Top 10 Best American Rock Bands

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81Chicago

This band after 40 years still creating original music and has sales which puts them much higher, what's the deal?

Their low position is down to lack of knowledge of their early work. This alone should place them in the top 10.

Timeless hits with sheer numbers all around
Surely belong in the top 10 no doubt!... Anything short of that is pure ignorance.

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82ToolTool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Almighty rock band. Their music has altered my life. Certainly a whole world of musical boundaries expanded since.
Thunderous power with clarity within each song, their sound is unmistakable, inimitable, very personnel and finally, wonderful.

83Smile Empty Soul

Oh, dude... Come on!... This band is very awesome too.

84Goo Goo Dolls
85ChevelleChevelle is an American rock band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler.

Chevelle is so amazing, especially their old albums, Wonder What's Next and This Type Of Thinking Could Do Us In and Vena Sera

86Motley CrueMötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.

If you are a child of the 80s, rock music is what MTV played. On that basis, this is the perfect rock band. Individually, only one of the players is truly elite (Lee). But their concerts were worth every penny, and their exploits were pure legend. The critics can hate all they like, but the Crue keeps laughing all the way to the bank.

This band is garbage. If you want good music listen to Breaking Benjamin.

Maybe not #1 but defiantly top 10. So how come down here at 99!

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87The Neighbourhood

The best of the best, come on people we all know that The Neighbourhood is the best rock band! They topped #1 in Billboard's chart in early June 2013 with their best song "Sweater Weather." The band is also know for their black and white imagery, it is a new rock band that was just formed in 2011. All my respect and love of music for this rock band, their music is open minded and great it should be #1.

88The Doobie Brothers
89EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Evanescence is one of the best bands in this world. Amy Lee has the most beautiful voice in the world and she's so special and very talented and unique. This magnificent band should be number one.

I love evanescence so much that I want it to beat aerosmith

90DisturbedDisturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren.
91The FrayThe Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and ...read more.
92Beastie BoysThe Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.

Beasties for life. American genius at it's best.

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93Jefferson Starship
94WeezerWeezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

They deserve to be higher for the song Buddy Holly alone. Legit.

Weezer gave birth to soulfull rock song writing and rocked the 90s. They also came out with a revitilizing album in 2007 that broke the silence of bad music from the time period between 2004 and 2006. They kept the ball rolling and deserve to be within the top 30

95ShinedownShinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.

Shinedown is honestly a greater band then some of the other bands, not that it should be number one, but surly it should be higher than 73.

96The All American RejectsThe All-American Rejects are an American rock band formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999. The band consists of bassist and lead vocalist, Tyson Ritter, lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Nick Wheeler, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist, Mike Kennerty, and drummer Chris Gaylor.

IF we are talking American... How can the All American Rejects only be 78?

97QueensrycheQueensrÿche is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob.

Way better than a lot bands listed here. I wonder how many people here can actually play an insturment. but is just an opinion. Saw this band live and it was a great show

98Steve Miller BandThe Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California. The band is led by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals.
99Buffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.V1 Comment
100Matchbox Twenty

Come on? 84? Maybe in the top 50

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