Greatest Rock Bands Of The 21st Century

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1Linkin Park

In a world were hip hop is mainstream, they've found a way to convert rap fans to Linkin Park fans by having hip hop elements in a rock band and at the same time impressing hard-core rock fans too. While A Thousand Suns might have been a bit of disappointment for many it was still great music, just a whole lit different from what they had done in the past. But they've said that in they're upcoming album (which will hopefully come out this year) they're getting back to their roots. Linkin Park is without a doubt the best of the 21st century, and is the band to watch in 2012.


All 4 albums are amazing. People curse A Thousand Suns but it is as good as Hybrid theory.

"Numb"...! Song for days!

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2Green Day

Green Day truly is one of the best rock bands out there. Personally, they're my favourite band. They were excellent when 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours came out all the way up to their most recent albums Uno! Dos! And Tre! The band knows how to make the most poetic lyrics like Redundant and Wake Me Up When September Ends and Last Night on Earth as well as loud political songs like American Idiot Holiday and Know the Enemy. Green Day also influenced lots of bands during the 90s and songs like When I come around, brain stew, basket case! And Longview are very catchy. Green Day is amazing. all albums.

None compares green day but if linkin park is there than I have no objection cause both are heart beats of rock music and I always think what would happen if linkin park and green day combines actually they are the best in there fields and and the lyrics and music of green day and the effects of linkin park hat's off to them

Green Day is in my opinion clearly one of the greatest bands of all time. Their lyrics can be beautiful but also very political (I love their political views by the way) and every single song/album sounds amazing. Also they're the best live band I've ever heard. Yet another thing that is amazing about them is that they put so much effort in every song and every music video and every live performance.
They're definitely my favourite band.

Green Day... The extremely talented alt rock band people confuse to be punk one... They are awesome... But not more then Linkin Park... Green Day is a little old... Before 21st century but Linkin Park is the band made in 21st century... Anyway... Check out "Boulevard of broken dreams"," 21 guns" and "American idiot"

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3Avenged Sevenfold

A7X is not only the best band of 21st century. They are the best metal band of all time. This band have many talented guys like REV the Sullivan. RIP A7X can be easily number 1. A7X ROCKS for ever

Its the most awesome metal rock band.. Although they were now without my idol The Rev, they still good with Arin.. I love you guys

I used to not listen to any rock music, but Avenged Sevenfold got me hooked. I've listened to all their songs, can't even decide a favorite. They're all amazing. The thing that makes them so amazing is that there are some Hard Rock bands, some Heavy Metal bands, some slow rock bands, and then there's Avenged Sevenfold which combines it all into one amazing band.

Waking the fallen best metal album of the 21st century so far

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Amazing band. I love everything about their music. There will never be another band like them. Isn't there any maggots on this site?

If you're 555 I'm 666.

Slipknot are the best band ever if you want hardcore look for slipknot MAGGOTS FOR LIFE

Slipknot are everything metal represents and more. Pleased to see them on this list.

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They are the most successful post grunge band and for a reason, they are so diverse in rock genres ranging from hard rock/metal songs to ballads and post grunge/grunge songs... Chad has an insane voice and he makes up the greatest lyrics and they got the billboard award for the best band for a reason! And that reason is that they're the best

Best live band I've seen, seen them 4 times and never disappoint, everyone needs to stop thinking there bad cause of the singles they release and check out songs like follow you home, just to get high, something in your mouth and midnight queen

Look at this photograph now!

Despite having negative songs back during 2000-2010, they are improving fast

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6Three Days Grace

Three days grace are the gods of rock no better band true pure rock linkin parks getting too techno and avenged sevenfold should be classified under metal

Meaningful lyrics and kick ass instrumental. Their new album is amazing "transit of venus"

This is the greatest rock band of the 21st century with all its albums being very consistent.

By far my favourite band, absolutely amazing

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7My Chemical Romance

They are amazing, I love them gerard has a super great voice, plus it can make you feel the song and its lyrics really make sense, besides that his music is very contagious

I can honestly say that My Chemical Romance saved my life. There are no words to describe the feeling I get when I listen to their music. Their lyrics are just so real.. I've never loved any band as much as My Chemical Romance. And all the member are very talented and special in their own ways.

My Chemical Romance have saved so many lives across their career! Why aren't they higher up on this list? Their songs aren't just beautiful, haunting, original pieces of music, they're always a way for people to escape and be told that everything will be okay.

They need to be before Linkin Park I mean come on people.

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8Breaking Benjamin

Derserve a lot more credit than they get, Phobia is one the greatest albums of the last decade. From So Cold to Diary Of Jane to Give Me A Sing, each of their albums has had great songs with true meaning. - 8gerrard8

This list seems to have been created by a high school girl, anyone ever heard of Alice in chain? Guns N Roses? How bout Pearl jam? Seether? Wow! Anyway Breaking Benjamin and 3 days grace seem to be the best this top 10 has to offer

Are you kidding me... Breaking Benjamin is BEST. Deserve to be #1. Songs like Dear Agony, Anthem of the Angels, Give Me A Sign are great songs with true meaning.

Breaking Benjamin are a wicked band along with papa roach who are unfortunately not in the top 10.

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I think Muse is far better than Linkin Park or Green Day. Muse is amazing, funny and a-muse-ing.

Bellamy's voice is exquisite, along with his guitar playing ability. Their music is heavy, without being too hardcore. Their lyrics are very meaningful, mostly about resistance, rebellion, and true and eternal freedom. Muse is amazing. 'enough said.

I just love them so much - all their songs in their albums are amazing! I listen to them everyday and don't seem to get enough of their marvelous unique sound, and I can't wait for their next project!

You people are mentally retarded if you think Green Day is better than Muse

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Dude blink got me through some tuff times. They are literally the best band in the history of life itself I love their lyrics hands down they are number 1

They are the idols of many bands that are named here. Blink are just the best

Blink 182 is the best. The drums are so tight, and Adam's Song is a work of art

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The Contenders

11Rise Against

Best punk band around and they deserve the number 1spot. Them or Alter Bridge

Everyone so to shallow minded to know of all the great bands like rise against, korn and rob zombie

Definitely deserve to be higher up on this list! Extremely well written songs with lyrics that actually mean something!

This band is awesome

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12Red Hot Chili Peppers

simply brillant! they released songs such as californication that are internationally recognised. Just listen to them performing live and yo will just know what rocking is about! Long life to Anthony, Flea, John and Chad.

Simply the best! No band is so revolutionary and unique as RHCP. Their style has changed quiet a bit since they started, but it's for the better! By the way.. (no pun intended) WHAT IS THIS DOING ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE!?!? GREEN DAY is above them? What? Green day is a very typical boy band with no originality AT ALL. RHCP deserves a top ten place AT THE VERY LEAST.

The most important band in my life, influenced and motivated me a lot. No words can perfectly describe how brilliant, emotional and true their art is.

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13Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy is the type of band that is your favourite for a while and makes you want to play their music over and over again. Then you slowly grow out of them until you hear "Sugar We're Going Down" on the radio and you go crazy because you remember how much you love them.

Fall out boy is back together

They are so great, please get back together boys

Great band should definitely be higher up

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1430 Seconds to Mars

This band just keeps getting better and better: they have elevated the level of rock performances and had escalated it a new high level of philosophic and meaningful song-writing.

30 seconds to mars are incredible, Jared Leto is a great frontman and they have released awesome songs like 'from yesterday', 'the kill' 'a beautiful lie' and many many more. They also have epic videos, they deserve 1st place.!

30 seconds to mars are amazing - proud echelon I am! :) love how they change their genre and their music is amazing, love these guys so much, their songs are powerful and not a pile of bs like many popular music of the 21st centruy that only 12 year olds like. 30 Seconds to Mars for the kill!

I use to listen to there old GOOD stuff when I was 8

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15Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters should not be down at 65! They should at least be in the top 10 if not number 1! They're awesome

Really 30 Seconds To Mars? They have no credibility. Linkin Park is now just poppy bs that's not worth listening to. Green Day is good but they've only made 2 good albums. The Foo Fighters have 6. They also have 6 Grammy's.

Obviously not given enough credit. If you like Nirvana then you'd love Foo Fighters. They have a ton of hit songs like Everlong, Walk, and the Pretender. Definitely a top 5 band.

Foo Fighters should at least be in the top 10. Foo Fighter have so much meaning in there songs.

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Their music is great n different from the other bands, I love linkin park and 30 seconds to mars also, but hearing Amy Lee's voice is amazing

Evanescence brings a unique style of Rock music with every album they make, providing classical, metal, and electronic influences led by the powerful vocals of Amy Lee. Their most recent album, 'Evanescence', released in 2011, is as fantastic and memorizing as ever, and never cease to amaze me with their composition in every song. I always look forward to every new piece of content from each of the members and will support them until the end.

Amy lee has the best voice ever, everything about them is amazing, love, energy, good lyrics, vocals, instrumental, everything about evanescence is simply AMAZING!

Evanescence should be higher on this list. Just saying.

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17Simple Plan

Simple Plan is one of the greatest band ever! There music is just so awesome! They deserve to be in top 10!

Undoubtedly the best! There is sense in every song they release.. wonder why it is not in the top ten..

The greatest band ever! It should at least be in the top 5.

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I'm a girl, I like pink, but I like black too, and I like heavy rock, and if you like to bang your head to some heavy rock, see and hear a cool ass looking guy sing some awesome lyrics and the band play some totally cool songs, incredible rifts on the guitar, wild drumming and their unique way to make music sound so totally heavy rock, you've got to check them out if you've never heard them. If you like Metallica, slipknot, any heavy metal bands, you'll love these guys! One of my all time favorites now! My husband laughs when I come home and he can hear it playing in the car!

26, really? They are reminding us old, great music like hard rock/heavy metal/thrash metal. And they're doing it well. They're one best bands from 21st century with A7X and also in my opinion Rise Against. If you're still not conviced, just listen to their "Ten Thousand Fists" and "Indestructible" albums, and you will know what I mean.

Amazing rock group. this guys make awersome music! Love DISTURBED

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Godsmack is amazing got to be higher up on this list!

20Bon Jovi

I know most of his songs are 80s songs but he is still one of the greatest rock and roll artists of all time. I love his music. His best songs are livin on a prayer and it's my life. I don't get why he is not even in the top 20 in this list. When will the minimum quantity reach.

What This is my 2nd favorite band ever - BenTheGamer

IT is one of the best

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