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    Top 3 worst lead vocalists in a rock band?

    Just like the title says, who do you feel are the top 3 worst lead vocalists ever in a rock band and why?

    Here are my choices.

    3. Paul Stanley: KISS -KISS always felt more like a stage show/gimmick than a band to me and Stanley's vocals are so off key at times it almost seems like a joke. I've often wondered if his position as the bands frontman was obtained by default considering the other band members vocal talents, or lack there of.

    2. Fred Durst: Limp Bizkit -While the band actually has had some talent, namely the departed Wes Borland, ole' Fred Durst's vocals are some of the most annoying and whiny I've heard in recent memory. His off the mike antics don't help his already overexposed and overrated image either.

    1. Scott Stapp: Creed -This Eddie Vedder wannabe is not only a terrible lead vocalist but a pompous arse to boot making it all the easier to hate the guy. Creed as a band comes off as hypocritically preachy and are too damn serious for their own good.
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    Re: Top 3 worst lead vocalists in a rock band?

    You stole Fred Durst and Stapp from my list, so i'm just going to give you two:

    Billy Corgan- as much as I ADORE the Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan and am eagerly awaiting his solo disc and tour thsi summer, his voice has always been one that can go from hypnotic to nasally and horrid. Some Pumpkins tracks he gets too nasally and i just want to scream. He's a lyrical genius though and everytime i saw him live he sounded excellent.

    Bob dylan- "Bawwwwb"'s voice has gotten generally worse over the years, but once again, if you enjoy the man and his stuff, you don't really notice it. His older stuff seems a bit easier to digest, but some of his other stuff is impossible to get into. My brother saw him a few weeks abck in Chicago and said it was his last show for a while as "I just can't figure out what he's saying these days!"
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    I know I'll get flak for this, but I have to say Geddy Lee. I love listening to Rush when I don't have to hear him. I know I can't sing as well, but the guy gives me a splitting headache.

    Ditto on the loser from the Darkness. Except while I'm willing to admit there's talent in Geddy, that guy doesn't get so much credit. (Heck, I don't even know the guy's name, nor do I care. I could probably stomach the rest of the band, but his vocals make me want to take a dump.)

    Third, uh, I'm trying to come up with someone sufficiently bad. There's that dude who preceded Mike Patton on the first two (counting the indy releases) Faith No More albums. It's not his fault, but in hindsight he sounds like a poor man's Mike Patton.

    I don't know why people always bash Creed! Sure, their new stuff sucks, but remember when they put out Ten? Or Vs? Or Vitology? Man, that old stuff rocks!!
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    I can't rank 3 off the top of my head but Durst is up there and so is B. Corgan because they both suck. I can't think of a more annoying voice than Billy Corgan's he's even worse than Durst. I'll take Freddy's shouting over Corgan's whining anyday.

    Can I say Dave Matthews as my 3rd choice ? I don't like his voice either.

    Hellboy I am a fan of Kiss and I love Paul Stanley. Definitely not the greatest singer but in my opinion he can really knock out some songs and I love them.

    Chux, the FNM singer before Patton was named Chuck . . . Somebody . . . can't recall his last name but I think he might have a few tracks on that "best of" double album ? You know, the one called "Who Cares Alot?" there should be at least one track of his, specifically "We Care Alot"

    I used to have one of their CDs with his vox but I sold it off years ago.

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    Re: Top 3 worst lead vocalists in a rock band?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar
    Chux, the FNM singer before Patton was named Chuck . . . Somebody . . . can't recall his last name but I think he might have a few tracks on that "best of" double album ? You know, the one called "Who Cares Alot?" there should be at least one track of his, specifically "We Care Alot"

    I used to have one of their CDs with his vox but I sold it off years ago.
    I knew it was Chuck something. But I can't believe you sold the only album he did. You got rid of "Anne's Song"? What's wrong with you?
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    Re: Top 3 worst lead vocalists in a rock band?

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter
    I knew it was Chuck something. But I can't believe you sold the only album he did. You got rid of "Anne's Song"? What's wrong with you?
    Chuck Mosely was his name IIRC, and yeah Mike Patton was much better. Angel Dust was my favorite album of theirs.

    I'm actually not surprised to see Geddy Lee's name pop up but being a Rush fan I have to disagree that he isn't a good vocalist. I'll admit his voice isn't for everyone but you've got to give him points for at least having a unique style.

    Caesar, thats cool, I figured somebody would dispute my nominated him. At least I didn't say Steven Tyler.

    I have to agree with EP about Chad Kroeger from Nickelback, terrible.
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    Re: Top 3 worst lead vocalists in a rock band?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi_Master_Guyute
    You stole Fred Durst and Stapp from my list...

    Ha ha. I was thinking of those two dudes also. Truly craptacular. I'd add the lead "singer" of Korn, and the guy from Counting Crows. He sounds like he's about to cry at the drop of a hat...plus those wannabe dreds are friggin ridiculous.
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    The dude from Grim Reaper. "Stop- in the name of all that which does not suck!"

    The Counting Crows dude. I don't care if he was getting with J. Aniston when everybody loved her, I cannot abide vocalists who whine as they sing. Oh, look, Mandy C. beat me to it.

    David Lee Rothstein. I know he was a great front man, but he never was much of a singer.
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    Re: Top 3 worst lead vocalists in a rock band?

    1. Lead singer Our Lady Peace (R.M.)

    2. Lead singer of Rush (G.L.)

    3. Lead singer of G & R (A.R.)

    Worst lead singer in general (Brittney Spears)
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    Re: Top 3 worst lead vocalists in a rock band?

    Quote Originally Posted by JON9000
    The dude from Grim Reaper. "Stop- in the name of all that which does not suck!"
    Oh man, that guys hysterical to watch. I remember Beavis and Butthead used a few of their videos and specifically made fun of the lead singer.
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