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

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Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

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Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

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Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

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Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Steven Tyler Aerosmith

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

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Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

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David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

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Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Scott AC/DC

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Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Axl Rose Guns N Roses

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Paul McCartney The Beatles

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

The Best Rock Vocalists The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

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Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

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James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

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Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

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Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eddie Vedder Pearl Jam

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

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Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

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Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

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Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

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Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

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David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Gilmour Pink Floyd

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Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie James Dio Black Sabbath

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Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

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Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

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Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

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John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Steve Perry Journey

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

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Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

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Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

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+ - 1,413 1,700
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

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Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

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Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

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Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

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Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Neil Young Buffalo Springfield

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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 Fried Chicken Restaurant Chains

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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Phil Collins Genesis

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Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

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Simon Le Bon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Simon Le Bon Duran Duran

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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

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Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Billy Idol Generation X

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Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen

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Carlos Santana Santana