Top Ten Artists That Define Rock Musicjprg12
The Top Ten
Rock Opera, Rock Pop, whatever ROCK you could find, Queen had a song of that. They were all around and they basically scoped the whole MUSIC scene. They had the greatest rock songs of all time too and the had the greatest rock performer as well, Freddie Mercury. Nothing can compare to what great Rock Artist these guys are and what great ARTISTS they R. In fact, they should be number one on this list.
Where would we be today without Queen? NO WHERE! They could do any genre and make it have to do with rock. Example: Opera Rock (Bohemian Rhapsody. )
For all 1970s and Classic Rock Fans, and Queen, listen to Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera and then add all their achievments together. - allqueen
Way over-rated. Deserves to be top 20 at best, but definitely NOT top 10.V 6 Comments
They've got the riffs, the solos, the soul, the groove, the heavy stuff, the ballads, the epics and a huge catalogue that has enormous variety. Great guitar, drums, bass, singing and musicianship. Isn't that what rock n' roll is all about?
PS. Why is slayer in the top 10s? They're good but they don't define rock at all. - fidelcanojr
if you have never heard of zeppelin, you have been living under a rock since the 60's!
they are one of the most famouse bands ever! - 678rob754
Led Zeppelin defined rock. But not like Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley or Beatles. - zxm
They created Rock. They are Gods. They are Led Zepplin. Period. - vats11V 2 Comments
Why are Journey number 1? They have got to be the most overrated rock band of all time with the most overrated rock song of all time. Yes Steve Perry is okay, but he is extremely overrated. He sounds like every 80's singer. Any real music fan knows that Journey sucks. I expected The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen, The Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd among others to be on the top of this list. But when I see that Journey is #1, then this list can't be taken seriously. Give me a break!
Saying that Rush defines rock n roll is a bit far fetched...actually a LOT far fetched! They are a good band, but The Beatles shaped and changed rock forever. If you ask anyone who The Beatles are, they would know, but I can't say the same for Rush.
Journey is above The Beatles? Unbelievable! The Beatles marked the coming of an entirely new age of music. As far as impact and influence goes, The Beatles deserve Number 2 at least. - winner333
My favorite bandV 6 Comments
I'm a huge fan of Journey! They are my favoriteband, except for maybe AC/DC. I'm just not sure of they define rock as much as Elvis or Led Zeppelin.
Amazing band definitely defines rock
My favorite band from the 80s
AC/DC defines rock plain and simple
Who put's journey up everywhere
The Best Rock band ever! How are they not #1 or at least in the top 5? Seriously, Highway to Hell is like an Anthem for all things Rock.
They defines hard rock - shatti
When you think of rock, you think of AC/DC. That's just how it works. - Shake_n_Bake13V 2 Comments
One of my favourite bands of all time. They take hard rock to the next level. - IronSabbathPriest
Rush is amazing and is the best band of all time I don't no why its not number 1
I loved Rush! Although they are more progressive. - Pony
The most talented band of all timeV 2 Comments
As John Lennon said, "Before Elvis, there was nothing".
Actually before Elvis there were tons of black rock and blues artists but OKAY - Erucu
The King. He didn't really father rock n roll but he just did it so well. - comicoco
You say it yourself, before there were tons of " black "... but none of Rhythm and Blues singers were white. Elvis said many times ( on interviews, on the 1968 T.V. come back show... ) that before him black artists were doing what he was doing back in 1954. He opened the doors to white audiences. Without him this list would not even exist!
They really defined rock they were the first bad influence rock band and began an age of rebellion they should easily be number one
I was listening to the Stones back when everyone else I knew listened to the Beatles. - BobG
Rolling stones is a legend
Absolutely no way should Linkin Park even be on this list. They never did anything to define rock. If they didn't exist, the world would be no different.
They have ease, soul every song. Lp is the best number 1
Lp is the best they should number 1
The death of anyone is a sad thing, and Chester Bennington is no exception.
But I'm not sorry for him. He left behind his wife and children and that was cowardly thing to do. Yeah, it must be SO hard having tens of millions of dollars. Link in Park sucked anyway.
They certainly did better than the Beatles, that's for sure
Why is this below Linkin Park?
Why is this below Linkin Park? Linkin Park created nothing new, they just made good songs that sounded like other good songs. PF, however, did things no one else had done before.
I don't necessarily listen to Kiss at ALL, but when I grew up, I always thought "Man, those are THE guys" when thinking of rock music. - higgsboson2142
KISS Should be number one in this list, Because The Music, Make-Up, and the Stage Performance that they had since day 1, KISS Is the greatest rock band in the history of rock n roll
Hows does Green Day and Linkin Park define rock? Seriously people, IF YOU don't KNOW ABOUT WHAT YOUR VOTING FOR THEN don't VOTE
Father of Rock N' Roll. There wouldn't be any rock music without him. Both Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry did for rock music. But if its about rock solos, riffs, then Chuck Berry deserves the credit. He should be on top 20 at least. - zxm
What is Avril Lavinge doing on this list?
WHAT?! Metallica at 22 and F***ING LINKIN PARK AT 4?! This list is bull plus slayer and black sabbath are even further down! If it wasn't for Sabbath metal wouldn't exist!
U2 barely qualifies as rock. They suck
They're ok I guess but not the best
How is this possible? A product of the un-initiated voting!
My favorite band of all time. (Well, except during the mid-70's when guys started leaving the band or dying.) - BobG
Why other stupid rock posers are above them? Green Day is so much better than those posers. They should be in the top 10.
Oh damn Green Day can't be in 31'st position.. Guys vote for Green Day they are so epic...
Why theses guys are ahead of AC/DC I will never understand.
the who must be on the top 5 - snoopbanks
Played punk rock before the punks came along. - BobG
This disappoints me. Sometimes I wonder if they were the last band that knew what rock 'n roll is about.
Nirvana is the definition of Grunge Rock - Danielsun182
Inspired me to play guitar and smells like teen spirit was so inspiring to people... Beatles, Nirvana, Rolling Stones, Led ZeplinnACDC, The chili peppers all have to get up on this!
Nirvana were the greatest musicians ever.
They Had A Big Responsibility In Killing Off A GENRE - FettiMCV 12 Comments
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