Greatest Rock Artists of the 2000s


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1Green 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 more.

In my opinion Jesus of Suburbia is so far the greatest song of the 21st Century, and this is coming from someone whose favorite genre is heavy metal.

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2MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.
3NightwishNightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.

Nightwish is so versatile. They are obviously the best.

4Blind GuardianBlind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.
5GorillazGorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.

Gorillaz is my favorite band. None of the songs they have made sounds like any of their other songs, all their albums feels to me like it has a story to tell and a virtual band that shows their faces live and has stories to tell (between the fans, cartoons and creations of it all in general) feels so cool to me. The Plastic Beach concert was not the best but AMAZING. I recommend the songs Kids With Guns and Left Hand Suzuki Method. There is also a youtube user named 34103070674978532046 who likes them much.

Personally Rock2metal, I think there very underrated and you're just trying to find a way to pick on other great bands because you're favorite hipster band didn't get higher.

Gorillaz are everything in one. Electronic, but rock at the same time, and all their music is very well written, played and sung. They deserve better!

Gorillaz do all genres so that's why they're on this list. I don't get why Alicia Keys and Usher are on here though! :P

6After Forever

Without a doubt - the best metal band with female vocals. Everybody listen to After Forever, led by a remarkable Floor Jansen!
Best songs - Energize Me, Dreamflight, My Pledge of Allegiance, Forlorn Hope
They are the most emotional and best!

7Iced EarthIced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
8Primal FearPrimal Fear is a German power metal and speed metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner.
9AvantasiaAvantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
10Rise AgainstRise Against is an American melodic hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes.

The Contenders

11Audioslave more.

Audioslave should be number one - three terrific albums, every single song a hit - resuin

12Wolfmother more.
13Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.
14Foo FightersFoo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of obviously Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, songwriter), Pat Smear (lead guitarist, pianist), Nate Mendel more.

Foo Fighters cream all of these bands. And get Eminem out of here, he's not rock.

15EquilibriumEquilibrium is a German folk metal band. The band's music combines elements of folk music, power metal, black metal and symphonic metal with various other influences.
16Linkin 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 more.V1 Comment
18ColdplayColdplay 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 more.
19Bon 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 more.
20Avenged 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) . more.
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List StatsUpdated 10 Dec 2016

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Top Remixes

1. Green Day
2. Metallica
3. Rise Against
1. Blind Guardian
2. Iced Earth
3. Primal Fear



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