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Old 03-18-2007, 07:00 AM
 
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I always thought it would be cool to see who is the best in these positions so i'll start for those interested.

Best Lead Singer... Steve Perry............Journey
Best Guitarist........ Eddie Van Halen.......Van Halen
Best Bass ............ Steve Harris ...........Iron Maiden
Best Drummer ...... Nearl Peart............. Rush


Thats my favorates....

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Old 03-18-2007, 08:00 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Wow, I don't know if I could pick just one.
Let's see. Okay, I picked a bunch, but then narrowed it down to one each.

Guitarist: Jimi Hendrix

Bassist: Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Drummer: Keith Moon of the Who

Lead Singer: Elvis Presley. Elvis always did a single thing, so if he doesn't count, I'll go with Jim Morrison.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:30 AM
 
Location: NOVA - retiring to OKlahoma
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That's a tough one!

Guitar: Eric Clapton - Cream, Derek & the Dominos, The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Blues Breakers, Solo

Drums: John Bonham - Led Zepellin

Bass: John Entwistle - The Who

Singer: The late, great "Man in Black", Johnny Cash
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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Best Lead Singer.....................Grace Slick

Best Bass Guitar......................Jack Bruce
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:38 PM
 
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Best guitarist-Trevor Rabin of Yes
Best on bass- John Entwistle
Best drums-John Bonham
Singer-I think Sarah McLachlan sings like an angel.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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*Lead Singer~ Steve Perry/ Journey

*Guitarist~ Al DiMeola...simply AMAZING! & Stevie Ray Vaughan

*Bass~ Les Claypool

*Drummer~ Lars Ulrich
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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Interesting that everyone is picking rock musicians. I'll add a little twist. Drums: John Bonham and don't forget Buddy Rich. Guitar: Clapton, really like Carlos Santana, Prince (don't care for his music) but think he's a top player and away from rock Andres Segovia who was truely brilliant. Bass: Stefan Lessard and finally vocals: it depends on the music. There are many rock vocalists that can sing but as far a the best voices as a whole I'd say Sinatra, Crosby, really like Nat King Cole. All in all I think you can add dozens more depending on what type of music you want to rate. Luciano Pavarotti can obviously sing Capuleti e i Montecchi but I'd like to hear him try some Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love".
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Hard to pick a true "best," but here are the greats:

Lead Singers
Roger Daltrey of the Who
Freddie Mercury of Queen
Sting of the Police

Lead Guitar
Pete Townshend of the Who
Jimi Hendrix
Andy Summers of the Police
Greg Allman of the Allman Brothers

Bass
John Entwistle of the Who
Sting of the Police
Jack Bruce
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (I confess I don't really care for the Chili Peppers' music, but Flea is a phenomal bassist)

Drummer
Keith Moon of the Who
Stewart Copeland of the Police

In terms of sheer musicianship, you'd be hard pressed to find more impressive rock bands than the Who and the Police.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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[quote=citybythebay;473429]*Lead Singer~ Steve Perry/ Journey

*Guitarist~ Al DiMeola...simply AMAZING! & Stevie Ray Vaughan

saw Al,it was great,never saw SRV live but he's a favorite too.

you know there is no best
only personal favorites.

citybythebay,Im starting like you even more and more, good taste in guitar players.Id sing a Jjourney song for you but you'd cringe lol!!!!I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket,though Im pretty good a primal sounding screams for backup vocals.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Male Singer: Roy Orbison and Smokey Robinson clearly had the gifted voices, but I'm more into the Lou Reed style of delivery.

Female Singer: Aretha, back in the olden days, simply had no peers but give me Linda Ronstadt any old time. She could sing anything.

Guitar: Pete Townshend once said he wished he could play like Todd Rundgren, and I love Todd's music, but seeing how Jimmy Page hasn't been mentioned: Him

Bass: A tie between Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy and Paul McCartney.

Drums: Place **** Fleetwood on that list of fabulous timekeepers

Uh, that's M*i*c*k Fleetwood. wtf?
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