1) Genesis - Peter Gabriel / Phil Collins
liked genesis better with Collins, but love Gabriel as a solo artist
2) Van Halen - David Lee Roth / Sammy Hagar
Roth by a mile. with him the music was ass kickin, beer drinkin awesomeness and once he left VH they put out music that seemed more like pop rock. The type of music that someone that would listen to a boy band would listen to.
3) Judas Priest - Rob Halford / Tim "Ripper" Owens
4) Rainbow - Ronnie James Dio / Graham Bonnet / Joe Lynn Turner
5) AC/DC - Bon Scott / Brian Johnson
Bon Scott. I challenge any of you to listen to Highway to Hell all the way through and find another ac/dc album that was as bad ass/perfect as that one. Brian did a fantastic job but the material 80 and before was their best.
6) Pink Floyd - Sid Barrett / David Gilmour
Gilmour. I appreciate Sid being a founder but any of the material I ever heard before a couple years ago was after they ousted him in 68.
7) Black Sabbath - Ozzy Osbourne / Ronnie James Dio / Ian Gillian
The man, the myth, the legend Mr. Ozzy Osbourne
8) Iron Maiden - Paul Di'Anno / Bruce Dickenson
Bruce and unless you are a family member of Paul you won't disagree
9) Journey - Greg Rolle / Steve Perry / Steve Augeri / Arnel Pineda
Steve Perry, but I say this with hesitation because he is one of the biggest assholes I had ever met.
10) Queen - Freddy Mercury / Paul Rodgers / Adam Lambert
Freddy no question
11) Alice in Chains - Layne Staley / William DuVall
Lane Staley. He is by far better than duvall. I saw both live and it's not even close
12) Fleetwood Mac - Peter Green / Bob Welch / Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks
lindsey and Stevie