Dee Snider Says Dio, Plant Are 'Not Performers'


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While Dee Snider ranks Robert Plant and Ronnie James Dio among rock's greatest singers, he says neither was a particularly good onstage performer.

The Twisted Sister vocalist's comments came in response to a tweet in which a fan called Dio the "second-best frontman in rock history" behind Queen's Freddy Mercury. "You are confusing singing with performing," Snider tweeted in response. "There is a huge difference between a great frontman and a great singer. Ronnie was one of the greatest singers of all time, but as a frontman, he pretty much just stood on stage and sang. Freddie was an amazing singer AND frontman." Snider went on to take a shot at Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, writing, "I'm a huge Plant fan vocally ... but he showed me nothing as a performer."

Snider's picks for rock's greatest "frontmen?" David Lee Roth, Paul Stanley, Mick Jagger and Axl Rose.

Who would you add to Snider's list?

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