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Old 08-19-2011, 05:16 PM   #16
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Plant is the archetypal rock frontman, in my opinion. He is also my favorite vocalist.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:26 PM   #17
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I've seen quite a few theatrical frontmen (Bono, Jagger, Rose, Gahan) but I have to say none of them hold a candle to the stage presence of The Prodigy's Keith Flint. He ignites the stage. Whether he can actually sing or if he's technically just a 'dancer' is up for debate.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:06 PM   #19
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:31 PM   #20
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I actually am pretty big fans of Davey Havok and Gerard Way >_>.
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Bono
Mick Jagger
Steven Tyler
Freddie Mercury
Dave Gahan

That's my opinion, really.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #24
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I'm going to limit my list to currently active frontmen.

Bono
Thom Yorke
Trent Reznor
Alison Mosshart
Matt Berninger (of The National)
Dave Gahan
Emily Haines
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The first one of them all not getting a mention ?

Elvis. Everyone on a list like this owes a lot to him.
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What band was Elvis a member of?
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I thought maybe she meant Elvis Costello? Ha.

THE Elvis .... well, he had the Jordainnaires, but they were a group of backing vocalists. I don't think he belongs in this conversation, because he's known as a solo artist.
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Let's not let silly things like facts get in the way of a great story.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:39 PM   #29
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I think that the "frontman" tag certainly applies to Elvis. He sang in front of a band; whether or not he billed them in the name is inconsequential. If U2 decided to play one night as Bono Vox, would we say that Bono was no longer a frontman? It's a purely semantic distinction.
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I think that the "frontman" tag certainly applies to Elvis. He sang in front of a band; whether or not he billed them in the name is inconsequential. If U2 decided to play one night as Bono Vox, would we say that Bono was no longer a frontman? It's a purely semantic distinction.
Well, people bought tickets for Elvis performances. Therefore, I would hope for their sake that Elvis stood out; they would need new glasses otherwise. That's why solo acts should be discounted from this discussion...stand out from what? The backing band full of stock session players?
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