Sting: ‘I’m A Heavy Metal Singer’

No one would ever confuse The Police with Black Sabbath – but Sting will tell you he’s secretly a “heavy metal singer”.


Sting was asked about his famously high vocal range in a recent interview.


He said “Most heavy metal singers sing up there, so I’m a heavy metal singer – but I have a little more melody”.


He says a high-pitched lead vocal is needed “to get about the noise of the band… You can’t be a baritone with a rock band, really”.


Which rock singers have the most impressive high range? Is he right that you can’t be a rock singer with a deep voice?

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