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One of the most charismatics and influencials groups in the history of rock, since his first album released in 1964 we know that they are here to stay. with songs like: " Paint In Black", "Sympaty For The Devil", "Ruby Tuesday", "Honky Tonk Women" and " Brown Sugar" They are one of the most recognizibles rock bands of the world. they were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 they are the second most successful group in the Billboard Hot 100 chart and they re with no doubt the 2nd greatest rock band of the 20th century.
they are one most succesfuls, innovative and influencials bands and rock history, they are pionners of heavy metal and brings a new wave of magic and mysticism on his lyrics and on stage make then misterious and unique, with songs like: " Black Dog", "Immigrant Song", "Whole Lotta Love" and his famous, the controversial "Stairway to Heaven". They have sold over 200 million albums worldwide according to some sources, while other sources state sales of more than 300 million records, including111.5 million certified units in the United States, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time, as well as the second-best-selling bandof all time in the US. They have had all of their original studio albums reach the top 10 of the Billboard album chart in the US, with six reaching the number one spot. Rolling Stone magazine has described Led Zeppelin as "the heaviest band of all time", "the biggest band of the '70s" and "unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history". Similarly, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described the band in the 1970s as being "as influential in that decade as The Beatles were in the prior one". A few of the awards the band have received include a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and the Polar Music Prize in 2006. Led Zeppelin were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. The band is ranked number 1 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rockand Classic Rock's "50 Best Live Acts of All Time". Led Zeppelin remain one of the most bootlegged artists in the history of rock music. With this no can argue the they are the greatest band of the 20th century. As of 2005, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Queen albums have spent a total of 1,322 weeks (twenty-six years) on the UK Album Charts, more time than any other musical act
If you don't know "Who" this guys are, simple you don't deserved hear rock music and get the f%$k out off this list. They are one of the greatest and most innovative rock bands in the history of music with songs like:" The Seeker ", Pinball Wizzard, & "See Me, Feel Me". There album "Tommy" was groundbreaking and innovative,
acclaimed by fans & the crtitics even called a work of art. the album sold over 20 million dollars, the best selling by the band put in they in legendary status. they are one best selling artist of all times, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, their first year of eligibility, and they rightfully deserved tobe the 3rd greatest rock band of the 20th century
Hey people, Pink Floyd was more capable of doing anything than Led Zeppelin, simply because they had better sounds and could make any sound. Pink Floyd Rolling Stone magazine said that Pink Floyd did whatever the heck they wanted to do, regardless of the rules. Led Zeppelin's lyrics get cheesy after a while. In my opinion the 2 greatest guitarists of all time are Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour. Nobody else can dig into your soul more than these 2 guitarists. Pink Floyd has better vocals than Robert Plant. Jimmy Page is a great guitarist too, but he sounds extremely messy. I don't really like that. So that's why I go with Hendrix and Gilmour for guitar. Oh by the way, Echoes is a far better song than Stairway to Heaven. There's no comparison. I'm not dissing Led Zep, but I think that Pink foyd is a better artist. They should be ahead of Led Zep and Queen on this list. Pink Floyd would destroy Queen.
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Guns n roses was and is a very unpredictable band... Every show they played was different - from axl kicking out unruly fans, duff passing out, slash's amazing guitar playing, axl's vocal range, the band has even started riots and has been banned from certain city's. They played with other great musicians such as aerosmith and lenny kravitz... Best band ever...
axl was so personal and private so when you can find a bootleg it is always a good find
This band was amazing. Widely recognized as hugely influential on the development of hard rock and heavy metal in the late-1960s and beyond, The Experience were best known for the skill, style and charisma of frontman Hendrix, who has been voted one of the greatest guitarists by various music publications and writers. All three of the band's studio albums, Are You Experienced (1967), Axis: Bold as Love (1967) and Electric Ladyland (1968), were featured in the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Albums of all time, at positions 15, 82 and 54 respectively. In 1992, The Jimi Hendrix Experience were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His most famous songs are: "Foxy Lady", "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", "All Along the Watchtower"&"Voodoo Child". For the, is ranking as the 6th greatest rock band of all time.
Personal note: I have wished put the experience a little more higher but because for the lack of more success and impact (due to hendrix's death and the band later disbanded) and short duration don't cut the top 5. It real sad because this band had amazing potential but is ok because they have great success for the short time they last.
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