Greatest Classic Rock Bands Ever


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121 Twisted Sister Twisted Sister Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.

Can not forget about twisted sister and there amazing album a twisted Christmas, and I wanna rock. There album twisted Christmas made me like Christmas music more.

122 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's more.

Why is this on the list? It's not even remotely classic. - Gruunge

123 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin
124 Slade Slade

One of the most underrated band of all time... especially in the US

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125 Marilyn Manson 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. more.
126 Oasis Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

With songs like Live Forever, Supersonic, Don't Look back in anger, Morning Glory and Even Wonderwall, it is unbelivieble that Oasis is'nt included on this list.

Liam Gallagher has the best rock'n'roll voice of all time and Noel Gallagher is a genius at songwriting, as well as guitarsolos with such emotion and brilliance. The whole Oasis style is very simple, but with such simpleness, still being able to create such amazing music, is absolutley genius!

127 Sonic Youth Sonic Youth Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up.

I love sonic youth. I watched nirvana interviews and he says they were a good band. I listened to them and loved them

128 Megadeth Megadeth 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 more.
129 Huey Lewis and the News
130 Traffic Traffic
131 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

One of the most brilliant bands, and also the most under appreciated. Ann's crazy voice combined with Nancy's amazing guitar skills! What more could you want? Heart should definitely make the top ten. They gave us barracuda. Need I say more?

Heart rocks! Ann's voice and Nancy's guitar was a killer combination!

Everyone should love Heart if you don't you have no taste in good music

I have loved heart forever. I went to their concert when I was seven and have been in love with the band ever since

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132 The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.

Everyone has their opinions, but 149 on a list of greatest classic rock bands is a complete and total outrage. In my top 10 and without question are a top 25 band of all time! ( Were they omitted for some reason or by accident and later thrown in? ) Great guitar play / dual leads, great soulful voice, great lyrics, incredible rhythm section. All segments of this band are first class. They invented Southern Rock for God's sake! A true BAND in every sense. Only problem is the untimely deaths. I can only imagine the great stuff we never had the pleasure to hear from Duane Allman...

Agree entirely. Absolutely in the top 5 bands of all time. Listen to "Live at the Fillmore" and every single song is stunningly original in terms of composition, vocals, guitar, drumming, organ, etc. Truly an exceptional band.

How are they not in the top 10? Who is voting? This is the absolute best live band ever. Listen to "

Live at Fillmore East" and then tell us what you think.


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133 The J. Geils Band The J. Geils Band The J. Geils Band was an American rock band formed in 1968, in Worcester, Massachusetts, under the leadership of guitarist John "J." Geils.

Another underrated band that should be higher on the list. I love these guys. One of my top bands.

Their 1970-1975 stuff is as good as it gets!

Why they down here what

These guys should be remembered for more than just "Centerfold" and "Love Stinks." Their earlier stuff, such as "Musta Got Lost" "Give it To Me" and "Whammer Jammer" ranks among some of the greatest rock I've ever heard.

134 Chicago

25 or 6 to 4; Beginnings; Colour My World; 'enough said; If listening to one of these doesn't take you back to the 70's you are either too young or too stoned back then to know GOOD music!

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135 Dire Straits Dire Straits Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.

Listen to their self titled album and Brothers in Arms album. Great collections of music and the best work from Dire Straits in my opinion.

Selling in excess of 120 million albums Dire Straits should be very high up on the rankings.

WHAT? Should Be In The Top Ten!

Have you ever listen dire stairts songs money for nothing sultans of swing
If you listen it you can understand what is better

136 The Moody Blues 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 more.

The Moody Blues have been going strong from 1966 to the present day. They have led the pack in musical style and in making their own music. They have taught me much about the world and life and how it works. I've met my best friends because of the link we fans have because of this band. They have a nearly sold out cruise coming up in March, fastest selling boat ever. :) They deserve to be #1!

Criminally under-rated in my opinion. The Core 7 albums from 67-73 were amazing, but Bluejays, Octave, Long Distance Voyager and Strange Times are not so far behind them, and even the weaker albums (The Present, Keys of the Kingdom and December) are far stronger than most could ever manage to produce (the two singles aside, even I wouldn't shout about The Other Side of Life and Sur la Mer).

"Never comes the day" was the beginning and today it is still as beautiful as then. When Justin sings "if only... " the earth stops turning and hold his breath. Only a few days and then... Spirits of the Western sky! My ears are waiting and my heart too. Justin Hayward... What a man!

The Moodies never made me blue. Always sounded great in concert.

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137 The Beach Boys 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.

Why are the Beach Boys so low? Their surf songs are great pop tracks, but for those who still aren't convinced, "Pet Sounds" and "SMiLE" are among the greatest albums ever. Heck, when PAUL MCCARTNEY named "God Only Knows" his favorite song, there's got to be something.

Only group to seriously challenge the Beatles at the time

Just sublime harmonys and the sound of young america in the 60's.
With God only know's one of the simplest and greatest love songs ever

138 Chickenfoot
139 John Cougar Mellencamp

I love this guy! He has great music and some of his songs, like Rain on the Scarecrow, are based on his own life. He should be higher on the list.

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140 Montrose

First album, one the best ever ever ever, still holds up today.

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