Best Rock Bands of All Time

July 3, 2015 - Rock and roll is a genre of music that emerged as a defined musical style in the American South in the 1950s, and quickly spread to the rest of the country, and the world. It later evolved into the various different sub-genres of what is now called simply "rock".

This list is a collection of the top ten rock bands of all time. This includes bands that can be categorized as rock and roll, hard rock, southern rock, metal, punk and just about any other genre that has evolved from 50's rock and roll.

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The Top Ten

1
Led Zeppelin
I think after going through quite a few lists that unfortunately the very young generally have more to say than the older group who might not necessarily even ventured onto a computer. There is a top 5 without a doubt, not in any particular order and they are Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd ( I never understood there popularity but it is there just the same ) and the newest member to the to group AC/DC

Groups should not even be considered unless they are loved worldwide and have been together for many many years with little change and still be able to command high venue sellouts and also in most cases if not huge radio play than at least high radio request. Many great great bands are biting at the doorstep of the big 5. Rush, Queen, U2 and Metallica, Black Sabbath to name a few.

I love these lists and they hold huge interest and although you will never get it just right for everyone they do make for great talk.
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and the late John Bonham... Led Zeppelin; four individuals from differing backgrounds with diverse personalities and creativity came together composing, producing, and performing music without limits.

They are legendary and formed the backbone of what "hard rock" is defined as today. Jimmy Page was and still is the heart and soul of Led Zeppelin. They deserve their rightful place as the number one rock band of all time.
Led Zeppelin, the true Hard Rock originals placed at No.2! Sort of pains me. It should be in number 1 slot. And Metallica doesn't deserve that number 1 position. I have heard Queen, Guns N Roses, Black Sabbath, The Who, Beatles, AC/DC, Metallica but none have that understated elegance in Rock Music, perfect tunes, great Guitar riffs, fantastic drums and of-course the lyrics. I have been a fan of all above mentioned Rock Bands at various times but finally getting hold of many Led Zeppelin albums made me an honest fan of them. Also at times I feel embarrassed that all these years I had been listening to average to run-of-the-mill rock songs (My Pre-Led Zeppelin years).
[Newest]The best guitar, the best drum, one of the best voices and a perfect bass makes this band unmatchable. Their perfect breadth of styles and unique and revolutionary songs are the epitome of rock
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2The Beatles
It seems I was born in the wrong generation, because I see that Metallica is the first. The Beatles is a legend, unbelievable phenomenon in the music history.
This band started music without the Beatles the world would still be in the great depression
I too think that I am born in this wrong generation why people are going after Metallica or somebody because the Beatles is good
[Newest]I think The Beatles deserve to be number 1 because people from all ages around the world know and like their music.
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3Queen
I find that freddie mercury a so good vocal have and that no men of the wide universe where we live not other creature can sing so as freddie mercury!

And the different styles that freddie mercury can do in different songs is
Not possible!
Queen had it all. The sound, the show, the image, the everything. Queen has composed many songs that are still remembered today.
There's nothing as attractive and magical as a Queen concert. Just buy one of their DVDs and try to imagine you were there. A great band and a mythical voice rocking you on and on. This was Queen, this was Freddie.
[Newest]If you sound this good live. You are the greatest.
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4Pink Floyd
I honestly think Pink Floyd should be at number one. The combination of Waters concepts and lyrics and Gilmours guitar/vocals (as well as the fine musicianship of Rick Wright and Nick Mason)produced a force that generates Pink Floyd addicts to this very day.

I recently saw someone write "Pink Floyd has never written a bad song. There may be a weak song, or a song that requires thought to understand, but never a bad song". I agree with this 100%. This is one of the few bands that has never released a 'filler' album.
Metallica at the top? What a disgrace... Pink Floyd are easily one of the most influential bands in history, with one of the largest fan bases of any band. They definitely deserve to be number one!
The Beatles are the greatest rock band ever, but I was so horrified at the place of the second greatest that I had to put my vote here. Best progressive rock band ever. Dark Side of the Moon is the greatest album ever, and that includes Sgt. Peppers (which does have the most innovative use of the studio ever, but the songs themselves aren't as good as on revolver).
Dude I agree with you 100 %. It should go 1. Beatles 2. Pink Floyd and Dark Side is the greatest album ever and Revolver is my favorite Beatles album as well. You read my mind exactly.

PeterG28

[Newest]The combinations of Happy and Dark sounds in songs like Goodbye Blue Sky are truly magnificent!
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5Metallica
Metallica opened my world. Metallica opened my eyes. Metallica opened my ears.

Metallica released my soul. Metallica are the best metal band that will be playing in the whole universe. Great performers!
In fact... I listen nothing else matters now!
Metallica roars like a lion that is what separates it from others and makes it the number 1 it's the real HARDCORE man's choice. Real EPIC hard Rock means Metallica
Metallica is an another meaning to rock metal!
Long live Metallica
[Newest]œ read between the lines whoever said that Metallica is not the best READ BETWEEN THE LINES
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6AC/DC
What why is japan x and 30 seconds to mars higher than AC/DC, acdc are legendary their music's raw and to the bone.
AC/Dc back in black album has sold more than 49 million copies, and is the second highest album sold WORLDWIDE! Is there any rock band in the world that can beat this EPICNESS!
AC DC IS THE BEST ROCK BAND OF THE ALL TIMES! ANGUS, MALCOLM, CLIFF, PHIL AND BRIAN ARE PERFECTS, LIKE A ROCK�'N ROLL ORCHESTRA! THEY DID A LOT OF THE BEST ROCK SOUNDS IN THE HISTORY! AC DC FOREVER!
[Newest]Back in Black... Nothing more to say

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7The Rolling Stones
The Stones #38? Are you kidding me? Proof positive why they shouldn't let 'tweeners vote on the all-time greatest anything except episodes of Sponge Bob. Twenty years from now, if this question is asked, the Rolling Stones will still be in the discussion. And bands like 30 seconds to Mars, Linkin Park, and their ilk will be just cutout records in the dump bin.
Kept scrolling down thinking 'well surely the stones are next... ' Number 37? Are you kidding me? I think I've lost fate in humanity! I wouldn't mind as much, but 30 Seconds To Mars are at number 6 for gods sake! The Beatles should be number 1 and The Rolling Stones should be number two! Any song by The Rolling Stones would have been a hit for 30 Seconds To Mars, but for The Rolling Stones it was just another song on another album!

GuitarZero

They are a great classic rock band and they made lots of influences. Some people know them as The Beatles Rivals!

RichardKoshorekII

[Newest]The fact that the Beatles and Stones aren't number 1 and 2 speaks volumes about the internet community. And really Linkin Park at 11 it should not even be on this list!
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8Guns N Roses
Best voice on the planet, Axl Rose
Best guitarist of all time, Slash
Coolest bassist ever, Duff GUNS N ROSES
Badass drummer, Steven Adler
Best songwriter, Izzy Stradlin
This list is a joke. Linkin Park above Guns N' Roses, The Rolling Stones and Nirvana? Probably the most silly list I've seen. So ridiculous. What is Linkin Park doing at number 6. That garbage must be remove from list.

joshsanz

Why Guns n Roses is the best? Because it's simply the best band you can Jam om with an air guitar. That's why. Listen to slash's awesome guitar strummin' and axl's voice combining in an awesome pack of songs
Yeah you're right! They are the best band ever. , the original member is the best band formation of all time. ,
[Newest]All because of Slash
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9Nirvana
Who the heck is tokio hotel? Why isn't nirvana in the top ten? They changed music forever! How is a band like Ah-ha or X Japan ahead of nirvana! I've never even heard of them! Nirvana should of cracked the top ten at least! This list is rigged! Metallica number 1? They're a really good band but number one maybe a bit much. I think the beatles should've made it number 1
I'm a big nirvana fan but did they really change music forever? Certainly not in a big way! I feel Grunge pretty much died the same day kurt did. Did they influence any bands? I'm sure they did but that can be said for 100's of bands.

Darren_jm

NIRVANA is the best band ever! Hands down. Nirvana should be at least in the top 5 or 10. Every single album they made was different and yet Awesome, so many fans worldwide in such a short period! NIrvana has inspired me in so many ways and I'm only 11 years old. ILY KURT!
Nirvana is for me the best band ever, they may not be better than Metallica but they changed the history of RnR. And with Kurt Cobain as frontman they just must be in the top 10
[Newest]Nirvana is the BEST BAND EVER. The grunge music is alive because of them. They deserve top 5 for sure. They are the best band not just for generation X, but for all time!
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10The Who
Best band, hands down. from my generation to real good looking boy, the who have created fantastic music. Who's next, Quadrophenia, Tommy, The Who by numbers, the who sell out, who are you. all great albums. this band should be #1. every person on earth probably likes at least one song by the who. the majority will like at least on album. and maybe 1/5 to 1/3 of people in the world like at least 30 who songs. I own 100 songs by them and every one of them (besides underture from tommy) is gold.

Nickname

This whole list is lame and really messed up due to too many fanboys and people who have a bad taste in music from this generation. Reading some comments and dear God, the fanboyism. And so many bands like the Rolling Stones so down on the list and bands like Muse so up there. What the... Anyway...

The Who were definitely the greatest rock band ever, and only Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Queen and Pink Floyd would equal them. And the albums, "Tommy" and "Who's Next" say it all. Let's not forget Live At Leeds. The greatest live concert ever. Hands down.

One last thing. Everything before the mid '90s was pure great and everyone then was "equality" great. SO PLEASE STOP THE FANBOYSM! THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THEY ALL WERE ALL GREAT! Apart from this generation.
Been around forever-great music-'Tommy'
[Newest]It's important to acknowledge the time period that this band began its legacy. The band formed in 1964. Therefore, so many bands were influenced by their music whether they knew it or not. Not only are their songs timeless and wonderful, but their discography is so versatile. They have music that stretches from pure, organic rock and roll all the way to theatrical rock operas that deliver a sense of not only strong musicality, but the ability to express with powerful lyrics.
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The Contenders

11Linkin Park
They've brought to the world an all new Genre. Its called, Linkin Park. The combination of Chester (Amazing voice) and Mike Shinoda (Rap) is just insane. They're awesome. No one can match chester's voice when it comes to shouting like that and yet find it so pleasing. Linkin Park forever. They've produced music that no one can ever forget. Lives always somewhere within. Somewhere very deep.
When I was younger, Linkin Park was my favourite band. But then I realised that bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Metallica are way more talented and diverse. Every Linkin Park song has the same structure and they have no outstanding talent whatsoever.
It's the most crazy, most rocking and the exotic rock band ever evolved...
Simply...
THE AWESOME!
They can't be beat they change their music they have so many hit songs they are in TRANSFORMERS. They have the most views of any rock band on youtube

New divide, what I've done, crawling, in the end, numb, faint, breaking the habit and so many more hit songs. THEY ARE SIMPLY THE BEST
Plenty of other bands have their songs in movies. And you can't use a views argument because YouTube didn't exist when Beatles, Zeppelin, etc. existed.

EGBrett

[Newest]11, What the hell? This band should be least in top 5. They are awesome.
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12Green Day
THE best of the best, go billie joe armstrong, just love these guys! 111 This should be in the top 10, their best song holiday, and best albums american idiot and 21st century breakdown, you possibly cannot beat that!
Surely the most enthusiastic band ever...21 guns, Jesus of suburbia, wake me up when September ends... Just amazing!
Their songs touch each and everyone's heart...
GREEN DAY FOREVER
Nothing compares to the "Jesus Of Suburbia"! Its like their songs are for everybody, every audience that sings back their songs is not just reflecting what Green Day are saying with that song.. It is also.. Reflecting their lives being in that song.. Billie Joe is an amazing performer, musician, song-writer and singer, Mike is awesome underrated bassist ( with the best bass lines in history ) and Tre' Cool is the most bad ass, funny, pure energy, and great Rock and Roll drummer ( with awesome drum solos )... Their line up is the best
[Newest]Still making good music.
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13Black Sabbath
Did you forget what rock and metal is all about?! If black sabbath is number 58 then number 57 shouldn't exist!
Laugh out loud this list is so bad My Chemical Romance ahead of black sabbath this is the funniest thing ever black sabbath is definitely the most underrated band lyrical wise they are probably 2nd to led Zeppelin bass I would say geezer butler is my favorite bass player geddy lee is very close same with steve haris:tony iommi has made some of the best rifts ever(powerful) his solos are also incredible:their vocalists are very good too ozzy has one of the most distinct voices ever his lyrics are amazing(snowblind)and same said about ronnie james (heaven and hell)bill ward is very good he really uses his cymbals I don't know too much about drumming but he is one of the best
They were also the first metal band ever! Opened many doors for bands like led Zeppelin also other bands I would put them second to the beatles
The list system on this site provides the same dilemma as the the MLB all-star game. People who know nothing about music are free to vote for their pop bands like 30 Seconds to Mars and have their votes drag down great bands like Sabbath.

But Sabbath isn't just a great band. They CREATED metal. Paranoid was one of the most influential metal albums of all time. Songs off of that album (and their self-titled effort) like War Pigs, Iron Man, and Paranoid laid the foundation for metal music. As much as I love Iron Maiden, Sabbath played a much more important role in creating metal. Ever since metal was forged in the early 70s, its bands have been following Sabbath's model.

Zeppelin is number one (a spot that they definitely deserve). The Beatles are number 2 (They were the original "band. " I completely agree with this). Other than the Stones and the Who, really no other rock band can touch Sabbath. Because, if you erased Black Sabbath from history, bands like Maiden, Priest and Metallica would be gone as well (or would have at least appeared much later because someone else would have eventually catalyzed the metal movement). While Sabbath may not be the most technically complicated and flawless band in music, they are certainly the most important and influential metal band ever, which is a FACT.

In fact, this comment and this list aren't even necessary, the only proof we need of Sabbath's importance is the prevalence and strength of Metal in our society. Metal has withstood the test of time. Tenacious D's song "the metal" explains it perfectly. No matter how many types of music try to smother it and keep it down, Metal will always survive, while others fade. The creators of a genre this powerful should at least be in the top 3.
[Newest]There are few songs that I fall in love with at the first hearing of them... And this would mark that the song is special to me or one that I would consider as a masterpiece... "paranoid" did that to me...
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14Red Hot Chili Peppers
I'm sure the bands above these guys are extremely talented and have been incredibly successful in their careers, but the Red Hot Chili Peppers are just a legend still being born. They've inspired the creation of many other bands and I really believe they deserve a Top 10 spot. Who doesn't know of RHCP? Who doesn't enjoy at least one of their songs? The Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the greatest rock bands in history. They can generate a different sound, vibe and mood with every album released.
Best Band to Grace this Earth Period. Been listening to them since I was a little tike and let me tell you something I'm a modern day Plato from listening to these guys. Kiedis theory isn't perfect but it's close, his insightfulness has been the foundation of my constitution of which I live by today. He's taught me more than any teacher could ever teach me and I love him for that, now back to the band. They fuse all these great sounds that we as humans know, love, feel and can't explain and the peppers extract those feelings from us and take us on a ride of a beautiful thing we call life. They are more than just a band to me, they are my medicine, I bleed the Red Hot Chili Peppers. If I had one wish other than everlasting wellness for my family, it would be that these guys would find the fountain of youth.
When I first heard their songs, I was completely conquered their charm. I didn't know how to express my feelings of surprise. In my mind, RHCP is one of the best bands in the world. I believe a lot of people think so.
[Newest]They are incredibly diverse and impossible not to like. They have a song for every feeling imaginable
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15Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden is EPIC!
They are awesome... Voted low because people in America know less about them...
I can't believe Iron Maiden isn't in the top 10! These guys define Heavy Metal Rock! Just think about it... The Trooper, Piece Of Mind, THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST! These guys are just AMAZINGLY BEASTLY! They just can't be topped!
This is messed up.. Iron maiden has to be in the top ten... FEAR OF THE DARK is reason enough..
[Newest]Iron Maiden, number 13? Are you serious? They should at least be number 5 on this list.
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16Aerosmith
It's pretty sad how Aerosmith is not in the top 10. What do you get when you mix one of the greatest guitarist and the "Demon of Screamin'? You get AEROSMITH, and one hell of a show!
Aerosmith is bloody brilliant- To think they are actually below knock offs of Aerosmith is really sad. Tyler's got lyrical talent and amazing vocals- Perry is chock full of catchy riffs and Hamilton is great for a band that's not bass heavy.. The fact that these guys have lasted from '71 to now, still throwing out hits is just amazing. This list just shows how far people's musical knowledge has fallen.. Because these guys should be in the top ten.. Easy.

My Chemical Romance..
I love Led Zeppelin, Queen Journey but Aerosmith is the best band ever! Think about their song, they are all great hits! Aerosmith has to be in the top 10
[Newest]The boss of Rock n Roll
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17Rush
Rush is a kind of band that you, literally, cannot describe. Their musicality level is just beyond the boundary, and anyone who says the opposite deserves to reconsider their lack of experience and criterion.

Have you ever heard their sound? Is amazing that only THREE guys can do SUCH a sound. They keep their line-up form for more than 30 years and they gave us (and keep giving us) a variety of sounds, rhythms and styles that is just incomparable. Together, Alex, Geddy and Neil form a sound that is unapproachable and unique, with a range of styles such as progressive rock, hard rock, reggae and with a diversity of sounds that is peerless.

I have been listening to Rush since I was a small child and I have never, EVER got tired of hearing them. With classics such as Tom Sawyer, Limelight, 2112, La Villa Strangiato, Time Stand Still, Working Man, The Trees, The Spirit of Radio and Roll the Bones and more underrated songs such as The Pass, Kid Gloves, Marathon, Territories, Red Barchetta and Take a Friend, they have a SUBERB setlist. Besides, they have more than twenty albums and an experience that is unrivaled, simply. Look.

Neil Peart is considered by many critics the best drummer of all time. Speed, technique, stamina and wish of always getting better are aspects that definitely put him into the top. He even needs a 360° drum kit to achieve this level of perfection that nobody had ever entered. It intrigues me the fact that almost nobody knows the lyric work he does. His lyrics are so complex and so designing that only a few people can get the idea he tries to send us. And he send us this ideas with a level of excellence that is matchless.

Geddy Lee is also considered by many critics one of the best bassists ever, if not the best. He can keep the rhythm perfectly and still put some notes that I cannot even describe. If you look at Rush's live performances, you can see that he solo in EVERY SINGLE song. Without even looking at the bass. Besides, he plays the bass, the bass synthesizers and sings, all at the same time. AND he can also play the keyboards.

Alex Lifeson can be easily considered one of the most underrated guitarists of all time. He can match his level of technique at the guitar with his humility very well, and that amazes me. You doubt of this level of technique? Go listen to The Spirit of Radio or La Villa Strangiato and you will know what I am talking about.

Rush's components keep inspiring people all over the world and the proper band inspired people and bands like Metallica, Primus and Dream Theater. Rush is the third band with most gold, platinum and multi-platinum records of the world and its album sales exceed 40 MILLION UNITS. Come on. I mean, come on. IT IS THE BEST BAND EVER. AND IT WILL BE UP TO THE END OF MANKIND.
Okay. I bet half the people here voted for bands they've heard of or because of a song they heard by a band. Seriously, listen to Rush. They've been around since 1973 and have always been a 3 piece band. Since 1973, they've released 19 albums, all are Gold or higher. Every album has at least one or two hits that most people recognize. They started out with hard rock then moved to progressive, and that change was amazing. With Neil Peart smacking the drums and writing science fiction-like vocals, Geddy Lee slapping the bass, hitting those extremely high notes and playing the keyboards and Alex Lifeson shredding on guitar, the music doesn't get better than that.

Neil Peart is an amazing drummer. There's not one beat that he can't keep. He uses every piece of his drum kit to make music and his arms and legs always seem to be moving. Aside from that, he makes most of the lyrics for the band. You can thank him for that.

Geddy Lee is like a one man band. He plays bass like Eddy Van Halen plays guitar, sings at a really high pitch and plays keyboards all at the same time. If you want to understand what multitasking is, watch this man. He is absolutely insane, especially when he does bass fills. I've never heard such complicated bass riffs in my life when it comes to this guy.

Alex Lifeson is an absolute monster on guitar. He plays odd chords that sound amazing while making complex riffs at the same time. He is one of the most underrated guitarists of all time. I don't ever see him on any top 10 or top 20 lists. He can play many different styles in which he puts into the songs we know today as "Rush songs".

Rush is just one of those bands who deserves to be up in the top 10 because they are just amazing. They make amazing songs, all of which are so complex that it makes you enjoy it more! Listen to YYZ (They made it based on the Morse code of their private airplane), La Villa Strangiato, Limelight, 2112 Overture, Spirit of Radio, Tom Sawyer, Working Man, Xanadu and Fly by Night... You'll see why they deserve to be in the top 10
Rush is 32? Have you people not heard their music, or do you simply concentrate on crap?

Peart is the most talented drummer, hands down. No one can play the skill level he's at, Bonham was able to hit what, 4 polyrythms while Peart's hitting 6 or even 7 at a time?!

What about Geddy and Alex? Combined they are the ultimate band. Go watch the move "I Love you Man" Rudd and Segel know what their talking about!
[Newest]Their level musicianship is off the charts. The body of work they have accumulated over the pas 40 years is monumental. One of the best bands ever, they deserve top 10 status.
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18The Jimi Hendrix Experience
How are they not the best band, they should be at least in the top 10.
They may not have the best drummer or bassist but noel and mitch are still very good. And they have the best guitarist ever!

About 90% of these bands don't even compare to The Jimi Hendrix Experience. They don't even come close
There was Before Jimi Hendrix, and there is after Jimi Hendrix. I know I was there. Every rock musician since, just like every jazz musician after Louis Armstrong, has some of Jimi Hendrix in him; it's as simple as that. When he appeared, he put the soul in rock.
I consider all Jimi Hendrix led bands to be beyond any other rock artist in any given milieu. The only reason I can think of JHE languishing at 28 at the time of writing this, is that even to understand JHE you need to be an experienced musician; his riffs created genres, his lightning fast solos are to this day considered to be untouchable, he was the first to use guitar feedback as music, Mitch Mitchell's drums CANNOT be recreated by anybody other than himself.
Whoever brings a little bit of Hendrix into their playing style is considered to be a gifted player. Joe Satriani, Slash, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Frusciante (RHCP) among others all consider Jimi Hendrix to be their influence. Heck, even Jimmy Page acknowledged Hendrix to be the greatest.
This goes for the amazing Eric Clapton band Cream as well.
[Newest]Jimi Hendrix is the GOD OF GUITARS. Without Hendrix, guitarists like Synyster Gates, Slash, and etc won't exist. This band along with him has produced great music. I like their songs "Purple Haze" especially

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19Avenged Sevenfold
Most talented band all around nowadays, all their songs are great pieces of art. Plain genius
To the first reply, The Rolling Stones did not report it, it was Rolling Stone magazine. They are completely different.

Songsta41

I like avenged sevenfold because
Avenged sevenfold are the best band in the world
I like his song a dear god, almost easy, danger line, and anymore
The song is really best and nobody like avenged sevenfold
If you listen is song you be say amazing
Um why is Linkin Park ahead of A7X? They had 2 good albums! That's it! Avenged Sevenfold has the most unique sound to this date. They have one of the greatest guitarists of all time and probably the best duo of guitarists I have ever heard. And M Shadows probably has the most unique voice for a rock band I've heard. Yes, nobody will ever beat Metallica but Avenged Sevenfold at number 9? Whoever voted apparently doesn't really know what good music is. 30 Seconds to Mars is trash, Tokio Hotel is trash, and Linkin Park should be off this list. A7X foREVer
[Newest]These were at #11 at some point what happened :(
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20The Doors
The Doors deserve to be in the top 15, because if you actually know the Doors than you will see how many hit songs they had made in only 4 years. They have a lot more hits/talent than most of the bands that were voted better (i.E. metallica...Metallica sucks). And the Doors influenced another big rock band in the 70s know as Led Zeppelin. Led is good, but they plagiarized way too much. The Doors took the 60s from happy "I want to hold your hand" to a rocking "Break on through to the Other Side! ". The Doors showed their talent by taking jazz/blues grooves and mixing them together and putting in Jim's hypnotizing lyrics (i.E.The End, Ship of Fools). Jim's voice too was spectacular and I love to see how much it changed from 1967-1971. The Doors pulled all the stops from "Crystal Ship" to "5 to 1" to "The Soft Parade" to Roadhouse Blues" to "L.A. woman". Some interesting facts are that Robby Krieger finger picked, which isn't that easy to do. Again, I will say that the Doors changed the 60s leading the music to the 70s. The Doors were the band that stuck it to the man, with their music, and their actions. Example: the song "The Unknown Soldier" spoke out against the war in Vietnam. And the incident in New Haven C.T. where Jim told the crowd that a police officer pepper sprayed him because he was backstage, and he was supposed to be backstage because they were about to perform. I don't know any other band that came out with more hit songs than the Doors did in just 4 years. They had 37 hits! And they topped the charts with "Light My Fire", "Hello I Love you", "Touch Me" and "Love Her Madly". With Jim, Robby, Ray, and John they were unstoppable. The Doors are in the same league as the Beatles and the Stones and Hendrix. If you just listened to their greatest hits album you will see what I am talking about. After you listen then you listen to all their other songs they came out with. The Doors are the ultimate band that made the sex, drugs, rock n roll. And they were the first to stick it to the man. All the other bands later in the 80s (i.E. metallica, AC/DC) acted like they stuck it to the man...but they didn't. I used to love AC/DC when I was younger, but then I realized all they sang about was Hell. Don' believe me? ("Highway to Hell" "Hell's Bells" "Hell ain't a bad place to be") I mean I get it already! You (AC/DC) are trying to be cool. Just try to have some songs be different. Please. All of their songs have a 30 second guitar solo by Angus Young and it's the same thing over and over again. Metallica is just stupid. They tried to be like AC/DC...but they failed miserably. I bought the Metallica Greatest Hits album and I put it in and nothing played and then I looked at the back to see the song list and there was no songs. And then I was like "Oh yeah...Metallica has no hit songs." You are probably going "Yeah they do!..They have Enter Sandman! And One! " Wow...Two songs...and they have been together since 1981...wow. The Doors are legends..Metallica is just a fart. If Metallica never existed it would be amazing. If the Doors never existed you wouldn't have Zeppelin (Zepp is good but they just copied way too much "The Lemon Song" is really just "Killing Floor" by Howlin' Wolf.) Without the Doors there would be no hard rock. So please just check out some Doors songs, watch a documentary and then I know you will see that they deserve higher. If you would like a song list here are some of my favorites: "Maggie M'gill" "Hycinth House" "L.A. woman" "Roadhouse Blues" "I Looked At You" "Alabama Song/Backdoor Man" (Absolutely Live)"Waiting for the Sun" and "When the Music's Over" Thanks for reading.
What! The doors at 58, you have to be kidding me, obviously majority of the voters from this list prefer commercial bands like linkin Park etc. That can only be the reason why great bands like the doors, pink floyd and deep purple are not doing so well. Anyways, The doors are Gods, the produced classic records that will never die, their music is heavenly and incredibly spiritual.
He is the king the "lizard king"
number 1 band of psychedelic rock!
all time favorite the lyrics the music and morison's stage performance...
jim never dies...
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