Top 10 Bands We Say Are Pure-Rock But Aren't

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OK .Bands like Beatles,Rolling Stones,Boston,Queen,Aerosmith are pure rock bands . But there are some bands which are not rock bands .They are rock bands but not "pure rock n roll" .

They are sub-genres of rock .They mostly play those kinds of rock .

People often confuse them with pure-rock bands

The Top Ten

1 Led Zeppelin - Hard Rock Led Zeppelin - Hard Rock Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

What band would represent "pure rock? " How do you define "rock? "

2 Pink Floyd - Progressive Rock Pink Floyd - Progressive Rock Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.
3 Metallica - Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal Metallica - Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

No one says this is rock! Everyone knows this is metal! LOOK AT THE NAME

4 Black Sabbath - Heavy Metal Black Sabbath - Heavy Metal Black Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.
5 AC/DC - Hard Rock AC/DC - Hard Rock AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.
6 Rush - Progressive Rock Rush - Progressive Rock Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.
7 Deep Purple - Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Deep Purple - Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
8 Linkin Park - Alternative Rock/Metal, Nu Metal Linkin Park - Alternative Rock/Metal, Nu Metal Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.
9 Dream Theater - Progressive Metal Dream Theater - Progressive Metal Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
10 Green Day - Punk Rock, Alternative Rock Green Day - Punk Rock, Alternative Rock Green Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more. V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 The Beatles - Boy Band
12 Avenged Sevenfold - Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Avenged Sevenfold - Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . ...read more.
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