My interest was piqued by this article on Metal Hammer today; it deals an article they in turn found on Music Radar concerning a poll of the thirty greatest lead singers of all time.

Now I don’t have a problem with a lot of the entries on this list. You’ve got some classic automatic entry oldies (Ronnie James Dio, Robert Plant, Bruce Dickinson), and some newer classics (Kurt Cobain, Thom Yorke, Matt Bellamy). I don’t even really mind the laughable ignorance (Liam Gallagher) because people are stupid and vote accordingly. I for one will rejoice on the day that you have to have a license to post on the internet.

What takes the biscuit was the #1 spot (naturally). Any guesses?

It was handed to this douchebag:


I understand the importance of Axl Rose in the history of rock and roll and all that bollocks. He may even have been an entertaining frontman in Guns n’ Roses‘ early years – in the same way that watching a monkey throw around its own faeces is entertaining – but he’s ruined all of that by being an utter grade-a douchebag.

My main gripe is that this was meant to be about the greatest lead singers. Axl Rose’s voice is fucking atrocious.

My point here wasn’t to ramble and moan (enjoy it as much as I do) though. I want to know who your entries on the list would have been. Although this list isn’t specifically, let’s keep this thing heavy, because anything that isn’t is obviously for pussies.

My number one? Mike Patton. His exclusion is a travesty, and let’s leave it at that.

So go on, sound off!

– CG


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