Best Rock Bands / Singers of the 21st Century

The Top Ten Best Rock Bands / Singers of the 21st Century

1 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 Alternative 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.

Guys I think this band is just rocking the whole world. Thet are doing there job well for making the worlds best music. They are giving the world's best class music.

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

2 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 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!

They should be at the top. They have showed different types of music.

3 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. 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 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.

Green Day is the best rock band I have ever heard. Their songs, lyrics, music is just awesome. Guys please vote for Green Day. I want to see them at the top

4 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.
5 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 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 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 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.

Daughtry deserves higher...

9 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

They are pop band

10 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 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" .
12 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal 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). more.

A7x is the best rock/metal band.

Top 10 now! they're amazing!

13 Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

How in God's name is jb above Aerosmith

14 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 Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

He doesn't even do rock...

How do you kick someone off a list?

He should be rated number 100 - Ammo

He shouldent be on here t(-. -t)

16 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 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 more.

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 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). more.

So upset! Why this is so far?

BB is just the best.

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

Amy is the best female singer.

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.

20 Finger Eleven
21 Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.
22 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.

This is an abomination. How in the hell are they @ 22 and more so below Justin Bieber when he doesn't even sing rock. This is easily one of the best bands of the 21st century. VOTE!

How the hell are they not even on the top 10?


23 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 was one of the most important bands of the 21st century.

Only number 27?! They're probably the most amazing, inspirational band EVER.

There's no way Bieber is higher than these guys

24 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

Eminem and Bieber? How the hell is this possible?

He is rap you idiots

25 Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

He's sung some of my favourite rock songs

He's amazing

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27 OneRepublic OneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.

They don't sing rock they are the most generic band ever and most of their songs are stolen from other bands

Only 31? Their music is great. I love it.

28 The Script The Script is an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band comprises keyboardist and lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist and vocalist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power.

To be honest, The Script make music about my life. It's so real, no useless lyrics, no bad words. I really love the band, they are all really cool and inspiring.

29 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.

Awesome! I love the alternative style and song quality

The best band off all time.

Lower than Justin Butt and M&Ms? what

30 Trap
31 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.
32 Brendon Urie Brendon Boyd Urie, more commonly known as Brendon Urie, was born April 12, 1987, in St. George, Utah. He is an American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best own as the lead singer of the American pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco. He is the only original remaining member. more.

He's the Panic! At the Disco vocalist and he sounds the best! His voice is very sexy are it sounds beautiful. It's unique and it drew me to Panic! From the second I heard his amazing voice.

He has a GOLDEN voice! Amazing! Pure perfection.

33 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.
34 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 more.

How is this not already on the list?!?

35 Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

I love these guys so much I don't know why they aren't at number one even if they broke up they will always be the band of brothers that started it all one direction and all the new boy bands had to learn from these three legends there was no such thing as fangirling, fanfiction or crying teenage girls before these boys came together I've been a lucky JONATIC since I was 7 years old and I'm still going strong with the mind blowing music they come up with what can I say these Grammy nominated boys got my heart going a million miles per second

36 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 currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

I am totally upset to see the list cause this one should be on the top five.

Should be in top 2

37 System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.
38 Kevin Rudolf Kevin Winston Rudolf is an American musician, director, actor, and record producer from New York City, New York.
39 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 more.


40 McFly
41 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

Hey it's a mistake put em back in first place

42 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.
43 Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band currently consists of Kellin Quinn, Gabe Barham, Jack Fowler, Nick Martin, and Justin Hills.
44 The Killers The Killers is an American indie rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
45 Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.
46 Buckcherry Buckcherry is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, formed in 1995. The band released two albums, Buckcherry and Time Bomb, before dissolving in 2002. In 2005, lead vocalist Josh Todd and lead guitarist Keith Nelson reformed Buckcherry with a new lineup and released a new album in 2006, 15. more.
47 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.
48 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.


49 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 are 43 how exact?
Tim's vocals are amazing and zach Blair and Joe principes guitar's sound great

50 The Fray The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and more.
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