Most Influential Rock Groups

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81 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is a Nu-Metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

They shaped the nu metal, rock and rap genre, with morellos insane and unconventional guitar playing and de la rochas pumping lyrics they inspired a generation and we're at the top of their game from 1991 till the present day, no one will ever come close to ratm and continue to be the greatest band ever formed

82 The Clash The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
83 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper was an American rock band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1964. The band consisted of lead singer Vince Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.
84 The Unicorns

Best ever am I right

85 King Crimson King Crimson
86 The Yardbirds The Yardbirds The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".

I think The Yardbirds had Clapton and Beck at one time or maybe simultaneously. How can Nirvana rank ahead?

87 The Byrds The Byrds The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
88 DragonForce DragonForce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

one of the best. music creators of Through Fire and Flames in Guitar Hero 3

89 Little Feat Little Feat Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. George disbanded the group due to creative differences in 1979, shortly before his death.

Always under the radar, but always the definitive US rock band Legends, with CVs (collectively and individually) incredibly superior to any others!

90 Fairport Convention
91 Luna Sea
92 Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly is an American rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.
93 Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge

Besides being one of the most ORIGINAL and INFLUENTIAL GROUPS of all time, they sill are playing to this very day!

94 Melvins Melvins The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.
95 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
96 Bad Brains
97 New York Dolls
98 MC5
99 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . ...read more.
100 Yes Yes Yes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music.
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