Rock 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.

1
17,147 5,048
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
12,396 4,774
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

3
8,787 4,963
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

4
8,867 5,339
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

5
5,987 4,478
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
6,050 5,529
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

7
5,715 4,352
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

8
6,879 4,630
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steven Tyler Aerosmith

9
5,455 4,723
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

10
5,960 5,254
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

11
6,521 5,067
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Axl Rose Guns N Roses

12
4,937 4,625
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

13
5,177 3,702
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added Bon Scott AC/DC

14
5,127 3,743
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Paul McCartney The Beatles

15
4,444 5,107
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

16
4,408 3,990
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

17
3,915 3,226
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

18
4,611 3,702
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

19
3,938 3,413
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zxray added Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

20
3,829 2,477
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

21
4,330 3,038
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Eddie Vedder Pearl Jam

22
3,643 2,556
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

23
3,275 2,572
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

24
3,916 3,081
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

25
3,509 2,197
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steve Perry Journey

26
3,496 2,195
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zxray added Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

27
3,037 2,112
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added Brian Johnson AC/DC

28
2,589 2,066
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

29
2,790 2,600
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

30
2,965 2,736
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie James Dio Black Sabbath

31
2,681 2,499
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

32
2,302 1,853
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

33
2,771 2,500
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

34
2,831 2,197
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added David Gilmour Pink Floyd

35
1,741 855
Prince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Prince The Revolution

36
2,103 1,742
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
2,130 1,880
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers

38
2,046 1,394
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
2,158 2,336
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

40
1,876 2,503
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

41
1,519 1,680
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

42
2,007 2,261
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

43
1,836 1,749
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

44
2,091 1,964
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Billy Idol Generation X

45
1,878 2,133
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen

46
2,189 1,841
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Phil Collins Genesis

47
2,077 2,166
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Neil Young Buffalo Springfield

48
1,685 1,849
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

49
1,884 1,944
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Geddy Lee Rush

50
1,327 999
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
GregFord added Ann Wilson Heart