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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16,814 4,935
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
12,154 4,677
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

3
8,576 4,874
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

4
8,702 5,215
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

5
5,861 4,355
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
5,915 5,393
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

7
5,574 4,253
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

8
6,688 4,537
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steven Tyler Aerosmith

9
5,321 4,608
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

10
5,812 5,133
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

11
4,805 4,518
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

12
6,339 4,956
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Axl Rose Guns N Roses

13
4,976 3,658
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Paul McCartney The Beatles

14
5,044 3,630
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added Bon Scott AC/DC

The Worst Rock Bands of All Time

15
4,345 4,988
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

16
4,292 3,916
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

17
4,490 3,621
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

18
3,826 3,136
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

19
3,831 3,327
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zxray added Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

20
3,715 2,409
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

21
4,197 2,970
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Eddie Vedder Pearl Jam

The Best Drummers of All Time

22
3,551 2,504
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

23
3,157 2,519
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

24
3,800 3,016
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

25
3,379 2,144
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zxray added Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

26
3,394 2,153
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steve Perry Journey

27
2,939 2,063
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added Brian Johnson AC/DC

28
2,509 2,012
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

The Best Rock Vocalists

29
2,902 2,677
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie James Dio Black Sabbath

30
2,237 1,793
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

31
2,729 2,537
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

32
2,703 2,446
Sting is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

33
2,610 2,444
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

34
2,756 2,154
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added David Gilmour Pink Floyd

35
1,623 815
Prince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Prince The Revolution

Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s

36
2,060 1,830
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers

37
2,017 1,705
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

38
1,977 1,346
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
1,835 2,431
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

40
2,110 2,281
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

41
1,470 1,625
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

42
2,034 1,917
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Billy Idol Generation X

Rock Stars Who Have Aged Surprisingly Well

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2,114 1,797
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Phil Collins Genesis

44
1,952 2,208
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

45
2,026 2,108
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Neil Young Buffalo Springfield

46
1,775 1,702
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

47
1,805 2,082
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen

48
1,614 1,802
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

49
1,830 1,892
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Geddy Lee Rush

50
1,582 1,667
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zxray added Carlos Santana Santana