The "A" List

It takes a big name music act to play at the Super Bowl and the Rolling Stones are a big act. This got me thinking about big acts in the rock world. Here's the question: If Mick Jagger died tomorrow every newspaper in the U.S. would have his death as front page news for days. If Paul Mc Cartney died, same thing. Who else in the rock world (not pop, not country, not rap, not hip hop, not jazz, not blues) is on the "A" list and would get a front page spread if he or she died? Pete Townsend? Maybe. Ringo Starr? I don't think so. Eric Clatpton? Peter Gabriel? Ted Nugent? Grace Slick? Bob Dylan? Robert Plant? Alice Cooper? Billy Corgan? Who do you think?