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
20,268 5,509
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
13,554 5,491
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Led Zeppelin

3
9,788 5,674
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rolling Stones

4
9,726 6,048
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Doors

5
6,607 5,131
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
6,712 6,283
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

7
6,287 4,934
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Who

8
7,651 5,219
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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Aerosmith

9
6,093 5,385
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

10
6,691 5,950
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Nirvana

11
7,360 5,726
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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Guns N Roses

12
5,538 5,244
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

13
5,814 4,131
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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AC/DC

14
5,767 4,198
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

15
4,916 5,774
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
U2

16
4,874 4,498
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Metallica

17
4,458 3,877
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The E Street Band

18
4,424 3,657
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper

19
5,144 4,180
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Foo Fighters

20
4,367 2,861
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Fleetwood Mac

21
4,812 3,482
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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Pearl Jam

22
3,757 2,975
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Soundgarden

23
4,069 2,901
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Cream

24
4,374 3,523
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Jovi

25
4,055 2,485
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
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