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Greatests hard rock vocalists and musicians

  1. Jun 17, 2005 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Who are the greatest hard rockers of all time?

    A few of my favorites volcalists are:

    Steven Tyler - Aerosmith
    Freddy Mercury - Queen
    Mick Jagger, of course.

    I think these guys pretty much set the standard.
     
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    Simon LeBon - Duran Duran

    Paul McCartney - The Beatles

    Freddy Mercury and Steven Tyler are a given...
     
  4. Jun 17, 2005 #3

    hypnagogue

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    I wasn't aware that Duran Duran and the Beatles did hard rock!

    As for greatest hard rock vocalist, it's gotta be Robert Plant. Guitarists-- tie, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2005 #4

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    Definitely Robert Plant for vocals, but how about Roger Daltrey (The Who) and James Dewar (bassist for Robin Trower)?

    And don't forget Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) and Janis Joplin!
     
  6. Jun 17, 2005 #5

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    As far as The Who and bassists go-- I was fortunate enough to see The Who in concert shortly before John Entwhistle died. Wow, he did one devastating bass solo that must have lasted at least 10 minutes. Blew everyone away, just insane. A true virtuoso. He has to be high on the list as well.

    (as an aside... did anyone ever know that the ordering of terms put into Google makes a difference to the search results, even without quotation marks? Try out 'the who bassist' and 'bassist the who')
     
  7. Jun 17, 2005 #6

    Integral

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    Let's not forget Jim Morrison.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2005 #7

    Astronuc

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    I thought about the Doors and Morrison while tending bar in the Tiki. Definitely up there in the top 10.

    How about Eric Bourdon of the Animals?

    Thoughts about Steve Windood from Traffic?

    Greg Lake (bassist) from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, although not necessarily hard rock, but progressive rock.

    Justin Hayward and John Lodge from the Moody Blues - mostly progressive, but they could rock too.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2005 #8
    Yeah, I realized after I posted, my mistake on not catching hard rock vocalists ( :redface: )...I just saw the part concerning talented musicians and vocalists...so that's what I meant, though it may not be placed in the right thread :uhh: !

    Sometimes I don't always read things through (you should see how I am with things when I don't read the instructions properly!)....
     
  10. Jun 17, 2005 #9
    Lemmy - Motorhead
    Joe Cocker
    Janis Joplin
    Ozzy
    Tommy James
    Little Richard
    Jerrey Lee Lewis
    Eric Burden
    Rob Halford
    Joey Ramone
     
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  11. Jun 17, 2005 #10
    Vocalists:
    Sebastian Bach - Skid Row
    Rob Halford
    Mike Patton - Faith No More, Mr Bungle, Fantomas...

    Musicians:
    Tony MacAlpine
    Devin Townsend
     
  12. Jun 18, 2005 #11
    who's the guy from AC/DC... angus young?
    shagrath from dimmu borgir is good too. so is glen benton from deicide.
     
  13. Jun 18, 2005 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    No doubt; he should have been on my list of personal favorites.
     
  14. Jun 18, 2005 #13
    Yeah Angus Young

    While Dimmu Borgir is good to listen to it doesn't quite fit into the genre of hard rock. It's black metal and Deicide is death metal.
    Have to distinguish between a good vocalist and a vocalist you like.
    For example, I wouldn't say that Jens Kidman of Meshuggah is a good vocalist, but I would say he is one of my favourite vocalists.
    His style suites the music and it's what I like, but when someone is asking for great vocalists he just isn't that.
     
  15. Jun 18, 2005 #14

    Astronuc

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    Bono from U2 for vocals.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2005 #15

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    I went to the first concert they did, just a day or two after Entwistle died. It was sad day, but that concert was my best concert experience to date. And Townsend was totally electric - windmills and all !
     
  17. Jun 18, 2005 #16

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    Maynard James Keenan - Tool/A Perfect Circle (vocals/frontman)
    Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden (vocals/frontman)
    Cliff Burton - Metallica (bass/songwriting/inspiration and anchor, and dearly missed by me :frown: )
    Steve Grimmett - Onslaught (vocals)
     
  18. Jun 18, 2005 #17
    Axl Rose (vocals) from Guns 'n' Roses
    Slash (guitar) from Guns 'n' Roses
    Mick Jagger
    Jim Morrison
    Mark Knopfler from the Dire Straits(i know, this is not really hard rock but i really like 'em)


    ps : I once hear Simon LeBon 'sing' together with Pavarotti (song was 'ordinary world') and he really sucked, as usual.

    marlon
     
  19. Jun 18, 2005 #18

    robphy

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    guitar: Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, Angus Young, Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Vai
     
  20. Jun 18, 2005 #19

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    I am glad someone besides me mentioned Joe Satriani. Definitely top 10 in guitar with Hendrix, Page, Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
     
  21. Jun 18, 2005 #20

    FredGarvin

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    I second that one!
     
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