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Rock The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen  

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List Rules A frontman is a band member who is generally looked at as the band leader (ie. one who is center stage; most commonly the singer), and is usually the most well-known and recognized member of the band. The band CANNOT be named after the frontman (ie. Bon Jovi).

YOU can vote on who you believe is the best frontman in rock, metal and punk! This showcases some of the most animated and essential members (to their band) in music history.

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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Freddie Mercury Pop rock - Frontman of: QUEEN

2
120 62
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Robert Plant Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock - Frontman of: LED ZEPPELIN

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106 52
Ian Fraser Kilmister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Ian Fraser "Lemmy"" Kilmister Speed metal, heavy metal - Frontman of: MOTORHEAD

4
116 60
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, heavy metal - Frontman of: BLACK SABBATH

5
114 61
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Jim Morrison Blues rock, psychedelic rock - Frontman of: THE DOORS

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90 49
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Ronnie James Dio Doom metal, heavy metal - Frontman of: RAINBOW

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91 50
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Bon Scott Hard rock, heavy metal - Frontman of: ACDC

8
92 51
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Bruce Dickinson Heavy metal, hard rock, power metal - Frontman of: IRON MAIDEN

9
125 83
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Kurt Cobain Grunge, alternative rock - Frontman of: NIRVANA

10
74 40
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Iggy Pop Protopunk, punk rock, post-punk - Frontman of: THE STOOGES

11
99 64
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
James Hetfield Thrash metal, speed metal, heavy metal - Frontman of: METALLICA

12
77 46
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Rob Halford Heavy metal, speed metal, hard rock - Frontman of: JUDAS PRIEST

13
86 55
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Joey Ramone Punk rock - Frontman of: RAMONES

14
61 36
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Joe Strummer Punk rock, reggae rock - Frontman of: THE CLASH

15
61 36
John Lydon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Johnny Rotten Punk rock, hardcore punk - Frontman of: SEX PISTOLS

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73 49
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Mick Jagger Blues rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock - Frontman of: ROLLING STONES

17
56 34
Jello Biafra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Jello Biafra Hardcore punk - Frontman of: DEAD KENNEDYS

18
86 64
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Axl Rose Heavy metal, hard rock - Frontman of: GUNS 'N ROSES

19
58 38
Tom Araya is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Tom Araya Thrash metal - Frontman of: SLAYER

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58 40
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Chris Cornell Grunge, alternative rock - Frontman of: SOUNDGARDEN

21
67 49
Dave Mustaine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Dave Mustaine Thrash metal, speed metal - Frontman of: MEGADETH

22
51 34
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Roger Daltrey Hard rock, progressive rock - Frontman of: THE WHO

23
70 53
Phil Anselmo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Phil Anselmo Groove metal, heavy metal, thrash metal - Frontman of: PANTERA

24
69 53
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Steven Tyler Blues rock, hard rock, heavy metal - Frontman of: AEROSMITH

25
64 48
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Layne Staley Grunge, alternative rock - Frontman of: ALICE IN CHAINS

26
55 41
Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Henry Rollins Hardcore punk - Frontman of: BLACK FLAG

27
69 57
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
John Lennon Psychedelic rock, pop rock - Frontman of: THE BEATLES

28
47 35
Ian Gillan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Ian Gillan Hard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock - Frontman of: DEEP PURPLE

29
81 72
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Dave Grohl Alternative rock, grunge, hard rock - Frontman of: FOO FIGHTERS

30
65 55
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Eddie Vedder Grunge, alternative rock - Frontman of: PEARL JAM

31
47 37
Glenn Danzig is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Glenn Danzig Horror punk, punk rock - Frontman of: MISFITS

32
50 43
Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Rob Zombie Industrial metal, heavy metal - Frontman of: WHITE ZOMBIE

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51 45
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Bob Marley Reggae - Frontman of: THE WAILERS

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46 40
Trent Reznor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Trent Reznor Industrial metal, industrial rock - Frontman of: NINE INCH NAILS

35
61 57
Billie Joe Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Billie Joe Armstrong Pop punk, punk rock - Frontman of: GREEN DAY

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50 45
Zack de la Rocha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Zack de la Rocha Funk metal, rap metal, alternative metal - Frontman of: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

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42 36
Mike Patton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Mike Patton Funk metal, nu metal, avant-garde metal - Frontman of: FAITH NO MORE

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41 37
Syd Barrett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Syd Barrett Psychedelic rock, hard rock - Frontman of: PINK FLOYD

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45 42
Maynard James Keenan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Maynard James Keenan Progressive metal, industrial metal, alternative metal - Frontman of: TOOL

40
53 53
Serj Tankian is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Serj Tankian Alternative metal, alternative rock - Frontman of: SYSTEM OF A DOWN

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36 34
Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Lou Reed Hard rock, punk rock, alternative rock - Frontman of: VELVET UNDERGROUND

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42 42
Billy Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Billy Gibbons Blues rock, hard rock, southern rock - Frontman of: ZZ TOP

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40 41
Sting is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Sting New Wave, reggae rock, post-punk - Frontman of: THE POLICE

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42 44
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Geddy Lee Progressive rock, hard rock, heavy metal - Frontman of: RUSH

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45 50
Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Paul Stanley Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock - Frontman of: KISS

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43 48
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Anthony Kiedis Funk rock, alternative rock, funk metal - Frontman of: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

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39 44
Corey Taylor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Corey Taylor Nu metal, alternative metal - Frontman of: SLIPKNOT

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42 49
Thom Yorke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Thom Yorke Art rock, progressive rock, alternative rock - Frontman of: RADIOHEAD

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34 39
Till Lindemann is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Till Lindemann Industrial metal - Frontman of: RAMMSTEIN

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26 29
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Ronnie Van Zant Southern rock, blues rock - Frontman of: LYNYRD SKYNYRD