In the last six months Dream Theater’s now ex-sticksman Mike Portnoy has been named the second best drummer of the last 25 years, while bassist John Myung cruised to first place with over 40 percent of the vote to be crowned the best bassist of all time. So it’s no surprise to see frontman James LaBrie flirting with the upper echelons of this poll.
But suggesting that the online weight of Dream Theater fans is the reason for this recognition is, of course, an injustice to a band who are musicians’ musicians of the highest order. James LaBrie, we (and the hordes of Dream Theater fans who frequent MusicRadar daily) salute you and your progressive vocal prowess. Respect.
Listen: Dream Theater - Forsaken
"There are so many greats. Going back you got the obvious ones like Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Roger Waters, Paul McCartney, John Lennon. Move forward a little you got Paul Rodgers, Diamond David Lee Roth, Steve Perry, David Coverdale. Today I'm into guys like Mikael Akerfeldt (totally amazing to see live), Steven Wilson (from Porcupine Tree also amazing everytime), James LaBrie (Dream Theater, love'em or hate'em), Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, one of the most powerful voices ever). Take your pick they are all outstanding." (From trendkill2, thanks)
"James LaBrie." (From Carloz, David, Cole, Brian, Jan, David, Mattias and Matthew via Facebook, thanks)
"1. James LaBrie, 2. Russell Allen, 3. Freddie Mercury 4. Ronnie James Dio." (From Simon via Facebook, thanks)