Top 10 Hard Rock Bandsstjpbwthjk This is bad-to-the-bone hard rock, no emo-screamo, or happy joy joy, so you can take your pansy little flute and go home.
The Top Ten
"I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same, In fact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same."
see above = why AC/DC are awesome. - bwildner
All their albums are good!
I think AC/DC were the heaviest band to not be heavy metal. But if you listen to their music more often you'll hear the difference between metal and hard rock. AC/DC are kings of the hard rock genre for sure. Just listen to Back in Black or Highway to Hell, those highlight the vocals of Brian Johnston and Bon Scott respectively.
AC/DC was easily and still is one of the most popular bands of all time. Their innovation and style isn't necessarily in their songwriting or song meaning. It's in their songs' groove. And the lyrics and parts balance perfectly. Weighing all aspects of rock 'n' roll, AC/DC is the best hard rock band of all time.V 131 Comments
No way is anyone other than Led Zeppelin deserving of the number one spot.
How the Hell did Guns N' Roses Beat Led Zeppelin!?!? Seriously!?!? What?!?! Today's Generation! Now Don't get me wrong I think that Guns N' Roses is an awesome band but come on man Led Zeppelin is easily the best band of all time... Just give a listen to Achilles Last Stand or Stairway or Dazed and Confused or Immigrant Song or practically any other song from their 9 albums. Led Zeppelin is the best band EVER!
At least Robert Plant has a voice you can actually listen to and enjoy. - BrianScott01
Its led zeppelin and everyone else takes up the end of the line. PERIOD! Don't insult me by saying that Guns N' Roses are better.
Have so much varietyV 101 Comments
I know a lot of people will be upset to see that Guns N' Roses is voted #1, because over the past 20 years Guns N' Roses has gotten a bad par because of everyone's hatred for Axl, but in their heyday they were, in my humble opinion, the greatest band ever formed. Songs like Sweet Child, November Rain, Civil War, Welcome to the jungle, Patience, Nightrain, one in a million etc... are better and have more depth than any songs released by any other band ever. Obviously this is purely subjective, but I absolutely agree with the ranking.
The best band the world ever known
Best band ever
The greatestV 109 Comments
Back in 1991, Bangladesh was used to with pop, folk, etc kind of music. A very small amount of people used to listen to hard rock and heavy music which was in English. Back in those days, even musicians could not think of doing some rock music. Suddenly there came out a different sound, such as high pitched vocals, fast guitars with distortion, blood pumping drum bits, and thought full lyrics with new type of tunes. That was nothing but the first album of warfaze. Listeners ran up to shops to check out this unique sound and it got deep in their hearts soon.
They are one of the best band from Bangladesh along with other great bands. I'd recommend every music lover to listen to their music. You may not understand the lyrics as it is in Bengali language, though you can feel the music. Music itself is a language. Bangladesh is filled with many talented artists (mostly band musicians) but sadly the world haven't hard of them due to some reasons.. Don't forget to listen to their music though. Have a nice day
With the release of their debut album in 1991, Warfaze introduced Rock, Heavy Metal music in Bengali language in Bangladesh. Warfaze has released songs with many variations enriched with Twin Guitar Harmony, Keyboards and Bass solo's and melodious and wide range vocals. They created many hit songs and adventurous music as well. Though not in English language, Warfaze captured rock music lover with their brilliant compositions in universal language of music. And their lyrics are always exceptional talking about reality, social problems and human emotions. Warfaze is a pride of Bangladesh and Bengali speaking community of Indian sub continent. Thanks.
Has been inspiring rock bands of home and abroad since 1991V 760 Comments
SHOULD BE NUMBER 1!
How is Aerosmith not top 5? - Th47
People don't pay attention... HARD ROCK! The most of the bands here are Metal! It's not fair!
Most people hear cryin, miss a thing and sweet emotion, then say they suck. But they have so much more that truly makes them America's greatest rock and roll band! Toys in the Attic, Rocks, and Get your Wings are some of the best albums ever, topped only by Appetite for Destruction.V 12 Comments
Metallica isn't hard rock band. They play thrash/heavy metal. And they're epic!
Black album, Load, ReLoad, Death Magnetic and Hardwired are hard rock - Disturbedpotato
Best metal band and hard rock band of all time!
For all those saying Metallica are not hard rock are wrong. a lot of their work in the 90s was hard rock along with heavy metal in some albums.
Hate to say it but Metallica isn't the longest Running band and to add Metallica was considered metal in its time but now it more falls under hard rock due to the changing of times and musicV 34 Comments
Should be top 3 at least
Well Queen is fantastic.They made songs in different genres and they were very creative.
Queen is Pop Rock
It was the gift of Freddie MercuryV 14 Comments
Simply the best!
Deep Purple cannot be taken away from the Top 3 Godfathers of Rock & Metal. It's just sad that a lot of people these days don't even know who they are, except the song "Smoke On The Water". These guys have greatly contributed to hard rock everywhere!
Two Words: In Rock
I would have voted for Zeppelin, but I had to vote for Deep Purple because the fact that they are not in the top five, let alone top ten is just ludicrous. They are one of the hardest rocking bands of all time. And they were/are extremely influential. Machinehead is packed full of extremely well known and perfect rock riffs. I would seriously just put Deep Purple up there for in Rock and Machinehead but they also had a plethora of other great songs not to mention every guy in that band is one of the best instrumentalists it vocalists respective to their instruments (for mark 2 and 3 and 4 at least) they just need to be way higher on this list though.V 30 Comments
How in the name of god is Van Halen this low? Many people have deemed them the sucessors of Led Zeppelin and if you listen to songs like Panama, Hot For Teacher, and ain't' Talking' 'Bout Love, you will see that they are well deserving of that title. Plus their songs are so catchy and all instruments are always in sync with each other. Van Halen is simply a monster of rock, especially hard rock with Eddie's guitar riffs, Alex's thundering drumming beats, Michael's thudding bass lines, and Diamond Dave's wide and enthusiastic vocals. Van Halen should be in the top 5 at least because they are simply awesome and I will never stop loving them. Sure, all the other bands on here are good, but some like Iron Maiden should not be above Van Halen because they are heavy metal, not hard rock. Van Halen also ruled the air waves in the 1980s, because of their awesomeness. Also, Van Halen on their most recent album "A Different Kind Of Truth" from 2012, Van Halen has not lost their legendary sound ...more
Guns N' Roses and Metallica ranked higher than VH?
American-Led Zeppelin is down here at #11? That's weird.
Huh? Van Halen in #23? Is this a different band that sucks with the same name? I hopes so! Cause the real van halen should be in top 3V 23 Comments
Led Zeppelin is a great band and all but they are a little too mellow for #2.
Amazing, like kings of melodic rock. Enough said. - stjpbwthjk
I think this is one of the greatest bands in History, because they are active for a Long time Hope Richie comes back.
Bon Jovi earned the top spot for me in 6 albums, enough said.V 8 Comments
They are fantastic
They are awesome! Shadows has an amazing voice, Syn shreds like pro, Zacky's unique cause he's a left-handed guitarist and the guitar duels they performed are amazing, Johnny's sexy as hell with his bass and Arin's just an amazing drummer. RIP Jimmy the Rev cause he's the greatest drummer for me! Their new album Hail to the King has amazing worth hearing tracks!
I have seen them twice live. I took my teenage son. They are pretty good for a modern day band. Whoever put they should be ranked number 1 is as clueless as any person I've ever seen post anything in my life. Background vocals leave a lot to be desired. I seen them at U.S. bank Arena in Cincy and the upper level was empty well into their Hail To The King tour. I've seen oh, Metallica, AC DC, Van Halen, and many more bands sell out every arena or coliseum in the world for decades. Metallica has played for crowds of over 250,000 before. A7X will never achieve the album sales or play for crowds nearly the size of the above mentioned and they admitted that themselves. Like I said they are very good however, at least they play good guitar solos and don't just play 3-4 chords on their guitars like most modern day guitar players. Very good but not great or anywhere near elite status but good guys.
Everything about them is amazing. Find one bad aspect of their music.V 23 Comments
Black Sabbath invented the genre who votes for some of these so called bands?
Really 15th, shame on ya
Led Zeppelin did create the "Hard Rock" genre in comparison to Black Sabbath. For Sabbath created the Metal genre. They don't belong in this list. They belong at the number one spot of every Top Metal list out there.
Zeppelin created the blue print for both genres. The sound that they displayed in songs like "Black Dog and "Whole Lotta Love" were so influential that bands like deep purple and Black Sabbath adapted a familiar sound. Toni iommi's style of picking the guitar and distortions created a low sound that was loud. Hard rock on the other hand has a bluesy sound.V 7 Comments
I love all the band members
Best band in the world
Metal, but a great band. - Userguy44
Iron Maiden is unique and trend setter. Not to mention " Empire of the clouds" from these days and the first 9 albums. They are musically extremely rich and only after researching a song you can really judge the superiority of their music. And the double harmonies at Guitar. Fan for 35 yrs. They are Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal...everything. But not pop.V 22 Comments
Shame they aren't on top ten
The Who should be in the top 5. Ranking them below Scoprpions and Avenged Sevenfold is bizarre.
All of the members of the band Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and roger daltrey are on the rolling stone's list of greatest drummers, guitarists, bassists, and singers. John Entwistle was voted the greatest bassist of all time Pete Townshend was voted the 10th greatest guitarist keith moon was voted 2nd greatest drummer of all time and roger daltrey was voted 62nd greatest singer of all time come onn
This list is actually disturbing, The Who was the definitive Hard Rock band. Where would we be without Who's NextV 11 Comments
NOgor Baul is undoubtedly one of the best band in Bangladesh. Besides, they have James who's often called as "Guru" and he's the pioneer of psychedelic rock in Bangladesh.
James is the legendary musician in Bangladesh. And he is the most popular singer in the country.
bossV 181 Comments
On here because of the one-armed drummer, and, I guess it was cool to be successful even without two arms. - stjpbwthjk
The best band of the 2nd British Invasion or the 1980s as Americans like to call it! They never split and still thrive! I wish Steve Clark was still alive!
I'm not familiar with six of the bands ranked ahead but Def Leppard and Motley Crue should both be rated higher.
Steve Clark and Phil Collen were one of the best guitar duos hard rock knownV 8 Comments
Are you guys kidding me? Nirvana is "Grunge"...noobs. How dare you.
Because people think every heavy song is hard rock or heavy metal, rest of 'em don't even heard about grunge or punk I think...
Grunge is very different compared to hard rock. - Userguy44
Nirvana is boss! They are one of the best bands ever and Kurt is legend.
How is this number 15V 35 Comments
One of the best bands in the world!
No they're posers and clowns
What! KISS is the best band ever! How can Rise Against be 10th and kiss 14th! Rise Against are not even a hard rock band! They are melodic hardcore... KISS ARMY forever!V 11 Comments
Very underrated. Great band with good live performances too. - Userguy44
The Scorpions behind nirvana has got to be a joke, this band is top 5 for sure.
Great vocals, Great guitarist, Great songs, Everything is great!
I think scorpions must be in the top 10V 8 Comments
Yeah, it's prog-rock, but also hard rock. Listen to 2112. It's prog and hard at the same time but still a masterpiece. - MaxPap
Rush should be #2 or #3! Greatest musicianship out of all these bands other than Zeppelin. Remember though only 3 guys in Rush with the sickest oddest time signatures known to man! If you haven't seen these guys live and you call yourself a musician or music lover than you should be ashamed of yourself! They could outplay the whole list of bands! I Promise!
I agree with the comment below. their musical talent at their respective instruments is unmatched! I have seen them live many times, and each time their better than before! They should be WAY further up on this list!
23!?!?!? What?V 4 Comments
I am 49 now, and I consider Dio as a Hard and Heavy Rock band, because they are unique, from the legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio, to the great other members! They should be on the top of the list. Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Led Zeppelin, Journey, AC/DC, Iron Maiden (Heavy but Melodic), Kiss, Aero Smith, etc..., should be on the top also!
Ronnie James Duo has THE greatest singing voice rock has ever known. Nothing compares.
I am only 11 and have s lot of respect for the greatest singing voice ever on Earth. R.I.P DioV 1 Comment
Come on! I know these guys are newer, but their sound is just amazing, and no other band has a sound like this. Respect!
This is one of the best bands I've ever listened to their songs have so much meaning and even though they lost Adam their still amazing
Only Three Days Grace has a point in they're songs. And the music is good too. They deserve top 10
TDG have been my favourite band since I got into rock and metal and they have been great now an din the past, no band will ever top them in my opinion and I like all there songs, this is the only band where I like every song they make, with or without AdamV 15 Comments
BEST HARD ROCKING BAND
I agree they should be at least top 20. However not top 10. They are not as aggressive as other bands, their overall sound is a little too rounded so to speak. But 43? Come on
Are you serious? They deserve to be in at least top 10
Seriously breaking Benjamin is ranked lower than Skillet! This is ridiculous they should be way up on the listV 14 Comments
Red is an amazing band. if you haven't listened to them do it RIGHT NOW! Their best songs are Breathe into Me, Already Over, Death of Me, Shadows, Feed the Machine, Faceless, Watch You Crawl, Release the Panic, Perfect Life, Run and Escape, Impostor, Darkest Part, And Part That's Holding On. Just listen to a few of these and you will know why I love their music! Plus they have one of the best singers out there!
Amazing band..should be top 20
Just listen their live shows with John Sykes on guitar. Or their lives shows and albums with Doug Aldrich, heavy riffs at their finest
Great band great music
Their music is deepening! Down with the sickness and stricken are the greatest hard rock songs of all time!
Disturbed is my #1 favorite band I have been listening to them ever since I was 4 years old I was born in 1997
They are the best... you just listen to there any song... They are awesomeV 5 Comments
What the hell people skynyrd has been around way longer than led Zeppelin
These are terrible same drumming style in every song they make it so bad
5FDP is awesome! From one song to the next... they "Got Your Six"!
You can't go wronge with five finger death punch!
Best band ever, no acceptions.V 3 Comments
What tool 39th
They should be top ten
Best. Should be at top
Prog metal - DisturbedpotatoV 2 Comments
A Little soft for my liking...might appeal to those who are depressed but not great
Amazed to see them around 30! I didn't realise How popular they actually are
They are awesome
Just listen to them
I don't understand this ranking, it's mostly Metal & hardcore bands who took the places other bands deserve like The Jimi Hendrix Experience or Lordi, they deserve a higher place for sure!
Answering to the bottom opinion - Lordi is more like metal rather than rock, so your argument is invalid that way.
P.S. Yeah, this top is consisting from people voting here, and it seems people like metal more, though metal as such is sometimes considered hard rock/rock, especially Heavy Metal, and what I see here is metalcore bands as well...that one is weird actually, because metal that is more under Heavy Metal is further from rock as such.
Jimi taught us how to play through those strings...
Without Jimi Hendrix, hard rock would not exist.V 2 Comments
Overrated, good it's not higher. - Disturbedpotato
I think they earn the right to be the best hard rock band due to what they've been doing for 20 years.
The first good band I really liked.
Best rock band ever!
2nd best southern rock ever.
Should be top 10 at least.
Greatest band it all time...
All time best..
Personally, I love bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden, but they aren't hard rock, they're metal. Alter Bridge are the best hard rock band in the world at this time. Every album they bring out is breathtaking, the perfect mix of heavy riffs with Myles' soothing vocals.
Best Band Of All time. Love Their songs... They deserve to be on the top of the list. Especially since THEIR songs are hard rock, not Metallica or iron maiden's. No offense, but Metallica and iron maiden's songs aren't hard rock. They're metal, you stupid idiots.
Probably the most under rated band on this list. Myles Kennedy has one of the best vocals in rock at the moment and Mark Tremonti is an amazing songwriter and one of the top most seasoned guitarist today.V 12 Comments
Evanescence is Nu Metal, not hard rock.
HOW! WHY IS RED SO MUCH HIGHER THAN SKILLET?! Red is crappy compared to skillet! enough said.
Are you kidding me? Skillet is the #1 band without a doubt
LOVE THEM! Not Gonna die and Awake and alive are the best!
Awesome. Full of energy.V 8 Comments
Halestorm is one of the best rock bands out there! Lzzy is queen
Not unlike Aussie hard rockers Baby Animals
One of the best band I've ever heard
Ok band...but very good to see a female lead vocal in a hard rock band, there should be more hot female singers in hard rock!...Just my opinion
I love aurthohin
One of the leading rock bands in Bangladesh at present times. A huge entertainer. The lyrics are awesome, they have some songs that will remain in people's head for a long time for sure.
Aurthohin is clearly a hard rock band. No doubt in it. They have played many good songs. And the bassist here "Sumon" is called "Bassbaba" for a reason. (by the way Bassbaba means father of bass). He can play bass solo. I know he is least popular. And if there's some musicians who are on the underrated list. Then this is Sumon. He plays bass solo. Geddy Lee and this guy has a tough competition (to me). But this guy wins cause this guy has a better voice than Geddy Lee. - zxm
Aurthohin is one of lead rock band in Bangladesh. They are best ever. I just their diehard fan.V 181 Comments
They have reinvented themselves since the reunion, with a metalhead style with shades of blues that has evolved to become very consistent and without losing its brilliant melodies, which are Europe's trademark since the very beginning. Europe is the best!
Always deliver, great musicians and Joey Tempest is a great vocalist and front man.
There are great band but only few could be called legend and they are one of the legend
The GREATEST hard rock band ever!V 10 Comments
This band is amazing. enough said
Dude. Come on 59. Best band out there with theory of a deadman.
The greatest band of all time
Best of all time
I lovr this band
Their style and unique creepiness is what might bring them down but in my mind brings them to the top ten.V 9 Comments
Too low rank for Judas Priest. Rob Halford's vocals and Tipton's and Downing's great guitar work alone should guarantee a place in top 10. That being said, they were also the first band to acknowledge being a "heavy metal" band so maybe this list is quite not up their alley.
Their first two albums were hard rock!
Well, it's Heavy Metal, but still, these are Gods...should be toe to toe with Iron Maiden.
1 of the best bands ever existed. Top 1 - PinkF
The fact that this is so low is ridiculous. This is as good as hard rock gets.
Common guys! It's Richie blackmore and Ronnie James Dio! Ranking them as #52! Are you insane? These 2 made 3 extraordinary albums in my opinion I think they should be put up there with the top ten bands.
Is this a joke? Rainbow was and is the best band ever...V 4 Comments
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