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12 Greatest Hard Rock Frontmen Of The '90s

The best rock belters of Gen X.

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There's a common misunderstanding that being the lead singer in a band is the easiest job in the world. While roles like the guitarist and the drummer put their muscle and dexterity into their craft, it seems like it only takes good looks and a passable voice for many rockstars to make their millions. On the other hand, being a singer and entertaining an audience are two totally different beasts.

Though the '90s were not necessarily known for their extravagant hard rock shows, many rockstars were birthed from that scene with more personality than your average band could dream of. The focus may have been on the music, but it was virtually impossible to ignore any of these vocalists once they stepped up to the mic. That being said, not all of these rock stars had to have the greatest voice.

From the way they controlled an audience to the impassioned performances they got into night after night, these stars made every single note being played onstage feel like a cathartic emotional experience for both band and audience. The era of the anti-rockstar may have been underway, but that didn't mean there weren't some magnetic presences still permeating the rock sphere.

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