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Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Axl Rose, Etc. Rank On Rolling Stone’s ‘The 200 Greatest Singers Of All Time’


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Rolling Stone have newly published their list of ‘The 200 Greatest Singers Of All Time’, and to say controversy will follow amid fans of heavier genres is an understatement. You can dive into the entire list over at rollingstone.com. Below you can check out some of the metal and rock related placements:

  • #199 Glenn Danzig
  • #176 Iggy Pop
  • #165 Ronnie James Dio
  • #134 Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses)
  • #130 Courtney Love (Hole)
  • #129 Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
  • #112 Ozzy Osbourne
  • #109 Roger Daltrey (The Who)
  • #105 Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
  • #82 Steve Perry (ex-Journey)
  • #80 Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, etc.)
  • #63 Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
  • #52 Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)
  • #36 Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
  • #14 Freddie Mercury (Queen)

A glaring heavy music omission from the list of course is Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, etc. frontman Mike Patton, who has been shown to possess a six octave vocal range and a prolifically experimental catalog to back it up. While the pillars of grunge music are well represented, the absence of the highly influential late Alice In Chains vocalist Layne Staley also sticks out.

If you’re curious, it *spoiler* was the late soul icon Aretha Franklin who took home the top spot on the list.

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