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
17,401 5,105
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
12,536 4,859
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Led Zeppelin

3
8,902 5,056
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rolling Stones

4
8,992 5,419
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Doors

5
6,070 4,569
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
6,148 5,614
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

7
5,778 4,439
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Who

8
6,959 4,727
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Aerosmith

9
5,545 4,809
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

10
6,034 5,362
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Nirvana

11
6,621 5,157
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Guns N Roses

12
5,017 4,717
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

13
5,276 3,753
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added AC/DC

14
5,212 3,811
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

15
4,494 5,215
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
U2

16
4,461 4,067
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Metallica

17
3,995 3,284
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper

18
4,666 3,791
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Foo Fighters

19
3,991 3,495
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zxray added The E Street Band

20
3,909 2,528
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Fleetwood Mac

21
4,389 3,121
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Pearl Jam

22
3,712 2,606
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Cream

23
3,350 2,645
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Soundgarden

24
3,967 3,160
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Jovi

25
3,594 2,241
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Journey

26
3,553 2,254
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zxray added The Heartbreakers

27
3,099 2,167
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added AC/DC

28
2,855 2,644
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Iron Maiden

29
3,034 2,774
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

30
2,623 2,125
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Creedence Clearwater Revival

31
2,728 2,550
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Pink Floyd

32
2,339 1,903
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Blondie

33
2,805 2,557
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Police

34
2,890 2,228
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Pink Floyd

35
1,796 907
Prince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added The Revolution

36
2,154 1,784
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
2,169 1,935
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Red Hot Chili Peppers

38
2,095 1,435
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
2,192 2,387
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Ramones

40
1,902 2,564
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Stooges

41
2,059 2,292
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Judas Priest

42
1,543 1,729
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Genesis

43
1,902 2,190
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

44
1,861 1,799
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

45
2,117 2,008
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Generation X

46
2,223 1,886
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Genesis

47
2,102 2,208
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Buffalo Springfield

48
1,720 1,898
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice in Chains

49
1,933 1,972
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rush

50
1,372 1,026
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
GregFord added Heart