Best Hard Rock / Classic Rock Bands

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About the best Hard Rock/classic rock bands ever !
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1AC/DC

Doesn't anybody hear the way acdc plays? Acdc created hard rock with a bluesy soul to the mix.Also, their music is clean and not distorted like Metallica. This is why I think I'm some cases ACDC can be underrated sometimes.

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2Led ZeppelinLed 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.

AC/DC is above these guys? I honestly can't respond to that.

Great band, many underrated songs!
Examples:
Trampled Underfoot
Candy Store Rock
Poor Tom

Just the best! The pioneers of Hard Rock.. With Robert Plant's vocals and Jimme Page's heavenly guitar.. With Bonham on drums and JP Jones on bass.. None of even todays greatest have a chance against them.. Led Zep forever!

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3Deep PurpleDeep 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.

Deep Purple is the best rock band all time!

The best here is purple, but at all: Axel Rudi Pell

They are the best - a band of masters. - Metal_Treasure

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4Queen Queen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

They have the best ock songs like, we will rock you, we are the champions, bohemia radspody and anothers great songs, and who will ever forget the legendary freedie mercury, brian may, roger taylor and john deacon.

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5Guns N Roses

The guy that left the other comment on here is a complete moron! He rips AC/DC who are rock icons and puts a crappy grunge band(Nirvana), a way overrated band(Aerosmith & Pink Floyd) and a no talent band (RHCP) in his top 10? Outside of Led Zeppelin, Guns-n-Roses, & Metallica your list sucks dude! And Rush? They may be good musicians, but their music sucks! They're the same as Primus, good musicians, crappy music!

Dude acdc should be behind the first 4 bands here they are the real deal yeah what acdc had 2 great albums ill give them that they had 2 good albums but even those albums the songs all sound the same I mean look at Guns N' Roses or lz they don't have make songs that all sound identical they can make all different kinds of music acdc wasnt even that influential acdc and Metallica are way overrated best hard rock bands 1. led zeppelin 2. Guns N' Roses 3. nirvana 4. Aerosmith 5. Metallica 6. Queen 7. red hot chili peppers 8. Pink Floyd 9. rush 10. kiss

6Aerosmith

I swear as God as my witness, next to The Rolling Stones, this is one of the most overrated bands in the history of music! I would have to be in the best mood(as in I just got laid by Kate Upton) to give Aerosmith credit for 3 good songs (Ragdoll, Angel,& Dream On) And I'll always have a chip on my shoulder with Aerosmith for committing the ultimate rock sin by doing that crossover crap with Run-DMC! Because of that, bands like Limp Bizkit, Korn, & Linkin Park were born.

7Alice Cooper

YES, the original (and only as far as I'm concerned) shock rocker! The first concert I ever went to and I was changed for life!

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8NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

They are neither hard rock nor classic rock. - Metal_Treasure

They're grunge/alternative, take them off this list at once!

9Motley Crue

Motley Crue deserves to be number 1 just saying - HannahHick80s

10The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Contenders

11Def LeppardV1 Comment
12The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.

The most overrated band of all time! Nothing about the Stones appeals to me. Their song catalog, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, their live performances, NOTHING!

13Whitesnake
14Nazareth
15Uriah Heep

Can anybody tell me, why Uriah Heep misses?!

16Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed 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 inproving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, Ozzy was fired and replaced ...read more.

Sabbath was awesome with Ozzy, but their best two albums were Dio's "Heaven and Hell" and "Dehumanizer". S/be higher on the list!

They're more metal than Hard Rock,but I'll take them. I listen to all these young punks talk about Metallica and I always have to school them and let them know, there would be no Metallica if it wasn't for Black Sabbath!

They're the iconic band of this genre.

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17Budgie
18Thin Lizzy
19Foreigner
20KISS

Kiss is by far the best band and none can take their place!

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1. Aerosmith
2. AC/DC
3. Def Leppard
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1. Deep Purple
2. Queen
3. AC/DC
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1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Led Zeppelin
3. Deep Purple
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