Best Rock Bands of the 2000s

The Contenders: Page 3

41 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 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.

Simply one of the best bands EVER. They're up there with the Zeppelins of the world and still rocking it. No guitar licks make you want to crank up the volume like AC/DC!

Angus! This band has toped the sales and sold more albums than any other. It has been around longer than any other band here and survived.

AC/DC made Rock history! Why they are under silly bands like "tokio hotel"

Now why the hell is AC/DC 42nd?!?! Easily one of the greatest rock bands of all time and they changed the genre for the better

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42 All Time Low All Time Low ...read more.

All Time Low is an absolutely amazing band! And even though I haven't been a fan for a very long time they are definitely on of my favourite bands of all time!

All Time Low is an outstanding band!
I find that a lot of their songs are very positive, while only some are serious and mournful. I think they deserve to be closer to the top ten.

Awesome band

This is my life changing band. and one of the few bands I loved.

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43 Cage the Elephant

A childhood fave. I used to listen too them and at the time I didn't understand the lyrics but now that I've listened to them again they're lyrics have great meaning and that's why I like them so much.

I love this band. Gave me a wake up call, that it's way too easy to think it's all been done and that were set on a given path. Things will always change. And therein lies salvation. Kentucky of all places, like I said, made me 're-evaluate where my head is, and too me, that is great music..

Cage the elephant is saving rock. New, innovative, young and a totally distinct style all their own. So many great songs. Only three albums and they could have a greatest hits album already.

I can feel it in my teeth!

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44 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.

44? What the hell people. Yes they changed their music slightly but fall out boy is one of the few bands who manage to produce an album without a single song that fails to impress. These guys are as good as the top tens in the list

Great band! Should be much farther up on the list. Every new album was better than the last. I think they should be top 25.

MY FAVORITE BAND IS 44?! They are very great that I like every song from them. This does not make em #1 but at least top 10, not to bring down other bands but FOB is much better than most of them.

FOB! THIS SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10

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45 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.

What is wrong with these people... if we are talking about a band that revives hard rock and even takes it to another level it is definitely AB. Alter Bridge is probably the most skilled band nowadays. With Myles amazing vocal skills, Mark's tremendous and individual guitar play Alter Bridge should be at number one. Bands like Green Day or Linkin Park have catchy songs but they are far away from AB. Just listen to AB and you will find out that they may be the underrated hard rock band in history.

Mark Tremonti might be the best guitarist of our generation. Myles Kennedy is almost definitely the best vocalist. The music is consistently filled with hooks, great riffs, and above average lyrics. Their songs aren't just good or catchy or meaningful. They are all those things, but more, they are timeless. AB is seriously superb.

Alter bridge are way too low on this list you people are idiots for rating half of these so high up on the list I mean really Linkin Park?

Epic band! Hands down one of the best rock bands I've listened to.

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46 Matchbox Twenty

Great band, great lyrics, great guys. Some of their huge hits include "Push" "3am" "unwell" "How far we've come" and so many more. They sound just as good live as they do on their albums. That proves their a quality band. They have such a variety of sound and it all sounds awesome. Not to mention Rob Thomas is the lead singer and he has accomplished so much with his own solo career (and he's really good looking, not that it changes anything! ) they are just an amazing band and if you have never heard if them, definitely check them out!

My favorite band of all time! They have a song for every mood you can feel, and almost any situation life may throw your way. Rob Thomas is a gifted Vocalist and every album this band has created was a masterpiece.

This is bull. Just look at all of their hits they should be much higher. I think most people don't know what decade to put matchbox twenty into some say 90's but they only had one album out in the late 90's.

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47 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

They have managed to musically adapt to each decade they've made music in and even though Burning Bridges wasn't a great album, This House is Not For Sale is definitely the sort of single they needed to reengage with their fans. But enough about that, their 00s stuff was really cool. Admittedly, their song It's My Life was an awesome start to their music in the New Millennium but their Have a Nice Day album is what I would consider one of their best. There's barely any album filler on that record and the use of the talk box guitar consumes the listener's ear and intrigues them. The lyrics are heartfelt and powerful and clearly show that Bon Jovi were still capable of making influential music after almost 20 years.

Bon Jovi's "It's My Life", "Have A Nice Day", "(You Want To) Make A Memory", "Who Says You Can't Go Home" and "We Weren't Born to Follow" are all hits that they put into the airwaves. They need to be in a higher ranking! Top 20 at least!

Just a great band and voice, many many great songs about life. Certainly top 10

Brilliant band, should be much higher

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48 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.

Best band ever their the kings of rock # 1 all time all of the guys are awesome Chad, Ryan, Daniel and Brandon I want to meet them so bad but I can't unless they come to Texas but their still awesome so vote nickelback # 1 band ever

Nickelback is my favourite band in the world if they are not yours please listen to their albums and reconsider you will surely change your opinion.

Being a King myself, I can easily decipher who the other Kings are. Nickelback, I can say without a doubt are the Kings of rock. They belong at number #1 on this list. Best band ever!

Nickelback SHOULD BE AT NUMBER ONE! NEXT TO LINKIN PARK!

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49 Incubus Incubus Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; ...read more.

WOW! How the hell are bands like bullet for my valentine ahead of incubus? BY FAR the most influential band of our time in so many ways! With most bands you have a group of musicians that are decently skilled in there instrument and when combined with eachothers musical chemistry make a decent to good band...every band member in incubus is beyond good enough to put out there own solo projects and still be number one. GROUND BREAKING band! But it makes sense..a lot of people don't know good music anymore. So sad. Incubus has my vote above any band any day.

Great Band. I mean they definitely do not deserve to be this low. In my opinion at least top ten... like come on. Brandon Boyd has a great a voice with unique lyrics. Incubus is Incubus. No one sounds like them and they are easily one of the best bands of my generation.

Incubus is the most evolved eclectic band of the last ten years. Clearly this list is ridiculous.

Very under rated. Probably more of a regional band, but they have some great stuff.

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50 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

Number 3 all time in record sales behind Beatles and Stones. Underappreciated by critics and pop media but fans have voted for Rush for 40 years. Best damned rock group ever.

This is the best rock band since the rolling stones, period.

Best rock ever. Thanks for playing.

Rush still rules

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

The killers- Awesome. They've got so many good songs, such as All these things I've Done, Human, Mr Brightside, Somebody Told Me, When You Were Young. None of these other bands come close to the Killers, apart from maybe Muse. They've never produced a bad song, even there Christmas songs own! VOTE THE KILLERS

First band I ever heard and had to buy their album the next day. Seriously, All These Things That I've Done is my most played song in my iTunes for a reason.

Can you argue with this? Their The Killers. Mr. Brightside, When you were Young, Human, Somebody told me. Nuf said. - Sabres18

Linkin Park is my favourite band personally, but this and Coldplay is close second. HOW IS THIS NO. 30? THEY'RE WAY BETTER THEN THAT!

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52 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.

#53?! You guys are killing me here! First off, Brent Smith can sing amazingly well. Even more impressive is the fact that their songs do not sound the same at all. Most people hear Second Chance and Call Me and Cut the Cord and go, Oh well. They were okay, I guess. But if you delve deeper into their older albums and lesser-known songs, it's hard to find a song that isn't good. Many bands repeat the same noises with a bit of alteration and leave it at that. Shinedown makes their songs unique, and don't stay in the same genre of rock at all. Shinedown is easily top ten material, along with Tool, Pearl Jam, and quite a few amazing bands clunking around down here.

53? what?! They deserved to be at least on top 10! People please if you like rock music don't just listen to rock bands that are so famous like Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, or Avenged Sevenfold. Please listen to Shinedown too! They have great music. They have multiple music genre. If you like heavy rock I recommend you to listen to Devour, Sound of Madness, Enemies or Diamond Eyes. If you prefer ballads listen to Call Me, Through the Ghost, Amaryllis, I'll Follow You or How Did You Love. Go listen now!

Brent Smith is probably one of the most talented writers in Rock today. His passion is above and beyond most artist.

I love everything about this band, mostly their older work but I still enjoy their new style. These guys have always been different and that's what makes them great. It's too bad they don't get the recognition they deserve like the bands higher on the list, Shinedown is incredibly underrated.

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53 Simple Plan Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

How come this band is so far down?! What the hell guys! What about "addicted" or "I'd do anything"? Whatever happened to the early 2000's or the noughties?

This should be the number 1 of all time!

"Perfect" was every teenagers song! They're awesome!

COMPLICATED PLAN

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54 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch

Every album they have is filled with great rock music.

I'm not Christian, but they are a good band! If you ask me!

Most of their songs are very good! I love them! Highly recommend them!

The Move, Phenomenon, Art of Breaking, and Puppet are very good.

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55 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Love them, they completely changed my life with their music! In my opinion they should be higher up- but I understand how their songs don't exactly fit into the rock-genre.

I'd recommend I'm so sorry, I bet my life, Monster, Warriors, Bleeding out, Nothing left to say now, On top of the world, Polaroid and many, many more.. !

56?! Nobody puts more energy into their songs than Imagine Dragons... Should be #1!

Imagine Dragon should be number one now. There songs are really inspirational and quite touching.

Should be way higher based on their first album alone.

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56 Wolfmother Wolfmother ...read more.

SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! Their first album was the best debut ever. And wtf is up with 30 seconds to mars? I mean theyr good but they have nothing on wolfmother, disturbed, System of a down and QOTSA - yyy1yyy1

This is one of the most talented and underrated bands. Listen to them once and you are hooked. It is genius at play and that vocalist!

The one-man-band decided to join post-grunge themes with classic-rock oriented AoR songs.

Cosmic egg is the song that is amazing

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57 Kings of Leon Kings of Leon

Jesus Christ! They sure as hell have better beat Bullet for My Valentine, and Paramore. These guys are not only lyrical geniuses but they make a sound so different from your typical "rock" band. Most people only hear "Use Somebody" or "Sex On Fire" and then they think they've heard it all. Absolutely not, they've got soul they've got talent that can't be matched.

Guys, if you listened to one full album, from their rock and roll start to their more mature sound, you would agree they are by far one of the greatest rock bands of this generation! There's something in there for everyone. Please, do yourself a favour and listen to them.

Exactly, the problem is most people haven't heard their original albums. They heard "Sex on Fire" and assumed all their stuff was similar. If you go back to "Youth and Young Manhood" and "Aha Shake Heartbreak" You'll find that they are a top 5 band of the 2000's

KINGS OF GIRAFFE

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

So much better than some of the other bands here. They didn't have an album again for a long time until winter 2012, but theor songs are the best.

3 amazing albums not one bad song.

Boys Like Girls is an American rock band from Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album. Boys Like Girls was the co-headliner with Good Charlotte for the Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour 2008 that toured across the United States. [2] The group's second studio album Love Drunk, was released on September 8, 2009. As of February 2011 the band announced they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. On November 17, 2011, Martin Johnson tweeted "... #boyslikegirlsisback", revealing that the group has not broken up, rather that the members are taking a rest and engaging in various side projects. In 2012, Boys Like Girls announced that they were working on a new full-length studio album, titled Crazy World and is set for a fall 2012 release.

GIRLS LIKE BIG DICKS

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

How in the blue hell is The Offspring this low? Amazing band. Sure, they may not be as big as they once were, but they are still incredible. With songs like Come Out and Play, Pretty Fly For A White Guy, Self Esteem, Gone Away, and You're Gonna Go Far Kid in their cagalogue, they should be at least top 25...

Look! I learned gone away on my own guitar it was so good. Green Day had like 3 good albums. Yeah their still good. But offspring is at least same level. If not better

How is the Offspring this low? They kick a**!

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60 Machine Head Machine Head Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. They have received great critical success especially for their album "The Blackening" which is considered a modern metal ...read more.

Machine head is simply amazing.. They should be one of the tops..

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