Top Ten Music Artists Who Introduced Something New to the World

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1Deep PurpleDeep 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.

Of course these many modern music artists of the rest of the list wasn't added by myself. There's a troll who hate rock/metal music, and he/she likes to trolling these lists! - somekindofaguy

Invented the template for all metal subgenres (except doom that was invented by Black Sabbath).
The template: faster and heavier rock songs with no blues and psychedelic elements. The sound is mostly classically inspired and you hear this in 99% of metal music, including thrash and death metal. Iron Maiden and late Judas Priest used this template. - Metal_Treasure

2Pink FloydPink 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.

Psychedelic rock with extra load of creativity. - LightningBlade

3VenomVenom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell and Black Metal—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general.
4Jimi HendrixJimi 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.

He play some kind of new style with his guitar - somekindofaguy

5Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.

They invented doom metal and maybe influenced gothic metal. Also stoner metal but its status as a metal subgenre is very shaky because there's no difference between stoner rock and stoner metal.
The template for all other metal subgenres that are classically inspired and fast was invented by Deep Purple. Iron Maiden and Judas Priest followed Deep Purple and not Black Sabbath. - Metal_Treasure

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6PossessedPossessed is an American thrash/death metal band, originally formed in 1983 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre. Possessed is the sometimes credited with being the first ...read more.V1 Comment
7Joy 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.

They are the first official mentions to "alternative rock" - somekindofaguy

8Bill Haley & His Comets

Rock Around the Clock is the first rock and roll record, if this song weren't recorded, then almost nothing would be mentioned in this list - somekindofaguy

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9BathoryBathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Åkerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed ...read more.V1 Comment
10KraftwerkKraftwerk is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf. The band was fronted by both Hütter and Schneider until Schneider's departure in 2008.

They revolutionized the electronic music - somekindofaguy

The Contenders

11MetallicaMetallica 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.

Metallica didn't invent thrash metal - they only popularized it. The first thrash album ever was "Welcome to Hell" by Venom. Before Metallica, there were also some pure thrash metal songs by bands like Anvil, Thin Lizzy and Tygers of Pan Tang. - Metal_Treasure

They invented the pure thrash metal - somekindofaguy

12The BeatlesThe 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.
13The Kingsmen

They have been raised to a higher level the "rock and roll", called garage rock one and half year before the "You Really Got Me" - somekindofaguy

14RamonesThe Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.V2 Comments
15Jean Michel Jarre

He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient, and new-age genres, and is known as an organiser of outdoor spectacles of his music featuring lights, laser displays, and fireworks. He performed the largest concert ever (as of 2016) - 3,500,000 people in Moscow, Russia, 1997.
All sources say he's a pioneer of electronic music but I don't know if this means that he invented electronic music. Maybe PositronWildhawk knows more about it. - Metal_Treasure

16James Brown

Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (1965) is the first song that considered to Funk - somekindofaguy

17Elvis PresleyElvis 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.

Even though he didn't create rock n roll but he introduced rock n roll to many music fans - zxm

18The WhoThe Who is an English hard rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). The genres they were associated with happened to be rock, soft rock, hard rock, and soul rock. They are ...read more.
19Bob DylanBob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
20John Lee Hooker

Boogie Chillen' is one of the first songs were used an electric guitar in 1948 - somekindofaguy

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1. The Beatles
2. Ramones
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1. Black Sabbath
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. Joy Division
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1. Deep Purple
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3. Possessed
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