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
17,457 5,131
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
12,566 4,894
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Led Zeppelin

3
8,926 5,105
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rolling Stones

4
9,028 5,450
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Doors

5
6,092 4,600
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
6,177 5,646
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

7
5,795 4,474
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Who

8
6,971 4,777
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Aerosmith

9
5,557 4,852
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

10
6,057 5,408
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Nirvana

11
6,643 5,209
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Guns N Roses

12
5,033 4,758
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

13
5,309 3,780
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added AC/DC

14
5,222 3,854
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Beatles

15
4,501 5,277
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
U2

16
4,482 4,105
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Metallica

17
4,023 3,315
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper

18
4,682 3,829
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Foo Fighters

19
4,006 3,534
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zxray added The E Street Band

20
3,924 2,565
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Fleetwood Mac

21
4,407 3,159
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Pearl Jam

22
3,382 2,665
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Soundgarden

23
3,723 2,639
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Cream

24
3,605 2,277
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Journey

25
3,969 3,215
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bon Jovi

26
3,573 2,283
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zxray added The Heartbreakers

27
3,113 2,204
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added AC/DC

28
2,893 2,670
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Iron Maiden

29
3,062 2,798
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Black Sabbath

30
2,634 2,161
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Creedence Clearwater Revival

31
2,746 2,580
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Pink Floyd

32
2,358 1,933
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Blondie

33
2,816 2,590
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Police

34
2,907 2,258
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Pink Floyd

35
1,821 930
Prince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added The Revolution

36
2,163 1,811
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
2,109 1,465
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Big Brother and the Holding Company

38
2,179 1,985
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Red Hot Chili Peppers

39
2,215 2,413
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Ramones

40
1,926 2,587
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Stooges

41
2,087 2,314
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Judas Priest

42
1,552 1,756
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Genesis

43
2,136 2,028
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Generation X

44
1,912 2,229
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Van Halen

45
1,869 1,833
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

46
2,229 1,919
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Genesis

47
1,745 1,918
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice in Chains

48
2,117 2,236
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Buffalo Springfield

49
1,941 2,002
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rush

50
1,382 1,049
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
GregFord added Heart