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Who Is the Best Rock Singer of All Time?

Music 2011/04/15 21:51:26
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Rolling Stone asked its readers to vote on the best rock singer of all time, and the results are in. Check out their list and let us know your top pick for the best rock vocalist.

1. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
2. Freddie Mercury (Queen)
3. Bono (U2)
4. Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)
5. Jim Morrison (The Doors)
6. Roger Daltrey (The Who)
7. Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
8. John Lennon (The Beatles)
9. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
10. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

We're not sure what Bono is doing so high up there, either...

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  • Any Vale 2014/03/22 01:22:51
    None of the above
    Any Vale
    It is a crime that is not on this list, the king of rock n roll Elvis Presley Kurt Cobain ... just made ​​a record, as may be there? shame on his career because he drugged and suicide for lack of personality ... that Elvis lack of knowledge and inspired all these is the greatest artist of all time, but no matter this ridiculous list king never ceased to be the King!
  • andy.williams.9250595 2013/12/25 18:36:01
    None of the above
    andy.williams.9250595
    Freddy is #1 on this list, but Meatloaf and Steve Perry were left out
  • Nikki 2013/08/19 15:30:00
    None of the above
    Nikki
    +1
    As much as I want to say Chris Cornell...I'm going with Layne Staley. His vocals on Love Hate Love, you can't beat that. A close second for me would also be Maynard James Keenan, you can't slight his voice.
  • callum 2013/04/16 16:19:44
    None of the above
    callum
    +1
    George Harrison?
  • Johnny 2013/01/12 04:33:44
    None of the above
    Johnny
    Chester Bennington \m/
  • christopher.l.jenkins 2012/11/21 14:00:18
    None of the above
    christopher.l.jenkins
    Nobody ever includes Steve Marriott from The Small Faces and Humble Pie!
  • verra l... christo... 2012/12/16 23:03:15
    verra lancaster
    gee what a grea choice the guy is amazing i have the record of humble pie because of steve marriott
  • christo... verra l... 2012/12/26 21:08:02
    christopher.l.jenkins
    He was a truly amazing singer!
  • axl 2012/10/29 20:23:59
    None of the above
    axl
    Where the heck is Axl Rose ?
  • verra l... axl 2012/12/16 23:04:45
  • andy.wi... axl 2014/08/15 02:29:53
    andy.williams.9250595
    Not on any best of List needs to stay that way he isn't close to any of the above mentioned
  • Jeanka 2012/09/24 16:27:43
    Freddie Mercury
    Jeanka
    Freddie Mercury by a long shot. Reason being he had the most musical diversity in his singing, most of the other vocalist stuck with their own genre, while Freddie jumped from Hard Rock, to Opera, to Gospel, to Jazz and eventually even Disco. Freddie has one of the most soothing and easy to hear voices in musical history, and not only that, but the passion he has for every song he sang is unrivaled. LONG LIVE QUEEN.
  • verra l... Jeanka 2012/12/16 23:07:13
    verra lancaster
    actually he had pure class and was probably hard to fit him into some kind of genre like ry cooder as a guitarist
  • andy.wi... Jeanka 2013/12/25 18:45:48
    andy.williams.9250595
    I agree with everything you say bout Freddy he as great and deserves to be at or near the top of every Vocals List, got to see him twice when I was younger. But Meat Loaf did a those things too. He put so much into his shows he actually had to stop as they were taking to much out of him.
  • andy.wi... Jeanka 2014/08/15 02:31:08
    andy.williams.9250595
    Totally agree but MeatLoaf is very close
  • verra lancaster 2012/09/08 01:34:09
    None of the above
    verra lancaster
    love eddie vedder. in german his name vedder means feather and he could nock me over with a vedder
  • andrew.karr.3 2012/08/15 00:07:28 (edited)
    None of the above
    andrew.karr.3
    bruce dickinson

    sebastian bach

    ronnie james dio

    steve perry

    brad delp

    ian gillan

    ann wilson

    grace slick

    SHOULD ALL BE ON THIS LIST
  • verra l... andrew.... 2012/09/08 01:29:17
    verra lancaster
    no i think sabastian, steve perry in fact all are good, but if you look at range and control with out straining rob halford, sammy hagar freddy mercury biily squire and more that havent been given thier dues, sabastian singing i remember you is remorable but the rest he seem to be screaming cheers verra
  • andy.wi... andrew.... 2014/08/15 23:25:11
    andy.williams.9250595
    First time I have seen anyone mention Brad Delp What a Loss, he deserves to be in the top 10 you forgot MeatLoaf though he too had an amazing voice, Perry was a great pick too I don't see how some of these even made it on the top ten list about half don't belong
  • glenn moreau 2012/08/13 15:44:19
    None of the above
    glenn moreau
    +1
    how about ann wilson.
  • Francisca Gómez 2012/07/09 04:26:53 (edited)
    None of the above
    Francisca Gómez
    +3
    Layne Staley is the Best.

    lts
  • Liz Hamilton 2012/06/28 17:20:57
    None of the above
    Liz Hamilton
    Are you kidding? Isn't the question who is the "best"? Where are Sebastian Bach, Steve Perry and Axl Rose?
  • neil underwood 2012/06/22 00:24:59
    None of the above
    neil underwood
    Maynard Keenan dummies
  • virgo75 2012/06/05 21:28:54
    None of the above
    virgo75
    Sebastian Bach.
  • Mick 2012/05/15 16:52:03
    None of the above
    Mick
    Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull - in his prime, the best male voice in rock and roll.
  • Brittany Foxx 2012/05/13 02:47:26
    Freddie Mercury
    Brittany Foxx
    Out of these.
  • William Idle 2012/05/07 08:59:43
    None of the above
    William Idle
    Where is Steven Tyler? I would put him in the top three.
  • wale63 2012/05/03 14:58:15
    None of the above
    wale63
    John Fogerty
  • Evan Jo... wale63 2013/05/27 02:39:56
    Evan Johnson
    +2
    Thank you, finally
  • Rachel 2012/05/03 07:31:10
    Chris Cornell
    Rachel
    I love all the rockers on the list.

    But I love Cornell best.

    chris cornell like a stone
  • TheManwithNoName 2012/05/03 03:54:56
    Robert Plant
    TheManwithNoName
    +1
    Who in their right mind would vote for Bono??
  • andy.wi... TheManw... 2014/08/15 02:36:09
    andy.williams.9250595
    LOL I agree
  • Wayne TH G 333 2012/05/03 00:32:36
    Robert Plant
    Wayne TH G 333
  • andy.wi... Wayne T... 2014/08/15 02:36:32
    andy.williams.9250595
    Are you kidding
  • HippiesKnowAll 2012/05/02 17:11:34
    None of the above
    HippiesKnowAll
    Most of the above and many more.
  • Booッ 2012/05/02 16:03:34
    John Lennon
    Booッ
    Hands down.
  • andy.wi... Booッ 2014/08/15 02:37:38
    andy.williams.9250595
    Maybe one of the best writers but singers a JOKE
  • Tony 2012/05/02 10:26:39
    None of the above
    Tony
  • Howard Tony 2012/08/17 16:26:14
    Howard
    +1
    Outstanding pick!
  • Tony Howard 2012/08/17 18:03:24
    Tony
    thanks!
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