Famous American Hard Rock Singers

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Chris Cornell
(Lead vocalist of the Rock Bands 'Soundgarden' & 'Audioslave')

Chris Cornell
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Birthdate: July 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: May 18, 2017

Singer, songwriter, and musician Chris Cornell rose to fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. One of the key figures of the 1990s grunge movement, he also had a successful solo career. Unfortunately, he suffered from depression and died of suicide at the peak of his career.

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Chester Bennington
(One of the Greatest Rock Vocalists of His Generation)

Chester Bennington
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Birthdate: March 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Died: July 20, 2017

Singer, songwriter, and musician Chester Bennington rose to prominence as the lead vocalist for the band, Linkin Park. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest rock vocalists of his generation. He possessed a three-octave tenor vocal range that showed tremendous durability for the entirety of his career. He died of suicide in 2017.

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Axl Rose
(Lead Vocalist and Lyricist of the Hard Rock Band 'Guns N' Roses')

Axl Rose
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Birthdate: February 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer W. Axl Rose, being true to his rebel spirit, fled to Los Angeles on a bus at 17, before he co-founded the legendary hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Working as the lead vocalist/lyricist of the band, he soon became a global sex symbol. 
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 4 
Meat Loaf
(Singer)

Meat Loaf
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Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: January 20, 2022

Born Marvin Lee Aday, rock singer Meat Loaf was best known for his Bat Out of Hell trilogy. Famous for his wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows, this Grammy-winning performer also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows. 

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Taylor Momsen
(Actress & Frontwoman Of The Rock Band The Pretty Reckless)

Taylor Momsen
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Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Taylor Momsen is an American model, singer-songwriter, and former actress. She started her career as a child actress and became famous for playing Cindy Lou Who in the comedy film How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She then quit acting to focus on music; over the years, she has been contributing to the success of the rock band The Pretty Reckless.

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Rob Zombie
(Founding Member of the Heavy Metal band 'White Zombie')

Rob Zombie
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Birthdate: January 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States

The founding member of the popular heavy metal band White Zombie, Rob Zombie is an American singer-songwriter, voice actor, and filmmaker. Having incorporated horror and sci-fi themes into his music and lyrics from the beginning of his career, Zombie often entertains his audience visually in his live shows; he is credited with popularizing shock rock theatricality.

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Jack Black
(Actor, Lead Vocalist of the Comedy Rock Duo 'Tenacious D')

Jack Black
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Birthdate: August 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

American Actor, Jack Black is known for his comedic performances. His notable films include High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, School of Rock and Bernie. His voice acting in animated film series Kung Fu Panda and video game Brütal Legend have also earned him accolades. Additionally, he has co-founded Grammy Award winning rock band, Tenacious D and launched his You Tube channel.

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 8 
David Lee Roth
(Singer, Musician)

David Lee Roth
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Birthdate: October 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

David Lee Roth is an American rock singer, songwriter, musician, and former radio personality. Renowned for his energetic stage persona, Roth was a long-time member of the popular hard rock band Van Halen where he served as the lead singer. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Bret Michaels
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Birthdate: March 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Butler, Pennsylvania

Singer-songwriter and musician Bret Michaels first gained fame as the frontman of the rock band Poison. He also performs as a solo artist and has released many albums. He is an occasional actor as well and has appeared in numerous films and TV shows.  

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Ronnie Radke
(Lead Singer Of Rock Band 'Falling in Reverse')

Ronnie Radke
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Birthdate: December 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Ronald Radke was the co-founder of the post-hardcore band Escape the Fate. After a prison sentence in his early career, he joined the band Falling in Reverse. He has also had a fairly successful solo career and was part of Revolver Magazine's list of 100 Greatest Living Rock Stars.

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Andy Biersack
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band ‘Black Veil Brides’)

Andy Biersack
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Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Andy Biersack is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. He is credited with founding a rock band named Black Veil Brides where he also serves as the lead vocalist. In 2011, Biersack was mentioned in Revolver magazine's 100 Greatest Living Rock Stars list. In 2012, he was ranked fourth in Kerrang magazine's 50 Greatest Rock Stars in the World Today list.

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Lzzy Hale
(Singer-songwriter)

Lzzy Hale
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Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA

Lzzy Hale is a singer, musician, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Halestorm. She is also the co-founder of the band. She began writing and performing music as a teenager and began her career collaborating with her brother, Arejay. She has also collaborated with many other artists.    

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Lacey Sturm
(Co-founder and Former Lead Vocalist of the Hard Rock Band 'Flyleaf')

Lacey Sturm
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Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Homestead, Florida, United States

Former lead singer of the hard-rock band Flyleaf, Lacey Sturm is known for her trademark screams and her tracks such as I'm So Sick and All Around Me. Her album Life Screams made her the first solo female performer to top the hard-rock album charts. She has also penned a memoir.

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David Glen Eisley
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Birthdate: September 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Gregg Rolie
(Co-Founder and Lead Singer of The Bands 'Santana' and 'Journey')

Gregg Rolie
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Birthdate: June 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

Gregg Rolie is a singer and keyboardist. He gained international popularity as the frontman of the bands Santana and Journey. He was a co-founder of both as well. He currently performs with his Gregg Rolie Band and also collaborates with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Rolie has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. 

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Brent Smith
(Singer)

Brent Smith
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Birthdate: January 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Brent Smith is a singer best known as the founder and frontman of the rock band Shinedown. He was just a small child when he started showing a keen interest in music. As a teenager, he launched his own band and enjoyed moderate success. He later founded Shinedown. The band has sold more than 10 million records.  

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Vic Fuentes
(Singer-songwriter)

Vic Fuentes
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Birthdate: February 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

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Ron Asheton
(Musician)

Ron Asheton
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Birthdate: July 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: January 1, 2009

Ron Asheton was a guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. He is best known for co-founding the rock and roll band the Stooges with Iggy Pop and others. He learned to play multiple musical instruments as a young child. As a teenager, he began performing with his brother and friends. He eventually met Iggy and formed the Stooges

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Danny Koker
(Reality Star, Celebrity Mechanic)

Danny Koker
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Birthdate: January 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Danny Koker, or The Count, gained fame with the automotive reality show Counting Cars, which is considered a spin-off of the legendary show Pawn Stars. Apart from being an avid car collector, Koker is also a musician and an entrepreneur who owns a restaurant, a recording studio, and a tattoo parlor.