All these bands deserve to have a self titled game the most. They've done a lot in their career and have a lot of songs suitable for GH or RB. This list does NOT include bands who already have a self themed GH or RB game.
1 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
Although it will never happen due to Robert Plant not wanting to be remember for 1 song, Zeppelin still deserves one more than any other band. So many people listen to so many of they're songs. Stairway TO Heaven is arguably the biggest song of the 70's. They're the 4th biggest selling band of all time and people still wear the 1971 U. S. Tour t-shirts. - gotamu
This would be great but would also mean the company that releases it has the right to their songs and the other can't put it on their networks and maybe not even in their games
I've read that the reason why Led Zeppelin (my favourite band) songs are not even on one Guitar Hero is because Jimmy Page has said that if anyone wants to play the guitar, he has to buy a real one and to learn to play a real one
I completely agree - Rocker00
AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.
Everyone talks about "Thriller" and how it sold 50 million copies. Everyone says that no album is even close in sales to "Thriller". Apparently "everyone" forgets that "Back In Black", AC/DC's 1980 album sold 48 million copies and was the biggest selling album for 4 years. AC/DC is one of those trademark bands. A lot of people that listen to only pop, rap, country, etc have at least heard the name AC/DC and know they exist. That's pretty remarkable to be able to say that. But they're not just a famous name, they're one of the greatest bands of all time. Back In Black is one of the most recognizable guitar rifts ever and also one of the most commercially sucssesful Hard Rock songs ever. AC/DC is also one of only 2 bands to lose the original vocalist and be more successful with the 2nd vocalist. - gotamu
Who the HELL put linkin park on here? And WHY isn't ACDC at first place? I'm Linkin Park fan myself but I know they don't come close to any of the bands on this list, much less than ACDC. Comparing them to ACDC would make them be around some sort of weekend assistant roadie for ACDC. ACDC FOREVER!
Everybody thinks taylor swift and her fearless or some other crap has gone platnum "so many times" howevery nobody knows AC/DCs Back In Black has gone platinum too many times too count taylor swifts has gone platinum around 3times
When I think of Guitar Hero, I think of AC/DC, enough said.
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3 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 ...read more.
They influenced pretty much every metal band. MAIDEN RULES! UP THE IRONS!
No, they were a band that was influenced by the band that influenced pretty much every metal band: Judas Priest. - HeavyMetalHero
Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.
They certainly have enough songs. They should make a Rock Band for them now! I love Queen and their legacy deserves a little... You know, help. Because some people still don't know who Queen is. And if ANY ONE adds Justin Beeper, I will destroy the world. Thanks
Very popular with some extremely famous songs, but also have enough guitar work to warrant a whole game. They have a "SingStar" game, but should have one of these too. - Scretty_MUFC
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. ...read more.
I'm not a big fan of Nirvana. My favorite genres are Hair Metal, Arena Rock, and Thrash Metal. Nirvana killed 2 of those and the other hasn't been the same since. Non-the-less Nirvana was very important band and had Kurt Cobain not died Nirvana could've easily been the next Beatles. They were a little of a cult type band; they had 4 or 5 big hits and every other song was considered a hit to they're die hard fans. Nirvana completely changed music and. 00's Rock and even 00's Pop is influenced by Nirvana's Grunge style of music. - gotamu
6 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 ...read more.
You guys must be the 1st
7 Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.
definitely - Himalayansalt
8 The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
From 1964 on, THe Stones have always been one of the most popular Rock bands. They're combination of blues and punk-ish rock N' roll is very hard to pull off successfully, but they did it. Mick Jaggar is without a doubt the best preformer in music ever. - gotamu
The Stones are legendary and they have a lot of great and diverse songs, so it would be very interesting to have a game about them. - Velilana
This could be a nice counter to the Beatles Rockband. A long career and plenty of songs.
9 Guns N' Roses
Known as "the most dangerous band of all time" GNR is a very recognizable band. VH1 names "Welcome To The Jungle" as the #1 Hard Rock Song of al time. On that list are songs like "Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin", and "Walk This Way - Aerosmith", etc. To be #1 on that list is a high accomplishment. But Welcome To The Jungle (#7) isn't even they're highest charting song. Sweet Child O'Mine (#1), Paradise City (#5), and November Rain (#2) all charted higher. "Sweet Child O' Mine" is one of the greatest guitar songs of all time. "Rolling Stone" has "Welcome To The Jungle", "Sweet Child O' Mine", and "Paradise City" on it's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. - gotamu
One of my favorite songs ever is Sweet Child o'mine. Welcome to the Jungle and paradise City are really good too. - booklover1
Oh Guns N' Roses! They may be FnO (fat & old) now, but aren't we all a little fat and older? Sweet Child... is my favourite intro EVER. And always will be.
10 Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative rock 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). ...read more.
I would scream (pun intended) if they made this a thing
This game would be hard
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.
Part of the thing with Megadeth is singer/lead guitarist Dave Mustaine was the original Metallica guitarist and he quit to make his own band. Well ok... so what? The full story of it is Metallica has a self themed GH and Metallica's Kirk Hammet is looked at by a lot of people as better than Dave, but from what we've seen with "THis Day We Fight", "Sudden Death", and "Holy Wars... The Punishment DUe" (all by Megadeth) we can tell that Mustaine is the better guitarist, that of which he's been trying to prove for about 30 years unsuccessfully. A GH Megadeth would probably finally show who's the better guitarist (this is coming from a guy with 87 Metallica songs on his ipod) - gotamu
12 Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.
13 The Who
The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.
This would sell, do it!
Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.
I still don't understand how Korn doesn't get any attention these days. They ushered in a new genre of music and made Rock cool again at the time when Boy Bands and pop music was taking over the airwaves. With 12 studio albums, they have more than enough material, and unlike most of the bands on this list, their albums' sounds and themes change pretty drastically from album to album. If nothing else, it wouldn't be close to a repetitious sound nor game.
Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band's final lineup is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their other members of that lineup: Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.
Neil Peart is arguably the best songwriter of all time. He also has without a doubt the best drum set ever and Peart is referred to as the greatest drummer of all time more than any other drummer. Geddy Lee is also one of the if not the best bass player and he's a pretty good singer too. The 3 members of Rush are also the best musicians in a rock band, there is no one else who can preform songs easily with songs that go from 4 beats per measure to 6 bpm to 11 bpm to 2 bpm (cough* Tom Sawyer). - gotamu
Well obviously Led Zeppelin would be the best, but because they would never agree to having their music in a Rock Band/Guitar Hero game, I think Rush is the next best thing.
Definitely except no drummer would be able to do Tom sawyer or la villa stragiato.
Would give GH players an actual reason to play base
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Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.
Versailles have the best dual guitarists ever. I don't even like the game but WE ARE VERSAILLES and we deserve one. Hizaki and Teru... Hell Yeah!
18 Def Leppard
Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 ...read more.
This would be amazing when Drones comes out
20 Deep Purple
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
DP is arguably more influential than Zeppelin and the Stones. Ritchie Blackmore inspired Yngwie Malmsteen, who some say is then greatest guitarist ever. He inspired me too but that's not important. It would defiantly be near impossible to play GH/RB Deep Purple cause of how good each member of the band is at the instrument they play - gotamu
Deep Purple is (for me) by far the best band of all time. I think, they are very underrated, cause they've influenced a lot of musicians too. To hear "Child In Time, " "Highway Star, " "Speed King" and all the others is a pleasure for your ears, and should be heard by gods!
But that's just my opinion. ;)
Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.
Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
Neal Schon is one of the most underrated guitarists of all time. He's is in fact one of the very best. Then everyone knows that Steve Perry is one of the best singers, and Jonathan Cain and Steve Smith are some of the greatest keyboardists (Cain) and drummers (Smith) ever. Journey's labeled genre is Arena Rock, but they have been interpreted as being in a lot of different genres. Before Steve Perry came, they were a Fusion band. "Any Way You Want It" is on VH1's list of the 100 greatest Hard Rock songs of all time, and a lot of Hair Metal radio stations on iTunes play Journey songs. Journey is the only other band that has been more sucsseful with their 2nd vocalist than theyre 1st. - gotamu
Neal Schon is certainly THE most under rated guiarist... EVER!
His musical versatility, his incredibly creative song writing skills,
And the amazing style he created in the early 70's, which caused the birth
Of the "80's guitar solo ", which was copied by so many guitarists, in later years, along with his ability to shred with the best of them, should land him in the top 25 guitarists of all time... And the various styles coverd by Journey, in all the years they have been together seems unmatched by any band
Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed ...read more.
24 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.
25 Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.
We need thezqd grunge-version Guitar Hero game, and I'd think Pearl Jam should fit right in their - Luigibuscus
26 Motley Crue
Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.
Motley Crue is the reason that Hair Metal was the main genre in the 80's. They dominated the Sunset Strip and set a inspiration of clothing for the Hair Metal genre. Tommy Lee can plays his live drum solos in a cage that spins him upside down in a circle at a intense rate, and Lee still plays with accuracy and he never loses any ability to play. - gotamu
Motley is the start of great hair metal.
They set an inspiration to bands to come.
Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .
28 Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.
29 Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate ...read more.
The Foos get many songs in Rock Band and Guitar Hero games like Everlong, This Is A Call, The Feast and The Famine and many others. I'm a really big fan of Foo Fighters and I really like Rock Band so I wish a day or another, Harmonix will rock on a Foo Fighters Rock Band or a Guitar Hero : Foo Fighters
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.
31 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, ...read more.
32 The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.
33 Electric Light Orchestra
The Electric Light Orchestra are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan.
34 X Japan
X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.
36 Dream Theater
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
Coldplay 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.
38 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .
39 Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s.
41 Stone Temple Pilots
42 White Stripes
43 Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.
44 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.
Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.
46 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.
47 Judas Priest
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.
48 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.
49 King Crimson
King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band has had numerous lineup changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (guitar). ...read more.
50 The Eagles
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
The Eagles are easily one of the most influential bands in rock history. Enough said.