Best Rock Band Face Offs

The Top Ten

1 Metallica vs Megadeth

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

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!

Nirvana they defined a music genre guns n roses is good but their fan base is full of people who are so close minded when it comes to music that they think guns and roses is the best at every aspect when they don't even come close to being compared with the legends - Isaac15

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

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3 Led Zeppelin vs Queen

Queen wind this one

Queen no contest for sure.

Queen wins without any doubt


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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.

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

Real Madrid vs Sevilla

Well let's see -
Rob is better than Bruce in my opinion (Everything is)
Glenn is better than Dave Murray
Adrian Smith is better than KK
Steve Harris is better than Ian Hill
and Scott and Nico are equal.
Now, their best songs vs eachother- Painkiller is better than Hallowed be Thy Name. (In my opinion) So Judas wins. - SoldierOfFortune

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5 The Rolling Stones vs The Beatles

The Stones - more rock and less pop. - Metal_Treasure

How is this not number 1. They were two of the greatest rock bands of all time (if not the two greatest rock bands.). They had a legendary rivalry

The 2 greatest bands of all time. Period.

Stones - zxm

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6 Queen vs Aerosmith

Queen v.s. Aerosmith, Aerosmiths good, but not Queen, Queen wrote so many great songs like Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, We are the Champions, so Queen all the way

HA HA HA! Queen would totally win. No Aerosmith song can match ANY Queen song! Are you crazy? Freddie's got the voice, Brian wins for guitar, Deacy SO wins for bass no matter what and Roger is going to SMASH Roger!

Aerosmith is still making albums, have a huge fan base, they tour, and they are, and always have been the greatest band of all time

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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7 AC/DC vs Deep Purple

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 Black Sabbath vs. Deep Purple

Deep Purple - better musicianship, better live.

Black Sabbath - SoldierOfFortune

Sabbath by a long shot. More inflential, better albums, better musicians, more original

Deep Purple - zxm

9 Led Zeppelin vs Van Halen

my name says who will win
- Led_Zepplin_Is_The_Best

Van Halen. No questions.

10 Green Day vs Nickleback

Green Day wins because people like them - UsernameHere

Green Day by a Mile

Ill take blow my brains out for 400 alex

both suck

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The Contenders

11 Slip Knot vs System of a Down

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!

System is good nu metal (somewhat of an oxymoron) slipknot is emo

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12 Dio vs Ozzy

Dios a better singer but sabbath was better with ozzy

13 Linkin Park vs Avenged Sevenfold

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.

Linkin park for sure can you just compare with them
linkin park wins every time

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14 The Beatles vs. Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd is the best of all times...

15 Black Sabbath vs. Iron Maiden

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

Maiden - zxm

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16 Iron Maiden vs Ozzy Osbourne

Iron Maiden. Always. m/

That's hard... But IRON MAIDEN


Maiden - zxm

17 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.

They both suck monkey balls porcoddio

18 Queen vs Pink Floyd


19 Boston vs Chicago

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

20 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

21 Alice In Chains vs. Nirvana

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

Alice by a long shot

22 Aerosmith Vs. Van Halen
23 Guns N Roses Vs. Metallica

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

Give me downvotes. But Guns N' Roses. After all opinion matters. (by the way, early version of Guns N' Roses.) - zxm

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24 Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

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

25 Red Hot Chili Peppers vs Nirvana

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.

2 different tastes in music here... But nirvana has to win.

26 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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27 Marilyn Manson vs. Nine Inch Nails

NIN. Trent had more passion, and they just amazing


28 System of a Down vs Metallica

Metallica, they're just that good

29 Dream Theater vs. Rush

Dream Theater. - zxm


30 Pearl Jam vs Nirvana

personally I like NIRVANA better but o well -

Pearl Jam for me

PJ for life! - Songsta41

31 The Who vs Led Zeppelin

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

32 Foo Fighters vs. Nirvana

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
34 Muse vs. Smashing Pumpkins
35 Linkin Park vs. Shinedown

Linkin Park... Bigger name and more hits

36 Nine Inch Nails vs. Ministry
37 Korn vs. Slipknot

Korn sorry slip knot...

38 Pink Floyd vs Rush

rush - zxm

39 Papa Roach vs. Limp Bizkit
40 AC/DC vs. Nirvana

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

41 AC/DC vs. Van Halen

AC/DC - zxm

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

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.

Coldplay - zxm

45 Linkin Park vs Green Day

Green Day - zxm

46 Linkin Park vs. Evanescence

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!

48 Pink Floyd vs. The Doors

Pink Floyd is superior!

Doors all the way!

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

Floyd - zxm

49 Avenged Sevenfold vs Muse
50 Muse vs. Radiohead

Radiohead because Muse is a ripoff of them and Queen

muse - zxm

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