Who do you think is the best "Rock N' Roll" singer?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Matt Till, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Confused by what I mean by "Rock N' Roll"?

    Well I can narrow my choices down to two...

    Lemmy - Motorhead
    Bon Scott - AC/DC

  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    There's certainly no "best", only "different". Besides, everyone knows Robert Plant . . . ;)
  3. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I've yet to hear a rock singer with better vocal range, control, and tone than Freddy Mercury :cool:
  4. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    I'd have to say either him or Chris Cornell. Currently, I'm leading more to Cornell.:bag:
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Freddy Mercury is definitely near the top as far as chops and technique.
    Doug Pinnick is my favorite.
  6. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I'll second Freddy Mercury as being tops for his technical ability. As far as my personal favorite rock & roll singers, David Lee Roth and Philip Anselmo when he was in his prime with honorable mention to the lead singer for Cake.

    (edit - that was a 3rd for Freddy by the time I posted)
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Right now it's John Bush (Anthrax), listen to Cadillac Rock Box or Taking The Music Back (From their latest, We've Come For You All) - that qualifies as rock 'n' roll IMO.
  8. Ok this is JMO, as all of the posts here are but....... having seen these guys in concert and been mightily impressed (and I am a TOUGH grader) my vote would have to go to Chuck Negron, Danny Hutton, and Cory Wells.

    I never knew blue eyed blues boys could sound so good....range, depth of tone, intonation, emotion...you name it...I have never heard anyone sound as good live in concert.
  9. The singer of Yes, I forgot his name.
  10. thewanderer24


    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA
    I've always been partial to Otis Redding. Not sure if he qualifies as "rock and roll."

    Does Janis count?? I've never seen anyone else that can come close to doing what she did.

    The guy from the Guess Who was awesome, but I don't know his name.
  11. Yes = Jon Anderson

    Guess Who = Burton Cummings
  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Can't get more rockin' than these two. You hear either of them rockin': break out the BEER NOW!
  13. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA

    That dude had PIPES!!!
  14. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Yeah he had his good moments, but on some live recordings he sucks hard.
  15. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    I know he is greatly under rated, but he really ruled hard rock at one time before he self-destruced and that is Axl Rose.

    Other greats are Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson and I confess to liking David Coverdale.

    One also cannot ignore Mick Jagger. I put Mick Jagger right up there with Robert Plant.

    Freddie Mercury was one of the greatest, too. It is terribly hard to choose just one. Several were so special they deserve recognition.
  16. ShadetheCircus


    Aug 4, 2003
    Maynard James Keenan
  17. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Here is a second vote for Doug Pinnick.
  18. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Brad Delp
    Geoff Tate
  19. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Anybody saw him on MTV Awards 2002? He was horrible. He should be ashamed.

    Good thing Slash has quit the band. He was too talented for him.

    Now he's got Buckethead. I wonder how long he'll stay. :meh:
  20. Paul Rogers
    Ian Anderson are up there for me