Greatest Hard Rock Artists

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41Alice in ChainsAlice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

46 on the list of hard rock artist, amazing! Think there needs to be a reality check, since this is one of the most realistic rock bands around. No fluff/honest music. As a group they hit on all levels, definitely deserve a higher rating than this...

Really #46, I can't believe these guys are so far down on this list, they are definitely better that a lot of the others above them. Need to get more votes for these guys... Great hard rock band.

the greatest,the most dark and deep grunge band of all time, and one of the bestv singers

Best band in my opinion

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42L'Arc~en~CielL'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.

best band and their music is not irritating in the ears, its wonderful. you will regret it if you don't even encountered this amazing band, very talented. - ronluna

great band just don't believe on those fools that make a list of their labeled "crap" like rocker1796, long rant doesn't matter - ronluna

the best japanese band and one of the best bands i've ever seen! - ronluna

& a special style, I love the band, they are the best. - Viktor19

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43SlayerSlayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King.

I agree, it's SLAYER? These guys eat Metallica then poop out their unborn babies... Honestly...

WHATT Slayer, whats wrong with you people. Metallica overrated as hell

44The GazettEThe Gazette, originally known as Gazette, is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002. The band is currently signed to Sony Music Records.

WHAT! Why are you not number one?!?!? You're the greatest band ever! Don't ever forget that! It's the truth! I will always love you!

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46Green 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 ...read more.

Green Day on 25? It is the best punk rock artist and best alternative artist and being so popular worldwide. Green Day made broadway which is so great. Green Day is the best one of the best rock artist.

Green Day is better than... The Avenged Sevenfold, scorpions and many of the craps listed above

You guys do not seem to realise it's HARD ROCK, that's why Green Day isn't in the top, they are not hard rock

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47Ozzy OsbourneJohn Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

Common man 95? The main man in Black Sabbath :. The epic theme of Black Sabbath was because of this man right here Ozzy=Awesome so please vote for ozzy and make him go to the top
Thanks

He is the Prince of Darkness and the Godfather of Heavy Metal! He needs to be much higher on the list. Long live the Prince of Darkness!

What, people come on ozzy shouldn't be on 80 seriously they are the best band everr I've even saw them in concert they rocked and if you don't like him you suucckk when it comes to music you guys don't know what real music is cause would you perfere to listen to ozzy or pop if I had the choice to choose it would definitely be ozzy VOTE FOR OZZY

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48DioDio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

Why is Dio so low? This is one of the most inspiring people of the Metal genre. He brought out the devil horns! He's literally one of the best to ever do it. Rest In Peace Ronnie James Dio!

49ToolTool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Tool is for a higher level. You can't expect it to be on popular top lists. I mean, really?... They are on the same list as Linkin Park? That's just wrong. There's commercialized crap, and then there's music. As the fewer of us already know, Tool is of the latter.

Paul D'Amour: the old bassist, Justin Chancellor: the new bassist Adam Jones: Lead guitarist, and Maynard James Keenan ( James Herbert Keenan): singer, just de-freaking-stroy ALL the other bands with thier powerful awesome songs!

Tool has like 25 great songs and I can name them off the top of my head. Do you know any other band that has that. Forty-six and two is my favorite though; in front of vicarious and the pot.

a revolution of in the music history

Vicarious - guizpom

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50Breaking 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). ...read more.

Thanks manav for your support um ashu... Your bro )))))
I would like to see breaking benjamin on the top of this list

Thanks to Breaking Benjamin... we still hear fab music.. i. e is not just hair metal.. but is 1 that touches souls along with being rock - manav

They are awesome in the world of new crappy bands.

So cold and all that is the best

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51SoundgardenSoundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

Of the four major grunge bands to come from Seattle, Soundgarden is by far the best.

Best band of all time, chris cornell greatest voice in rock

Grunge was a fashion term coined by the media. It has nothing to do with music ( do nirvana sound anything like soundgaren? Do Pearl Jam bear any musical resemblance to Alice in chains? ). Pisses me off that morons still use it to refer to any band from the Seattle scene. Soundgarden were fantastic and should be in top 20.

52PJ HarveyPolly Jean Harvey, known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer.
53HeartHeart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

From 75-80 Heart was a bad ass band. This is long before MTV changed them to pop queens.

54Bullet for My ValentineBullet for My Valentine are a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; ...read more.

They are pretty good none of the people up there r really hard rock this is the only decent one I've seen so I don't know but ya go Bullet For My Valentine. Jeez this thing makes me do minimum word selection wow this sucks but bullet is pretty good. P

Best metalcore band. All albums very successful. Poison,
Scream aim fire and fever. Very unique type of music. Really like it

Bullet For My Valentine is the best, all the albums are fantastic and great, scream aim fire, fever

Vocalist is very good

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55Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

Only the BEST band ever! They should be number one!

Flea, john, anthony, Chad
Flea best bassist, john one of the greatest, all together the best

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57Dir en greyDIR EN GREY is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.

Dir en grey is one of the greatest international rock acts to come to fame this year, making huge strides in selling out shows in both America and Europe with very little to no airtime or promotions. It's becoming clearer and clearer that the japanese community can rock just as hard, if not harder then the rest of the world!

58Alice CooperAlice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.

The greatest live performer in the history of hard rock. Cooper still puts out great albums and is still a great live act.

Seriously 150? He has a unique voice his songs are amazing

There is still nothing like a Cooper show.

59AcceptAccept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes.V1 Comment
60ForeignerForeigner is a British-American hard rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.
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