Top 10 Best American Rock Bands

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61 Poison Poison Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.
62 All Time Low All Time Low ...read more.

Come on guys! ATL deserves to be in Top 20! Their songs are addictive!

63 Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.

I love there songs especially bulletproof love

Pierce The Veil are Mexican, why are they eve in this list what

64 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

They're all American while their current drummer, jen ledger, is british. But she still plays a mean drum!

Skillet is absoloutley amazing! Although they may say yhey are Christian rock they do NOT seem like it. J recomend everyone to listen to them. BEST BAND EVER!

65 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.

I love Boys Like Girls, its song is so cool, easy catching, makes me getting more spirits :D

66 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name is derived from a fictional martial arts maneuver in the 2003 film Kill Bill.

Best American band in last ten years.

67 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.
68 Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".

Sad to this band are not on th list, they are great.

Blue Oyster Cult are definitely in the top ten. America's most underrated rock band now that Cheap Trick has gotten R&R Hall Of Fame honours.

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69 Chicago

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.

Timeless hits with sheer numbers all around
Surely belong in the top 10 no doubt!... Anything short of that is pure ignorance.

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70 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.

Breaking Benjamin is a really amazing band and all of their five albums are awesome!

This should be number 1 you kid in me listen to their music retards

Breaking Benjamin is the best... Breathe, Diary of Jane

Breaking Benjamin is a really awesome band.

71 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.

This is the best band in the world. Their song is really amazing. They should be number 1.

72 The Strokes The Strokes The Strokes are an American rock band formed in New York City in 1998. They consists of Julian Casablancas (lead vocalist), Nick Valensi (guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist), Albert Hammond, Jr. (rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist), Nikolai Fraiture (bassist) and Fabrizio Moretti ...read more.

Most underrated band here. So many after them wouldn't even exist (see Killers, Kings of Leon, etc). As important at Nirvana to rock, but a better band overall.

73 The Offspring The Offspring The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.
74 The Talking Heads

They belong on this list. Top 20 at minimum. The punk leaders of the punk era. The Stop Making Sense your still one of the best shows I have seen out of the 200 I've been to. Maybe not THE best but certainly ground breaking.

Top ten for me. This music sounds just as good today as when it was released. I hear their sound in LOTS of current bands.

75 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips. V 1 Comment
76 Weezer Weezer 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.

They deserve to be higher for the song Buddy Holly alone. Legit.

Weezer gave birth to soulfull rock song writing and rocked the 90s. They also came out with a revitilizing album in 2007 that broke the silence of bad music from the time period between 2004 and 2006. They kept the ball rolling and deserve to be within the top 30

77 Huey Lewis and the News
78 Korn Korn 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.

Korn is such a wonderful and cool and amazing band. Johnathan Davis knows how to rock the nation! He's an inspiration and a leader in this messed up world. He was bullied and beaten in high school, and a lot of his songs are about the traumatic experiences he suffered from those evil teenage bullies. Korn should be in the top 3 along with Evanescence and Paramore!

79 Operation Ivy Operation Ivy Operation Ivy, sometimes called "Op Ivy," was an American Ska punk band, from Berkeley, California formed in May 1987. The band was stylistically important as one of the first bands to mix the elements of hardcore punk and ska into a new amalgam called ska punk and was critical to the emergence of Lookout ...read more.
80 Bad Brains
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