Most Iconic Rock Bands

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Journey is actually above Queen, think people, Queen's greatest Hits album is something that absolutely everyone-at least in America-has in some version from 8-track to Mp3 - I<3Queen

Queen is definitely number 1. I can't think of anyone who has'nt heard We Will Rock You, or hates Queen.

Queen has to be number 1 they have so many more recognizable songs then any other band on this list

It has got to be Queen alonside Led Zep, Rush and The Who - allqueen

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Everybody should know JOurney. Don't Stop Believing is still a huge song on classic rock stations. I once again can't think of anyone who doesn't like them at all.

The best band ever. You can recognize a Journey song anywhere. Timeless, classic melodic rock. The creators of the power ballad.

Steve Perry --- the voice of rock - list1010

3The Beatles

The Beatles are most iconic by far with top chart songs, promoting peace, love, to enjoy yourself and don't look back. For people who don't agree don't know rock the Beatles tower above others, and for journey to be taking number one spot that's not right... do whats right vote Beatles.

Without a doubt No. 1. Everyone loves at least 1 song by the Beatles, and if they don't, they really need some help.

I wouldn't consider them rock

EVERYBODY and I do mean EVERYBODY knows who they are. - moose4life19

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4Led Zeppelin

The biggest selling rock band. Of course they are the icons of "rock music". No rock band can beat their records at concert tickets or album sales or radio hits like stairway, the most requested song of all time (oh, and the Beatles aren't really rock, so... the biggest rock band of all time).

Amazing band. Stairway to Heaven just rocks my mind. Enough said.


METALLICA! Talk about shredders. These guys totally changed metal, and are still rockin today.


Old time rock. AC/DC seems like its been around forever. Definitely a moust have on this list, songs l ike HIghway To Hell, Back In Black, and Let There Be Rock are so iconic.

7Pink Floyd

Not one of my facorite bands (honestly, I only like about 3 of their songs, ), but Pink Floyd just has to be in this list. Songs like Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2, Comfortably Numb and Have A Cigar are just so awesome. Pink Floyds legacy will live on for generations to come.

8Guns N' Roses

Their debut sold over 25 million copies, making it one of the top-selling debuts of all time. Appetite for Destruction was an album of hits: Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, Sweet Child O' Mine, and Night Train, plus the other songs which contain just as much energy. During their prime fame ('87-'94) they were on top of the world. Little did anybody know, these guys were going to be so impactful to rock music for the years to come. After a bit of a break, and a small album release (Guns N' Roses Lies, famous for Patience), they released the epic double-album Use Your Illusion I and II. More hits emerged with this release, such as: November Rain, Don't Cry, You Could Be Mine, Estranged, and Knocking on Heaven's Door.

Though a short-lived band (breaking up in 94), GNR have earned their status as a legendary rock band and will always be remembered as such. They helped revive hard rock music to its roots (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, AC/DC) and are easily considered equivalent to those mega bands.

Guns N' Roses was a band born in a time dominated by disgusting pop music and others similar to it. However these saviors brought rock and roll crashing back into the music scene. Thanks to them rock is not an ovselete genre today. The world's best true rock band lies in them.

Totally iconic. Sweet Child O' Mine, November Rain, Patience, they all left a mark on the earth for us to enjoy.


The Greatest Drummer in the World and that is said by a Queen fan!

10Bon Jovi

The Contenders


They are legends! Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, including 66.5 million albums in the United States alone. They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group. The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine number-one Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and were included among both Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time!

Just Incredible. Steven Tyler is one of the best singers I know, and Joe Perry on guitar just absolutley fuses it.

12Deep Purple

Nirvana should be way higher than 23 they pretty much founded music for the fest of the 90's

Kurt Cobain cs Was Simply Great...!

14The Rolling Stones
15Linkin Park

This is the bast band ever
They created a new genre in rock music
Hats of to LINKIN PARK


KISS rocks my world. Where would we be without Rock N' Roll All Nite and Detroit Rock City?

17Green Day

Have defined the modern era of rock

18Rise Against
20Def Leppard
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