Top Ten Artists That Define Rock Music


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21 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, more.

Sabbath at 36? That's enough internet for today...

These guys defined everything in heavy metal, including hard rock, glam rock, grunge, and Iron Man is in Beavis and Butthead.

These guys have a unique sound to their music and are one of the bands that practically started rock/metal. Sabbath is a legend!

22 Slayer Slayer more.
23 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
24 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

They define industrial rock.

25 Boston Boston Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s.

One of the biggest debut albums ever.

26 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

I decided to vote for someone on the list that I consider extremely influential and talented but underrated less obvious and currently low ranked. Tough choice between him and Kelly Clarkson, though. - Billyv

Hale the the thin white duke

27 Van Halen 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.

Van Halen number 15!?!? Nickelback number 9. Van Halen is one of the most original Rock Bands ever. Nickelback is number two on's most hated musical artist partly because of their lack of originaly. Van Halen have the Greatest and most inovative guitarist after Jimmi Hendrix, Michael Anthony is a hell of a bass player and is one of the best backup vocalist in hard rock. Then their is the unique Alex van halen with his unique double kick style drumming and helped put Ludwig Drums on the map with an awesome snare drum tone and lastly there is David lee roth one of rocks greatest frontman of altime, the band survived his departure from Van Halen and enjoyed success with Sammy Hagar... a success bigger than Nickelback.

Eddie van halen was voted the greatest guitarist of all time by guitar magazine. He has one of the most famous and legendary tones of all time. He is one of the guitarist who can shred melodically. He worked with the greatest musician in history Michael ...more

28 The Allman Brothers
29 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.

IRON MAIDEN in 29...
Good luck...Rock N Roll...

IRON MAIDEN IS BETTER THAN Green Day enough said

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

Are you kidding me, come on society, one of the best and most influential American rock bands of all time!

Aerosmith is definitely one of the best bands in the world! And one of my personal favorites! They have so many great songs and Steven Tyler has a fantastic voice!

Best band of all time. come on! They have to be #1

No should be at one

31 Little Richard Little Richard Richard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name, Little Richard, is an American musician, singer and songwriter.
32 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
33 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

Absolute great guitar solos and riffs... Hendrix was a god - jprg12

Best guitarist of all time on Rolling Stone Magazine, so clearly he defines rock music

If rock means electric guitar, there is nobody more important...

34 Dire Straits Dire Straits Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.
35 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.

I can't spell Rock without Pepper they made it extremely "Hot"

Um... Who put bands like 30 seconds to mars Green Day and nickelvack on here... The list is supposed to be defininng bands and 30 seconds to mars suck so does Green Day and nickelback may be ok but not defining

36 The Animals The Animals The Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the early part of the decade.
37 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

Their music is holy, we should name their music Holy-Rock

38 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.

Best band in my opinion even though they have slowed down especially after all hope is gone and I think.5 the gray chapter is okay but not as good as their debut album and Iowa and they kind of slow down for subliminal verses.

39 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.
40 The Clash The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
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