“It’s a pretty straightforward choice. One would be Ronnie James Dio; I listen to him nearly every day. I’d have to pick my mate Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden, who is phenomenal. And let’s go with one from the very beginning of this form of music – Robert Plant. I’ve always enjoyed the bluesier elements of his vocals and the ‘Oooh’s and ‘Aaah’s that they threw in were important; they may not have been words but Planty taught me how to connect on an emotional basis with that type of phrasing.”
Ronnie James Dio was an American heavy metal singer-songwriter and composer. He fronted or founded numerous groups throughout his career, including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell.
Bruce Dickinson became Iron Maiden singer in 1981 and is renowned for his wide-ranging operatic vocal style and energetic stage presence. He began his career in music fronting small pub bands in the 1970s while attending school in Sheffield and university in London. In 1979, he joined British new wave heavy metal band Samson, with whom he gained some popularity under the stage name “Bruce Bruce” and performed on two studio records.
He left Samson in 1981 to join Iron Maiden, replacing Paul Di’Anno. His debut was the 1982 album The Number of the Beast. During his first tenure in the band, they issued a series of US and UK platinum and gold albums in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Robert Plant, also known as the “Golden God” is Led Zeppelin’s vocalist, known for his high vocal range. He also had a successful solo career after the British band came to an end with the death of drummer John Bonham.
Occasionally, Plant collaborated with Jimmy Page on various projects in later years.
Also known as The Metal God, singer Rob Halford is known for being the voice of Judas Priest from 1973 to 1992 and from 2003 to nowadays. He also had many other side projects like Fight, Two and Halford in his time outside Priest.
Robert John Arthur Halford was born on 25 August 1951 in Sutton Coldfield. He grew up in nearby Walsall, where he was raised on the Beechdale housing estate. His early influences included Little Richard, Janis Joplin, and Robert Plant.
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