Greatest Rock Bands Of The 21st Century

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21Maroon 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.

Maroon 5 doesn't sound like rock anymore, they made great songs at the past but now it doesn't sound like rock anymore

Maroon 5 is alright. They just aren't rock. More hip hop than anything. They just aren't in the right category here.

I think Maroon 5 is the best band ever. by the way, they still exist in music industry. Not like several band above.

Maroon 5 should be in top tens and not 16. ARE you GUYS HIGH! Like really?!?! They are amazing

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22System of a DownSystem of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American rock group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.

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!

Best bands of all time with amazing music and voice... best song of all time is toxicity

Their music is awesome

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23GodsmackGodsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.

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

GODSMACK IS THE BEST BAND! these guys really know how to steal the show and blow the speakers with their (hard) rock. Sure, on a list of this..., godsmack belongs FAR above these stupid emo bands like Green Day and bands like Nickelback. Godsmack ROCKS!

24Bon 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 ...read more.

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

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25MetallicaMetallica 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". ...read more.

Whoever put them way down here needs to never judge rock again

They still make great songs until now

R you kidding me...54th... Really!
Do 1 thin... Buy a good quality headphone and then listen to them...
They r all time best...
"prince of guitars"

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26ShinedownShinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.

To me, Shinedown is incredible overrated and deserves much more fame (at least top 15). The message and genius behind their lyrics is awesome. Some killer tracks from their albums "Amaryllis" and "The Sound of Madness".

Their music is truly amazing, especially some of their old songs, I absolutely love "Enemies" and "Sound of Madness".

Should be a lot higher than #38, awesome band, haven't heard a song by them yet that I dislike.

There is no band in this era that had ballads like showdown

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273 Doors Down3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi that formed in 1996. The band originally consisted of Brad Arnold (vocals/drums), Todd Harrell (bass guitar) and Matt Roberts (guitar). They were soon joined by guitarist Chris Henderson, and later by drummer Richard Liles.V1 Comment
28Black Veil BridesBlack Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

They take inspiration from kiss and other 20th century bands and create music with such depth and meaning its just wow. Also on warped tour.
P.S. really people? Back Street Boys? (But honest, give them a try)

I 'love BLACK VEIL BRIDES so much. I was ready to throw my laptop if they weren't in the top 25 at least. I mean come on, they gotta be above Muse at least. They are so badass dude. Even Falling in Reverse for that matter. I LOVE THEIR LYRICS SO MUCH ITS JUST BEAUTIFUL. You don't listen to music like theirs.

They're amazing'. I generally feel so happy that I really get to know 'bout 'em. They're really life savers and they've got that ability to bring out those person's caught in the hands of a monster called depression. They've changed my life. They've let me known 'bout the fact that if life's tough, you're the only person who could come over to it by your initiative, instead of commitin' suicide. I thank 'em and will be doing' it for the rest of my life.

What in the HELL are they doing down here?!? In the Top 5 without ANY DOUBT. - LopsisdedSkull

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29DaughtryDaughtry 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.

Maybe not Top 10 yet but This Band is the Future even though they have 3 albums already and there all wonderful.

Daughtry Is a Great Rock Band!

Their music is great they deserve to be in the top 10! Over you is the best song, life after you, no surprise, crawling back to you...

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30Arctic MonkeysThe Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.

Pioneering rock music through the 21st century, AM's innovative integration of other rock genres shows pure creativity and extensive musicianship. They are The Rolling Stones of our generation.

How these aren't in the top 10 is ridiculous! Fall out boy for example or maroon 5 aren't comparable to arctic monkeys

It's a shame they are so low. Such a talented group. While most people nowadays only know them for AM, every single album they have is amazing. Alex Turner is easily one of the greatest lyricists of the 21st century. Their music never gets old.

Wait what?! Even a insane person is sane enough to know AM deserves to be at the top!

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31Five Finger Death PunchFive Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name is derived from a fictional martial arts maneuver in the 2003 film Kill Bill.

It absolutely aches me to know that Five Finger Death Punch isn't at least above Black Veil Brides. One of the best, part of my teenage years growing up.

I absolutely love five finger death punch #1

You should be lower than this you garbage

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32Good CharlotteGood Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland that formed in 1996. Since 1998, the band's constant members have been lead vocalist Joel Madden, lead guitarist and vocalist Benji Madden, bassist Paul Thomas, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Billy Martin and drummer Dean Butterworth, ...read more.
33U2U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.

Should be in the top 5, a band that has reinvented them selves to fit to the changing world, new music, not afraid to take risks and the most amazing concerts the world has ever seen

34Blind 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 ...read more.
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36Papa RoachPapa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.

Should be higher up the list. This is not acceptable!

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37Dream TheaterDream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.

Dream theater deserves to be at the top. Far better than Linkin Park and others

This band doesn't fit with the rest in this top. And actually is far away better than everyone here.

38RedRed is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong.

Really amazing to listen to... Really powerful lyrics!

39Demons and WizardsDemons and Wizards is a power metal band conceived as a side-project by vocalist for Blind Guardian, Hansi K├╝rsch, and the guitarist for Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer.
40Asking AlexandriaAsking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.

Why are they all the way down here.-. This is not right.

Asking Alexandria has an amazing drummer! They definitely should be in the top 10!

Asking Alexandria should be in top 10!

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