Worst Rock Bands of All Time

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1Nickelback

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 ...more

If it sounds awful try changing your guitar's tuning, they could probably be using a different tuning

Blood On the Dance Floor is MUCH worse.

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2Jonas 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.

I don't think that you realize that this band is not punk rock. This band is not even pop punk (which is understandably hated), Actual punk, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Bad Religion.. That's punk rock, not this pop group. - longlostdogofit

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 ...more

Not a rock band - BP353

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3One 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 ...more

Well, I wouldn't say that One Direction is the worst band ever, mainly because there are a LOT of other horrible bands out there. They have only two good songs (I like a lot nu-metal/grunge/punk bands).

They don't write their own music, and they don't have a lot of depth in their songs, all it is is synthesizers and cheesy lyrics about girls.

Overall, the deserve to be around fifth place - Blair_Ball

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

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 ...more

Not a rock band - BP353

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4Black Veil Brides

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.

This band sucks including all the other listed band on here. All of these rock bands sings about suicidal and depressive songs. Constantly addressing suicide is only further promoting it. All they sing about is self conscious and loneliness which is quite depressive also further pushing self conscious people to fall into more depression. Their songs strongly sings about rebels and riot. The song 'fallen angel' sings about satan disciple which obviously no one wants to be or for some actually want to be. The lead guy also wear inverted cross tattoo representing anti christ and proudly pledging his allegiance to satan. These people are really good at writing lyrics and write songs which relates to you and after that its all brainwashing from there. Good luck guys

In my opinion, they blow Nickelback out of the water twice for how bad they are.

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5Limp 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 ...more

The other band members are talented, but especially people hates Fred Durst and the combination of rap and metal. - 05yusuf09

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 ...more

I was going to put wolfmother, but once I saw limp bizkit, I had to vote. I can't believe I liked these guys when I was a kid - SeanW

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6Creed

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.

Creed never was and I fear never will be innovative just like nickelback the hypocritical fools

Their singer sucks, but the backing band is very talented.

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7Fall 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. - Tobzz

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

These stupid pop music crap. They are simply a way for crappy "emo punk" 12 year old girls to feel like they are into rock. Spoiler alert, Fall Out Crap is just another stupid piece of pop that has invaded true rock.

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8Blood 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 ...more

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.

Trash. Pure trash.

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9ColdplayColdplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

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.

Coldplay is a good band shouldn't be on this list

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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?

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11Tokio 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)

They are not even a ROCK band to begin with so I don't think they should be included in this list.

This list is entitled 'Worst Rock Bands of All Time' after all but apparently the vast majority of people who visit this site can't even read.

Having said that, their 'music' undeniably sucks though and I will tell you why: incredibly cheesy teenage-oriented lyrics, dull sounding guitar tones and extremely poor technical skills by the rest of the band. They don't even try to write good music because their fanbase is composed almost exclusively by dumb teenagers with very bland musical tastes and they are totally OK with this very fact.

All these facts only support the idea that Tokio Hotel are nothing more but a bunch of losers who only are probably in it for the money and fame.

They don't even write their own songs. Pop music for girls, just like One Direction. Boy band for emo girls, and their guitarist is absolutely horrible (tom kaulitz), he doesn't put any effort into playing that that thing. Just look up tom kaulitz guitar solo and you'll see.

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12U2

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..

There are very few U2 songs that I actually like. However, most of their very popular ones like New Year's Day, With Or Without You, and Where The Streets Have No Name, are my least favorites from the band. I do like Mysterious Ways, Gloria, Vertigo, Desire, and the song When Love Comes to Town featuring B.B King. In general, they are not the worst band, but far from the best in my opinion.

There songs are bad.

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13Blink 182Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

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.

Blink 182 is a band that does not deserve to be categorized with bands such as Green Day, The Offspring, and Fall Out Boy. Their lyrics are immature and adolescent and don't fit at all with any idea of pop punk culture. While some people might think of them as influential, the whiny vocals and immature lyrics make Blink 182 one of the worst rock bands I've ever had the misfortune to listen to.

Listen to "I Miss You". I hate this genre but these guys still have talent... Shouldn't be here

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1430 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 ...more

If you take a drum machine and make it play voice, a couple instruments, and a drum beat, that pretty much covers it. I am not sure they are even real. I think the band and music is computer-generated from all of the cliche bands/songs of all time.

Jared Leto should've just stuck to acting

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15Asking 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

Awful music! I don't' know how people can like this... repetitive lyrics, screams, screams, screams, 8-bit sounds, PEOPLE, LISTEN TO REAL BANDS, THIS IS A S%$@!

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16NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Nirvana is awesome they should not be here

Nirvana is a great band and shouldn't be on here.

NIrvana revolutionized rock music without even wanting to do so! Are you all out of your minds? They are still a huge influence for countless modern rock bands all over the world! Who ever voted for them to be include here must have had a very bad LSD trip or something. This is not acceptable at all.

There songs make no sense

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17Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (vocals , pianist [rapper]), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

WHY ARE THEY EVEN ON THIS LIST?
Do you people even know what music is?
They are so talented!
They are legends!
Your keypad must be broken Jstin Bieber lovers.

It seems that you don't know what music is, Linkin Park is the most common and most overrated band of all time, years ago they were a decent band, now they are an excuse to rock - Anonimo-99

What? Why they're on number 19? You can't be serious! They should've been number 1! But thanks God Muse are so far below them! Most Linkin Park members have no talent of playing music. I mean, the "guitarist" can't play solo, the "bassist "only can do basic riffs and melodies, the "vocalist" can't do any vocal technique, just basic singing without vibrato. But the drummer and the rapper have some talent, though. I've ever seen Bleed It Out drum solo and it's amazing! The rapper is the real musician because he mastered almost all area of music. He can rap, sing, play piano, play guitar, and even draw, paint, etc, etc. Linkin Park is a band that has way too many members in my opinion. Chester should'nt have been there. He has no reason to join Linkin Park. He's there to sing? Mike's voice is better than him. Play guitar? Mike can do it. Piano? Mike is enough. If Linkin Park often features any other rapper Mike can sing instead of rapping. Linkin Park also have lots of songs without rap, ...more

People who say there are crap I think you people are jb fans
Happy to see LP last on this list muse, colplay, Green Day should not be ther

Linkin Park is the best band ever. They should not be in this list.

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18Radiohead

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

They are the BEST musical act the world has ever seen...

Great band, why are they on here?

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19Maroon 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

Listen to their first album, it was actually good. Now they aren't even rock. They are just annoying. No offense to any Maroon 5 fans - Jonerman

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20Daughtry

The same pattern of song very repetitive - ronluna

Why is daughtry in this list? They have very good songs (over you, life after you, no surprise, crawling back to you... )

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 - Danielsun182

Just garbage.. This particular artist and its fans just plain upset me for some reason.. Makes me wonder what intrigues the mainstream listeners ear, and brings me great feelings of despair about future generations of the art of music

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