Favorite Frontmen/Women

by moviefreak8914 | created - 06 Jul 2011 | updated - 06 Jul 2011 | Public

NO ORDER I Wanted to add: Jonny Santos (Silent Civilian/Spineshank)

1. Dexter Holland

Soundtrack | Bubble Boy

One of the greatest punk vocalists in rock history, Bryan Keith Holland was born two days before the end of 1965 in Orange County, California to a father who was a hospital-administrator and a mother who was a school teacher. He is the third of four children of his family. Holland has cited bands/...

The Offspring

2. James Hetfield

Soundtrack | Metallica Through the Never

His parents were divorced, and at a young age, he lost his mother to cancer. He grew up hunting, playing guitar, and was an ordinary quiet kid. Lars Ulrich put out an ad in 1981 in a newspaper asking somebody to jam out and listen to rock music with him and he replied. Lars and James hooked up, and...

Metallica

3. Serj Tankian

Soundtrack | Hardcore Henry

Serj Tankian was born on August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon. He has been married to Angela Madatyan since June 10, 2012.

System Of A Down

4. Daron Malakian

Soundtrack | Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

Daron Malakian was born July of 1975 in Glendale, California to Armenian immigrant parents. He still lives with his parents in that city. As a child he wanted to play drums but he parents did not want him to because of the factor that drums cannot be turned down. They in turn bought him an electric...

System Of A Down

I am aware he's the lead guitarist but he takes on some of the songs alone and his back up is just as important as Serj's lead

5. Jack Black

Actor | The School of Rock

Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a ...

Tenacious D

6. Geddy Lee

Soundtrack | High Fidelity

Geddy Lee is best known as the vocalist, bassist, and keyboard player for the rock group Rush, which also features drummer Neil Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson. Rush is the most successful Canadian music group in history, and is the third most prolific seller of consecutive (American) Gold and ...

Rush

7. Angela Gossow

Actress | The Zen of Screaming 2

Angela Gossow was born on November 5, 1974 in Germany as Angela Nathalie Gossow. She is an actress, known for The Zen of Screaming 2 (2007), Metalocalypse (2006) and Talking Metal (2007).

Arch Enemy

Best female heavy metal vocalist

8. Chester Bennington

Soundtrack | Transformers

Chester Charles Bennington was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Susan Elaine (Johnson), a nurse, and Lee Russell Bennington, a police detective. His parents divorced when he was 11 years old. He has two half sisters and a half brother. He attended Centennial High School at the beginning of his freshman...

Linkin Park

9. Maria Brink

Actress | Murder in the First

Maria Brink was born on December 17, 1977 in Schenectady, New York, USA as Maria Diane Brink. She is an actress and director, known for Murder in the First (2014), Self Righteous Suicide (2002) and Paper Doll (2003).

In This Moment

10. Randy Blythe

Actor | The Graves

Randy Blythe was born on February 21, 1971 in Virginia, USA as David Randal Blythe. He is an actor, known for The Graves (2009), Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre: The Movie (2014) and Guitar Hero II (2006).

Lamb of God

11. Robert Plant

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Prior to Hobbstweedle (a pickup blues band formed to honour a gig at West Midlands College Of Education) Robert was the frontman for The Band of Joy - featuring Percy, John Bonham, Paul Lockey (bass), Chris Brown (keyboards) and Kevyn Gammond (guitar). The BOJ were on verge of making a record deal ...

Led Zeppelin

12. Ronnie Van Zant

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Ronnie Van Zant was born on January 15, 1948 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the oldest son of six children (3 sisters and 2 brothers - musicians Donnie and Johnny). Ronnie attended Lee High School in Jacksonville with fellow band members Gary Rossington and Allen Collins. They soon formed what ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd

I really don't like post 77' Skynyrd so I'm only listing Ronnie

13. Jimi Hendrix

Soundtrack | Woodstock

Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, to African-American parents Lucille (Jeter) and James Allen Hendrix. His mother named him John Allen Hendrix and raised him alone while his father, Al Hendrix, was off fighting in World War II. When his mother became sick from ...

Jimi Hendrix Experience

14. Tom Petty

Actor | The Postman

Tom Petty was born on October 20, 1950 in Gainesville, Florida, USA as Thomas Earl Petty. He was married to Dana York and Jane Ann Benyo. He died on October 2, 2017 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Tom Petty& The Heart Breakers

15. Jon Bon Jovi

Soundtrack | Young Guns II

Jon Bon Jovi, was born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. On March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to parents John Francis Bongiovi, Sr. and Carol Sharkey.

Family Sharkey was a former model and one of the first Playboy Bunnies. She met Bon Jovi's father after she enlisted in the United States Marines. ...

Bon Jovi

16. Steven Tyler

Soundtrack | Wayne's World 2

Steven Tyler was born on March 26, 1948 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Steven Victor Tallarico. He was previously married to Teresa Barrick and Cyrinda Foxe.

Aerosmith

17. Anthony Kiedis

Actor | Point Break

Anthony Kiedis is a singer with the hugely successful alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, the other members being Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, and Chad Smith. Red Hot Chili Peppers have scored five top-five albums in the UK and America, and have sold over sixty million records worldwide since ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers

18. Josh Homme

Soundtrack | End of Watch

Josh Homme was born on May 17, 1973 in Palm Springs, California, USA as Joshua Michael Homme. He has been married to Brody Dalle since 2007. They have three children.

Queens of the Stone Age

19. Dave Grohl

Soundtrack | Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters front-man, will always be remembered as the drummer for Nirvana. But, drumming for a great band such as Nirvana is not Dave's only claim in the world of music. Dave's musical career began at age 15 as the guitarist and later as the drummer for a punk band called "Freak Baby...

Foo Fighters

20. Kurt Cobain

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt and his family lived in Hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to Aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced. The divorce left Kurt's outlook on the world forever scarred. He...

Nirvana

21. Bruce Dickinson

Soundtrack | A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child

Bruce Dickinson was born on August 7, 1958 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England as Paul Bruce Dickinson. He has been married to Paddy Bowden since 1990. They have three children. He was previously married to Jane.

Iron Maiden

As well as all other Iron Maiden Vocalists

22. Bon Scott

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

Ronald Belford Scott was born on July 9, 1946 in Kirriemuir, Scotland, UK. In 1952, the Scott family relocated to Australia. Bon's strong distaste for authority led him to quit his studies at the age of 15. Bon's earliest musical efforts were both on vocals and drums. His first "real" job in the ...

Or as he's better known Bon Scott AC/DC

23. Brian Johnson

Soundtrack | Iron Man

Brian Johnson was born on October 5, 1947 in Dunston, Gateshead, England. He is married to Brenda. He was previously married to Carol.

AC/DC

24. Freddie Mercury

Soundtrack | Metropolis

Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964, he and his family flew to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art, where he graduated in 1969. He ...

Queen

25. Mick Jagger

Soundtrack | Alfie

Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent on 26th July 1943. When he was 4 he met Keith Richards until they went into secondary schools and lost touch. But one day in 1960 they accidentally met on the Dartford train line and both realized that they had an interest in rock n roll combined ...

Rolling Stones

26. John Lennon

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...

The Beatles

27. Paul McCartney

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," ...

The Beatles, Wings

28. Andrew Stockdale

Soundtrack | (500) Days of Summer

Andrew Stockdale was born on July 20, 1976 in Australia as Andrew James Stockdale.

Wolfmother

29. Stephen Lynch

Actor | The Survivalist

Stephen Lynch was born on July 28, 1971 in Abington, Pennsylvania, USA as Stephen Andrew Lynch. He has been married to Erin Dwight since September 6, 2003.

Stephen Lynch

30. David Draiman

Soundtrack | Transformers

David Draiman's father YJ Draiman is a candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles in the 2017 Elections and is the number 2 candidate after the current mayor. David's father is a fourth term elected official in the City of Los Angeles, he also ran for mayor of Los Angeles in 2013 and his Agenda is to make ...

Disturbed

31. Jonathan Davis

Soundtrack | Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Jonathan Howsmon Davis was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. He recorded demos in his father's studio during his teenage years. Then he later joined a band called Sex Art, which also included Ryan Shuck (now he is the guitarist for Orgy). Sex Art only ever released one song, entitled "...

Korn

32. Corey Taylor

Soundtrack | Resident Evil

Corey Taylor was born on December 8, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Corey Todd Taylor. He was previously married to Stephanie Luby and Scarlett Stone.

Slipknot

33. Phil Anselmo

Soundtrack | The Big Short

Phil Anselmo was born on June 30, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Philip Hansen Anselmo. He is an actor, known for The Big Short (2015), The Manson Family (1997) and Strangeland (1998). He has been married to Kate since 2004. He was previously married to Stephanie Opal Weinstein.

Pantera

34. Alice Cooper

Soundtrack | Wayne's World

Alice Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of a minister. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, at a young age and still lives in the state today. At age 17, he formed a rock band called the Earwigs, who changed their name to The Spiders and then The Nazz, before finally ...

Alice Cooper

35. Ozzy Osbourne

Soundtrack | Little Nicky

Born in Birmingham, England, after leaving school and having many odd jobs he ended up in a band with Geezer Butler. This group then split leading Ozzy and Geezer to join Tony Iommi and Bill Ward in a new band that went under several names (including Earth) that ended up being called Black Sabbath ...

Black Sabbath, Ozzy

36. Ronnie James Dio

Soundtrack | Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

How many rock stars can brag about recording and touring consistently in six different decades? That's just one of the many claims to fame enjoyed by Ronnie James Dio. Born on July 10, 1942, this Cortland, New York native began his recording career back in 1958. Even back then, the seeds of Ronnie ...

Black Sabbath, Dio

37. Johnny Cash

Soundtrack | The Johnny Cash Show

Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Carrie Cash (Rivers) and Raymond Cash. He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in 1955. In 1958 he moved to Columbia Records. He had long periods of drug abuse during the 1960s, but later that decade he successfully ...

Johnny Cash

38. Spider One

Soundtrack | Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis

Spider One was born on August 25, 1968 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA. He has been married to Dominique Zar since July 4, 1998.

AKA Spider One Powerman 5000

39. Rob Zombie

Writer | The Devil's Rejects

Robert Bartleh Cummings, more famously known as Rob Zombie, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He is the oldest son of Louise and Robert Cummings, and has a younger brother, Michael David (aka Spider One; b. 1968), who is the lead singer of Powerman 5000. Growing up, Zombie ...

Rob Zombie, Whit Zombie

40. Maynard James Keenan

Soundtrack | End of Watch

Maynard James Keenan was born on April 17, 1964 in Akron, Ohio, USA as James Herbert Keenan.

Tool

41. Marilyn Manson

Soundtrack | Detroit Rock City

Marilyn Manson was born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969 in Canton, Ohio, to Barbara Jo (Wyer) and Hugh Angus Warner. He has German and English ancestry. During his childhood, one of his neighbors molested him several times until the young Brian broke down one day and told his mother what ...

Marilyn Manson

42. Till Lindemann

Soundtrack | Lost Highway

Till Lindemann is a German musician, actor and poet. He is the lead singer of the German band Rammstein.

Till Lindemann was born in Leipzig, East Germany, but he grew up in the village of Wendisch-Rambow near Schwerin (in East Germany). His father was famous children's poet Werner Lindemann and his ...

Rammstein

43. Howard Jones

Music_department | Ginger Snaps

The new lead singer for heavy metal act 'Killswitch Engage'. Still plays with Blood has Been Shed when he is not touring with KSE.

Killswitch Engage

44. Bradley Nowell

Soundtrack | Cenizas del paraíso

Bradley Nowell was born on February 22, 1968 in Long Beach, California, USA as Bradley James Nowell. He was married to Troy Dendekker. He died on May 25, 1996 in San Francisco, California.

Sublime

45. Billy Joel

Soundtrack | Oliver & Company

Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as William Martin Joel. He has been married to Alexis Roderick since July 4, 2015. They have two children. He was previously married to Katie Lee, Christie Brinkley and Elizabeth Weber.

Billy Joel

46. Jimmy Pop

Music_department | Half Baked

Jimmy Pop was born on August 27, 1972 in Trappe, Pennsylvania, USA as James Moyer Franks.

The Bloodhound Gang

47. Eminem

Soundtrack | 8 Mile

Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a band together, Daddy Warbucks. He is of English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved ...

Eminem

I Very rarely and by that I mean next to never listen to hip hop but when I do I listen to Eminem because unlike most of his genera he raps about life his words are about real things not just women and money

48. Doug Ingle

Soundtrack | The Departed

Doug Ingle was born on September 9, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Douglas Ingle.

Iron Butterfly

Dropkick Murphys

50. Jamey Jasta

Soundtrack | xXx

Jamey Jasta was born as James Shanahan. He is an actor, known for xXx (2002), The House of Usher (2006) and Survive This (2005).

Hatebreed

51. Glenn Frey

Actor | Jerry Maguire

Glenn Frey was born on November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Glenn Lewis Frey. He was married to Cindy Millican and Janie Beggs. He died on January 18, 2016 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

The Eagles

52. Johnny Ramone

Soundtrack | Terminator Genisys

Johnny Ramone was born John William Cummings in Queens, New York. He went to be the guitar player for the Ramones, alongside Jeffrey Hyman and Douglas Colvin (later Joey Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone). They also hired Thomas Erdelyi (later Tommy Ramone) as drummer. Tommy disbanded in 1978 and asked ...

The Ramones

53. Fred Durst

Director | The Education of Charlie Banks

Fred was born and raised in Gastonia, North Carolina. He moved to Jacksonville in his late teens and served time in the US Navy. Fred later married at age 20 and had a daughter name Adriana Durst. The marriage was turbulent - after one altercation, Durst spent a month behind bars.

Limp Bizkit

I don't like him or the band any longer but I loved him and Limp Bizjit when I was younger so he makes the list

54. Amy Lee

Soundtrack | Voice from the Stone

Amy Lynn Hartzler (known professionally as Amy Lee) was born on December 13, 1981 to John Lee, a disc jockey and TV personality, and Sara Cargill. They moved from California to Florida to Illinois, and then finally to Arkansas. Amy met young guitarist Ben Moody at a summer camp in 1994 while ...

Evanescence

I don't listen to them much anymore but used to like them a lot

55. Michael Stipe

Producer | Being John Malkovich

John Michael Stipe was born in Decatur, Georgia, on January 4th, 1960. Since his father was in the military, they moved around a lot. In 1980, while he was attending the University of Georgia (studying painting and photography), he met Mike Mills, Peter Buck and Bill Berry. They dropped out of ...

R.E.M

56. Mike Dirnt

Soundtrack | The Simpsons Movie

Mike Dirnt was born on May 4, 1972 in Berkeley, California, USA as Michael Ryan Pritchard. He has been married to Brittney Cade since March 14, 2009. They have two children. He was previously married to Sarah Garrity and Anastasia Serman.

Green Day

57. Deryck Whibley

Soundtrack | Green Lantern

Bizzy D, grew up in a variety of different settings. Starting out in Scarborough, Canada his rep as a champion recess fighter in elementary school. That all ceased when he retired from the WRFA (world recess fighting ass) at the tender age of eleven. He then moved on to lead a simpler life in the ...

Sum 41

58. Jaret Reddick

Soundtrack | Crossroads

Jaret Reddick aka Jaret Von Erich was born March 6, 1972, He was born in Grapvine Texas and attended Cunningham Elementary School in Witchita Falls Texas. He is the youngest of 6 children; he has four sisters and one brother, named danny.

Bowling for Soup

59. David Lee Roth

Soundtrack | The Green Hornet

David Lee Roth was born in Bloomington Indiana in 1954. A few years later, his father Nathan, a doctor, moved the family to sunny California. The move proved to be a good one because while attending Pasadena Community College, David hooked up with the Van Halen brothers and Michael Anthony to form ...

Van Halen

60. Axl Rose

Soundtrack | Terminator Salvation

Born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, W. Axl Rose is the pure embodiment of decadent late 1980s rockerdom. Brash, slightly misogynistic and notoriously wild, Rose grew up in a maniacally dysfunctional household - molested by his own father at age two; beaten by his abusive stepfather.

When Axl was ...

Guns and Roses

At times I find his voice insufferable but at other times I enjoy it

61. Bret Michaels

Soundtrack | A Letter from Death Row

Bret Michaels was born on March 15, 1963 in Butler, Pennsylvania, USA as Bret Michael Sychak.

Poison