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
17,379 5,090
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
12,525 4,839
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Led Zeppelin

3
8,891 5,039
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rolling Stones

4
8,975 5,403
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Doors

5
6,063 4,547
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
6,134 5,603
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

7
5,771 4,422
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Who

8
6,955 4,707
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Aerosmith

9
5,540 4,789
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

10
6,024 5,343
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Nirvana

11
6,609 5,141
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Guns N Roses

12
5,009 4,699
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

13
5,265 3,741
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added AC/DC

14
5,201 3,798
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

15
4,491 5,193
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
U2

16
4,450 4,056
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Metallica

17
3,986 3,273
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper

18
4,660 3,776
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Foo Fighters

19
3,989 3,479
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zxray added The E Street Band

20
3,902 2,514
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Fleetwood Mac

21
4,385 3,104
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Pearl Jam

22
3,708 2,591
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Cream

23
3,342 2,631
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Soundgarden

24
3,965 3,141
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Jovi

25
3,585 2,228
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Journey

26
3,547 2,243
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zxray added The Heartbreakers

27
3,090 2,159
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added AC/DC

28
2,842 2,633
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Iron Maiden

29
3,022 2,762
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

30
2,621 2,110
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Creedence Clearwater Revival

31
2,723 2,537
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Pink Floyd

32
2,335 1,889
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Blondie

33
2,803 2,544
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Police

34
2,885 2,215
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Pink Floyd

35
1,786 897
Prince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added The Revolution

36
2,150 1,769
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
2,164 1,920
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Red Hot Chili Peppers

38
2,092 1,421
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
2,179 2,379
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Ramones

40
1,892 2,555
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Stooges

41
2,047 2,283
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Judas Priest

42
1,540 1,717
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Genesis

43
1,901 2,174
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

44
1,861 1,787
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

45
2,222 1,873
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Genesis

46
2,110 2,000
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Generation X

47
2,101 2,196
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Buffalo Springfield

48
1,714 1,887
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice in Chains

49
1,930 1,962
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rush

50
1,369 1,015
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
GregFord added Heart