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 Chester Bennington

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
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.

 2 Ozzy Osbourne

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: December 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aston, Birmingham, England

The lead vocalist of the hard rock band, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne is an iconic hard rock star. His successful stint with the band was followed by an equally successful solo career with albums like No More Tears. However, the Godfather of Metal has also attracted media glare owing to his alcohol and drug abuse issues and crazy public behaviour.

 3 Robert Plant

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Bromwich, England

Regarded as one of the most influential music artists of all time, Robert Anthony Plant was the lead singer and song writer of the extremely successful rock group Led Zeppelin. After the band disbanded, the Grammy award winning artist, with his powerful and wide vocal range, established a successful solo career. He has also collaborated with other artists and bands.

 4 Steven Tyler

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

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.

 5 Meat Loaf

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 6 Vince Neil

Vince Neil.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

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.

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 7 Lemmy

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Died: December 28, 2015
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 8 Brian Johnson

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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: October 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dunston

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.

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 9 David Lee Roth

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

 10 Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 11 Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels.
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Famous As: Singer
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.  

 12 Bruce Dickinson

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

Bruce Dickinson is an English singer-songwriter best known for his association with the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. An important member and lead singer of the band since 1981, Dickinson is famous for his energetic stage presence and wide-ranging operatic vocal style. Also an aircraft enthusiast, Dickinson is credited with creating Cardiff Aviation, a pilot training and aircraft maintenance company.

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 13 Michael Bolton

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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.

 14 Paul Stanley

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: January 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

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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 15 Aaron Lewis

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Springfield, Vermont, USA

 16 Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon.
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Famous As: Rock Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
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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 17 Geddy Lee

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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Canadian singer Geddy Lee soared to fame as the lead vocalist, keyboardist, and bassist of the rock band Rush. He and his bandmates of Rush were the first to win the Officer of the Order of Canada as a group. He also released a solo album, My Favourite Headache.

 18 Andy Biersack

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Famous As: Singer/Pianist
Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
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 19 Yngwie Malmsteen

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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: June 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

 20 Shooter Jennings

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Famous As: Singer- Songwriter
Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S
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 21 Arnel Pineda

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Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: September 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sampaloc, Manila
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. 

 22 Jung Joon-young

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

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.

 23 Lzzy Hale

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA

 24 Maria Brink

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, USA
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 25 Perry Farrell

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

 26 Steve Marriott

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manor Park, London, England
Died: April 20, 1991
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 27 Adam Gontier

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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.”

 28 Jonathan Cain

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

 29 Lacey Sturm

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Homestead, Florida, United States

 30 Tommy Thayer

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

 31 Marky Ramone

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

 32 Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: August 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

 33 Gregg Rolie

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 34 Jacoby Shaddix

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mariposa, California, USA

 35 Brent Smith

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

 36 Juanes

Juanes
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina del Príncipe, Colombia

 37 Danny Worsnop

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beverley

 38 Sully Erna

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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: February 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

 39 Karla DeVito

Karla DeVito
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mokena, Illinois, USA

 40 Joey Tempest

Joey Tempest
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Upplands V??sby, Stockholms l??n, Sweden

 41 Mike Porcaro

Mike Porcaro
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Windsor, Connecticut, USA
Died: March 15, 2015

 42 Mark Farner

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, USA

 43 Gary Wright

Gary Wright
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Creskill, New Jersey, USA

 44 Jeff Scott Soto

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

 45 Don Dokken

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 46 Donnie Iris

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States US

 47 Vasco Rossi

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zocca, Italy

 48 Wayne Kramer

Wayne Kramer
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: April 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit

 49 Ron Asheton

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

 50 Mike Tramp

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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