Queen star beats Brandon Flowers to top poll
michael baggs
11:14 7th June 2013

Gigwise readers have named Queen star Freddie Mercury the best frontman of all time, as we put together the greatest band ever, as chosen by readers.

Mercury topped our poll with a clear lead over nearest rival, Brandon Flowers of The Killers. David Bowie placed third, while Morrissey and Bruce Springsteen placed fourth and fifth respectively.

Mercury died in 1991, and in the years since, a number of stars have stepped into Mercury's shoes to front Queen, including Paul Rodgers and American Idol star, Adam Lambert.

In the coming weeks, Gigwise readers will be selecting the rest of the ultimate band, picking guitarist, bassist and drummer to complete the fantasy line-up.

Click here to view the poll (now closed)

Who will join Freddie Mercury in our readers' ultimate band line-up

Radiohead's Thom Yorke proved unpopular with Gigwise readers, being voted the least popular by readers, with Ian Brown of The Stone Roses, Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher, Queens Of The Stone Age star Josh Homme and Pulp's Jarvis Cocker.

Below: the secret life of Freddie Mercury - what don't you know about the world's greatest frontman