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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Rob Halford of Judas Priest perform at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The metal genre demands that its bands have incredible vocalists. I mean, you totally have to have pipes to make it in the metal world. Singers such as Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford were born with God-given voices that perfectly fit the metal genre.

On an upcoming episode of Midnight Metal, I’ll talk about some of my favorite larger-than-life metal vocalists. I only considered people who are still alive, so obviously greats such as Ronnie James Dio are not on this list.

My favorite larger-than-life metal vocalists is Rob Halford. I really think you can’t beat his combination of great pipes, onstage charisma and a fascinating life story. I also feel that Maynard James Keenan, Bruce Dickinson, Alice Cooper and many more deserve the honors. Find Anne’s full list of the best larger-than-life metal vocalists here. Who is your favorite? Let us know on our social media!

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