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
17 475 5 139
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
12 576 4 898
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Led Zeppelin

3
8 931 5 113
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rolling Stones

4
9 036 5 456
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Doors

5
6 098 4 606
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
6 180 5 653
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

7
5 800 4 478
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Who

8
6 978 4 784
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Aerosmith

9
5 563 4 858
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

10
6 067 5 414
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Nirvana

11
6 650 5 214
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Guns N Roses

12
5 039 4 764
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

13
5 313 3 784
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added AC/DC

14
5 229 3 858
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

15
4 509 5 280
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
U2

16
4 488 4 109
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Metallica

17
4 026 3 321
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper

18
4 687 3 836
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Foo Fighters

19
4 010 3 538
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zxray added The E Street Band

20
3 931 2 568
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Fleetwood Mac

21
4 415 3 161
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Pearl Jam

22
3 388 2 668
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Soundgarden

23
3 729 2 641
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Cream

24
3 610 2 283
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Journey

25
3 977 3 218
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Jovi

26
3 581 2 285
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zxray added The Heartbreakers

27
3 118 2 208
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added AC/DC

28
2 895 2 672
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Iron Maiden

29
3 065 2 800
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

30
2 637 2 163
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Creedence Clearwater Revival

31
2 750 2 581
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Pink Floyd

32
2 361 1 935
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Blondie

33
2 821 2 592
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Police

34
2 912 2 259
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Pink Floyd

35
1 824 933
Prince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added The Revolution

36
2 166 1 812
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
2 110 1 467
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Big Brother and the Holding Company

38
2 182 1 990
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Red Hot Chili Peppers

39
2 216 2 416
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Ramones

40
1 926 2 591
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Stooges

41
2 088 2 317
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Judas Priest

42
1 553 1 758
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Genesis

43
2 139 2 030
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Generation X

44
1 914 2 232
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

45
1 871 1 835
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

46
2 231 1 921
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Genesis

47
1 748 1 920
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice in Chains

48
2 118 2 238
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Buffalo Springfield

49
1 942 2 004
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rush

50
1 385 1 050
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
GregFord added Heart