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One of the greatest artists of the 20th century. the only artist to be honoured in both the Jazz and Rock and Roll hall of fame. Deep in a mess of dissonant Avant Garde notes, biting satire and a cynical sneer existed of the greatest rock guitarists of all time with a timeless classical sensibility.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are my favorite band since the moment I first saw them. They are GREAT!
This is my favorite band of all time
Should easily be in the top twenty probably the top 10 of all time. Tom Petty’s career and the people he played with and who lived him and mourned his death is a whose who of the greatest in Rock of all time. Plus the Heartbreakers are all fantastic musicians and band. RIP legend.
Ozzy NEEDS to be in the top 5! He is one of the Gods of Rock and he has AWESOME music. He deserves way more credit. And he's not called the Prince of Darkness for nothing. OZZY OSBOURNE FOREVER!
Randy Rhodes and Ozzy Osbourne together was an amazing combination. We miss you Randy!
Very underrated in my opinion
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Just listen to Sharp dressed man, trust me it might even be the greatest Song ever put to paper, let alone the greatest rock song. Add to that Billy Gibbons was Jimi Hendrix's favorite guitarist, his sound is utterly epic and his vocal range immense! Dusty Hill is a great bassist and Frank Beard's drumwork is masterful. Add to that the sheer longevity and range of their music, they formed in 1969 and are still going! Every album is an evolution and a masterpiece! Enough said...
The hardest working band and still has all of its original members.V 1 Comment
Top 30 no doubt
Their hits are timeless and harmonies are one of the best. Still touring and sound better than ever!
The Doobies hold more great memories for me than any other band, and I have followed them from their beginning.
Wonderful 1970's rock, soul and country; Tom Johnstone's wonderful vocals gave the Doobies their unique sound. They lost it a bit when Johnstone left in 1976 and was replaced as vocalist by Michael MacDonald, a great singer, but he just didn't fit the sound.V 2 Comments
A great influence for all scenarios, been in their show REALLY good! - Farctow
With the permission of Black Sabbath, the most influential metal band ever existed.
Judas Priest isn't exactly classic rock, it's heavy metal, but these guys are epic. - airplain313
They where stuck in CBS so they had to feel in the dark side a touch. I think the difference between Sad Wings of Destiny and Sin After Sin shows the compromise of more radio friendly songs CBS demanded. Good thing Rob Halfords has one of the great voices in Rock music not just metal. Everyone from King Diamond to Dream Theater owe great debts to the mighty Priest. Power metal is the Halfords imataters club.V 8 Comments
Cheap Trick is amazing, but they are so underrated. Surrender should be rated one of the top songs ever!
Forever kings of power pop. Place these gentlemen in a much loftier position to align the forces of the rock and roll universe.
At one time they were the best in the world. They still are great.
The best.V 7 Comments
Dennis DeYoung is for me personally one of the greatest singers of all time. Plus they had so many remembered hits. Greatest Rock Band of all time!
Deyoung + Shaw = one of the most underrated vocal/guitar duos ever
I have seen them forgotten for the most part in the new generation. They are a great band to listen to because they can rock hard like led zepplin or play soft relaxing songs like pink floyd based on which of they'r 3 singers is singing. They are a top 25 band and hope they won't be forgotten in this generation
They could put on a show.
There is more to these guys than the supernatural theme song. They have real talent while not Queen level they are very good musicians and a joy to listen to.
When you listened to their lyrics, you never thought they were dumb.
When you listened to their lyrics, you knew you were.
This band NEEDS to be higher!
Should at least be top 10 in my opiniom
Should be up there with Deep Purple. The albums with Dio on them are timeless. - surgeonsanic
Rainbow's first three albums are great.
Rainbow's first three albums are great. - Rambles
Should be at top 20...all Rainbow albums are god but albubums with Dio are better.
Steely Dan number 51, your list is giving me a headache.
Steely Dan is my all time favorite...have the deepest songbook, DF has three stellar solo works. Royal Scam, AJA and Gaucho is probably the best three albums back to back as anyone has put together. Becareful, they're addictingV 1 Comment
I've been a fan of Uriah Heep since 1972 when I bought the Demons and Wizards album, which is still my favorite album. Their early stuff (1970-1975) was amazing. For whatever reason they never got the recognition they deserved in North America. I did get the chance to see them live in 1986 just before their current singer Bernie Shaw joined the band. Their latest album Outsider is one of their best, not bad for a band that been around for over 45 years.
One of the greatest yet underrated rock bands ever. A hard hitting sound with the vocals to match. Stealing and Easy Livin, two of the best songs of that era. Only wish I would have had the opportunity to see them.
A band that has stood the test of time, albeit with several changes. Mick Box being the one constant factor.
Seen them live 3 times, superb experience.
Seeing this band in 70's at the beginning was amazing, Byron, Hensley, box, Keerslake, Thain. The best shows just kept coming at us back than we had Purple, Zeppelin, Heep, Tull, Aerosmith, Rush, Mahogany Rush, BOC, on and on progressives, Acid rock, Pink Floyd, Yes, ELP,
I know I stand for the minority here, but I love the Phil Collins era a lot more than the Peter Gabriel era. - HardRockSam
My favorite band until 75' (phil collins time)
Wings ROCKED for sure! Some of the most melodic rock of all time! McCartney's voice was NEVER better! Band On The Run, Venus and Mars / Rock Show, Jet, Beware My Love, Big Barn Bed, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five, Junior's Farm, Helen Wheels, Spin It On, Rockestra Theme, Hi Hi Hi, Maybe I'm Amazed, Girl's School, Morse Moose and the Grey Goose! Rocking' tunes with Paul's strokes of genius! Wings Over America affords a snapshot of how hard the band could rock behind Paul's amazing voice! NEVER underestimate Paul McCartney... He is a rock MASTER! - frank
Wings should be in the top 15!
Paul McCartney is pure genius, and with them he wrote some of his best songs.
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A really great English band, criminally underrated by the Music "cognoscenti" and relatively unknown in their home country, and still going in two different guises (each led by an original member) nearly 50 years after their formation in 1967. Their album, "Gone to Earth" is officially the third most popular album of all time in Europe's biggest music market - Germany, and, in 1980 at the height of their success, they performed an open-air free concert to 250,000 people in West Berlin. They were the first western rock band to be invited to perform a concert in pre-Glasnost East Berlin to 175,000 people. I saw them at Wembley Arena in 1984 and they were as phenomenal then as they still were on tour last December - 2013! One of the first exponents of the mellotron and experimental music, they were in the forefront of the early prog rock wave of the late sixties and early seventies; yet their 2013 album, "North", was both true to their roots and amongst their strongest offerings in the ...more
If you melodic, symphonic, progressive rock and haven't listened to at least one of their classic albums, believe me, you're missing out!
One of the best bands the UK has ever produced and still going strong in two separate guises (John Lees' BJH, and BJH featuring Les Holroyd), each headed by an original member. Unlike the Moody Blues, who seemed to lose the plot during the 1980s, and also more recently after "Strange Times", they have consistently produced classic albums over more than 40 years, and we are still being treated to excellent new music from them - listen to 2013's "North" by JLBJH and you won't be disappointed.
Best band of the '70s by far. Phil Lynott carried them with relatable stories of the working class man in beautiful poetic songs. One of the most under appreciated bands today.
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