Picking anyone older than ~40 would be retaded, meaning Cobain is the only good answer from the poll, and there are many better answers.
Yeah, cause the likes of Brian Johnson (64) from AC/DC, Bruce Dickinson (54) from Iron Maiden, hell frickin Tina Turner (72!) aren't better live acts to this day than most chart topping bands.
Torn between Mercury and Cash. Cash more because he was just flat-out reliable. Always seemed like he'd be there pumping out albums and there would always be at least a few tracks that you liked a lot.
Had to go with Mercury of course. Who knows how his voice would have held up with age? But we still could have had more Queen stuff for at least a while, which makes it the right pick.
Cobain - would have been interesting to see where he went since Nirvana was pretty much done when he shot himse...I mean, was murdered, but I can't pick him over those other two.
I maintain my Peter Steele stance.
Absolutely. I just stuck with the choices provided, but (as the pic next to my name probably indicates) I'd give up half my music collection to get Pete back.
Being at the final Type O Negative show in Detroit on Halloween a few years ago, standing in the front right in front of Peter the whole time is guaranteed always going to be my most treasured concert memory.
Picking between Freddie Mercury, John Bonham, and Rick Wright is pretty fucking tough. Sorry, MJ, you probably MATTER more than Bonham or Wright, but I'd rather see Zeppelin/Floyd reunion tours than an MJ show. I'd throw out Keith Moon as well, but The Who haven't held up as well as Queen, Floyd, and Zeppelin have in terms of longevity. I'm not sure I want to know where Lennon would've gone after 1980. I really couldn't give a shit about Cobain or Presley as live performers or as people, and Harrison and Cash went out the right way at the right time.
Fuck it, it's gotta be Freddie. I can get a close approximation of the Floyd experience out of Roger Waters' The Wall tour, and I'm not really sure Zeppelin would be willing to tour together even if Bonham were still alive. But Queen is still devoted to Queen, and Freddie Mercury was the centerpiece of one of the greatest bands of all time.
Also, this is not the "correct version", as there's plenty of artists not on this list worth bringing back. Otis Redding was certainly in my head the entire time I typed this.