Best Rock Bands / Singers of the 21st Century

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1Linkin ParkLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

They're the best musicians ever. Sorry for my English, I'm Romanian. Linkin Park are doing art, something special. Best rock band, they most be more famous. So get more votes from you guys! - WWENARUTO

If extra-terrestrial life exists and they live like us then every living being in universe should listen to Linkin Park. LP is "band of bands". Their songs become famous very fast after released or leaked. Most Powerful rock band in NU METAL genre. I hope they return to their HYBRID THEORY & METEORA style in their 6th album because they were more successful in the NU METAL genre and can become the TITANS if they start playing HEAVY METAL.

I love linkin park.. They are the gods of 21st century music.. But guys I suggest you listen to shinedown, the whitestripes, rise against, bb who are extremely underrated here

No way are they better than Green Day, Blink 182, Sum 41, or The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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2ColdplayColdplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

What a beautiful sound this band has. Cool and upbeat sometimes, as in "Hymn for the Weekend," rhythmic and beating in others, such as in "X Marks the Spot," or even emotional and slow, as in "Fix You." Chris Martin has a spectacular voice that can hit almost any sound. Their band has such an awesome, unique style of rock, original lyrics and titles, and haunting voices and melodies. I don't understand why more people don't listen to them. And it's not just the hits that are great: "Viva La Vida," "Paradise," or "Clocks. " It's every song they do: "Adventure of a Lifetime," "Birds," or "Life in Technicolor."

Why can't everyone sees just how much variety this band has
Right from the sounds that is combined with lovely acoustic guitar in Parachutes. And then beautiful piano in A Rush of Blood to the Head. The heavy synthesized X & Y, the ground-breaking Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. Finally Mylo Xyloto, which I haven't buy, but right from Every Teardrop is A Waterfall I know it's such a kick-ass.

Many bands failed with numerous songs.
They fail only in Princess of Chine

Coldplay? Behind JB? People, grow up... This competition is for Rock Bands! Coldplay is the best!

They should be at the top. They have showed different types of music.

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3Green DayGreen Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.

Billie Joe is an incredible and inspirational singer and songwriter. Mike Dirnt is one of the best bassists of all time and Tre Cool is the best drummer of this century. Easily the best band of the century.

They are the best band and no doubt about it. How can be bands like Train and Skillet ahead of awesome Green Day. Linkin park is very good but not like green day at least.

Green Day is the best rock band I have ever heard. Their songs, lyrics, music is just awesome. Guys please vote for Green Day. I want to see them at the top

Should be top, best band from this century a long with Blink 182, Sum 41, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, even Linkin Park.

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4TrainTrain is an American roots rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. The band currently consists of Patrick Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Jerry Becker, Luis Maldonaldo, Hector Maldonado, Drew Shoals, Nikita Houston and Sakai Smith.
5Fun.Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train.

Their first album was a highly refined power pop album; it played around with lots of different instruments, sound effects, and other fun musical devices while still having catchy, singable melodies and great lyrics. Their second album was wrapped up in modern trends but didn't lose its wonderful experimental edge; it celebrated the art of the album while maintaining the appeal of each individual song. I know a lot of people that like Fun. because of their eccentricities, and an equal amount of people that like Fun. because of their mass appeal. Really excited to see more fun stuff as the century progresses ^_^ - crimsonkipper

6NickelbackNickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

#1 Period in my mind
Nickelback Man they Are #1 no body is better in the 21st Century

Linkin Park and Coldplay Are probably the only 2 Bands in the 21st Century that might Beat Nickelback!
Then maybe Green Day but Nickelback is way Better then 90% of these Choices!

There are some Great Bands on this list
Like Linkin Park, Coldplay, Green Day, A7x, Daughtry, Simple Plan, Skillet, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Maroon 5, Seether, Rise Against, RHCP, Breaking Benjamin, Saliva, Matchbox 20, 30 Seconds to Mars, Jonas Brothers, and others But none Many Better the Nickelback!

How did they get ranked lower than link in park they only had like one good song

"How did they get ranked lower than link in park they only had like one good song"
This is what a ton of people say about nickelback. And I say they had no good songs

7SkilletSkillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Skillet is one of my favourite band great vocals by John cooper... Great music I love all albums collide, awake, comatose, rise... All songs are awesome drummer vocals are great... It deserve number 1 place... Please vote for skillet if you have good knowledge of music...

Skillet rocks! It is my favorite band, and I love all the songs! John's singing kills... Seth's guitar is too good! Korey's keyboards are wicked... And last of all, Jen's drumming and singing are awesome... Go Skillet!

8DaughtryDaughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006.V1 Comment
9X JapanX Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.
10Maroon 5Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Were good but they became pop once the new decade started

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The Contenders

11DisturbedDisturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren.
12Avenged SevenfoldAvenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . ...read more.V2 Comments
13AerosmithAerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".V1 Comment
14Justin BieberJustin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claimed that he was Part-Indian) and he's Christian. He's the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

How do you kick someone off a list?

What, he does not make rock songs, he is not a rock band, he is a single artist, and HE SUCKS

WHAT THE HOLY SATANIC HELL ON EARTH IS GOING ON HERE?
How is he a rock star? Or a band? Where's the top 10 worst vocalists? I wanna see him on #1 there. How is Evanescence below this idiot?

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15SalivaSaliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.
16Breaking BenjaminBreaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.V2 Comments
17MuseMuse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.

How are Muse below Nickelback, Maroon 5, Coldplay, Linkin Park and even JUSTIN BIEBER. Avenged Sevenfold are the only band on this list that come close to Muse. - jimicenafromintempo

Best British rock band! They should be on the Top 10 List. By the way how the devil did JB be on the Top 10?

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19EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

How the hell is JB on 15 or even in this list? And how is Evanescence BELOW the king of failure?

(Why the fck is Justin Bieber on #15? )
Evanescence is an awesome band. Amy lee has clean, angelic but powerful vocals. Their lyrics is awesome af. Whenever, I listen to them, my mind drifts off someplace else.

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20Finger Eleven
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