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    Don't disagree with what has been said before, just trying to not be repetitve:

    Elvis Costello
    David Byrne
    Phil Collins, when he fronted Genesis,
    Ryan Adams

    still the best was Peter Gabriel when I saw him in '83, '87, '93 and '94, the '94 one at the Beacon Theatre in the front row. absolutely nuts.

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    1. Jim Morrison
    2. Robert Plant
    3. Freddy Mercury
    4. Mick Jagger
    5. Peter Gabriel

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    For showmanship: Mercury, Roth, Jagger, Plant, Morrison
    For Voice alone: Mercury, Geoff Tate, Cornell, Andrew Wood, & Myles Kennedy can out sing them all...(except Freddie)
    Anyone surprised that that flamin fruit is at the top of most our lists? Not me

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    Coolest frontmen: Peter Gabriel, Roth, David Byrne, Jimi f'n Hendrix, David St Hubbins

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorJet View Post
    Coolest frontmen: Peter Gabriel, Roth, David Byrne, Jimi f'n Hendrix, David St Hubbins
    To leave Morrison off that list is nuts

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    Daltrey. Jagger. Mercury.

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    1.) Plant
    2.) McCartney
    3.) Freddie mercury
    4.) Jagger
    5.) Eric Clapton

    Honorable mentions.
    Bono
    Ronnie James Dio
    David Lee Roth
    Steve Perry
    Bruce Dickinson
    Daltry


    Truth is, I can add another 10. There were so many greats.

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    Not necessarily the best, but two of my favorites.

    Bon Scott. He's got the swagger, the sex appeal, a big voice, and can holler like no one's business. There's this look he gets that's like, "I'm about to do something, and you're going to enjoy whether you want to or not!". Great front man.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czXPrk_NRi4

    Liam Gallagher. He's just such a ****ing ******* that you can't help but like. He's got (or had, before the smoking and drinking caught up to his voice) a great voice that defines his band's sound. Has a special swagger to him that's undeniable. He looks like Lennon, believes he's better than Lennon and doesn't give a **** if you don't agree.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wyvz8PjQtk

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    David Lee Roth is one of the the best front men when taking all things into consideration.

    That only one person has said Paul Stanley is just plain ridiculous. He is one of THE best at running a crowd.

    Freddie Mercury....well, how can he not be in the top ten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    You forgot Kip Winger.
    Gah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAR I View Post


    Dennis DeYoung.

    SAR I
    Ha ha ha we had a STYX sidebar at lunch today...one guy was later upset that he couldn't get "Lady" out of his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    Ha ha ha we had a STYX sidebar at lunch today...one guy was later upset that he couldn't get "Lady" out of his head.
    Domo arigato mr. WCOto
    Last edited by Jungle Shift Jet; 02-09-2013 at 02:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    Gah!
    Dont laugh, he's composing classical pieces for your local ballet co.

    http://www.classicalsource.com/db_co...s.php?id=10464

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsfansocal View Post
    1. Freddie Mercury
    2. Robert Plant
    3. Elvis Presley
    4. Ozzy Osbourne
    5. Gene Simmons/Paul Stanley

    With all the different music tastes around here, what would you say is your top 5?
    Switch out Plant and Ozzy with Jagger and Osbourne and you have a good list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Genius View Post
    Now I do like some Pearl Jam songs and their music compared to the fecal matter that is out today is like Beethoven but I always thought they were the manufactured wannabe chick-friendly version of Nirvana. I think Billy Corgan is infinitely more talented and prolific than Eddie Vedder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detjetsfan View Post
    Now I do like some Pearl Jam songs and their music compared to the fecal matter that is out today is like Beethoven but I always thought they were the manufactured wannabe chick-friendly version of Nirvana. I think Billy Corgan is infinitely more talented and prolific than Eddie Vedder.
    really? i don't even see corgan as a zit on eddie's bum.. the talent doesn't even compare IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    Gah!
    Oh, shut up; you accidently fapped to that guy; don't act like you didn't.









    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    Domo arigato mr. WCOto
    D'OH-itashima****e

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetstream23 View Post
    +1 on Chris, not so much on Eddie.

    I'll be at the 2/15 Soundgarden show in LA. My level of anticipation is off the charts having not seen them together in 15 years!
    Just saw SG in Milwaukee last Friday, awesome show. Great energy all night from Cornell, no opener, just Soundgarden for almost 2.5 hours. Spanned the entire catalog. Hope they put on a great show for you as well.

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    Plant, Daltry, Jagger in that order. Then, a dark horse:


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