Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusic · 1 decade ago

Top 5 rock musicians of all time?

What I want is a list of the YOUR top 5 singers, drummers, bassists, and guitarists of all time. Not including today (no foo fighters, green day, all american rejects, etc.) No rap or pop, or country either. Nor do I want any death metal or really hardcore rock (black sabbath, metallica, etc...) Stick to straight up classic rock (aerosmith, the beatles, queen, eagles, journey, led zeppelin, the who, those kind-of bands.

My lists:


1. Freddie Mercury

2. Paul McCartney

3. Steven Tyler

4. Steve Perry

5. Robert Plant

6. Meatloaf


1. Jimmy Page

2. Jimi Hendrix

3. Brian May

4. Eric Clapton

5. Eddie Van Halen

Bassists: (I can only think of two decent ones)

1. John Entwistle

2. John Paul Jones


1. John Bonham

2. Keith Moon

3. Neil Peart

4. Roger Taylor

5. Mick Fleetwood

6. Steve Smith

And I'm a drummer myself so don't argue about the drummers.


Scratch the guitarists list heres the revised one:

1. Jimmy Page

2. Jimi Hendrix

3. Brian May

4. Eric Clapton

5. Angus Young

Update 2:

dude leave a goddamn list!!!!!!!!!

dont go "who gives a ******"

And forgive me for the not very good at their names

Update 3:

and guys its the best individual musicians not the best bands

Update 4:

Oh and i forgot about john deacon and mccartney

Update 5:

alright guys ringo isnt a good drummer and frank sinatra isnt a rock singer

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    vocals: roger daltrey, mick jagger, john lennon, steve perry and stevie nicks.

    guitars: eddie van halen, brian may, jimmy page, neil schon and pete townshend

    bass: john paul jones, paul mccartney, john entwistle, john deacon and sting

    drummers: john bonham, alex van halen, keith moon, steve smith and greg ham

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm a drummer myself. Heres my top two for all the categories.


    1. Robert Plant

    2. Steven Tyler


    1. Eddie Van Halen

    2. Jimi Hendrix

    Bassists: Dont really know any


    1. John Henry Bonham

    2. Phil Rudd

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  • 1 decade ago

    These are not in order of favorites:

    GUITAR - Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, George Harrison, Jeff Beck

    BASS - Jack Bruce, Chris Squire, John Entwhisle, Paul McCartney

    FEMALE SINGERS - Janis Joplin, Chrissie Hynde, Pat Benatar, Ann Wilson

    MALE SINGERS - Paul McCartney, Robert Plant ,Freddie Mercury, Paul Rodgers, David Coverdale

    DRUMMER - Keith Moon, Ginger Baker

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  • 1 decade ago

    I do all of these instruments in my band and have for a long time so you shouldn't argue either. I'm what you call a utilty and I know what I'm talking about


    I Steven Tyler

    II Brent Smith

    III Freddy Mercury

    IV Dennis DeYoung

    V Bradley E. Delp


    I Steve Vai

    II Edward Van Halen

    III Dave Matthews

    IV Mark Tremonti

    V Yngwie Malmsteen


    I Geddy Lee

    II Duff McKagen

    III Marcus Miller

    IV Tim Commerford

    V Timothy B. Schmit


    I Carter Beauford (you obviously don't know who he is if you're a drummer and don't have him on your list. listen to Dave Matthews Stuff man! he's awesome. here's a link, you simply have to watch the video's. if nothing else this will definately get you into dave mattews )

    II Neil Peart

    III John Bonham

    IV Alex Van Halen (hot for teacher!)

    V Joey Kramer

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  • 1 decade ago

    Singers:Jagger, Plant,Morrison,Mercury, Bowie.

    Guitarists: Hendrix, Clapton, Townshend, Page, Zappa.

    Bassists:McCartney, Bruce, Entwhistle,Phil Lynott,Roger Waters

    Drummers: Moon, Bonham, Mitch Mitchell,Ginger Baker, Ringo.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I agree for the most part, but for guitarist, I'd put Angus Young over Clapton, and then move Halen into the #4 spot.

    For singers, I'd add John Lennon, maybe.

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  • 1 decade ago


    Barbra Streisand

    Frank Sinatra

    Carole King

    Karen Carpenter

    Doris Day

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bassists: how can you forget Felix Pappalardi (Mountain), or Billy Shehan (Mr. Big)?

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  • native
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    led zepplin

    the who

    black sabbath

    toy matinee


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  • 1 decade ago

    so gives a ****

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