100 Greatest Rock Vocalists and Heavy Metal Vocalists

For those that have been bred on rock and heavy metal ground the flutter never stops. Rock came into prominence in the early 60s while Heavy Metal spread its wings in the 70s and since then has gone on to become one of the most popular genres of Rock music. This space showcases a list of the best rock vocalists and heavy metal vocalists.

For those that have been bred on rock and heavy metal ground the flutter never stops. Rock came into prominence in the early 60s while Heavy Metal spread its wings in the 70s and since then has gone on to become one of the most popular genres of Rock music. This space showcases a list of the best rock vocalists and heavy metal vocalists.

Rock music is a vast genre that has spread it roots in quick time. Over the years various genres and sub-genres of rock have evolved. Vocalists from various genres of rock have taken expression to the next level. The tonal quality and timbre of a voice in realms or rock touches the heart.

Singers from various genres of rock exhibit different vocal styles. While some may prefer high pitch voices, others swear by that deep baritone. The soul stirring emotion conveyed by vocalists in various genres of rock makes jaws drop. Several rock singers and metal singers in their flamboyant careers have been, and are a part of different bands. With every band vocalists have explored new direction in accordance with the sound of the band. From soothing ballads to up-tempo gut wrenching vocals rock has it all. The vocalists mentioned in this space is not an end, it’s the beginning of a journey that will go on. Feel free to add vocalists to this list and take momentum to the next level.

This list celebrates days of glory, rock and metal, may it not be misunderstood as numbers denoting a rank. Included in this list are vocalists from various sub-genres of heavy metal. Vocal range is an aspect that is often discussed when the topic is rock vocalists and metal vocalists. Let it be known that vocal range is not all that one needs to emote and connect. Voice timbre, voice control, modal changes, falsetto, vocal register, vibrato, vocal dynamics, tonal quality, and resonance aside from vocal range have been taken into consideration compiling this list.

Rock singers and metal singers from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and post 2000 share the spotlight in this space.Many vocalists mentioned in this list have been a part of various bands or projects. Mentioned in brackets are the band/bands in which the vocalist attained a significant deal of success.

Best Rock Singers and Heavy Metal Singers

1. Ronnie James Dio (Dio)

2. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)

3. Ian Gillian (Deep Purple)

4. Rob Halford (Judas Priest)

5. Russell Allen (Symphony X)

6. Michael Matijevic (Steel Heart)

7. Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden)

8. Geoff Tate (Queensryche)

9. Steve Perry (Journey)

10. Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)

11. Eric Adams (Manowar)

12. Dan McCafferty (Nazareth)

13. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)

14. Paul Rodgers (Bad Company)

15. Daniel Gildenlow (Pain of Salvation)

16. David Coverdale- (Whitesnake)

17. James LaBrie- (Dream Theater)

18. Freddy Mercury (Queen)

19. Sting (The Police)

20. Phil Anselmo (Pantera)

21. Lenny Wolf (Kingdome Come)

22. Daniel Heiman (Lost Horizon)

23. Mike DiMeo (Riot/Masterplan)

24. Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica)

25. Jack Russell (Great White)

26. Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)

27. Jorn Lande (Masterplan/Ark)

28. Sean Harris (Diamond Head)

29. Sammy Hagar (Montrose/Van Halen)

30. Klaus Meine (Scorpions)

31. Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman)

32. Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)

33. Jon Anderson (Yes)

34. John Arch (Fates Warning)

35. Warrel Dane (Nevermore)

36. Michael Kiske (Heloween)

37. Roger Daltrey (The Who)

38. Dennis DeYoung (Styx)

39. Brad Delp (Boston)

40. Dave Bickler (Survivor)

41. Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors/Wuthering Heights)

42. Lou Gramm (Foreigner)

43. Ann Wilson (Heart)

44. Matt Barlow (Iced Earth)

45. Mark Boals (Yngwie J. Malmsteen/Royal Hunt)

46. John Oliva (Savatage)

47. Joacim Cans (HammerFall)

48. Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)

49. Cedric Bixler (The Mars Volta)

50. Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)

51. David DeFeis (Virgin Steele)

52. Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)

53. Gary Cherone (Extreme)

54. David Byron (Uriah Heep)

55. Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)

56. Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)

57. Andre Matos (Angra)

58. Tobias Sammet (Edguy)

59. Joey Tempest (Europe)

60. Ville Valo (HIM)

61. Michael Sweet (Stryper)

62. Geddy Lee (Rush)

63. Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane)

64. Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes)

65. Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P)

66. Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)

67. Don Dokken (Dokken)

68. Janis Joplin (Big Brother and Holding Company)

69. Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot)

70. Jim Gillette (Nitro)

71. Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow)

72. Udo Dirkschneider (Accept)

73. Jeff Keith (Tesla)

74. Ray Gillen (Badlands)

75. Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)

76. Peter ‘Biff’ Byford (Saxon)

77. Lance King (Balance of Power/ Shining Star)

78. Roy Khan (Kamelot)

79. Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost)

80. Stu Block (Iced Earth)

81. Ben Sotto (Heavenly)

82. Steve Whiteman (Kix)

83. Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Iced Earth/ Beyond Fear)

84. Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian/Demons & Wizards)

85. Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire/Labyrinth)

86. King Diamond (King Diamond/Mercyful Fate)

87. Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear)

88. Urban breed (Tad Morose)

89. David Draiman (Disturbed)

90. Oliver Hartman (At Vance)

91. Jens Carlsson (Dark Empire/Persuader)

92. Mike Tramp (White Lion)

93. D.C. Cooper (Silent Force)

94. Jan Thore Grefstad (Highland Glory)

95. ZP Theart (DragonForce)

96. Jioti Parcharidis (Human Fortress)

97. Rob Rock (Axel Rudi Pell)

98. Tim Aymar (Pharoah/Control Denied)

99. Tony Moore (Riot)

100. C.J. Snare (Firehouse)

Keep the flag waving! Rock!

 

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