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.

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1
17,432 5,124
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
12,553 4,885
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Led Zeppelin

3
8,915 5,096
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rolling Stones

4
9,020 5,443
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Doors

5
6,083 4,597
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
6,174 5,639
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

7
5,790 4,470
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Who

8
6,966 4,771
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Aerosmith

9
5,554 4,845
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

10
6,052 5,400
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Nirvana

11
6,638 5,201
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Guns N Roses

12
5,028 4,753
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

13
5,302 3,776
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added AC/DC

14
5,219 3,847
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

15
4,499 5,268
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
U2

16
4,479 4,100
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Metallica

17
4,014 3,312
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper

18
4,679 3,823
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Foo Fighters

19
4,002 3,530
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zxray added The E Street Band

20
3,919 2,558
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Fleetwood Mac

21
4,403 3,154
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Pearl Jam

22
3,378 2,660
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Soundgarden

23
3,719 2,636
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Cream

24
3,602 2,271
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Journey

25
3,969 3,209
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Jovi

26
3,569 2,279
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zxray added The Heartbreakers

27
3,112 2,198
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added AC/DC

28
2,890 2,665
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Iron Maiden

29
3,059 2,794
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

30
2,631 2,156
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Creedence Clearwater Revival

31
2,742 2,576
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Pink Floyd

32
2,353 1,929
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Blondie

33
2,813 2,584
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Police

34
2,903 2,254
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Pink Floyd

35
1,817 926
Prince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added The Revolution

36
2,160 1,808
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
2,177 1,978
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Red Hot Chili Peppers

38
2,105 1,459
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
2,212 2,409
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Ramones

40
1,922 2,583
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Stooges

41
2,085 2,311
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Judas Priest

42
1,551 1,751
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Genesis

43
2,131 2,025
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Generation X

44
1,910 2,224
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

45
2,229 1,915
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Genesis

46
1,866 1,830
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

47
1,744 1,914
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice in Chains

48
2,115 2,232
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Buffalo Springfield

49
1,940 1,999
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rush

50
1,381 1,046
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
GregFord added Heart