Best Rock Bands of All Time

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301The 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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302AcceptAccept 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.V1 Comment
303DeftonesDeftones 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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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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This Band brings power to my veins.
Just listening the songs Time, angels cry, rebirth and arising Thunder and you see that this band have the sound to be AT LEAST in top five

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308Twisted SisterTwisted 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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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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310The KooksThe 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!


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

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312Skid RowSkid 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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313RoxetteRoxette 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," more.

One of the best band eve without a doubt!

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314VolbeatVolbeat are a Danish metal band which was formed in Copenhagen. They play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal and rockabilly.

This is one of my favorite band ever and they should be in the top ten list and even should be number 1 because Volbeat is the best and my Favorite songs are A Warriors Call and Still Counting and River Queen.

Everyone of their albums have been good and different, something I couldn't say about a lot of bands

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315The Alan Parsons ProjectThe Alan Parsons Project were a British progressive rock band, active between 1975 and 1990, consisting of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson surrounded by a varying number of session musicians and some relatively consistent band members such as guitarist Ian Bairnson, bassist and vocalist David Paton, more.

Can easily make the top 15. Overlooked band.
Bands like Linkin Park have made the cut but Deep Purple hasn't. Although I am just 20, it is sad looking at the present music culture of the world.

I loved there music! They were awesome!?
Another bad choice on your list!

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316Of Mice & Men

This is my favorite band. Bones Exposed and Second And Sebring are two of their best songs.

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This angers me. My life's goal is to find one bad Tesla song. There music quality is that of top 10. How is Neon trees, Plain White Tees, and Florence and the machine considered rock?

Almost 30 years of music and they haven't released one bad song.

Simply the greatest ever, buy psychotic supper and you'll understand

Excellent band, top 10

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I love hearing Flyleaf, because Lacey sure knows how to get into your head, she sings, you have to listen.

their music is amazing. you can't stop listening to Lacey's voice. and the meaning of their lyrics is so deep. greatest female voice ever

Just listen to flyleaf, you will never listen to another band again!

Great band! Lacey's voice is so powerful!

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319Billy TalentBilly Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk.

It is a great injustice that an incredible band such as Billy Talent is lower on this list than the Jonas Brothers. Their uniqueness should be embraced.

I like all of their songs and they just never get old. Good lyrics and an epic stage performance make this band worth the first spot!

This great talented hard-working band is just amazing and unique! Plus, Ian, Jon, Aaron and Ben are awesome human beings who bring very much to their fans!

Simply amazing

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You will see an underrated band overseas cooler than the famous X-Japan. They are popular in Japan but other people acknowledge x-Japan as the only rock group that started visual kei - ronluna

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