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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? How about being a famous enough rock star to rack up multiple Rolling Stone cover photos? 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, that led their respective bands to unprecedented heights? 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
2
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Led Zeppelin
3
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rolling Stones
4
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Doors
5
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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Aerosmith
6
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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Journey
7
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Fleetwood Mac
8
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The Heartbreakers
9
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Who
10
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles
11
Prince is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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The Revolution

12
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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AC/DC
13
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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AC/DC
14
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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Guns N Roses
15
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience
16
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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Pearl Jam
17
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Soundgarden
18
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper
19
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Cream
20
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Foo Fighters
21
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Creedence Clearwater Revival
22
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd
23
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Blondie
24
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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Heart

25
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The E Street Band