Best Rock Bands of the 2000s

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61Machine HeadMachine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce.

Machine head is simply amazing.. They should be one of the tops..

62Billy 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.

Billy Talent is one of those canadian bands that are absolutely huge in every country except America. While being still popular in America, this does not even compare to their foreign popularity. Billy Talent has spawned hits such as "Try Honesty", "Fallen Leaves", and "Rusted From The Rain". - Sabres18

Love Billy Talent!

I mean I would have liked to get some more votes for like all time low, evanescence, fall out boy... But you know you can only vote for one :(

If Marianas trench and paramore were like they used to be (WHY DO THE GOOD BANDS MY CHILDHOOD BANDS HAVE TO CHANGE! ) I would vote for them. Marianas trench

Top 62? Very disappointing. This band is absolutely amazing, with fantastic tunes and breathtaking guitar solos. The unique voice of the lead singer creates an atmosphere that the listener wouldn't want to exit for a while. Relatable lyrics and motivational music.

These guys are amazing.. So underrated here in America.. I can't say I dislike any of their songs

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63Papa RoachPapa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.

I can't believe that they are only at number 46. They might be a bit unknown but their music is very good. They have many good songs like Scars, Last Resort, Forever, Burn, Lifeline...
I believe that they are much better than the most of the groups in this list!

They changed the majority of the music indusrty, with different styles of music from rap all the way too metal, personally my favorite

Loved them ever since the hit "Scars" and purchased their albums every since. Great Band, Great Vocals, Great look! Favorite rock band of ALL time!

64? higher please!

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64Good CharlotteGood Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been lead vocalist Joel Madden, lead guitarist and vocalist Benji Madden, bassist Paul Thomas, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin and drummer Dean Butterworth, ...read more.

Girls and boys
The river
The anthem
Last night
I just want to live
Best songs in the world!

In my opinion one my the best pop punk bands in the world

So catchy there songs get stuck in your head for days laugh out loud such a fun vibe about them

This is insane they are better than a lot of bands earlier on this list

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65The Kills

So stoked to see the kills on the list, didn't expect it! They're a genuine, talented band unlike half on this list

66The Mars Volta

Dude... This band is amazing. HOW DID THE JONAS BROTHERS OUTRANK THEM? Seriously if this is what the world is coming to, I hope for the zombie appocolypse.

Mars Volta 72... From point of view of real musical accomplishments MV should be in at least top 5. But of course, such lists as this only reflect popularity... and so many people just don't seem to know about what is really good music and real talent is and others have just not heard of them. Plus, unlike many great bands in this list, such as RATM or Metallica and many not so great others, they were truly a 00's band, and made their best contributions on that decade, not, like E.G. Metallica, in 80's and early 90's. but surely, there are many bands of 00's superior to 90% of this stupid list that are not even included in it. how can you even say what are the best bands of a decade when you really have listened, say, a dozen of them?

This band should be number one but people don't know whats good anymore so I'm not surprised...

They are better than 95% of this list

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67MGMTMGMT 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.

MGMT is one of the greatest band who plays elements from 60s and 70s. They bring psychedelic rock a whole new meaning and gives stoners a whole new psychedelic trip. They're album "congratulations" has some of the best lyrical ideas and musical creativity.

One of the best albums in my iTunes circulatory... one of the best albums of all time, for Electric Feel alone. MGMT is so unappreciative, however true fans know their quality, and they will continue to grow as a result of word-of-mouth.

congratulations was an amazing yet underappreciated album and oracular spectacular was amazing too. how nickelback, the most generic and terrible excuse for a rock band is even on the list is baffling

They are the best

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68Deep 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.V2 Comments
69Hollywood UndeadHollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

They changed my life, starting with Swan Songs, I liked more when Deuce was around. They were more rap back then, but going more rock today with DAnny. They are awesome

Hollywood undead is a very great rap rock band I have heard of

They are great because they mix rap and rock in a great way

The song bullet has helped my life

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70The 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.

The All-American Rejects and Green Day made me love rock music above all music, they are extremely influential to me and all of my friends as well as my band.

They have an excellent and unique sound reminiscent of more classic 80's rock and are definitely one of my favorite bands for such songs as "Swing, Swing", "Dirty Little Secret", "It Ends Tonight", and a number of other great hits.

Are you kidding me this is my favorite band! All their songs are hits and they should definitely be at the top! Their songs actually describe real feelings!

71HalestormHalestorm 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 .

Lzzy Hale is one of the best female singers out there.

Every song they're ever made is just quality!

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72Vampire Weekend

Very Creative and Innovative with their sounds and lyrics! They are very cultured and intellectual as the Ivy School boys they were. Think Mozart meets Lady Smith Black Mambaza meets simon and Garfunkel! They have a very polished preppy look to them and know how to put a damn good show LIVE.

Great band, can't ever be in a bad mood when listening to vampire weekend

The greatest indie rock band and the most unique band on the plant

73Jimmy Eat WorldJimmy Eat World is an American rock band from Mesa, Arizona, that formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.

What?!?!? This band is down at 76? This band is the best ever!

I agree with the past posts this band should be at a higher level rank

Gread band, great albums, great songs, great musicians... what else?

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74GodsmackGodsmack 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.

They rock harder then 80% of these bands out here. What is going on?

How are they so low over 50% of the so called bands above them are crap.

One of the greatest live bands I've seen, great music!

These guys seem like their songs are getting way better. Sounding good as usual.

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75Killswitch EngageKillswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.

Listening to them now, maybe one of the only bands that can make me flip over a bus' crushing breakdowns and some of the most motivating riffs I've ever heard. There so talented and tight I can listen to every album back to back and never tire of any songs.

They can rock their asses off come on now guys. Mike D. Is such a kick ass guitarist.

Killswitch is 100% my favorite forever. There is no point in argueing which band is better or whatever. There is no winning that argument. But where is ATR?

76Switchfoot

ARE you KIDDINg? THIS IS THE BEST BAND! SHOULD BE AT THE TOP!
Rarely does a rock band combine explosive guitars with an intense longing for meaning. Jon Foreman and Switchfoot, however, yearn for something more than what pop-culture is selling. "If I'm content as an artist to write a hit song or have a platinum record, then I'll have failed a lot of my fellow human beings, " says Foreman. "We have the best jobs in the world because we play music for a living and love doing it, but we didn't get into this to try and sell something. For us, it's about communicating and connecting with people on a different level. "
Listen to dare you to move, meant to live, and your love is a song And you wont find any reasons y they are not at the top!

Switchfoot is a superior band and the fact that they are more than just a band they are also role models is another reason they are so great. Their music is great and has meaning. They are popular among all peoples and its for a reason: they are talented!

THIS MUST BE A JOKE! I can't believe this. Switchfoot no.48. This band must at least be in the top 10. All switchfoot songs have great lyrics and tunes. Guys please listen to this band decide who is the best.

The best band.

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77L'Arc~en~CielL'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.

For a Japanese band to even reach this list in a predominately English list. Speaks wonders.

Best band in my opinion

Cool list "my heart draws dream" or "Blurry EYES" nice music...

Or "PIECES" HITOMI NO Juunin

I vote for them.. Because they're always rocking my world.. /drool

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78Audioslave ...read more.

Vastly superior to the likes of Green Day and Linkin Park. Morello lays down some excellent riffs, while one of the greatest rock singers of all time sings meaningful lyrics. Also wrote the best rock song of the 2000s in "Show Me How To Live". Never got the respect they deserved.

We all have to remember when listening to this band that they only used GUITARS to make their signature psychedelic sound. Morello is one of the best guitarists to pick up the instrument and Chris has the grunge sound that helped shaped the genre. Amazing projects from an equally amazing group.

This band just loves to rock to the sound of the Chris Cornell's amazing and deafening voice, plus the heavy bass and distortion makes them a great band that should be in the top 10 at least

Way underrated. Impressive guitar playing and transcendent voice of Chris made this band so special, should be ranked in the top 10 at the bare minimum. Disappointing to see...

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79MastodonMastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.

Very nice band. Should be on top 10, surely.

80Sum 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.

sum 41 is so cool their music and age if this was my list they would be number 1! the foo fiteres and all that get ahead of sum 41 thats bullcrap, sum 41 rocks!

Sum 41 is ranked 86? This is absolutely mind blowing. I thought they were massive growing up, everyone listened to them. I guess that was just in my area in Canada, a quick YouTube search shattered my world in seeing the lack of views.

Should be in the top 10 for being one of the only punk rock bands still around today with Rise Against instead of sell outs like Linkin Park, Green Day, and Nickelback.

No way sum 41 shouldn't be in the top 5

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