Top 10 Most Talented Bands


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21 Journey Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. V 1 Comment
22 King Crimson King Crimson King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band had numerous band member changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (Guitar). more.

King Crimson are undoubtedly the the most skillful band to have ever existed.
Robert Fripp is one of the best guitarists in the world and very underrated, and has created some of the most influential music. Fripp has also carefully selected the bands line-up over the years, and have had numerous players, starting with their current line-up (their 8th incarnation of the band, with Fripp being the only permanent member) includes Jakko jakszyk (incredibly skilled guitarist and vocals), Mel collins, and undeniably fantastic woodwind musician, tony levin, bassist and one of the best chapman stick players in the world (seriously! Look him up! Incredible! ) and best of all the drummers, there are three of em, all of which are unbelievable and the best drummers that are currently touring and performing, Gavin harrison is one of said drummers (he is also drummer in porcupine tree) is the most notable of all of them being able to do the most incredible drum solos.
Previous line-ups ...more

If more people knew about king crimson, they would certainly be on the top! It is a band that has had 20 phenomenal musicians pass through it's ranks over the years, but too few people can appreciate them!

Robert Fripp has the same musical approach of Miles : he introduces incredible musicians in Crimson and, then push them beyond what they already know : " because is there that Real Art and Music come out " (Miles)

They are the first, no question about

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23 Zac Brown Band Zac Brown Band

Seeing zac brown in person is life changing. Every single person in their band is as good as it gets at their instrument. And they all sing and harmonize perfectly. Zac brown band is the most talented band in the world. Hands down

24 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.

Mark is one of the best guitarist to breathe air.

25 Alice In Chains Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Man in the Box, Rooster, Would, No Excuses, etc... enough said. Best songs and one of the best bands of all time! May possibly have been slightly overshadowed by some of the more mainstream hits and bands of the 90's but many will agree that Alice in Chains was unique and something everybody can relate to in their music. They will live on forever...


26 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to more.

AC/DC was not very musically talented no clue why they are on the list

AC/DC may sound simple, but their hard-rock tone poems are genius and their music is timeless.


27 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

All their songs are easy to play.

I personally prefer nirvana to all bands higher on the list, except maybe rhcp and tool, but they are great because of their songwriting, not their technical talent. Kurt was no Jimi Hendrix, Dave is good but not great, and Krist was an average rock bassist.

How could this be so low? I mean kurt cobain, KURT COBAIN! And dave and krist!

Dude we are talking about nirvana not only smells like teen spirit but with the complete nevermind rape me heart shaped box where did you sleep last night pennyroyal tea you know you are right about a girl allapoligies... Like every single song

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29 The Police The Police The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. They are most known for their songs "Message In A Bottle", "Don't Stand So Close To Me", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Roxanne", more.
30 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is a Funk Metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

One of the most creative bands of the early 90s (apart from possibly tool)

31 Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Victor Wooten? Jeff Coffin? They are like pizza and everyone else is green beans

32 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

Myles Kennedy has a brilliant voice, and is an extremely proficient guitarist too. When coupled with Mark Tremonti's guitar, the band uses riffs that I imagine could only be played by the more technical thrash metal groups. Incorporating heavy riffs and drums into rock music is a brilliant idea, and requires great talent.

This is the stuff of legends. Period.

33 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

Were they seriously not on the list? - christangrant

34 Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

Not many people can play complex riffs and different time signatures while belting out some of the highest notes in rock singing like chris cornell!

One of most talented rock bands. Chris Cornell's vocals! Kim Thayil's rifts, the hypnotic beat of Matt's drumming. Need I say more?

35 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 more.

How can people forget about this band. They have the greatest guitarist of all time, one of the best drummers and bassist of all time. They influenced many bands and revolutionized sounds
in rock music.

You're right, they should be in the top 5, but people always vote for their favourite band, not for the best one - Rocker00

36 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.
37 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.

Les Claypool I would say is tied for the greatest bassist of all time with Geddy Lee. But I think Larry LaLonde and Tim Alexander are very underrated because the live in Claypool's shadow. LaLonde actually is a pretty sick, fast guitarist and for Tim Alexander... Listen to Frizzle Fry. Primus should definitely be higher on the list.

AMAZING instrumentals, doesn't sound like anything I've ever heard before. Of course Les Claypools singing isn't exactly what I'd call good, but it fits their sound nicely. Really great drumming, amazing bass playing, and incredibly under appreciated guitar work.

Talented, original, true musician's band.

Any Drummer, Guitar Player and Bassist know by hearing (nearly) any of their songs how focused they are.

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38 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

All members of Van Halen are very talented. Eddie is considered to be the greatest and most influential guitar player since Hendrix. David Lee Roth is one of the best frontmen in rock. Alex is an excellent drummer. You can't get more talented than the mighty =/-/=

This band is amazing, don't forget Michael Anthony the best back up vocalist of all time.. deserves top 5.. and eddies the best bands down

All I have to say is Erruption, and hot for teacher

Even though I'm completely fine with rush at the top :)
Van halen needs to be at least in the top ten with Eddie, Alex and Dave
They are better than most of the bands on this list (besides rush)

39 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. The band has featured international personnel throughout its career and presently consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist more.

Let's not talk about Into my Arms, Mermaids, O'Children - a song that appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, People ain't no good, Where the Wild Roses Grow Old, Jubilee Street, We Came Along this Road, As I Sat Sadly by Her Side, The ship song and more and more...come on people...he's a genius.

The Bad Seeds are extremely gifted musicians and Nick Cave is a genius.

40 Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots
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