Greatest Rock Bands Of The 21st Century

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The Top Ten

1
Linkin 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.
LINKIN PARK IS THE BEST ROCK BAND I HAVE EVER HEARD ALL THE FOUR ALBUMS WERE GREAT. I AM JUST WAITING FOR THEIR FOURTH ALBUM TO RELEASE SOON. THEY ROCK. NO ONE CAN BEAT THEM
All 4 albums are amazing. People curse A Thousand Suns but it is as good as Hybrid theory.
[Newest]They are my favorite
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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
The best band ever to be formed love everything about them their music their lyrics The emotions in the song because of them only I can say punk I'd not dead American Idiot and 21st century breakdown are epic album green day forever
[Newest]Green Day is the greatest punk band of the 21st century

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.

4My 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.
[Newest]They are not that bad actually but I like the more hardcore stuff better this is like the chill kind of rock

5Three 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.
[Newest]By far my favourite band, absolutely amazing

6Slipknot
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
[Newest]Love Slipknot listen to them everyday

7Fall 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
[Newest]Forever and ever, love these guys. Deserves #1!

8Rise 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!
[Newest]This band is awesome

9Red 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.

10Muse
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!
[Newest]If you want some ill give it ya.

The Contenders

11Blink-182
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

1230 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!
[Newest]I use to listen to there old GOOD stuff when I was 8

13Breaking 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.
[Newest]Breaking Benjamin are a wicked band along with papa roach who are unfortunately not in the top 10.

14Simple 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.

15Evanescence
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!
[Newest]The best band ever!

16Bon 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

17Kiss

183 Doors Down
MY FAVE OF ALL TIME!
Certainly the most relatable songs!

19Skillet
This is one uniquely talented band who have managed to break stereotypes around bands with Christian members. John Cooper is an excellent bassist/singer/songwriter with a very talented couple of ladies to back him up. Their lead guitarist Seth Morrison is very good, too. Listen to Circus For A Psycho if you don't believe me. Great lyrics and powerful music is what they stand for.
WHOA!... I just checked all d bands above skillet and none, not even 1 of dem can beat dis band. Hero, awake and alive, rebirthing, comatose, rise, what I believe, not gonna die, fingernails... I can't name them all. All there songs are just amazing. They try to reach out to people with the lyrics, instruments and their voices. This band is keeps getting better and better and they won't fade anytime soon. They are the best
So low down on this list? Anyway, Skillet is wicked awesome! The lyrics, arrangements, guitars, and vocals all help to make Skillet so great.
[Newest]Every song will only help us become a better kind.

20System of a Down
First album is hardcore, than the second album was their best album, (toxicity, chop suey), then their leaked album(toxicity ll) was renamed with Steal This Album, Then their double album, Mezmerize/Hypnotize, they won a Grammy for Song BYOB... And so more, Nowadays they are touring around a globe... And they will make another album around 2013
System of a down is just the greatest band when you hear a song from them you know its them because they have this unique sound that rocks witch brings a sing of relief cause they don't sound like any other bands they are different from the rest and better then the best
The best band ever. All songs by System of a down are special. They always can fix my mood, just listen one song and I'm happy person. I just love them!

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