The Best Frontmen in Rock Bands/Musicians
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The Best Frontmen in Rock

List Criteria: Only rock singers. No bands. Do not include other genres

Giving out the title of best frontman in rock is like crowning someone the king of rock and roll. There are so many factors that go into deciding the greatest front man (or woman) in rock that dubbing just one the head of all rock royalty seems nearly impossible. And yet, like the Highlander, there can be only one.

What makes a lead singer the best frontman in rock? Is it the rock singer with the best stage presence or does being the front man of the best live band in rock history automatically propel you to the top of the list of the best frontmen in rock? Does being one of the greatest singers of all time get you the title of greatest frontman? That's up to the music-loving masses to vote on.

Who is the best lead singer in rock? Who is the top rock frontman ever? Who are the best frontmen in rock? This is the place to vote for your favorite rock singers and vote down the overrated rock singers who you don't think have a place among the greatest rock frontmen. If your favorite lead singer or frontman is missing from the list of the top rock frontmen, make sure to add them and get them in the running for the rock talent ever.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly Queen

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock Led Zeppelin

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Dance-rock Rolling Stones

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock The Doors

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    often listed Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock Black Sabbath

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    added by RodneyBlair Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop The Who

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    added by DouglasReed Blues-rock, Pop music, Heavy metal Aerosmith

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music The Beatles

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    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock Van Halen

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock The Beatles

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk U2

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    added by RodneyBlair Heavy metal, Hard rock Guns N Roses

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    added by RoyGoldammer Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal AC/DC

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    Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock Nirvana

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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal Metallica

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    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    often listed & added by zxray Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock The E Street Band

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    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock Alice Cooper

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae Cream

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    Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music Bon Jovi

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    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music Fleetwood Mac

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    ranked low on reranks & added by StaceyHaza Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge Foo Fighters

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    added by zxray Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music The Heartbreakers

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    added by DerekStowell Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock Pearl Jam

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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal Black Sabbath

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    added by DouglasReed Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock Journey

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    Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave The Police

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    Folk rock, Progressive rock, Art rock Pink Floyd

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop Creedence Clearwater Revival

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    added by DArdayhan Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock Iron Maiden

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    added by hasrvwill Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock Pink Floyd

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    Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop Soundgarden

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    Punk rock The Ramones

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    added by ConnieStarnes New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock Duran Duran

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    added by Coolza New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave Blondie

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge Buffalo Springfield

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    added by Demon_Boy Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal AC/DC

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    often listed Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk The Stooges

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    Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal Judas Priest

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    added by hasrvwill Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music Genesis

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    Rock music, Southern rock Lynyrd Skynyrd

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    Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock Van Halen

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    New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    added by flashbaxter Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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