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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
13,466 3,981
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

The Worst Rock Bands of All Time The Best Drummers of All Time

2
10,039 3,610
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

3
6,651 3,792
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

4
6,879 4,181
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

5
4,495 3,330
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
4,588 4,178
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

7
4,467 3,153
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

8
4,851 3,592
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steven Tyler Aerosmith

9
4,070 3,604
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

10
4,420 4,007
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

11
3,685 3,496
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

12
3,884 2,848
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added Bon Scott AC/DC

13
4,828 3,926
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Axl Rose Guns N Roses

14
3,673 2,938
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Paul McCartney The Beatles

15
3,343 3,924
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

The Best Rock Vocalists The Worst Albums by Great Bands

16
3,303 3,110
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

17
3,335 2,791
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

18
2,873 2,572
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zxray added Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

19
2,964 2,450
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

20
3,137 2,270
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Eddie Vedder Pearl Jam

21
2,650 2,000
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

22
2,478 1,888
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

23
2,172 1,941
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

24
2,757 2,482
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

25
2,046 1,556
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added Brian Johnson AC/DC

26
2,138 1,638
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added David Gilmour Pink Floyd

27
2,355 2,048
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie James Dio Black Sabbath

28
2,302 1,791
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zxray added Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

29
1,992 1,915
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

Rock Stars Who Have Aged Surprisingly Well Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle

30
2,155 1,931
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

31
2,267 1,722
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steve Perry Journey

32
1,878 1,554
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

33
2,018 1,946
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

34
1,526 1,353
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

35
1,473 1,790
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

36
1,702 1,750
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

37
1,360 1,295
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers

38
1,238 978
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

39
1,024 1,136
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

40
1,575 1,709
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

41
1,367 1,310
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

42
1,591 1,619
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Neil Young Buffalo Springfield

43
1,478 1,392
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Phil Collins Genesis

The Greatest American Rock Bands The Best HBO Original Series

44
1,378 1,421
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Geddy Lee Rush

45
1,138 1,305
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

46
639 476
Prince is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Prince The Revolution

47
1,224 1,299
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

48
1,509 1,537
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Billy Idol Generation X

49
2,300 2,318
Simon Le Bon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
ConnieStarnes added Simon Le Bon Duran Duran

50
1,299 1,641
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen