These "minor" geniuses managed to eclipse the frontman and come to the forefront of the rock band
FrontmanThe band is always the main face of the band (and the voice, accordingly). But sometimes some members of the band take the lead and literally outshine the leader with their talent and natural charisma, which the audience cannot dodge...
Maybe not eclipsed, but at least achieved the same popularity as the vocalists - these guys have always been in the foreground. And some of the characters on our list are loved by fans even more than the frontmen! Who are they? We suggest finding out below. These are the "minor" members of legendary rock bands who managed to become "number one".
And our list opens with Flea, the legend Red Hot Chili Peppers. No doubt: vocalist Anthony Kiedis has always been the audience's favorite, but his comrade has never suffered from lack of attention either...
Thanks to his brilliant bassist mind and incredible charisma, Fli has become almost synonymous with the name of the band! The fans truly adore him, and during live performances this guy brazenly steals a moment of glory. KiedisHe's a young man, and he seems to be used to it by now. Journalists write extensively about Flie, paparazzi literally run after him with cameras, and thousands of teenagers want to become as cool as this "hot pepper".
Mick Jagger remains a legend The Rolling StonesBut that role has long been shared by his avowed friend and fellow songwriter of some of the band's coolest songs. And it's Keith Richards.
A master of provocation and just "very bad guy." - Richards has never been inferior to Mick, neither in popularity nor in scandal. How many shady facts have been told about him by journalists, and many of them are absolutely true. For example - once Keith shot his favorite guitar just because Ronnie Wood took it. Apparently, the Stones legend treats his instruments like girls: "it's either all mine or nobody's at all!
But when the group was at the beginning of its journey to Olympus, it had Brian Joneswho, in fact, founded the The Rolling Stones. He was a gifted multi-instrumentalist, and his harmonica and flute playing delighted audiences no less than Richards' virtuosity! But this role was not enough for Brian, and as the Stones themselves said - he always wanted to be "the center of the universe".
On stage, Jones brazenly stole all the applause: he behaved extremely eccentrically, and his unusual outfits only added to the effect. According to his colleagues, Brian was always the main favorite of the girls, from whom he literally had to run away after the concert. He was gone too soon, but his influence and his flamboyant personality in general still attract the attention of his admirers to this day. classic rock.
In the days of Bon Scott, or in the days of Brian Johnson - no matter who was at the microphone, this guy always remained the center of attention! Widely known for his solo guitar skills, as well as for the already legendary schoolboy costume he still proudly wears in his solid years, Angus Young literally embodies all the magic AC/DC.
Every live performance of the band is accompanied by an insane drive, and a lot of credit goes to Young. The way he runs and lights up the stage is impossible to describe in words. It charges with wild energy, and brings our hero to the forefront.
But Slash from Guns N' Roses He didn't have to "jump around the stage" or dress up like a schoolboy to attract attention. It was his dark, enigmatic image: a thick mop of black hair, cool black glasses, and a chic top hat that did it.
Of course, the undeniable talent played a role in his popularity, but would it have worked just as effectively without the image? And without the distinct sexuality that made the vocalist Axl Rose always had a strong opponent in terms of winning women's hearts?
Joe Perry is very cool, and it is often his name that the public associates with Aerosmith. Although Steven Tyler, of course, is an undoubted legend of the band. You could say these two have always been on an equal footing.
Perry was famous for his talent, his charisma, and his striking image. And today there is not a person who has never heard of this genius!
And here's the thing about genius Sid Vicious from Sex Pistols Yeah, he wasn't a great bass player, and his attitude to his work left a lot to be desired - the guy had nothing but parties and substances on his mind.
Sid's life was too short and tragic. And yet his name became much more popularthan all his colleagues put together! He created an infamously legendary image of a madman and a rebel, and it is for this that his personality to this day arouses the maddening interest of biographers.
Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee
Group Mötley Crüe was so bright that two "minor" members at once overshadowed frontman Vince Neal. And those two extremely cool guys were Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee.
These two have always been in the spotlight, both on stage and in the press. Their wild escapades and intense personal life are legendary, and above all the band is associated with their names.