The BNR Metal Pages - Best Metal Vocalist Of All Time

The third BNR Metal Pages tournament took place in 2012. Originally I was again going for 64 entrants, but the more I tried to narrow the list down, the harder it was to stop at 64. 128 seemed too many (I didn't want the tournament to go on too long) so I compromised, setting aside what I informally thought 32 of the best were, and then choosing 64 for more, for a total of 96. Those 64 were paired off in the first round, and the winners were then paired off with the aforementioned 32 favorites, and the tournament then proceeded as before, working down to a single winner. As with the last tournament, there were no seedings, and all matches were created randomly and not announced in advance.

Final Round

Bruce Dickinson def. Rob Halford, 57% to 43%

Semifinal Round

Rob Halford def. King Diamond, 68% to 32%

Bruce Dickinson def. Ronnie James Dio, 51% to 49%

Quarterfinal Round

King Diamond def. Ozzy Osbourne, 55% to 45%

Rob Halford def. Michael Kiske, 84% to 16%

Ronnie James Dio def. Bon Scott, 87% to 13%

Bruce Dickinson def. Paul DiAnno, 79% to 21%

Fourth Round

Rob Halford def. Geoff Tate, 81% to 19%

Ozzy Osbourne def. Messiah Marcolin, 62% to 38%

Bon Scott def. Eric Adams, 55% to 45%

King Diamond def. Chuck Billy, 58% to 42%

Paul DiAnno def. Ian Gillan, 63% to 37%

Michael Kiske def. Udo Dirkschneider, 52% to 48%

Ronnie James Dio def. Robert Plant, 83% to 17%

Bruce Dickinson def. David Coverdale, 86% to 14%

Third Round

Geoff Tate def. John Bush, 61% to 39%

Robert Plant def. Jon Oliva, 61% to 39%

King Diamond def. Klaus Meine, 65% to 35%

Michael Kiske def. Mike Patton, 62% to 38%

David Coverdale def. Ralf Scheepers, 67% to 33%

Paul DiAnno def. Tim "Ripper" Owens, 52% to 48%

Rob Halford def. Bobby Ellsworth, 78% to 22%

Chuck Billy def. James Hetfield, 55% to 45%

Bon Scott def. Biff Byford, 66% to 34%

Ozzy Osbourne def. Devin Townsend, 76% to 24%

Messiah Marcolin def. Steven Tyler, 66% to 34%

Ronnie James Dio def. David Wayne, 91% to 9%

Udo Dirkschneider def. David Lee Roth, 61% to 39%

Ian Gillan def. Lemmy Kilmister, 56% to 44%

Eric Adams def. Peter Steele, 61% to 39%

Bruce Dickinson def. Phil Anselmo, 82% to 18%

Second Round

Geoff Tate (Queensryche) def. Simone Simons (Epica), 77% to 23%

Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O.) def. Devon Graves (Deadsoul Tribe, Psychotic Waltz), 82% to 18%

Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) def. Alice Cooper (Alice Cooper), 54% to 46%

Paul DiAnno (Iron Maiden) def. James LaBrie (Dream Theater), 63% to 37%

Jon Oliva (Savatage) def. Tomi Joutsen (Amorphis), 74% to 26%

Biff Byford (Saxon) def. Eric Wagner (Trouble), 62% to 38%

Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend Band, Strapping Young Lad) def. David Defeis (Virgin Steele), 57% to 43%

John Bush (Armored Saint, Anthrax) def. Dan Swano (Edge Of Sanity), 73% to 27%

King Diamond (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond) def. Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), 68% to 32%

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) def. Denis Belanger (Voivod), 56% to 44%

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) def. Alan Tecchio (Watchtower, Non-Fiction), 94% to 6%

Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne) def. Harry Conklin (Jag Panzer), 76% to 24%

Bobby Ellsworth (Overkill) def. Urban Breed (Tad Morose, Pyramaze), 87% to 13%

Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) def. Doro Pesch (Warlock, Doro), 79% to 21%

Ronnie James Dio def. Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), 93% to 7%

Klaus Meine (Scorpions) def. Glenn Danzig (Danzig), 64% to 36%

Ralf Scheepers (Gamma Ray, Primal Fear) def. Stu Block (Iced Earth), 57% to 43%

Bon Scott (AC/DC) def. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), 72% to 28%

James Hetfield (Metallica) def. Robert Lowe (Solitude Aeturnus), 63% to 37%

David Wayne (Metal Church) def. Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), 55% to 45%

Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) def. Brian Johnson (AC/DC), 64% to 36%

Tim "Ripper" Owens (Iced Earth, Judas Priest) def. Lee Dorrian (Cathedral), 69% to 31%

Mike Patton (Faith No More) def. Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper), 58% to 42%

Chuck Billy (Testament) def. John Arch (Fates Warning), 72% to 28%

David Coverdale (Whitesnake, Deep Purple) def. Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian), 60% to 40%

Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) def. Zak Stevens (Circle II Circle, Savatage), 71% to 29%

Eric Adams (Manowar) def. Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth), 53% to 47%

Peter Steele (Type O Negative) def. Tarja Turunen (Nightwish), 55% to 45%

Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) def. Midnight (Crimson Glory), 51% to 49%

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) def. Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), 66% to 34%

Michael Kiske (Helloween) def. Warrell Dane (Nevermore, Sanctuary), 55% to 45%

Rob Halford (Judas Priest) def. Russell Allen (Symphony X), 89% to 11%

First Round

Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper) def. Fernando Ribeiro (Moonspell), 57% to 43%

John Arch (Fates Warning) def. Tobias Sammett (, Avantasia), 65% to 35%

Dan Swano (Edge Of Sanity) def. Karyn Crisis (Crisis), 73% to 27%

Tomi Joutsen (Amorphis) def. Jorn Lande (Jorn), 53% to 47%

James Hetfield (Metallica) def. Vintersorg (Borknagar, Vintersorg), 74% to 26%

Doro Pesch (Warlock, Doro) def. Floor Jansen (After Forever, Nightwish), 69% to 31%

Bobby Ellsworth (Overkill) def. Roy Khan (Kamelot), 75% to 25%

Peter Steele (Type O Negative) def. Anneke Van Giersbergen (The Gathering), 60% to 40%

Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) def. John Cyriis (Agent Steel), 65% to 35%

David Defeis (Virgin Steele) def. Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), 58% to 42%

Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) def. David Draiman (Disturbed), 74% to 26%

Urban Breed (Tad Morose, Pyramaze) def. Daniel Heiman (Lost Horizon), 59% to 41%

Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) def. Layne Staley (Alice In Chains), 54% to 46%

Tarja Turunen (Nightwish) def. Bobby Liebling (Pentagram), 66% to 34%

Mike Patton (Faith No More) def. Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), 68% to 32%

Brian Johnson (AC/DC) def. Tony Moore (Riot), 71% to 29%

Robert Lowe (Solitude Aeturnus) def. Dawn Crosby (Fear Of God, Detente), 74% to 26%

Russell Allen (Symphony X) def. Andre Matos (Angra, Shaman), 67% to 33%

Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) def. James Rivera (Helstar), 64% to 36%

Zak Stevens (Circle II Circle, Savatage) def. Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind), 77% to 23%

Chuck Billy (Testament) def. Mike Lezala (Legend), 91% to 9%

Eric Wagner (Trouble) def. Axl Rose (Guns'n'Roses), 55% to 45%

Stu Block (Iced Earth) def. Tim Baker (Cirith Ungol), 68% to 32%

Ralf Scheepers (Gamma Ray, Primal Fear) def. Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), 73% to 27%

Denis Belanger (Voivod) def. Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth), 67% to 33%

Simone Simons (Epica) def. Jason McMaster (Watchtower), 51% to 49%

Alan Tecchio (Watchtower, Non-Fiction) def. Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire), 54% to 46%

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) def. Ray Alder (Fates Warning), 54% to 46%

Lee Dorrian (Cathedral) def. Phil Mogg (UFO), 52% to 48%

Paul DiAnno (Iron Maiden) def. Matt Barlow (Iced Earth), 52% to 48%

Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) def. Rob Rock (Impellitteri), 81% to 19%

Sammy Hagar (Van Halen) def. Scott "Wino" Weinrich (The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan), 60% to 40%

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