Top 10 American and Japanese Rock Bands

It's up to you the title says it all the best bands from Japan to America you vote you decide and tell me if this is a good list wouldn't hurt to make a better list.

The Top Ten

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

THE GAZETTE will bring out your INSIDE BEAST. and it can be FADELESS. even if they are not well known in the other country but for me the are the Best AND NO ONE COULD REPLACE IT. AND PLEASE IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE A BAND COULD LISTEN OFF. just listen to the songs of THE GAZETTE and you will get SUICIDE CIRCUS and goosebumps. you will nob bored if you listen to them. I LOVE THE GAZETTE SINCE THEY SHOWED UP. never left them because I know they will remain in my mind and heart. "Philippines LOVE THE GAZETTE.

The GazettE is one of the best and most inspirational bands ever with their amazing music, vocals, guitars, bass, drums, and lyrics. Absolutely amazing band.

I absolutely LOVE GazettE! They descend spot number 1! They are a growing rock band and need more attention. I love how they have a mixture in their music making them a much more diverse band. So whatever mood you're in, you will always have a song by GazettE to for you. Also the range in vocals is beautiful, especially in the song 'Invisible Wall'. If you're not feeling like listening to heavy music you can choose from a great selection of GazettE songs and vice versa. Pure perfectionists. Simply amazing

Ruki maybe not the best vocalist because his vocal range is not that high but he is the only singer that could make me cry though I dun understand a word in his song. He composed most of gazette's songs which are varieties in genre from blood to rock, metal, nu metal, industrial, ballad, jazz and so on. The best band ever! All of them are very charismatic and talented!

2 X-Japan

WHY ISN'T THIS BAND KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WEST?! Face it Gazette fans, I'm not saying Gazette isn't great and original, but there are definitely X-related influences. X is and always has been pure genius, nothing less and nothing less.

They actually made me care about both metal and classical music, which have always been two of my least favorite genres. If that's not a sign that they're incredible, I don't know what is

We Are X! This is my favorite band...

Thers nothing to say about this band only that they started hard rock or metal which every one you call this is the king of bands - rockhero920

3 One Ok Rock One OK Rock, is a Japanese rock band, formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2005. The band currently consists of Takahiro Moriuchi, Toru Yamashita, Ryota Kohama, and Tomoya Kanki.

The rock band whose popularity just keeps on increasing and has collected quite a number of fans all around the world!

They have no bad song! All their songs will keep you captivated!

And unlike most Japanese band/singer their english pronunciation is wonderful!

Try listening to Kanzen Kankaku Dreamer, NO SCARED, and The Beginning!

I like them very much

We love ONE OK ROCK.

One Ok Rock may not have technically speaking the best people, but their chemistry, their creativity, their use of pauses and rifts is amazing. I love every one of their songs

4 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

Every single song of Linkin Park is part of life. They change my life

Epic metal scream eh? You guys know drop the base and dupstep... YOU ROCK

If it wasn't for the fact that they are like the number one overrated American band in history that's why I put them at number 4 - rockhero920

Haven't listened a lot of them because I just discovered their music. they are just amazing! (discovered them by One OK Rock by the way they are fans too)

5 Nightmare

Nightmare is like a legendary band they are awesome they are like the maroon 5 of Japan - rockhero920

6 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 1995. They have released eight albums. They have also released two live albums and three remix albums.
7 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Not rock but still great.

This band to is kinda overrated but they are a good band - rockhero920

8 Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason more.
9 Trapt Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong".

Trapt should be in the top 5 but it is up to yyou - rockhero920

10 Luna Sea

Luna sea are a great band if you like music you have to know about them - rockhero920

The Contenders

11 Dir en Grey Dir En Grey is a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.

An exceptional voice. Of outstanding musicians. Melodious, almost religious... We are transported. They are, and they are remain the best. For ever.


Best band I've ever heard when it comes to instrumentals and vocals. The lyrics are incredible too. This band definitely deserves more recognition.

The meaning of real true music never pierced my ears until I heard Dir en Grey for the first time.

They famous both on Japan and America

12 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.

L'arc~en~ciel is the first Japanese band which ever have a concert in Madison Square Garden. It just legendary band which can play in there

It's very Great


13 Big Time Rush

Oh ok I was about to have an heartattack

I honestly put this here because I ran out of bands - rockhero920

14 Nirvana Nirvana 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. more.
15 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

Why are Bullet for my Valentine on this list? Sure they're a great band but they aren't Japanese or American. They're Welsh.

Yasss I love Avenged Sevenfold, and that's coming from somebody who voted for X Japan!

16 UVERworld

Uverworld is the BEST

Their music is so interesting! How the singer of the group is able to play around with the music is just awesome! Their drummer is not lacking at all! Their all very good. Listen to their songs, GOLD, DTECNOLIFE, COLOURS OF HEART. all of their songs are good

17 SID

Band, a band started in 2003 and continued to progress even more to reach the stars and fame very high and have received several titles because of this rapid progress. In addition to all this, many of their songs were used for some animations such as Monokuro no kiss of the black bulter animation, Enamel song for the same animation and Garasu no Hitomi song for the same animation,And used Ranbu no Melody song for Bleach animation) and a lot of other songs for a number of animation at least 10 fees, And marked with more celebrations and others and are still so far continue to progress.

18 Scandal

Scandal is heaven every day and every night I have to hear their songs. And the members are so talented and they are so young. They are really amazing!

Scandal should be in the top 10, big time rush a rock band? How? How can u think that after hearing scandal

Everyday I hear scandal song..

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20 Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".


21 Vamps
22 Loudness

Legendary heavy metal band from Japan. loudness still the best.

23 Man with a Mission
24 Kiss Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.
25 Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.
26 Vidoll
27 Crush 40
28 Crossfaith
29 Diaura

Yo-ka is so smoking sexy

30 An Cafe An Cafe, also known as Antic Cafe or Antikku Kafe, is a Japanese dance rock band consisting of Miku (vocals), Takuya (guitar), Yu-ki (keyboard), Teruki (drums) and Kanon (bass), that formed in 2003. Guitarist Buo left the band in 2007. more.

So cute a kawaii

31 Flow

Fighting dreamers is by far my favourite Naruto theme

32 Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.
33 Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
34 Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002 by brothers guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong, with lead vocalist Michael Barnes.
35 Switchfoot Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California. The band plays as a quintet.
36 Demon Hunter Demon Hunter is an American Christian metal band from Seattle, Washington, started in 2000 by brothers Don Clark and Ryan Clark. Although the brothers created the band together, only Ryan remains, since Don left the band to take care of his family.
37 Rentrer En Soi
38 9Goats Black Out
39 Melt-Banana

First of all.. They are probably one of the most intense punk bands I've ever heard. Second of all.. They are one of the most quirky punk rock bands I've ever heard!

40 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). more.
41 Royz

They are so wicked awesome and Subaru is so hot and sexy so is kuina I just want to pat his belly laugh out loud

42 Monolith

Aww they are so adorable I love the song mary

43 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

Andy biersack is so funny and adorable

44 Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

I love their song my heart is broken

45 Shinedown Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.
46 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
47 Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.
48 Ministry Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded by lead singer and only original member Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a new wave synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the mid-1980s.
49 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. more.
50 The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation. They are also considered to be one of the most influential alternative more.
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