Top 10 Best Modern Rock Bands

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41The White StripesThe White Stripes are an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they ...read more.

This is for rock, not numetal, right? The White Stripes IS the definition of a great modern rock band. Some of their best and most famous songs: Seven Nation Army, The Denial Twist, the Hardest Button to Button... They are Jack and Meg White. Jack is also known for his work with the Raconteurs (another band that should be near the top of this list. ) This should have these bands at the top, in no particular order: The White Stripes, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Cage the Elephant, Queens of the Stone Age, Raconteurs, Five Finger Death Punch, Audioslave...

This band contains one of the greatest modern rock guitarists and songwriters Jack White. He truly is a brilliant artist. It also has the wonderful yet simplistic drumming of Meg White. They have created some of the greatest songs (Seven Nation Army, The Hardest Button to Button etc. ) and some of the greatest albums (All 6 of their albums. ) of the modern rock scene. I cannot believe this band is not in the top ten and last time I checked, this list is not for nu metal.

They are a really cool band and I think that they are pretty cool and stuff like that along those lines. You should really think that they are cool too and stuff because I think they are cool don't you? So yeah I think there cool and what not and stuff so like yeah and stuf.

They're so awesome. I am a grunge rocker but I love this garage rock duo! They are so great.

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42GodsmackGodsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.

Whats wrong with people? Sully alone brings this band to top 5 for those who have not seen them live... If you have, you know they are hands down the best band on earth. Not even Metallica (My second choice)

That's it I'm done.. Godsmack at 322?! Come on people. I don't know what to say! This band should be arguably top 10! Just listen to the enemy and bad religion and you will love the band! Very underrated - C_Brooks97

If they aren't one of your favorites you need to see them live. Rock the house down

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43Pierce the VeilPierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.

I'm not to surprised that PTV isn't #1 (don't get me wrong I love them and Hell Above has been played over 300 times on my ipod). but not even in the top 20? I wish all bands had an amazing song writer like Vic, there are so many examples of incredible lyrics I'm going to list some of my favorites: "the water is rusted the air is unclean and there for a second I feel free" ( I had to put that first. I want that line tattooed on my arm because it means so much to me ), "hold my heart it's beating for you anyways... What's so good about picking up the pieces? What if I don't even want to? ","this isn't fair. don't you try to blame this on me. my love for you was bulletproof, but you're the one who shot me","a violin with no hands plays symphonies with no words. a drowning boy with no voice prays... A diamond bullet and a gun made of gold she was covered in blood last seen in san francisco", "Would you ever try to leave me for somebody who ...more

They put so much into their music. They write every song with so much meaning and Vic actually doesn't anyone listen to a song he created until it's perfect. They care so much about their fans and don't treat them like crap. Their songs are amazing like hell above and the boy who could fly. Their style of music is great and I can't wait for the 4th album

Why aren't they number one?! They are amazing not only music wise but they have great personalities. They care about their fans and they have great music style. In my opinion Pierce the veil is the best band today. They are truthfully inspiring.

I am crying. I am so disappointed that this band is not even in top 20.

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44Bring Me the HorizonBring Me the Horizon are a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.

Great hardcore band and then they experimented with an electronic sound for their latest album. Oli Sykes is a great frontman and although the lyrics on this album weren't his greatest he has had some awesome lyrics in the past.

His voice is brilliantly unique no one beats Oliver Skyes you just have to have good music taste to realize this, apparently the people who put his band at 79th place don't.

Okay so I'll admit that their music has changed from their first to their most recent, but the important thing in a song are the lyrics. Their lyrics are the best I have ever heard and I think they should be in the top 30 at the least.

Best lyrics of all rock music!

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45Asking AlexandriaAsking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.

They are a great band, they send a great message, yes some of their songs are a bit, ya' know, but most bands have songs like that, they are a great inspiration. Danny and Ben are just the best people in the world x3 who couldn't love them? But I think everyone should listen to their music and just give them a chance!

I think Asking Alexandria is legit it's a shame they so far down on the list should be in top 10!

Even though these guys are a lot heavier than classic rock, but their spirit and raw talent matches the likes of Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, or even a Metallica.

This band triggers emotion like crazy!

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46AC/DCAC/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.

ACDC in my opinion is, has and will always be the best, they are amazing, best song in my opinion is Highway To Hell, they a pure amazing and awesome,
-Thunderstruck
-War Machine
-Skies on Fire
-She like's Rock'n'Roll

There are so many, but my opinion is they are the best, but other bands are fabulous, but ACDC tops my list, now and forever!

Please don't insult ROCK. By putting legends like these in this list.

Putting bands like RHCP, STONES, BON JOVI, ACDC, Nirvana, along with these other bands is a shameful thing to do in the name of ROCK.

Why ac/dc so low? They are the greatest. HOW CAN YOU ABLE TO COMPARE THEM WITH ALL THESE ROCK BANDS WHO SOUNDS YUCK. Really I get depressed listening to all these bands but ac/dc still sounds amazing. Please listen to the song back in black. The song will give you the felling that the song is not sung by a human it is like some other species of some other planet singing it

AC/DC is that low, because they formed in 1973... They rock, of course, but it isn't modern.

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47Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

How are they not rated higher? Their music is diverse, unique, and they always put everything they have into it. The lyrics are brutally honest and have helped so many people. Patrick, Joe, Pete, and Andy are so dedicated to making the incredible music that they do, as well as being great people who treat fans wonderfully. I've had conversations with two of the four members and they seem like genuinely nice people. While live, everyone puts all they have into giving a good show. And it's mindblowing how their music can range from upbeat, powerful songs like "The Phoenix" to slow and moving ballads like "Golden". Fall Out Boy are incredible.

Not many bands can go on a four year hiatus, especially when that band is part of a genre that many people had considered dead at the time, and make a comeback, introduce themselves to a new audience and take over the world once again! A whole new generation of rock fans rose again when they made their comeback! And they were still rocking it before their hiatus, aruguably more back then, but they've proven to stay relevant. The only time I remember bands doing something like that is Green Day. While Save Rock and Roll and American Beauty/American Psycho aren't their best albums by far, it still proves that they can reinvent themselves while still staying true to themselves! Long live the car crash hearts! - PopPunkKid101

It's such a shame that Fall Out Boy get so much hate that they don't deserve. Before their hiatus, not as many people knew them, but yet some of those who did know them critisced them in all sorts of ways, like calling them 'gay emo freaks'. Then, after their hiatus, just because a couple of their songs hit the charts, some of their fans turned against them for that, saying they were try hards and sell outs and that they became 'just another stupid pop band'. Mainstream music fans only noticed them when they had those hits but then no longer cared for them.
Personally, I love Fall Out Boy and think they deserve a much higher rating. Just remember everyone; Patrick, Pete, Joe and ANDY actually don't even care about all that hate because they know that there are even more people that LOVE them.

They deserve to be second or third on this list! Why are they so low

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48Sum 41Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist ...read more.

Underrated. Their Musically Diverse, Going From Pop Rock to Thrash Metal Album After Album. They are never afraid to experiment, and every song they've released has some type of message, whether it would be funny topics like not being able to get out of bed (Heart Attack) to more serious topics that have to do with the troubles of war (still waiting, we're all to blame). Don't forget the instrumentation as well which is much more raw & real than the sampling & power chords of Linkin Park everybody loves. The guitarists like Dave baksh & Tom Thacker are absolutely talented, going from beautiful clear clean chords to shredding solos that literally fly by your ear before you even knew it happened. Drummer is always able to stay up beat in every song. Listen to the hell song, you'll see what I mean. Bassist plays a huge part in every album (unlike Linkin Park) and you can really tell he cares about his bass playing. He and lead vocalists deryck have gotten int numerous arguments about his ...more

I know its not modern rock or something yet its punk rock which is good and deserves to be shared here

I have been listening to sum 41 since I was 6 years old. This band will always remind me of the great childhood I had

Wish more people knew them these days

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49Kings of Leon

How is this not a top ten band. Their song Revelry is awesome. Use someboby is an American classic. It was a hit before. Everyone knows the kings of leon.

Not a fan of King of Leon. The singer has an annoyingly whiny voice. He sounds like finger nails scaring a chalkboard to me

Not at all. Its very sexy. Caleb has amazing talent and unlike most bands real. They're performances live are crazy good. No auto tune. 💖

Highly underrated band. Everything about this band is awesome. - Songsta41

Worst vocalist in existence, it sounds as if he has a bunch of cats scratching at his vocal chords! Horrible band

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50Pearl JamPearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

Way better than all those other bands up there, their debut album went diamond... Not many of the other bands have done that on this list..

So many amazing songs have even written by this band. It's criminal not to see the in the top ten.

Pearl Jam is great and all, but you guys need to pay attention to the fact that this list is about MODERN bands.

Peal jam jams

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51ToolTool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

By far one of the greatest bands out there in rock. This entire list seems a bit off. The fact that not only is Tool this low, but Nirvana only 1 spot ahead of Nickelback? Also, NICKELBACK is on this list, that in itself is a problem.

Alright, I just need to say something: they should be much higher and only about 7-8 other bands that are ahead are good. The rest are just bad. I won't give any specifics, but ' Nickelback is ahead of them. One of the most repulsive bands in existence was above one of the most talented acts in music. I apologize for the mini rant but seriously, Nickelback above these guys is just inexcusable.

Nothing compares to Tool. I can't be alone in this thought... - catecholamines

Amazing group, one of the best. They can push your mind to an other level

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52HalestormHalestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith .

I think halestorm should be higher up in the list. They make pretty good music. I literally love each of their songs. They are good entertainers on stage and their music sound exactly like their recordings. This band has been working since little kids and deserve a spotlight.

I am from Halestorm's hometown and have seen them live more times than I can count. They put on an amazing live show and are very very funny. I think they should be higher on the list, but maybe I'm bias

Halestorm has an awesome lead singer in Lzzy Hale and amazing instrumentalists,

This band actually cares about their fans, their music is astounding, and Lzzy's vocals are top notch!

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53SeetherSeether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.

When I listened their songs ; (Careless Whisper, Broken etc. ) Shaun's voice learned us how to use music with our guitars or drums.

What, Seether is the best band out there today. If you've heard any of their songs like Fine Again, Fake It, Country Song, Remedy, Gasoline, Careless Whisper, Rise Above This, and Broken you'd be choosing them for number 1

Seether is one of the last rock bands that have real meaning and emotion to their songs... And Shaun Morgan's vocals just make the songs so much better.. Seether should be way higher on the list

People obviously don't care about actual emotion and meaning in songs. They only care that they can make their bass "Thump". otherwise, seether would be #1

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54IncubusIncubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; ...read more.

One of the best when comes to musicality and unique piece. Love the compositions plus the superb Brandon's voice

Great musicians and very unique. Lyrics are beautiful

Easily one of the best bands. Expected a top 10 or 15 at least.

Should be in the Top Ten, what!

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55Sleeping With Sirens

THEY ARE PERFECT, THEIR SONGS ARE AMAZING, I'm so glad I started listening to them to be honest, I can't believe the load of crap I used to listen to before I heard of them! Love them so much! Kellin Quinn so perfect! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!

46? They deserve better than this. This band has formed just five years ago and they already made many epic songs!

Try listening to this songs : If you can't hang then, do it now remember it later, roger rabbit, If I'm James Dean You're Audrey Hepburn

They are young, new, talented, and don't have a single bad song. They are lively and fun, but can be VERY emotionally deep with their lyrics. I LOVE THEM!

I love kellin quinn

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57WeezerWeezer 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.

Weezer has brilliant variety, so many good songs, something for everyone.

Weezer should be in the top 10 without a doubt there catchy rhythm unbelievable monster guitar licks in rhythm is unforgettable!

Why the hell are they this low? Much better than Linkin Park in my opinion.

Weezer is so much better than half of those bands.

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58Billy TalentBilly Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk.

What an absolutely amazing band. Billy Talent has some of the best lyrical composition I've heard in a very long time. Plus, each and every song from them is like a snowflake, no two are remotely the same. The main singer, Ben Kowalewicz, has also got to be one of the most impressive rock singers of all time. Their brilliant take on a darker tone of music makes Billy Talent a band I surely won't forget. - DaRealXgen

Billy Talent is such a breeze of fresh air and their lyrics are AMAZING. Two years ago listened to a song called Standing in the rain and I was HOOKED and still am to EVERY their song :) favorite band.

"you hung me like a picture, now I'm just a frame" I mean, how badass is that?

Billy Talent is the best band around, in my opinion. I've heard all of their songs and like almost all of them. I've been listening to them a few years now and I'm still amazed by the lyrics in most of their songs

Billy Talent may not be as popular as other bands like Linkin Park. But Billy Talent is much more deserving than other bands

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59OneRepublicOneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.

I don't understand why they are not higher on this list. 226th are you kidding me? Their songs are so original and relateable I love them!

This list is not right they should be in top 10 they are the best of all time

Are you kidding me why are they 54 they should at least be on top 20 even though they deserve even more

One republic is the best

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60OasisOasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

They actually should be #1, they are the only band of the last 15 years with attitude. by the way Linkin Park are terrible. - Monners55

Every Oasis song is just AMAZING! SERIOUSLY you can't not listen to all their playlist. Good vibe and pretty awesome instrumentals!

Noel and Liam Gallagher, it doesn't get any better great song writer and singers

Like pop rock? Love Oasis!

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