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100 Greatest Frontmen of Rock Music

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Criteria - First Tier: Influence, Reputation, Acclaim.

Second Tier: Performance (crowd interaction, use of the stage and variety).

Newly added names are in Red

Edited By: Lew/DDD forum
Last Updated: 01-27-2009

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100 Greatest Rock Frontmen
  1. James Brown
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)
  4. Little Richard
  5. Freddie Mercury (Queen)
  6. Tina Turner
  7. Chuck Berry
  8. Jerry Lee Lewis
  9. Jim Morrison (The Doors)
10. Prince
11. Bruce Springsteen
12. Iggy Pop (The Stooges, Solo)
13. Jackie Wilson
14. Michael Jackson (Jackson 5, Solo)
15. Madonna
16. Jimi Hendrix
17. David Bowie
18. Alice Cooper
19. Bono (U2)
20. Roger Daltrey (The Who)
21. Elton John
22. Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
23. Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath, Solo)
24. David Lee Roth (Van Halen, Solo)
25. Chuck D (Public Enemy)
26. Sam & Dave
27. Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
28. Bon Scott (AC/DC)
29. David Byrne (Talking Heads)
30. Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
31. Bob Marley
32. Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
33. Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
34. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
35. Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
36. Sly Stone (Sly & The Family Stone)
37. Joey Ramone (The Ramones)
38. Levi Stubbs (The Four Tops)
39. Paul Stanley (KISS)
40. Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
41. Bo Diddley
42. Lord Sutch
43. Screamin' Jay Hawkins
44. Otis Redding
45. Johnny Rotten (The Sex Pistols)
46. George Clinton (P-Funk)
47. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
48. Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Solo)
49. Deborah Harry (Blondie)
50. Peter Gabriel (Genesis, Solo)
51. Michael Hutchence (INXS)
52. Robbie Williams
53. Perry Farrel (Jane's Addiction)
54. Donna Summer
55. Arthur Brown
56. Marc Bolan (T. Rex)
57. Patti Smith
58. Joe Strummer (The Clash)
59. Run & D.M.C. (RUN-D.M.C.)
60. Frank Zappa
61. Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
62. Robert Smith (The Cure)
63. Marilyn Manson
64. Jon Bon Jovi (Bon Jovi)
65. Janet Jackson
66. Billy Joel
67. Annie Lennox (The Eurythmics)
68. Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
69. James Hetfield (Metallica)
70. Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)
71. Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings, Solo)
72. Rod Stewart
73. Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
74. Peter Frampton
75. David Ruffin (The Temptations)
76. Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
77. Jack White (The White Stripes)
78. Maynard James Keenan (Tool, APC)
79. Andre 3000 (Outkast)
80. Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
81. Janis Joplin
82. Bjork
83. Wilson Pickett
84. Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver)
85. Zach De La Rocha (Rage Against The Machine)
86. Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
87. Sting (The Police, Solo)
88. Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi)
89. Bobby Brown (New Edition, Solo)
90. Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
91. Peter Garrett (Midnight Oil)
92. Buddy Holly
93. H.R. (Bad Brains)
94. Sam Cooke
95. Matthew Bellamy (Muse)
96. Morrissey (The Smiths, Solo)
97. Eric Burdon (The Animals, War)
98. Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane)
99. Tupac Shakur
100. John Lennon (The Beatles, Solo)
101. Jello Biafra (The Dead Kennedys)
102. Jonathan Davis (Korn)
103. Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
104. Corey Glover (Living Color)
105. Bill Haley (Bill Haley & His Comets)
106. Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company)
107. Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
108. Steve Perry (Journey)
109. David Johansen (New York Dolls)
110. Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music)
111. Fats Domino
112. Layne Staley (Alice In Chains)
113. Ian Astbury (The Cult)
114. King Diamond
115. Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath)
116. Joan Jett (The Blackhearts, Solo)
117. Neil Young
118. Serj Tankian (System Of A Down)
119. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
120. Captain Beefheart
121. Henry Rollins (Black Flag)
122. Van Morrison
123. Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
124. Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders)
125. Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
126. Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Solo)
127. Ray Davies (The Kinks)
128. Lenny Kravitz
129. Bob Seger (Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band)
130. Joe Cocker
131. Cyndi Lauper
132. George Thorogood
133. Gwen Stefani (No Doubt, Solo)
134. Phillip Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual)
135. Jack Black (Tenacious D)
136. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
137. Glenn Danzig (The Misfits)
138. Ann Wilson (Heart)
139. Elvis Costello
140. Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
141. Nick Cave
142. Tom Waits
143. Courtney Love (Hole)
144. Rob Tyner (MC5)
145. Vince Neil (Motley Crue)
146. Jeff Buckley
147. John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
148. Kanye West
149. Bob Dylan
150. Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
151. Pelle Almqvist (The Hives)
152. Bonnie Raitt
153. Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
154. Dave Matthews
155. Aretha Franklin
156. Curtis Mayfield
157. Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
158. Chris Martin (Coldplay)
159. Les Claypool (Primus)
160. Ian Curtis (Joy Division)
161. Tom Petty
162. David Coverdale (Whitesnake)
163. Diana Ross (The Supremes)
164. Lionel Richie (Commodores)
165. Beyonce Knowles (Destiny's Child, Solo)
166. John K (Steppenwolf)
167. Marvin Gaye
168. Pat Benatar
169. Smokey Robinson (The Miracles)
170. Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
171. Klaus Meine (The Scorpions)
172. Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran)
173. Peter Wolf (The J. Geils Band)
174. Brad Nowell (Sublime)
175. Jay Kay (Jamaroquoi)
176. Adam Duritz (Counting Crows)
177. Justin Hayward (Moody Blues)
178. Martha Reeves (Martha & the Vandellas)
179. Clyde McPhatter (The Drifters)
180. Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go's)
181. Tommy James (Tommy James & the Shondells)
182. Burton Cummings (The Guess Who)
183. David Clayton Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
184. Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)
185. Billy Idol
186. Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire)
187. Jon Anderson (Yes)
188. Cedric Bixler (The Mars Volta)
189. Meat Loaf
190. Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
191. Gene Vincent
192. Betty Davis
193. Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
194. Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs)
195. Country Joe McDonald (Country Joe & The Fish)
196. Lou Gramm (Foreigner)
197. Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & The Raiders)
198. Frankie Valli (The Four Seasons)
199. Mitch Ryder (Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels)
200. John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful)

Disclaimer: There is nothing 'Official' about these lists. They are compiled by the 'editor' using the
stated criteria, and revised considering the competent suggestions of visitors to this website only.

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