Top 10 Best American Rock Bands

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121DioDio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.
122Dream TheaterDream 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.
123Steel PantherSteel Panther is an American comedy glam metal band from Los Angeles, California, mostly known for their profane and humorous lyrics, as well as their exaggerated on-stage personae that parody the stereotypical 1980s "glam metal" lifestyle.
124Iron ButterflyIron Butterfly is an American rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.
125Starcastle
126MGMTMGMT is an American rock band formed in 2002 by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.
127SantanaSantana is an American Latin rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana.
128MC5
129Kings of Leon

Awesome sound reminiscent of The Strokes.

KoL are incredible. I love everything about them and they deserve to be way way waaayy further up this list

130Styx

Styx belongs in top 3. First band to have 4 consecutive quadruple platinum albums, 5 consecutive multi-platinum. Roboto killed the band and their legacy.

131My Chemical RomanceMy Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

People tend to forget that music isn't just about what appeals to your ear, it's about what the artist is saying and how they say it. My Chemical Romance isn't just a band. It is an art, a way of life. They don't just make great music. They teach people to live through the tough times and to keep their chins up. Whatever you're looking for, they have. From their awesome costumes and album themes to their deep poetic lyrics and unique sound. Not to mention how humble they all are, compared to some bands. This band has gotten many people, including myself, through dark times. The entire My Chemical Romance fandom is literally like a family. And I am most definitely proud to be a part of that family. I am saddened, though, that this band has been placed #99. For everything they have done, for all the lives they saved through their music, for everything they had stood for, they definitely deserve to be placed in the top 10. For those of you who aren't familiar with My Chemical Romance, ...more

Sorry Charlies, but bands like Evanescence, Korn, and Paramore are actually a hundred times more inspirational and deserve to be at the very top! I'm just saying Johnathan Davis from korn and Amy Lee from Evanescence are extremely better singers and writers. They write and sing about real deep stuff and they have the real unique and special talents. My Chemical Romance is just crappy and whiney and they don't have any special talents at all, because they suck butt!

Right, because "The Black Parade" isn't a deep concept album about someone coping with the fact that they're dying of cancer. While I agree that Amy Lee is tremendously talented as she isn't only a great singer/songwriter, but she also composed classical music. But saying that the Members of My Chemical Romance are talentless is a disgrace to music. - MyLocalRoyalVampire

My chemical romance is amazing! Everything they are and stand for is just... Whoa

How on earth is My chemical Romance the last on this list this is ridiculous

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