Best Rock Bands / Singers of the 21st Century

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The Top Ten

1 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

They're the best musicians ever. Sorry for my English, I'm Romanian. Linkin Park are doing art, something special. Best rock band, they most be more famous. So get more votes from you guys! - WWENARUTO

If extra-terrestrial life exists and they live like us then every living being in universe should listen to Linkin Park. LP is "band of bands". Their songs become famous very fast after released or leaked. Most Powerful rock band in NU METAL genre. I hope they return to their HYBRID THEORY & METEORA style in their 6th album because they were more successful in the NU METAL genre and can become the TITANS if they start playing HEAVY METAL.

I love linkin park.. They are the gods of 21st century music.. But guys I suggest you listen to shinedown, the whitestripes, rise against, bb who are extremely underrated here

Biggest 21st century rock act

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2 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.

What a beautiful sound this band has. Cool and upbeat sometimes, as in "Hymn for the Weekend," rhythmic and beating in others, such as in "X Marks the Spot," or even emotional and slow, as in "Fix You." Chris Martin has a spectacular voice that can hit almost any sound. Their band has such an awesome, unique style of rock, original lyrics and titles, and haunting voices and melodies. I don't understand why more people don't listen to them. And it's not just the hits that are great: "Viva La Vida," "Paradise," or "Clocks. " It's every song they do: "Adventure of a Lifetime," "Birds," or "Life in Technicolor."

Why can't everyone sees just how much variety this band has
Right from the sounds that is combined with lovely acoustic guitar in Parachutes. And then beautiful piano in A Rush of Blood to the Head. The heavy synthesized X & Y, the ground-breaking Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. Finally Mylo Xyloto, which I haven't buy, but right from Every Teardrop is A Waterfall I know it's such a kick-ass.

Many bands failed with numerous songs.
They fail only in Princess of Chine

Coldplay? Behind JB? People, grow up... This competition is for Rock Bands! Coldplay is the best!

LMAO! Coldplay at #2.. What a joke!

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3 Train Train Train is an American roots rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. The band currently consists of Patrick Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Jerry Becker, Luis Maldonaldo, Hector Maldonado, Drew Shoals, Nikita Houston and Sakai Smith.
4 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 revolutionised punk rock (along with blink-182) and made the genre worldwide popular. Its unfair to see overrated bands like Coldplay and Nickelback gain more fame as Green Day loses theirs. Whoever reads this, check out their songs and see how much better they are over Coldplay and Imagine Dragons (though I'm not saying they are bad, they're just way too overrated and stealing fame from other deserving bands)

Billie Joe is an incredible and inspirational singer and songwriter. Mike Dirnt is one of the best bassists of all time and Tre Cool is the best drummer of this century. Easily the best band of the century.

They are the best band and no doubt about it. How can be bands like Train and Skillet ahead of awesome Green Day. Linkin park is very good but not like green day at least.

Should be top, best band from this century a long with Blink 182, Sum 41, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, even Linkin Park.

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5 Fun. Fun. Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train.

Their first album was a highly refined power pop album; it played around with lots of different instruments, sound effects, and other fun musical devices while still having catchy, singable melodies and great lyrics. Their second album was wrapped up in modern trends but didn't lose its wonderful experimental edge; it celebrated the art of the album while maintaining the appeal of each individual song. I know a lot of people that like Fun. because of their eccentricities, and an equal amount of people that like Fun. because of their mass appeal. Really excited to see more fun stuff as the century progresses ^_^ - crimsonkipper

6 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.

#1 Period in my mind
Nickelback Man they Are #1 no body is better in the 21st Century

Linkin Park and Coldplay Are probably the only 2 Bands in the 21st Century that might Beat Nickelback!
Then maybe Green Day but Nickelback is way Better then 90% of these Choices!

There are some Great Bands on this list
Like Linkin Park, Coldplay, Green Day, A7x, Daughtry, Simple Plan, Skillet, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Maroon 5, Seether, Rise Against, RHCP, Breaking Benjamin, Saliva, Matchbox 20, 30 Seconds to Mars, Jonas Brothers, and others But none Many Better the Nickelback!

How did they get ranked lower than link in park they only had like one good song

"How did they get ranked lower than link in park they only had like one good song"
This is what a ton of people say about nickelback. And I say they had no good songs

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

Skillet is one of my favourite band great vocals by John cooper... Great music I love all albums collide, awake, comatose, rise... All songs are awesome drummer vocals are great... It deserve number 1 place... Please vote for skillet if you have good knowledge of music...

Skillet rocks! It is my favorite band, and I love all the songs! John's singing kills... Seth's guitar is too good! Korey's keyboards are wicked... And last of all, Jen's drumming and singing are awesome... Go Skillet!

Skillet NEEDS to be NUMBER 1 or 2, Linkin Park deserves the other one - deandinosaur5

8 Daughtry Daughtry Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006. V 1 Comment
9 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Were good but they became pop once the new decade started

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10 X Japan X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.

The Contenders

11 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois . The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren . They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .
12 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band". V 1 Comment
13 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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.

A7x is the best rock/metal band.

Top 10 now! they're amazing!

14 Saliva Saliva Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.
15 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian . He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet . ...read more.

He doesn't even do rock...

He should be rated number 100 - Ammo

How do you kick someone off a list?

Come on man! This is not singer!

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16 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.

How are Muse below Nickelback, Maroon 5, Coldplay, Linkin Park and even JUSTIN BIEBER. Avenged Sevenfold are the only band on this list that come close to Muse. - jimicenafromintempo

Best British rock band! They should be on the Top 10 List. By the way how the devil did JB be on the Top 10?

17 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. V 2 Comments
18 Rob Thomas Rob Thomas Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty.
19 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

How the hell is JB on 15 or even in this list? And how is Evanescence BELOW the king of failure?

(Why the fck is Justin Bieber on #15? )
Evanescence is an awesome band. Amy lee has clean, angelic but powerful vocals. Their lyrics is awesome af. Whenever, I listen to them, my mind drifts off someplace else.

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