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Best Rock Singers

Discussion in 'music' started by radamel, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    It might be a bit of a stretch... but thank you for agreeing that Michael McDonald is regarded as a rock singer. (along with all the other categories you listed)
  2. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    Roky Erickson
    Phil Lynott
    Lou Reed
    Julian Cope
    David Yow
    Jello Biafra
    Peter Perrett
    Roger Daltrey ('78 and before)
    fegs likes this.
  3. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Lots of good names so far. A couple more:

    Lou Gramm of Foreigner - I only like a few of their songs but he had a great voice.
    Steven Tyler of Aerosmith
    Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes - not a particularly outstanding voice, but phenomenal timing.

    MichaelC and waxkinglyrical like this.
  4. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    Far too much cool affectation. It’s Rod.
  5. Natara

    Natara pfm Member

    Only two mentions of Roger Daltrey is a surprise agreed his voice starts to go after Who Are You but watch those old American tour videos and live at Charlton he is immense.
    dmittedly he doesn't have the tone of Joe Cocker or Robert Plant but as a Rock singer he isn't bad is he especially compared to some of the names mentioned above and I have to agree with MVV Rod Stewart with the faces was a great Rock and Roll singer.
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  6. Natara

    Natara pfm Member

    I saw a band called Reef live about 20 years ago and their lead singer had a great 'live' voice I just had to look his name up Gary Stringer so obviously not a legend but a great voice.

    Ocean Colour Scene's lead singer Simon Fowler wasn't bad either and bringing things up to date Josh Teskey of The Teskey Brothers has a great Rock voice very soulful admittedly but still Rock and Roll.
  7. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Steve Marriott has to be right up there.....Robert Plant and Stevie Winwood too.:)
    Pedro83 and Natara like this.
  8. Tumeni Notes

    Tumeni Notes pfm Member

    ... and become a farmer?
  9. Tumeni Notes

    Tumeni Notes pfm Member

    Steve Marriott
    Paul Rodgers
    Ronnie James Dio
    Graham Bonnet
    (early) David Coverdale
    David Byron (Uriah Heep)
    James LaBrie (Dream Theater)
    James Dewar
    Jack Bruce

    I sometimes wonder how Mk III Deep Purple would have developed, had they simply recruited a bass player, and not Glenn Hughes...
    LostAtSea likes this.
  10. DrBallMD

    DrBallMD pfm Member

    Jeff Buckley
    Corin Tucker
    John Garcia

    And there's always room for Jello
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  11. monkfish

    monkfish pfm Member

    Could have borrowed a seed drill from Jethro Tull.
  12. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Or joined Tractor.

    BTW - that track has a pretty spiffy guitar workout in it.
    MichaelC likes this.
  13. MichaelC

    MichaelC pfm Member

    A lot of those who I would have mentioned have been mentioned but I will throw Rob Halfford into the mix, irrespective of liking Priest, definitely a rock voice!
  14. Oakwood

    Oakwood pfm Member

    Robert Plant
    Paul Rodgers
    Glenn Hughes when he doesn’t do the over the top stuff.
    Eddie Vedder
    Chris Cornell
    Ronnie James Dio
    Bon Scott
    Early Whitesnake period and Coverdale would sneak in.

    Count myself lucky to have heard them all live apart from Pearl Jam.
  15. RoyleBlue

    RoyleBlue pfm Member

    David Draiman Of Disturbed and Dave Grohl from the Foos for me too.
  16. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Have we mentioned Klaus Meine yet?

    Or Brad Delp?
  17. RoyleBlue

    RoyleBlue pfm Member

    Geddy Lee, Trent Reznor, Michael Stipe and Till Lindemann.
  18. stairpost

    stairpost pfm Member

    Eric Burdon
    Robert Plant
    Kurt Cobain

    Not a surprising list, but I can happily listen to these guys wail anytime.
  19. mrclick

    mrclick pfm Member

    Frankie Miller
    Bob Seger
    Captain Beefheart
  20. Paul Mc

    Paul Mc pfm Member

    Rawk singers I like and mentioned thus far are;

    Steve Walsh
    Marin Turner
    John Wetton
    Paul Stanley
    Todd Rungren
    Mole Man likes this.

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