Top 10 Best American Rock Bands

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41 Slayer Slayer ...read more.

Actually Paramore is an awesome band with real talent and real emotion. Slayer is just evil and demonic, and all they talk about is cutting up women and torturing innocent people. Death metal is disgusting and inhumane!

Slayer is not Death Metal. They are Thrash metal...

Uh way better than paramore and coldplay

42 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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.

Avenged sevenfold always cheers me up when I am down all of the band members are amazing and talented and this is why they are my favorite band of all time

What's going on here, Avenged Sevenfold are much too good to be number 34. Come on guys, this is ridiculous.

I love this band! This is the one reason!

42!?!?!?! Deserves top 20 - Disturbedpotato

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43 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.

So underrated and misunderstood.

Nine inch nails is masterpiece. Songs Closer and Hurt are the best - Disturbedpotato

44 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.
45 Dave Matthews Band Dave Matthews Band Dave Matthews Band is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer/backing vocalist Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore.
46 Grateful Dead Grateful Dead

The common spirit of their music, performances, lifestyle and even politics is uniquely American. Combine that with their huge fanbase, prodigious concert portfolio spanning thirty years, technical excellence of their live performances and huge digital footprint leads to one conclusion: the Grateful Dead are the best and perhaps the only true American band.

The Grateful Dead embodies Americana, a true national treasure. By far the greatest American band

Seriously? They were neglected? Wow.

The one true American band, there really is no other.

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47 Blind Melon

Ya'll sleep.

48 Blink-182 Blink-182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

Greatest pop punk band of all time.

What the heck this band is not in the top 10 list... It created the punk rock...

Um... Yeah... Created "the punk rock" only 20 years after the Ramones did... Or 25 years after the Stooges did, depending on your viewpoint.

49 Overkill Overkill Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D.
50 REO Speedwagon
51 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

Paramore is my number one favorite band in the whole world, and I've been listening to them since their first amazing album All We Know Is Falling. Hayley Williams is so cool and shes got an awesome singing voice and she writes her own songs. She's my hero! Paramore should actually be number one! I don't care what the haters say, Paramore rules the world!

Come on they are WAY better than 28!

52 Alice In Chains 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.

In my opinion, Alice in chains is the greatest harmonizing band of all time. Just listen to the whole jar of flies album

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

44 is just an offensive number to any boston fan. almost every human on earth knows the songs more than a feeling, peace of mind, foreplay/longtime. their first album sold over 17 million albums worldwide in 1976. not even the Beatles could do that.

Definitely belongs in the top 15. This band has withstood the test of time.

Top 10 easy... how are they here?

54 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.

The killers and Bon jovi are epic Muse is best British band

Brilliant unlike any other they prevoke emotion and exude Coolness.

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55 Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots
56 Bad Religion Bad Religion Bad Religion is an American punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1979. The band makes extensive use of soaring three-part vocal harmonies, guitar solos and lyrics that often contain religious and political commentary.
57 Death Death Death was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.

So damn underrated - DejanKalinic

58 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988 . The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more.
59 Fleetwood Mac 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.

Superb music the early days

60 Chicago

Chicago is in my top three or so all time. Like another one said they deserve a very high spot just for their first ten or eleven studio albums. Their first three offerings are some of the best music I've ever heard, and I even like 13 a lot (when a high number of folks don't like it at all). They have put out a few new albums in the last few years but I can't tolerate them. JUST NOT GOOD AT ALL!

This band after 40 years still creating original music and has sales which puts them much higher, what's the deal?

Their low position is down to lack of knowledge of their early work. This alone should place them in the top 10.

Number 9 in sales of all time according to billboard

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