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
21,066 5,691
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
2
13,953 5,709
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Led Zeppelin
3
10,114 5,885
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rolling Stones
4
9,985 6,256
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Doors
5
6,795 5,328
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience
6
6,915 6,515
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath
7
6,486 5,102
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Who
8
7,908 5,388
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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Aerosmith
9
6,267 5,600
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles
10
6,906 6,182
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Nirvana
11
7,616 5,937
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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Guns N Roses
12
5,737 5,446
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen
13
5,979 4,273
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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AC/DC
14
5,979 4,318
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles
15
5,077 5,958
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
U2
16
5,035 4,633
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Metallica
17
5,298 4,316
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Foo Fighters
18
4,628 4,003
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The E Street Band
19
4,564 3,781
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper
20
4,530 2,961
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Fleetwood Mac
21
4,945 3,591
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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Pearl Jam
22
3,906 3,070
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Soundgarden
23
4,528 3,634
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Jovi
24
4,197 3,000
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Cream
25
4,234 2,571
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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