Top 10 Hard Rock Bands

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21 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

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!

Best band to ever come out of Canada

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22 Motorhead Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and ...read more.

Why Aren't Motorhead in the Top 10! A brilliant band!

21 albums and they just get better with age. Anyone who does not believe Motorhead is the greatest band of all time... Well their opinion simply does not matter. Without Lemmy and Motorhead there would be no Rock n Roll, no thrash, no Metal. They are THE GODS... PERIOD

No band thrashes harder than these guys. Lemmy is one of the true gods of rock. This placing is WAY under-rated.

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23 Dio Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

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 Dio

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24 Breaking Benjamin 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.

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 list

I think they should be top 20 there good but not as great as BLACK SABBATH sorry

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25 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a ...read more.

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.

Well, it's Heavy Metal, but still, these are Gods...should be toe to toe with Iron Maiden.

26 Def Leppard 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.

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!

Steve Clark and Phil Collen were one of the best guitar duos hard rock known

Should be number 1. Threir quitars sound is so good and full. How is it possible that the band that wrote so great songs is not even in the top ten?

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27 Red Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong. V 1 Comment
28 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy 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" .

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

Disturbed is awesome just awesome.

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29 Artcell Artcell Artcell is a Bangladeshi progressive metal band formed in October 1999. According to The Daily Star, a leading English national daily, Artcell is "one of the leading bands of the country".

Undoubtedly the best progressive rock band in Asia, who won millions of heart from absolutely nothing. If you want to know about Bangladesh's progressive rock scenario, just listen to their album Aniket Prantor. Totally worth it!

Definitely the best band of Asia. They rock like anything! When Artcell performs no I have never seen anyone keeping quite! All of their songs are memorized by our generations!

Artcell is not really a hard rock band. They are a prog rock/prog metal band. Prog rock and prog metal change their tempos, so it may sound like hard rock in some parts, but overall its prog metal, prog rock. - zxm

It's the best! No doubt about it... You never listened them? Then you've missed a great thing... I'd suggest you to just listen the "Aniket Prantor" and "Onno Shomoy" as well.. These proves what is ROCK!

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30 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.

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.

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31 System of a Down 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.

Their style and unique creepiness is what might bring them down but in my mind brings them to the top ten.

They had been on of the greatest bands like Metallica if they still played

Why is this awesome band so underrated?

Love their songs, thanks to them for "OCCUPIED TEAR"

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32 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

Linkin Park shouldn't be on this list. Don't get me wrong Linkin Park are my favourite band but they're Nu Metal not Hard Rock

One of the best creative band of world

Why is Linkin Park rank too high its should be low

I know Linkin Park is not a Hard Rock band... But LP is the best band of all time On Earth.

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33 Saxon Saxon Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. As one of the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums.

Wheels of Steel is a unique song!

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35 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name is derived from a fictional martial arts maneuver in the 2003 film Kill Bill.

These are terrible same drumming style in every song they make it so bad

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36 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

What the hell is this doing at 27 behind TDG and A7X Tool will kick there ass! Should be at least #5

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37 Whitesnake Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple. V 1 Comment
38 Nemesis

Ahh! What can I say... This is just a class apart band from Bangladesh. Personally my favorite. They are just too good. Specially those solos by their former guitarist Maher Khan, makes you wanna listen to them again and again. And I appreciate their lead vocals Zohad because of the way he lead the band after losing two of their key musicians. Enough said, Nemesis deserves to be on the top that's it!

Nemesis is the Best Active band In Bangladesh. I like Nemesis.

My personal favorite... Love their work... Very promising..

More likely alternative rock/metal than hard rock - zxm

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39 Shironamhin Shironamhin Shironamhin is an independent band from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Their music has a mixture of a wide variety of influences, including classical and folk traditions of Bengali music and rock music.

Shironamhin is not a hard rock band. Even if they are then still they shouldn't be so high on this list. Cause they are mainly an alternative rock band. - zxm

Their voice, their style make me crazy!

They are awesome... One of the best in Bangladesh

They are good, but not a hard rock band.

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