Who is/was the best rock singer of all time?

David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez

Who is/was the best rock singer of all time?

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Jack Mitchell
Jack Mitchell

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John Jenkins
John Jenkins

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Ryan Morris
Ryan Morris

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Alexander Turner
Alexander Turner

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Brandon Ross
Brandon Ross

This is true but people are going to tell you to go back to a certain website

Tyler Jackson
Tyler Jackson

lou reed doing a gay voice

Blake Ramirez
Blake Ramirez

listening to rock for singing
just listen to soul or pop

Gabriel Gomez
Gabriel Gomez

phil anselmo

Nathaniel Powell
Nathaniel Powell

you already posted the answer op

Tyler Butler
Tyler Butler

Chris Cornell

William Reyes
William Reyes

this

Dominic White
Dominic White

Is that eddie murphy?

Samuel Collins
Samuel Collins

These, plus Staley, Patton and Plant

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Jaxson Turner
Jaxson Turner

Only one.
Everyone else is imitation.

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David Carter
David Carter

Your mum was singing when I had anal sex with her. It felt good too, cheers for that, cunt.

Samuel Brooks
Samuel Brooks

Nobody does it like him.

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Ayden Reed
Ayden Reed

is there even anything to discuss here?

Bentley Wright
Bentley Wright

I agree on the others but I'd put Halford or Dickinson over Dio. RJD's voice is amazing but he doesn't have the range and versatility of the other metal gods.

Austin Cook
Austin Cook

maybe

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Kayden Rodriguez
Kayden Rodriguez

He's not very *rock*, but he's undeniably extremely talented and skilled.

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Joshua Perez
Joshua Perez

*denies*

Ryan Robinson
Ryan Robinson

BRUCE

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Asher Ross
Asher Ross

Well, you can do it technically, but you're wrong.

Evan Howard
Evan Howard

His song writing was so good, and his image so attention grabbing, that people don't end up talking about his singing specifically but he was one of the absolute best IMO. His skills and range are good, but his versatility and ability for expression are incredible.

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Luke Robinson
Luke Robinson

yea hes almost as good as kanye west

Angel Cooper
Angel Cooper

Word on a Wing is his best vocal performance.

Thomas Davis
Thomas Davis

God

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Benjamin Morgan
Benjamin Morgan

He'll be fine

Jaxon Lopez
Jaxon Lopez

He's already dead m8

Jace Bailey
Jace Bailey

I think hell be fine

Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith

newfag detected

Thomas Green
Thomas Green

he thinks I don't know the meme

Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry

hell be fine

Andrew Bell
Andrew Bell

Rod Stewart

Blake Mitchell
Blake Mitchell

Chino moreno

Parker Edwards
Parker Edwards

Kurt Cobain

Colton Hernandez
Colton Hernandez

best in the thread so far

Justin Lee
Justin Lee

Scientifically, the answer is Freddie Mercury.

"What, exactly, made him so great? A research team in Europe wanted to answer that question, so it looked into the science behind his voice. Professor Christian Herbst was part of that team, which just released its study on Mercury; as a singing teacher and a biophysicist, Herbst says he was intrigued by Mercury's technique. According to his research, the key lies in Mercury's vibrato, which differs slightly from those of other classically trained singers.

"Usually, you can sing a straight tone, but opera singers try to modulate the fundamental frequencies," he says. "So they make the tone, if you like, a bit more vibrant. Typically, an opera singer's vibrato has this frequency of about 5.5-6 Hz. Freddie Mercury's is higher, and it's also more irregular, and that kind of creates a very typical vocal fingerprint."

Basically, the way his voice worked combined opera and pop in a way that made it indistinguishable. He truly sang in a very innovative way, so that's why Freddie Mercury is /technically/ the greatest rock singer of all time.

Nathan Reed
Nathan Reed

can sing 'technically' the best
yeah, too bad music isn't about technical prowess

Caleb Foster
Caleb Foster

Define the criterion that you would use to determine the greatest rock n roll singer.

Leo Taylor
Leo Taylor

Youre so lost

Caleb Wright
Caleb Wright

"What, exactly, made him so great? A research team on reddit wanted to answer that question
nice try, reddit

Christopher Ward
Christopher Ward

J7

777

Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams

when you really get down to it someone who fits the song being made
so really I'd agree with OP and say Ronnie James Dio since nothing anywhere fits anything more than his voice did for metal

Thomas Jackson
Thomas Jackson

tl;dr "his vibrato is faster than average so he's somehow better"

Freddie is one of my favorite singers ever but that's completely retarded and doesn't even make sense. Who ever said "I wish my vibrato was faster"? It's not even desirable.

Austin Murphy
Austin Murphy

It's Van Morrison you stupid fucks. He's got a distinctive voice as well as amazing technical skill and range.

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Nicholas Wright
Nicholas Wright

Kek

Jackson Gray
Jackson Gray

Reddit is very sad its not funny

Brody Campbell
Brody Campbell

this is the same singer whose range is so limited that he had to break into a falsetto to sing "fighting" in We Are The Champions. cringe.

John Hill
John Hill

isn't it said somewhere he was a baritone singing way out of his normal range?

Joseph King
Joseph King

digits will confirm
youtu.be/T8Rfb1Jtmic

Adam Wright
Adam Wright

gillan has always had a hard time with pitch onstage - he tended to sing a bit sharp. he had greatest range in his youth but that was falsetto. plant could hit high G without breaking into falsetto

Parker Mitchell
Parker Mitchell

Dis nigga

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Aiden Scott
Aiden Scott

not sure. fag had a good voice but to put him on a pedestal as GOAT is just gay.

Joseph Bell
Joseph Bell

If we're going by range then Axl and Halford are the toppest of top. there's more to it than how many octaves you can span

Michael Ross
Michael Ross

Friendly reminder that Axl's range nearly spans six octaves.

Jose Cox
Jose Cox

Nah, you just don't understand that you need an actual standard if you want to argue what is "the best" in any category. I chose mine. it may be incorrect. Whateva

Adam Bailey
Adam Bailey

true but there are aesthetics that come into play too. Axl has range but his voice annoys me. my train of thought is that gnr suceeded in spite of axl - not because of him. halford could scream a powerful high G. that's about it. Riding On The Wind sounds like a hackneyed falsetto failed attempt to be brian johnson though less so than that hack from Jackyl. halfords real voice sucked. youtube.com/watch?v=Zw8Pnu4Ro6A
combining aesthetics with range and you get a 1971 robert plant wearing the crown

Justin Nguyen
Justin Nguyen

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Jackson Williams
Jackson Williams

You do not understand singing if you condensed this into "his vibrato is faster, therefore he's better". Like, I cannot stress enough, you completely misunderstood the relevance of the original information.

Do you sing?

Julian Davis
Julian Davis

Yes I've been singing for years. If that paragraph said anything other than "his vibrato is faster", paste it and explain how that's not what it said. I just read it again and that's the only claim made in the entire post.

Xavier Moore
Xavier Moore

Oops.
was for

I just read it a third time since you were so incredulous. All that is said in that post is that Freddy had a faster and more irregular vibrato than average.

Jose Howard
Jose Howard

are you really trying to say halford wasn't that great?
youtu.be/nZxrzSCuRfQ
cmon man

Nathaniel Kelly
Nathaniel Kelly

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Wyatt Thompson
Wyatt Thompson

gawd that's terrible. thank god grunge came about and destroyed the heavy metal explosion with men who sang like men

Ayden Perez
Ayden Perez

consistent and powerful E5s aren't grunge-tier. Halford has hit a sharp C6 during live performances, even.

Luis Edwards
Luis Edwards

johnny depp?

Kayden Morales
Kayden Morales

Yeah, i'm saying that you don't understand the relevance of that information. It's not "his vibrato is faster", it's "his vibrato bridges the gap between rock and opera, maintaining the appeal in each case". This is why FUCKING EVERYBODY loves his voice. It appeals to two completely different standards of auditory appreciation. Opera and RnR,

I'm saying that my standard for the "greatest rock singer" is whichever singer bridges the gap between classical and modern singing styles without it being obtrusive in any way. I think that Freddie is the best, going off of this standard. If you disagree, you have to be clear. Do you disagree with my standard (as in: propose a different standard), or, you agree with my standard, but disagree with my conclusion (in which case, what's your conclusion?).

William Kelly
William Kelly

post link audio mm/ss. i've heard hi G ON VOC and Sinner; G# at the end of Dreamer Deceiver may have been variac'd

Charles Murphy
Charles Murphy

falsetto. gillan could hit that note too and gillans "normal" voice in the studio was "better" than halfords studio voice

Nathan Carter
Nathan Carter

youtu.be/4parWwDh4eM?t=303

Elijah Murphy
Elijah Murphy

I'm not saying the only fact stated in that supposed proof of why Freddi'es voice is "scientifically superior", I'm saying "subjective stupid bullshit written by a scientist who is so musically ignorant that he believes vibrato is a unique feature of opera singing and most popular singers just try to 'hit straight tones'"
Good point there bud. Really substantive.

Jaxson Scott
Jaxson Scott

you posted him what else you want

Jose Foster
Jose Foster

I disagree with your standard because it's absolutely retarded. I also don't think that your evidence (i.e. Freddy has a faster than average vibrato) shows that Freddy "bridges classical and modern singing styles". Plenty of singers have a weird vibrato quirk of some kind. Are they all "bridging the gap..."? A more pronounced vibrato isn't even the most substantial difference between operatic and popular singing styles. The low larynx tone is by far the most distinguishing feature of opera. Vibrato appears in almost all popular music.

Henry Jackson
Henry Jackson

impressive scream. too bad the rest of the vocals sound like halford and not cornell

Camden Sullivan
Camden Sullivan

believe it or not is actually the dude from stryper ... yeah, stryper

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Noah Gonzalez
Noah Gonzalez

Wow. That was amazing. wtf

Dylan Taylor
Dylan Taylor

Based.

William Jenkins
William Jenkins

the gospel wins again

Adrian Roberts
Adrian Roberts

I like the singer in Seam

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Isaiah Barnes
Isaiah Barnes

Gentlemem, I believe all of you are wrong

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Jeremiah Ward
Jeremiah Ward

Chuck puts them all 6 feet under

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