5 Famous Rock Musicians Who Can’t Sing & Play At The Same Time

Hey guys! If you’ve been feeling discouraged because your having trouble with singing and playing an instrument at the same time, no need to worry! There are plenty of very successful singers that can’t do it. Just take a look!


Paul McCartney is literally the richest rock musician on the planet. He can play piano and bass while singing, but not guitar. I guess 6 strings is too many.


Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance is very successful, he too can’t sing and play at the same time, which is why he needed two guitarists on the job


He learned guitar later in life, and because of that he also struggles with singing and playing at the same time.


Steven Tyler of Aerosmith learned how to sing and play piano, not until he was in his 30’s. And Aerosmith was huge.


Mick Jagger can’t do it either. He says he likes to move around more and dance anyway.

Thanks for reading guys! And this was just 5, there are more that struggle with that. Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam also didn’t know how to do it until later, and Anthony Kiedis can’t do it. So just don’t get discouraged, keep practicing, and if you can’t do it then don’t give up. Because Mick Jagger can’t, Gerard Way can’t, and even Paul McCartney struggles with playing guitar and singing at the same time. Keep trying and like Steven Tyler you’ll tackle it! One final note is it’s important to remember that just because people like Adam Duritz and Scott Weiland don’t usually play and sing at the same time, doesn’t mean they can’t do it. To conclude I definitely think that learning how to sing and play an instrument at the same time is good, but if you can’t do it and you think you have practiced enough it’s ok! Being able to do it definitely is cheaper, because you don’t need a musician to come to your shows and play the instrument for you, and I highly suggest that you just keep practicing and trying. Thanks for reading!

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