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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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Fav Rock Vocalist?

To me, there's few in the same league as Geoff Tate. His technical ability, range and operatic voice put him in rarefied air indeed. Thoughts?
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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Hmmmmm, Freddie Mercury.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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Hmmmmm, Freddie Mercury.
What a voice and what a showman. He had fantastic range and who knows what he could have accomplished had he lived. Like John Bonham, Layne Staley, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and many others, he was too fast to live...

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Most Unique. Geddy Lee
Fav- Robert Plant for range, and David Gilmor one of my favs.

But, I have such a broad range of taste being my age- you'll laugh but I just started appreciating Led Zeppelin this past couple of years. (I am over 40).
Although I find Lee's voice quite annoying, I've still got to give Rush great respect. All 3 band members are multi-instrumentalists and are quite technically adept. Lee's lyrics are honest and quite cerebral compared to most in rock.
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There's so many it's hard to choose. If I had to pick one I'd say Layne Staley from Alice N Chains. Chris Cornell deserves a mention as well

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Hmmmmm, Freddie Mercury.
Another great rock singer
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Burton Cummings. Even as a teenager, he had chops.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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Burton Cummings. Even as a teenager, he had chops.
Yeah he's a great singer. Whatever happened to him? I loved The Guess Who way back when...
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There's so many it's hard to choose. If I had to pick one I'd say Layne Staley from Alice N Chains. Chris Cornell deserves a mention as well

Another great rock singer
Cornell. Awesome range. That voice that just keeps going up and up.
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Cornell. Awesome range. That voice that just keeps going up and up.
Agreed. He sounds a bit like Paul McCartney (in his young Beatles days) when he pushes his voice hard. Listen to I'm Down (Beatles) and Bleed Together's chorus for example(Soundgarden) They both have a very similar raucous style quality.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:47 AM   #9
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Not a rock fan but if it qualifies..

Amy lee
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Still touring. Occasionally with Randy Bachman as "Bachman and Cummings". They released an album called Jukebox in 2007. I wouldn't call it a great album, too much ego I think. But their reinterpretation of American Women is amazing. There are a couple of other good tunes too.

An interesting compilation is the original version, the Lenny Kravitz version, and then the Jukebox version.

Time to go listen to some Guess Who - it's the weekend, eh?
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Most Unique. Geddy Lee
Fav- Robert Plant for range, and David Gilmor one of my favs.

But, I have such a broad range of taste being my age- you'll laugh but I just started appreciating Led Zeppelin this past couple of years. (I am over 40).
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:17 AM   #12
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Most Unique. Geddy Lee
Fav- Robert Plant for range, and David Gilmor one of my favs.

But, I have such a broad range of taste being my age- you'll laugh but I just started appreciating Led Zeppelin this past couple of years. (I am over 40).
I'm a 60 year old rocker who grew up with the greatest rock bands. Getty Lee, Robert Plant, and David Gilmore are favs of mine as well. But it's hard to pick an absolute favorite, don't you agree??
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.... it's hard to pick an absolute favorite, don't you agree??
Multiple thumbs up! That is the best part about about rock... we may all have our personal favourites... but I think we can agree that the names that are not on our personal list are also great vocalists. It just this week, today, I would rather listen to .... instead of ....
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But it's hard to pick an absolute favorite, don't you agree??
Absolutely agree. In fact impossible.
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Fav- Robert Plant for range...).

Led Zeppelin is hard to beat as well. Though each band member was highly talented, the effect of their combined efforts far exceeded the individual members. Plant had amazing talent, a love of the blues and a willingness to experiment. They stand as my fav band of all time and it's easy to see why they are often considered one of the gold standards by which all modern-day bands are measured. Do any of these truly hold a candle?

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Not a rock fan but if it qualifies..

Amy lee
Man, her voice is haunting. It sends a shiver up my spine.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 04:13 PM   #16
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Robert Plant and Roger Daltrey are two of my favorites. many others deserve a mention.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:17 AM   #17
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Good ones mentioned. To add, David Bowie, Peter Steele, Maynard Keenan, Cedric Bixler-Zavala.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:32 AM   #18
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Cornell. Awesome range. That voice that just keeps going up and up.
Chris Cornell has my vote
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