Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 5

81 The Strokes The Strokes The Strokes are an American rock band formed in New York City in 1998. They consists of Julian Casablancas (lead vocalist), Nick Valensi (guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist), Albert Hammond, Jr. (rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist), Nikolai Fraiture (bassist) and Fabrizio Moretti ...read more.

OMG dudes look at this comment, seriously I dare you. These guys are like one of the only bands I know of today that actually play decent rock music. LIKE REALLY?!? these guys are the best rock band out today and just need to get some recognition for that. Please take some time to listen to quality music. They Give off like 4 or 5 genres. Maybe thats why there on so many lists. The Strokes are a great band that are just not heard of, making better music the frickin Metallica who should just be at a stupid metal site instead of rock. Really guys? just listen to the strokes a little bit and you will never go back. Every one of there albums keep getting better. Makind covers of a bunch of magazines and people are still to ignorant to try to listen to them. Really? Just listen to the song undercover of darkness, or razor blade or last nite. Great songs, great band, give these guys some credit

I can't ACTUALLY BELIEVE HOW FAR DOWN THE LIST THEY ARE, THIS IS THE WORST THING I'VE EVER SEEN. The Strokes are one of the best bands of all time and I'm not just personally saying that - they create music for all moods, all people, with all tempos and pitches and instruments and wow sorry I just can't get over the number 87. Songs ranging from Games to Soma to Tap Out.. Completely different yet the same in some ways.. I will never forget this band and they deserve to be in the Top 10 for sure. Wow

BEST BAND OF ALL TIME! If you like music you like these guys its as simple as that. How they are ranked 110 on this list is beyond me. They're number 1 in my book. With songs like NYC Cops and Barely Legal they are the best thing to happen since the Beatles!

One of the most influential and awesome rock bands of the 2000s era, so many ingeniously created guitar riffs and awesome albums release really make them deserve to be put higher up in this list.

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82 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

Paramore! Such a fantastic band with front girl Hayley Williams kicking ass! in her strong vocals

Paramore's songs give us courage.
I get much more power after I listen to paramore's song.
Hayley is my role model by the way
And the members care about their fans.
They love us!
They share the pics and videos often
And let their fans know that where they are where they are doing!
So Paramore is the best band without a doubt.

PARAMORE IS AWESOME! THEY NEVER GIVE UP, HAVE GREAT, INSPIRATIONAL LYRICS WITH FANTASTIC UNIQUE MUSIC WITH THE BEST FEMALE VOCALIST

PARAMORE SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! THEY ARE AMAZING AND INSPIRATIONAL AND THEY ARE REALLY HUMBLE AND I don't THINK THEY REALISE HOW GOOD THEY REALLY ARE!

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83 Yes Yes Yes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music.

Yes has always been my very favorite progressive rock band. The way Steve Howe plats the guitar is just amazing. Jon Anderson and Chris Squire vocals are magnificent. And all together Alan, Rick, Steve, Chris and Jon make one of the greatest English bands ever!. I just love them!

This is just such a unique and wonderful band. From the most delicate passages to rattling the floorboards they are amazing. - Dallas

Yes are the pioneers of progressive rock. King crimson is credited with starting it all, but Yes are the only band to take it so far. They have made so many masterpieces, I don't care what anyone says. Yes changed how I listen to music and how I see life, they are still active today after 44 solid years as a band, they should be number one! YES for the win!

Probably the most underrated band ever... they have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame every year since 2013, but they can't seem to make it. Close To the Edge is widely accepted as the best prog rock album ever, with the title suite being the best prog rock song of all time, so how are they only the 85th best band according to you people?

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84 The White Stripes The White Stripes The White Stripes are an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they ...read more.

#94. Seriously?!?! They are the most influential band of the 2000's. Not just Seven Nation Army, but all of their songs. Their debut is awesome, De Stiji brings a certain hard rock awesomeness. White Blood Cells with its happy melodies, Elephant, widely considered the best album of the decade. Get Behind Me Satan, which proved that they were more than just an alternative band, and Icky Thump, a great album and my personal favorite. Jack White is one of the the musical genius of are generation. There is absolutely no bad White Stripes song, I dare you to name one because they are all awesome. They definitely deserve higher than 94.

This is one of the most original bands of the 21st century. They rose through the ashes of pop-country-rock crap and were able to bring classic blues and rock influences and cram it through jacks cheap, plastic, airline 59 that defined the tone of the band. Each album added another layer to the talent of this band: from the garage punk rock of their self titled ep, to the piano driven album Get Behind Me Satan, to the distortion filled album Elephant. Jacks skill on guitar and Megs simplistic drumming style should be in the top ten.

What?!? I LISTEN TO A LOT OF ROCK AND WHITE STRIPES DOMINATES! IT SHOULD BE 1st; ACDC and 2nd; THE white stripes. What's wrong with today's people? I mean the white stripes wrote history with seven nation army! So which idiot placed this band on 94?

White Stripes is a good band for me is number 76 - Santi12

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85 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They ...read more.

If Dimebag Darrel wouldn't have died and if the band wouldn't separate they would be the best. Still, they deserve top 3, not 10

Pantera is the greatest band that has ever existed. No band will ever be better. If dimebag wasn't dead and they were still together today, they would top all the charts guaranteed. I hope that the pantera experience is never forgotten. We miss you Dimebag

Pantera was the band who saved Metal/Rock during the 90's! Why they so low? Vulagar Display Of Power and Cowboys From Hell have helped shape up a lot of the bands higher up the list and yet everyone's forgetting it! PANTERA RULE Metallica! I'm also disappointed in not seeing Machine Head after going through 5 pages. That's just wrong. PANTERA deserve top 3 AT LEAST for saving a genre that nearly DIED in the 90's! PANTERA FOR LIFE!

86?! Come on bring 'em back under the lights where they stood tall, people!

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86 Dragonforce Dragonforce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

Just hear their songs.
-Herman li is the best on guitar.
List of musics to hear:
-FURY OF THE STORM
-OPERATION GROUND AND POUND
-TROUGH FIRE AND FLAMES

212th place? Everyone in this whole band has talent, and it shows in their shredding in every single song. This list isn't that good anyway; bands like Metallica and a few others in the top are pure metal. Dragonforce is a mix of power metal and rock.

A great band who does a great mix of rock and power metal. They actually take time to create a good rhythm, lyrics, and solos, unlike many other bands that just scream into microphones, and just wail on the guitar.

Motorhead is 1 million times better.

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87 R.E.M. R.E.M. R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry.

I don't think I have to say something about them... Just listen to them and you'll know why I was so shocked no one thought about them!

Come On guys! R.E. M on 123? They made awesome songs for decades! Love them.

they created they're own style.

THE best band the U.S. has ever produced. You can debate this if you want but it is the carved in stone truth. Listening to their catalogue now, it hasn't dated one bit since it was made and actually sounds better and more timeless than ever. Dozens and dozens of classic songs that still alter the perception of life. Best album? Could be one of 9 different ones - very few bands can come anywhere near that claim and none can match the unbroken line of sublime quality they left. Should be top ten and much more revered than they currently are by all citizens of planet Earth.

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88 The Black Keys The Black Keys The Black Keys is an American indie rock and blues rock duo, that was formed by Dan Auerbach (Vocals, Guitar) and Patrick Carney (Drums). ...read more.

The Black Keys is a wondrous band, and to me, Attack and Release is their best album, with Brothers as a close second. Attack and Release is when the Black keys decided to add more musical complexity with different instruments and more interesting production than their earlier things, though they have always made great music.

Lol 106 smh. This band is just TWO GUYS. And they still blow away most current rock.

These guys are going to go down in history folks. Easily top 5 current bands and that is being conservative. I honestly can't think of another band still making music who could be better than them.

Easily one of the greatest rock bands ever. Give them like 5 more years and people are going to be comparing them to Led Zeppelin

Best real rock band out there today. Great lyrics, great all round sound. No fake just old school rock.

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89 Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. ...read more.

One of the last true rock bands that were around before rock "died". STP embodied the classic rock n' roll sound mixed with the grungy 90's sound. The members exemplified the sex, drugs and rock n' roll cliché to record breaking heights! Through hell and high water, the band kept entertaining us with beautiful, hard hitting tunes, cancelled shows and heroin abuse.

The 90's wouldn't have been the same without Interstate Love Song, Plush and Big Bang Baby. Their final eponymous album was, is and forever shall be a tribute to their total mastery of rock and their total indifference towards it. Just amazing of you ask me.

I've always love STP's style over any other band. They should be higher.

Definitely a greater than a bunch I've seen on here before

I prefer twenty one pilots myself...

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90 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.

2 good reasons why they use these masks.
-To scare off pop fans who would go insane after hearing their greatness.
-To stand out of a pack of other rock bands. In a giant clump of rock bands, it would be very easy to pick them out of the bunch.

For those times when you just need to release your anger!

Everyone in this band plays at least two instruments. they have awesome musicianship. Sid wilson is a great DJ, Corey Taylor can go from singing to screaming better then anyone else, Joey Jordison is the fastest drummer of all time and the best metal drummer. there guitar and bass is nothing special but it is far from bad. Listen to Sulfur and dead memories. -

This list is a joke? Linkin Park over Slipknot? Really? Slipknot deserves to be at least in the top 10. Not only are they a grammy-award winning band. But they manage to mix in different genres into their songs so that things are always fresh. Just listen to their songs like Psychosocial, Devil In I, Duality, Sulfur, and so much more.

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91 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

Till this day they are still selling out auditoriums, arenas and amphitheaters. They have completely gone back to there roots in the last 20 years. With the 80's issues behind them they are stronger than ever. Not only that, but they are still amazing and down to earth live. They both can sing, but Ann's voice is completely like no other. They changed how women were looked at in the Rock World. I have seen a number of bands live. I live in Seattle. They come to the Puyallup fair and perform every year. I don't miss it. They seem to get better with time. More often then not they are a band that is better live than in the studio. Their creativity is never ending and the harmonies won't quit.

I see heart at the #6 spot in this poll so I will vote for them because this is about where the group belongs. Howard Leese,Steve Fossen,Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Roger Fisher and Mike Derosier. This 6 man peice was a power house during the 70's and should be ranked in the top 10. This is def not the band from the 80's and MTV this is the band when they could rock with the best of them and did.

Two wonderful woman singers that can jam & get their audience rock like no other band even into the 21st century. They need to be recognized as a woman group that top all bill boards for some many years like no other... They are the BEST!

Just because they're at the very bottom doesn't mean they suck.

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92 The GazettE The GazettE The Gazette, originally known as Gazette, is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002. The band is currently signed to Sony Music Records.

I can't describe this band with words. They're... The only musicians who can make music that makes me cry. Gazerock is not dead! And as long as it exists, I want to support the GazettE with everything I have.

THEY. ARE. FANTASTIC. Their music is amazing, on the stage they are gods. I never saw a band like GazettE, the vocal has such a wonderful voice, and he writes lyrics that make you cry. And they have the best guitar and bass solos ever...

The GazettE pays so much attention to sound quality, texture, tone, composition. They have everything from ballads to upbeat dance to plain old hard-core ROCK. Try listening to Filth in the Beauty, an old classic, or PLEDGE, which is their newest single. Time and time again they've come out with impressive albums like Disorder, NIL, Stacked Rubbish, and DIM. They've grown from a small, unknown group playing at local livehouses to playing at the Tokyo Dome just this December. The GazettE is the fastest rising Jrock group in Japan - perhaps even in the world - and they deserve every last bit of fame they get.

GAZEROCK IS NOT DEAD! JAPAN REPRESENT! - tiffanyho

We all know the GazettE isn't much popular compared to the american and british bands. You may have never heard of it right? Does that mean it isn't good? Give it a try I am sure they won't dissapoint you.

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93 Collective Soul Collective Soul Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in Atlanta, the group consists of lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin, drummer Johnny Rabb and lead guitarist Jesse Triplett.

This band has the amazing ability to sound both chill and heavy on their songs. For a perfect example listen to their self titled album. It's such a fun record to listen to and has a good mixture of hard rockers and chill layed back songs. If you don't want to listen to the whole thing just listen to these tracks: The World I Know, Smashing Young Man, December, Gel and Bleed.

0% of votes?! Collective Soul is one of the most iconic rock bands of the 90's, and came out with some really good material. Top Ten? Probably not. But they're a heck of a lot better than 146. Don't judge them by Shine, their biggest hit but really not their best song.

Some of the bands in the top 20 are pretty cool, but not having this one there was unbelievable! People, please!

If I could a long way to run! I love this band so much!

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94 The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, rock, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, space rock, for live performances ...read more.

There's a saying that applies to the Grateful Dead...

"to those who know, no words are necessary; to those who don't know, there aren't enough words"

interpreted means if you are a fan of the Grateful Dead and have seen "it" (which means loosely you have seen a band be able to turn an aircraft carrier on a dime) then there are no words needed to describe this to you, because words could never do it justice anyway. However if you've never had the pleasure to experience their live prowess or their music, then there's no point trying to find the words to tell you what they're about because again, there are no words that could do what the Grateful Dead did justice. It wasn't just music, albums, concerts, etc. It was a band that came from a place and time that represents an ideal, but their music is full of cautionary tales as well as celebration.

Ignore the posts that talk about anything but the quality of the live concerts. Although the Deadhead world contains some posers and other tone-deaf monkeys who think that the Dead was a cult, the Dead was actually never supposed to be about vibes, culture, record or ticket sales, or popularity, or whatever else. It's really about the musical interplay of several gifted musicians over 3 decades (the last real Dead show was in 1995, no matter what the remaining band members want to say about the Jerry-less 2015 shows at Soldier Field). In the "jam band" space, and in my opinion, in any space, they were the best live rock group of all time.

Really, there is not nor has there ever been a group like The Dead. Unlike most bands, The Dead never played the same show twice - they had well over 100 songs in their repertoire and few, if any, dogs among them. Because they didn't get much air play and the recorded versions rarely captured the "live" sound, they probably didn't win over many fans through those venues. But, if you saw them in concert and got to know some of their songs, then you know that The Dead rate at or near the top of this list.

How is Fall Out Boy higher than the dead?

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95 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 1976, the band's original lineup was Tom Petty as the lead singer and guitar player, Mike Campbell as the lead guitarist, Ron Blair on bass, Stan Lynch on drums, and Benmont Tench on keyboards.

What an insult. Tom petty and the Heartbreakers should be In the top 10. Over 30 years of great music and their live performances are as good as if gets. Tom Petty is a brilliant singer and songwriter, Mike Campbell an AWESOME lead guitarist. Benmont Tench, a phenomenal piano and keyboard player. Ron Blair, Scott Thurston and Steve Ferrone complete this fantastic Rock & Roll band. I do miss Howie and I love them all. As the saying goes they just get better with age.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are such an amazing band. They are so dedicated to the music and have never tried to pander to the "Powers that be"

They hold over 50million records

How can you even compare Nine Inch Nails to Tom Petty?

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96 Cardiacs Cardiacs ...read more.

Yeah... I heard their music before. Great, just not my favorite...

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97 Heartist Heartist Heartist is an American rock band that started in Southern California in 2011. They formed in early 2011 after guitarists Jonathan Gaytan and Tim Koch left their band, found Bryce Beckley, who had also left his band, Evan Ranallo and Matt Marquez, who was playing with Norma Jean.
98 Panic! At The Disco Panic! At The Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

P! atD has THEIR OWN STYLE! Not many bands can come up with something completely original and be successful at it! - BulletStreet

How couldn't they be awesome? They had so much success when they were only 17 (most of them), they didn't sound the same with their second album, which makes them a unique band since nowadays, most of the bands always sound the same despite their years of career, for example: Green Day; and also, even though there are only two of the four members, they keep making music and amazing many people with their energy at the shows.

They're amazing! Everything they do and put out, makes me want to fall in love with them. Great music, I can listen to them all day. They should be at least above 50. Come on, keep voting for them!

Okay, how the hell is Panic not in at least top 50?
Brendon's voice is just the greatest

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99 Shinedown Shinedown Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.

It's so absolutely ridiculous how low the are how could bowling for soup or lmfao which isn't even rock -its pop (and really bad) go before shinedown who did second chance, what a shame, breaking inside, call me, miracle, bully. Every song on the album sound of madness was amazing and brent smith their lead and songwriter is brilliant with his lyrics and has the best voice ever he can go higher than anybody EVER his voice can be sugar sweet when he goes high or gruff and sandy when he goes low- who does this list?

Absolutely amazing band - a song to describe every possible mood anyone could ever be in, with so much passion in Brent's voice for simple man and call me, and incredible power for sound of madness and cyanide sweet tooth - too name a few. Despite not being in the public eye they have still sold 10 million albums worldwide - they need more appreciation

This List proves Shinedown is the most under rated band of all time they should be 1st all there songs are good and have different sounds to each song I can name at least 20 of my favourite songs ever that were shinedown songs including my second and third favorite song this list SUCKS

I used to like these dudes, Call me was my favorite or maybe it was cut the cord...but then they started to piss me off so I deleted everything from my playlist and have had nothing to do with them since

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100 Death Death Death was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.

I can't believe how DEATH is so underrated. Chuck Schuldiner is one of the best song writers ever.

Because death sucks. Sucks harder than cannibal corpse or deicide. I love its album called "Human" though. - awanshrestha

Where is the Death Metal genre when they were here?
Who is it's pioneer and main progenitor?
What was the name of it's metal Genre? ? Metal
Yes you got it...
Hey don't you see the name think again...

Simply the greatest death metal band.

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