Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 8

141 The Birthday Massacre The Birthday Massacre The Birthday Massacre is a Canadian dark wave and synth rock band currently consisting of Chibi (vocals), Rainbow (guitar), Falcore (guitar), Owen (keyboard), Rhim (drums) and Nate Manor (bass), that formed in 1999 (even though the 2016 demo collection "Imagica" dates some tracks back at 1998). ...read more.

One of the very few bands that could write the same style of music for almost two decades and still make each album feel like a different experience.

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142 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

What? ANTHRAX IS 168? THEY ARE AWESOME! Its like people wont even try and give them a chance! They have brought out amazing songs over the past years, as well as albums! I can't even see why no-one would vote for them :/

Best band ever. Dude they are the thrash metal pioneers. There songs are simply awesome. Whether it be I'm alive, in the end, caught in a mosh or Indians THEY ARE ALL AWESOME. Can't believe THEY are not in this list.

Such an underrated band. Best bass, best lyrics, best vocals, and even the solos are amazing.

1 of thrash metals big 4 is here that is sad

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143 Bob Marley and the Wailers Bob Marley and the Wailers Bob Marley and the Wailers were a Jamaican reggae band and, earlier, a ska vocalist group created by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Some say that Pink Floyd is the most influential band of all time, this is debatable. But,BMW is the band that embraces more culture than any band ever assembled (so far in history) just to be objective.

I really think these guys should be number one. Bob Marley and the Wailers aren't just a band. They give people hope when there is none. Their lyrics are so touching. And even someone with serious depression would be happy if they listened to their songs.

Has anyone heard of Saxon, no, that's what I thought. BMW should be in the top ten (along with the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and those guys).

Why is this 122! Wake up people

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144 Stone Sour Stone Sour Stone 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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145 Queensryche Queensryche Queensr├┐che is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob.

Oh my gosh whats that 199?! Quensryche is in my top ten. Operation Mind-crime for ever.

The album frequency unknown with weight of the world and cold was amazing

Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top above them? There's more rednecks on this site than I thought.

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146 Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys are an American hardcore punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band was one of the first American hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the United Kingdom.

Probably the scariest sounding band ever. And it fits them well too. The stuff Jello Biafra wrote is can mess with the sane part of your brain. Their lyrics had sarcastic dark humor that were extremely brilliant and focused on major social problems in America. Jello's voice is so weird and unique too. And East Bay Ray is a great guitarist. Add to that very good bass playing and crazy drum beats that will send your already spinning head spinning even faster.

A lot of their lyrics are still relevant.

Not just greatest punk band in the world but also greatest band

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147 Pop Evil

I never herd of this band but it sounds stupid

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148 L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.

They can make the crowd sing in Japanese in unison! What greater band can do that? Make half of the world sing to your songs? That takes true genius and talent.

They simply get their messages across through music that can seep in to your veins. They can hypnotize you and make you sway to words that are foreign to your ears.

They had stayed for 20 years and their music kept on expanding. You can't contain them within just one genre.

The best part is they are a band but still keeping their individuality as persons. They come together and they bring in a sound like no other.

A band that transcends language and has gone on a tour around the world despite singing in only a language native to their own country. L'arc-en-Ciel creates the most wonderful music. With hyde as the vocalist with the sexiest voice, tetsu with his steady bass beats, Ken with his silky guitar moves, and Yuki with his fantastic drumming, this band is not one to be missed and they age like wine, getting better and better over the years. Happy 20th anniversary, and I will be your fan always!

The music they have produced, is just like their name, which means rainbow. The style/genre changes slightly from time to time, but yet, always nailed in with true L'Arc~en~Ciel flavor. There are not many bands out there who can make it to 20th anniversary, but they have done that, and showing no signs of stopping. They slowly taking over the world, and if you haven't heard of them, you had better be, because this is truly one of the best band in the world.

YES! Totally! This is my favorite of all time! Their music is so amazing and beautiful, like a rainbow!

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149 ZZ Top ZZ Top ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.

ZZ Top sucks! They make the same stupid songs about girls and money over and over again!

This band sucks, they should be at the bottom.

I can't believe ZZ Top didn't even make the top 100! There was pop on the list above these guys! They created some iconic guitar riffs and are one of the top names in southern rock!

They are trash and and have no talent

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150 Dio Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

Ronnie James Dio - forever in our hearts -

Wow, really, 96TH! Dio has the greatest singer, and they had 3 whole albums where all the songs were perfect! How many other bands on this list can honestly pull that off?

Please tell me, why aren't this and Deep purple tied for 1st place?

Dio is obviously known for their first two albums, but there are some hidden gems on their 90's albums. I wish I loved Dio as much as I do now before Ronnie died. He will never be forgotten. - Edgelord

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152 The Misfits The Misfits Misfits are an American Horror Punk band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.

The best horror-punk band ever!!!!
jerry only is the best - yoponcho

Thanks to my uncle who showed me this band, I got into them. I'm wearing a Misfits shirt at the time of this comment. - Mumbizz01

One of the most influential punk bands ever but I hate it when people wear shirts they don't even know about

153 Creed Creed Creed is an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consists of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

Easily one of the best rock bands of my generation

I love them. There lyrics are deep. I cannot imagine how sorry Scott Stapp feels about the break. I am happy they are back together. They actually look happy to be on stage today.

221? Seriously! Creed helped define 90's rock, and make it something worth remembering! They had three albums out, with more than enough great songs there, and made a fourth almost a decade later for the hell of it.

Why creed on 271? they he best rock band... Come on! Why!

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154 Rainbow Rainbow

Blackmore is a mental legend this band made an impact before they played a note. Bonnet sounds like no other, instantly recognizable.

The most underrated band in the history of rock. During the Dio years, their music was legendary. They had made some of the best songs ever.

Rainbow "Rising" classic album recorded by rainbow in 1976. Saw live the same year, totally awesome experience. Definitely don't agree with the rank of 126 they deserve better. Well here's my vote - Rainbow Rock!

What? 127? really? This should be top 5, with deep purple, led zeppelin, black sabbath, etc...

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155 Ill Nino Ill Nino
156 Psychostick

My favorite song by them is orange - Gigan

Normal stick

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157 Pixies Pixies The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering.

You've got to be kidding me. A band that influenced almost every decent grunge band, as well as multiple different alternative rock bands that would go on to influence even more bands, and you can't do it any more respect than 113. this world and everything on it.

The Pixies are the Van Gogh of alternative rock and sadly won't be appreciated until aliens discover their music a thousand years from now. Without these guys, half of the Top 50 bands on this list wouldn't even exist. Bands that have given their due include Nirvana and Radiohead.

The Pixies were not the most successful band commercially or on this list. As the average person is an idiot this is one of the many reasons why they are the greatest and coolest band ever...

Every one of their albums is great, INCLUDING the two most recent ones. That's 6 fantastic, original and influential albums in a row. Hail Black Francis!

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158 Trivium Trivium Trivium are an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released seven studio albums and nineteen singles.

Ascendency is the best metal album I've ever heard. need to be up there in the top 25 atleast. Matt and Corey are two of the 20 best guitarists alive today in my opinion. Paolo plays bass like nothing I've ever heard, and Travis is just hands down the best metal drummer - mike2fristick

I was starting to think that Trivium wasn't on here. Avenged Sevenfold sucks and comparing them to Trivium is like asking if a lion can kill a cat. - Trivium

This is so badwhy trivium in this list they should be in top 20, they have the best metal songs ever they are nu-Metallica.. A7X are nothing they are a normal band but trivium a perfect metal band I've never seen in my hole life

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159 Santana Santana Santana is an American Latin rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana.

Any band at Woodstock should be in the top 50. Carlos still rocks! Decades of hits!

How in the hell did Santana come in after the Jacksons and queens of the stone age? Get a grip people

Best group ever. Carlos is amazing guitarist.

Great guitar from Santana should be ranked better

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160 Placebo Placebo Placebo are an English alternative rock band, formed in London in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal.

PLACEBO SPASEBO! RUSSIA LOVES YOU! YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME HERE!

I wanna say that Placebo is the most deepest band in the world. They make me feel happy and sad, make me cry and laugh in the same time. Their music is really wonderful and breathtaking! Love, Russia

I listen to all sorts of music, but Placebo is forever my number one. I've been a devoted fan since 2005 and I will forever be. When bands keep selling out and going very much mainstream and pop when they rocked like no tomorrow just a few years ago, Placebo stays true to themselves. Their music has changed over years, of course, you can easily differentiate earlier and latest stuff. But the mood, the unique style, Brians signature voice are forever there. Much love from Russia, Moscow.

Common, people. They must have a much better rating.

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