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.

1
17,352 5,090
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
12,512 4,834
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

3
8,881 5,032
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

4
8,962 5,398
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

5
6,053 4,541
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
6,125 5,594
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

7
5,764 4,416
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

8
6,951 4,698
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steven Tyler Aerosmith

9
5,531 4,785
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

10
6,015 5,336
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

11
6,602 5,134
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Axl Rose Guns N Roses

12
5,002 4,693
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

13
5,259 3,737
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added Bon Scott AC/DC

14
5,195 3,794
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Paul McCartney The Beatles

15
4,488 5,185
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

16
4,447 4,050
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

17
3,982 3,266
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

18
4,656 3,770
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

19
3,985 3,474
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zxray added Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

20
3,897 2,508
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

21
4,378 3,098
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Eddie Vedder Pearl Jam

22
3,703 2,587
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

23
3,335 2,626
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

24
3,962 3,134
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

25
3,579 2,223
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steve Perry Journey

26
3,543 2,238
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zxray added Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

27
3,088 2,154
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added Brian Johnson AC/DC

28
2,838 2,630
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

29
3,020 2,757
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie James Dio Black Sabbath

30
2,618 2,105
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

31
2,720 2,532
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

32
2,333 1,884
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

33
2,799 2,539
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

34
2,877 2,215
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added David Gilmour Pink Floyd

35
1,781 892
Prince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Prince The Revolution

36
2,146 1,766
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
2,161 1,914
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers

38
2,089 1,417
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
2,178 2,372
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

40
1,889 2,550
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

41
2,043 2,283
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

42
1,540 1,712
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

43
1,900 2,168
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen

44
1,860 1,782
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

45
2,220 1,870
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Phil Collins Genesis

46
2,109 1,997
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Billy Idol Generation X

47
2,099 2,194
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Neil Young Buffalo Springfield

48
1,713 1,883
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

49
1,924 1,960
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Geddy Lee Rush

50
1,365 1,012
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
GregFord added Ann Wilson Heart