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Frontmen Of Rock


Frontman of Rock  

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  1. 1. Who is the greatest Frontman of Rock of all time?

    • Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)
      17
    • Jim Morrison (The Doors)
      9
    • Alice Cooper
      0
    • Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
      0
    • Bon Scott (AC/DC)
      1
    • Roger Daltrey (The Who)
      3
    • Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
      0
    • David Lee Roth (Van Halen)
      0
    • Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
      191
    • Other
      17
  2. 2. If Robert, who would be second?

    • David Lee Roth (Van Halen)
      12
    • Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
      16
    • Roger Daltrey (The Who)
      31
    • Bon Scott (AC/DC)
      11
    • Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
      8
    • Alice Cooper
      3
    • Jim Morrison (The Doors)
      40
    • Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)
      51
    • Other
      63


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We have 60 years of rock n roll history and Michael Hutchence, Oasis, and Peter Gabriel are at the top of people's all-time lists? Of exciting, charismatic rock n roll frontmen? And some of you are treating this like it's American Idol. Points for this and points for that and who was sober enough to qualify. No wonder there hasn't been a real rock n roll band since Nirvana. The fans stopped "getting it" and became too comfortable accepting the substitutes.

We're on page 9 of this thread and I don't remember seeing Johnny Rotten anywhere. Regardless of your feelings towards Rotten's vocals, the Pistols or punk rock in general, this guy was EFFECTIVE as a frontman. He did his thing his way and left a lasting mark on culture. A high priest of rock and roll frontmen.

The greatest rock n roll frontman of all-time? G.G Allin. Without a doubt. The guy who most embodied the true spirit of rock n roll, the spirit of expressing yourself your own way, on your own terms, without using anyone else's blueprint. He did some truly disgusting, offensive and wrong stuff. But the fact that he saw those lines and dared to cross them puts him in a league of his own. A true one of a kind.

It's not necessarily about being extreme. Paul Rodgers should have been on the original list on this thread. For some reason, despite his close associations with Jimmy Page, and his epic talent, he's never really given any respect in this website's forum. Weird.

For the most part, everyone has been trying to emulate the original masters; Elvis in '56, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis in '57, and Buddy Holly in '58. The music and the charisma of these guys set the standard for rock and roll frontmen.

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