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A music genre that emerged in the mid-1970s, punk rock or punk was characterized by short, fast-paced songs. The lyrics were often anti-establishment and political. Here is a list of some of the most famous punk singers of all time.
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Dave Grohl
(Founder of the Rock Band 'Foo Fighters')
Dave Grohl
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Birthdate: January 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warren, Ohio, United States

Regarded as one of the most popular and influential rock musicians of the 1990s and 2000s, Dave Grohl is best known for his association with the famous rock band Nirvana, for which he was the drummer. Also a singer-songwriter, Dave Grohl was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Billie Joe Armstrong
(Lead Vocalist, Songwriter and Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Green Day')
Billie Joe Armstrong
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Birthdate: February 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician and record producer. He is credited with co-founding and popularizing the rock band, Green Day. As a guitarist and vocalist, he has also contributed immensely to the success of the punk rock band Pinhead Gunpowder. In 1997, Armstrong founded Adeline Records to help support contemporary bands; the record company was closed in 2017.

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Taylor Hawkins
(Musician)
Taylor Hawkins
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Birthdate: February 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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Joel Madden
(Lead Vocalist for the Pop Punk Band "Good Charlotte")
Joel Madden
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Birthdate: March 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Waldorf, Maryland, United States
Joel Madden is the frontman of the pop punk band Good Charlotte and part of the pop-rock duo The Madden Brothers with his twin brother, Benji. He has been a coach on The Voice Australia from its first to its fifth season. He is also UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
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Shane MacGowan
(Lead Singer and Songwriter of Celtic Punk Band 'The Pogues')
Shane MacGowan
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Birthdate: December 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pembury, Kent, England

Shane MacGowan is an Irish-English recording artist and vocalist. He is credited with co-founding popular bands, such as The Pogues and Shane MacGowan and the Popes. He is also known for his collaboration with artists like Sinéad O'Connor, Kirsty MacColl, and Nick Cave. In 2018, he was honored with the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award for creating inspiring music. 

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Bradley Nowell
(Lead Singer and Guitarist Of the Ska Punk Band 'Sublime')
Bradley Nowell
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Birthdate: February 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: May 25, 1996
Bradley Nowell is best remembered as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the punk band Sublime. His dalmatian, Lou Dog, was the band’s mascot and often appeared on stage with the band. Nowell died of a heroin overdose, at 28, at a hotel in San Francisco, while touring with Sublime. 
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Yungblud
(Singer Songwriter)
Yungblud
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Birthdate: August 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Doncaster, Yorkshire, England

Yungblud is an English singer, actor, and songwriter. His single 11 Minutes peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart in 2019. Yungblud is also renowned for his activism; in 2018 he participated in March for Our Lives rally to protest against gun violence. He has also won many prestigious awards like MTV Europe Music Awards.

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Dexter Holland
(Lead Vocalist and Guitarist of the Rock Band 'The Offspring')
Dexter Holland
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Birthdate: December 29, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Garden Grove, California, United States

Bryan Holland, or Dexter Holland, formed the rock band The Offspring, of which he is also the lead singer and guitarist. A virologist, too, he also attained a PhD in molecular biology from USC. He is also a certified pilot and works for charitable causes such as AIDS awareness.

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Hank Williams III
(Musician, Singer)
Hank Williams III
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Birthdate: December 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Pat Smear
(Musician)
Pat Smear
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Birthdate: August 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Los Angeles, California, USA
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Mark McGrath
(Musician)
Mark McGrath
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Birthdate: March 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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Ghostemane
(Rapper)
Ghostemane
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Birthdate: April 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lake Worth, Florida
Eric Whitney, better known as Ghostemane, started his career playing guitar covers and then moved to metalcore. He gained fame with his signature style of merging rap and metal. He later delivered hits such as John Dee and has been part of groups such as Nemesis and Seven Serpents.
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Laura Jane Grace
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Birthdate: November 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
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Steve Jones
(Guitarist)
Steve Jones
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Birthdate: September 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shepherd's Bush, London, England
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Kathleen Hanna
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Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
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Bill Kaulitz
(Singer-Songwriter and Lead Singer of Pop Rock Band 'Tokio Hotel')
Bill Kaulitz
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Birthdate: September 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
German singer and LGBT icon Bill Kaulitz, also known as Billy, gained fame as the lead vocalist of the band Tokio Hotel, which has released chartbusting tracks such as Monsoon. He began his solo career with the debut I’m Not OK. A strict vegetarian, he has campaigned for PETA, too.
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Fred Schneider
(Singer-songwriter)
Fred Schneider
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Birthdate: July 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
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Exene Cervenka
(Punk and Folk Singer & Member of the California Punk Rock Band 'X')
Exene Cervenka
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Birthdate: February 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Exene Cervenka soared to fame as a singer of the punk rock band X. She has also held exhibitions for her mixed media art, published books, and released a spoken word album. She has also expressed her views as a conspiracy theorist named Christine Notmyrealname, on social media.

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Brody Armstrong
(Singer-Songwriter, and Guitarist Known as the Frontwoman for Punk Bands 'The Distillers' and 'Spinnerette')
Brody Armstrong
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Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brody Armstrong is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. She had a tumultuous childhood marred by abuse and violence. She sought solace in music and began her career as a teenager. As a young woman, she was part of many bands with which she released numerous hit albums and singles. She also has a successful career as a soloist. 

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Matt Willis
(Singer-Songwriter)
Matt Willis
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Birthdate: May 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tooting, London, England
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Johnny Thunders
(Singer and Guitarist who Played for Rock Bands Like ‘New York Dolls’ and ‘The Heartbreakers’)
Johnny Thunders
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Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 1991
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Scott Raynor
(Musician)
Scott Raynor
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Birthdate: May 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: California, USA
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Jim Kerr
(Singer)
Jim Kerr
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Birthdate: July 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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Glen Matlock
(Musician)
Glen Matlock
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Birthdate: August 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England, UK
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Chris Shiflett
(Guitarists)
Chris Shiflett
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Birthdate: May 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, USA
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Davey Havok
(Singer)
Davey Havok
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Birthdate: November 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
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Stone Gossard
(Musician)
Stone Gossard
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Birthdate: July 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
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Darby Crash
(Singer)
Darby Crash
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Birthdate: September 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, USA
Died: December 7, 1980
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Nate Mendel
(Musician)
Nate Mendel
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Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
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Mark E. Smith
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Birthdate: March 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salford, Manchester, England, UK
Died: January 24, 2018
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Eliot Sumner
(Musician)
Eliot Sumner
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Birthdate: July 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
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Paul Di'Anno
(Singer)
Paul Di'Anno
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Birthdate: May 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chingford, London, England
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Ty Segall
(Singer-songwriter)
Ty Segall
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Birthdate: June 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laguna Beach, California, United States
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Andrew McMahon
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Birthdate: September 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, USA
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Jimmy Pop
(Musician)
Jimmy Pop
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Birthdate: August 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trappe, Pennsylvania, USA
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Beth Ditto
(Singer-songwriter)
Beth Ditto
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Birthdate: February 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Judsonia, Arkansas, U.S
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Jamie Hince
(Musician)
Jamie Hince
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Birthdate: December 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buckinghamshire, England
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Poly Styrene
(Musician)
Poly Styrene
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Birthdate: July 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bromley, England
Died: April 25, 2011
 39 
Ari Up
(Vocalist and a Member of the English Punk Rock Band 'The Slits')
Ari Up
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Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: October 20, 2010

Born into a musical family, Ari Up began experimenting with punk music early in her life. At fourteen, she co-founded post-punk band, The Slits, releasing their debut album Cut in 1979 and her first full-length solo album, Dread More Dan Dead, in 2005. Known for her wild hair and odd stage outfits, she died at forty-eight after battling breast cancer.

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Richard Hell
(Singer)
Richard Hell
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Birthdate: October 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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Wesley Willis
(Singer-songwriter)
Wesley Willis
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Birthdate: May 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 21, 2003
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Jerry Only
(Musician)
Jerry Only
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Birthdate: April 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lodi, New Jersey, USA
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Mike Ness
(Musician)
Mike Ness
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Birthdate: April 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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Michale Graves
(Singer-songwriter)
Michale Graves
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Birthdate: March 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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Isaac Brock
(Singer)
Isaac Brock
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Birthdate: July 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States
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Evan Dando
(Musician)
Evan Dando
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Birthdate: March 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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Steve Strange
(Welsh Punk Singer and Leader of the New Wave Synth-Pop Group 'Visage')
Steve Strange
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Birthdate: May 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newbridge, Caerphilly, Wales
Died: February 12, 2015

Once the lead vocalist of the synth-pop group Visage, Steve Strange was a New Romantic icon of sorts in Wales. He soared to fame with the hit Fade to Grey. Openly bisexual, he also struggled with heroin addiction. He eventually succumbed to a heart attack while in Egypt.

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Plastic Bertrand
(Belgian Musician Best Known for His 1977 International Hit Single ‘Ça plane pour moi’)
Plastic Bertrand
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Birthdate: February 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Plastic Bertrand is a Belgian musician, songwriter, producer, and TV presenter. He is best known for his international hit single Ça plane pour moi. Interested in music from a young age, he studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music. As a musician, he toured extensively and released many albums and singles. He has also appeared in a few films.

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Brandon Cruz
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Birthdate: May 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, USA
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Lux Interior
(Musician)
Lux Interior
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Birthdate: October 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stow, Ohio, United States
Died: February 4, 2009