GUNS N’ ROSES: Axl Says He’s Not the Best
Guns n’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has commented on that story from earlier this month that called him the world’s greatest singer because he had the widest range.
Rose sent a note to Spin about the story that said, “From what I could tell, the original article was for the most part only talking about the professionally recorded vocal range of the singers they compared, calling the entire group ‘The World’s Greatest Singers.’ It’s very flattering and humbling to be included in such an illustrious ensemble.”
He added, “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. That said, I enjoy Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, Dan McCafferty [Nazareth], Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Don Henley, Jeff Lynne, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Scott, Etta James, Fiona Apple, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and a ton of others (predominantly ’70s rock singers) and would rather hear ANY of them anytime rather than me!”
Humility from an unlikely source.