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    Default Greatest Active Rock Singer Today?

    who do you guys think is the best rock singer still actively making music?

    My vote goes to Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell.

    Some others to consider;

    Eddie Vedder
    Gord Downie
    Hugh Dillon
    Scott Weiland
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    Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell. Always been my favorites, especially Vedder


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    Quote Raptor_11 wrote: View Post
    Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell. Always been my favorites, especially Vedder

    Cornell is better than Vedder. But, I still absolutely adore Eddie and he only trails Cornell on my list. Also, great tune.

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    I'm trying not to laugh because kroeger is actually not a bad singer.But, he's lucky if he cracks top 15,imho.
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    Those are pretty awful choices by today's standards. When was the last time soundgarden, hip, pearl jam or bono actually released anything good lately at all? And Scott Weiland? Ouch. Nobody considered him good in STP hey days and certainly isn't now.

    Even Dave grohl today is far better and has stood the test of time way better than those guys, and I'm not even a huge foo fan.

    Josh homme easily tops the list here.

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    Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys

    sure. there's MANY more vocally gifted singers than him..

    but there's one very good reason he's #1.

    this.

    http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/03...g-nazi-salute/

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    Quote iblastoff wrote: View Post
    Even Dave grohl today is far better and has stood the test of time way better than those guys, and I'm not even a huge foo fan.

    Josh homme easily tops the list here.
    These are exactly the two that came to mind for me.

    Especially Josh. BIG fan.


    But for my #1 I'm going with Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys.

    I'd also put John Mayer on this list, which may get me some heat. Hes come a long way since "Your Body is a Wonderland". Amazing Guitar Player. Great Vocalist.
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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys

    sure. there's MANY more vocally gifted singers than him..

    but there's one very good reason he's #1.

    this.

    http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/03...g-nazi-salute/
    When I read about this a couple days ago I totally wasn't even surprised. Haha Casey is awesome.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    When I read about this a couple days ago I totally wasn't even surprised. Haha Casey is awesome.
    i love how he had no hesitation... as soon as he noticed him it was like "oh this fucker is going down"

    they're in toronto in june.. already got my tickets

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    Quote iblastoff wrote: View Post
    Those are pretty awful choices by today's standards. When was the last time soundgarden, hip, pearl jam or bono actually released anything good lately at all? And Scott Weiland? Ouch. Nobody considered him good in STP hey days and certainly isn't now.

    Even Dave grohl today is far better and has stood the test of time way better than those guys, and I'm not even a huge foo fan.

    Josh homme easily tops the list here.
    It's actually not about the bands. Just the singers. Cornell was with audioslave and then did solo stuff and soundgarden just recently released a new album which isn't bad at all. Vedder has been around, just not with pearl jam,but, they are going to be releasing a new album.





    Dave Grohl is a good musician. But, i'm not a fan of him or as a singer. Homme is not beating out those guys either.
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    It's kind of a problem in rock when talking about singers. There are lots of good bands where you can't possibly say the singer is even close to good...and with much varied styles. Some guys who are pretty meh singers have been part of hugely successful bands, and they aren't bad singers, they are very good for the style of music the band performs, but they just aren't great singing talents.
    Examples:
    Anthony Kiedis from the Chili Peppers
    Zack de la Rocha from Rage Against the Machine
    Michael Stipe from R.E.M.

    *I've heard both Kiedis and de la Rocha live, and man, they both sang really well in the shows, but still, Sinatra they ain't
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    I've also seen Josh Homme live, in fact one of the times I saw RHCP, Queens opened for them. He's a pretty good singer. I don't know if I'd call him great. But again, it's hard to think of great active rock singers.

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    A couple of underrated singers in rock...who can sound a little similar depending on the song:
    -Thom Yorke, Radiohead
    -Matt Bellamy, Muse

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    A couple of underrated singers in rock...who can sound a little similar depending on the song:
    -Thom Yorke, Radiohead
    -Matt Bellamy, Muse
    Ya, they're pretty good. Radiohead hasn't done anything in a while, have they?
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Ya, they're pretty good. Radiohead hasn't done anything in a while, have they?
    They put out an album a couple of years ago. I haven't actually listened to that one yet (King of Limbs)...the last stuff of theirs I listened to was In Rainbows.

    Also, just randomly looked him up, apparently currently released an album with a "supergroup" consisting of Yorke, Flea from RHCP, Nigel Godrich (also from Radiohead as a producer), Joey Waronker the drummer from Beck and R.E.M, and some Brazilian musician named Mauro Refosco who I don't know at all on percussions (probably amazing). They're calling themselves Atoms for Peace. So Yorke is a guy who'll always be in music I think, because it's just what he loves to do.

    As for Bellamy, I've had the chance to see him live and he's a great performer all around.

    *Unfortunately, neither really has the voice to call them the "best" singer, but they're both pretty good singers, being about as good as they can be with their voices.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    They put out an album a couple of years ago. I haven't actually listened to that one yet (King of Limbs)...the last stuff of theirs I listened to was In Rainbows.

    Also, just randomly looked him up, apparently currently released an album with a "supergroup" consisting of Yorke, Flea from RHCP, Nigel Godrich (also from Radiohead as a producer), Joey Waronker the drummer from Beck and R.E.M, and some Brazilian musician named Mauro Refosco who I don't know at all on percussions (probably amazing). They're calling themselves Atoms for Peace. So Yorke is a guy who'll always be in music I think, because it's just what he loves to do.

    As for Bellamy, I've had the chance to see him live and he's a great performer all around.

    *Unfortunately, neither really has the voice to call them the "best" singer, but they're both pretty good singers, being about as good as they can be with their voices.
    Yes, they are very talented. But, not the greatest.

    I might have to check out this supergroup, supergroups are usually awesome for like one song. Haha

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    Wayne Coyne is the best front man I have ever seen live. I would run over my wife to get to a Flaming Lips show. Only band that I would pay money to see live.

    Trent Reznor would make my list as well. Dave Grohl is pretty charismatic even if he can't sing.

    I have seen Muse twice. Bellamy is okay but he doesn't have the stage presence of a great front man. I always compare him to Freddy Mercury (Muse is basically Queen updated) and he doesn't compare favourably.

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    Jack Black is the greatest! He'd tell you so.


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