So officials rightly crown Thom Yorke best frontman...
Scott Colothan

11:03 20th July 2005

Matt Bellamy - Not the best frontmanMuse fans have rigged a radio poll searching for the individual members of the ‘World’s Greatest Indie Band’.

Frontman and guitarist Matt Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dom Howard each came top in their respective category in the survey carried out by xfm. The result would have mirrored the recent American poll where all members of Led Zeppelin were heralded as the best rock supergroup.

However station official suspected something iffy was going on and knocked the Radiohead clones off the top spot.

In the refined list Radiohead’s Thom Yorke was rightfully crowned as the best singer while Johnny Greenwood was named best guitarist. Dave Grohl was voted the best drummer and, ahem, Andy Bell was named the top bassist.

The complete result of the poll (minus Muse members) is as follows:

Best Singer:
Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
James Dean Bradfield (Manics)
Morrissey (The Smiths)
Jeff Buckley
Brett Anderson (Suede / The Tears)
Chris Martin (Coldplay)
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Damon Albarn (Blur)

Best Guitarist:
Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
Noel Gallagher (Oasis)
Johnny Marr (The Smiths)
Bernard Butler (Suede / The Tears)
John Squire (The Stone Roses)
Graham Coxon (Blur)
Jack White (White Stripes)
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
Johnny Buckland (Coldplay)

Best Basssist
Andy Bell (Oasis)
Mani (The Stone Roses / Primal Scream)
Hooky (Joy Division / New Order)
Kim Deal (Pixies)
Krist Noveselic (Nirvana)
Nick Oliveri (QOTSA / Mondo Generator)
Mickey Quinn (Supergrass)
Michele Stodart (Magic Numbers)

Best Drummer:
Dave Grohl (Nirvana)
Phil Selway (Radiohead)
Reni (The Stone Roses)
Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins)
Meg White (The White Stripes)
Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
Danny Goffey (Supergrass)
Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

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