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Old 05-13-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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I absolutely love rock and roll, metal, black metal grunge metal... all types of metal and hard rock. Especially everything 90's and before. Alice in Chains has always been one of my favorite bands, but lately I have really been appreciating Layne Staleys vocals... this man was brilliant.

Do you think maybe he could top the list as greatest vocalist? As far as hard rock and metal goes?
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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Layne's voice is great but Maynard James Keenan tops my list.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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That's certaintly respectable in my book
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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I don't think he was the greatest but was definitely one of the best. Possibly the best at the Grunge/Metal style. Grunge was Grunge. AIC was Grunge/Metal. It gave Kurt and others a kick in the d*ck IMO!

YouTube - Alice in Chains - Man in the Box (live)

YouTube - Alice In Chains - What The Hell Have I

YouTube - Alice In Chains - Rooster
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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The showmanship was OUTSTANDING as well. He really gave it hell!
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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He was awesome! Love AIC. "I stay away" was my anthem.

I think Ray Alder of Fates Warning may have the best voice. Also Russell Allen from Symphony X.
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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A pretty good one-off character played by Isaiah Washington on "Homicide: Life on the Street" was named for him. The scene where Frank is interrogating him... but that's not really relevant. Still it's a great scene so I'll risk getting warned as off-topic.


YouTube - Homicide: Frank Pembleton 01
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I absolutely love rock and roll, metal, black metal grunge metal... all types of metal and hard rock. Especially everything 90's and before. Alice in Chains has always been one of my favorite bands, but lately I have really been appreciating Layne Staleys vocals... this man was brilliant.

Do you think maybe he could top the list as greatest vocalist? As far as hard rock and metal goes?
Staley was a true artist with a unique voice that set him apart from so many. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to see AIC in concert before Layne's death. Remembering him on stage with that slicked blond hair and his trademark sunglasses still gives me goosebumps 15+ years later.

I'd also vote for Eddie Vedder (may not fall in to the hard rock/metal category so much) and James Hetfield.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:21 AM
 
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Never mind the labels. Te guy was good. And, cheers for using homicide, the last great TV drama ever!
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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A pretty good one-off character played by Isaiah Washington on "Homicide: Life on the Street" was named for him. The scene where Frank is interrogating him... but that's not really relevant. Still it's a great scene so I'll risk getting warned as off-topic.


YouTube - Homicide: Frank Pembleton 01

Thanks Thomas R.
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