Top 10 Most Talented Rock N Roll Bands

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The Top Ten

1
Led Zeppelin
Would have gone with Hendrix on this list, but then I realized that Jimi Hendrix was the only MAJOR talent in his band. Led Zeppelin had two guitarists, both on Jimi's levels, an amazing singer and a great drummer. Led Zeppelin put out nearly nine albums, while the Jimi Hendrix Experience only had three. Also, I would have to say that Zeppelin is a marginally better than Sabbath mainly because Zeppelin I believe had a little more talent than Sabbath.

masongilbert74

I think Led Zeppelin is a LOT more talented than Metallica. Here is a a comparison of each member:

Guitar: Jimmy Page. Kirk Hammett might not be as sloppy, but Jimmy puts a lot more emotion into his music.
Drums: John Bonham. I think you can figure this one out yourself.
Bass: Tie. John Paul Jones and Cliff Burton are both amazing bassists, and it would be hard to choose one over the other without being biased.
Vocals: Robert Plant. Both Robert and James have strong voices, but I have to give the edge to Robert because of that amazing range.
Led Zeppelin innovated hard rock, helped lead the path to heavy metal, and turned Rock and Roll to what it was in the 70's. No one can top John Bonham's thunderous drumming, Jimmy Pages heavy weight riffs, Robert Plant's bluesy wail, or John Paul Jones arrangement and Bass/Keyboard.
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2Queen
NOBODY will ever ever compare to Queen's greatness. They had the MOST talented front man ever, Freddie and on the other hand, an uber talented guitarist, Brian and an EPIC bassist, John and a super epic back up vocalist/ drummer, Roger. They made their songs out of sheer epicness and they were just geniuses that were exceptionally talented.
They definitely deserve to be number one. I love Queen so much. They are VERY talented. Can you sing like Freddie (no one can. )? Can you play bass like John (I know you can't. )? Can you rock out like Brian (hell no. )? Can you play the best drums ever like Roger (oh, just give it up! )?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, lemme see. And I know you won't be close to their talent. No one can ever come close. EVER.
I love you Freddie, forever and ever!
I gotta agree with queen because they were popular in the 80's and now today so I go with queen. I love them a lot
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3Rush
Listen to any song by, from 1974 to the present, you'll be blown away. Rush has three members, Neil Peart is there drummer and is the greatest drummer to have ever lived. Alex Lifeson is there guitarist and is the most underrated guitarist all time. And Geddy Lee is there bassist, the greatest bassist of all time. He also plays the keyboard and foot pedals all while singing Neil peart's unbelievable lyrics. Rush should be number 1.
Rush is a band that has been producing some great music going on 40 years now. From great hits like Tom Sawyer and The Spirit of Radio to incredible epics like Cygnus X-1 Book II (which features change in time signature every ~10 seconds in parts--insane! ) Rush just has it all. None of these other bands can touch Rush in terms of perfection and playing difficulty. Plus they can pull all of the above off live, which is even better.
The Holy Trifecta! It's hard to believe that so much sound comes from a group of three, each member displaying absolute mastery over their instrument. Long over-looked by mainstream pin heads, these guys are finally getting the recognition they deserve. I rate them #1 for the complete musicianship package and #2 overall just behind Led Zeppelin simple because Robert Plant's vocals are superior to Geddy's.
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4 Guns N' Roses
Had it not been for Guns N Roses, the late 80's would have been a very dull time. Slash arguably the best guitarist to amerge from the era combined with Axl Rose's stage persona made for a very good combination.
They make me cry every time. I get so emotional listening to them. And then other times all I want to do is dance and sing along, and then I can't stop smiling.

Best band of all time!
Everyone on this band is really really great playing threir instruments, its a really master band
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5AC/DC
You dance to their music whether you like it or not. They have brilliant voices that are perfect for rock n roll, and have some of the greatest songs as well. AC/DC ROCKS! Literally!
Greatest rock n roll band. My hero!
It you know who ACDC are, then you are either on the highway to hell or you have been thunderstruck.
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6Metallica

7The Who
Let's compare this band to Rush from a technical perspective:
Drums- Rush: Neil Peart-- often cited as one of the best drummers, very precise "the professor"
The Who: Keith Moon-- very explosive drumming, still very technical but may not be as precise as Peart
Bass- Rush: Geddy Lee-- overrated bassist that I can outplay, however he does sing and play bass, but when he's not singing and doing solos it's really not all that impressive
The Who: John Entwistle-- most technically proficient bassist in musical history. Can play in excess of 20 notes per second, and has a highly complex choice of notes
Vocals- Rush: Geddy Lee-- honestly this is up to your interpretation, I like his voice but after a while it get annoying
The Who: Roger Daltry-- great singing voice, most famous scream in rock and roll history
Guitar- Rush: Alex Lifeson-- very good guitarist, great lead guitar
Pete Townshend-- plays great power cords and invented that "bowling ball" style of playing

So, I would say both are very technical and very talented, but because John Entwistle is an infinitely better bassist than Geddy Lee to the point Geddy's playing seems like a joke in comparison, I would have to give it to The Who. I think Rush should definitely be in the top three for most talented rock bands, and so should Yes
Roger Daltrey: Great singer with plenty of power
Pete Townshend: Expert guitarists and one of the best ever, (if you doubt me try to learn Pinball Wizard or something else they did on guitar) and a super songwriter.
John Entwistle: I know little about bass but bassists tell me he is superb.
Keith Moon: The King of Drums
The Who deserve to be in the top of this list with The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. They are great and very influential musicians.
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8 Aerosmith
Before Aerosmith, Rock n Roll had mostly been a British Dominated Genre. But with Joe Perry's deadly leads and Steven Tyler's shrill mouth came a perfect fusion of blues and rock.
Steven Tyler has one of the 10 vocals that will never die.
These guys put American music back on the map. There's a reason why they're called 'America's greatest rock 'n' roll bands.
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9Iron Maiden
ER they are the best not queen!
I love queen but truth is there's no band as much talented as Maiden
The only thing Maiden can't do is to produce a bad song

10Kiss
Initial group was absolutely talented and had a mastermind for marketing. They were simply the Hottest band in the world for about 5 years in their prime. All 4 artists could sing...
Original Rock... Original Act... They have rocked 3 generations or more.
Hotest band in the world best live band in the world

The Contenders

11Red Hot Chili Peppers
This is one of the most versatile bands in music history. They have amazing vocals and guitar playing, loud and rhythmic drumming, and the best bass lines I have ever heard.
They have the best bassist in the world, one of the greatest guitarists ever, chad plays drums brilliantly and anthony's voice has really improved
Their songs are so complex and heartfelt; it's just amazing
Rhcp are amazing flea is my inspiration for playing bass

12Scorpions
Best live band I've ever seen
Ooohh come on guys why scorpions is here
It's the best band ever I can't live without them
Them

13The Beatles
The Beatles are awesome! They are the best artists of all time and will stay that way forever. R.I.P. You guys!

cheesemaster

The Beatles is greatest ever
The Beatles Compare the record sales to anyone
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14Pink Floyd
Great Concept Albums! True music style of their own.
Very pleasing music and money was one of the best songs ever written.
Love it, both waters and gilmour r matchless

15Bon Jovi
all talented musos :) plus Jon is the greatest showman with the exception of Freddie Mercury

StevoMuzz

No others like them

bobbythebrony


16The Rolling Stones
Thank god for the Rolling Stones. This band should be at the top of the list. THEY ARE rock n roll. More than 50yrs rocking and they just keep getting bigger. They truly are the GREATEST rock n roll in the world. NO Question
This band has amazed me time and time again. Who else can come up with that amazing riff at the beginning of Satisfaction?
34? Are you guys on Crack or something?
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17Nirvana

18Def Leppard
Pure Rock & Roll

19Van Halen

20 The Jimi Hendrix Experience

When you put two masters of their instruments along with Jimi Hendrix, you get something very, very, big. Implementing Psychedelic Riffs with Bluesy Licks, the Jimi Hendrix Experience defined everything about rock n roll.


21 Cream
Another Pyschedelic Band containing three masters of their instruments. Ginger Baker arguably one of the best drummers put with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce makes one deep experience of a band.

22Motörhead

23Linkin Park
Best band ever! Most of the modern musicians compose songs which are senseless. At least the songs of Linkin Park make sense. An amazing band, with good music and lyrics, they really do ROCK the world! Way to go LP!
#greatestLinkinParkfanEver!
Linkin park should be number one like come on I love them <3 linkin park 4 ever!

24Led Zeppelin

25 Black Sabbath
From Tony Iommi's blungeoning riffs to Ozzy's lyrics, Black Sabbath not only invented Heavy Metal but pretty much lead the transition from the 60's to the 70's.

26The Velvet Underground

27Yes

28The Jimi Hendrix Experience

29Green Day

30Primus

31 Deep Purple
Another Hard Rock Band straight from the British Invasion. With a perfect fuse of Rock, Blues, Classical, and Progressive, Ritchie Blackmoore with his genious leads, Ian Gillen and his melodic vocals, and Jon Lord with his funky keyboard riffs, opened up many closed doors for Rock n Roll.

32Dream Theater
The list is called most talented rock n roll bands and when it comes to talent no other band can exceed dream theater in talent. John petrucci is the most skilled guitarist ever. Mike portnoy is the best at what he does. John myung destroys the compitition and jorden rudess is a virtuoso. There only weak point is the singer.
Take zeppelin over rush all day, however you rate it this is where it leads!
When you have two freak a nature on drums and guitar nothing can go wrong

33Megadeth
They are still making good pure metal

34Judas Priest

35Muse

36Boston

Damn these guys are great!

fireinside96

It was 1976, you wouldn't turn on a radio with out hearing Boston. Though they didn't last long, Boston is a staple for classic rock. Tom Scholz's guitar tones mixed with Brad Delp's highly underrated voice, it was great.


37Korn

38Guns N' Roses

39Alter Bridge
Easily one of the most talented modern rock bands out there!

40Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The deepest, the darkest, the loudest and the coolest rock n roll band in the world
They are not so famous as others but they are the only of a kind.
Grate band love them

41Marilyn Manson

42Duran Duran

43Mr. Big
If the question is "which band has the most virtuoso talent? " Mr. Big is in the top 5. I am not always a fan of their writing style, but when it comes to playing and vocal quality plus range. Come on! If you play an instrument, (which should be a required skill to make a list like this) you know Mr. Big is stretching the limits. Anyone who thinks Guns N' Roses is in the same category musically as Mr. Big is simply not a musician. I would also add Rush, the Eagles, Queen, the Police and Weather Report to this list. Each band is loaded with true masters of their instruments.
Come on dude, with paul gilbert and billy sheehan and high pitch voice eric martin, what more do you want

44The Doors
Is this a joke? The doors on 61? Tell this is a joke.

45Simple Minds

46The Word Alive

Oh. It feeds and feeds. It breaks down everything. Destroys the life that I've been seeking. You try to force your way inside you fight and fight you're battling. I believe nothing is what it seems.
-Epiphany (Deciever)

They are AMAZING! I CAN'T live without them!


47The Crickets
Come on! Listen to them!
Buddy Holly was the greatest!

48NOFX

49Creedence Clearwater Revival

50Avenged Sevenfold

51Thirty Seconds to Mars

52Talking Heads
I can't believe you forgot them!

scatsmith


53Los Lobos

54The Police

55Yea Yea Yeas

56Steven Wilson

57Bullet for My Valentine

58Ramones

59Misfits

60Black Flag

61My Chemical Romance

62Iggy Pop and The Stooges

63Sex Pistols

64New York Dolls

65Operation Ivy

66Bad Brains

67Alice In Chains
Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell, Enough Said

68Dead Kennedys

69Journey
This band could be on the list just because of their singer, Steve Perry. However, they also have their incredibly talented guitar player, Neal Schon, their pianists Greg Rolie and Jonathan Cain, their bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith. Their current drummer, Deen Castronovo, is also an excellent singer, and can sing almost as high as Perry.

70Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
You gotta be kidding without question one of the all time best live acts.

71Papa Roach

72Oasis

73The Dirty Mac
True that they were only together for a short time, but what a lineup:
John Lennon- lead vocals, Eric Clapton- lead guitar, Keith Richards- bass, Mitch Mitchell- drums.
Now THAT is an all-star band!

74The Tielman Brother

75Coldplay
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL). [3] After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. [4] Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. [5] The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, [6] before recording and releasing three EPs; Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and The Blue Room in the same year. The latter was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone. [7]

76The Kinks

77Foo Fighters
Wait a minute... The FOO FIGHTERS aren't on this list? That's terrible. They're definitely one of the only pure rock and roll bands still producing music today. This band was started by David Grohl, the drummer from Nirvana. He recorded the whole debut album (that means all the vocals, guitar, bass lines, and drumming) by himself and only put together the rest of the band to go on concerts. That's pure talent, I mean, just listen to the first album. It has an amazing sound and feel to it. Dave Grohl and the rest of the band has pure talent. Listen to their LP Wasting Light and hear how clear and well put together it is. That album was recorded in an average garage to keep the Foo's real sound, and it still sounds perfect. I still can't believe they were not added to the list earlier.

78Black Veil Brides

79The Yardbirds
Nobody, repeat, nobody ever had the guitar lineup of this band.
First was Eric Clapton, who left after a couple of albums, to be replaced by Jeff Beck, who was then joined by Jimmy Page.
Both Page and Beck co-existed for awhile, but eventually Beck left too.
Page went along for awhile, tinkering with the personnel, then changed the band's name to... Led Zeppelin.

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