The Real Leaders of Rock’s Greatest Bands

Although it’s completely unfair, most of us assume the front person of a rock band is also their de facto leader, but that’s not the case, even with some of the biggest bands to ever fill arenas. Sometimes the brains of the band are best suited to sit back, let the singer shine, and just drive the ship. Some of these talents might not get the glory they deserve, but they forged careers that most of us can only dream about, while some still continuing to sell out every date of every world tour. Inspired by a recent post by Superchunk’s steady and witty drummer Jon Wurster, here’s a list of the real leaders of some of rock’s biggest bands.

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