Top Ten Rock Bands That We Couldn't Have Done Without

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1QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

I know we wouldn't be where we are today in Music if it weren't For the Beatles & Zeppelin But If we didn't have Queen we'd have no idea about maybe the
Greatest singing Voice ever!
Best Songs
Best Sports Anthems
Iconic Songs
Amazing Band
Also we may not have know anything about the Same Sex Love - Curti2594

The best band of all time. Freddie Mercury had the best voice! And their songs were amazing! Take a listen to "Bohemian Rhapsody", "The Show Must Go On", and "We Will Rock You." - Alpha101

2The 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.

All their songs were meaningful, unlike a lot of songs today. Listen to "Hey Jude", "In My Life", and "Yesterday." - Alpha101

3Guns N RosesGuns 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.

This band had it all. They had songs that made you're blood pump, and some slow, soft, meaningful songs. They also had the best guitarist of all time: Slash. Listen to "November Rain", "Don't Cry", and "Sweet Child O' Mine." - Alpha101

4Deep 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.

They pretty much invented the paradigm of metal music as we know it now - classically inspired subgenre of rock music, unlike the rest of the rock subgenres, which are blues inspired.
As a metalhead I put Deep Purple at #1, for their innovation in songwriting, leading to metal creation.
Deep Purple were also one of the pioneers of hard rock, alongside Queen, and some other bands of the 60s and 70s. - Metal_Treasure

5MetallicaMetallica 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.
6Pink 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.

Pink Floyd are unique. There are no bands quite like them. - PositronWildhawk

7AC/DCAC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.
8Led ZeppelinLed 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.

They were Champions in the ballad version of hard rock. Stairway to Heaven, Kashmir, etc. are some of their most popular songs. - Kiteretsunu

9Black 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.
10The Crickets

To state it simply: They were the first rock 'n' roll band. Before them, rock 'n' noll revolved around individuals such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. Without the Crickets, we wouldn't have the Beatles. And without the Beatles, we wouldn't have most of the other bands on this list. - PetSounds

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11The Beach BoysThe 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.
12Linkin ParkLinkin 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.
13Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s.
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