Best Rock Band Face Offs

The Top Ten

1 Metallica vs Megadeth

Easy. Metallica! - Userguy44

ah yes, the rivalry of metallica and megadeth. well without dave, kirk woulnt of got started, and kirk usauly only makes solos to the songs written by ulrich or hetfield, but the only riff he did write, was metallicas best riff. howether, mustaine was, is, and always will be better than kirk or hetfield. his music is genuinly better, but his best albums were with marty friedman, and he's gone now. really in the end, this rivalry is a stupid revenge on metallica due to mustaines booting from the band... but megadeth are better! - lezakattack

Hell yeah.. Both bands have got history..!
Both are awesome.. But anyway Metallica is better..
Both have kinda similar song too..!

This rivalary is a headache to a metallica or megadeth fan. I like them both but I like metallica better. I like kirks solos better but I think dave is a better guitarist. dave's solos just need to sound cleaner.

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2 Guns n Roses vs Nirvana

Guns n Roses. - Userguy44

Guns N' Roses for a long shot I just hate grunge but kurt and dave were a bad ass

Though close, I feel that The Nirvana Unplugged album is what really sets Nirvana on top of the rock genre. In the same vein of The Beatles, with Nirvana you see an evolution. Nirvana began as mostly screaming nonsense with the only real point to make good music, as all the bandmembers have said. By In Utero, and their final performances, Nirvana's music became an art, with stunning music and deep lyrics. Guns n Roses has a great range, but their music doensn't go farther than that really, it just doesn't have as much of an emotion impact, especially if you watch the unplugged performance from Nirvana.

GUNS N' ROSES BEATS NIRVANA ALL THE WAY! Nirvana is SO overrated. People tried to see some kind of deep meaning in Cobain's lyrics that just wasn't there. Even though they broke up, GNR is always number one in my book!

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3 Led Zeppelin vs Queen

QUEEN... The Ultimate Band of All Time!


QUEEN - Misfire

QUEEN... no contest!

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4 Iron Maiden vs Judas Priest

This a truly hard question for me. I am a MASSIVE fan of both amazing bands. Painkiller, The Number Of The Beast, Screaming for vengeance, Piece Of Mind and Firepower are the albums that I can not name a single song on them that isn't classic Priest/Maiden.

They both are equal on a lot of things; riffs, vocals, guitar work and sound production. But, after much debate, I have concluded on Maiden. I will always still love Priest though.

I go with Maiden. Although I like Judas Priest too. - Userguy44

COME ON, HOW is this not on here already? - UFasten8Me

Real Madrid vs Sevilla

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5 The Rolling Stones vs The Beatles

Sorry, Rolling Stones, even though I like you guys and that I'm listening to a song of yours right now, I have to go for The Beatles. - Misfire

THE STONES! The Beatles have been done to death on this website. They've been overrated to the max and beyond.

Stones. - Userguy44

The Stones - more rock and less pop. - Metal_Treasure

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6 Black Sabbath vs. Deep Purple

Black Sabbath by far!

Deep Purple! - Userguy44

Deep Purple - better musicianship, better live.

Black Sabbath - SoldierOfFortune

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7 AC/DC vs Deep Purple

Deep Purple duh. - Userguy44

Deep Purple was most talented rock band ever (LORD, GILLAN, BLACKMORE, PAICE, Glover(smoke on the water)):PPP

Deep Purple wins but I will always love AC/DC, too. - Metal_Treasure

Deep Purple - zxm

8 Queen vs Aerosmith

Queen even though I like both. - Misfire

Queen, but Aerosmith is good too. - Userguy44

Queen! - DaringXx

Is this is joke? They're both great. Queen in terms of singles and Aerosmith in terms of albums? I guess?

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9 Led Zeppelin vs Van Halen

Van Halen. - Userguy44

my name says who will win
- Led_Zepplin_Is_The_Best

Van Halen. No questions.

10 Green Day vs Nickleback

Green Day! No hate on Nickelback though. - Misfire

Green Day. - Userguy44

Green Day wins because people like them - UsernameHere

Green Day by a Mile

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The Contenders

11 Dio vs Ozzy

Dio! - Userguy44

Dios a better singer but sabbath was better with ozzy

12 Slip Knot vs System of a Down

System of a Down. I can’t stand Slipknot. - Userguy44

System of a Down wins every battle! - moose4life19

System of a Down's songs have to be some of the most unique sounds I've ever heard

Slipknot is the best. Stay sic fellow maggots!

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13 Linkin Park vs Avenged Sevenfold

Linkin Park by far! - Userguy44

Linkin Park wins always every battle.

Avenged Sevenfold wins, they have a big variety and all sounds really good

Linkin Park, avenged made one actually good album. Both overrated though.

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14 The Beatles vs. Pink Floyd

The Beatles. Sowwy... Lol - Misfire

Pink Floyd. - Userguy44

Pink Floyd is the best of all times...

15 Black Sabbath vs. Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden. - Userguy44

I like Black Sabbath more, but Maiden is up there - SoldierOfFortune

You think Dio with Black Sabbath? Mabye in heaven in hell. But on Mob Rules what happend to his voice?! With Ozzy it was better... But Iron Maiden beats Black Sabbath. Iron Maiden never do bad. Live there still great 2016! Especially compared to Guns N' Roses. Axel rose drink and smoked out his voice. Plus he wont even let fans were a slash t shirt to his live concerts even though slash is there... he also shows up late most of the time. Not even loyal to his fans... bit back on track, Iron Maiden is the best!

Sabbath. They invented metal

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16 Breaking Benjamin vs. Three Days Grace

Great Bands. These bands produced amazing songs such as Breath, Give Me A Sign, and I Will Not Bow by Breaking Benjamin. Break, Never To Late, and I Hate Everything About You by Three Days Grace. The winner is... Breaking Benjamin

I would've chose Three Days Grace if Adam stayed. I have nothing against Matt, in fact, I actually think he's doing great with the band, but the only vocalist that can even come close to Ben Burnley in my opinion is Adam Gontier.

17 Iron Maiden vs Ozzy Osbourne

Iron Maiden. Always. m/


That's hard... But IRON MAIDEN

Iron Maiden. I don’t like Ozzy’s voice. - Userguy44

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18 Queen vs Pink Floyd

QUEEN - Misfire

This is the hardest question ever! I go with 50/50. Both bands are legendary! - Userguy44


19 Alice In Chains vs. Nirvana

Alice In Chains! - Userguy44

Sure, Nirvana was more influential, but Alice in Chains is one of the most amazing bands of all time. Nirvana did pretty basic stuff, where as Alice in Chains was much more complicated and had more variety. So, Alice In Chains

I'm going to pick Alice in Chains, because while Nirvana revolutionized grunge rock, Alice in Chains perfected it.

Oh This Is Tough Gonna With Nirvana But AIC Is Right Behind Them. - FettiMC

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20 Aerosmith Vs. Van Halen

Aerosmith! - Misfire

Aerosmith. - Userguy44

21 Boston vs Chicago

Boston I’d say. Lol. Love da joke - DaringXx

Whoever added this one is a genius. The sense of humor made my day - sounds like a baseball match but there are such bands! - Metal_Treasure

Too hard to decide. Both are great bands

boston - zxm

22 Led Zeppelin vs Heart

Led Zeppelin would cause Ann and Nancy Wilson to die of a heart attack. Led Zeppelin are in the RnR Hall of Fame and are still selling out concerts everywhere plus Stairway to Heaven still ranks as the greatest rock song ever. Heart doesn't have any songs that comes close.

This is like the Beatles vs Justin Bieber

23 Guns N Roses Vs. Metallica

Metallica. - Userguy44

Metallica is KING and BEAST! Better than Guns N' Roses!

I would have to go with Metallica on this one..

Guns n roses are the best rock band ever no one can beat guns n roses plus guns n roses have slash NO ONE beat slash that's the way it is

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24 Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

Led Zeppelin all the way!

Deep Purple wins! - Userguy44

Deep Purple. Most talented musician. a lot of great songs.

25 Marilyn Manson vs. Nine Inch Nails

NIN. Trent had more passion, and they just amazing


26 System of a Down vs Metallica

Metallica. - Userguy44

Metallica, they're just that good

27 Red Hot Chili Peppers vs Nirvana


Red Hot Chili Peppers. - Userguy44

Peppers win easily. Nirvana doesn't have enough music or diversity to win. I like both but the pepper bring way more to the table.

Red hot was bad for their first couple of albums, then got dope. Nirvana was always good. I say nirvana, but who knows who woulda really been better.

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28 Avenged Sevenfold vs. Disturbed

Winner is Avenged Sevenfold

I find it really funny how my two favorite bands are on here, head to head.

They're tied, dammit. - thunder850

Both of these bands are pretty terrible.


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29 Dream Theater vs. Rush

Dream Theater. - zxm


30 Pearl Jam vs Nirvana

Pearl Jam. Nirvana is so overrated! - Userguy44

personally I like NIRVANA better but o well -

Pearl Jam for me

PJ for life! - Songsta41

31 The Who vs Led Zeppelin

The Who! - Userguy44

Their music is incredibly similar. Moon vs Bonham, Roger vs Robert. That'd be amazing. - shallowcal

32 Foo Fighters vs. Nirvana

This is hard. I go with Nirvana. - Userguy44

That's not really fair because there both connected and if Nirvana didn't give Dave Grohl his fame then Foo Fighters might not have been big. In my opinion I like them both.

33 The Ramones vs the Clash

The Clash. - Userguy44

34 Nine Inch Nails vs. Ministry
35 Korn vs. Slipknot

Korn sorry slip knot...

36 Pink Floyd vs Rush

Pink Floyd. - Userguy44

rush - zxm

37 Papa Roach vs. Limp Bizkit

Neither of them. - Userguy44

38 Muse vs. Smashing Pumpkins

Muse. - Userguy44

39 Linkin Park vs. Shinedown

Linkin Park... Bigger name and more hits

40 AC/DC vs. Van Halen

AC/DC. - Userguy44

AC/DC - zxm

41 AC/DC vs. Nirvana

AC/DC. - Userguy44

Ac/Dc - intensity. Nirvana - writing. And ac/dc had more members, and got weak, but we do what woulda happened with nirvana. I say nirvana though.

No Real Simalarities Here Totally Different Style AC/DC-Hard Rock Nirvana-Grunge/Alt - FettiMC

42 30 Seconds to Mars vs. Rise Against

Winner is 30 Seconds To Mars. Just my a little.

and 30STM Takes the prize wins for sure :P - Bo0o0oreD

Rise Against would win

43 Papa Roach vs. Three Days Grace

Who win the band

44 Maroon 5 vs. Coldplay

Old Maroon 5. - Misfire

Coldplay. - Userguy44

Coldplay'S music is more soothing and they have composed some of the best guitar riffs ever.

Coldplay win this one. I like Maroon 5, but Coldplay are better.

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45 Linkin Park vs Green Day

Green Day, maybe? - Misfire

Linkin Park. - Userguy44

Green Day - zxm

46 Linkin Park vs. Evanescence

Evanescence is good, but I prefer LP so LP. - Userguy44

Everyone, winner is... :DRAW!
Linkin Park 0-0 Evanescence!
So why?
Because are two my favorite bands, forever.
Chester, Mike and Amy is for the wins. Love you guys!
Go Linkin Park, Go Evanescence!
Should be number 1!

My two favorite bands.

47 The Killers vs. Green Day

Green Day. - Userguy44

Green Day!

48 Pink Floyd vs. The Doors

The Doors... (? ) - Misfire

Pink Floyd is superior!

Doors all the way!

Both psych gods,but the floyd just kept on progressing.

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49 Avenged Sevenfold vs Muse
50 Muse vs. Radiohead

Muse, I guess. My brother would probably kill me if I asked this to him. He loves both bands. - Misfire

I can’t choose. I love both bands. - Userguy44

Radiohead because Muse is a ripoff of them and Queen

muse - zxm

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