Can you match the lead singer with the band?

By: Maria Trimarchi
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Lead singers can make or break a band's success. They sing the most memorable lyrics we love to listen to during our daily lives. How many of these bands and their lead singers can you connect?

By what name do we know the lead singer of Queen, who was born Farrokh Bulsara?

Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in 1946 in Tanzania.

Who hasn't been the lead singer in Iron Maiden?

Rob Halford was lead vocalist for Judas Priest, but never for Iron Maiden.

This flamboyant Van Halen frontman later became a paramedic.

David Lee Roth, lead singer of Val Halen, became a paramedic in New York City.

Jack Black is the lead singer of which band?

Jack Black is the lead singer of Tenacious D.

This Scottish musician is lead singer and flautist in Jethro Tull.

Ian Anderson is the leader singer, and occasional flautist, for Jethro Tull.

Trey Anastasio received three Tony nominations (Outstanding Music, Outstanding Orchestrations and Outstanding Score) for the Broadway musical "Hands on a Hardbody." In what jam band is he lead singer?

Trey Anastasio is lead singer of Phish.

Which singer sings lead vocals for the Massachusetts-born band the Pixies?

Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV, also known as Frank Black and Black Francis, has been the lead singer of the Pixies since they formed in the mid-1980s.

This lead singer of the Dead Kennedys was also lead singer of Lard and The Melvins.

Jello Biafra was lead singer of the Dead Kennedys, and also lead singer of Lard, The Melvins, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, and more.

Which orchestra was known to back Frank Sinatra?

Frank Sinatra was backed by Harry James and His Music Makers, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and the Count Basie Orchestra.

Who sang lead vocals in both The Beatles and in Wings?

Paul McCartney sang lead vocals in both bands.

Mark Mothersbaugh is well-known for the scores he's composed for film and TV, but he started in the late '70s as the lead singer and keyboardist for which new wave band?

Mark Mothersbaugh was founder, lead singer and keyboardist in Devo. You must whip it!

Who sang in a band called Hobbstweeble before becoming lead singer of Led Zeppelin, and then went on to sing for The Honeydrippers after Led Zeppelin?

That's Robert Plant, lead singer for Led Zeppelin.

Dave Grohl, now lead singer of the Foo Fighters, previously played drums in which Seattle grunge band?

Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain were in Nirvana.

Before going solo, Janis Joplin was the lead singer of what psychedelic rock band?

Before she went solo, Janis Joplin was the lead singer for Big Brother and the Holding Company.

Who has been the frontman and lead singer of The Rolling Stones since the band formed in 1962?

The Rolling Stones lineup hasn't changed too much since 1962, and Mick Jagger has been lead singer since the group began.

Probably best known as the lead singer of Radiohead, which singer-songwriter was ranked, in 2008, by Rolling Stone magazine as the 66th greatest singer of all time?

Thom Yorke is the lead singer of Radiohead.

When she joined the band in 1986, she sang background vocals. But after No Doubt's original singer, John Spence, died, who took over as lead singer?

Gwen Stefani became lead singer of No Doubt.

What member of the Coppola family is the lead singer (and lead everything -- it's a solo project) of Coconut Records?

Jason Schwartzman is the man behind Coconut Records.

What band was Jim "The Lizard King" Morrison the lead singer of?

Jim Morrison sang in The Doors.

The lead singer of this band performed the song, "Roundabout" during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Yes.

Rush's lead singer, Getty Lee, was included in the induction of Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked James Hetfield as the 87th greatest guitarist of all time. In which band is Hetfield the lead vocalist?

James Hetfield is the co-founder and lead singer of Metallica.

Who in the group Rascal Flatts is known for his vocals in the group -- and for his appearance in "Hannah Montana: The Movie"?

Gary LeVox is the lead singer for the contemporary country group Rascal Flatts.

Who was the frontman for The Misfits, Danzig and Samhain?

Glenn Danzig fronted The Misfits, Danzig, Samhain, as well as the short-lived, Glenn Danzig and the Power and Fury Orchestra.

Blondie is a band, not a solo artist. Who is the group's lead singer?

Debbie Harry was the lead singer of Blondie.

Who sang "Sweet Home Alabama," "Free Bird" and "Saturday Night Special" with his band, Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Ronnie Van Zant, founder of Lynyrd Skynyrd, was also lead singer.

As The Supremes, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard performed "Where Did Our Love Go," "Stop! In the Name of Love" and other hits. Who was the lead singer in the group?

Of the three talented singers, Diana Ross was the lead singer of The Supremes.

Who is Florence, lead singer of Florence and the Machine?

Florence Welch is the lead singer of Florence and the Machine.

Which brother was the lead singer for the Allman Brothers Band?

Gregg Allman was lead vocals in the Allman Brothers Band.

Danny Elfman is famous for his TV and film compositions, in particular for the works of Tim Burton. But in what band did he begin, as lead singer?

What would become Oingo Boingo in 1979, with Danny Elfman singing lead vocals, began in 1972 as a performance group called The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.

Who was "just talkin' 'about his g-g-generation" as lead singer of The Who?

Roger Daltrey is lead singer of The Who.

Who was replaced by Ronnie James Dio after leaving Black Sabbath because of problems with drugs and alcohol?

Ozzy Osbourne, lead singer and original member of Black Sabbath, was replaced by Ronnie James Dio.

James Newell Osterberg Jr., lead singer for the Stooges, was known for his performances, which often included self-mutilation. What's his stage name?

You know James Newell Osterberg Jr. as Iggy Pop, frontman of the Stooges.

Drummer Stewart Copeland, guitarist Andy Summers and vocalist Sting went out on a high note with what band?

Sting, Andy Summers and Steward Copeland were the Police.

The Sex Pistols released only one album -- called "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" -- with who as the band's lead singer?

John Lydon, known by his Johnny Rotten stage name, was the lead singer for The Sex Pistols.

Who sang lead in Simon & Garfunkel?

Art Garfunkel had moments as lead, such as in "Bridge Over Troubled Water," but the majority of Simon & Garfunkel songs are sung by Paul Simon.

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