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Levitate
11-25-2004, 11:40 AM
I got dibs on Maynard's from the A Perfect Circle sound...it sounds good, does not sound so painful...

maybe then incubus Brandon Boyd...

so who is it for you?

Mo.
11-25-2004, 12:07 PM
For me it would probably be the the used guy... although i like davey havok (afi) pretty much, too... and the thrice guy... ya know... this style.
:)

denboy
11-25-2004, 12:41 PM
Mikael Åkerfeldt, or Steven Wilson.. Their voices provide such a great atmosphere to their songs. (Or maybe it's just steven wilsons ungodly producing abilities... I'd like those too! hehe)

Half Life
11-25-2004, 12:47 PM
I'd go with Chad Gray(Mudvayne). He is a pretty talented vocalist, definately not the best, but he still can hit high notes and growl like nothing else. Plus I just love his scream...points to World So Cold, Not Falling, and Dig for reference :thumb:

moaner
11-25-2004, 01:16 PM
ROBERT PLANT!!

then no-one would laugh at my lack of singing ability. You'd all have to be my slaves. then I'd teach you. I'd teach you ALL!!!!

morrissey
11-25-2004, 01:19 PM
If I was a guy, I would go with Paul McCartney circa 1965-66. But I will go with Christina Aguilera.. I won't play her style of music, but she has amazing singing ability. Or Sheryl Crow for a cool voice too.

Levitate
11-25-2004, 01:23 PM
I'd go with Chad Gray(Mudvayne). He is a pretty talented vocalist, definately not the best, but he still can hit high notes and growl like nothing else. Plus I just love his scream...points to World So Cold, Not Falling, and Dig for reference :thumb:

I like the song Dig. Did you know that Chad had to cancel a large portion of LD 50 because he was getting surgery (he had nodes)?

ukp
11-25-2004, 02:16 PM
Eddie vedder and no one else

Screamin_Demon_Auz
11-25-2004, 02:28 PM
Tim Ripper Owens

herobehindthemsk
11-25-2004, 04:19 PM
if i could have som1es voice it would either be the screamer from brand new (vinny maybe) or, bert mcrackin from the used

unclebobscircus
11-25-2004, 05:38 PM
Either Hendrix or Plant, I'm confident enough in my heterosexuality to say that they have very sexy voices.

Cain
11-25-2004, 06:38 PM
It would be both the death and clean voices for Mr. Mikael Akerfeldt, and runner-up would be Maynard James Keenan (from Tool, as APC already has dibs.) These guys have better voices than legions of pop-punk "vocalists" (I refrain from calling them "singers." God how can anybody even stand to listen to them?).

kOffkOff
11-25-2004, 06:58 PM
jeff buckley
4 octaves of goodness

The Spliggity Splot
11-25-2004, 07:16 PM
the guy from the offspring...it's so cool and recognizable

Merker
11-25-2004, 07:56 PM
Jim Gillette
1. 7 octave vocal range!
2. The low notes are crazy low. I’m not sure to be honest. Lower than a guitar anyway. The high notes are about 2 octaves above high C!
3. Can sing two notes at once!
4. He can also shatter glass!

BassMan182
11-25-2004, 08:29 PM
adam levine from maroon 5 has a very good voice, so i'd have his at the moment.

The Spliggity Splot
11-25-2004, 08:51 PM
I hate his voice.

And for Merker: How do u sing 2 notes at once?

Seafroggys
11-25-2004, 10:03 PM
John Lennon's.

Not neccesarily for his technicality (Paul was the better one technically), but just the sound of his voice is so.....badass!

LoveBuzzed
11-26-2004, 11:13 AM
ROBERT PLANT!!

then no-one would laugh at my lack of singing ability. You'd all have to be my slaves. then I'd teach you. I'd teach you ALL!!!!

I would still laugh at you, I think he has a terrible voice. Almost not tolerable and I think it could be the reason why I don't listen to Zeppelin. There's just something about them that has always bothered me and I'm pretty sure it's his voice.

I would have Layne Staley's voice.

moaner
11-26-2004, 12:27 PM
Either Hendrix or Plant, I'm confident enough in my heterosexuality to say that they have very sexy voices.

If you're gonna go that way, Barry white himself.

Vitriolic Rage
11-26-2004, 12:59 PM
Mikael Akerfeld

Growls I'm good at, singing clean as good as him I am not:(

unclebobscircus
11-26-2004, 01:56 PM
If you're gonna go that way, Barry white himself.

I'm not much of a soul guy. Though I could go with Marvin Gaye, he could do some rock music.

Zortalk
11-26-2004, 06:18 PM
Rob Halford... He's got the best range ever, he can growl, he can sing, he can scream and he can do anything with his vocals...

He.... is.... awesome

Merker
11-26-2004, 07:25 PM
I hate his voice.

And for Merker: How do u sing 2 notes at once?

http://www.thevoiceconnection.com/jimgillette.html

SoberTill2
11-26-2004, 08:48 PM
i would pick eddie vedderor layne staley, but since there allready taking id have to go wiht scott weiland.i think he has a realy good voice

Hadji
11-26-2004, 09:05 PM
Jakkob Dylan.

evil ernie
11-26-2004, 11:39 PM
Gotta go with Russel Allen from Symphony X. So much control and power, he's amazing. He can sing as high as anybody and he can also sound very evil.

Phototropic
11-27-2004, 05:51 AM
Chris Cornell Or Josh Homme :p

denboy
11-27-2004, 10:16 AM
http://www.thevoiceconnection.com/jimgillette.html

Sounds like if anyone tried getting singing lessons from him they'd ruin their voice in a few weeks.
He absolutely has no idea what he's talking about.

Levitate
11-27-2004, 12:25 PM
^ that is funny :)

Merkaba
11-27-2004, 01:12 PM
Sounds like if anyone tried getting singing lessons from him they'd ruin their voice in a few weeks.
He absolutely has no idea what he's talking about.
????

sounded pretty accurate to me!
What dont you agree with?

denboy
11-27-2004, 01:18 PM
Ah. I must be tired, I thought he said something about reaching high notes by straining as much as you could

Plus.. He doesn't warm up

Edit: this was what I misinterpreted
Jim: The key to sustaining notes is to work on it like your life depends on it. Pretend someone is standing over you with a shotgun ready to blow your head off if you quit practicing.

.. And again, the guy said he's never lost his voice.. What would he do if a student lost his voice? My guess, is trying to make him sing it away by the way he's acting.
(and I just listened to machine gun eddie.. That wasn't really a very impressive scream :p 6 octaves my ***)

Zortalk
11-27-2004, 01:35 PM
Rob Halford is still the best.

skram
11-27-2004, 04:33 PM
Jim Gillette
1. 7 octave vocal range!
2. The low notes are crazy low. I’m not sure to be honest. Lower than a guitar anyway. The high notes are about 2 octaves above high C!
3. Can sing two notes at once!
4. He can also shatter glass!

uhh
7 octaves? yea...
how the **** do you achieve a 7 octave range
thats almost impossible
thats almost as many as a piano has

CantBuyAThrill
11-27-2004, 05:57 PM
jim morrison of the doors, jon anderson of yes, or donald fagen of steely dan.. those are my top 3

Merkaba
11-27-2004, 09:56 PM
Ah. I must be tired, I thought he said something about reaching high notes by straining as much as you could

Plus.. He doesn't warm up

Edit: this was what I misinterpreted
Jim: The key to sustaining notes is to work on it like your life depends on it. Pretend someone is standing over you with a shotgun ready to blow your head off if you quit practicing.

.. And again, the guy said he's never lost his voice.. What would he do if a student lost his voice? My guess, is trying to make him sing it away by the way he's acting.
(and I just listened to machine gun eddie.. That wasn't really a very impressive scream :p 6 octaves my ***)
Yea...some people dont have to warm up. Lucky. If he does all he does without falsetto i would say he can get away with it. I'd never recommend it. In one of those links on his page he mentions that he warms up at least thirty minutes when he has a performance.

I cant recall much of his work so i cant remember the sound. I do know he has a strong set of cords though, nonetheless. If he starts off with a mediocre song it can be all the warm up he needs, depending on the range of the first few songs.

fatbandit
11-28-2004, 05:39 AM
I would have to say Jonathan Davis from KoRn. His voice is so distinctive, I love his screams, and the scats he does make me laugh, but I could never sing anything like he does in Twist.

SirSyko87
11-28-2004, 11:30 AM
1st Choice: Brandon Boyd (Incubus)
2nd Choice: Claudio Sanchez (Coheed & Cambria)
3rd Choice: Davey Havok (AFI)

Incubus has changed dramatically over every album and Brandon's voice goes perfectly with each type of song.

Claudio can reach those notes alot of girls can't even reach.

Davey can scream like a crazy mofo and can also do great in mellow songs.

TUMFP
11-28-2004, 06:57 PM
Steven Tyler
.........quite the amazing voice he has.........

ronald_reagan
11-28-2004, 07:03 PM
Kurt Cobain

Mo.
12-01-2004, 10:18 AM
Now I´m sure.
I´ll go with Bert McCracken.

Bugenhagen
12-01-2004, 11:28 AM
Mike Patton (Faith no more).
I really like his way of singing, like in RV and Last to know.
If I had that voice I would sing around all day.

DouchePatrol
12-01-2004, 12:01 PM
Tom Araya without question. Or maybe Simon Rosen of Crimson Moonlight - he has kind of a 'Cradle of Filth' sound, but with some balls behind it.

Dredg
12-01-2004, 12:27 PM
jeff buckley
4 octaves of goodness

Yeah, Jeff buckley for me too. His voice spans 7 octaves tho, not only 4 ;)

Merkaba
12-01-2004, 01:17 PM
Yeah, Jeff buckley for me too. His voice spans 7 octaves tho, not only 4 ;)
so he has the range of a piano?
:lol:

I dont think so

Burningwater
12-01-2004, 01:58 PM
Actually...mine. Personally, I haven't heard my best yet because all the good sounds you hear on the radio are run through a nice little machine that gets rid of all the little nasty stuff. That's why Maynard sounds so **** good.

veggie 3.14
12-01-2004, 02:02 PM
Axl Rose. Dunno why, I just love it.

Burningwater
12-01-2004, 02:04 PM
^^ He sounds like a recording of cats being slaughtered...good luck with your career....

kalebsden
12-01-2004, 02:25 PM
Pete Doherty...
I love the tone and the whole drunken-sing with turrets thing hes has

though it would be odd if I had his voice, I'm a girl :(

skram
12-01-2004, 03:13 PM
lol
buckley has 4
and he is the best singer ive ever heard
i still want to hear about that gillete guy with the 6 octave range...

Rats
12-01-2004, 05:50 PM
Actually...mine. Personally, I haven't heard my best yet because all the good sounds you hear on the radio are run through a nice little machine that gets rid of all the little nasty stuff. That's why Maynard sounds so **** good.

You don't know how good you are because Maynard sounds good?? :confused: :confused:

Dredg
12-02-2004, 06:10 AM
so he has the range of a piano?
:lol:

I dont think so

I know it seems ridiculous merk, but it's true. Read his biography - both him and his father had a 7 octave range.

Merkaba
12-02-2004, 12:13 PM
I think we , along with Kristina had a discussion about this claim a while ago. Most people that have a big range just seem to claim 7 octave range as a general term for a big range or a range that stretched into the "seventh octave". Noone can go from low bass through extended soprano! And i hate using using general words like noone. But in this case it just aint happening, i promise.

juggalotricksta
12-02-2004, 12:16 PM
probably stephen lynch. that guy can sing.

King_Karl
12-02-2004, 12:20 PM
Corey Taylor
need i say any more

Teri Jo
12-18-2004, 05:28 PM
Oh wow. You want a LIST? There are so many female vocalists out there and most of them have some feature I'd like in my voice. But, if I had to narrow it down it'd have to be Martina McBride or Trisha Yearwood, for completely different reason. Martina has a powerful voice and never looks like she's workin' for it.

Trisha Yearwood she has a range to die for (so does Martina for that matter)

Teri Jo

Rage Against the Nirvana
12-31-2004, 10:14 AM
Kurt Cobain or Zach de la roach

skram
12-31-2004, 11:33 AM
7 octave range is close to impossible
buckley had "only" around 4 and i dont really know about his father
but im willing to bet that it didnt span 4 octaves

not even mariah carey, or yma sumack have 7
they have around 5

i dont know about that gillete guy that can sing 2 notes at once
anybody have soundclips?

darkwhite
12-31-2004, 01:30 PM
myles kennedy without a doubt, i love his range and he puts so much passion into it

incredible ranage

Moneener
12-31-2004, 02:50 PM
Having Geddy Lee's voice would be deadly.

emesis
01-02-2005, 01:48 AM
I'd want Davey Havok's (afi) or Deryck Whibley's (sum 41). They both have great voices, whether their screaming(Davey not so much Deryck) or just singing.

kOffkOff
01-02-2005, 01:43 PM
7 octave range is close to impossible
buckley had "only" around 4 and i dont really know about his father
but im willing to bet that it didnt span 4 octaves


I read that Tim Buckley's range was 3 1/2 octaves. He is Jeff Buckley's dad for those who didn't know.

Caleb3221
01-02-2005, 01:45 PM
I can't sing, but if I could have anyone's voice, it would HAVE to be Bootsy Collins...I think he has my favorite voice of anyone ever. Its just sooo funky.

Rats
01-02-2005, 08:13 PM
Probably Freddie Mercury. Also can someone explain what is so good about Brandon Boyd's voice? I think he's a great singer, but it just sounds like a normal trained voice. His range isn't THAT good...maybe 3 octaves including falsetto. I just don't hear anything special that he can do with his voice.

TheFreakinSauce!
01-03-2005, 01:44 AM
Sting

i mean why the hell not?...gets him laid a lot right?

as far as rock goes i would have to say Chris Cornell. and who needs a ****load of vocal range if you sound like butt through every one of em?

Plant i think is really good especially since most of Zep's recordings where done before the days now where electronics allow **** singers to sound like songbirds..........

I dont know so much about Hendrix. good guitar player and songwriter, but i dont credit him with much of a singing voice really.

And Curt Cobain? heh...all i ever hear in their stuff is the LSD talking...once again, not that i don't like Nirvana, but really?...a good voice?

the sauce

Po0sH
01-03-2005, 02:02 AM
Rob Halford or Jim Gillette

Linkin_Park15
01-03-2005, 08:00 AM
I'd definitely have Corey Taylor's voice.

tvolkmann80
01-03-2005, 08:10 AM
Definately Lemmy....it might be rough, but its original.

FatherKeeL
01-03-2005, 08:19 AM
@emesis.

ever heard early recordings of afi live (before they could afford high-tech effects?)
the guy cant sing. hes like more than a halftone off at times...

... jees. i like afi, and i like his vocals... but hey. if you could have anyone in the world...

same goes for curt cobain or zach de la rocha.

Sonic Raydome Bass Guru
01-08-2005, 01:55 PM
Definatly Chris Cornell before he screwed up his voice with all his sigs and drug abuse (like louder than love time when he could hit these crazy high notes). I would say maynard but he's been taken allready.

Sonic Raydome Bass Guru
01-08-2005, 01:58 PM
And Curt Cobain? heh...all i ever hear in their stuff is the LSD talking...once again, not that i don't like Nirvana, but really?...a good voice?

the sauce[/QUOTE]

Dude firstly kurt Cobain did heroin not LSD and secondly not only do his vocals suck but so does his guitar playin(apart from in utreo)

This is just my opinoin dudes.

Continuum
01-08-2005, 02:04 PM
cedric bixler from the mars volta, his voice sounds so good since the split from At The Drive In

HomeCatMickey8
01-08-2005, 02:35 PM
Barry White... and Geoff Rickley of Thursday. I would deffinetly get laid ever night if I had either of those voices. So low and just yeah for Barry. Geoff has the emotion and the screaming is amazing.

willis2441
01-08-2005, 11:00 PM
Corey Taylor
need i say any more
corey taylor used to be good, but now he just whispers in his songs example:duality. but in the first 2 cds his voice was good.

brandnewsin
01-09-2005, 01:44 AM
AAArgh...I can't choose, so any voice transplant from the list will do:
Chris Cornell
Layne Staley
Phil Anselmo
Zakk Wylde

gaslight
01-09-2005, 05:08 AM
Chino Moreno from Deftones.

CrazyDiamond725
01-09-2005, 10:32 AM
Definently Jim Morrison

moaner
01-09-2005, 11:48 AM
Dave lee roth
Dave mustaine
Axl Rose

hypocracy hater
01-09-2005, 11:55 AM
Syd Barrett, Although i can mimic it

Marc Bolan - I love the warble

perry589
01-09-2005, 12:03 PM
Chris Cornell, Layne Staley, Jeff Buckley.

songster
01-10-2005, 02:07 PM
Kurt Cobain
In my opinion one of the greatest voices rock has ever known.

TheFreakinSauce!
01-11-2005, 01:01 AM
Dude firstly kurt Cobain did heroin not LSD and secondly not only do his vocals suck but so does his guitar playin(apart from in utreo)

This is just my opinoin dudes.

my bad dude...geez...well **** you still agree with me i guess...?...

the sauce

15sbassist
01-11-2005, 01:34 AM
Chester of Linkin Park. His scream's awesome.

benfan
01-11-2005, 09:54 AM
Kurt Cobain
In my opinion one of the greatest voices rock has ever known.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :rolleyes:

IncMan
01-11-2005, 10:02 AM
Brandon Boyd- Incubus
or
Chris Cornell- Audioslave/Soundgarden

songster
01-11-2005, 12:40 PM
why does everyone in this forum hate kurt cobain so much?

benfan
01-11-2005, 02:17 PM
i dont hate him but i do not agree with him bieng one of rocks greatest songers. how can that constant groan compare to the greats?

TheFreakinSauce!
01-12-2005, 12:12 AM
^^^indeed...truthness...

the sauce

mr.starr
01-12-2005, 07:08 AM
either paul mccartney or thom yorke from radiohead

That_Dude
01-12-2005, 03:36 PM
Well singing wise,id go with James Brown but then i would have to drink 4 red bulls to get the energy to use it right,but i would pick Issac Hays because ladys love that deep voice and it is a very good for singing about making love to a woman.

HomeCatMickey8
01-12-2005, 06:29 PM
Dude, Jim Morrison.

Chester of Linkin Park. His scream's awesome.

There's screaming in Linkin Park? WTF?