Best 3 Man Rock Bands

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21PrimusPrimus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys ...read more.

This list makes me laugh. Claypool, Larry LaLonde, and Tim Alexander are all in the top 50 of their instruments. Les's vocals and songwriting is one of kind, not to mention his incredible bass skills. Tim Alexander rivals people like Danny Carey & Gavin Harrison as the greatest drummer of all time. Larry LaLonde is essentially Eddie Van Halen and John Frusciante put together.

It's a shame you don't hear them more on the radio. If you've ever been to a Primus concert you'd leave with a respect for their sound. "To defy the laws of tradition" is one of my favorite songs I've ever heard in concert.

Primus is not just a 3 man band. Is a 3 man band whose singer/bassist is the best bassist in the world (or one of those) and can sing while playing pretty difficult lines.

My name is mud, this is great!

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22SublimeSublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.

The living is easy because they are well qualified to represent the LBC - man their music feels so good and melodic

23Violent Femmes

People only look at blister in the sun and think that is the violent femmes but come on they have so much death and talk about such emotion in such a great way how can you not love them...especially kiss off

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24TrainTrain is an American roots rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. The band currently consists of Patrick Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Jerry Becker, Luis Maldonaldo, Hector Maldonado, Drew Shoals, Nikita Houston and Sakai Smith.

There amazing and always make you feel good after listening to one of there songs

25Them Crooked Vultures

The josh Homme, dave grohl, and john paul jones combo is killer

The Vultures are a 4-piece, you nimrod! Alain Johannes, check him out. He's the clavinet in Scumbag Blues.

26Stray Cats

Rockabilly all the way

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27Bedouin Soundclash

So good. I'm glad their included in this list. But surprised Sublime is not.

28The Aristocrats

Greatest living 3 man group presently on earth

29Biffy Clyro

How Come No One Added This Amazing Band... !

30VenomVenom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell and Black Metal—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general.V1 Comment
31Morphine

A phenomenal band that never got the recognition it deserved while Mark Sandman was alive. It's never too late.

Bass, drums and sax (or two). And one of the best songwriters of his day. Needs to be MUCH higher on this list

32Soda Stereo
33King CrimsonV1 Comment
34Fastway
35Hüsker DüHüsker Dü was an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1979. The band's continual members were guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton, and drummer/vocalist Grant Hart.V1 Comment
3630 Seconds To MarsThirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.V2 Comments
37Dinosaur Jr
38ZebraZebra is a hard rock band founded in 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It features Randy Jackson, Felix Hanemann and Guy Gelso.
39The Eric Gales Band
40The Outfield

Better music than the ones before them on your list. Also Blackhawk beats the ones on your list also, EXCEPT, for ZZ Top, and Rush, maybe.

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