Which frontman was the best at interacting with the audience between songs?

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  1. Leslie K Crosby

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    Dave Matthews is very funny.....checkout his cave crickets story from VH1 storytellers...hilarious!!
     
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    :laugh:
     
  3. Herman Schultz

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    I just saw her at MSG. She was a treat.
     
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    Jim Morrison
     
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    Donita Sparks
     
  6. Jbrownie

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    I thought this topic was limited to band frontmen & not solo acts, but some posts lead me to believe I would be wrong in that assumption.
    SO...From experience, I would add Bruce Hornsby & Adrian Legg to the list. Hornsby is very interactive with the audience (obliging audience request shoutouts & bringing members onstage to sing, dance or play...seen all three), and Legg's storytelling was equally as good as his fingerpicking.
     
  7. CrombyMouse

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    Mac DeMarco

    This guy would have been a great talk show host.
     
  8. side3

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    Loved John Lennon's onstage banter when with the Beatles.
     
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    "Wha'd you come here for anyway?"
     
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    I love how he poked the aristocracy telling them they can "rattle their jewelry" while those in the cheap seats could just clap.
     
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    He is also surprisingly unfunny. He likes to joke around, but I don't think I've ever heard him say, or read about him saying anything that actually made me laugh.
     
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    "Charlie's good tonight?" made me laugh, I mean, like he wasn't last night?
     
  14. Gaslight

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    RIP Scott Hutchison. Loved his banter at concerts

     
  15. whoman4says

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    Hardly anyone will have heard of him but Gilad Atzmon's hilarious live.
     
  16. Wigru

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    True. It's also real interaction and not too many studied lines.

    Also good ones:

    Angelo Moore of Fishbone
    Leonard Cohen
    Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters
    Hugh Jackman, but many of his lines are studied.
    Robbie Williams
    Lianne La Havas
    Chris Ballew of the Presidents Of The United States Of America, if I remember correct.
    Osborne of the Melvins when he's in the mood

    If you like preaching:
    Henry Rollins
    Eddie Vedder (back in the day, I think he gave up; he seems happier now)
    That guy from Pink Floyd who stills tours with the wall.
    Bono

    If you want nothing at all:

    Osborne of the Melvins when he's not in the mood
    Franck Black
    Bellamy of Muse, thank god

    Both dead:
    James Brown about Joe Tex
    Joe Tex about James Brown
     
  17. Jem

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    Bon.
     
  18. MortSahlFan

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    Roger Waters
     
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    Not mick, he barely says anything.
     
  21. Emilio

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    When English-speaking artists perform in Brazil, they don't usually speak much between songs because they assume the audience won't understand them anyway. An exception was Jon Anderson. I saw him live in 2011 and he spoke a lot between songs. Paul McCartney performed twice in my home town and he said a few words in Portuguese that he read from a piece of paper. Phil Collins did the same thing when he came with Genesis in 1977 (but didn't speak much for most of his solo concert in 2018). Live albums usually edit out most of the talking. So I don't have much to judge from, but based on live albums and videos, I would say Paul Stanley stands out.
     
  22. lucan_g

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    Richard Thompson
     
  23. Terry

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    FREDDIE
     
  24. Finch Platte

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    Fender?
     
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  25. samthesham

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    David Thomas of Pere Ubu is known for his banter between songs although most find it hard to follow :targettiphat:
     

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