Best Rock Bands of All Time

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101The KinksThe Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.

Old band but incredible! The best band you will ever hear! So much better than all the other bands! Could listen to the all day everyday! FANTASTIC BAND!

MUCH greater than the Rolling Stones - should be at least occupying their spot on this list. Ray D. is the most sublime and humanistic of all rock writers - incredibly relatable in any era. He always composed from a strangely middle-aged perspective that sounds better the older you get, giving their music an amazing timelessness. If you've only heard You Really Got Me you are missing one of rock's greatest unsung catalogs.

I know that this list includes almost every band ever, but the fact that the Kinks wrote so many famous riffs that were copied later (I'm looking at you Green Day and The Doors) should put them near the top of any list of rock bands. Long live the original mates-garage-based band.

Should be way higher. The beatles unfortunately overshadowed them in the 60s - Jiorl

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102SlayerSlayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King.

They should have System Of A Down's spot on the list.

Dis is my favorite band.. Even kirk hammet wore slayer shirt on their tour.. When Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was rushed to hospital with a mysterious illness, and was unable to perform at 2004 European tour, Dave Lombardo(Slayer's drummer)replace Ulrich.. Children of bodom n cradle of filth also played slayer's song as a tribute..2 times Grammy Award Winner for 'Best Metal Performance'

Slayer is one of the big four! They deserve to be higher.

In the metal scene: a bit overrated

Outside the metal scene: underrated

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103Frank Zappa and the Mothers of InventionThe Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California that served as the backing musicians for Frank Zappa. Their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows.

It seems that most people who vote on this list don't know about FZ at all. Great intelligent lyrics, incredible music, in many styles (we call this: Zappa style). Most underrated guitar player. Fantastic live entertainment. And also: the good humour on stage. Just take a look of youtube videos in the 1973 era: Jaw dropping musicianship. Great musicians played with FZ, but he made them performing to their best. 63 official albums. No compromise. No bull. No substitute. Still sound fresh after all those years. Thank you Frank.

sorry, but Zappa in 171 place? Has anyone voting in this pole ever listened music or they just hear. Zappa is an innovator in music, from music to lyrics to stage show. He was a real musician who had knowlledge of synthesis and of his instrument. I see groups in this pole that are not bad but they have no history to back up their existence.

NUTS! Zappa is only here because most people have never heard his terrifyingly awesome music. Frank was a musically savant so far ahead of his time and beyond us normal humans, its difficult to capture his genius in a few words. I'll just say WOW! Thanks so much Frank. You were the Mozart of your time.

Should be higher. Love Zappa - Jiorl

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104The RasmusThe Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in upper comprehensive school.

The Rasmus is a great Rock band. They make beautiful music with lyrics written by heart. They put all their feelings and full energy into their songs. Besides The Rasmus are even very kind as just persons. They make you feel like (at least to me)that you are still someone and they make you feel happy. They are such kindhearted persons who create wonderful music what touches the deepest part in your heart and also make you to sing a long and Rock around. Without them, there wouldn't be such an amazing, unique, sensitive and beautiful band. They really deserve it to be on number 1. The Rasmus forever!

They are just perfect guys! Yeah, I understand! Scorpions, AC DC, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Metallica! They are great! Wonderful! But The Rasmus are something unique! And I Assume that when they will have a 30 years old carrier they will be better than now! In my opinion of course! They should be higher! And I'm sure there are many people that they agree with me!

They should be in the top ten at least! I love them with all my heart, they have the best energy ever in their music! Just go to a TR concert and you'll see what I'm talking about! People are always criticize them... They don't understand the main! The Rasmus are so underrated and misunderstood! They deserve more success and the most of success! The Rasmus 4eva!

The Rasmus... Are the best friend when you are in pain... Their lyrics are awesome... So pure.. So deep... So magical... They deserve a spot at least better than nickelback!

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105Arcade FireArcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

Pure perfection. They have no bad songs/albums to date. Everything of theirs is golden. - InsertNameHere

The Strokes and Arcade Fire are so low on the list. Why do idiots have such a hard on for Coldplay and Muse

This band should be in the top 50 they don't deserve to be in 430 listing too tier songs wakeup the suburbs no cars go etc their one of the best rock bands of the 21st century vote now

Finally I found you guys! One of My favorites

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106The BandThe Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson ...read more.

The pinnacle of live, collaborative music with ultra-versatile, sensitive players who wrote their own script and did exactly what they wanted to do. No Band, no Eagles.

One of the three most important rock bands in history.

They must've taken a while to think of their band name...

Terrible name, good band.

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107IncubusIncubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; ...read more.

I can't believe you people don't see how great incubus is. Even if their new stuff is kinda soft, anything they make is better than anything a combined effort of all these other bands can make.

Incubus represente the real music, and I just wish that Incubus hit The LEAD of The Greatest Band EVER

Love the instrument, whether rock or slow it's still easy listening. The lyrics also represent our daily life, very match. The best vocal ever with gorgeous vocalist

Incubus with how they change modern rock is just flawless

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108Nine Inch NailsNine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

Nine Inch Nails, comprised of Trent Reznor, has got to be the most original band out there. His dark, self loathing, and ambient beats are something completely unheard of when he started out. Trent's not in it for the money, he just does what comes to him and he'll always be remembered for that. In short, NIN rocks!

Nine Inch Nail's lyrics can connect with most people in the world, on a personal level.

Nine Inch Nails is the band that psychologically reaches the fragile heart of human being. When a heart broken, they'll get it fixed.

How is Motley Crue not top 100 they ruled the rock world for like 4 years! They should be like top 15

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109SlipknotSlipknot 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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110MotorheadMotörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and ...read more.

Haha yeah right, motorhead is apparently the 294th greatest rock band in the world... Right?
people are stupid these days, I'm 18 years old and still rocking out to classic motorhead everyday

Only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud...

Go and see them finish a set with Bomber, Ace of Spades and Overkill
Then compare it to any other 15 minute setlist from the band you rated.

Most of the bands are here in the list because of them. Lemmy is god! "

Motorhead INVENTED speed and thrash metal. This is not opinion, it is fact.

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111SaxonSaxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. As one of the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums.V1 Comment
112Fall Out BoyFall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Believers never die! And those guys are the best of the best! Awesomeness of Pete's lyrics makes me shivering after every word! Joe's solos are the most wonderful, Andy's drums are beating in the rhythm of my heart, and Patrick's voice takes me to heaven!

They are so awesome and is my favourite band!
I want them back
FALL OUT BOY NEVER DIE!

This is the greatest band ever the FOB is so rip off it is socially great pronunciation of them they are so awesome not just awesome coolest band in the world and 0.2% voted you got to be kidding me FOB is my favorite band and my favorite song is I don't care I really like FOB from every word of them I was happy they have been an outstanding band! Ever!

I pledge my allegiance to these young volcanoes. - PhaiTsukiakari

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113Motley CrueMötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.

Motley is the definition of rock n roll! Those guys live and breathe rock n roll! Excess is best, that's their motto. I still cannot believe those guys are still around to tell all the stories. I have been a huge fan since I was 5 years old. And all original members are still doing it together after more than thirty years of decadence. It's very rare I love motley.

80?! OMG... How about Number 1?! Come on.. The ENTIRE Feelgood album? Girls Girls Girls.. Kick start my heart.. Voters are sad...

Seriously?! This low? What other band could defy the grim reaper on many occasions, argue to the point of threatening each others lives, and STILL kick ass any time they are onstage or in studio? Motley Crue is the best rock band in history! They are my SAINTS!

Motley Crue is the best damn rock band known to man this website is a joke. This is an insult to Motley Crue. They are not #137

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114ChevelleChevelle is an American rock band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler.

They have been doing so good, from the first time I hear there music I really fall in love especially with the track I GET IT, it also sound so good.

They should be in the top 100! No song they've made has ever been bad! They're way better than some of these other bands!

Chevelle are one of the best rock bands of today! Sci-Fi Crimes is an instant classic.

Love this band so much

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115Dark TranquillityDark Tranquillity is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg. They are one of the longest-standing bands from the original Gothenburg metal scene.
116TriumphTriumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States.

I love Triumph and I think they should be in the top 30 with all the other bands I like because it is insult that great bands like this one are under stupid **** that no one as even heard of like seethe and that this entire thing is based off of some **** votes and that bands like seethe should be above any other bands.

This is astonishing how Triumph is not higher on this list. They're the perfect power trio, and each of them are among the best in their respective fields, ESPECIALLY Rik Emmett. Seriously folks, if you think any other band but Triumph stole the show at US'83, you're simply wrong.

Love Triumph Rik is my fave guitarist. One of the best Canadian bands along with April Wine and Rush.

117The Allman Brothers BandThe Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.

They are improving as they get older which is ridiculous, and the talent they have had at guitar over the years is staggering... Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks. All of these guitarists are in the top 100 guitarists of all time.

Duane Allman was voted by Rolling Stone magazine as the no 2 guitarist of all time. Wayne haynes and Dicky Bets who also played with the band wore in the top 30. The band it self is in the Rock and Roll hall of fame. Don't you think they should be on this list.

After nearly 40 years of great music, this band sounds as good as ever. 7 musicians with talent like no others. "WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE ABSOLUTE BEST 'BAND' TO EVER TAKE A STAGE. " - mdp1970

This band is extremely underrated.

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118Simple PlanSimple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

They rock!
Their songs are amazing
The coolest guys ever!

You rock SIMpLe pLaN... Pierre your voice is great. Lyrics are very much heart touching... I am just looking forward to it's next music videos. "Your love is just a lie" is an awesome song. Keep it up guys...

There are no other bands like SIMPLE PLAN. Their music and their lyrics, that's what you call rock straight in your face! They even have their SIMPLE PLAN FOUNDATION helping teenagers having hard time in life. They rock and care!

Why the hell is it 116!...phew no words

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119Stone SourStone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor, Josh Rand and Roy Mayorga.

"SAY YOU'LL HAUNT ME". JUST PERFECT.
"HESITATE". SO TOUCHING - ahmerfazail

Stone Sour is way underrated. They deserve more love, and Corey Taylor Rocks!

Stone Soure are great... My favourite song Bother is one of the best Rockballades ever!

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120Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch is the best hard rock band ever. First of all Thousand Foot Krutch is a Christian band so they have great lyrics. Second Trevor Mcnevan is a great singer, screamer, yeller, rapper, and song writer. Third, Thousand Foot Krutch is very unique and has a lot of different genres including Rock, Hard Rock, Hip Hop, Ballad, Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop Rock, Rap, and Punk Rock. Forth, Welcome to the Masquerade is one of the best Rock albums in the world. And fifth Puppet is the one of the best songs in the world it a great rock song and a great rap song.

I think Thousand Foot Krutch deserves a higher spot than 341. What don't they have that a great rock band should have?

By the way, why isn't Relient K or Hawk Nelson on this list? They are awesome rock bands, probably even better than Thousand Foot Krutch.

Thousand Foot krutch is like Eminem, Linkin Park, and Skillet all combined. Except better! TFK rocks!

This band is just AMAZING. Trevor Mcnevon's voice is splendid. Their guitar riffs are amazing. The quality if their music is marvelous. Their songs such as welcome to the masquerade, shook, move, war of change etc are impressive and the music juts gets to you. If you haven't listened to them I suggest you should. Basically everyone over here just votes for the most popular bands and not the good one and listens to the popular ones only and hence bands like tfk are underrated.

Thousand Foot Krutch is, in my opinion, underrated on this list. Their music is splendid and Trevor raps and sings and just rocks the band with his voice. The guitar solos and the drums are really great. They are pretty underrated in the rock world and since they're Christian bands (also referring to many others), they are very low on this list. You should really try out their album 'The End Is Where We Begin'. From the beginning up till the end, they executed their message via music perfectly. - RagingBlast

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