Greatest Rock Bands 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 more.

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.

Easily the best band on this list

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2Green 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.

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 are much better than Linkin park

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3Avenged 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.

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

It's 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.

Are you people out of your mind sevenfold is the best in them

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4NickelbackNickelback 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.

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

My father introduced me to Nickelback, and I've been with them from then, even until now. I don't understand why Nickelback get so much hate, they are a great band and I will continue to listen to and enjoy their music for as long as I can.

This is a joke right. A dirty internet joke

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5SlipknotSlipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.

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

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

Love Slipknot listen to them everyday

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

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6MuseMuse 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, more.

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.

The amount of talent in this band could blow away all the other bands in the top 10 combined. Everyone in the band is a master at what they do, and so far the band has produced all fantastic albums. The amount of musical diversity throughout their music is thoroughly fascinating, and their ability to play the different genres is even more so. And unlike just about every other band in the top 10 except Linkin Park and Green Day, their fan base is not horrible.

Nickelback above Muse? I don't want to live on this planet anymore

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7My Chemical RomanceMy Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

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 don't know of another band that has touched their fans the way My Chemical Romance did! Gerard Way, the creative and lyrical mastermind behind My Chemical Romance, inspired people in a way I've never seen before. My Chemical Romance may be over, but it lives on in our hearts because it changed us in ways we didn't think were possible!

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.

Literally the best band on the planet!

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8Three Days GraceThree Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.

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.

The greatest band in the 21st century!

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9Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.

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.

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.

Good, but too many songs about California; My Chemical Romance even dedicated a song to them, titled, 'We Don't Need Another Song About California'.

Really they have more then 25 awards in music

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10Breaking 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). more.

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.

This band should get a lot of credit for giving me a reason to listen to rock music today.

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The Contenders

11Rise 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.

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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12Blink-182Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.

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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13Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

This band is such a great one. Patrick has an incredible voice, one that truly captures emotions and thoughts. And their titles are extremely creative. This band definitely deserves first place. Don't think so? Go on YouTube and listen to "The Phoenix" or "Alone Together."

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.

They are so great, please get back together boys

Fall out boy is the best

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14EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

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!

Nickelback is in the top ten, but not Evanescence? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!

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1530 Seconds to MarsThirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

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.!

I've loved 30 Seconds to Mars even before I ever knew about them. My brother used to burn their songs onto blank discs and whenever one of their songs came on in the car, I demanded that the volume be turned up.

Used to be good, but they got weird after a while.

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16Foo 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 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.

Linkin Park isn't even rock. What! Foo should be up top

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17SkilletSkillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

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.

They're songs are amazing! This should be higher on the list - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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18Simple PlanSimple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

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.

19KissKiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.
20DisturbedDisturbed 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.

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!

How is Disturbed so low... I don't even like this band, and I still think they should be in the top ten. They're so much more successful and popular than 3DG and Muse and My Chemical Romance. What is this list? Is Trump voting here?

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.

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