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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1
13,347 3,942
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
9,964 3,563
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

3
6,594 3,751
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

4
6,826 4,142
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

5
4,461 3,278
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
4,551 4,129
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

7
4,429 3,123
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

8
4,823 3,548
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steven Tyler Aerosmith

9
4,032 3,571
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

10
4,366 3,962
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

11
3,654 3,450
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

12
3,832 2,814
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added Bon Scott AC/DC

13
4,778 3,887
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Axl Rose Guns N Roses

14
3,637 2,914
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Paul McCartney The Beatles

15
3,269 3,078
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

The Best Rock Vocalists The Worst Albums by Great Bands

16
3,313 3,887
Bono is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

17
3,297 2,753
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

18
2,844 2,555
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zxray added Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

19
2,951 2,424
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

20
3,100 2,244
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Eddie Vedder Pearl Jam

21
2,629 1,985
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

22
2,445 1,874
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

23
2,735 2,462
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

24
2,134 1,916
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

25
2,017 1,538
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added Brian Johnson AC/DC

26
2,106 1,621
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added David Gilmour Pink Floyd

27
2,334 2,029
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie James Dio Black Sabbath

28
2,278 1,777
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zxray added Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

29
1,973 1,901
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

Rock Stars Who Have Aged Surprisingly Well Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle

30
2,131 1,913
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

31
2,239 1,712
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steve Perry Journey

32
1,868 1,542
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

33
2,007 1,930
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

34
1,511 1,343
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

35
1,462 1,771
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

36
1,698 1,729
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

37
1,330 1,279
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers

38
1,225 969
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
1,015 1,128
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

40
1,564 1,695
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

41
1,346 1,301
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

42
1,587 1,608
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Neil Young Buffalo Springfield

43
1,368 1,403
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Geddy Lee Rush

The Greatest American Rock Bands The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

44
1,464 1,380
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Phil Collins Genesis

45
1,122 1,289
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

46
1,217 1,293
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

47
612 468
Prince is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Prince The Revolution

48
2,295 2,306
Simon Le Bon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
ConnieStarnes added Simon Le Bon Duran Duran

49
1,497 1,531
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Billy Idol Generation X

50
1,285 1,629
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen