Trying to get to the Paradise City? Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose has the voice to get you there according to Concert Hotels.
The travel website recently posted a chart naming Rose as the greatest vocalist of all time. To get to this arguable result, the pictograph measured the vocal range of over 70 famous singers from a variety of eras and styles, then referenced their findings with a past Rolling Stone article and Internet message boards.
After measuring the highest note, lowest note and overall range of artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber and Lorde, Rose stands apart as the singer with both the lowest recorded note and most expansive vocal range. Only Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Prince beat out the GNR lead for the title of highest note belted on a track.
Listening to songs like “Welcome to the Jungle”, it’s undeniable that Rose is a vocal animal, but is he the best? While Concert Hotels has all the figures to prove its point, there is always a piece of musical talent that is impossible to measure.
Take a look at the site’s sleek interactive graphic and let us know which of their vocalists ranks as the “greatest ever” in your opinion.
By Kelli Bender
And while you’re there, read this SHOCKING fact article: 18 Legendary Artists with Fewer Grammys Than Lorde | By Nate Jones[Editor’s note: This article is actually quite sad and is a dark blot on the music industry.]
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AXL ROSE RESPONDS TO LIST CALLING HIM “WORLD’S GREATEST SINGER” | By Kory Grow | Rolling Stone
Guns N’ Roses Frontman Axl Rose has responded to an unscientific, albeit virally popular, list of “The World’s Greatest Singers,” which placed him in the top spot. The list claimed he had a range that spanned nearly seven octaves, with his lowest note allegedly appearing in the 2008 Chinese Democracy song “There Was a Time” and his highest in his cover of the Dead Boys’ “Ain’t It Fun,” which appeared on the group’s 1994 covers album “The Spaghetti Incident?”.
He said that he found the recognition flattering and humbling, according to Spin, though he wouldn’t top his own list of the greatest singers.
“If I had to say who I thought the best singers were, I’d say first that I don’t know there’s a definitive answer as in my opinion it’s subjective, and second that my focus is primarily rock singers,” he told Spin. “That said, I enjoy Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, [Nazareth singer] Dan McCafferty, Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Don Henley, [Electric Light Orchestra frontman] Jeff Lynne, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, [jazz singer] Jimmy Scott, Etta James, Fiona Apple, [Pretenders frontwoman] Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and a ton of others (predominantly Seventies rock singers) and would rather hear any of them anytime rather than me!”
Guns N’ Roses are currently in the middle of a 12-date residency at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. In April, Rose was honored at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award and performed with his band. While there, guitarist Richard Fortus told The Associated Press the group was “working on stuff.” He said he hoped the band would have new music “in the next year.”
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