Jason live you'd see why he is number one.
    rodgab3
    i think its great that jason got named that. i dont really read kerrang cuase it doesnt catch my attention, but the guys in this band are good friends of mine. i really care less what anybody says, but their shows are amazing, jason trully puts everything into his stage presence. which many bands lack nowadays.
    Psychaberration
    it's funny how out of touch you all are when that's the first thing you blurt out. accusations of ignorance are usually spouted by ignorant minds. lars isn't even a rockstar, hasn't been in years, he's a housebroken, middle aged man, the way he should be. it's the passion of youth that drives "rockstars". jason butler is such an infectious, entertaining, intense, authentic persona, and everyone who actually sees him realizes it.
    uberpseudonymou
    I'm flabbergasted that so many people are quick to put Jason and letlive. down when they haven't even given them a listen. I've had the extreme pleasure of seeing them live twice and I even spoke with Jason briefly, they're amazing performers and they put out great music with a lot of emotion behind it. Don't be *****s and have an open mind.
    Jumpup
    Jumpup :
    POSTED: 08/05/2011 - 02:17 pm / quote | this is why.
    ismellfunny13
    Only recently got into them but far out they are amazing! Pity I didn't know them when they came to Australia.
    mrandyk
    I don't know who this guy is, but the list is obviously bogus if Lars Ulrich is number 3. Does anyone actually like Lars?
    slaveskinJACKET
    Biggest Rockstars in the America Right Now 1) Jason Aldean (*uncontrollable vomit) 2) Chad Kroeger (*slight wince) 3) Lady GaGa (*impressed by her image and ability, yet disgusted by her music) -- I'm joking, but I think this is more accurate that the list Kerrang! made. Each of these three is more successful than the first two from Kerrang!, and they are all closer to the epitome of the term 'rockstar' than anyone one Kerrang!'s list.
    SumFX
    I have no idea who this guy or letlive are. But then again if it's a Kerrang buzz band i really don't want to anyway.
    FenderMetal79
    Hahaha woww now I know what disturbed is talking about. What is the rock and metal music world coming to.
    Engel22
    Yet more proof of how Kerrang! have sunk, even the Titanic sank with more grace and dignity!
    robbie-rocks
    Engel22 wrote: Yet more proof of how Kerrang! have sunk, even the Titanic sank with more grace and dignity!
    Too right, really gone down hill past fews. Focusing on shit and more shit. Having said that letlive are a pretty good band, but nothing new in my opinion.
    FearOfTheDuck
    AEnima18 wrote: And this is why I don't buy Kerrang! any more. So out of touch.
    Out of touch with what? Covering contemporary music? Go buy terrorizer if you want the same old shit all the time. And this list is Greatest Rockstars. In Jason Aalon's case, he is one of the greatest frontmen to emerge in years. And in Lars' case, he is a big mouthed moron who drummed on the best metal albums ever made. Total rockstars!
    FenderMetal79
    Is this a joke?? Like seriously wtf woww i would never buy a Kerrang! Magazine this is proof that they are ****ing idiots Oli sykes in front of a metallica member thats a shame Kerrang literally knows nothing about rock and metal.
    maleficus333
    ...never heard of the frontman or the band before, looked them up on yout tube and...they're terrible! I feel bad for saying that 'coz eery band has its own dedicated followers but really?! This guy seems like a cocky, arrogant punk who's trying to be like Oly Sykes and that's not a good thing. What about Corey Taylor? Myles Kennedy? John 5?
    AEnima18
    FearOfTheDuck wrote: AEnima18 wrote: And this is why I don't buy Kerrang! any more. So out of touch. Out of touch with what? Covering contemporary music? Go buy terrorizer if you want the same old shit all the time. And this list is Greatest Rockstars. In Jason Aalon's case, he is one of the greatest frontmen to emerge in years. And in Lars' case, he is a big mouthed moron who drummed on the best metal albums ever made. Total rockstars!
    I don't care much for Terrorizer, or even Metal Hammer, I've got a broader music taste than those magazines cover. I just think Kerrang! has become a magazine that promotes teeny/emo bands and is just always aimed at 12-17 year olds. There are plenty of "Rockstars" that are alive today that have more credentials than some guy from a band that have barely been around yet.
    Bezza27
    Gene Simmons, and Rob Halford came behind a guy I have never heard of and don't want to after this.
    metalme31
    Lars Ulrich number 3? I love Metallica... hell, they're even my favorite band! But Lars is a complete prick! I've seen them live a few times and I've been close enough to say hi a couple of times. Each time he had this "I'm tired of this, I don't appreciate you, I don't want to waste my breath saying hi to you" attitude. It's basically, give me your money first and I'll pretend for a second your not a total waste of space, with him. Karma will strike when hes least expecting it James deserves the spot if any out of the guys.
    Audioslave95
    letlive. are fantastic, but Kerrang shouldn't spoil them. He's a nutcase on stage, but he's far from a rockstar.