best rock singer?

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  1. MJ_Sotti

    MJ_Sotti formerly "Mike in Chicago"

    Apr 3, 2011
    maybe this should be a poll...

    singer and great example...

    Paul Rogers, example..."gone,gone,gone"
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  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    A poll would help.

    I nominate young Ian Anderson.
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  3. MJ_Sotti

    MJ_Sotti formerly "Mike in Chicago"

    Apr 3, 2011
    yep. pretty great. big Tull freak here.
  4. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    not the lead, but the drummer

    I want to hear her do a lead vocal
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  5. Hamish MacCleod

    Hamish MacCleod Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2014
    South America
    Freddy Mercury
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  6. Paul McCartney. Extremely versatile vocalist. The man of many voices.
  7. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Paul Rogers is way up there on my list.
    along side Roger Daltry, Paul McC, Lou Gramm, Ian Anderson, Ian Gillan
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  8. Tanner5382


    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    There's no best, but Steve Marriott should be mentioned.
  9. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Paul Stanley is up there for me. He's good in the studio and live, can cover many types of vocal and has a great rock scream.
  10. fly agaric

    fly agaric

    Jan 18, 2016
    Chris Cornell.
  11. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    In addition to some listed already.

    Steve Walsh
    Mark Farner
    Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, and Chuck Negron from the band Three Dog Night
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  12. T Bay

    T Bay

    Sep 25, 2016
    Bob Mould for me, closely followed by Andy Cairns, but love the weird energy of John Lydon in his sex pistols days as well.
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  13. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Huge Paul Rogers fan. He's my favorite.

    Cliche' as it may be, you have to put Steve Perry on the list. Just start a Journey song in pretty much any bar in America and watch the place go nuts. I had the task of trying to sing a few Journey songs over the years. I pulled it off in adequate-but-not-incredible style. I got the job done and reverb was my friend. :D
  14. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    Lots of greats to choose from
    I nominate Ronnie James Dio
    And Jeff Scott soto
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  15. jj4001


    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    Rocky Erickson.
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  16. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Ever heard Burton Cummings?
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  17. fly agaric

    fly agaric

    Jan 18, 2016
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  18. filmtex

    filmtex Commercial User

    May 29, 2011
    Annsman Pro Audio Dealer
    David Lee Roth? Mick Jagger?
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  19. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    Yup guess who
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  20. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I suspect anyone who thinks Chris Cornell is the "best rock singer" would really like Burton Cummings also. To my ear they sound similar both in terms of range and timbre.

    tbh I think Cummings is the more skilled, refined singer, capable of more versatility, but I also recognize that someone attracted to Soundgarden might find Cummings' work with The Guess Who a bit dated, if not fey. But if you can get past the late 1960s hippie/flower-power vibe and just listen to his voice, I think you'll appreciate the similarities.
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