Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 16

301 Foals
302 Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" ...read more.

There are a lot of good bands in this list, but hardly any are actually rock bands. Lizzy is hugely underrated, and it seems that the only song anyone's ever heard is 'The Boys Are Back In Town'.

Phil Lynott one of the all time great rock stars / songwriters. First classic Irish rock band.

This list is broken! Rock Bands? These guys are top ten... Easily. RIP Philly.

I doubt they deserve top 10. They are easily in the top 100 and probably in the top 50.

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303 D'espairsRay

D'espairsRay? Sound of my life. Their music always fits to my life's situation. And gives me strength to go on.
I was looking for them here and finally I found, but I think they should be higher! So, let's vote on D'espa. Their gave us ones of the most beautiful things in this world. So let's thank to Karyu, Zero, Hizumi and Tsukasa.
And we have to believe that guys will come back on stage and make us feeling aw.
MANIAS! LET'S GO! M/

These guy are awesome. You just
have to listen to them. Their music
Just wants to make you get up and do something and
Other times its like... HIZUMI (Vocals)
Karyu (Guitar)
ZERO (Bass)
TSUKASA (Drums)
YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!

Will love these guys forever reddish was the song that got me started on these guys the concert had to be like the best one I have ever been to never been to a concert where the band had so much energy those I have to say these guys will be missed greatly as they are not a band anymore =(

Incredible was a group!

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304 Air Supply

Their songs maybe the best soulful songs of all time

This is a cool band why it in 481? It should be top 100

305 Ten Years After

Just ask all the bands that where booed off the stage because the audience ONLY wanted to hear T. Y. A.

Just watch them at woodstock, hugely under rated.

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306 Lifehouse Lifehouse

Lifehouse's songs are awesome, and they're the best when I'm sad! :D Jason has something special in his voice...

lifehouse if they had wider exposure and more songs like disarray and spin would easily make the top 20! Lyrically Jason Wade is one of the best of his generation!

307 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy, and Paul Thomson.

Gotta be on top! Especially, their "Take Me Out" is perfect.

Catchy song, funky guitar and scottish

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308 The Cranberries

All their songs are worth listening to. Not a waste of time at all! Pity they had to stop performing... I've never met anyone who actually dislikes their songs, even those who aren't rock fans.

Best band ever with the best songs to me! - Cranberry20

I love their music, so soft and emotional... And Dolores has an unique voice too! - apouroiselle

Zombie the best

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309 Accept Accept Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes. V 1 Comment
310 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

Good Lord I am sick of seeing "why is this only 75? " or "That band sucks and shouldn't be so high up" Deal with it people! Just state why you love your favourite band and move on.
Anyway I really believe that Deftones is a beautiful band with a wide host of amazing songs and styles. Chino Moreno has the voice of a god. Stephen carpenter rocks it out with his amazing 8 string guitar. Abe is a real badass drummer. Frank Delgado is the perfect background atmosphere for this band.R.I.P. Cheng, you were one hell of a bassist, but at least your legacy is being held out by the very talented Sergio Vega. I love this band and see very little flaws in their music. Long live these pioneers to alternative metal. Love live the Deftones.

Just go listen to "Change". Then you'll know why they are one of the greatest bands, not only of the 90's, but of all time. It takes a special group of musicians to create something so powerful and mesmerizing.

They are the best band in my opinion, unlike most of the other bands, they have many different sounds but one identity, amazing instrumentalists and artistic vocals and they've been going on for 20 years and haven't sold out unlike linkin park!

Ah, I can't say anything. Just listen and feel. My favorite song is "Change"

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311 Kamelot Kamelot Kamelot is an American power metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991. The Norwegian vocalist Roy Khan joined for the album SiƩge Perilous, and shared songwriting credit with Youngblood until his departure in April 2011. On June 22, 2012, Youngblood announced ...read more.

Roy Khan was amazing. He used to bring the group to a new dimension.

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312 Anathema

They are so sincere in everything they do. Never-ending energy and evolution make this band special and beyond any music style. They are pure Anathema, nothing to add.

Soul-touching music, they should've been so much known internationally. Definitely one of the bands that reaches the inner side of yourself. I like to use my headphones and close my eyes while listening to them... Makes me travel deep inside my soul.

Simply the best band ever. No other band could ever convey such emotions.

Anathema I love you

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313 Les Sunlight
314 Reverend Beatman
315 Twisted Sister Twisted Sister Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.

Twisted sister! Right down here! What happened to that great song were not gonna take it its to good to be right down here!

Worst band in the history of the World!

I think they aren't good at all... Please, admit it, they damn SUCK!

They are amazingly bad.

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316 Ween

Never seen another band who can pull off what these guys do, every song sounds like it came from a different band. Also they have covered so many different genres too, From hard rock to pop to country to jazz, these guys can do anything!

They are reuniting! You can't keep the brown down!

Ween is one the best bands of all time they sound different in every song it seems like. Boognish is my spirit animal

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317 The Kooks The Kooks The Kooks are an English rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Alexis Nunez, and Peter Denton. The original bassist was Max Rafferty, and the founding drummer was Paul Garred.

What the hell are they doing this far down? They are so incredible. Amazing vocals, style and songs! Should be way higher!

318 Switchfoot Switchfoot

This is just sad. Heck, the JONAS BROTHERS are in the low hundreds. This band at least deserves a place in the top fifty, probably the top ten. Switchfoot's lyrics are pure and meaningful and relevant. Their music is moving like so few bands can pull off these days. Best albums: Oh Gravity and Vice Verses. Best Songs: Restless, Your Love is a Song, Dark Horses, Awakening, American Dream... This band deserves WAY more than what the world gives them, one of the few GOOD bands still alive and running out there. Thanks Switchfoot for giving me hope that the music industry isn't in ruins!

THEY ARE so so COOL MAN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! The person who has made this list... Please LISTEN TO DARE YOU TO MOVE! And YOUR LOVE IS A SONG! AND THEN GIVE ME REASONS WHY THEY aren't IN THIS LIST!

They're amazing. Just because they have Christian songs, no ones voting for them.

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319 Skid Row Skid Row Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. They were very successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their first two albums certified multi-platinum.

Absolutely love "Youth Gone Wild". Heard it first on Guitar Hero On Tour. Amazing!

Skid Row is a great band with great music. Youth Gone Wild, 18 and life and slave to the grind

Great band and great powerful songs with meaning. They should be in top 10!

Why not in top 10 at least

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320 Roxette Roxette Roxette is a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar). Roxette went on to achieve four US number-one hits with "The Look," "Listen to Your Heart," "It Must Have Been Love," and "Joyride", and nineteen UK Top 40 hits. Other hits include "Dangerous," ...read more.

One of the best band eve without a doubt!

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