Robert Plant and Roger Daltrey are my favorite classic rock vocalists. Chris Cornell and Mark Lanegan are favorite modern rock vocalists.
I will definitely agree with Steve Perry. OMG! I love Journey. I also will definitely agree with Scott Weiland of STP. His unplugged performance...yeah nuff said. Aaron Lewis of Staind and Brandon Boyd of Incubus are my absolute favs.
Let me tell you something. When I went to see Incubus live, I was just standing there with my mouth hanging open when Brandon belted out his 1st note. His voice is amazing live. Oh and I loooove Aaron's voice live as well. It's one thing to sound good on the record, but I looooove when they can actually sing live.
Brandon Boyd.....damn this is a good looking man
Aaron Lewis...one of my favorite live performances by him
I heard Rainbow's Man on the Silver Mountain on the radio a couple days ago, and I thought, 'Dang, why didn't I think of this guy before?'
Ronnie James Dio.
Jan Gillan - Deep Purple
Sebastian Bach - Skid Row
John Oliva - Savatage (and the project band Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
Sharon den Adel - Within Temptation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK9qf...eature=related
Liv Kristine (Leaves Eyes)
Cristina Adriana Chiara Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCxFTh-XDy8
I second Robert Plant.
Also Axle Rose, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, & Jim Morrison
Roger Daltrey and Ian Gillan were great screamers. I love the way Bono inflects as he sings. Jon Anderson is a great one just because YES was such an important group for me as a teenager.
Robert Plant (sounds like an angel and yet an evil at the same time)
Ronnie James Dio
Not technically, but I also like Ian Anderson's voice (Jethro Tull).
I have favorites in common with others that were mentioned, but I want to add Joe Cocker.
Scott Weiland. Not only does he have a great voice and a great sense for melodies, but the man has amazing stage presence! When I think of rock 'n roll, my first thought is Scott Weiland. Chris Cornell also has an amazing voice and as for crooners, I'm gonna have to go with the pope of mope, Morrissey.