Top 10 Music Artists Who are Great at Multiple Genres

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Artists play multiple genres .But that doesn't mean they are best at it .But only some legendary artists have played multiple genres and became best at them . So these are some of them who played and became famous in multiple genres. Please add more.

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1Pink Floyd - Progressive Rock, Psychedelic RockPink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.V1 Comment
2The Beatles - Pop, RockThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

That the Beatles were "best rock band" is highly arguable.

Beatles are famous in rock.We all know that.They are best rock band.But clearly they are also the greatest pop band ever.So I think they clearly deserve to be top on this list. - zxm

3Metallica - Thrash/Heavy MetalMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

They were thrash metal in 80s but became heavy metal in 90s. They are great at both. - zxm

4Green Day - Punk Rock, Alternative RockGreen Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.

Billie Mike were teenagers when they first formed Green Day.Later tre joins them.In 90s they were punk rock but they started to play alternative rock in 2000s.They are the best punk rock band and they are also one of the greatest alternative rock band. - zxm

5Deep Purple - Hard Rock, Heavy MetalDeep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

Plus progressive rock and blues rock. - Metal_Treasure

6Led Zeppelin - Hard Rock, Blues RockLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

Jimmy was a blues guitarist in early 60s.He joined the yardbirds in mid 60s and gathered rock experience.And in later he started to play rock,then hard rock. And some of his hard rock songs are considered as heavy metal.But he and his band also played blues rock songs. - zxm

7Linkin Park - Alternative Rock/Metal, Rap Rock, Nu MetalLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

They always come in top 5 of all these genres mentioned above. - zxm

8Elvis Presley - Rock & Roll, PopElvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.V1 Comment
9Slipknot - Nu/Alternative/Heavy MetalSlipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.
10Jimi Hendrix - Psychedelic Rock, Blues RockJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

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?Beck - Alternative, Folk, RapBeck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.
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11Blind Guardian - Speed Metal, Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Prog Metal, Heavy MetalBlind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.

This band created at least one masterpiece in every genre they tried. From thrashy speed metal to symphonic metal - they nailed it. If you hear Majesty and then Wheel Of Time, you may not believe this is the same band, with the same band members (they changed only one drummer for 30 years). - Metal_Treasure

12Gary Moore - Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock, Blues, JazzRobert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.

These songs are so different but they are all awesome: Still Got The Blues, Out in the Fields, Hurricane, Over The Hills And Far Away, Trouble Ain't Far Behind, Ready For Love, Empty Rooms. - Metal_Treasure

13Cher - Pop Rock, Dance, Disco, FolkCher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.
14The Doors - Psychedelic Rock, Blues RockThe Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
15The Beach Boys - Rock, PopThe Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
16Bob Dylan - Folk, RockBob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
17Guns N' Roses - Hard Rock, Glam MetalGuns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.
18Cream - Psychedelic Rock, Blues RockCream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.
19Falling in Reverse - Post-Hardcore, Metalcore, Glam Metal, Pop Punk, Hard RockFalling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.
20Megadeth - Thrash/Heavy MetalMegadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica.
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1. Jimi Hendrix - Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock
2. Led Zeppelin - Hard Rock, Blues Rock
3. Pink Floyd - Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
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1. The Beatles - Pop, Rock
2. Metallica - Thrash/Heavy Metal
3. Green Day - Punk Rock, Alternative Rock
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1. Gary Moore - Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock, Blues, Jazz
2. Blind Guardian - Speed Metal, Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Prog Metal, Heavy Metal
3. Deep Purple - Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
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