Hard Rock Singers

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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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Ozzy Osbourne
(Lead Vocalist of the Heavy Metal Band 'Black Sabbathe')
Ozzy Osbourne
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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.

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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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Brian May
(Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Queen')
Brian May
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Birthdate: July 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampton, London, England

Queen guitarist and singer-songwriter Brian May is also a PhD in astrophysics. One of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and Guitar World’s second-greatest guitarist, he received a CBE. He was a Chancellor of Liverpool at John Moores University, has worked with NASA, and fights for animal rights.

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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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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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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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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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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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Brian Johnson
(Singer, Musician)
Brian Johnson
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Birthdate: October 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dunston, County Durham, England

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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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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Bruce Dickinson
(Lead Singer of the Heavy Metal Band 'Iron Maiden')
Bruce Dickinson
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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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Lemmy
(Founder, Lead Singer, Bassist and Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band 'Motörhead')
Lemmy
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Birthdate: December 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Died: December 28, 2015

Lemmy was an English musician who founded the popular rock band Motörhead. The only continuous member of Motörhead, Lemmy served as the band's lead singer, primary songwriter, and bassist. Renowned for his gravelly voice, which was counted among the most recognizable voices in rock, Lemmy is also remembered for his military-influenced fashion sense and his signature friendly mutton chops.

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Sebastian Bach
(Heavy Metal Vocalist and Frontman of the Rock Band ‘Skid Row’)
Sebastian Bach
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Birthdate: April 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Freeport, The Bahamas

Sebastian Bach is a singer-songwriter best known for his association with American heavy metal band, Skid Row, where he served as frontman from 1987 to 1996. Known for his high-pitched singing style, Sebastian Bach underwent singing-related hernia surgery in 2017; it was later said that the surgery was required as he literally screamed his guts out.

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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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Geddy Lee
(Lead Vocalist, Bassist and Keyboardist for the Canadian Rock Group 'Rush')
Geddy Lee
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Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Willowdale, 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.
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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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Adam Gontier
(Singer)
Adam Gontier
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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.”
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Arnel Pineda
(Singer & Songwriter)
Arnel Pineda
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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. 
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Jung Joon-young
(Singer-songwriter)
Jung Joon-young
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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.

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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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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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David Glen Eisley
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Birthdate: September 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Juanes
(One of the Best Selling and Grammy Award Winning Colombian Hard Rock Musician)
Juanes
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Birthdate: August 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina del Príncipe, Colombia

Juanes is a Colombian musician best known for his association with the rock band Ekhymosis. Having sold over 15 million albums worldwide, Juanes is one of the best-selling artistes of his generation. Over the course of his illustrious career, Juanes has won many prestigious awards such as Latin Grammy Awards and Grammy Awards.

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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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Danny Worsnop
(Musician)
Danny Worsnop
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Birthdate: September 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beverley

Danny Worsnop has not only been the lead signer of the rock bands We Are Harlot and Asking Alexandria, but has also embarked on a solo career, focusing on country music. He has penned an unpublished memoir, Am I Insane?, and prefers to keep himself away from the media.

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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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Vasco Rossi
(Singer-songwriter)
Vasco Rossi
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Birthdate: February 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zocca, Italy
 30 
Erik Gronwall
(Singer, Songwriter)
Erik Gronwall
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Birthdate: December 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Knivsta, Sweden

Erik Gronwall is a Swedish heavy metal and hard rock singer. He achieved popularity in 2009 when he won a reality-competition talent show called Idol. His popularity increased when he released his eponymous debut album which debuted at number one on Sverigetopplistan and was certified platinum. Erik Gronwall is the current lead vocalist of the American rock band Skid Row.

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Per Fredrik Åsly
(Singer-songwriter)
Per Fredrik Åsly
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Birthdate: December 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway

Norwegian singer Per Fredrik Åsly, better known by his stage name, PelleK, has been associated with groups such as Damnation Angels and Qantice. He also has his own band, PelleK. He is extremely popular on YouTube, too, and has appeared in the film Creators: The Past and the popular series Vikings.

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Thomas Winkler
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Birthdate: November 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zollikofen, Bern, Switzerland

While he initially studied law, Swiss singer Thomas Winkler later found his calling in heavy metal and gained fame as part of the British power metal band Gloryhammer. In late 2021, a Facebook post on the band’s page announced that Winkler had left the band.

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Bjorn Strid
(Vocalist)
Bjorn Strid
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Birthdate: September 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glumslöv, Sweden
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Mladen Vojičić Tifa
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Birthdate: October 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Agnete Kjolsrud
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Birthdate: December 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norway
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Steve Lee
(Musician)
Steve Lee
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Birthdate: August 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: October 5, 2010

Best known as part of the Swiss rock band Gotthard, Steve Lee was mostly a vocalist but was also skilled in the drums and the harmonica. He co-founded the band Krak, which eventually became Gotthard. He was killed in a freak motorcycle accident while on a biking trip in Nevada with his friends.

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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.

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Marya Roxx
(Singer)
Marya Roxx
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Birthdate: January 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
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Joey Tempest
(Singer)
Joey Tempest
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Birthdate: August 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Upplands Väsby, Sweden

Swedish singer-songwriter Joey Tempest, the lead singer of the legendary band Europe, is best known for churning out iconic hits such as The Final Countdown. Interestingly, he was also a talented cart racer. Later in his career, he went solo and even won a Grammy nomination.