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Posted: 1/6/2006 12:26:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 12:28:31 PM EDT by cheaptrickfan]
Who would you pick as the best male singer in the pop/rock genre?

I mean somebody that can actually SING, carry notes, hit the highs and nail the lows.
Somebody that didn't need studio effects to sound good because when you hear them
sing in concert you are totally blown away with how good they really are.


Three off the top of my head would be...

Elvis


Freddie Mercury


Robin Zander



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Freddy Mercury (Queen)

Mike Patton (Faith No More)
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Rob Halford - I know..I know...


Geoff Tate is pretty talented too.
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Robert Plant.
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Chuck Norris
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I don't care if Freddie was Bi and Rob is gay - I'm not talking about sexuality, I'm strictly talking about NATURAL GOD-GIVEN SINGING TALENT!!!

Rob is awesome. Nobody like him before, and haven't heard anybody quite like him in the past 20 years.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:31:39 PM EDT
How about Chris Cornell for being able to scream on key.

Les Claypool!
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Oh - I thought you said "ugliest".
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:35:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fourays2:
Robert Plant.



+1, though he needs to stop in his old age. I caught him on a late night show recently, and it pained me to see how terrible his singing has become.
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IBTBGP

In Before The Boy George Post

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Ever???

I would have to say either Freddie Mercury or Robert Plant.
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Roger Daltrey.



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I like Neil Young but as a singer he doesn't seem to have the same "warm" qualities like an Elvis, but he is amazing in concert. I guess I would have to add him to the list.

Also, Jay Black - from Jay and the Americans. Awesome range!!
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Freddie was best

Vince Clark and David Gahan right behind him.

HH
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Bing Crosby Seriously that man could sing and he was considered "pop" at the time
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maynard james keenan - tool
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Originally Posted By ctprelude:
maynard james keenan - tool




+1

I also think that chad grey from Mudvayne is quite the vocalist
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:51:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cheaptrickfan:
I like Neil Young but as a singer he doesn't seem to have the same "warm" qualities like an Elvis, but he is amazing in concert. I guess I would have to add him to the list.

Also, Jay Black - from Jay and the Americans. Awesome range!!



Neil Young and sing are not compatible concepts.
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David Lee Roth pre 84 Van Halen, or Freddy Mercury
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Freddy Mercury, Neil Diamond, Elvis.
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Either Aaron Lewis from Staind or Sully from Godsmack.
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Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Stonesour
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Celine Dion



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Originally Posted By Fourays2:
Robert Plant.



+1
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:39:04 PM EDT
"I'll be honest with you, I love his music, I do, I'm a Michael Bolton fan. For my money, it doesn't get any better than when he sings 'When a Man Loves a Woman'. "
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Paul Rodgers - BadCO / Queen
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Originally Posted By zeekh:
Bing Crosby Seriously that man could sing and he was considered "pop" at the time



Yep. We just watched the movie "Holiday Inn" over New Years and man that guy can sing.
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Too bad Freddy couldn't keep his train out of the the chocolate tunnel.
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Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By cheaptrickfan:
I like Neil Young but as a singer he doesn't seem to have the same "warm" qualities like an Elvis, but he is amazing in concert. I guess I would have to add him to the list.

Also, Jay Black - from Jay and the Americans. Awesome range!!



Neil Young and sing are not compatible concepts.



+1 Add Bob Dylan to that category, too.

Elvis

Neil Diamond

Paul McCartney
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Marvin Gaye.

The Lead Singer for MuDvAyNe.
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Sully Erna is pretty good, too.

Godsmack's first two albums were both awesome. But yeah.

Lots of other good ones out there that have been posted already.
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Bob Seger
Tom Petty
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Chris cornell - he's goten a lot more control of his voice and evolved as a singer since the soundgarden days.
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There have been many great singers listed in the this thread but one still stands out high above all of the already mentioned. His name is of course...Chris Gaines




greatest singer/songwriter in the universeperiod
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[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 4:09:41 PM EDT by Trumpet]

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:
Too bad Freddy couldn't keep his train out of the the chocolate tunnel.



Yeah, but you know what? You REALLY gotta hand it to Freddy. For a guy that was as flaming as he was, in a genre that isn't known for having the most "tolerant" fans, he did a shit load. I mean heck, even look here on a pretty conservative "evil" () gun site, most are saying that Freddy was probably the best. The guy was a freakin' chameleon with his voice. Hell, even the local "classic rock" station in Baltimore did "dream band" thing a couple years ago. Each week they would choose a different "dream" instrumentalist for the band, and finished the last week with the best lead vocal. Freddy won no contest (and the people deciding were pretty "salty"). Queen, despite the name-hair-outfits etc. were some incredible musicians. Dr. May's guitar playing instantly stands out as unique.

Now I do gotta agree with Bing, and I'll add Sinatra, Cole, and Torme. After all the category is "Rock/Pop" and in their day, they were "pop"


R
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Bon Scott AC/DC

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Singer? I don't know.

Best musician? Eric Clapton.
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Eddie Vedder is one of my favorites.
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Geddy of course!
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chris cornell and layne staley
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HALFORD!!! headbang.gif
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Elvis,Dean Martin,Johnny Mathis
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Originally Posted By STG77:
HALFORD!!!




Too bad 'HALFORD' couldn't keep his train out of the the chocolate tunnel.
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James Hetfield
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Glenn Danzig
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Originally Posted By wise_jake:
"I'll be honest with you, I love his music, I do, I'm a Michael Bolton fan. For my money, it doesn't get any better than when he sings 'When a Man Loves a Woman'. "



I celebrate his entire catalog.
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Originally Posted By PROFESSORCHAOS:
chris cornell and layne staley




+1
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:39:12 PM EDT
Robert Plant or Bono from U2

Best songwriter = Neil Young or Bob Dylan
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:41:50 PM EDT
Chris Cornell kicks so much ass on this it ain't funny.

The 1st Audioslave disk is like a "how to be the greatest singer in rock" step-by-step manual. 'Like A Stone'...what can you say? It's amazing.

Lots of other greats mentioned here too, but Cornell gets my vote.
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ELVIS!

I met him on the night of July 4th, 1969 at Graceland, right after he made the film "Change of Habit."

I got 3 autographs, but no pictures due to the lack of flashbulbs on the camera. I also shot fireworks with him at Graceland on the 4th of July, 1972. Very nice, friendly, courteous fellow, but he wore height lifts in his boots making him look much taller than he really was (6' 1").

I later found out my Grandmother beat up on Elvis' Dad back in the late 1920's during a competitive inter high school basketball game in Mississippi. And yes, my entire family were Elvis groupies, but my Grandmother always considered his Dad to be just another local hick.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:49:52 PM EDT
the front man for Bad Company - Not even sure of his name - But I heard him live on the radio - un friggin real!
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