Hard Rock Singers

Hard Rock singers are composers of hard rock music which a sub-genre of rock music. Hard rock singers usually compose loud, aggressive rock music and heavily include the electric guitar in their music. Finding its origin in garage rock, blues rock and psychedelic rock, hard rock music originated way back in the 1960s with singers usually performing in bands and typically using heavy music like drums and electric guitars. Soon hard rock singers developed into a famous genre and found their peak in years to follow. With Deep Purple and Aerosmith capturing the hearts of millions with their lyrics, hard rock music had found an audience and soon these singers were famous all around the world. In the past two decades several rock bands have originated and Hard rock singers have created records and albums which have won several awards and acclamation. Today hard rock singers come from all across the world. AC/DC, Audioslave, Guns N’ Roses and the recent Creed and Nickleback are only few among the many bands where these singers have created magic for the listeners. Enter this space to read more about famous Hard rock singers and their life histories. Learn interesting facts and trivia from their biographies.

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 1 Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 2 Vince Neil

Vince Neil
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Vince Neil, lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, had a successful solo career too, with albums such as Tattoos & Tequila. He owns several businesses, including a tattoo parlor and a vineyard. He was imprisoned for vehicular manslaughter in the death of Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle.

 3 Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: October 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Johnson is credited with founding the popular rock band Geordie. Famous for his strong North East England accent and distinctive singing voice, he also played a major role in the success of the band AC/DC over the course of his career. Apart from music, Johnson supports the Yorkshire Dementia Charity.

 4 Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Popularly known as the Demon of Screamin, Steven Tyler is the lead singer of the famous rock band Aerosmith. Known for his high-energy performances, Tyler is named in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Singers. Also a well-known philanthropist, Tyler launched a non-profit organization called Janie's Fund and has helped raise more than $2.4 million for the organization.

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 5 Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 6 Lemmy

Lemmy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: December 28, 2015

 7 Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

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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 8 Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon
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Famous As: Rock Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: September 7, 2003

Warren Zevon was an American musician, rock singer, and songwriter. As a songwriter, Zevon contributed immensely to the success of songs recorded by other artists, such as Murray McLauchlan. Also known for his acerbic lyrics and dry wit, Warren Zevon made several appearances on shows like the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with David Letterman.

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 9 Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Michael Bolton is an American singer-songwriter who has sold over 75 million records so far. Apart from recording several top 10 albums on the Billboard charts, Bolton also has several prestigious awards under his belt, such as Grammy Awards. Also known for his charity work, Bolton set up the Michael Bolton Foundation in order to aid children and women.

 10 Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Singer, songwriter, and painter, Paul Stanley is best known for being a co-founder of the rock band Kiss. A rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the band, he also wrote or co-wrote many of their hit songs. He has been ranked 18th on Hit Parader’s list of the Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time.

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 11 Jung Joon-young

Jung Joon-young
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: South Korean

Jung Joon-young is a former singer-songwriter, actor, and television personality. He became one of the most popular South Korean entertainers before being caught up in the Jung Joon-young KakaoTalk chatrooms scandal, which was part of the Burning Sun scandal. The sex scandal forced him to retire and he was sentenced to six years in prison in 2019.

 12 Aaron Lewis

Aaron Lewis
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 13 Andy Biersack

Andy Biersack
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Famous As: Singer/Pianist
Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 14 Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: June 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swedish
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 15 Arnel Pineda

Arnel Campaner Pineda
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Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: September 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Filipino
Filipino singer Arnel Pineda’s rags-to-riches story is sure to inspire all. He went from losing his mother at 13 and staying on the streets of Manila, to gaining international fame as the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey. He was discovered through his YouTube covers and rock contest appearances. 

 16 Shooter Jennings

Shooter Jennings
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Famous As: Singer- Songwriter
Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 17 Lzzy Hale

Lzzy Hale
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 18 Maria Brink

Maria Brink
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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 19 Perry Farrell

Perry Farrell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 20 Adam Gontier

Adam Gontier
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Canadian
The former lead singer and guitarist of Three Days Grace, Adam Gontier is now part of the supergroup Saint Asonia. While in rehab for addiction, he wrote several songs, such as Never Too Late. An animal lover, the Canadian singer once called his dog Mabel his “first born.”
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 21 Steve Marriott

Steve Marriott
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: April 20, 1991

 22 Jonathan Cain

Jonathan Cain
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 23 Lacey Sturm

Lacey Sturm
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 24 Gregg Rolie

Gregg Rolie
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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 25 Tommy Thayer

Tommy Thayer
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 26 Marky Ramone

Marky Ramone
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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 27 Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: August 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 28 Jacoby Shaddix

Jacoby Shaddix
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 29 Brent Smith

Brent Smith
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 30 Juanes

Juanes
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Colombian

 31 Danny Worsnop

Danny Worsnop
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 32 Sully Erna

Sully Erna
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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: February 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 33 Karla DeVito

Karla DeVito
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 34 Joey Tempest

Joey Tempest
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swedish

 35 Mike Porcaro

Mike Porcaro
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: March 15, 2015

 36 Mark Farner

Mark Farner
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 37 Gary Wright

Gary Wright
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 38 Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: March 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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.

 39 Jeff Scott Soto

Jeff Scott Soto
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 40 Don Dokken

Don Dokken
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 41 Donnie Iris

Donnie Iris
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 42 Wayne Kramer

Wayne Kramer
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: April 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 43 Ron Asheton

Ron Asheton
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: January 1, 2009

 44 Mladen Vojičić Tifa

Mladen Vojičić Tifa
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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: October 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Bosnian

 45 Danny Koker

Danny Koker
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Famous As: Reality Star, Celebrity Mechanic
Birthdate: January 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 46 Marya Roxx

Marya Roxx
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Estonian
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