Worst Rock Bands of All Time

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The Top Ten

Jonas Brothers
Laugh out loud, it's a known FACT that CLASSIC rock/metal listeners HATE Punk Rock/Pop Punk etc and pretty much any new generation band which is why they're voting for them. Jonas Brothers is who WE should ALL be voting for, not good bands like Fall Out Boy who worked very hard to get where they did, Jonas Brothers made it through disney and don't even WRITE their own stuff. Fall Out Boy are a talented band with great lyrics, awesome guitar play and drumming. This band (? ) is pure crap.
this list sucks and especially jonas brothers. Nirvana and the other great bands don't deserve to be here. fool!
This is the most f'd up list on this website. First of all, none of the negative lists are great, but this tops the list. Yes, it does list most of the bands that are horrid, but half of these items should not be on here. Moreover, many of these bands are also listed on the counterpart of this list ("Best Rock Bands of all Time"). For example, Metallica, who should not be on this list and anyone with any musical understanding and knowledge would agree, are listed at #15 of the worst rock bands, whereas on the greatest rock bands they are #3. Where is the sense in that? But this list is mostly derived from the meaningless opinions of the imbecilic music listener who thinks they know what they are talking about, but when in reality, they are deluding themselves into ideas of false music realizations. These people should be prohibited from being able to express their opinions to a global audience.
To the following bands, I apologize for your presence on this list (only naming a few):
Nickelback (not a big fan though, but definitely not the worst band)
Coldplay (also not a big fan, but same situation)
Kiss (albeit, highly overrated)
Guns n' Roses
Black Sabbath
Led Zeppelin (absolute disgrace to see it on this list)
Pink Floyd
Bon Jovi
Motley Crue
[Newest]At least a BAD band is #1
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2One Direction
I think the reason why most people don't like them is because they were totally and completely created by the media, for the media, if they had been self formed and wrote their own songs and music I'd at least give them at the very least my respect, even though I wouldn't like their music (assuming they'd be making the same music if they were self-formed even though I highly doubt anyone who was "in it for the music, man! " would be making this kind of poppy cliché music just to appeal to the mass market of twelve year old girls) I wouldn't call them "the worst band ever" but as far as my opinion is concerned they don't even qualify as a band, any band that is made by a big label formed for no other reason than to make money is not even a real band. Again just my opinion. I don't hate any of them personally, though I do hate their music, I'd hate that no matter who they were or what they were, I think what I really hate though is what they stand for which is that you can completely prostitute yourself to make a quick profit from fair-weather fans who only will listen to your music for maybe three to five years max and then forget about you for the next craze who are younger and more attractive than you are who are doing the same thing you were doing before. I think that's why so many bands like The Stones or The Who for instance are still touring today. And that other bands like The Dead were able to create an entire cult of sorts, far more generous in size than the fan girl uprisings which any boy band has had (that is if we are defining boy band as a money making machine completely formed by "the man" to keep his pockets lined) ever caused, which still has a massive following to this day full of young people (like me) and old people (i.E. original fans who went to Woodstock, who remember The Acid Test, well maybe they don't actually remember it ;) but you get my point) I mean I had a neighbor who said that he and his girlfriend went to over 400 shows all over the country. Even though Garcia is long dead people still hold onto every acid drenched as if they just woke up in the field after the concert they saw last night, when one of these members dies in the future (as they will, not wishing them to die young like some people, those who can't put up a valid argument, wish) mot people won't even remember who they were or any of there songs, they may hear one on the oldies station as they are schlepping they their three kids off to soccer practice and remember it, but no one, ever can recreate Beatle mania, which is obviously what these record labels are trying to accomplish, but those blood-thirsty, money hungry corporate machines need to realize that The Beatles are a once in an era type of band. Every single condition needs to be right, and I'm sorry, but unless you have a time machine it's just something that you'll have to salivate over in your poor pathetic dreams.
I remember when this totally "fresh" band came out a few years ago. Everybody in school was talking about them and everybody had their opinion. All of the girls went ballistic over them while the "tough guys" called them losers and excuse my language "p******". Later when I was driving home I finally heard one of their songs on the radio. Then I realized it was another lame boy-band. Uggh. I have no clue how another group of supposedly hot boys got to become a great commercial band of today. It boggles my mind as to how these guys even became famous in the first place. It was during X-factor, a show where people try to show their talent but always a person that sings who should be on American Idol wins or comes close to winning. It's just another marketing scam so companies could get deals on a good contract. They were formed when Simon Cowell (who I have no beef with) combine the five rejects into a band. Of course in X-factor style, they came in third place. All these boys do is sing songs about loving and girls and etc. Etc. Etc. All the time. It's just the same repetitive garbage you heard from Justin Bieber (Who fortunately died out after a combination with his age, and these guys) and Bruno Mars (Who I actually respect a lot more). Its not like these guys have great personalities either; they're meatheads! I remember on a radio station once (don't remember the name) the host asked a serious question asking about a key thing they see in America that they didn't in Britain. Now think of all the answers you could think of: the homeless, the overweight, the commercialism, the racism. These are perfect answers. Want to know what one of them said though? Paninis... All of them agreed with the answer but both my family in the car and the radio host were silent. PANINIS! They couldn't care about a single thing except for themselves and what goes in their stomachs. One could however, say that they're only kids but they certainly are old enough to have some maturity in them if they sing about girls that don't think their pretty. On the last subject, Everybody thinks they're hunks. I really have no clue what people are thinking nowadays. All the girls just want to marry these five and kiss them and love them but they won't. That's the reason why they're famous. Because they are the "ideal" boyfriend to them. There are tons of boys out there though, some of which truly are probably sexier to girls than these egotypes and also nicer too. If fame were judged on looks, some people would be way farther than them but since money and popularity are on their side, they are probably going to remain as the "hot guys to girls" succeeding Bieber Boy. All in all, One direction is nothing more but a group of egotistical, meatheaded, no good losers who only are probably in it for the money in fame. In music today though, who isn't?
These guys definitely get my vote on this, the truth is that they're only famous because girls find them attractive. If they weren't as good looking as girls say they are I'll bet they'd be home playing video games all day and wasting their lives. The part that most confuses me is that they got on this list at all, they are NOWHERE NEAR rock!
Their fans consider them as rock, but you are right, they aren't anything related to rock
[Newest]They're not even rock...
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Jonas Bros. Is not rock. But they suck nevertheless.
WHY IS RADIOHEAD IN THIS LIST?!?! Same with Nirvana, U2, Blink-182, The Beatles, etc.
Envious much?
Oh yeah, Nickelback sucks. If you see "Nickelback" and "innovative" in the same sentence, the words "is the opposite of" is between them, maybe some variation of words. 10 years of singles all sound the same.

Radio head is terrible. Same with Blink-182. Nickel back is the worst band ever
Nickelback is the punchline of music. Everything about them is a joke. They try so so hard to try to be cool and that is why they immediately fail.

That being said, why are good bands like blink-182, rolling stones, queen, mumford & sons, pink floyd, and such on this list?
I don't even know why I'm bothering with this top-ten website (this site sucks, reason being it's just a popularity contest) but I'm bored. Anyway, Nickelback sucks, their song Rockstar is probably the worst song I've heard (in it's entirety, I tried listening to that Brokencyde song but I turned it off) they only play power chords in their songs and when they finally tried a guitar solo (after 5 albums) it sounded horrible. Really horrible, like a kid trying to to play an 80's hair metal solo and failing, like a bunch of random notes strung together without any sense for melody or harmony. Moving on, Chad Kroeger is a awful lyricist. Want proof? How about an excerpt from their best known song how you remind me?

"Despite words in my head
Scream "Are we having fun yet? "

First off, words usually don't scream, words are screamed, voices scream.

The second line sounds awful because he tries to 8 syllables in a meter that is meant for 5, also fun was never implied in the entire song, so why are the words asking if there is fun yet? Maybe words in heads can have fun entirely independently from the owner of the head, I don't know.

Also, Chad Kroeger still hasn't decided whether he wants to be a weepy teenage girl (on photograph for example, where he waves his old pictures from high school goodbye, or if everyone cared, which expresses a sentiment that is bafflingly stupid) or a boozing rocker (on the unintentionally hilarious animals, or S.E.X. from his latest album, where he is so afraid of offending the censors, he won't say the word sex in full (It's not even a swearword you prick)) To sum it up: the band can't play their instruments, Chad is a hack lyricist and the themes of their songs blow, and Chad can't sing either by the way, he sounds nasal. Worst band to get radio airplay period
If it sounds awful try changing your guitar's tuning, they could probably be using a different tuning
[Newest]The reason I voted for nickelback and not one direction is because nickelback is a rock band one direction is not
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4Black Veil Brides
Black Veil Brides does not promote suicide, they don't at all. They are a wonderful band. If you don't like them, at least respect them.
"You're not alone, we'll brave this storm. And face today"-Carolyn
"Never give in, never back down. When your life feels lost, fight against all odds"-Never Give In
"Suicide isn't cowardly. I'll tell you what is cowardly;treating people so badly that they want to end their lives. "-Ashley Purdy
"Dear suicidal teens,
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Sincerely,
You have so much to look forward to in life. "~Ashley Purdy
BVB is an inspirational, wonderful, great band. You just can't realize it.
They save lives. Their lyrics are meaningful. Suicidal people have been saved by their music all over. Bullied kids have something that can bring them joy, their music and lyrics. Self harmers of people that use to have been helped, by their music and lyrics. Now stop following those stereotypes, and also stop believing that all their fans are the same. Every member in the band just want good for everyone, they do what they do for the good. They didn't "rip off" any band. They didn't "copy" Kiss with their style. They just brought back the style and look. Duh.
I try to accept all types of music, but I just couldn't do that with this band. When I first saw them on a poster at hot topic, I honestly thought they were girls. Plus the name threw me off. When I found out otherwise, It didn't really bother me... Just a little. What did it was when I heard one of their songs for the first time. I'm pretty sure it was called fallen angels or something. The lyrics were way to repetitive and didn't mean much of anything. The creativity wasn't there and it wasn't original.

Another thing, this list is so not accurate. For example, 30 Seconds to Mars is on this list, but at the same time its number 7 on the best rock bands of all time list. So if you're mad that your favorite band is on this list, take it lightly.
I really don't care about their image or whatever like everyone else here. I'm going to talk about their music. It's pretty generic. Like the Nickelback of metal. I cannot distinguish one song from another which is a problem when the band and many of their fans claim that they are creative. There's nothing creative about cramming as many cliches as you possibly can into a song. Then adding in a boring riff doesn't make it any better. Categorizing them as emo doesn't make any sense since emo music is usually much more creative and has much more interesting lyrics. I can't help but feel that people judge them way too much on how they look and don't even look into the flaws that lie within their actual music. So in conclusion I think that they are boring, not emo, but boring.
[Newest]Stolen riffs. Stolen look. A band based of Mötley crue? Please
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5Fall Out Boy
To be fair they aren't even that bad, don't put them down just cause you don't like there music, it's their choice to do that. And people who fault them for being PUNK ROCK or POP/ROCK, you clearly can't see that both them names have the word 'rock' in them, stop wasting your time voting for these when the jonas brothers are so low down.


This list is so bad and full of hypocrisy. Everybody is like "why hate on (insert band here) for no reason" while they give no reason themselves.

And pink Floyd, queen, the rolling stones, the beatles? Some people must like the Jonas brothers.
BS on of the best bands I've ever heard. Patrick Stump, (Their lead singer), AMAZING! Go look his solo stuff up on Youtube
[Newest]They're annoying but don't deserve to be on this list.

6Limp Bizkit
Who the heck voted for Pink Floyd? They're one of the greatest bands to grace the Earth.
I really like Nu-Metal. From Deftones to Linkin Park, I haven't found a single Nu-Metal band I couldn't rock out to, well that is except for most of Limp Bizkit. If you can believe it, they actually made at least one good album, there debut album "Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$". From the intro song to the very end, each song felt louder and louder, and I enjoyed it a lot. The problem is just 2 years later they had a drastic decrease in quality with the album "Significant Other". No more screaming, no more good riffs, no more good rapping. It just sounded like an angry white rapper surrounded by metal music in the background, and if you could believe it, they got worse with there next album "Chocolate Starfish and Hot Dog Flavored Water" which I consider the absolute worst album ever... Worse then any thing Nickleback could ever put out at their worst. It is just over 75 minutes of some of the worst songs you can possibly find. As for "Results May Vary" and "Gold Cobra" they sounded slightly better and but nothing was going to make up for the worst album of the 21st century. I still think Wes Borland is a pretty good Guitarist, though. In conclusion they are the single worst band of all time and a giant stain on the face of one of my favorite genres.
Limp Bizkit... Just, why? Why does a band like this exist? Is their existence proof that God doesn't exist? Or maybe their existence is proof that Satan does exist? How can a band like this become popular and sell millions of records worldwide? How can a group that names an album Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ become famous and successful? How can a band name an album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water and get it to debut at no. 1 on the albums charts? For Christ's sake, how can a band named LIMP BIZKIT (! ) become world famous?! How can a band consisting of an immature tool who thinks he's black and wear a backwards red baseball hat and a guitarist who dresses up in ridiculous and unbelievably stupid outfits sell millions of copies? How can a band make terrible, meaningless rap rock songs about absolutely nothing, and pass it off as heavy metal music? How could we, as human beings, allow this to happen? How could we, as human beings, allow a group of wannabe rappers who have absolutely no talent whatsoever become millionaires? How did this happen? Please, someone tell me, how did the world allow this to happen?!
[Newest]Keep Rollin rollin rollin rollin what

Radiohead on this list?
Who the hell voted for them?
Radiohead, Nirvana, U2, metallica, coldplay, Black sabbath, pink floyd, The rolling stones! The people who put these bands on here know nothing about music at all, don't you people get that it it is good to make up new sounds and be creative. These are some of the most influential and innovative bands of all time! Just because they are not your crappy justin beiber does not mean they suck
To be honest, they're not that bad. I just can't stand the crimes and law troubles Scott Stapp has got himself into over the years. And appearing drunk on game shows.
[Newest]The very very worst, let's face it.

Why on earth is U2 hear they are not rock but pop and they are loved by millions. I don't want to live on this planet
I always wonder what's up with this site.. If its managed and voted on by monkeys.. Go watch their live version of 'bad' performed at wembley for live aid, 1985.. That's not something you'd see everyday..
They were pop for a while but now they're not. And stop putting in random bands.
[Newest]Whoever put U2 on the list is a Communist

Coldplay shouldn't even BE on this list. They are one of the most popular bands around and considering they write and play their own music is fairly good for todays music standards.
What's the deal? Coldplay is supposed to be one of the best bands.
Not the worst band, but certainly not the best. Worst bands on this list would be OneD and JoBros.
[Newest]Whoever put Coldplay on this list is a Communist

10Insane Clown Posse
Insane Clown Posse is quite possibly the only band I have seen on tihs entire list that is worthy of the "Worst Rock Band" honor, and even then, they're more rap than rock.

This list is otherwise an indication that the voters have no taste in rock of any stripe. Metallica might be the most OVERPLAYED band on commercial radio (Mandatory Metallica, anyone? ), but Metallica, more than any other band during the 80s, made thrash metal a rock staple, and to call them among the worst just jars me. And to see U2, Nirvana, Queen, Kiss and the Rolling Stones in the top 10 only shows me that this poll has been hijacked by a bunch of idiots who don't know what rock is about. I'm guessing the voters probably think cliched no-talents like Theory of a Dead Man are cool.
This band is the sum of all that is retarded in this world. Have you ever caught someone trying to break down your door with a sandwich? You opened the door and saw them, you started to yell but then noticed the Insane Clown Posse shirt they had and said "ohhhh. " Yeah, that's the proof.

Insane Clown Posse's goal is LITERALLY to inspire idiocy in children. By spraying juice on their faces and dressing up as clowns. Reminds me of the kindergarten Halloween party.
This isn't even music. It's a bunch of pointless cursing and crappy rhymes with no flow. My five year old can rhyme better than this. My biggest issue is that they claim to really have a point, and yet they don't. And how the hell did the Beatles, Nirvana and Pink Floyd get on this list? Who makes these anyway?
[Newest]These guys are basically Kiss minus the talent.

The Contenders

11Blood on the Dance Floor
Blood on the Dance Floor is the reason Hot Topic is still in business, while at the same time given a bad reputation. Blood on the Dance Floor is the reason D-list celebrities can find themselves allowed to break the damn law.
Blood on the Dance Floor is the reason suicidal teenagers find themselves turning to the "trendy emo" lifestyle.
Blood on the Dance Floor is the reason dull and crass phantasm are gussied up and sold as "unique and individual".
Blood on the Dance Floor is the reason the outlying social cliques of society are not seen as normal or sane.

Blood on the Dance Floor is a menace to society and the music industry. They are self-ruinous and, in doing so, represent those who seek to destroy any real chance of genuine talent being seen and appreciated. Their message is brutal and downright atrocious. They'll say to their fanbase, "What's the matter, boys and girls? Not feeling to good? World got you down? Well, don't use this opportunity to create a logical response channeled through audible discussion or works of art. Just buy our music and wallow in your own self-pity. Never change for anyone and never change for yourself, despite the fact that you, along with many others in your situation, can actually do much better. Maybe someday, when you realize you can go no further, you'll be inspired by our music to swallow as many pills as possible and wash it all down with the bottles from under the sink. Or, if you're lucky, you can find the combination to your dad's gun closet and take it all out on the ones who made you this way. It is not your confused emotions or self-entitlement that hurt you. No, it is everyone around you. They are responsible and either way, they are going to pay. Make all the bad things go away."

Blood on the Dance Floor may not be the worst band from a technical standpoint. However, strictly for what they stand for (in addition to awful music), they are fiendish devils and should never have come to fruition.
Teenage girls are their biggest fans, and think this is cool, because their lyrics read like lines in a porno (a very bad porn movie) Their Youtube videos have comments like, "laugh out loud my dad caught me listening to this, and his jaw dropped! " That alone says everything you need to know about them.
The absolute worst band ever. Seriously, though, this guy just took every band that someone might like and put it on here. The majority of the bands listed do NOT belong here.
[Newest]They suck so much, all the lyrics are disgusting!

12Blink 182
They are actually pretty good if you leave out all the swears in their lyrics. I do not think they should even be on this list but if they had to be...
Oh my gosh guys this band is great! OK, the swearing not so much but still! Geez Louise, people, they are the same as angels and airwaves and totally do not deserve to be on this list.
I'm assuming the same people who voted for Fall Out Boy also voted for Blink. Again, here's a band that should not be on here! They're not even close to being one of the worst of all time! They're one of the most influential pop-punk bands of our time.


[Newest]Ice pic to the brain bad.

13Tokio Hotel
What is metallica, pink floyd, Guns N' Roses, nirvana and worst of all my favorite band the rolling stones dooing on this list? This lame band should be much higher here... It is equivalent to the Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber and other ugly and commercial crap like lady gaga... This is pathetic.
No. No-no-no-no. Tokio Hotel definitely shouldn't be in this list. The list is about the worst rock bands. That's right, ROCK. But can anybody say that this crap is rock? (cricket chirping)
I have to laugh because these guys were put above the Rolling Stones on a Best bands list. Most music related top tens lists suck. Like on the worst bands list, R5 is only 13? They need to be 1. Tokio Hotel sucks.


14Asking Alexandria
Stupid name, awful music, terrible lifestyle. I just love how they sold out before anyone ever hear of them. I wish more people would listen to real Rock & Heavy Metal than this noise pollution.
There goes screamo, then there goes pop, then scream again. Almost like every songs of them have the same lyrics like "OH MY GOD! ", songs like, "A Prophecy" and "The Final Episode". Really, they have no talents in song writing.
Absolutely awful basically straight plagiarism of The Devil Wears Prada plagues but worse with techno bits, when did this become post hardcore I thought that was bands like Thursday and At the Drive in

The same pattern of song very repetitive


I don't know why, but I've never been into Daughtry but everyone I know are mad for them. While I agree with 1D and Jonas Brothers, they aren't rock bands. There is no way Nirvana is is worse band than Daughtry


Why is daughtry in this list? They have very good songs (over you, life after you, no surprise, crawling back to you... )
[Newest]Chris Daughtry is 15... Who in the world would vote for this amazing artist? Stop hating on him and start hating on One Direction...

16Imagine Dragons
You can't be serious. This band is amazing. Original. Great music makers. Come on people!
The ugliest sound I've ever heard in my life, they sucks for heaven sake, I regret every second hearing this! Why would anyone call it music? Way too overrated, I wish I can undo-hearing their music...
Come on for me they are the 3rd band I like they should not be on the list


[Newest]They are TERRIBLE (the band)

17Maroon 5
This so-called rock band killed rock music. They are absolutely one of the worst bands of this generation or any generation. If you can't play rock music the right way, don't even bother trying to do so because you will only suck more.
You kidding me? Adam levine and his backup guys (because they are NOT band) should be #1. They once started out amazing with songs about jane and wont be soon before long, and then adam levine sold out and turned from a musician to generic pop star, I have no clue why he isn't solo, the rest of the band has no other purpose, they make absolutely terrible music these days and the only reason they are so huge is because of 40 year old moms who have a boner for adam levine
This band is a bit stupid cause they only care about the lead singer! Not the rest band members
[Newest]Why the actual hell is this below Hollywood Undead?

18Guns N Roses
Dis list is a fraud... Guns N' Roses shouldn't be here in dis list
Crazy peoples... Guns N' Roses is the best rock band ever, in my country Indonesia they are influence so many rock band
[Newest]This is the stupidest list I've ever read. A lot of these bands r good. And the ones that aren't are NOT rock bands and shouldn't even be mentioned. You guys suck

1930 Seconds To Mars
Anyone who voted for bands like the beatles or queen or pink Floyd or the rolling stones have no musical taste these are all real bands who made real music. The Beatles were amazing songwriters and invented psychedelic rock and the "bubblegum pop" stuff was the popular music of that time and was still very good in my opinion. Queen had Freddie Mercury who had amazing range as a singer. The Rolling stones kept the blues alive during the sixties and are still playing today. Pink Floyd created genius albums that always told a story Just listen to dark side of the moon. Peace out.
The past 10-15 years have witnessed a boatload of U2 ripoffs. And no band ever ripped off U2 as bad as these guys. If I were Bono I'd outright sue these guys for even picking up musical instruments. Jared Leto prances about the stage and puts 13 and 14-year old girls (yep, that's the majority of their fan-base) into a trance-like state convincing them that he is Jesus reincarnated. Bono may have had a lot of charisma, but he didn't do that. Seriously. This band should be abolished and I don't care how "epic" Kings and Queens is. Just pick up a U2 Rattle & Hum tour video and you'll see what I mean.

30 Seconds to Mars may not be the worst band ever, when compared to Nickelback, One Direction, and a lot of the other bad guys on this list, but I just have to give them their punishment for being such copycats to such an ignorant generation that doesn't even know what U2 is besides "Beautiful Day. "

Get this: one of their songs, "Stranger in a strange land, " even has the same title as a U2 song (it's a very little known U2 song, they probably thought they could get away with it without anyone noticing). They even did a cover of "Where the streets have no name, " further proving the incredible lengths Leto and his gang will go to just to be the next U2. Seriously, I understand inspiration, but BE YOURSELF.
What this band is the best
[Newest]Whoever put 30 seconds to mars here is a Communist

20Hollywood Undead
Obviously you asses haven't heard American tragedy or notes from the underground anyone who thinks that Hollywood undead sucks needs to get shot.
They are mostly good. And I like the stage names. And who gives a crap about the clothes they wear or their masks that has no effect whatsoever on their music so maybe just shut up about that
Whoever put this here was drunk or had seriously mental issues.

21No Doubt
No Doubt THE worst


I like the vocals, but the songs suck
No doubt sucks, they would have been way better with a different singer, gwen stefani is terrible she's one of those terrible chick singers like christina aguilera or adele or something, how the hell did she take part in a rock band.

Poison is not a girl band! Poison shouldn't even be on the list! They're like the most successful group of the glam rock of the 80s1


This band is so cheesy
How come Poison is on this list and is 23? I think Metallica is deserve to be on this list and in top 10.

23Good Charlotte
These phonies pawn themselves off as punk rockers, just look at there wives. To quote Eddie Vedder Good Charlotte's music is as appealing as sticking a Popsicle up your ass.
Joel cannot sing. The guitar and drums do not go with the lyrics.
With Hawthorne Heights closely behind them.


[Newest]Good charlotte rocks! And they're hot

This is one of those bands when the fans only care about the lead singer but there more to that. Now paramore have lost two members and is falling apart a lot like guns n roses
Paramore is great. It shoudn't be on the list..
Someone who added Paramore on this list just jealous..!
Well...Stop this Stupid directioners...Paramore is legendary and always will be
[Newest]Well I love Paramore, their music and the members but I guess we all have different opinions so

25Mumford and Sons
Ehm have you noticed that mumford and sons aren't even rock they're one of the best folk indie bands that's wht they are
Pop-folk which has convinced fans that it's real folk. Very little about their music is actually original, as anyone familiar with folk music would know. And their songs really do all sound the same.
I've never actually heard Mumford and Sons, but I voted for it to push it above Queen. What a disgrace to have arguably the greatest, most musical band ever on 23rd place of the WORST bands-ever-list.
[Newest]Overrated, not to mention that their songs sound quite similar to one another.

Dragonforce is my favorite band not only because I love their songs but also because they take many different styles of metal and mix them to make what they call extreme power metal. And they make it work. They are very energetic, harmonic, and overall a great band. Even after the departure of their former vocalist ZP Theart, Dragonforce has kept the style they are known for but made it better. Their songs are very well put together and organized each part flows smoothly into the next. People commonly think that they speed up their songs in studio. This is not true I've seen them live and they play at the exact speed they do on their albums and put on one hell of a show. So can someone please explain to me why they are on the top worst rock bands list?
Remember every favorite metal song you've ever had? Well speed them up to somewhere near the speed of light and you've got Dragonforce's entire discography.
This one of the best bands they even sang through the fire and flames and its the best there ever was

"Just a shy guy, looking for a two-ply Hefty bag to hold my love"... Says it all right there, honestly.
I'm forced to hear "Bruises" at least twice a day. It's on at work. It's on at the gym. It's on in the car. I hear it walking through the grocery store. This has been going on for several months and its slowing eroding my soul. May the members of Train be struck with debilitating rheumatoid arthritis.
Oh my god I thought I was the only one who thought train was god awful I'm glad I'm not the only one. I mean "honestly hey soul sister" good god
[Newest]Once you hear Drops of Jupiter more than once you hate it and that's their best song

Why would anybody say metalica is bad they are so good I love master of puppets and have since I was a little kid. I would understand people who hate heavy metal saying its bad but I can't believe it has this many dislikes. At least System of a Down isn't on the list...
What! Metallica on 14th of course not it should be on first place not those jonas brothers. I loved Metallica since I was a little kid the black album and ride the lightning are the best albums they have. Of course this is the best band ever!
Why the hell is Metallica on this list. Whoever has dislike for Metallica I want them to listen to one and master of puppets. All the dislikes would turn into likes. However those who prefer blues and jazz tones may not prefer the heavy music of Metallica, but Metallica is the most influential metal artists of all time who have influenced many future metal artists such as avenged sevenfold. Hats of to the best musicians in the world. The MASTER OF PUPPETS.
[Newest]Metallica is right where it should be.

29Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against The Machine should not be on here, they did something that was never done before. They truely infused Rap and Heavy Metal. Morello's solos are amazing
One of the best bands ever
Why is it here?
[Newest]Best band ever!. The music changed my life. My god they were the only band worth listening to at one time.

30Backstreet Boys
Well, do I have to say anything? I'm not a girl, and I'm not gay. Therefore I can't physically like them.
Backstreet Boys sucks! Who hears this music nowadays?
Now this... This is what a real boy band is, they aren't auto-tuned crap like 1D and the Backstreet Boys are talented.

Kiss is the hottest band in the world, how could it be the 16th worst band!?
The original members wearing the makeup back in the mid 70's... NEVER! They melted your face off and kicked your ass! I'll admit... I'm not too fond of their lineup that they have today, but I'll never forget going to their concerts back in the day... They were amazing! Their concerts were unbelievable! Afterwards... You were so definitely that your hearing was off for 2-3 days, they shouldn't even be mentioned let alone be on this list what MAN seriously!
Kiss only survived because of their stage show and gimmicks. If they didn't have the makeup, costumes and gimmicky show they would have only made 2 albums at the most. They weren't ever about making good music. Their music was so corny. When Ace and Peter were replaced and they took the makeup off. Their music got better. They should have changed their name and left the Kiss mess behind.
I agree, they are very corny, this bands lyrics look like they were written by a 12 year old
[Newest]Yes... they really suck

32Bon Jovi
This band shouldn't be on this list bon jovi is awesome and this list is awful
You are all idiots for voting this band. They only have 3 of the best rock songs of all-time (from one album I might add)
Excuse me but they did the song living on a prayer biggest hit of the mid 80's.


[Newest]They're like Dokken boring at times

Don't put Heart up here! They know how to rock and gave us some fine tunes.
Heart was amazing for it's time and deserves no place on this list#
Giving me a heart attack!

34Spice Girls
THIS band should be the WORST! The Spice Girls embodied all the classic trappings of these manufactured teeny bop stars. And then they had the nerve to say this group was some kind of great feminist triumph. WRONG WRONG WRONG! Also, this group put together some of the worst hit songs ever.
These aren't a rock band?
Worst rock band ever!
[Newest]They're pop not rock!

These guys are terrible. They leader singers voice sucks my will to live. Sounds like a bitch instead of a man
I'm sorry, but I just can't stand this band.
Fun are just depressing. Nate Ruess' voice is terrible. Get this band to the top and also get Muse off this list.

36The Rolling Stones
Can't believe the stones are on this list. Arguably the best rock band ever (well maybe second behind Zep, but still)
Come on. Give me a break.
This list is ridiculous. The Rolling Stones is one of the best band in the rock music history. Also Kiss, Guns N' Roses, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Even if you do not like these bands, you can not say that they are bad.
[Newest]WHAT?! Can't say anything else.

375 Seconds of Summer
This is the wannabe version of All Time Low and Blink-182 with a hint of One Direction.


Seriously, worst band ever. They try to act rock and punk when they're not and they copy Green Day when they can never be as legendary. So basically, they suck balls. Even worse than one direction.
They in no way resemble punk, oe Green Day, they are closer to one direction more than anything else
[Newest]They're not a rock band. They're a boy band.

Dude saying it sucks doesn't make it true
They are an excellent band so whoever said it should keep their opinion in their head.


Why is Disturbed on here? They are awesome.
[Newest]Worst band ever. Music is not even good. Just rode a wave of crap music that was put out. They are not even metal.

The Gorillaz aren't even a rock band... What?
Why are they on this list? There awesome
Gorillaz is so original and they are awesome and they aren't rock, maybe feel good in is kinda rock and with rap but I wouldn't consider them as rock
[Newest]There awesome, best band ever, besides the Beatles and Linkin Park. and I'm 11

40Panic! At The Disco
Who ever even thought about putting patd on the list has problems
Whoever put these guys on the list is a Communist


41Gay Dad
Never even heard of this, but whatever floats you're boat I guess.


This Communist band just play horrible music against USA
They should at least be 15th because of their name laugh out loud
[Newest]Never heard of them but they should be number 1 on a list of worst band names.

42Red Hot Chili Peppers
What the heck. This list is retarted.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers is one of the most boring bands of today. Their name does not reflect their most popular songs even a little. The main singer's voice is flat ALL THE TIME, which makes all of their songs sound boring and depressing. If anything, I think the main singer should stop singing and become a rapper instead, since the only thing he is good at is coming up with original rhymes and rapping.
... Is this list serious?
[Newest]So bad that I take this pathetic excuse of a rock band as an offense.

This is the only list Brokencyde deserve to be #1 on.


When I first heard this band I thought it was some kind of a joke. Now I wish it was.


Quite possibly the worst idea ever. Screamo and hiphop mixed. enough said.

[Newest]Should be number 1 they absolutely suck

44The Black Keys
This is a bad list.
This is the worst list.
They brought blues back.

45Cannibal Corpse
Whoever added CC should die.
I like death metal, but for some reason I disliked this band instantly. They seem trying too hard to shock, and I wish the vocals were slightly clearer.
It is death metal.. Idiots

If you ever listen to devo's first album, you'll understand why they shouldn't be on this list. Their are strange but yet really cool band!
No clue who they are, but why is Cannibal Corpse on the list?!
Annoying! God, those flower pot things are so STUPID! "whip it whup it good" yeah, BITE ME

What? Worst band ever? This guys invented METAL ROCK! And they're the only good metal band that is not satanist! Black sabbath is obviously illuminati's band.
Who the hell put ac dc on this list?


What? This band is the worst? Try BEST. They have timeless classics like Back In Black (never gets old), Highway to Hell, Thunderstruck, and countless more. Jesus, people you guy suck at musical/band analysis.
[Newest]What is this band doing here it is the best metal rock of all time.

If you like fat dudes dressed as evil trees and the usual norg death to all thing scene your in for a treat, if not, it's fat duded dressed as evil trees and acting and sounding stupid.
Just Googled them and I have absolutely no idea what I am looking at and listening to

49Black Sabbath
This is just wrong
How can the founders of metal be on this list, they're AMAZING!
First of all, Black Sabbath (Tony Iommi) is the creator of metal music as we know it today. DEATH TO SMALL PUPPIES
[Newest]Since when did Black Sabbath appear on this list?

50Hello Kitty Suicide Club
I don't know them but why on hearth would you put that name to your band?

51Kings of Leon
The most overrated rock band of the last decade and one of the most overrated in history. "Sex on Fire", is a terrible song that never stopped getting played on radio or T.V.. "Only by the night", is a terrible album which someone added to my ipod. Worse still is that every non-rock fan adopts this band and pretends they like or have knowledge of rock music. People and the media only jump on their bandwagon because they are the only new rock band in recent years that have actually sold records in charts that are clogged with euro dance and hip hop fodder. I can think of 15-20 bands that are better than Kings of Leon that should be getting their acclaim. Kings of Leon aren't fit to carry their amplifiers.
This one is almost the only one that should actually be here. People were trded tbh to vote for metallica... Pff, st. anger death magnetic reload and load sucks but the stupid people don't see tht.


They are just AWFUL. This is by far the worst band on this list. Number 29? More like number 1. Worse than Bon Jovi, A7x, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, etc.? I think not.
[Newest]Vote them up they are so boring and unoriginal, deserve to be in the top 10.

52Hot Chelle Rae
I had to find a band that was relatively bad so I could say this: THIS IS THE STUPIDEST LIST EVER MADE! I mean seriously Nirvana? Red Hot Chili Peppers? U2, Guns n Roses, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, DragonForce, THE ROLLING STONES, and Green Day? THIS IS RIDICULOUS! Those bands are some of the best bands not the worst and anyone who denies it is lying to themselves. Next its gonna say the Beatles! Someone would die if they said that. Even if I don't like a band, I respect them enough to know they're talented (if they are)
I hated them when I fist heard their repetitive song "Tonight Tonight". the song doesn't actually have any REAL meaning... first he's singing about dancing in Hollywood, and then talking about a tattoo he got?
How are they even really considered rock and why are there so many good bands on here like rush mettalica and heart and well the list goes on they are responsible for every little peice of rock and metal today and really half of the bands on here shouldn't be considered rock they should make a new genra called crap. Haha

Muse is a brilliant band and if you look at other lists on this website for the greatest rock band. Muse is clearly on that list, this list however makes no sence putting some of the best bands of all time here. I don't think muse should be here at all, I think people just don't like the genre so they think all the greatest rock bands are crap. I love muse and it does not deserve to be here.
No other band is nearly as good as Muse.
Shut up all you people. muse is great along with half of this list. I don't really know why they are on here but they are awesome
[Newest]You think Muse are the worst band? You have no taste in music and love Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.

54Enter Shikari

They are all about the almighty dollar. Their shows and website can't push their crap bags fast enough. The amounts of money young girls have to spend in a room with their heart throbs to be herded through like cattle to listen to their repetitive and inane conversation, have a photo taken with them and get a bag of dime stor trinkets is foul. The content of their songs is sexual, yet parents allow their daughters and sons to attend these maniacal "concerts" where I understand the wait time for the opening acts and wait time takes far longer than the actual performance of Ross Lynch gyrating his pelvis, tugging at his hair and clothing is not appropriate. How do I know? My 12 year old daughter was a fan of the Disney show, "austin & Ally". She wanted to go to a show, so like a good parent, I did my research which is very simple on line. Do most parents want their hormone charged Tweens to exacerbate their sex drive already? I love good rock music for age appropriate people. There are many more important topics to write songs about than blatant sex. And, as I said earlier this young rock band is making a lot of bank from their fans.
These idiots turn Disney Channel into a freak show


They aren't even rock-. -
[Newest]What the heck?... Is this list serious?

I love toto style of music because they play a variety of music, blues jazz classic rock metal and lots more. they are famous for the song Africa, hold the line, st George and the dragons... its TOTO rocking my country in the far north, tropical paradise. STEVE LUKATHER THE LEGEND

One of the greatest bands ever
I love Oasis
They don't deserve to be on this list
The ugliest for sure

58Neon Trees
Horrible singer. Songs don't make sense. Example :everybody talks. This band hates talking! But they're doing it. what?

59Marilyn Manson
Overrated! The music is almost as bad as that ugly face.
Terrifying anti Christ, check. Ugly ass face, check. Lyrics that are weird, check. Horrifying music videos, check. Only thing coming for this guy is his metal guitars.


What is this doing here? If you don't like them just don't listen to them... So simple
[Newest]I have no idea what "style" you would call his music, but whatever it is, I hate it.

60Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Watch a video on YouTube about the "Scumbags of the Internet" by A Dose of Buckley. Just type in A Dose of Buckley Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and you'll see why. Not only are they bad, their attitude is absolutely horrendous too!
Don't get me wrong people, rja are GREAT in the studio and their lyrics do have pretty extreme meaning, but when it comes to live performances, the singer and the rest of the band really need to take lessons, plus they are kind of no different from other decent bands like Fall Out Boy, Blink 182 and Papa Roach.
Not very good in live.. I like their songs, lyrics to be exact.. but in live performances? Naahh!

61The Eagles
How did THESE guys get on the list. THEY ARE THE ULTIMATE American ROCK BAND. Pink Floyd, Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin are Brittish. But EAGLES? HOLY CRAP! BEST BAND IN AMERICA! They could try a capella if they wanted to. Great harmonies, and masterful guitar playing. Most great rock bands ain't got that


What! Eagles are amazing! They don't belong this list.
A very popular classic rock band with many great songs.


62Mindless Self Indulgence
Worst band ever. They only write songs about drugs, porn, and other meaningless music. They are only famous because they bass player married Gerard Way. Mindless Self Indulgence sucks.

63Pink Floyd
I totally agree, who ever made this crappy list is just one of those pop lovers because I have no idea why most of these bands are anywhere on this list.
What the hell is wrong with you people it's pink floyd not Justin bieber...!
Why the hell is Pink Floyd on this list? Whoever put them here (you're a sucky person), I have one thing to tell you. If you hate Pink Floyd, you hate music. Why, you ask me? Because they're the GODS of music. Get it? If not, go listen to Comfortably Numb, Astronomy Domine, Another Brick in the Wall and The Great Gig in the Sky. If you still don't understand, it's you're at fault because you're too stupid.
[Newest]Whoever put Pink Floyd here will be shameful.

643 Doors Down
Worst bridge ever in the song "Loser" pointless, doesn't match up with the rest of the music.. Dumbass guitarist just wanted to go off with lame ass solo

Very good rock band, doesn't belong on this list.


Christian Rock is NOT my thing.


Airbourne should not be on the list. The are what a rock band should be. They
Have style and are not monotone like many modern rock bands. Most modern music sucks these days. Get the list right and only include trash.

I love A-ha but it wasn't really a rock band so it shouldn't be on this list

68Green Day
I have absolutely no idea what's wrong with green day. They write their own music, they don't use autotune and very rarely do they use electronic music. They have talent
Green day is not that worst.. But they need to improve their style.. They have talent.. But they are using it wrongly. But at the same time, I accept that their guitar playing is amazing..
You blond fellow, they also have Jason white. They are one of thebest bands. Have you seen their new albums uno dos and tre?
[Newest]Green Day makes good music and just because they became mainstream it does not mean that they are a bad band
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69Lynyrd Skynyrd
They were the NASCAR of the rock scene of their era: Truly redneck in every redneck sense.

Their music embodies the worst aspects of the bar band, the Vegas-style show band, the artless ululations of a man-of-the-streets vocalist, southern chauvinism, party as a verb, guitar-store-caliber "bluesy" leads full of oodly-oddly and ernie-ernie and an occasional group-and-audience rebel yell.

They were a bad band with a stupid audience - jocks, speed cookers and toothless Florida longhair losers.

Sorry about the crash.
Lynyrd Skynyrd is amazing! You have probably only heard their more southern side. I deeply recommend getting into their discography. I have two of their records, and they are both amazing!

P.S. That Florida remark is mostly wrong, but not entirely.


All their songs are classic they are still around today how many other bands from their time can say that we still hear skynyrd songs and that's not a bad thing the only bad thing is talentless bands remaking their songs like shinedown and three doors down
1. Sweet Home Alabama is SATIRE! They are making FUN of the super redneck people. Simple man and gimme three steps are very original. They break the "we're super tough gr" rock mentality and do so without being weak. Seriously why are they here?
[Newest]What happened to Sweet Home Alabama?

70Cattle Decapitation
Once again, it's death metal, so I hate it.

I did't really hate them, but almost all the TepTopTens lists have in the top ten X-Japan or something from them... and they aren't really the best band!


Yes! This is so true! Stairway to Heaven, Holy Diver, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, Mr. Crowley, Crazy Train, AND Eruption are better than Art of Life! Jimi Hendrix is BETTER than Hide. Ozzy Osbourne is better than Toshi, Heck, EVEN Axl Rose is better than Toshi!


Even if you create lots of wonderful ballads that doesn't make you a true good artist


[Newest]X Japan is so underrated because the media hates them because they are not American/british

723 Days Grace
The person who made this list is an idiot. I-D-I-O-T! Bands like Guns N Roses, Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Devil Wears Prada, Green Day, should not be even close to this list. And that's not all, I could go on. But you've gone too far when you've put the rock band of the century THREE DAYS GRACE on here! It's bloody Three Days Grace for crying out loud! Whoever made this list, and the people who contributed, should be ashamed of themselves.


Okay guys, its THREE DAYS GRACE not 3 days grace


They are not worse than Quiet Riot. Whoever made this list can suck me.
[Newest]Okay three days grace is awesome. Who ever made this list is a retard

73The Devil Wears Prada
ooh c'mon, this isn't even music... why are good bands like g'n'r and pantera in this list?

Wait a minute isn't this actually the name of a movie?
Oh my God this band is on here? But why? There is nothing wrong with them, and I have yet to see Pierce the Veil. PIERCE THE VEIL NEEDS TO BE HIGHER THAN THIS THIS IS GOOD MUSIC

74Nine Inch Nails
They're awkward and sick! Plain and simple!
NIN has meaning less lyrics but there lyrics are beautiful

75You Me At Six
You me at six is a good band


77Cobra Starship
Cobra starship is so not awesome
Cobra starship is awesome
Being signed to Decaydance doesn't make them a rock band...

78Big Time Rush

79Los Hermanos
Actually, Los Hermanos means 'the brothers' in Spanish.
Spicy Taco (In Spanish)

What in the world?! Come ON. Foreigner is a legendary band. Tell me that you don't sing along to "Jukebox Hero".
Clearly whoever put them on this list forgot they did the song I want to know what love is, and their other great songs.


I totally agree with you, except "I Want To Know What Love Is" was essentially the the song that broke them up.


Foreigner ducking rocks! This whole list is bull! Were the voters retarded? I bet they were.
[Newest]What? Foreigner is great...

81Bring Me the Horizon
The worst music (if I can even call it that) I hate how they just scream all the time, it is not a talent to scream, especially when you can ruin your vocal chords that way.
Worst piece of crap of all time!
They may not be the best band but they are still better than most bands today
[Newest]Bring That Ass here Boi!

Radiohead's electronic music shows that they are a great band being able to create great music from other genres besides rock.

Electronic music is what they wanted to do and if they did just what the fans wanted by just creating rock music then they would be selling out and doing it for the money which isn't the true spirit of Radiohead.
Radiohead are gods amongst mere mortals, they should not be here. They should be in best bands of all time lists
Whenever Radiohead comes on the Pandora I feel the need to punch someone in the face. And then I realize it's just because Radiohead is playing. It can be a song of theirs I've never even heard before. So maybe that makes them great at something. I don't know.
[Newest]The most depressing band of all time, all their songs sound the same and they overuse autotune

83Fear Factory

84My Chemical Romance
, My Chemical Romance on top 127. Why does they even exist in this list? They're my second favorite band ever. And I'mma Justin Bieber-fan? Seriously I'am. But an Belieber who think these guys is fabulous is really hardcore. Seriously, stop saying they're bad! It's so deppresive.
Some of my friends tried to get to listen to this band but I just don't like there whole feel.
Screw what anyone says, they save lives! One of the best bands of the 2000's based on pure sound alone.
[Newest]My Chemical Romance is a great band... They just got categorized into the wrong group

85Lamb of God
What is lamb of god doing here? They are one of the best metal bands alive! With one of the most talented musicians...


Who the hell is buckcherry?
What the heck is buckcherry?

87Cradle of Filth
I smell bull about these guys being higher than Quiet riot.
If you ever wanted theme music for 'Halloween' in your house this would band's music would keep the neighbourhood kids away while 'trick or treating'. They write such in depth beautiful music
First of all COF shoudnt be on this list they are a death metal band
Secondly there music is awesome and legendary listen to "Absinthe With Faust" you will definitely like them.


88Scream the Lie

89The Silversun Pickups
Lazy eye is my favorite song. Period.
The Smashing Rip Offs.
They are defintley not are not one of the worst bands ever

90Attack Attack
The worst parts of metal (which isn't good to begin with) and pop (which aslo isn't good to begin with) mixed.

91Electric Light Orchestra
Why is this band here?
ELO does not belong on this list!

92Eccentric Toilet
Never heard them, don't want to. Just the name man! If you want to be taken seriously come up with at least a decent name for your band, really?
This is almost as bad as Poopfist (a band later in the list). Who came up with this name?

93Old Man's Child

Worst band name ever
Never heard of them before... don't think I want to.
This is a joke right? This can't possibly exist
[Newest]What type of band name is that?!?! Is this a typo?

Superb band and not only that but their name can be re-arranged to create an even better band... FREE!

This is the worst list ever.
What the hell? Rush is the best band ever.
This list is so messed up it makes me want to cry.
[Newest]Terrible list.. we love Rush.

97Third Eye Blind
Jumper? Semi charmed life? HELLO?

98Puddle Of Mudd

99Crazy Town

100Bullet For My Valentine
What the... ? Bullet For My Valentine is a great band. They actually have audible lyrics through their screaming and they can play live. I like their lyrics too, it's not "whiny" at all. I love especially Scream Aim Fire and Fever albums but I also like The Poison. Bullet For My Valentine DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE ON THIS LIST.
I'm. Going to kill who put this on here

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