Most Influential Rock Groups

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101SteppenwolfSteppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1961 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn, and drummer Jerry Edmonton.V1 Comment
102Johnny James and the Absolutes
103GenesisGenesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.

They created/expanded a whole new genre (progressive rock) which has now spread to influence many rock and metal bands. Metal bands such as Dream Theater, Opeth and Disturbed, as well as rock bands Rush, Yes etc.

104No Mistakes

They're the best third pop punkers of the world.

105WeezerWeezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.
106MuseMuse 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, ...read more.

Talented, coordinated, amazing live show. They can do more than just rock

107EyehategodEyehategod is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans that formed in 1988. They have become one of the most well known bands to emerge from the NOLA metal scene.
108Stormtroopers of DeathStormtroopers of Death, known as S.O.D., was an American crossover thrash band formed in New York in 1985. They are credited as being among the first bands to fuse hardcore punk with thrash metal into a style sometimes referred to as crossover thrash, and is also known for reuniting Anthrax members ...read more.
109SoundgardenSoundgarden 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.
110Napalm DeathNapalm Death are a British grindcore/death metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent ...read more.
111The Crickets

Amazingly true; these guys should be near the top.
However, you should have listed them as "Buddy Holly & the Crickets" to get the proper gravitas, and YES, the Beatles named themselves after a pun on this name!

112Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention

Concept albums, rock, jazz, classical, movies, 35 albums and an entire basement filled with unpublished compositions. The use of synthesizers, mixing techniques, and on and on right up to his untimely from prostate cancer, Zappa was so far ahead of his time, he will undoubtedly still be influencing music many, many years from now. I wish I could write more, but I am not a scholar of Zappa and his music, merely a very appreciative fan. I envy the person who has yet to discover his very huge and diverse body of work.

113Joy DivisionJoy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.
114Dead KennedysDead Kennedys are an American hardcore punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band was one of the first American hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the United Kingdom.
115Modest Mouse
116My Darkest DaysMy Darkest Days is a Canadian rock band based in Peterborough, Ontario consisting of lead singer Matt Walst, bassist Brendan McMillan, drummer Doug Oliver, and keyboardist Reid Henry.
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