Most Influential Rock GroupsSummerkat2002 The 10 most influential rock groups of the rock era.
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were one of the pioneers of an entire genre of music (pop-punk) and one of the most influential bands of the 1990's and early 2000's... and certainly one of the most popular
Blink-182 inspired so many new-age rock bands and even some electronic music producers. They even inspired Machine Gun Kelly! (he's a rapper)
Go on Google search and type "bands inspired by". "bands inspired by blink-182" comes up first. That pretty much shows that they should be in the top 10! Come on now people.
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ON ANY LIST.
In my opinion Alice in Chains was one of the most influential bands of their era. The music was honest and passionate. They are still gaining fans today. Their music is timeless.
So influential that Korn can take their sound, add rapping and electronics and create a new genre of rock.
The REAL influence of the 90's
Listen to heavy rock bands today and its easy to see just how lasting their infuence truly is. Jerry's guitar style especially helped keep rock heavy and palm muted through the 90's and influenced the 2000s greatly. They've long outlasted Nirvana in my option.
While I was never a giant Van Halen fan, they need to be much higher on this list. Eddie changed how the guitar was played for millions of guitar players and this guitar sound and techique is a massive influence on every musical decade since they started... I'm still mad about how they influenced glam rock though... Laugh out loud.
I bet you that without Van Halen, most of the bands on this list wouldn't exist.
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35-40 years of spectacular music, distinctive timeless guitar sound, meaningful lyrics, powerful lead singer.
And the fact that they influenced many rock bands from the 90s onward. And when some new indie rock bands say "we want to be like U2," you know that's saying something.
Very unique sound... And every Christian band guitarist on the planet now sounds like the edge!... That's got to be worth a boost on this chart...
Bands like Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and The Script not even be a thing without U2 they are the most influential band of the 80s they are the most influential live band they have re-shaped touring with ZooTV Tour and also albums like The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby leaved mark on alternative rock and rock in general I think they should be 6th behind The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and The Who
This band should definitely should be in the top tenV 3 Comments
Does anyone else have 50 year old tunes still getting regular airplay?
I Can't Get No (Satisfaction) -1965
Enduring and yet remained the same, really took blues to the masses - Summerkat2002
not my favourite band but they have got to be the most influential - cahum
Yes we had the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, but the Kinks was a major contributor to the 1960s of Rock's defining point for the future use of the genre.
My Chemical Romance is the most influential rock band of all our time. We may never see one like them again or in some while. They started out as young men, wanting to explore music and change people's lives. To me they have done just that. Sure, they have there ups and downs, when they felt that their message was being contaminated. But they have helped so many young people with their music. The teens of today will remember them as legendary. Though they have broken up, it's amazing to me to see that the young generation is not letting them go. You still see My Chemical Romance t-shirts and backpacks here and there, and they practically haunt YouTube with My Chemical Romance related usernames. My Chemical Romance has changed my life, made me a better person. To me, their music is completely relatable and each song has a story behind it. And I don't know if they'll win this, thing, but in my heart I know that My Chemical Romance did a lot of good things to a lot of people I know. Some ...more
KoRn is the founder of the nu-metal sub-genre which is still very prevalent today. They changed what was considered to be "okay" to sing about, and any heavy rock band coming out today is lying if they say they weren't somehow inspired by KoRn. These guys are game-changers.
Not linken park, KORN is the most influential nu metal band ever
Oh, now this survey has become a F'ING JOKE!
I can only agree with all the comments. This an insult to a group who in 3 short years were incredibly influential. Green Day, who I like, more influential than Cream? Give me a break! In fact there are few if any bands with their pedigree. They along with Jimi Hendrix helped paved the way for progressive rock. You know things like top shelf musicianship, song writing and performance. Few if any musicians on this list have the musical chops of Jack Bruce.
You've got to be kidding me! Number 68! As someone else said they should be in the top 10! Especially considering their short life span. For better or worse they influenced heavy metal and hard rock. Along with Jimi Hendrix they set the stage for Led Zeppelin and all that followed. This is a joke!
Best rock. Power trio ever. All three musicians were influential. Back then every rock band wanted to be ad good ad they were. Played like giants to quote Carlos santana.
Listen to "Live Cream Vol 2".V 6 Comments
Probably one of the most "covered" groups of all time next to the Beatles - Summerkat2002
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