Top 10 Bands that Aren't Metal According to Encyclopaedia Metallum
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Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
Staind was a heavy metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. ...read more.
I see that even the article under their name on this site says "Staind was a heavy metal band formed in...".
But to me they aren't metal - they are a punk-influenced band, with hard rock, alternative, post-grunge and even pop elements. - Metal_Treasure
64 Joy Division
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.
65 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.
I agree with most of this list but Green Day was never metal to begin with... - BoredJeff02
Punk Rock, Pop Punk, Alternative Rock...I didn't know anybody thought them as a metal band. - Undistinguished
I didn't add this and wonder who would confuse them with metal... - Metal_Treasure
Their heaviest song American Idiot is the closest they got to being Metal - christangrant
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66 Blue Cheer
Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues rock style, and are also credited as being some of the earliest pioneers of heavy metal, ...read more.
Many people believe Blue Cheer invented metal. Not true. I personally never believed in that. - Metal_Treasure
Static-X formed in Los Angeles in 1994. ...read more.
69 In This Moment
I actually never believed Maria Brink sings metal. - Metal_Treasure
70 Chelsea Grin
71 Miss May I
Miss May I is an American metalcore band from Troy, Ohio. Formed in 2007, they signed to Rise Records in 2008 and released their debut album, Apologies Are for the Weak through the label while the members were still attending high school.
Warrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, California, that experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million.
As Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath said, "Poison and Warrant were about as metal as the Backstreet Boys. If you are a pop band, don't say you're a metal band." - Metal_Treasure
73 Tokio Hotel
Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass) that formed in 2001. ...read more.
HIM is a rock band from Helsinki, Finland. The band was formed in 1992 by vocalist Ville Valo, and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, under the name His Infernal Majesty.
75 Demon Hunter
76 Thousand Foot Krutch
78 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.
They are a hard rock band in my opinion, - Lucretia
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. V 1 Comment
80 Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's ...read more.