Most Influential Rock GroupsSummerkat2002
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were one of the pioneers of an entire genre of music (pop-punk) and one of the most influential bands of the 1990's and early 2000's... and certainly one of the most popular
Blink-182 inspired so many new-age rock bands and even some electronic music producers. They even inspired Machine Gun Kelly! (he's a rapper)
Go on Google search and type "bands inspired by". "bands inspired by blink-182" comes up first. That pretty much shows that they should be in the top 10! Come on now people.V1 Comment
In my opinion Alice in Chains was one of the most influential bands of their era. The music was honest and passionate. They are still gaining fans today. Their music is timeless.
So influential that Korn can take their sound, add rapping and electronics and create a new genre of rock.
Listen to heavy rock bands today and its easy to see just how lasting their infuence truly is. Jerry's guitar style especially helped keep rock heavy and palm muted through the 90's and influenced the 2000s greatly. They've long outlasted Nirvana in my option.V1 Comment
all japanese visual kei bands idolized d'erlanger - ronluna
Does anyone else have 50 year old tunes still getting regular airplay?
I Can't Get No (Satisfaction) -1965
Enduring and yet remained the same, really took blues to the masses - Summerkat2002
not my favourite band but they have got to be the most influential - cahum
While I was never a giant Van Halen fan, they need to be much higher on this list. Eddie changed how the guitar was played for millions of guitar players and this guitar sound and techique is a massive influence on every musical decade since they started... I'm still mad about how they influenced glam rock though... Laugh out loud.
I bet you that without Van Halen, most of the bands on this list wouldn't exist.
35-40 years of spectacular music, distinctive timeless guitar sound, meaningful lyrics, powerful lead singer.
And the fact that they influenced many rock bands from the 90s onward. And when some new indie rock bands say "we want to be like U2," you know that's saying something.
Very unique sound... And every Christian band guitarist on the planet now sounds like the edge!... That's got to be worth a boost on this chart...
This band should definitely should be in the top ten
One of the best bands of all time easily. Number s don't lie. Think 360tour.V2 Comments
Yes we had the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, but the Kinks was a major contributor to the 1960s of Rock's defining point for the future use of the genre.
Probably one of the most "covered" groups of all time next to the Beatles - Summerkat2002
KoRn is the founder of the nu-metal sub-genre which is still very prevalent today. They changed what was considered to be "okay" to sing about, and any heavy rock band coming out today is lying if they say they weren't somehow inspired by KoRn. These guys are game-changers.
Not linken park, KORN is the most influential nu metal band everV1 Comment
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