Greatest Hard Rock Artists

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201Days of Jupiter

Amazing artists from Sweden, they are relatively new, sounds like something special. You need to check the song Last One Alive and you will here a big potential in this band.

202White Stripes
203David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.
206Senses Fail
207Angelus Apatrida
209Black TideBlack Tide was an American heavy metal band from Miami, Florida. Formed in 2004, the band consists of Gabriel Garcia, Austin Diaz and Cody Paige.
210Rev Theory
211Burn Halo
212My 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.

Oh Man! Is my eyes are cheating with me they should be at least in top 10. thier song Welcome To Black Parade, Famous Last Words, This Is How I Disappear, Helena is best ever hard rock song. they have totally different personality. they are live legends!

YE, My Chemical Romance will always be my saviour, My Chemical Romance is not death yet, their songs WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE, I don't LOVE YOU, ITS NOT A FASHION STATEMENT, etc are the best song ever

What?! 72?! I mean, I agree that the ones in the top ten are classics but I couldn't find Cream on this list at all and they're, like, one of the best bands of this genre ever!

213X JapanX Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.

What the hell is this? This is a bunch of crap! This band shouldn't even be close to number 10! Who ever put these idiots on the list is a dumbass...

In front of Van Halen, Kiss, and The Who? Oh, no you don't! Those are real hard rock bands, this band is crap!

X-Japan is fantastic. Amazing, incredible band.

X Japan is the best band in Japanese history.

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214Marilyn Manson

Awesome band
Awesome lyrics
Awesome tunes
Overall awesomeness. Really know how to rock out live and music videos are just pure art. What real music should be.

Marilyn Manson is the most amazing guy EVER! And the band is just as amazing especially Twiggy. You guys rock hard. Peace out

The most innovative artist since Bowie was Ziggy where do you think Ga Ga got 90 percent of here fashion?

Woah! Marilyn Manson should be higher. Definitely above Linkin Park and Green Day!

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215GodsmackGodsmack 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.

The only reason why godsmack is not that close to the top of this list is due to the fact the term "Hard Rock" is apparently lost on some people. Most of the bands near the top do not classify as hard rock nor have they made anything of the sorts that can even be considered rock. Going through this list has made me want to beat my head against the table as it only points out the fact people have no idea on what each genres are. Godsmack is one of the best Hard Rock bands out there that has been around for some time now and if you need an example of what a hard rock band sounds like just listen to some godsmack and if you still don't understand youll need to be smack by GOD.

Godsmack is the greatest band no matter what this pole says or any other place

Godsmack is one of the greatest rock bands. There music is awesome!

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216Rise 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.

Rise against cd's are awesome! the guitarist is awesome, I would like to have his guitar!

217MuseMuse 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.

Muse is the very best Active hard rock group (Nightwish, Blind Guardian, Metallica etc. Are metal) I cannot believe that they are this low on the list. Their riffs are great, lyrics are pretty cool and they are one of the few rock groups around that still sounds fresh. Nickleback, shinedown, Three days Grace, 3 Doors Down, Staind, etc. Are all standard post grunge band with no real innovation and it all sounds the same. Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Nirvana are some of the greatest rock bands ever but among active rock bands, Muse is the king.

My favorite band ever! It takes rock to a different level! These 3 brilliant artists had changed my taste in music... See them live and you will know how brilliant they are!

so many good songs, so amazing live, 6 great albums, brilliant musicians, what more do you need? - GlonnAtronnAdonnAdict

Are you sick? Muse is the best band forever! They are harder than rock

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218Foo 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 ARE GREATEST BAND EVER PERIOD. Nirvana's drummer started this band, Dave Groehl (i think that's how its spelled). Best band of all time.

Foo Fighters should be on the top 20 at least. You should hear Pretender, Everlong, Big me, Monkey Wrench, These days, Walk, Dear Rosemary to name the best.

I can't believe I fell for this list. Foo Fighters should be top 20 at least. Joke page

This band seems to be extremely underestimated in this chart...

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Tesla is much better than most of the bands on this list. They actually had the chops to play... not the look of posers.

Amazingly unique vocals, with crazy guitar licks from the electric duo, Hannon and Skeoch. Every song they made just oozed pure hard rock! Tesla is the ultimate hard rock band! Too bad they never got the recognition they so deserved

220Meat LoafMichael Lee Aday is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor usually known by his stage name Meat Loaf.V1 Comment
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