Best Rock Bands of All Time

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342Moody BluesThe Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.

This is an awesome band that just never seems to get any respect.

Been around forever - great music - many albums - and my favorite!

Good grief way down here at 250 these guys were not only great musicians but created rock/classic fusion!

Agree, underrated. I think you can make a case they influence many of their contemporaries at the time with their mellotron sound, and nobody used it as well.

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343No DoubtNo Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986. Since 1994, the group has consisted of vocalist Gwen Stefani, bassist and keyboardist Tony Kanal, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, and drummer Adrian Young.V2 Comments
344Steve Miller BandThe Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California. The band is led by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals.

Why the heck is this band so far back? It should be in at LEAST the top 50, seriously. Their songs have nice riffs and solos, but aren't too loud and crazy like most modern rock bands. (And no, I don't just like them because I'm old, because I'm not, I'm 14! ) The songs are also super duper catchy and have great and memorable lyrics. Some songs have great meanings that you might want to take seriously, then there are those that are simply for fun and make you fill with joy all over! Steve Miller Band is what got me into rock in the first place, and while I like other great bands like Bon Jovi and Guns N Roses. Ol Steve Miller Band will always be the best!

One of the most melodic and classic rock bands. You can surely see the fun rock side of this band and Steve Miller was and is a great simple song writer...

Steve Miller is a classic and should be in the top ten. He's one of greatest musicians of all time, indeed. How can anyone not agree? He also plays some great melodies and has a graceful singing voice!

No way, this band is top 12! I'm angry

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345The Mars Volta

the mars volta should be number one without a doubt, how do bands like nickelback who lack any form of creativity get above the mars volta. the mars volta is one of the only bands in years to take music to new places, they are going to go down as legends and hopefully one day everyone will realise they are in fact the greatest band ever.

They transcend genres. #1 band of all time. That's all there is to it.

The only good band I know of right now. seriously? Half the stuff on this list isn't even rock!

If you don't know about this band, I urge you to look into them.

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346Alien Ant FarmAlien Ant Farm is an American rock band that formed in Riverside, California, United States, in 1996. Their name comes from an idea original guitarist Terry Corso had about aliens and the Earth: "it was just my daydream about our planet being seeded by entities from other dimensions." They have released ...read more.V1 Comment
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348Modest Mouse

There's like 680 bands (and more to be added later) on this list, and THIS is what they get? I think these guys are amazing, and that they deserve more credit for their work.

Modest Mouse is an incredible band. On the first few listens their songs don't seem like much, but give them time to grow and you'll find that they're possibly the best band of all time. It's pretty sad that they're not on this list already.

This is most definitely the best band. They found a way to beccome very popular without going mainstream. I sleep, drink, and eat Modest Mouse.

Amazing, smart, good tone, listen to dance hall

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349SilverchairSilverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992 as Innocent Criminals in Merewether, Newcastle with the line-up of Ben Gillies on drums, Daniel Johns on vocals and guitars, and Chris Joannou on bass guitar.

The greatest band without a doubt! You people are blind! All of their studio albums reached top ten in the world, all of their albums reached number 1 in Australia. How can this be so low? Pure massacre, tomorrow, freak, anthem y2k, ana's song, love your life, straight lines. Think again people!

A band with 3 genius who grew up together. From Tomorrow to Young Modern, everything is amazing and wondeful! Daniel Johns is forever the best songwriter!

I can't believe they're so low on this list, listen to the song "Freak" And you'll start liking them. - Mumbizz01

Silverchair should be higher very underrated band

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350Body Count

Oh man this guys are great they toured with Metallica And Guns & Roses. They Sound like the great NWOBH time, ernie C Great Guitar Player like the rest of the band. BC Baby

How can Body Count can be not in the top 10. They Played just like iron maiden or metallica even better. Come on Ernie C rocks

351Chicago

band that broke new ground; rock band with horns. Their songs are classics: "25 or 6 to 4", "Saturday in the Park, " and "Feeling Stronger Everyday" to name a few. Many danced to "Color My World" at their proms.

They should be in the top 10!

Their first two albums were as good as music gets: there were a few "horn rock" bands that were among the greats (Chicago and BS&T the best among them). They became a pop band later in their career, and are now just a shadow of their former selves. But those first two albums... awesome.

RIP Terry Kath - one of the best guitarists of all time and the soul of this band.

An American treasure, toured with Jimi Hendricks and Jan Joplin, VERY underappreciated!

Top 100 at least, very innovative

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352The Goo Goo Dolls

Oh my GOD. I don't want to live on this planet anymore... How are bands like Linkin Park, Escape the Fate, Falling in Reverse, ALESANA, AND SELENA GOMEZ AND THE SCENE HIGHER THAN THE GOO GOO DOLLS? Selena Gomez and The SCENE is higher! What has this world come to...? *cries* The Goo Goo Dolls are so amazing... They deserve way more votes considering over half the bands higher than them don't even belong on this list...

They make Bon Jovi look like a homeless band trying to get a few coins at a New York subway.

I totally agree most of the bands on here totally don't belong seriously R5 and Big Time Rush are not in any way shape or form rock! The Goo Goo Dolls are amazing!

Saw in covert so good.

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353Porcupine TreePorcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.

The only reason why this band is so low (indeed not even on the list! ), is because the lack of name association. So can a band with a silly name and a cult following really be as good as Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Pink Floyd etc?... Surprisingly, Yes! So why are they not more popular? This is honestly one of the biggest mysteries in music!. I honestly believe that this band will remain a cult favourite far into the future.

They are the absolute best band of all time for sure! They would be Number 1 in this list in my opinion. No band on this list is as talented and versatile as Porcupine Tree is!

This is not list where this album is to be featured... Create a list called "The Rock Band Which Ruled The World"

Should be in top 5

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354Emerson, Lake & PalmerEmerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.

Together with King Crimson, Genesis, Yes and Pink Floyd they are the most respected progressive rock groups. But only they have the greatest keyboardist in rock, one of the greatest voices and such an impressive drummer. Some songs can make you jump, others make you easily cry.

Top of the bill during the California Jam Festival, pushing co-stars Deep Purple to second billing. - Honkytonkman

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355A.F.I.

AFI is an amazing band that doesn't get the credit they deserve. They've been around since the early 90's and have put out multiple fantastic albums. Sing The Sorrow, Decemberunderground, Crash Love, Black Sails In The Sunset, The Art Of Drowning among others. Amazing band that doesn't get enough credit. - ToriHorrorPictureShow

Ok so they have fallen off, but from Black Sails To Sing The Sorrow, this band was the best in the world. Can't believe how many bands ahead of them, especially a lot of these newer bands with singers like ADTR. I mean if you don't have a great singer how can you have a great band? Davey is amazing.

A.F. I cannot be the best rock band of all the times for all people but in my opinion is the best rock band of all the universe and I love his songs, every song say feelings deep, therefore A.F. I have my vote

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356Escape The Fate

Still a young band, Will be a famous band in the future now they got 1 problem their ex-singer ronnie radke who was told to leave the band and did created songs wich can only be sang by himself but now the new Singer Craig can only sing songs wich are plesant and low pitches but there some some screamo songs but this was their only problem or else a great awesome band

they are so wacky yet deep and emotional and funny and, well every single one of their songs just sorta reaches out and takes a hold of your emotions, no two are the same.

Wow sad such a great band is ranked so low... Way better than Metallica that's for sure

The are my number one

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357Soda Stereo

Is the best spanish rock band ever, they were at the level of many English bands on earth! - JuandaColombia

I cannot believe this isn't in the list, yes it's an argentinian band but give them a shot, they've been in the market since 1980's they're great, the vocalist is almost dead, gustavo cerati Google him

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358HelloweenHelloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.

Nobody can beat them. Best power and melodic heavy metal band of all time!

What the? Helloween top 400 below shame on you humans

What the? Helloween top 400 below shame on you humans

Helloween best of the best forever

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359Jimmy Eat WorldJimmy Eat World is an American rock band from Mesa, Arizona, that formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.V2 Comments
360Poets of the Fall

Awesome lyrics, awesome vocals, awesome music. They don't have a single song that you can term as crap, which is a rarity for a rock band. Its not in the top 10 simply because they are from Finland, and not USA.

They are an amazing band! The lyrics are so amazing, and Marko's voice is so unique and powerful! They are the best band on Earth

Truly one of the top ten bands of the decade. They should be within the top 10 bands of this list... Please please please vote for this band.

No wonder poor artist are rising and good artist are disappearing

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