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.
Yes, I remember this list - it's really one of the most messed up lists I have ever seen. - Metal_Treasure
They aren't hard rock they are grunge and they are number 1 on the list - christangrant
2 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.
How are they Hard Rock? plus they are number 2 on the list - christangrant
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". ...read more.
I think they made some Hard Rock songs in the 90s, but they are still a metal band despite of making Hard Rock songs. - Userguy44
4 Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam is a Alternative/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.
Grunge not Hard Rock - christangrant
I would also call them grunge, but I would say they do draw some hard rock influence. - Adrian_4
5 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.
6 Stone Temple Pilots
Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. ...read more.
Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Chris Cornell died on May 17th, 2017.
8 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 ...read more.
Grunge/Alternative - christangrant
9 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. 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 ...read more.
This pop punk and the funny thing is that only 1 band in the Top 10 is Hard Rock and its Guns N" Roses - christangrant
Pop Punk and Alternative. - Userguy44
10 Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Industrial plus songs like Closer and Hurt aren't rock yet they are also called Metal songs LOL - christangrant