5 Iggy Pop
Iggy is a half-dressed whirlwind who defines the word 'wild' and thinks nothing of picking fights with armed biker gangs...
4 Jimi Hendrix
"I don't actually think you can separate Hendrix as a singer from Hendrix the guitar player," Slash says of the legend. "The two things were inseparable. He was completely unique."
3 Liam Gallagher
Fellow great frontman Bobby Gillespie says: "There's not many good ones left - but Liam Gallagher is one. The guy is unmarketable because he's confrontational and he doesn't give a fuck. And that's the attitude you've gotta have if you wanna be a frontman."
2 Kurt Cobain
"Kurt Cobain was the best rock star of all time," says Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil. "Why? Because he was so honest in his songs. That kind of honesty is how real connections are made with people."
1 Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury's life was one long act of rock'n'roll theatre. That he was able to drag every ounce of his extroverted lifestyle into his stage performance was what marked him out as a unique talent.