all times, pipping legends like `Queen` frontman Freddie Mercury and `Led Zeppelin`s Robert Plant.
The 48-year-old singer beat off competition from the `Bohemian Rhapsody` hitmaker and Plant, who were placed second and third placed respectively.
"Think back to the late 1980s. Axl Rose: dangerous, lean, angry, confrontational, controversial," said MusicRadar.com about the winner of it`s online poll.
The `Sweet Child of Mine` hitmaker was overjoyed about the latest win and thanked fans for their votes.
"Thank you for all of the support you give us day in day out. All you folks on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, the message boards that fight the good fight, we feel it and very much appreciate it, Thank You," wrote Rose on his Facebook page.
Also featured in the poll were Ronnie James Dio, the `Black Sabbath` star who passed away earlier this year, and late `Beatles` legend John Lennon, who rounded out the top five.
Lennon`s bandmate Sir Paul McCartney placed tenth, while the rest of the top 10 was comprised of Iron Maiden`s Bruce Dickinson, `Radiohead` star Thom Yorke, late `Nirvana` frontman Kurt Cobain and `Muse` rocker Matt Bellamy.