Greatest Rock Vocal Performances

darthrick10darthrick10 Unsigned
edited September 2007 in History of Rock
1. Love Reign O'er Me - Roger Daltrey (The Who)
2. Child In Time - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
3. Say Hello To Heaven - Chris Cornell (Temple Of The Dog)
4. Bohemian Rhapsody - Freddie Mercury (Queen)
5. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
6. Since I've Been Loving You - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
7. Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin (Big Brother & the Holding Company)
8. Grace - Jeff Buckley
9. Life On Mars - David Bowie
10. Who Wants To Live Forever - Freddie Mercury/Brain May (Queen)

Comments

  • brutus_beefbrutus_beef Unsigned
    edited July 2007
    Hey I know it's hard to limit yourself to a Top 10 and some great vocals on there but surely Sebastian Bach's vocals on the first two Skid Row albums had to get a mention? How about his ball tearing high notes on I Remember You or 18 and Life?
    "That child blew a child awaaaaaaayyyyyyeah yeah!!!!" :p
  • Hastyl3Hastyl3 Road Warrior
    edited July 2007
    hey you left out billy corgan's vocals in disarm.
  • darthrick10darthrick10 Unsigned
    edited July 2007
    in response to the above two comments i would say that sebastian bach's greatest performance was youth gone wild and although great not good enough to get into my top 10. As for billy corgan tonight tonight is a really good performance
  • Hastyl3Hastyl3 Road Warrior
    edited July 2007
    darthrick10;8491 said:
    in response to the above two comments i would say that sebastian bach's greatest performance was youth gone wild and although great not good enough to get into my top 10. As for billy corgan tonight tonight is a really good performance
    billy's voice is good in tonight, tonight but you could hear more emotion in his voice in disarm.
  • edited July 2007
    darthrick10;8472 said:
    1. Love Reign O'er Me - Roger Daltrey (The Who)
    2. Child In Time - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
    3. Say Hello To Heaven - Chris Cornell (Temple Of The Dog)
    4. Bohemian Rhapsody - Freddie Mercury (Queen)
    5. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
    6. Since I've Been Loving You - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
    7. Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin (Big Brother & the Holding Company)
    8. Grace - Jeff Buckley
    9. Life On Mars - David Bowie
    10. Who Wants To Live Forever - Freddie Mercury/Brain May (Queen)
    You got that list from Digital Dreamdoor!

    But I think the greatest of all time is Say Hello to Heaven. Chris Cornell is like Jesus.
  • Rev0lverRev0lver Road Warrior
    edited July 2007
    i'd have to go with anything by the mars volta. or the really high part in the fall of troy's "the dark trail"
  • edited July 2007
    sushi111;8525 said:
    Chris Cornell is like Jesus.
    Cornell is amazing. Eddie Vedder has a great voice though I dont really like the rest of Pearl Jam. Anthony Kiedis makes up for his lack of a good voice with being crazily energetic and he's always fun to watch live. I hope we get Soundgarden on RB. In regards to Billy Corgan I love him but have you heard Zeitgeist? It sounds like he's running out of juice lately. When you look at all the "leftovers" from Pisces Iscariot they make Zeitgeist sound pretty weak.
  • Rev0lverRev0lver Road Warrior
    edited July 2007
    one thing that makes me mad is people think to be a good vocalist you have to sing really high. i personally love the vocal styles of eddie vedder and of course i couldn't leave out Ville Valo from HIM, one of the most melodic voices i know.
  • edited July 2007
    Seattle_Sound;8629 said:
    Cornell is amazing. Eddie Vedder has a great voice though I dont really like the rest of Pearl Jam. Anthony Kiedis makes up for his lack of a good voice with being crazily energetic and he's always fun to watch live. I hope we get Soundgarden on RB. In regards to Billy Corgan I love him but have you heard Zeitgeist? It sounds like he's running out of juice lately. When you look at all the "leftovers" from Pisces Iscariot they make Zeitgeist sound pretty weak.


    Oh me and you both buddy! Spoonman, The Day I Tried to Love, Jesus Christ Pose and many others would be awesome.
  • newwaytodienewwaytodie Road Warrior
    edited July 2007
    I've got a pretty good Vile Valo thing goin on.
  • benjaminbenjamin Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    I love Johnny Rotten's vocals. It is more difficult to sing off key then you would think.
  • WildWalkerWildWalker Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    I thought Steve Perry (Journey) on Don't Stop Believin' was worth a mention?

    WW
  • WingsOfSteelWingsOfSteel Headliner
    edited July 2007
    1. Brad Delp - Something About You (Boston)
    2. Freddie Mercury - Seven Seas of Rhye (Queen)
    3. Steve Perry - Separate Ways (Journey)
    4. Robert Plant - The Rain Song (Led Zeppelin)
    5. Steve Walsh - Nobody's Home (Kansas)
    6. Axl Rose - November Rain (Guns N' Roses)
    7. Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue
    8. George Harrison - Something (The Beatles)
    9. Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow in the Dark (Dio)
    10. Geddy Lee - Freewill (Rush)
  • Rev0lverRev0lver Road Warrior
    edited July 2007
    sahaj ticotin from the band RA is definitely worth a mention.
  • AxlitisAxlitis Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    1. Freddie Mercury (Killer Queen)
    2. Axl Rose (Rocket Queen)
    3. Steve Perry (yeah, that's right)
    4. Eddie Vedder (Alive)
    5. Sebastian Bach (Youth Gone Wild)
    6. Ringo Starr (With a Little Help)
    7. John Lennon (In My Life)
    8. Scott Weiland (Sour Girl)
    9. Ray Davies (Waterloo Sunset)
    10. Paul McCartney (Live and Let Die, Sgt. Peppers)
  • edited July 2007
    My favorite vocalists are Thom Yorke and Chris Cornell pre-Audioslave.
  • SmitzerSmitzer Unsigned
    edited July 2007
    Robert Plant - Dazed and confused \m/ \m/
  • KutsicKutsic Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Bother- Corey Taylor (Stone Sour)
    Emu ~for my dear~- Gackt
    Art of Life- Toshi (X Japan)
    Hallowed Be Thy Name- Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth)
    Demon of the Fall- Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
    Ghost of Perdition- Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
    Lost to Apathy- Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity)
    Bohemian Rhapsody- Freddy Mercury (Queen)
    Run to the Hills- Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
    Crawling- Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)
    ...But Home is Nowhere- Davey Havok (AFI)
    Only One- Ryan Key (Yellowcard)
    Nemo- Tarja Turunen (Nightwish)

    I could keep going, but yea, those are my picks.
  • drummingrobotdrummingrobot Unsigned
    edited July 2007
    Kutsic;10291 said:
    Bother- Corey Taylor (Stone Sour)
    Emu ~for my dear~- Gackt
    Art of Life- Toshi (X Japan)
    Hallowed Be Thy Name- Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth)
    Demon of the Fall- Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
    Ghost of Perdition- Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)

    Lost to Apathy- Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity)
    Bohemian Rhapsody- Freddy Mercury (Queen)
    Run to the Hills- Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
    Crawling- Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)
    ...But Home is Nowhere- Davey Havok (AFI)
    Only One- Ryan Key (Yellowcard)
    Nemo- Tarja Turunen (Nightwish)

    I could keep going, but yea, those are my picks.
    Akerfeldt is god, I'd also say any Tool (mayard keenan jones)
  • edited July 2007
    WingsOfSteel;8811 said:
    1. Brad Delp - Something About You (Boston)
    2. Freddie Mercury - Seven Seas of Rhye (Queen)
    3. Steve Perry - Separate Ways (Journey)
    4. Robert Plant - The Rain Song (Led Zeppelin)
    5. Steve Walsh - Nobody's Home (Kansas)
    6. Axl Rose - November Rain (Guns N' Roses)
    7. Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue
    8. George Harrison - Something (The Beatles)
    9. Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow in the Dark (Dio)
    10. Geddy Lee - Freewill (Rush)
    No....no....no....AXL ROSE!!!!!!! You did not put Axl Rose on a list of all time great vocalists. Shame shame shame........
  • dim1234dim1234 Unsigned
    edited July 2007
    only heard ten once and can barely remember it , eddie vedder is one of the greatest in my opinion along with phil anselmo, glenn danzig and michale graves
  • edited July 2007
    dim1234;12588 said:
    only heard ten once and can barely remember it , eddie vedder is one of the greatest in my opinion along with phil anselmo, glenn danzig and michale graves
    Eddie more growls than sings, but he still is incredible. From the grunge era I would say...

    1. Chris Cornell - Incredible voice
    2. Kurt Cobain - He had so much passion, and he could scream ON KEY
    3. Eddie Vedder - Also very passionate and a great voice
    4. Layne Staley - Lyrics were very dark and deep but made you feel great listening...wierd
    5. Anthony Kiedis - Funny raps, sexual raps, crazy energy, but not the best singer live....
    6. Billy Corgan - Sry Billy but I cant stand the way you sing retarded live, great on the albums though.
    7. Mark Arm - Funny dude
  • Raider87Raider87 Rising Star
    edited August 2007
    My favorite vocalists are Layne Staley, Chris Cornell, Maynard James Keenan and how can you forget Mike Patton??

    Man In The Box - Staley
    Say Hello 2 Heaven - Cornell
    Pu**** - Maynard
    Midlife Crisis - Patton
  • TazeyoTazeyo Unsigned
    edited August 2007
    K-Fed obviously.
    He has good rythm, good voice, you name it.
  • Raider87Raider87 Rising Star
    edited August 2007
    Tazeyo;31485 said:
    K-Fed obviously.
    He has good rythm, good voice, you name it.
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  • TazeyoTazeyo Unsigned
    edited August 2007
    Raider87;31489 said:
    Po Po Po Po PopoZao PopoZao!!
    Want your scotch whisky with an apple? :eek:
  • battle_axe_of_doombattle_axe_of_doom Road Warrior
    edited August 2007
    kurt cobain was a horrible musician.

    jack bruce is an underrated singer if you ask me
  • newwaytodienewwaytodie Road Warrior
    edited August 2007
    Hansi Kursch - And Then There Was Silence
  • edited August 2007
    layne staley was great to,his vocal performances both live and in the studio are incredible and his voice changes with the moods of the songs and does it in such a way ,which makes him unique as a vocalist, like "Dam that river" to "down in a hole" which are both very inspirational performances and very different , i don't know why i didn't add him earlier to my list , ....this is a late entry
  • AkaymayAkaymay Rising Star
    edited August 2007
    Bon Scott - AC/DC
    Axl Rose - Guns N Roses
    David Coverdale - Whitesnake
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