Top 10 Best Modern Rock Bands

The Top Ten

1 Linkin Park 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 Nu-metal ...read more.

The Best Band Ever... The Combination of Rap and Rock or as you say ROCK AND HIP-HOP is truly unique and beautiful... Nothing Beats Linkin Park...

Mike Shinoda has got the best rapping skills(along with eminem of course) and his accent is just too good

Chester Bennington has got the voice...

Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn and Dave Farrell all rock

Here's a list... Randomly Ordered so don't care for spots
The Songs marked *(star) don't suit everyone

1. Blackbirds
2. Burning In The Skies
3. Waiting for the End
4. Wretches and Kings*
5. Irridescent
6. The Catalyst
7. When They Come for me*
8. We made it ft. Busta Rhymes
9. Dirt Off Your Shoulder, Lying From You ft JayZ
10.99 Problems ft Jayz
11. Numb/Encore ft. JayZ
12. Big Pimpin' Papercut ft Jayz*
13. Not Alone*
14. Papercut
15. One Step Closer
16. With You*
17. Points of Authority
18. Crawling
19. Runaway
20. By Myself
21. In The ...more - shouryat2b

Best rock band in the world... Also the most innovative, that's what I really like in them ;
Linkin Park ROCKS!
For those who hate lp, you know nuts... - rock1000

Linkin Park is just plain the best. Every single one of their songs is excellent. They actually put time and thought into their songs, they make it lyrically unique and awesome. The mixture of all the styles is just epic.

R.I.P. Chester Bennington, a powerful voice who made a powerful band. - XEROEARTH

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2 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's ...read more.

The only band that meets my style of rock music;
reasonable lyrics
good vocal
bass
emotional
bad - ass
and sexiness

Come on guys they are much better than any of the bands available above it just listen to 1Animal I HAVE BECOME you will come to know they are simply the most talented but most underrated band
They the 21st century rock

their lyrics is awesome thier music is great... each of thier song will force you to bang your head... I just love them.

Sorry, but Matt just doesn't go with the band too well. Adams voice matched their natural playing styles, but now that he left I don't really listen to them anymore. They are alright, but not in the true 3DG way. - Johnny_likes_rock

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3 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.

I JUST LOVE BREAKING BENJAMIN they make damn great songs ever
Ben burnly has the best voice in life and that I am sure of

So many of their songs carry such a strong message... We can all relate to their music, we can all learn from what they have to say. Powerful.

Mindblowing band...
all albums are damn consistent... with almost each song a relic
variations are worth applauding
overall one of the very best
BB Forever

These guys are hands down the absolute BEST! Linkin Park should not be number one here! They left the rock radar around 2008 and went more mainstream. They are like a darker and less poppy Maroon 5 after that. 3dg should also not even be on this list. The last time they were relevant was One-X. After all of these years BB is still getting better in each album. Ember is so different, yet so familiar. After meeting them at Marathon Music works in Nashville, they are some of the humblest and most awesome people, especially when you consider their level of success. They are one of the few remaining successes of the early 00’s. Breaking Benjamin is #1 on this list!

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4 Avenged Sevenfold 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.

Avenged Sevenfold is the best bands of our generation in my opinion. I love everything they do, every album they make sounds different yet it is sounds great.

Everything thing they have ever done sounds exactly the same.

M. Shadows is the most epic man in the world. And he has the most amazing band ever... PERIOD!

Linkin park?
Those guys were great but now they suck.
I loved Linkin park but now I hate them. They are not creating music now, they are creating jokes. I listened to their recent album. It was rubbish. I wish they stop this nonsense. Now it is all about A7X. They make Metallica look like a little child. Their songs are great. Simply they are the best.

Is someone asking you?! Linkin Park & I think you really doesn't appreciate them, that's why your making rude things! Stop messing around & be happy because your favorite band is in number two! I don't want to insult you or something?! I just wanted to tell you my opinion and that's all! Please be happy to that! :-)

A7x is so awesome. Synyster‘s guitar playing is not from this world

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5 Green Day 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.

Green Day are amazing, best punk-rock band ever, love em!

Doesn't matter if you think they are not punk. They are still the best live band I have ever seen. And I am 52 years old and have seen many concerts in my time.

Green Day is not just a typical rock band. Green Day's songs show more than typical lyrics that discusses common topics like love, loss and all those things. Some songs discuss these common topics but most stand out because they are a way of speaking out to the government. It is a way of protest.
Green Day is surely one of the greatest bands of this era.

Gee... imagine if Dylan and others had thought of using popular songs as a way of protest and/or social commentary. - Billyv

Great band. I love it how the red hot fans blame the youth for its popularity laugh out loud

Boulevard of broken dreams is one of the best songs ever! How is green day not first?!

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6 Foo Fighters 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.

Dave Grohl is the Man. The foos are without a doubt the best rock band around.

They are the best thing music has to offer since the grunge movement. Of course everybody is impressed with Dave Grohl's musicianship, but it's always their chemistry as a band that makes them be better than any contemporary band. They are not a band of posers, they do not pretend to represent a generation, and do not pretend they play are among the best in the world. They just get together and rock out, which is exactly what the other bands are lacking. Rock 'n roll isn't all about elaborate compositions and "the rock star lifestyle" and is best practiced when your friends are next to you - so that you do it for fun and for the love of the craft.

Long live Foo Fighters!

Every song is gold, especially the pretender, bridges burning, long road to ruin, learn to fly, and basically every song so never mind, but Wheels is fantastic. Dave Grohl is an insane drummer, songwriter, and singer, and he can get anyone pumped up any time and he's hilarious. The drummer is crazy good and the bass player and Chris and pat are just crazy man. The Foo FIGHTERS are by FAR the best band with all they're different, but amazing songs. J can't believe their #8 they should be #1 without a doubt. I mean really? Lincoln Park, they're okay but no where near the rock and roll hall if fame, legendary FOO FIGHTERS

Not more, not less.. The best Guys

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7 Red Hot Chili Peppers 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.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the greatest band ever! They currently hold the world record for most number 1 hits on the alternative rock charts, and have, like Linkin Park, combined several different forms of music together. Funk, Punk, Alternative Rock, and Rap have all been genres they have written music in. They are the band of a generation. Hell, I'll even create a list of their greatest songs for all those out there that might want it: By the way, Can't stop, Venice Queen, Around the World, Scar Tissue, Purple Stain, Cabron, Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder Cover), Havana Affair (Ramones Cover), The Adventures of Raindance Maggie, Look Around, True Men Don't Kill Coyotes, Californication, Readymade, Purple stain, Under The Bridge, Save The Population, Give It Away, Even You Brutus? , Soul To Squeeze... Those are just a few off the top of my head. Just listen to them, and try no to J your pants.

just the best band ever, I listen RHCP since I was 10 years old and I still do!
so everybody listen to these guys, at least give it a try. In the beginning they could sound a bit weird but it's just best damn music on the planet!

In my humble opinion the RHCP are the greatest modern rock band and belong in the conversation for greatest band of all time PERIOD. They have a truly unique sound that has evolved and matured over 30 years of being awesome. Not to mention their live shows are totally kick ass and Flea & Ant are two of the coolest mofos to ever walk the planet. That being said this list is totally and complete messed up for so many reasons.

1) Nickelback is on the list... AND IN THE TOP 20?!?
2) Metallica is not in the top 10?!? (They are #45 what? ) Seriously people the Black Album is one of the greatest of all time. Without Metallica to pioneer heavy metal into the mainstream you can kiss half of these "metal" bands on the list bye-bye. I'm talking to you AX7.
3) I have no issues with LP at #1 or Green Day in the top 5 but Breaking Benjamin & Three Days Grace at 4 & 5... get your heads out of your arsses kids.
4) How is Sound Garden no where to be found and Audio Slave is #85? Chris ...more

Awesome band. Most current groups would not have done well during the "Golden Age", and having to compete with The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Doors, Cream, Hendrix, Who, etc, etc, but the RHCP would have been very popular back then.

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8 Muse Muse 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 five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.

They are creative and diverse! Which bands have written a symphony based upon the themes of space rock presented in a Chopin/rachmaninoff/Rossini style! Their rock music it totally awesome! They do the basics extremely well and encourage expermentation and new music! They don't sound like old blues and rock n roll and don't go for the emotional appeal either! They really push the boundary and their live performances says it all. Another notable thing is that they've always stayed true to themselves and not changed their line up and gone on hiatus etc... They have not ruined their style of music and as they have progressed they have improved and got more popular! They are a proper rock band which doesn't sound the same and are totally extrodinary and sound like nothing else if listened to with an open mind! Linkin are only famous because of transformers face it! Muse should be at the top! Rock on guys!

The best modern rock band by a country mile. Not only are they masters of prog metal, but they're also extremely diverse, as evidenced by just how different every single one of their albums are. - Beedy10

Muse is the all time best band in the world. From each band member's individual talent to the range of sounds and styles the incorporate into their music. Even a person who doesn't listen to rock music can listen to muse and find at least one song they love. Linkin Park is great, save for their newer musical endeavors, but I think that the top five should REALLY be Linkin Park, Muse, Foo Fighters, Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The other five bands that are listed here suck ass, I've listened to them all and they are all crap. Three days grace? Rise Against? ALTER BRIDGE?! What are you people thinking. The people that chose these bands must also be the people that voted Barack Obama into office.

Muse should be on #1
Their musics are genius and they do not only create song, they create MASTERPIECE

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

The reason why Skillet should be number one is not just because they play (in my mind) the best music, but they also do a lot more with their music than most bands. I know adding violins and cellos would not work for every rock band, but for Skillet, this just adds to the skill level at which they perform and sounds amazing! I could go on for a very long time about why this band is the best, but I believe the best way to tell anyone how great they are is simply this; go see them live. Enough said.

Hey skillet should be at one his songs are very inspiring, his are really ver very good, best thing of his songs is the lyrics, I hope that it will improve your rating

Hey guys! Have you ever seen the mixture of male and female voices in a rock band if not then this band is perfect for it just listen to their song 'HERO' and it will make you a instant fan of it and yes the girl and her voice both are super hot

Skillet are fantastic. Johns voice is great, Jen is sick on the drums and has an amazing voice as well. Korey is a beast in general and so is Seth. Their music is unique by using violins and cellos, and it works flawlessly for them. It is a Christian rock band but they totally rock!

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10 Disturbed Disturbed 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" .

Favorite band of my life, They are great, and their guitar solo's are wicked.

Metal rage and hardcore express the violence through the whole song

They have great beats and singing and the best album covers disturbed 4 life
Enough said

Yes. Just yes. - Cyri

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The Contenders

11 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.

Where I am living. Is this world is crazy? Or my eyes are blind or what? I do not know much about this rock band but the moment I listen to their song chop sue I started crying because I am going trough some of my worst days before hearing this song I always think that I should deserves pain pain and severe pain you will not believe that once I started thinking about attending suicide but when I her this song I could not able to move my hands and legs tiers are started falling from my eyes These guys done an impossible job How on earth can make such a beautiful song They deserves not only the no. one spot but above it After listening this song I realize that nothing the hell is impossible in this world if you try hard to achieve what you want then even god can not able to stop you Believe me no one can NO ONE

Just because they have one good song you can relate to doesn't mean that they deserve to be in the no. 1 spot. A lot of people have been in similar situations as you and they also have a song from another band that they value highly like you. One song doesn't make a band better than other bands. Bands can only be better than bands by consistency, fan base, popularity, originality, relatability, albums, singers, drummers, etc. Not because of a song that touches a depressed person's heart

Where do I begin? They were something else, not only were they awesome in everything their music had great message behind it which. They definitely deserve more attention than they get but fortunately it doesn't stop the awesomeness. ROCK ON!
P.S. serj is simply amazing

Nothing against Avenged Sevenfold but seriously, this band is way better then them in my OPINION. They put so much meaning and emotion in their songs. Their lyrics are off the wall, emotional, relatable, deep, and just the most amazing songs ever. They may not have the most insane shredding but they have skill leaking out of their ears in everything they do. Every album they released has touched me emotionally.

They are one of the most unique bands ever. It's impossible to imitate them

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12 Papa Roach Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.

Come on..! They are much better than Evanescence.
I believe that they deserve to be in top 10 at least...
Linkin Park are good because they have many well-worked songs but papa roach are a true rock band. Avenged Sevenfold are overrated... Their only really special song is Afterlife while Papa have at least 3 special songs in every album. Breaking Benjamin are amazing but they have fewer hits than papa. Only 3DG might deserve a higher place than papa... RHCP was the best band but they are not that new and fresh.
So my top 10:
10. Radiohead
9. Rise Against
8. Muse
7. Thirty secs to Mars
6. Green Day
5. Disturbed
4. Breaking Benjamin
3. Linkin Park
2.3DG
1. Papa Roach

It should be on the top tens, of course after their best album the connection was out... Even nickelback and bullet for my valentine can beat it... Hell yeah it should be in the top tens... And it is so so much better than alter bridge!

I love papa roach. They are the best ever! Jacoby Shadixx is so cute it makes them even better

They mastered nu metal and alternative metal for me.

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13 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Wow man they are so rocking... their soft voice make me mad...
They are really different from other rock bands who just don't know how to sing and just beat their metal equipments

SHE IS AMAZING, I don't know why she isn't in the top 10

Very beautiful voice. I love the simplicity of the music at the first album, then how it complicates into an extraordinary piece with beautiful vocals.
They need to release another album soon too.

WAKE ME UP
WAKE ME UP INSIDE
CAN'T WAKE UP
SAAVE ME

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14 Rise Against Rise Against Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.

Rise Against should be number one. They have adrenalin pumping songs (beats Green Day), they don't dick around with their music (beats linkin park), their lead singer doesn't look/sound like a girl (beats tokio hotel), and I have never even heard of "alter bridge". And even after six albums their still kicking ass... Not to mention they're one of the few bands who write songs with a real meaning behind them like "Make It Stop" is about September's children, "A Hero Of War" is about a soldier's mistake in Iraq, "Help Is On The Way" is about Hurricane Katrina and the Oil Spill and "life Less Frightening" is about the dangers we face every day... I'm a die hard RA fan, their music has inspired me to be who I am today... And by the way I'm awesome...

Rise Against is one of the greatest modern bands out today. This and Foo Fighters should be a lot higher. O, and who thinks its weird that 30 Seconds to Mars is 15 here and 6 on Top Rock Bands? Id k, its just weird.

It kills me to see this band at #11 being cheated out of the top 10. I fell in love with this band the day I first heard their music. I bought a ticket to one of their concerts the same day I first heard them as well. I've been to some pretty intense concerts and they were fun but Rise Against was the best I've been to by far. These guys should be top of this list with Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace right behind them. They put so much thought and meaning into every single song of theirs and each one has a different impact that will make you realize how important some actually is compared to what you may have originally thought. You also have one of the most caring and meaningful vocalists ever (Tim McIlrath) making this band better than the rest.

I encourage anyone who underrated this band to listen to their music. Not just the popular songs like "Savior" and "The Good Left Undone" but all their other songs such as "Help is On The Way", ...more

After accidentally voting for System Of A Down instead of Rise Against on the top 10 rock bands of all time list, I was searching for another list where I can vote for Rise Against, the best band ever. Found it!

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15 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.

My Chemical romance are absolutely the best band ever, 13 isn't enough for them, here's a little glimpse of what you're up against when you choose My Chemical Romance:

1st album:"i brought you my bullets, you brought me your love". This album is all about lyrics, you won't quite understand the meaning if you don't have the intention, and if you don't understand the songs then you shouldn't be hearing this.

2nd album: "Three cheers for sweet revenge". This one is about emotions, a bit about how My Chemical Romance chose to continue, take cemetery drive as an example, if you remove the earphone slightly you can here "don't do it don't do it, don't" in the background, Way characterized it as a call for their friend who was suicidal, they dedicated this song in his honor, convincing him not to.

3rd album:"welcome to the black parade". this song is about how a tragedy can seem to end a person's life, but either way "they'll ...more

These bros are awesome live, save lives, create inspirational and deep lyrics, and are really good at composing their music. They've all fought of their demons bravely and deserve all they have today. Listen to their albums, read up a bit on what was going on at the time each song was written and about the double meanings of some of the songs and I promise you won't be disappointed. But overall, I am fairly pleased with this list and you guys' overall taste for quality music. It's moments like this that help restore my faith in humanity!

They are the best of the best. Please for god sake listen to the song welcome to the black parade and you will be able to realize why I am telling this. After hearing this song I saw a dream about a women who was ringing the bell of my house. It was too dark to watch her clearly. But she has long hair. Double the hair of Robert plant and then she ask me to give some water I was little bit scared but I gave her a glass of water. Then again she asked me to give some more water. I was too scared at that time I just switch off light and went to bend and then suddenly I watch her asking me to give some more water from my window. I just die after that dream due to heart failure and believe now I am a ghost still listening to my chemical romance and if you do not vote them then might be something scary will happen to you. BELIEVE ME. HA HA HA HA...

My Chemical Romance is extremely good, but all you emo fellas are insane. It's a band. Not a religion. - Pagepage21

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16 Nirvana Nirvana 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.

Nirvana is amazing! Not exactly a modern band though. Also pretty much all of the bands on this list suck except RHCP, Jet and Wolfmother, also where is Radiohead? They Should probably be n0.1

Honestly, they deserve to be in top three. Many modern music are so crappy these days, and a lot of them don't take music seriously. And Linkin Park, even though it is a good band, they should be somewhere lower than 1. Nirvana is a band that created a unique revolutionary sound. This is a way lower ranking. How are they lower that Bullet for My Valentine? No. 21. Not cool.

While not as modern as other bands on this list, in terms of quality, they're the best. They revolutionized Grunge and Alternative, two genres that I don't necesarilly like, but one that's impact I can't ignore. Nirvana basically lead the rise of alt rock, with bands like Weezer following closely behind. Not only that, but Kurt Cobain's guitar skills are horribly overlooked. While not the best guitarist ever, his skills should get more attention. Dave Grohl is a fantastic drummer, and Krist Novoselic is a fine bassist. They are definitely better than other entries on this list, like Linkin Park, Evanescence and Nickelback.
Also, speaking of Nickelback, fans of them claim people only hate them because they are Canadian. I love Celine Dion and Rush, so that can't be an option. I hate them because their music sucks.
But anyways, Nirvana's gritty and sometimes dark mood was a major contributor in the grunge movement in the 90's. But even though they were bigger in the 90's, their ...more

Yes, but this IS a list for modern bands, so why the hell are they on here? it makes no sense. - Alpha101

For this band to be 16 in a clearly US dominated chart is absolutely ridiculous. Best US rock band in last 30 years by a country mile. The roses, the Chillies, Green Day, Foo Fighters, KOL and the Strokes all should be a helluva lot higher too. US rock is a different culture from the UK as it’s heavier now but some of the bands in top 20 are not in the same vicinity - BritishRock

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17 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.

I'm voting for Shinedown. Not because they're the best. Linkin Park does get that. Shinedown's good. Really good. They should probably be above Rise Against. They sure don't deserve 26th. They need to be above Evanescence at least. I mean, their song "Devour" was the theme for a Madden game. And they're touring with Three Days Grace this spring, and Three Days Grace is #4 now (not to mention my current favorite). So Shinedown should be around 6 or 7 probably. It is worth noting, however, that they did a Foo Fighters cover. Foo Fighters are #7 now. A cover means respect. And so, Shinedown respects Foo Fighters. Maybe that means that they should not be above FF. But more than one space would not be giving due credit.

In my opinion, Shinedown belongs in the number 2 spot right behind Avenged Sevenfold. Shinedown puts out amazing music. They have true talent, compared to most bands nowadays.

And to the person who said Avenged Sevenfold is way overrated and their only good song is Afterlife... Haha... You are WAY off. They deserve every ounce of their fame. They never fail to put out a great song and their musical talent is BEYOND any other band today.

Back to Shinedown, listen to their music. THEY ROCK.

Progressive and disgustingly talented. They produce songs that are radio friendly, but are not anywhere near "watered-down". Check them out! - plundergrunge

They are honestly amazing. Their older albums(Leave a whisper and Us and them) are absolute masterpieces of music. They have some amazing songs in other albums(Sound of madness especially), and my only concern is their current music(Attention Attention) I hope their next album returns to their roots. All in all they are insanely good. Definitely top 10 material

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18 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Weird list. Radiohead should be the first, they're much more talented than a lot of bands in the top 10. My list would be:

1. Radiohead
2. Muse
3. The White Stripes
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
5. The Strokes
6. Foo Fighters
7. Arctic Monkeys
8. System of a Down
9. Green Day
10. Rise Against

Other good bands: Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Porcupine Tree, Opeth

Critically, skillfully, and success-wise, one of the greatest and most innovative musical artists of the past 20 years. Thom Yorke is among the greatest frontmen in rock history. Jonny Greenwood and Ed O'Brien are each considered to be among the greatest guitarists of all-time. Colin Greenwood is one of the more unique bassists out there. And Philip Selway is, rhythmically, among the drummers who challenges himself the most and continues to raise the bar.

Radiohead is one of the most creative and truly artistic rock bands out there, second only to The Beatles in their experimentation. Their music is simply beautifully crafted and one of a kind. I love a lot of these bands so it was hard to choose, but I definitely know that NICKLEBACK SHOULD NOT BE HIGHER. Also 3 Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, and Papa Roach, suck. They all sound the same. Super heavy vocals, lame generic guitar riffs, and overly edited in the studio. Also all the playing sounds so technically perfect that it doesn't even sound human. You could have robots up their playing and you wouldn't know a difference.

Radiohead should be at least at the top 5

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19 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

Best rock band. Jared has a beautiful voice. Sensitive yet so strong. Moreover have style to die for.30 Seconds to Mars forever

one of my favorite drummers ever and make the best choruses ever - mike2k9

Jared Leto's voice is something to die for. And I love how they aren't the typical Rock band. They have their own unique and distinct style and they know their own roots. It is also fascinating how they deliver their songs using symbolisms and subliminal messages. When it comes to this band, you shouldn't just listen, you also need to understand.

Below average at best. Most typical, generic rock band imaginable. Jared Leto is an awful frontman, and there is nobody in this band who is more than a decent musician. - Pagepage21

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20 Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason ...read more.

They may have a lesser bunch of songs and particularly not philosophical songs like Avenged Sevenfold, but almost each one of their songs has great music. What adds to the scene is that they are the sexiest lot of them all and even though I am a Green Day fan forever, I can't deny Bullet for my Valentine should be in the top 10. Making songs is different; making music is different!

Best band ever! When I heard All these things I hate - I fell in love with them, and after I heard Tears don't fall, waking the demon and so on... EPIC BAND EVER! PLEASE ROCK ON GUYS, YOU ARE MAKING UK PROUD!

I loved Bullet For My Valentine because their guitar sound great, matt tuck voice so unique and he play guitar so well like his singing. You can compare with the other band, and you will agree that Bullet For My Valentine are on the same level with A7X... - cVycQyc

This band should be in top ten.

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21 Coldplay Coldplay 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.

I am only 12, but Coldplay is my LIFE. It is what gives me joy and happiness. I love Coldplay with every fiber of my being, and I have loved their music my whole life. Don't Panic is the first song I can remember loving when I was an infant.

Chris Martin's voice is heaven to me. His voice carries me to a land of pure light and happiness. It sounds cheesy, but I am being truthful. The melodies carry me away, drifting me to a state of love and peace.

The instrumentals on Coldplay are always unique, whether beautiful, powerful, or energetic. I love how everything just flows together and is one. Solo instruments are not common in Coldplay, which I like (except in the songs like O where it is mostly piano and vocals. However, those have such amazing piano, all is well. ) I also love how sometimes one song has two different themes, usually one slower and one more fast/rock-like. Just listen to or think of Amsterdam or 42.

I could go on forever about Coldplay. My love ...more

Coldplay's music is not only inspirational but also very unique, in ever good way, especially their newest album "Mylo Xyloto".

I might only be fifteen, but Coldplay is everything to me. It's the fuel to my joy, the mirror to my conflict and antidote to my sadness. I've only been listening to them since 2009 (which is yeah, pretty late) but it's just that unique sound they have that is so diverse, but yet so uniform. Blending of instrumentals features highly on their music, and it sounds simply beautiful. Other times, when solo instrumentals take the lead, it makes the track shine. The piano and guitar riffs on their songs are just pure wow. Don't even get me started on Chris Martin's heavenly voice. If it's even possible, I've fallen in love with it and will probably never recover.
If you haven't listened to them, give them a try and just listen to those lyrics; let them touch your heart. You won't regret it.

cool

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22 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

My favourite band of all time, their music varies so much:
"S. E. X" and "something in your mouth" which are more hardcore,
"savin me" and far away" which are softer rock,
"how you remind me" and "rock star" which are more pop songs.
In my opinion they are just the best band ever. They have been going for years and have build their popularity up to one of the best bands ever

This band should not even exist on this list. Along with Green Day, skillet and a few others. Rock is not supposed to be whining about some chick. Save that for country. It's about what you feel when you're alone, when you're playing sports, when you're doing something bad ass! Not looking at a photo of of your ex and crying lol come on! System should be #1 on this list because most of their songs make no sense yet they can still make everything they do badass. By the way if you like pop or like when your finger pokes through the toilet paper you shouldn't even vote.

Lol I can't agree with you on like %80 of the stuff you said, but I totally agree with the fact that System can make some really cool songs even if they make about as much sense as square peg in a round hole - Revrad

Lies! Lies! Lies! That is what hate conspirators spread about this band and they do so evilly just because they are Canadian. That is discrimination! They have a wider range of music than most bands and very few of their songs are about sex. At good 80% of it is very meaningful and Chad Kroeger is a brilliant lyricist even when he does write about sex. He knows just how far to go and uses metaphors better than most could ever hope to. They are the stadium rock everyone is dying for and yet they can't handle that there is a grunge band out there doing better than Nirvana. Listen to them and stop hating for no good reason.

My favorite band of all time!

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23 Red Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong.

The dark and heavy guitars, and smooth beautiful strings of Red are only a few things that makes this band awesome. It has some pretty good electronica influences too, and the screaming of Michael Barnes is simply amazing. The guitars are usually tuned to drop A, B, or B flat, so if you like guitar riffs similar to Breaking Benjamin, give Red a listen. In the end, the only reason Red is so underrated is because they're Christian, which personally I love, but if you're not a Christian, listen to them anyway. They're that good

Red should be at least in the top ten list... Not many people know about them but they are a great band and their lyrics have so much meaning.

These guys are amazing... How are they so low my chemical romance and red are very underrated.

Even though I'm a huge die hard fan of this breathtaking band, I've always wanted 'em to remain obscure and keep producing mind refreshing songs. I absolutely loathe the fact of getting into mainstream which devasted and resulted in the quality depletion of the bands that I adored previously.

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

The band with a new hit every month, songs like all the small things, adam's song, and many more they blast through most of the competitions.

Mark, Tom and Travis are the best trio that I have experienced. There is no bad blink 182 song, they are simply the best!

Their self titled album was my very first when I was only seven. My dad gave it to me when it first came out and ever since they've been my favorite band. I'm glad he did but I think they should be higher up. No trio is better nor more inspiring.

Awesome! - Fuziion

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25 Slipknot Slipknot 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.

Slipknot is the psychosocial bomb like come on people have some duality in your adrenaline laugh out loud before I forget click this vote button now

Slipknot wasn't made for the general public, and however I love their music and it's full of badassery and adrenaline, I can understand that most people don't like it.

How is Nickleback higher than Slipknot?

Lol Am I daydreaming or what Slipknot at #27. Are u serious. They are probably one of the legendary rock bands that deserve a spot in the top 10. Come on 3DG on #2. They are not even close to Slipknot

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26 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American alternative metal/ alternative rock band formed in, Las Vegas Nevada. The band's came originated from a fictional movie called Kill Bill.

When it comes to vocals its Creed meets Metallica. With a wide range of styles from the softer side "Far From Home" to the hardcore metal side "White Knuckles"

Hands down FFDP is the best. Coming from a redneck we love rock to this band has good soldier songs they respect the troops defending our country and they are down right the best.

Fastest growing band in the modern time. Especially the release of their new album. Each album is getting better and better.

Way better than skillet.skillet sucks but they are highly overrated.They are nothing compared FFDP

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27 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

As good as linkin park. Mix of rap and rock. With danny not deuce HU is great.

They really don't get enough credit, their really not all that bad. Sure not all of their songs are the best in the world but they have some of the better lyrics compared to most other bands out there.

I honestly think it's the most overrated band in the list, they're simply epic, their music, their beats, their lyrics, everything. And the band member are just crazy and that makes it one of the top 10. I also think it's as good as Linkin Park

For some reason I choose them over Linkin Park. because their songs are more BETTER!

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28 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.

The Strokes wipe the floor with these other bands! Great melodies, Great lyrics, Great guitars, drums, and a distinct style that cannot be replicated without someone saying "That sounds like the Strokes. "

The Strokes are so perfect, it's not even fair to other bands out there. Except for Arctic Monkeys cause they rule (but not to mention The Strokes were a huge inspiration and influence on AM in the first place anyway). Two of the best bands of our time.

The Strokes kicks all of those bands' asses. Definitely the BEST band of the 21st century

Kick-ass band

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29 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.

I think they are the future of rock! Their songs are artistic.. Melodious... With blend of modernity in them! Alter bridge rocks! I think they are the best! They should be number 1 on the list! Sad to see them in 5!

Alter Bridge is loaded with talent. They bring a great combination of melody and rock crunch with amazing guitar riffs and meaningful lyrics. I'm a bit surprised they are not more popular in the United States, but apparently are very big in Europe. If you aren't familiar with them I suggest you give them a listen. Check out some of their live concerts from Amsterdam or Wembley.

Work so well together as a band, Myles' voice is absolutely iconic, this band has great potential to become one of the greatest rock groups around

Amazing band with chock-full of talent in almost every department...be it Myles Kennedy's angelic lullaby voice or Mark Tremonti's mind numbing guitar play as well as breathtaking solos that apparently doesn't need a mention.. - Arhaan95

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30 Chevelle Chevelle Chevelle is an American rock band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler.

Amazing band. Well Enough Alone is a truly great yet underrated song... I'm not joking, you need to search up this song and listen to it. I don't say this about every other song. Also Breaking Benjamin rules and should be no. 1
Marilyn Manson should be up there too, along with Disturbed, Egypt Central. Good day to all. And check out that song, Well Enough Alone. My work here is done :P

I'm truly baffled that Checelle is this low on this chart. If you go into their Wikipedia, you'll see that even critics overwhelmingly love their stuff. They've said that the band "has somehow found a way to avoid the perils of age and complacency," and he's right. I've listened to all their albums and songs, and there's a noticeable evolution and change in each album, but it's still obviously them. And the best part is that they kick ass each and every time. It's actually surprising to me how few of their songs there are that aren't awesome, and even then, they might just not be my kind of music. Ties with Breaking Benjamin and Shinedown as the best in my opinion.

This band is so good! Very underrated. I can't believe they're not in the top ten! They have amazing writing talents (lyrics and the music itself). I would put them just under breaking benjamin. Love them, and if you like good, melodic post-grunge rock, you'd love Chevelle. Definitely. One of me favorites

Really. 27? Linkin Park isn’t even very good. They have maybe 15 decent to good songs, while Chevelle has at least 30. Wonder What’s Next is simply a fantastic album, along with their other 7 albums to date. I’m surprised to see Chevelle this low especially considering that they’ve had 5 number one songs on the moder rock charts. From their popular songs like The Red and Send the Pain Below to lesser known songs like Choking Game and Leto’s Headache (not available on iTunes or Spotify), this band is awesome

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31 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 used to be one of the most unique and popular bands of its time. Their unique sound and meaningful lyrics are leaps in bounds ahead of today's "artists" in terms of quality. Even if you don't like their new dubstep stuff, for them not to even scratch the top 20 is unbelievable.

My music taste has been influenced a lot by my dad. Korn is a band that he really loves as do I. Their music is crazy awesome as well as their lyrics. Each member contributes in outstanding ways and they make incredible music. They should definitely be in the top ten at least, considering that some of these bands above them have been influenced by them. Their new electronic music is awesome as well. They have always been amazing and have influenced many bands.

Korn is one of those bands who doesn't have only a few mind blowing songs, most of their stuff is amazing. Their songs are both beautiful and somewhat twisted, which makes them very emotionally invoking. They also have great melodies, harmonics, and their music just rocks.

This band is one of the few bands that help me define what is hard rock. my top list would be
korn and linkin park tied for 1st
static-x
the offspring
rise against
spineshank
icon for hire(fem)

other notable mentions that I would consider better than 95% of previous bands mentioned:
Cky
Fit For Rivals(fem)
halestorm(fem)
metallica
powerman 5000
system of a down
and I guess barely making this list I would say Egypt Central

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32 Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.

What the hell is going on here? Arctic Monkeys aka The Death Ramps aka The Coolest Band on the Planet ranked 32nd? I mean, have people, who voted for other bands, ever listened to Arctic Monkeys? Because if they had, they would've voted for AM.

First, I have to mention the band's great style. (Just as all the previous commentators did). Even though they have tried a lot of new styles and genres in their music, they have this thing that they stay true to throughout all the years. I was never really able to describe what that is, you just have to listen to some of their songs, and you'll understand everything by yourself.

Second, I have to say how amazing and talented every member of this band is. Alex. Oh, holy crap. Man's voice is just something that was brought to our planet by aliens from beautiful galaxies far far away. His lyrics are the best. (I mean, when I heard Pretty Visitors for the first time I couldn't throw the first line of the second verse out of my head ...more

Honestly, if Arctic Monkeys are all the way down here, this list can't be taken seriously. Some of the bands at the top are plain awful and half of them sound exactly the same as the others.
Arctic Monkeys, on the other hand, have their own unique sound and seamlessly cross different rock genres flawlessly, experimenting while still retaining their unique sound. Alex Turner is one of the best lyricists of this generations (ex- "Fools on a parade cavort and carry on for waiting eyes" (Secret Door); "I took my batteries out of my mysticism and put them in my thinking cap" (The Hellcat Spangled Shalala); "When she needs a break from reality / she takes a dip in my daydreams" (Arabella); "You are the fugitive / But you don't know what you're running away from" (Old Yellow Bricks); "Yeah but his bird thinks it's amazing, though / So all that's left / Is the proof that love's not only blind but deaf" (Fake Tales of San Francisco.
And Matt Helder is one of the best drummers currently, ...more

First of all, Alex Turner has the most amazing voice on the planet. It's just so soothing that I could listen to it and forget about everything else. Not to mention his killer looks! But their music is just genius! The lyrics are so unique and they actually reflect the real and raw image of life through words not easily chosen by other songwriters. Their albums are each one better than the other. Over the years they have evolved, they have experimented with their music and they have achieved to be versatile but yet so true to their style. I think that is a really important thing that a lot of the bands on the top of the list don't actually have. Not to mention their amazing stage performances.

These guys should be way higher.

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33 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch

This band brought me into the world of Rock itself. Every time I listen to It, I feel nostalgic and grateful. Their songs are so diverse and interesting. Exploring Thousand Foot Krutch feels like exploring a world in its own right

I love Thousand Foot Krutch. They got me through a lot and the songs are amazing. They're my favorite band and I think that they should be in the top ten.

This band serves the birth of Rock in me. Every song gives you hope and love to believe in yourself. Who wouldn't want that kind of blend in music.

Brilliant Band, love their songs

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34 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

Awesome band... It took two and a half years of friends talking about them to finally listen; and I loved their music straight away. The lyrics are amazing (if you listen to them like me) and Andy Biersack is pretty damn cool. Listen to them! You won't regret it!

Black Veil Brides... You guys should really go listen to these guys; they're a band that actually represents a person's true feelings and a rocker. I'm telling you, you'll love them! Vote for them! Black Veil Brides, for the win!

PARAMORE ISN'T EVEN ROCK WHY IS IT ON THIS LIST?!?! Ok sorry for that explosion, but honestly. Paramore sucks, I used to listen to them a lot and then they changed for the worse and went mainstream and stuff. Black Veil Brides is so much more talented and passionate than a lot of these others, they pour their souls into their music. I saw this list before Paramore went mainstream, and they were like past 50. They got so far up because of their new pop music, people saw this and were like "yeah, I heard them on the radio, I'll vote for them! " Kudos to them for getting popular and all, but personally I just believe that they no longer belong on this particular list. Their music does not fit the genre anymore, and even in their old days, they never tried halfway as hard as Black Veil Brides did and still does to this day. If anything, Black Veil Brides MOST DEFINITELY deserves a spot above Paramore.

42? You mad bro?

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35 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more.

A Day To Remember is simply one of the best modern rock bands (and I would even go as far to say one of the best bands in music generally) that I've heard. They can do both modern rock songs as well as heavy metal/screamo songs perfectly - and sometimes they combine both musical styles into the same song! "I'm made of wax Larry - what are you made of? " and "Over My Head" are examples of their modern rock songs whereas on the other hand "Sticks and Bricks" and "2nd Sucks" are examples of their heavy metal/sceamo songs. Overall they are an amazing band and shouldn't be ignored!

I started liking it when I heard the song 'You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic' when I was younger, because Sonic was (and still is) my LIFE. My dad played me this song and I loved the band because I also like hard rock, rock, heavy metal and all that stuff.

We need more bands like this in the immediate future. They are simply to good for what little recognition they get.

ADTR is one of the best of bests.it should be on top. And their lyrics is so amazing especially "paranoia",and they are experts on making multiple kinds of songs.

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36 Escape the Fate Escape the Fate

HOW COULD NO ONE NOTICE THAT THE BEST BAND OF ALL TIME IS MIA? Awesome band. Even though Ronnie left, he's in a better band now. Craig's okay... No matter what it's not about the band members it's about the music they make, which is pure genius. Screamo bands for the win!

Favorite band. Awesome guitar riffs and solos, they survived without their original vocalist just like AC/DC did. Craig is a great singer. Their drummer not only is awesome, but he lookalikes combo between Michael Jackson and Slash

This is garbage, it's not better than Slipknot. The lyrics are garbage, scene music sucks, and the only good thing they have is sometimes the guitar

It's even better with out Ronnie to be honest

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37 All Time Low All Time Low All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. ...read more.

Granted, a pop punk band who don't take themselves very seriously shouldn't necessarily be number one when ranking the best "modern rock bands"... However, these guys are by far my favorite band. They have insane talent which isn't apparent unless you're familiar with the members- the bassist Zack Merrick plays without a pick and is just crazy good at what he does and the vocalist/guitarist Alex Gaskarth has mad pipes. Their music is fun and they put on live performances that rival Green Day (literally. They just toured together. ) You're crazy not to recognize the talent these guys have

All time low is a really cool emo/pop kind of band. Everyone should listen to this band at some point in their life. Listen to theis song Dear Maria Count Me In. Great song!

Well, I know there a ton of great bands out there, and they already have a good position on this list. But for their talent, dedication and skill, I vote for All Time Low. They are simply brilliant in what they do, and no doubt, can only become greater from now on.

I love them to death.

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

The Killers is an amazing band with quite a few good songs.. Although I would not say they deserve top 10 they should at least be ranked a bit higher than this. The Killers have two really great songs, Mr. Brightside and Mrs. Atomic Bomb are both really great songs... Other than that, linkin park in first place? Sersiously? I mean come on, we have all these other great bands here... Bullet for my Valentine, Breaking Benjamin, My Chemical Romance... So much better than Linkin Park... Linkin park was fine at first but it sort of "Jumps on Musical Bandwagons" which is why at first it was metal but then it went into a more "Pop" style. The "Minutes" album was a huge dissapointment, at first they incorporated different kinds of music but now they just play what sounds "Cool" and are moving towards a more generic style of music.

You can't just look at their most popular songs you have to dig deeper into the music and when you go deeper into each album and listen to every lyric, you release no band hails in comparison to The Killers.
To simply put it they are ( in my opinion and many others ) the best band since The Beatles

I've been a fan of them for a while and they never disappoint the always make fun and meaningful songs. Also I have seen them in concert many times, they make a fabulous show and make me sing along I think they deserve at least number 15 spot

Come on, anybody listen to "the man"

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39 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.

It's not only the music that's really awesome, but also taylor, jeremy and hayley are just fantastic! And I really enjoy watching them having so much fun with what they're doing. I JUST LOVE PARAMORE AND IS REALLY MY FAVORITE BAND!

Listen to one of their albums, you don't have to listen to the others, but you will. And try to keep your eyes off them after watching videos of them. Good luck hating them, because it's not possible. They are the healthiest addiction.

If you listen to a full Paramore album with an open mind, it will be hard for them not to rise up your list of favorite bands. My favorite genre for music is hard rock and Paramore is anything but hard rock and they are still my favorite band. Each member is extremely talented and they make excellent music whether its heavy or soft, fast or slow, happy or sad, they can do it all. Also, the members of Paramore are the most genuine, down to earth people who just put a smile on your face. I could go on, but I'll resist...

One of the best songs ever were made by them

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40 Kings of Leon Kings of Leon

How is this not a top ten band. Their song Revelry is awesome. Use someboby is an American classic. It was a hit before. Everyone knows the kings of leon.

Okay, I strongly suggest to dive into the work of this band. Purely amazing talent from the first album. To be completely honest, in the year 2017 this band is saving rock. Sex On Fire, Use Somebody, Reverend, Pyro, Walls, The Bucket, Knocked Up, Birthday and so many more its hard to list the amount of absolute banners this band releases. A band that will make you feel all emotions and definitely an underatted band.

Highly underrated band. Everything about this band is awesome. - Songsta41

What!?!
44th position! Kings of leon deserve to be at least in the top 5
They are easily the best modern rock band around

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41 Metallica Metallica 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 can not believe this wow Metallica is the absolute best. If it was not for Metallica there would be no hard rock, metal core, metal, heavy or hard anything. I mean come on! Not only are they the ones who really set things in motion but who hasn't heard of Metallica... Does that not go for anything! I don't know about them being absolutely #1 because there are just too many bands that are just to good to put in front of one another. Like I don't think you can compare red hot chili peppers to Avenged Sevenfold they are just to very different bands they both play extremely well... Whitch means it just goes by preference at that point. But seriously no band has been around as long as Metallica and kept up as well as them PERIOD! This is disgraceful to this legendary band..

Metallica is next to Simple Plan and Fall out boy... what
Metallica has something for everyone, they are a great band who should be in the top 10 at the very least.

How is this so low?

They formed in the 80s not really modern. Also how is nickelback higher?

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42 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

How are they not rated higher? Their music is diverse, unique, and they always put everything they have into it. The lyrics are brutally honest and have helped so many people. Patrick, Joe, Pete, and Andy are so dedicated to making the incredible music that they do, as well as being great people who treat fans wonderfully. I've had conversations with two of the four members and they seem like genuinely nice people. While live, everyone puts all they have into giving a good show. And it's mindblowing how their music can range from upbeat, powerful songs like "The Phoenix" to slow and moving ballads like "Golden". Fall Out Boy are incredible.

Not many bands can go on a four year hiatus, especially when that band is part of a genre that many people had considered dead at the time, and make a comeback, introduce themselves to a new audience and take over the world once again! A whole new generation of rock fans rose again when they made their comeback! And they were still rocking it before their hiatus, aruguably more back then, but they've proven to stay relevant. The only time I remember bands doing something like that is Green Day. While Save Rock and Roll and American Beauty/American Psycho aren't their best albums by far, it still proves that they can reinvent themselves while still staying true to themselves! Long live the car crash hearts! - PopPunkKid101

It's such a shame that Fall Out Boy get so much hate that they don't deserve. Before their hiatus, not as many people knew them, but yet some of those who did know them critisced them in all sorts of ways, like calling them 'gay emo freaks'. Then, after their hiatus, just because a couple of their songs hit the charts, some of their fans turned against them for that, saying they were try hards and sell outs and that they became 'just another stupid pop band'. Mainstream music fans only noticed them when they had those hits but then no longer cared for them.
Personally, I love Fall Out Boy and think they deserve a much higher rating. Just remember everyone; Patrick, Pete, Joe and ANDY actually don't even care about all that hate because they know that there are even more people that LOVE them.

FOB is an amazing band. From Dance, Dance and Of all the Gin Joints in the World from their older albums to Young and Menace and The Kids Aren’t Alright on their newer albums all of their songs rock! They are not the best but they deserve to at least be in the top twenty!
Recommended songs:
Grand Theft Autumn/ Where is your Boy,
Saturday,
Reinventing the Wheel to Run Myself Over,
Of all the Gin Joints in the World,
Dance, Dance,
Sugar, We’re Going Down,
This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race,
Golden,
Thnks fr th Mmrs,
The (After) Life of the Party,
Disloyal Order of Water Buffalos,
Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet,
What a Catch, Donnie,
27,
20 Dollar Nose Bleed,
The Phoenix,
My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘em Up),
Where Did the Party Go,
Just One Yesterday,
The Mighty Fall,
Death Valley,
Young Volcanoes,
Irresistible,
American Beauty/ American Psycho,
Centuries,
The ...more

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43 Godsmack Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.

Whats wrong with people? Sully alone brings this band to top 5 for those who have not seen them live... If you have, you know they are hands down the best band on earth. Not even Metallica (My second choice)

That's it I'm done.. Godsmack at 322?! Come on people. I don't know what to say! This band should be arguably top 10! Just listen to the enemy and bad religion and you will love the band! Very underrated - C_Brooks97

If they aren't one of your favorites you need to see them live. Rock the house down

Who ever made this list is out of their minds

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44 Pearl Jam 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.

Way better than all those other bands up there, their debut album went diamond... Not many of the other bands have done that on this list..

So many amazing songs have even written by this band. It's criminal not to see the in the top ten.

Pearl Jam is great and all, but you guys need to pay attention to the fact that this list is about MODERN bands.

Should be #1... they are the modern Who/Stones/long live rockers!

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45 The White Stripes The White Stripes The White Stripes are an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they ...read more.

This is for rock, not numetal, right? The White Stripes IS the definition of a great modern rock band. Some of their best and most famous songs: Seven Nation Army, The Denial Twist, the Hardest Button to Button... They are Jack and Meg White. Jack is also known for his work with the Raconteurs (another band that should be near the top of this list. ) This should have these bands at the top, in no particular order: The White Stripes, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Cage the Elephant, Queens of the Stone Age, Raconteurs, Five Finger Death Punch, Audioslave...

This band contains one of the greatest modern rock guitarists and songwriters Jack White. He truly is a brilliant artist. It also has the wonderful yet simplistic drumming of Meg White. They have created some of the greatest songs (Seven Nation Army, The Hardest Button to Button etc. ) and some of the greatest albums (All 6 of their albums. ) of the modern rock scene. I cannot believe this band is not in the top ten and last time I checked, this list is not for nu metal.

They are a really cool band and I think that they are pretty cool and stuff like that along those lines. You should really think that they are cool too and stuff because I think they are cool don't you? So yeah I think there cool and what not and stuff so like yeah and stuf.

Not just the best modern rock band: The White Stripes are the best thing that has come out of the modern world.

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46 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

By far one of the greatest bands out there in rock. This entire list seems a bit off. The fact that not only is Tool this low, but Nirvana only 1 spot ahead of Nickelback? Also, NICKELBACK is on this list, that in itself is a problem.

Alright, I just need to say something: they should be much higher and only about 7-8 other bands that are ahead are good. The rest are just bad. I won't give any specifics, but ' Nickelback is ahead of them. One of the most repulsive bands in existence was above one of the most talented acts in music. I apologize for the mini rant but seriously, Nickelback above these guys is just inexcusable.

Nothing compares to Tool. I can't be alone in this thought... - catecholamines

Tool is not just mind blowing music, but it is a true masterpiece of art. This whole list is skewed by people who think a catchy phrase repeated 50 times in a song is music... face palm...Tool is to music as Thomas Edison is to a light bulb. Both lighting a path to experience pure brilliance.

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47 AC/DC AC/DC 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.

ACDC in my opinion is, has and will always be the best, they are amazing, best song in my opinion is Highway To Hell, they a pure amazing and awesome,
-Thunderstruck
-War Machine
-Skies on Fire
-She like's Rock'n'Roll

There are so many, but my opinion is they are the best, but other bands are fabulous, but ACDC tops my list, now and forever!

Please don't insult ROCK. By putting legends like these in this list.

Putting bands like RHCP, STONES, BON JOVI, ACDC, Nirvana, along with these other bands is a shameful thing to do in the name of ROCK.

Why ac/dc so low? They are the greatest. HOW CAN YOU ABLE TO COMPARE THEM WITH ALL THESE ROCK BANDS WHO SOUNDS YUCK. Really I get depressed listening to all these bands but ac/dc still sounds amazing. Please listen to the song back in black. The song will give you the felling that the song is not sung by a human it is like some other species of some other planet singing it

Not a modern band - tommy123

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48 Seether Seether Seether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.

When I listened their songs ; (Careless Whisper, Broken etc. ) Shaun's voice learned us how to use music with our guitars or drums.

What, Seether is the best band out there today. If you've heard any of their songs like Fine Again, Fake It, Country Song, Remedy, Gasoline, Careless Whisper, Rise Above This, and Broken you'd be choosing them for number 1

Seether is one of the last rock bands that have real meaning and emotion to their songs... And Shaun Morgan's vocals just make the songs so much better.. Seether should be way higher on the list

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49 Sum 41 Sum 41 Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist ...read more.

Underrated. Their Musically Diverse, Going From Pop Rock to Thrash Metal Album After Album. They are never afraid to experiment, and every song they've released has some type of message, whether it would be funny topics like not being able to get out of bed (Heart Attack) to more serious topics that have to do with the troubles of war (still waiting, we're all to blame). Don't forget the instrumentation as well which is much more raw & real than the sampling & power chords of Linkin Park everybody loves. The guitarists like Dave baksh & Tom Thacker are absolutely talented, going from beautiful clear clean chords to shredding solos that literally fly by your ear before you even knew it happened. Drummer is always able to stay up beat in every song. Listen to the hell song, you'll see what I mean. Bassist plays a huge part in every album (unlike Linkin Park) and you can really tell he cares about his bass playing. He and lead vocalists deryck have gotten int numerous arguments about his ...more

I know its not modern rock or something yet its punk rock which is good and deserves to be shared here

I have been listening to sum 41 since I was 6 years old. This band will always remind me of the great childhood I had

Wish more people knew them these days

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50 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'm not to surprised that PTV isn't #1 (don't get me wrong I love them and Hell Above has been played over 300 times on my ipod). but not even in the top 20? I wish all bands had an amazing song writer like Vic, there are so many examples of incredible lyrics I'm going to list some of my favorites: "the water is rusted the air is unclean and there for a second I feel free" ( I had to put that first. I want that line tattooed on my arm because it means so much to me ), "hold my heart it's beating for you anyways... What's so good about picking up the pieces? What if I don't even want to? ","this isn't fair. don't you try to blame this on me. my love for you was bulletproof, but you're the one who shot me","a violin with no hands plays symphonies with no words. a drowning boy with no voice prays... A diamond bullet and a gun made of gold she was covered in blood last seen in san francisco", "Would you ever try to leave me for somebody who ...more

They put so much into their music. They write every song with so much meaning and Vic actually doesn't anyone listen to a song he created until it's perfect. They care so much about their fans and don't treat them like crap. Their songs are amazing like hell above and the boy who could fly. Their style of music is great and I can't wait for the 4th album

Why aren't they number one?! They are amazing not only music wise but they have great personalities. They care about their fans and they have great music style. In my opinion Pierce the veil is the best band today. They are truthfully inspiring.

I love this band Vic Fuentes is bae look him up on the urban dictionary

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