Greatest bands with four members in their classic line-ups.
1 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
The greatest band ever!
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were legends in music; The Beatles is one of the few bands in which all the members sang. - rock2metal
They are cool
The Beatles are the greatest band to grace this planet. They set the foundation for almost everything, musically. With the most versatility of any band, and truly great music, they are just greatly awesome.
They were and are the very pinnacle of pop. No one will EVER be better
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Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.
Freddie could hit unbelievable high notes and was a great pianist and keyboardist, Roger was an unbelievable and underrated drummer, John Deacon created some of the best bass lines in rock. And don't forget about the god like guitar skills of Brian May who's also way too underrated. Don't forget all 4 members wrote number 1 songs. That's a great 4-piece band for ya.
They were the best there will never be another band like them
Queen are the BEST rock band EVER I mean have you people even heard them. THEY WROTE WE WILL ROCK YOU FOR GOODNESS SAKE.
All of them very talented. Even Deacy was great! - Userguy44
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Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Cliff Burton made Metallica the best metal band ever! Although there were 4 different bassists in the band, Cliff was the best. - rock2metal
I like Metallica as much as the next guy, but they do not belong at #2, WAY too high. I wouldn't consider them the best Metal band with 4 members. This is why I think Metallica is overrated - ryanrimmel
Metallica is the Best Band FROM the 80's... lol I think... too bad the Jackson 5 isn't a four member band... if they were they would of been #1 - alexanderalbert
Love it I wish there was fall out boy
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4 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham formed a legendary band in hard rock and heavy metal history. Led Zeppelin is one of the few bands that have never chaged their line-up. - rock2metal
Everything about this band is great. Great lead singer, Legendary Guitar Riffs, and Bonzo on the drums was raw power. They invented Stadium Rock. - VADERtheIMPALER
Led Zeppelin is the greatest band of all time... Period.
Most of the bands switched their members but Zeps never did - zxm
5 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.
There haunting music was great but the wall really showed them off
How is system of a down higher than Floyd
On saucer full of secrets there were 5 members. But also they guys are way better than Metallica
Pink Floyd is the 3rd best band ever, they should be in top 3 of THIS list.
6 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.
7 The Who
The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.
Still going now. Daltrey at Manchester singing Quadrophenia in 2013, what a night.
Should be higher
8 Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. ...read more.
ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
ABBA has sold about 1/2 BILLION record units (only The Beatles, Elvis, and Michael Jackson have sold more than ABBA making the four of them the four highest record unit selling bands in the history of music. ABBA performed two sold out concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1977 (as part of a multiple country tour in early 1977). The tickets for these two concerts were only available by mail application and the reported number of requests amounted to 3.5 million applications, that would have filled Albert Hall 580 times. - ekos
Just a note about my comment above, if all 3.5 MILLION tickest would have been sold for ABBA's two concerts, that would have been equal to roughly TEN TIMES the size of WOODSTOCK!
Thank-you ekos. "Now we know how many folks it takes to fill the Albert Hall." - beatles
10 The Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
Timeless and distinct music that has aged like fine wine. Jim Morrison’s brooding vocals, Ray Manzarek’s brilliant keyboard skills, and Robby Krueger as well as John Densmore are one of the greatest bands ever. In just 5 years they changed the course of rock forever. definitely should be higher.
Jusy consistent great music
11 System of a Down
System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.
The line-up of the alternative metal band is Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan. This isn't the first line-up, Andy Khachaturian was before John. - rock2metal
12 Van Halen
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.
David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony and Alex Van Halen were in the classic line-up. Sammy Haggar also made an important role for the band as a vocalist. - rock2metal
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" .
Amazing vocals (David Draimen), amazing songs, amazing music. One epic band.
14 Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.
Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with ...read more.
Hey...you forgot pantera
This band must be on top 10..
16 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. ...read more.
Adam, Neil, Brad and Barry will always be my favourite 4-piece of all time. - 3DG20
Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
Asia is an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1981. The most commercially successful line-up was its original, which was a supergroup of four members of different progressive rock bands of the 1970s, including lead vocalist and bassist John Wetton of King Crimson, guitarist Steve Howe ...read more.
I love Asians
Asians are peng
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.
Amazing band! Should be higher, these four are great.
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.
I don't know how I forgot this band, they are great in thrash! - rock2metal
22 Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.
When a Band is the greatest ever, it is also the greatest ever 4-piece band.
You should know that.
Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong".
Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.
25 Little Mix
Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.
Love jade and perrie
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.
Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell, Scott Shriner and Pat Wilson are in one of the greatest alternative bands. - rock2metal
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.
28 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.
They are just extraordinary guys with amazing talents and has a strong relationships between themselves that can't never broke apart. The next generations should know about this guys and should have bands like this...
They are the greatest
29 The Ramones
The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.
The greatest punk band, no other beats them. Their classic line-up (and their first to release an album) was Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone and Tommy Ramone. - rock2metal
30 5 Seconds of Summer
5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take ...read more.
Get them off the list
They are all so amazing! I love them so much
They are sooo talented. They play their own instruments AND they can sing. AWESOME. And it also doesn't hurt that they aren't bad looking either!
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.
32 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
One of my absolute favorite rock and roll bands. They deserve a lot more votes and recognition. - Gg2000
John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford. Another band with no changed line-up. - rock2metal
33 The Clash
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
The only band that mattered.
34 Big Time Rush
They are the best vote for them to finaly be first.
Uh uh owoh oh
35 The Four Seasons
36 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.
Because they have awesome talent and I want them to group in the world even more
Stryper is an American Christian metal band from Orange County, California. The group's lineup consists of Michael Sweet, Oz Fox, Perry Richardson, and Robert Sweet.
Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, Oz Fox and Tim Gaines are in the greaster Christian metal band. They have a double bass player, Tracy Ferrie, but Oz Fox is the bassist normally in the line-up. - rock2metal
38 Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history ...read more.
39 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.
40 Billy Talent
Billy Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk.
Get them off the list, their lyrics are cheasy only like 3 songs by them I like, the rest suck and so does this whole band
They can't even say oh
They say ew in their music
42 The Kinks
The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 1960s.
Badfinger was a British rock band that, in their most prolific lineup, consisted of Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans, Joey Molland and Bob Jackson.
Best band...after beatles...
45 The Raspberries
46 Marianas Trench
Marianas Trench is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band consists of members Josh Ramsay, Matt Webb, Mike Ayley, and Ian Casselman.
Possibly one of the most inspirational groups in this decade. Josh Ramsey's vocals are haunting, and Matt Webb, Mike Ayley, and Ian Casselman are exceptionally good musicians.
Television is an American rock band from New York City, most notably active in the 1970s. The group was founded by Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd, Billy Ficca, and Richard Hell.
48 The Highwaymen
Really, 44, Really
Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Need I say more?
They were the best four musicians ever played together!
49 Status Quo
Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 ...read more.
Rossi, Lancaster, Parfitt, Coghlan. Say no more.
50 OK Go