Top 10 Best American Rock Bands

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101 The Black Crowes The Black Crowes The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989. Their discography includes eight studio albums, four live albums and several charting singles.

The most rock n roll band of America


102 Big Head Todd and the Monsters
103 Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.
104 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. more.

120? I NEED to check my eyes. Listen Get Your Gunn, Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Tourniquet, The Beautiful People, Great Big White World, Coma White, The dope Show, I Don't like drugs, The Nobodies, Disposable Teens, (s)ain't, This Is The New S*it, mOBSCENE, Personal Jesus and The Reflecting god. Then you realise what I'm talking about. - Disturbedpotato

105 Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane was a San Francisco, California-based band who pioneered the American counterculture movement as well as psychedelic rock. more.

Defining band of the 60s, Grace Slick might easily have been the definitive female vocalist of the decade and among the best songwriters.

106 Dio Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.
107 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy 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" .

Seeing Disturbed 96th is the most shocking thing I've ever seen in my live! - Disturbedpotato

108 The Fray The Fray The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and more.
109 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They more.

143...hehe that's funny - Disturbedpotato

110 Symphony X Symphony X Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from Middletown, New Jersey. Founded in 1994, the band consists of guitarist Michael Romeo, keyboardist Michael Pinnella, drummer Jason Rullo, lead vocalist Russell Allen and bassist Michael Lepond.
111 The Cars The Cars The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer more.
112 MC5
113 Kings of Leon Kings of Leon

Awesome sound reminiscent of The Strokes.

KoL are incredible. I love everything about them and they deserve to be way way waaayy further up this list

114 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

People tend to forget that music isn't just about what appeals to your ear, it's about what the artist is saying and how they say it. My Chemical Romance isn't just a band. It is an art, a way of life. They don't just make great music. They teach people to live through the tough times and to keep their chins up. Whatever you're looking for, they have. From their awesome costumes and album themes to their deep poetic lyrics and unique sound. Not to mention how humble they all are, compared to some bands. This band has gotten many people, including myself, through dark times. The entire My Chemical Romance fandom is literally like a family. And I am most definitely proud to be a part of that family. I am saddened, though, that this band has been placed #99. For everything they have done, for all the lives they saved through their music, for everything they had stood for, they definitely deserve to be placed in the top 10. For those of you who aren't familiar with My Chemical Romance, ...more

Sorry Charlies, but bands like Evanescence, Korn, and Paramore are actually a hundred times more inspirational and deserve to be at the very top! I'm just saying Johnathan Davis from korn and Amy Lee from Evanescence are extremely better singers and writers. They write and sing about real deep stuff and they have the real unique and special talents. My Chemical Romance is just crappy and whiney and they don't have any special talents at all, because they suck butt!

Right, because "The Black Parade" isn't a deep concept album about someone coping with the fact that they're dying of cancer. While I agree that Amy Lee is tremendously talented as she isn't only a great singer/songwriter, but she also composed classical music. But saying that the Members of My Chemical Romance are talentless is a disgrace to music. - MyLocalRoyalVampire

My chemical romance is amazing! Everything they are and stand for is just... Whoa

How on earth is My chemical Romance the last on this list this is ridiculous

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115 Beastie Boys 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.

Beasties for life. American genius at it's best.

Another top ten act.

116 Jefferson Starship
117 Shinedown Shinedown Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.

Shinedown is honestly a greater band then some of the other bands, not that it should be number one, but surly it should be higher than 73.

118 The Smashing Pumpkins 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 more.

Having Smashing Pumpkins as number 140 is a testament of how underrated they truly were

This is WAY TOO LOW. Seriously.

Disappointing to see them so low on the list. In my opinion one of the best alternative rock band. Billy Corgans lyrics are 10/10

119 The All American Rejects The All American Rejects The All-American Rejects are an American rock band formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999. The band consists of bassist and lead vocalist, Tyson Ritter, lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Nick Wheeler, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist, Mike Kennerty, and drummer Chris Gaylor.

IF we are talking American... How can the All American Rejects only be 78?

120 Queensryche Queensryche Queensr├┐che is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob.

Way better than a lot bands listed here. I wonder how many people here can actually play an insturment. but is just an opinion. Saw this band live and it was a great show

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