Friday, August 27, 2010

Paul Stanley Makes’s Top 50 Frontmen List

With their votes, the readers crowned Freddie Mercury the Queen of all Frontmen. While many of the readers’ choices are reflected in the overall list, a few didn’t make the cut – Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Metallica’s James Hetfield, KISS’s Paul Stanley and the late, great Ronnie James Dio.

And at least one choice caught the editorial staff off-guard. Who knew that the readers had this much love for Jim Kerr of Simple Minds? You certainly took his advice and didn’t forget about him.

1. Freddie Mercury (Queen)

2. Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)

3. Marc Bolan (T. Rex)

4. Bon Scott (AC/DC)

5. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)

6. Brian Johnson (AC/DC)

7. Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)

8. Bono (U2)

9. Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)

10. Elvis Presley

11. Jim Kerr (Simple Minds)

12. Jim Morrison (The Doors)

13. Paul Stanley (KISS)

14. Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

15. Bruce Springsteen

16. Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses)

17. Angus Young (AC/DC)

18. Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Heaven and Hell)

19. Jimi Hendrix

20. Roger Daltrey (The Who)

21. David Lee Roth (Van Halen)

22. Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)

23. James Hetfield (Metallica)

24. Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)

25. Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)