Rock Band Lead Singers

Can you name the lead singers of these bands?
If there are multiple valid answers, guess the most famous
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedOctober 15, 2012
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Band
Lead Singer
U2
Bono
Nirvana
Kurt Cobain
Led Zeppelin
Robert Plant
The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger
Guns N' Roses
Axl Rose
Queen
Freddie Mercury
Talking Heads
David Byrne
Garbage
Shirley Manson
Hole
Courtney Love
Aerosmith
Steven Tyler
Green Day
Billie Joe Armstrong
Radiohead
Thom Yorke
Band
Lead Singer
Coldplay
Chris Martin
The Sex Pistols
Johnny Rotten
The Clash
Joe Strummer
The White Stripes
Jack White
The Velvet Underground
Lou Reed
The Doors
Jim Morrison
R.E.M.
Michael Stipe
Van Halen
David Lee Roth
Sammy Hagar
Pearl Jam
Eddie Vedder
The Who
Roger Daltrey
Oasis
Liam Gallagher
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Level 57
Oct 15, 2012
Damn Ms Manson, just couldn't remember your surname!
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Level 58
Dec 22, 2020
pctjunkie: What do you mean "this quiz is about.."? Then it should say so in the description.

Of course the REAL names should be accepted.

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Level 72
Oct 15, 2012
John Lydon should be accepted for Johnny Rotten.
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Level 60
Feb 20, 2018
Totally agree.
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Level 85
Feb 21, 2018
I disagree. This quiz is about the name of the singer as known in popular culture, i.e. their stage name. If Lydon is accepted for Rotten then Paul Hewson should also be accepted for Bono and William Bailey for Axl Rose.
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2018
Sorry, but that's not correct. Johnny Rotten has been known/credited for several years as Lydon, even if it was more PiL than Pistols (and if I'm not mistaken, due to a legal dispute with M McLaren over who owned the name Rotten). Bono is probably only known as Paul to his mum
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Level 55
Nov 16, 2012
Missed Yorke and Martin. Daltrey not getting enough props!
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Level 33
Mar 12, 2013
Yeah, who put Radiohead before The Who?
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2015
Music fans born after the 60s, ie most people
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Level 80
Apr 18, 2013
No love for Gary Cherone?
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Level 80
Feb 27, 2014
No. No love for Cherone. That was the worst Van Halen album out of them all!
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Level 60
Feb 20, 2018
I think most folks just don't admit that era ever happened...including Van Halen.
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Level 86
Jul 16, 2018
Technically isn't it Van Hagar when the redhead was there?
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Level 28
Apr 25, 2013
sex pistols is sid vicious
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Level 44
Jun 1, 2013
Sid was the basist... and not the original one. He replace Glen Matlock in '77. He was the most historically infamous (thanks to NANCY!), but not the front man.
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Level 80
Feb 20, 2018
Yea, in reality they were the angry man's Osmond's
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Level 65
Nov 8, 2021
As a bassist he was considered so bad that they would sometimes turn his amp off for live shows
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2018
He did sing on a couple of tracks, granted, but the question asks for the most famous lead singer. He may be famous, or infamous, but not as the lead singer.
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Level 52
May 20, 2013
put my chemical romance in!!!
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Level 77
Sep 25, 2014
Why?
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2015
Who?
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Level 80
Apr 30, 2015
What?
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Level 87
Apr 30, 2015
When?
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Level 36
Apr 30, 2015
How?
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2019
Whensoever?
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Level 29
Dec 13, 2019
whatsoever?
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Level 55
Nov 8, 2021
Which?
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Level 52
Feb 10, 2022
Whither?
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Level 64
Apr 8, 2014
I'm surprised Yorke is so low. Radiohead is one of the most popular bands in the world. But I suppose they don't create much media buzz outside of their music; no scandals, crazy relationships, things like that to make people recognize the name.
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Level 78
Apr 30, 2015
Radiohead is one of the most popular bands in the world? Really? Maybe at one time they were decent at best. You are right though, they certainly aren't in the news for being whackjobs.
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Level 80
Apr 30, 2015
I'm not surprised at all. He was one of five I missed. Couldn't come up with Garbage or 2nd Van Halen, both of which I knew but could not get my brain to work at the time. The Clash rings a bell but never would have gotten it. Radiohead? Coldplay? These fall into the category of 'British bands I have heard of but I could not name a song or band member'.
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Level 60
Feb 20, 2018
Yorke is the only one I didn't know.
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Level 67
Feb 20, 2018
Radiohead is worshiped among big-time audiophiles, but they do not have the mass appeal of most of the bands on this list (I think probably only Garbage and Hole are less famous). Their commercial peak was 20 years ago, and as you rightly point out, Thom Yorke has avoided the spotlight.
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2019
I was gonna say the were big around 2000, then I saw your comment and thought I'd react to that. And so, no not 20 years ago, but around 2000. Then I realised Damn! That IS about 20 years ago.... man I feel old now...
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Level 67
Nov 8, 2021
Sure, but how many other rock bands have had comparable mass appeal in the past twenty years?

There's been a huge shift in the way people listen to music and the genres that are popular since the era where a rock band (or any music group, for that matter) could achieve mega-fame.

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Level 63
Apr 30, 2015
All bar Green Day, which is not necessarily a bad thing!
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Level 73
Apr 30, 2015
Shouldn't Hewson be acceptable for Bono? I think I recall it being accepted in another quiz.
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Level 60
Dec 3, 2016
You would seriously know Hewson and NOT Bono?
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Level 72
Feb 20, 2018
So I guess they should accept Farrokh Bulsara for Freddie Mercury? Come on.
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Level 65
Dec 12, 2019
I did type Bulsara... Mercury just wouldn't come to mind
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2015
haha I'm wearing my guns n roses tee right now and i totally blanked out on that question
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Level 52
May 2, 2015
Why doesn't Steve Tyler work? Thought I was going mad, then the answer came up Steven!
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2019
Or just type the last name, which is all that is required.
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Level 68
May 2, 2015
Why not accept Townshend for The Who?
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Level 67
May 10, 2015
Because he is not their singer. Roger Daltrey is the singer. Pete Townshend is the guitar player.
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Level 50
May 5, 2015
Out of all the bands you could have chosen for this quiz... you chose coldplay.

Why?

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Level 35
May 6, 2015
I had literally never heard of Hole.
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Level 67
May 10, 2015
Haha. They are by far the least-known band on this quiz. They were moderately successful in the 90s, but Courtney Love is probably more famous for her ridiculous behavior, her marriage to Kurt Cobain, and even her acting by this point. She is much more famous than the band is.
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Level 80
May 9, 2016
One of my favorite bands. Their Pretty on the Inside album is wonderful feminist-fueled lo-fi grunge. Worth a listen
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Level 83
Mar 2, 2017
What was the inspiration for their band's name?
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Level 63
Jan 12, 2016
If you want to do lead singers to bands: www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/119618/rock-bands-by-lead-singer
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Level 71
May 17, 2017
Only 35% for Thom Yorke? You uncultured swine!
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Level 83
Feb 20, 2018
I made a similar quiz a while back https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/154362/first-names-of-1990s-rock-singers
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Level 62
Feb 20, 2018
It's so annoying you accept 'York' for his surname, as I'm typing the next name without realising the 'e' is still on the screen. People should be able to correctly spell the names or get the question wrong IMO.
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Level 60
Feb 20, 2018
Mick Jones shared lead vocal duties with Joe Strummer for the Clash. They only released one album without him. He should be accepted, as well.
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2018
It was hardly 50/50 though
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Level 67
Feb 20, 2018
I object to Coldplay being classified as a rock band.
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Level 85
Feb 20, 2018
Poor Gary Cherone...Xtreme didn't make the quiz, and he got left off of Van Halen. :(
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Level 51
Feb 21, 2018
I'm not into Maroon 5.
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Level 46
Feb 23, 2018
David Lee Roth should be the sole Van Halen singer listed.
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Level 28
Aug 4, 2019
For Oasis, you should really have both Noel and Liam. Cheers.
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Level 57
Nov 12, 2021
Agreed, Noel did sing one of their most famous songs. So it works the same as in Van Halen
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Level 3
Oct 4, 2021
where is Linkin Park?
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Level 65
Nov 8, 2021
It's not an exhaustive list of bands. There's plenty more to make a sequel.
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Level 70
Oct 4, 2021
billie joe armstrong is almost always referred to as billie joe
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Level 65
Nov 8, 2021
And, unfortunately, that was all I could remember
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Level 73
Nov 8, 2021
Easily enough well known singers for a sequel to this. Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance (as others have said above), Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine, Metallica, Credence Clearwater Revival, Slipknot, Electric Light Orchestra, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Nickelback, Limp Bizkit, Muse... plenty for another quiz of similar difficulty, I think.
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Level 73
Nov 11, 2021
This has really had me thinking the past few days. I decided to make a metal version instead of a rock one because that interests me more, but I'd still like to see someone make a sequel to this.
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Level 57
Nov 8, 2021
Some of the names just wouldn't come to mind - even of bands that I know very well. I just couldn't remember Thom Yorke's name even though I could visualise his face very clearly. I was pleased though that I knew some of the more obscure ones such as Hole and Garbage.
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Level 31
Nov 11, 2021
I 100% agree with any comment saying Mick Jones was just as much of a vocalist as Joe Strummer. Considering he went on to do Big Audio Dynamite, his career lasted longer too.