Top 10 Most Talented Rock N Roll Bands

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1 Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin was made up of far more than just four extremely talented musicians, each and every one was a revolutionary musical virtuoso. To a man, they were game changers destined to rewrite the entire rock & roll playbook. They remain the only rock band in history in which every single member was arguably the best ever at their respective instrument...The odds against that much talent coalescing and then --together--becoming much greater than the sum of their incredible parts...well, that's why there is only one 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

Zeppelin didn't have two guitarists... and if you're counting bass guitar then both Zeppelin and the Experience had the same number of guitarists.

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.

This sucks! Guns n roses should be no. 1

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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!

Freddie Mercury is without a doubt the greatest vocalist I have ever heard, Brian May is an amazing guitarist and Roger Taylor and John Deacon are great too. They wrote some of the most memorable and greatest songs ever together and no one tops them Queen #1

Queen are the best!

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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.

You won't find a louder band with only 3 people. Neil Peart having the dexterity of a god, Alex Lifeson being a master of rhythm and time, and Geddy Lee being one of the best bass players to ever live - It is no surprise they are crowned as the Kings of Progressive Rock.

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.

Whenever one goes to a Rush concert they will not be bored! Soft, Medium, and hard rock. Jazz, Mellow, Progressive, Solo's, innovation are the norm. Amazing and talented musicians, each being a standout, but when they play together, it is extra special

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4 Guns N' Roses

Technically not the best, but certainly the band who have made some of the most powerful music in the history of rock. The music triggers my emotions like crazy and one notable thing is that is that I never get tired of listening to their songs even if I play them every single day.
The rumored reunion, if it really happens would be like a dream. Even though Axl has lost his famous whining voice of his twenties, Slash is at the top of his game and when they combine forces, the passion will certainly make something nice to come out.

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!

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.

Great band, but their only exceptional member was Slash.

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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!

It you know who ACDC are, then you are either on the highway to hell or you have been thunderstruck.

AC/DC perfectly encompasses everything that is Rock N' Roll. Their guitar riffs, solos, sound, drumming, and singing is ALL spot on.

Brian Johnson is a supreme talent!

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6Metallica

Metallica changed the way that Rock n' Roll is looked at and they share a story in their music

Love this band, some great meaningful songs

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7The Who

Incredible musical/rock variety. All members rank in the top performers with respect to their instruments and singing. Pete is genius in song writing and they were the best live act of all time.

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.

Stunning as individual performers, unmatchable as a live unit.

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8Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd should be up there with Led Zeppelin. It's way better than queen. The musical genius of waters and gilmour stands unmatched till date! If you don't believe me just listen to any one of there amazing concept albums.

Great Concept Albums! True music style of their own.

Very pleasing music and money was one of the best songs ever written.

Best Selling Album probably ever.

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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 Yardbirds had the most talented guitar players ever. Clapton, Beck, Page!

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10 Aerosmith

They aren't called the "Bad Boys from Boston" for no reason. Steven Tyler has such an amazing voice and all the members are great at the instruments they play. And Aerosmith has so many great hits! They're badass!

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.

These guys put American music back on the map. There's a reason why they're called 'America's greatest rock 'n' roll bands.

Aerosmith is better an other!

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11The Beatles

Lennon/McCartney alone put the marker down for everyone else. Add Harrison and Starr, brilliant playing and unsurpassed style and The Beatles become untouchable.

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

They should be in the top 10. If not, top 5. They basically created rock music! - kaitlynrad11

The Beatles are THE BEST!

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12 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.

13Red 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

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14 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.

Black Sabbath is the Godfather of Heavy Metal and they're one of the most influential bands in rock history! And they're style is so unique. They should be at least top 5! They ROCK!

15 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.

Number 22? There are 21 more talented bands than Jimi Hendrix? Laughable, I think not

16Kiss

Just saw them in tulsa. The showmanship, the music. Recent hall of fame recipients. They are the hottest band in the world. Not to mention the spider stage takes the concert experience to a complete new level some of the most recognizable anthems rock and roll all nite party every day

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.

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17Nirvana

They were the most talented... Too bad it didn't last long...

18The Rolling Stones

This band has amazed me time and time again. Who else can come up with that amazing riff at the beginning of Satisfaction?

This band just keeps going and getting better. Should be number 1. What other band has been around for 50 years and can still sellout a concert?

Listen to let it bleed, exile on Main Street, and sticky fingers. The stones should be number one on this list. Not even top 10?

34? Are you guys on Crack or something?

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19 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.

20Scorpions

Ooohh come on guys why scorpions is here
It's the best band ever I can't live without them
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