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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Music blog Rock AAA have put together a list of the greatest lead singer of all time. It ranks Freddie as 2nd greatest.

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

not sure that Axl Rose is deserving of winning after his ego took over guns and roses

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Axl Rose?? Seriously?

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MusicRadar’s 30 greatest lead singers of all time
1. Axl Rose
2. Freddie Mercury
3. Robert Plant
4. Ronnie James Dio
5. John Lennon
6. Bruce Dickinson
7. Thom Yorke
8. Kurt Cobain
9. Matt Bellamy
10. Paul McCartney
11. Jim Morrison
12. James Hetfield
13. Maynard James Keenan
14. Mick Jagger
15. James LaBrie
16. Bon Scott
17. Steven Tyler
18. Roger Daltrey
19. Geddy Lee
20. Morrissey
21. Liam Gallagher
22. Jack White
23. Joe Strummer
24. Stevie Nicks
25. Iggy Pop
26. Smokey Robinson
27. Black Francis / Frank Black
28. Diana Ross
29. Debbie Harry
30. Martha Reeves

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

never heard of that magazine.... Says it all really? Axl would never top any poll as "The greatest" in any poll with any respectabilty. He's actually a grade A Cock

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Dream Theater, but even James LaBrie would disagree with being above Steven Tyler, Geddy Lee, Iggy Pop, and Diana Ross.


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH wrote: I love Dream Theater, but even James LaBrie would disagree with being above Steven Tyler, Geddy Lee, Iggy Pop, and Diana Ross.

Agreed,  but why do rock fans think Geddy lee had a great voice?....I love rush, and have every album, but geddy isn't a great singer.  Even worse than axle rose.  Axle being #1 is a joke all together.

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, Geddy is a good singer but certainly not amongst the best.  Rush are best known for their ability to transfer their technical ability into great songs.  If anything, the voice in Rush is the only weak spot.  But it fits their sound perfectly.


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That i agree with sir!

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Axyl Rose barely sings...he just screams. Plus, I doubt Axyl could sing all of those genres that Freddie sang. His voice basically only works for one or two things, when Freddie's basically worked for everything.


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bet Freddie was #1 on that list, but Axl changed it.


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie is the best, what ever magazines may say ;)
No other singer I know of can/could sing so many styles perfectly, have such huge audience in the palm of his hand and being able to sing live with as good sound as studio! The tones Freddie could take without effort, and the changes he made during songs... I get goose bumps every time! In the lap of the Gods in live version, OMG! I'm a girl, and I can't sing it- yet! Or his amazing performance with The show must go on. He was dying when recording it, and nailed it 100% and other singers can't even do it half as good!

We will never know, but I do have this feeling that Freddie would maybe have been singing opera today if still alive.

Most other "rock singers" are just... Well... Rock singers... They can't sing other types of songs as good.

I'd like to hear Axl sing Golden boy or something :O


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Posted: 10 Dec 10, 02:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jennie wrote:
I'd like to hear Axl sing Golden boy or something :O

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I wouldnt!!!!!

Axl is better off sticking to his own songs, he screeched his way through we will rock you at the freddie tribute and i have seen clips of him on stage with gnr screeching his way through their own songs

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Posted: 10 Dec 10, 03:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Eddie Vedder is missing - again! I wonder why he is never appreciated - a great personality, great voice, fronting one of the biggest bands on the planet.


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Posted: 10 Dec 10, 04:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie will always be number one in my eyes and this poll by some obscure music blog thing that i have not heard of is not worth anything

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Posted: 10 Dec 10, 06:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a terrible list that is? Just terrible!

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Posted: 10 Dec 10, 07:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Axl will be only no 1 in the following poll: Greatest singer of Guns N Roses?!

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Posted: 10 Dec 10, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen some retarded lists in my time, but this one takes the cake.  In what world is Axl Rose a better singer than Ronnie James Dio?  I don't think even Axl Rose thinks that, and he loves himself more than I love lasagne.

Hell, he's not even the best singer in his own band.  How can he be the best of all time?


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Posted: 11 Dec 10, 04:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Axl. I think he's an absolute freak, and one of the greatest singers of all time, and I am stunned at the lack of respect many people on this site have for him. He's a truly brilliant singer. However I don't think he deserves to be number 1. While I do think he is better than many of the singers on this list, I don't think he is as good as someone like Freddie; but then nobody on this list are IMO as good as Freddie. :D I also probably wouldn't put him in the top 2 or 3. I don't know how I would place him, but I do think he is better than most of the singers on this list. I probably would place him just outside the top 5.

I also think that Paul is a better singer than John, but I realise that I'm clearly in a minority since most lists rank John above Paul.

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Posted: 11 Dec 10, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I am stunned at the lack of respect many people on this site have for him. He's a truly brilliant singer."

*shrug*  I dunno, respect is earned.  He lost a lot by mangling WWRY at the Freddie tribute - I still can't figure out what they were thinking by giving him that song.  Surely someone heard it in rehearsals and thought "let's not do this - this is a bad idea".

I assumed, after hearing him at the Freddie gig, that maybe he'd be better in his own idiom, but really I haven't heard anything good from him since then.  I think right at the end of the 80's, he did a couple of numbers that earned him a spot as a memorable vocalist, but whatever he had back then, he lost pretty quickly.


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