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Musicians 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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149 68
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Pop rock - Frontman of: QUEEN

2
108 53
Ian Fraser Kilmister is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Speed metal, heavy metal - Frontman of: MOTORHEAD

3
121 63
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock - Frontman of: LED ZEPPELIN

4
116 62
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
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
Blues rock, psychedelic rock - Frontman of: THE DOORS

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

7
91 50
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
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
Heavy metal, hard rock, power metal - Frontman of: IRON MAIDEN

9
75 40
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Protopunk, punk rock, post-punk - Frontman of: THE STOOGES

10
125 83
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Grunge, alternative rock - Frontman of: NIRVANA

11
99 64
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
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
Heavy metal, speed metal, hard rock - Frontman of: JUDAS PRIEST

13
87 55
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Punk rock - Frontman of: RAMONES

14
61 37
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Punk rock, reggae rock - Frontman of: THE CLASH

15
61 37
John Lydon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Punk rock, hardcore punk - Frontman of: SEX PISTOLS

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

17
57 34
Jello Biafra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Hardcore punk - Frontman of: DEAD KENNEDYS

18
60 38
Tom Araya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Thrash metal - Frontman of: SLAYER

19
86 64
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Heavy metal, hard rock - Frontman of: GUNS 'N ROSES

20
59 40
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Grunge, alternative rock - Frontman of: SOUNDGARDEN

21
68 49
Dave Mustaine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Thrash metal, speed metal - Frontman of: MEGADETH

22
71 53
Phil Anselmo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Groove metal, heavy metal, thrash metal - Frontman of: PANTERA

23
51 34
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Hard rock, progressive rock - Frontman of: THE WHO

24
69 53
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Horror punk, punk rock - Frontman of: MISFITS

32
51 43
Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Industrial metal, heavy metal - Frontman of: WHITE ZOMBIE

33
52 46
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Reggae - Frontman of: THE WAILERS

34
46 40
Trent Reznor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
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
Pop punk, punk rock - Frontman of: GREEN DAY

36
50 45
Zack de la Rocha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
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
Funk metal, nu metal, avant-garde metal - Frontman of: FAITH NO MORE

38
46 42
Maynard James Keenan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Progressive metal, industrial metal, alternative metal - Frontman of: TOOL

39
41 37
Syd Barrett is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Psychedelic rock, hard rock - Frontman of: PINK FLOYD

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

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

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

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43 44
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Progressive rock, hard rock, heavy metal - Frontman of: RUSH

44
40 41
Sting is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
New Wave, reggae rock, post-punk - Frontman of: THE POLICE

45
36 39
Till Lindemann is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Industrial metal - Frontman of: RAMMSTEIN

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

47
45 51
Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock - Frontman of: KISS

48
39 45
Corey Taylor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rock/Metal/Punk Frontmen
Nu metal, alternative metal - Frontman of: SLIPKNOT

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

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