Most Influential Rock Groups


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61 B'z B'z B'z is a Japanese rock duo, consisting of guitarist, composer and producer Takahiro "Tak" Matsumoto and vocalist and lyricist Koshi Inaba, known for their energetic hard-rock tracks and pop ballads.
62 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

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

63 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.
64 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. more.
65 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

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.

I agree with all the comments here especially with the comment on them being #56 as a slap in the face. Who has even come close to them in talent? Great albums but live is where they were unique. I never tire of listening to them live even though I know every riff by heart.
Cream should be in the top ten! What a band!

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66 Sex Pistols Sex Pistols The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history more.
67 Dead End

one of the most influential Japanese rock band in Japan - ronluna

68 Buck-Tick
69 The Cure The Cure The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.
70 Primus Primus Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys more.
71 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

Best psychedelic rock band ever

72 Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Began the Glam rock craze early, 1968 - Summerkat2002

73 The Stooges The Stooges The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, are an American proto-punk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are more.
74 H.I.M.
75 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They more.
76 The Band The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson more.

One of the tightest bands ever assembled. The quintessential example of the whole was greater than the sum of the parts.

77 Misfits Misfits Misfits are an American Horror Punk band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.
78 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.
79 Television
80 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.
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