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UK's Daily Mail Ranks Axl Rose As 7th Best Voice In Rock


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DATE: Jan. 2, 2009

SOURCE: Blabbermouth/Daily Mail

ROBERT PLANT, FREDDIE MERCURY, AXL ROSE, IAN GILLAN Among 'Greatest Voices in Rock' - Jan. 2, 2009

According to U.K.'s Daily Mail, LED ZEPPELIN's Robert Plant has topped a poll of the greatest voices in rock organized by digital radio station Planet Rock. QUEEN's Freddie Mercury came second, Paul Rodgers of FREE came next while THE WHO frontman Roger Daltrey came fifth.

The only female voice on the list was that of Janis Joplin.

"The Greatest Voice in Rock Top 40" was compiled by the station's DJs, presenters and listeners, plus musicians, rock critics and experts such as Tony Iommi from BLACK SABBATH, Phil Manzanera from ROXY MUSIC, Ian Anderson from YES and LED ZEPPELIN biographer Mick Wall.

Planet Rock Programming Director Trevor White said: "It's great to see Britain has produced the top three greatest rock vocalists of all time."

The "Top 40 Greatest Voices in Rock," according to Planet Rock:

01. Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN)

02. Freddie Mercury (QUEEN)

03. Paul Rodgers (FREE, BAD COMPANY)

04. Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE)

05. Roger Daltrey (THE WHO)

06. David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE)

07. Axl Rose (GUNS N' ROSES)

08. Bruce Dickinson (IRON MAIDEN)

09. Mick Jagger (THE ROLLING STONES)

10. Bon Scott (AC/DC)

11. David Bowie

12. Jon Bon Jovi (BON JOVI)

13. Steven Tyler (AEROSMITH)

14. Jon Anderson (YES)

15. Bruce Springsteen

16. Joe Cocker

17. Ozzy Osbourne

18. Bono (U2)

19. Peter Gabriel

20. James Hetfield (METALLICA)

21. Janis Joplin


23. Roger Chapman (FAMILY)

24. Phil Lynott (THIN LIZZY)

25. Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE)

26. Steve Perry (JOURNEY)

27. Jim Morrison (THE DOORS)


29. Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST)

30. Ronnie James Dio (DIO)

31. Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN)

32. Meat Loaf

33. Alice Cooper

34. Geddy Lee (RUSH)

35. Brian Johnson (AC/DC)

36. David Gilmour (PINK FLOYD)

37. Fish (MARILLION)

38. Dave Lee Roth (VAN HALEN)

39. Biff Byford (SAXON)

40. Neil Young


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