Who do you think has the most distinctive rock voice?

Past or Present?

Distinctive in that everytime they come on the radio, you automatically know who it is!! Does not necessarily have to be the most musically talented.


My picks:

Chris Cornell & Maynard from Tool

Update 2:

I'd include Jeff Buckley =)

Update 3:

Linz - You're right, how could I forget the Smashing Pumpkins!

Update 4:

Ryan .. I mean distinctive as in noticeable and identifiable not unique as in nothing else like it ............

53 Answers

  • Favourite answer

    Jeff Buckley- dead

    Robert Plant- past

    Maynard- present

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Chris Cornell from Soundgarden- Audioslave.

    He has an original voice and he can really wail. Great vocal range.

    I would've also picked MJK from Tool as well. He has a very broad vocal range- easily transitioning from a high pitch to a "throaty" scream like in "The Pot", listen to the beginning of the song against the very end. Another good example is Eulogy, where the melody starts off light, but by the end of the song becomes very heavy and intense, or if you listen to a Perfect Circle, "The Package" is a great example.

    We have the same tastes in music, it appears.

  • 1 decade ago

    Queen, Steven Tyler, Chad Kroeger and Chris Cornell

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Geddy Lee

    Chris Cornell

    Brian Johnson

    Mick Jagger

    Axl Rose

    Steven Tyler

    Brad Delp (R.I.P.)

    Robert Plant

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  • Mick Jagger

    Freddy Mercury

    Tina Turner

    Joan Jett

    Phil Collins

    Peter (from Type O Negative)

    Vince Neil

    Rod Stewart

    Axl Rose

    Kurt Cobain

  • 1 decade ago

    Freddie Mercury

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1 Layne Staley

    2 Ozzy Osbourne

    3 Robert Plant

    4 King Diamond

    5 Eric Bloom (BOC)

    6 Randy Jackson (Zebra)

    7 Freddy Mercury

    8 Geddy Lee

    9 Dave Mustaine

    10 Ronnie James Dio

  • 1 decade ago

    Steven Tyler, Vince Neil

  • I know Chris Cornell as soon as he comes one the radio. Jeff Buckley also...but im not too sure if he completely fits in the rock category.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Megadeth's Dave Mustaine has quite the voice, he is a wicked singer though.

    And Axl Rose and Sebastien Bach are amazing singers with very distinctive voices.

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