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 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.
The Young brothers were some of the best songwriters in rock music. May I also state as a fact. One does not place One Direction anywhere near Pearl Jam or Radiohead
the third best hard rock band, this guys made great stuff for listen to - rock2metal
Angus is a oz rock God of the guitar
Long live Bon Scott!
2 The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
They're the stones. Come on now.
This is not only the greatest 5 members but at 50 years still rocking is there really any other
Rolling is one of the coolest band on this list, But why deep purple are so low on this list - zxm
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3 Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.
they are just incredibly amazing
Why's there no logo for them here? - Feirceraven
2nd best band ever. - Alpha101
The are the awesome band I've ever seen in dis planet
4 Deep Purple
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
Every band member was among the best in their instrument. Enough said!
Deep Purple were pioneers of good old solid Brit Rock.
No day went past without some Deep Purple songs on the radio... along with The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Led Zepellin,The Beatles and all the others
5 The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
The Beach Boys artistically destroy One Direction! The Beach Boys created their own unique sound. 'One Direction' is just another "Boy Band" in a long line of "Boy Bands"! Just saying...
The beach boys are lower than one direction...this is a joke right? - Toucan
One direction above these guys? WHAT THE HELL.
The beach boys made some of the best music of all time, and One direction are the worst band ever.WHAT!?!?!
6 One Direction
One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.
Why is Voynich's name are they #6?! I get it, dumb 11-year-old girls, they're "So HaWt". - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy
One Direction is guys who cares about others. Even if they went solos they are still the best guys of this generations. They are just like no other boys I've seen, and they have a strong relation in themselves that was put together in 2010 and will never break up...
How is this even a band?
These boys are amazingly talented, they are a true example that hard work pays off. They are not only amazing singers, but also extremely handsome and down to earth. They love their Directioners and their work shows it.
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7 Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative 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). ...read more.
Avenged Sevenfold rocks all you who don't think so than don't post anything
Hope The Rev comes back from grave and play with them again
Remove this one it's not even worthy of being top 10
Make sure this doesn't reach the top, we can't let avenged sevenfailed be listen as the best 5 man band
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8 Def Leppard
Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
One one rank above One Direction? Yikes.
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
Why in the Terran race is this below One Direction?! One Direction doesn't even deserve to be on this list. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy
Radiohead is one of the best bands ever.Should be higher than One Erection - DarkBoi-X
One of my favourite bands.When it comes to bands with 5 members Radiohead easily win the number 1 spot.Sad to see that trash like Guns N Roses and One Direction are higher than these legends. - DarkBoi-X
Best band ever put together, no one else compares
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Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
They are their own genre. Amy Lee is a phenomenal vocalist and I hope they come out with more music!
One of the best bands out there, without a doubt.
Amazing music! Keep going!
11 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.
Iron Maiden has 6 members. Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Janick Gers, & Nicko McBrain. - HardRockSam
Why on Earth have I needed to add them to this list?! - Feirceraven
Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".
Aerosmith should be higher up. And why weren't Iron maiden and Judas priest part of this list already? - Feirceraven
this band influenced many other bands, specially Guns N' Roses - rock2metal
One direction above these guys...
Why are they this low? - Feirceraven
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13 Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.
Definitely top 5 material!
14 Jackson 5
The Jackson 5, later known as the Jacksons, were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family.
15 The Moody Blues
The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.
16 Dream Theater
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
the masters of prog metal, each member of the band does a great work
too bad that Mike Portnoy quit the band in 2010 - rock2metal
Best band ever. Seriously.
3rd best heavy metal band and 5th best band ever! I feel like crying because one direction are higher. Dream theater are so underrated. Listen to them if you like heavy metal. - IronSabbathPriest
WHY THE HELL IS ONE DIRECTION ABOVE THESE GUYS?
Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music. Their best known song is their 1971 hit "Roundabout" off of their album Fragile.
18 Duran Duran
Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.
19 Fleetwood mac
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.
Should be so much higher
Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
Great band. Listen to their songs Madhouse and Caught In A Mosh. You will be blown away. - IronSabbathPriest
voted for them because they are underrated - mentalfeed70
21 Alice In Chains
Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.
Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, ...read more.
23 Judas Priest
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.
Huh, I've added Iron maiden and Judas priest to this list. I'm not sure why people haven't added them yet. They're both amazing bands. - Feirceraven
24 Children of Bodom
Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.
you'll never find a better melodeath band or the screams that Alexi does - rock2metal
Bodom should replace avenged sevenfold in this list
Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.
Real hours who up cliCc like
What!? Guns N' Roses sucks, this band is currently eight member. (sorry my English, I'm German)
But Korn is the best. First 12 years okey, but later, Brian Welch left the band in 2005 until 2013 and Korn is cuurently 5 member. My favorite band with Evanescence.
Jonathan Davis, Munky, Head, Fieldy, David Silveria...
BEST BAND EVER!
26 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.
Only #30, under ONE DIRECTION?! Disgraceful. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy
YES! I absolutely love My Chemical Romance, it's kinda stupid how this is lower than 1 direction. It should really be up there with Radiohead and Beach boys
27 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.
They're awesome and if you're actually voting for One Direction instead of this, you can go stick your vote where the sun don't shine. MAROON FIVE FOREVER!
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.
Adema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band formed in 2000 with members lead vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls.
31 Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.
32 Men at Work
Men at Work are an Australian rock/pop band formed in Sydney. The group is most famous for their hit, "Land Down Under"
R5 is an American pop rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2009. The band consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ross Lynch, Riker Lynch, Rocky Lynch, Rydel Lynch, and Ellington Ratliff.
R5 are such an amazingly talented band with a lot of passion for what they do. Catchy lyrics and great melodies are only a fraction of why they are so successful. I hope everyone has a chance to listen to a song or two by them and love it as much as I do. With such amazing songs and more great music to come, R5 are going to be one of the biggest names in music.
Y'all are the best ones I voted for you to ross lynch -
35 Uriah Heep
Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal ...read more.
36 As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the establishment of the band's first full lineup, which included drummer Jordan Mancino, occurred in 2001. As I Lay Dying has released six albums, one split album, and two compilation ...read more.
the best band of metalcore, their sound is amazing - rock2metal
37 Spice Girls
The Spice Girls were an English pop girl group formed in 1994. The group consists of Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham, née Adams.
38 Fifth Harmony
Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously, Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and L.A.
All I have to say? Awesome!
I love fifth harmony. They are my inspirations
39 The Byrds
The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
Were known as "the American Beatles" during the 1960's.
Of the 5 members, 4 were very capable lead singers, resulting in the best harmonies in the history of rock music.
Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band consists of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Gene Hoglan.
This list is so weird... Anyway Suede is awesome and I think they deserve a higher position...
42 Of Mice & Men
Of Mice & Men is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. The band's lineup currently consists of lead vocalist and bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarists Phil Manansala and Alan Ashby, and drummer Valentino Arteaga.
43 Sleeping With Sirens
Sleeping with Sirens is an American Rock band from Orlando Florida. The band formed in 2009. SWS lead singer is Kellin Quinn
They are an amazingly talented band!
44 Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1993, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid.
45 X Japan
X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.
Westlife were an Irish boy band, formed in July 1998 and disbanded in June 2012. Originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, the group's final line-up consisted of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan.
49 Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.
50 The Strokes
The Strokes are an American rock band formed in New York City in 1998. They consists of Julian Casablancas (lead vocalist), Nick Valensi (guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist), Albert Hammond, Jr. (rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist), Nikolai Fraiture (bassist) and Fabrizio Moretti ...read more.