Top Ten Artists That Define Rock Music


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41RadioheadRadiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
42L'Arc~en~CielL'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.
43Blink-182Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.
44EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.V1 Comment
45Bryan Adams
48The DoorsThe Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
49X JapanX Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.
50Tina TurnerTina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.
51Queens of the Stone AgeQueens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.

QOTSA is an altogether epic band. Josh Homme's vocals often steal the show, that is, when the show isn't being stolen by the splendiferous guitar riffs in tunes like "3's and 7's" or "Go With The Flow". Also, their ballad songs aren't bad either("Mosquito Song"). Seriously underrated.

52Buddy HollyCharles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.
53Ritchie Valens

RIP Ritchie, Donna/C'mon lets go/La Bamba are awesome, look em up, not by Los Lobos though

54Kelly Clarkson

Oh mer gawd why is she not #1 she has to be think about it shes wayy better than Queen!

55Alice in ChainsAlice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.
56DeftonesDeftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

No one blends soft-loud and heavy-soft like Deftones, they completely revolutionized alternative metal.

57T. RexT. Rex were an English glam rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band initially called Tyrannosaurus Rex, released four folk albums under this banner.

T.Rex should be number one, because Marc Bolan is a real rock legend.

Marc Bolan can do Bowie better than Bowie, and Bowie knew it!

59David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

I decided to vote for someone on the list that I consider extremely influential and talented but underrated less obvious and currently low ranked. Tough choice between him and Kelly Clarkson, though. - Billyv

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60Marilyn Manson
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