bands/musicians The Best Frontmen in Rock  

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List Rules Only those who were lead singers of a rock band. No other genres, and no strictly solo acts (or duos).

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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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

The Worst Rock Bands of All Time The Best Drummers of All Time

2
+ - 9,912 3,533
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

3
+ - 6,544 3,723
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

4
+ - 6,782 4,115
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

5
+ - 4,430 3,251
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
+ - 4,527 4,094
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

7
+ - 4,397 3,100
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

8
+ - 4,786 3,511
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Steven Tyler Aerosmith

9
+ - 3,999 3,538
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

10
+ - 4,323 3,932
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

11
+ - 3,626 3,418
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

12
+ - 3,806 2,788
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Scott AC/DC

13
+ - 4,745 3,859
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Axl Rose Guns N Roses

14
+ - 3,608 2,886
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Paul McCartney The Beatles

15
+ - 3,289 3,854
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

The Best Rock Vocalists 16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

16
+ - 3,231 3,060
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

17
+ - 3,276 2,732
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

18
+ - 2,817 2,532
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Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

19
+ - 2,926 2,402
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

20
+ - 3,074 2,224
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eddie Vedder Pearl Jam

21
+ - 2,611 1,958
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

22
+ - 2,425 1,860
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

23
+ - 2,706 2,444
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

24
+ - 2,113 1,900
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

25
+ - 1,984 1,529
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

26
+ - 2,087 1,606
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Gilmour Pink Floyd

27
+ - 2,320 2,013
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie James Dio Black Sabbath

28
+ - 2,265 1,760
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Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

29
+ - 1,959 1,885
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

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30
+ - 2,110 1,900
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

31
+ - 2,217 1,697
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Steve Perry Journey

32
+ - 1,856 1,526
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

33
+ - 1,990 1,916
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

34
+ - 1,491 1,332
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

35
+ - 1,687 1,714
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

36
+ - 1,447 1,756
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

37
+ - 1,310 1,264
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers

38
+ - 1,210 953
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
+ - 1,004 1,111
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

40
+ - 1,550 1,685
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

41
+ - 1,332 1,289
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

42
+ - 1,578 1,595
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Neil Young Buffalo Springfield

43
+ - 1,360 1,388
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Geddy Lee Rush

The Greatest American Rock Bands The Best Late Night Downtown LA Party Spots

44
+ - 1,449 1,366
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Phil Collins Genesis

45
+ - 1,109 1,273
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

46
+ - 1,208 1,279
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

47
+ - 2,288 2,284
Simon Le Bon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Simon Le Bon Duran Duran

48
+ - 592 456
Prince is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Prince The Revolution

49
+ - 1,487 1,520
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Billy Idol Generation X

50
+ - 1,267 1,610
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen