Best Rock Bands of the 2000s

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41Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s.

I think he's just a misunderstood soul he's very talented and that's whats wrong with this world they would see it too if they embraced there inner weirdo makes life more interesting

Marilyn Manson changed my life. His music gave me the outlet I needed in my teens, and got me through those awkward years. Different and original. We need more!

He will never be on the top ten, because he creates music which has a strong message. And actually it's hard to listen to a band, which has a strong message, because a message devides people. there is My chemical Romance and Three days Grace on the top ten, because they have no massage. they have no original sound. They have nothing but squeling fungirls who don't need message.

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42Bullet For My ValentineBullet for My Valentine are a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; ...read more.

I really want to know what the hell Bullet For My Valentine is doing at number 38 they deserve to be much high up in the chart then this. They are an absolutely amazing band and deserve more recognition for what they do. They have some of the best songs ever! And I think that Bullet For My Valentine should most defiantly be in at least the top 15.

Bullet For My Valentine deserves the #1 spot. They have amazing lyrics and are very versatile- they have heavy songs such as 4 words to choke upon and Hand of blood and soft songs like Bittersweet memories, Curses, and my absolute favorite, A place where you belong. Matt Tuck is so perfect and his vocals and guitar are absolutely amazing. Padge is also a great guitarist, moose rocks the drums and james has sick screams. Everyone of their songs are perfect!

What on earth is Bullet For My Valentine doing at 25? It's the Best band ever and unlike others I have ENJOYED every song I've heard! Tears don't Fall is the Best song ever made and the video is The Sex! And half the bands here don't deserve their place! What can I say, Amazing lyrics, Tremendous power and Speed, Dead Riffs and Screamos and some sweet melodies make it all Clear!

A lot better then 43 spot

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43AC/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.

Simply one of the best bands EVER. They're up there with the Zeppelins of the world and still rocking it. No guitar licks make you want to crank up the volume like AC/DC!

Angus! This band has toped the sales and sold more albums than any other. It has been around longer than any other band here and survived.

AC/DC made Rock history! Why they are under silly bands like "tokio hotel"

Now why the hell is AC/DC 42nd?!?! Easily one of the greatest rock bands of all time and they changed the genre for the better

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44Bon JoviBon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

They have managed to musically adapt to each decade they've made music in and even though Burning Bridges wasn't a great album, This House is Not For Sale is definitely the sort of single they needed to reengage with their fans. But enough about that, their 00s stuff was really cool. Admittedly, their song It's My Life was an awesome start to their music in the New Millennium but their Have a Nice Day album is what I would consider one of their best. There's barely any album filler on that record and the use of the talk box guitar consumes the listener's ear and intrigues them. The lyrics are heartfelt and powerful and clearly show that Bon Jovi were still capable of making influential music after almost 20 years.

Bon Jovi's "It's My Life", "Have A Nice Day", "(You Want To) Make A Memory", "Who Says You Can't Go Home" and "We Weren't Born to Follow" are all hits that they put into the airwaves. They need to be in a higher ranking! Top 20 at least!

Just a great band and voice, many many great songs about life. Certainly top 10

Brilliant band, should be much higher

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45All Time Low ...read more.

All Time Low is an absolutely amazing band! And even though I haven't been a fan for a very long time they are definitely on of my favourite bands of all time!

All Time Low is an outstanding band!
I find that a lot of their songs are very positive, while only some are serious and mournful. I think they deserve to be closer to the top ten.

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46Cage the Elephant

A childhood fave. I used to listen too them and at the time I didn't understand the lyrics but now that I've listened to them again they're lyrics have great meaning and that's why I like them so much.

I love this band. Gave me a wake up call, that it's way too easy to think it's all been done and that were set on a given path. Things will always change. And therein lies salvation. Kentucky of all places, like I said, made me 're-evaluate where my head is, and too me, that is great music..

Cage the elephant is saving rock. New, innovative, young and a totally distinct style all their own. So many great songs. Only three albums and they could have a greatest hits album already.

How is this not in the top 20?

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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.

44? What the hell people. Yes they changed their music slightly but fall out boy is one of the few bands who manage to produce an album without a single song that fails to impress. These guys are as good as the top tens in the list

Great band! Should be much farther up on the list. Every new album was better than the last. I think they should be top 25.

MY FAVORITE BAND IS 44?! They are very great that I like every song from them. This does not make em #1 but at least top 10, not to bring down other bands but FOB is much better than most of them.

This is easily my favorite band... I don't know how they are this low on the list? I mean how could you?

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48Alter BridgeAlter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

Mark Tremonti might be the best guitarist of our generation. Myles Kennedy is almost definitely the best vocalist. The music is consistently filled with hooks, great riffs, and above average lyrics. Their songs aren't just good or catchy or meaningful. They are all those things, but more, they are timeless. AB is seriously superb.

Alter bridge are way too low on this list you people are idiots for rating half of these so high up on the list I mean really Linkin Park?

Creed are ahead of AB? What? WHAT? Idiots.
"every time Myles opens his mouch, the music industry gets owned"

Best alternative rock band.

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49IncubusIncubus 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.

WOW! How the hell are bands like bullet for my valentine ahead of incubus? BY FAR the most influential band of our time in so many ways! With most bands you have a group of musicians that are decently skilled in there instrument and when combined with eachothers musical chemistry make a decent to good band...every band member in incubus is beyond good enough to put out there own solo projects and still be number one. GROUND BREAKING band! But it makes sense..a lot of people don't know good music anymore. So sad. Incubus has my vote above any band any day.

Great Band. I mean they definitely do not deserve to be this low. In my opinion at least top ten... like come on. Brandon Boyd has a great a voice with unique lyrics. Incubus is Incubus. No one sounds like them and they are easily one of the best bands of my generation.

Incubus is the most evolved eclectic band of the last ten years. Clearly this list is ridiculous.

Very under rated. Probably more of a regional band, but they have some great stuff.

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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.

Anywhere less than 10 is just stupid but 50? I'm guessing fans of Pearl Jam were so confident that they thought Pearl Jam would be at number 1 anyway! But seriously, if my mother likes a Grunge/Hard rock band they must be brilliant, I was expecting them to be at least in the top 10 and maybe number 1. For me the band of the 2000's that are even anywhere near as good as Pearl Jam are the Red Hot Chili Peppers but they are awful live, unlike Pearl Jam.

There are so many bands listed here that I would never think of as a band of the 2000's. Pearl Jam has influenced so many other bands if you've listened to them its obvious when you hear bands after them have taken their music into account and tried to branch of from their musical ideas. This bands ranking should be much higher than it is.

I have never even heard of a lot of the bands ahead of Pearl Jam, the ones I have are terrible. Hands down this is the best rock band of the last 2 decades. I would understand if you put them in a different category (like alternative), but since you didn't you need to lay off the crack pipe.

NUMBER 50?!?!?!? You people must be losing your minds Pearl Jam BELONGS in the top 5 this is not an even flow of bands that deserve to be in the top ten (Anyone who actually listens to Pearl Jam will get that I made a pun)

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51Matchbox Twenty

Great band, great lyrics, great guys. Some of their huge hits include "Push" "3am" "unwell" "How far we've come" and so many more. They sound just as good live as they do on their albums. That proves their a quality band. They have such a variety of sound and it all sounds awesome. Not to mention Rob Thomas is the lead singer and he has accomplished so much with his own solo career (and he's really good looking, not that it changes anything! ) they are just an amazing band and if you have never heard if them, definitely check them out!

My favorite band of all time! They have a song for every mood you can feel, and almost any situation life may throw your way. Rob Thomas is a gifted Vocalist and every album this band has created was a masterpiece.

This is bull. Just look at all of their hits they should be much higher. I think most people don't know what decade to put matchbox twenty into some say 90's but they only had one album out in the late 90's.

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52RushRush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

Number 3 all time in record sales behind Beatles and Stones. Underappreciated by critics and pop media but fans have voted for Rush for 40 years. Best damned rock group ever.

This is the best rock band since the rolling stones, period.

Best rock ever. Thanks for playing.

Best bass and drummer of all time.

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53ShinedownShinedown 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.

Brent Smith is probably one of the most talented writers in Rock today. His passion is above and beyond most artist.

Definitely top 5, that is real music right there!

Shinedown might be Top 5 greatest band EVER. Lyrics are off the charts, song writing is amazing and their ability to swing from metal to ballads while without compromising quality if the best I have ever heard. One of the few bands that have deep meaning to each and every song.

This ba and should be top 10 for sure

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54Simple PlanSimple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

How come this band is so far down?! What the hell guys! What about "addicted" or "I'd do anything"? Whatever happened to the early 2000's or the noughties?

This should be the number 1 of all time!

"Perfect" was every teenagers song! They're awesome!

This is the greatest band I ever heard singing.

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55Wolfmother ...read more.

SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! Their first album was the best debut ever. And wtf is up with 30 seconds to mars? I mean theyr good but they have nothing on wolfmother, disturbed, System of a down and QOTSA - yyy1yyy1

The one-man-band decided to join post-grunge themes with classic-rock oriented AoR songs.

This is one of the most talented and underrated bands. Listen to them once and you are hooked. It is genius at play and that vocalist!

Cosmic egg is the song that is amazing

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56Imagine DragonsImagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Love them, they completely changed my life with their music! In my opinion they should be higher up- but I understand how their songs don't exactly fit into the rock-genre.

I'd recommend I'm so sorry, I bet my life, Monster, Warriors, Bleeding out, Nothing left to say now, On top of the world, Polaroid and many, many more.. !

56?! Nobody puts more energy into their songs than Imagine Dragons... Should be #1!

Imagine Dragon should be number one now. There songs are really inspirational and quite touching.

Amazing band, definitely deserve more fans. Got to see them live, WOW!

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57Kings of Leon

Jesus Christ! They sure as hell have better beat Bullet for My Valentine, and Paramore. These guys are not only lyrical geniuses but they make a sound so different from your typical "rock" band. Most people only hear "Use Somebody" or "Sex On Fire" and then they think they've heard it all. Absolutely not, they've got soul they've got talent that can't be matched.

Guys, if you listened to one full album, from their rock and roll start to their more mature sound, you would agree they are by far one of the greatest rock bands of this generation! There's something in there for everyone. Please, do yourself a favour and listen to them.

Exactly, the problem is most people haven't heard their original albums. They heard "Sex on Fire" and assumed all their stuff was similar. If you go back to "Youth and Young Manhood" and "Aha Shake Heartbreak" You'll find that they are a top 5 band of the 2000's

Should be way higher, epic guitar, epic jams

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58Thousand Foot Krutch

Every album they have is filled with great rock music.

I'm not Christian, but they are a good band! If you ask me!

Most of their songs are very good! I love them! Highly recommend them!

The Move, Phenomenon, Art of Breaking, and Puppet are very good.

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59Boys Like GirlsBoys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.

So much better than some of the other bands here. They didn't have an album again for a long time until winter 2012, but theor songs are the best.

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60The OffspringThe Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.

How in the blue hell is The Offspring this low? Amazing band. Sure, they may not be as big as they once were, but they are still incredible. With songs like Come Out and Play, Pretty Fly For A White Guy, Self Esteem, Gone Away, and You're Gonna Go Far Kid in their cagalogue, they should be at least top 25...

Look! I learned gone away on my own guitar it was so good. Green Day had like 3 good albums. Yeah their still good. But offspring is at least same level. If not better

How is the Offspring this low? They kick a**!

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