Everyone tends to only focus on the frontman role when it comes to hard rock. Even if the guitarist can lay down 15 different layers of shred in a single song, it doesn’t mean that much if your singer has that much charisma. However, for every great frontman in rock, there are always a few that never got the star treatment they deserved.
While many frontmen have gotten to the top of the charts with minimal effort, these singers worked their tails and still weren’t able to reach the big hits they should have gotten. Then again, a lot of rock and roll comes down to being in the right place at the right time. From a switch in style to playing down their more extravagant tendencies, these singers remain some of the best kept secrets in the rock world.
For every classic frontman that never saw the spotlight in their glory years, there are also many bands coming to the forefront in the past few years whose voice deserves to be heard much more than it is. The entire music industry tends to be a tough business, but if there were any artistic justice in the world, these frontmen would be heralded as the music gods they are.