Top ROCK Band Frontmen...

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  1. Parting The Hairs

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    Was thinking the other day...Who are my favorite Frontmen in Rock History? A few characristics for me....
    - Lead Singer
    - Dynamic on and off stage personality (almost bigger than life)
    - In a band (no solo acts)
    - Musicianship (writer, singer, player)
    - Rock LEGEND (not just some also ran...ELITE status)

    I left out some like Lennon and McCartney because I just view them differently.


    So, here's who I came up with....

    - Mick Jagger
    - Freddie Mercury
    - Stephen Tyler
    - Bono
    - Bruce Springteen (Would he be solo?)
    - Roger Daltrey
    - Robert Plant
    - David Lee Roth (No Hagar)
    - Axl Rose
    - Dave Grohl
    - Jon Bonjovi


    I know I've left off someone obvious I'm sure. It's an opinion thing, so who would you add or take away?
     
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    Hands down Freddie Mercury..............
    Then Tyler......
     
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    Axl Rose in his short lived prime
     
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    Sammy Hagar :dbd:
     
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    Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, King Diamond
     
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    It depends on the day, but I think he can count, insofar as most of his tours are "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band."
     
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    Jim Morrison
     
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    Mick is probably the universal consensus. Freddy was a great showman. Bruce and Bono are pretentious assholes.

    I go with Roger. He was in a top 5 band, many say only behind the Beatles. The songs Pete wrote were perfect for stadium rock. He had a great rock n roll voice to go with a legendary scream. And he was drop dead gorgeous.

    You left off Jim Morrison. When Jim was wasted onstage legendary stories ensued. Google Doors in Miami and New Haven.
     
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    No Adam Levine?



    :c
     
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    Scott Weiland
    Ian Astbury
    David Byrne
    Ray Davies
    Ozzy Osbourne
     
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    Don't forget Bon scott
     
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    Mick is the logical choice: high energy, but the prancing princess routine gets old

    Guess I would have to go Freddie or Roger from that list.

    What about:

    Prince? Bowie? Stevie Nicks?

    Others, less obvious: Roky Erickson (60s); Elton John (70s only; he spent the 80s in mediocrity); Joey Ramone or Henry Rollins (80s; not a fan, but he is LIVE);
     
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    I'll add Lemmy.

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    Chip Z'nuff wasn't a frontman was he?
     
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