Top 10 Most Talented Rock N Roll Bands
The Top Ten
These four men were seasoned musicians before the band formed. Give credit to all four members of Led Zeppelin to understand how their individual skills could meld into a unified sound that no person has ever heard before and will never hear again. They tinkered with sound equipment, explored sound of different cultures in their respective nature. Plant, Page, Jones and Bonham mastered resonance, bass, musical symmetry in their instruments and in foreground and background vocals. No need for technology. They used their raw talent and worked within the constraints of the sound equipment to CREATE. They were not fazed by their limitations. They sought emotion, knowledge, peace, rebellion, understanding, consolation, hope, sexuality, determination and to find a place for all in the world in their workmanship. Led Zeppelin's music will stand the test of time just as those Classical geniuses of centuries ago. "Stand at the top of the podium, gentlemen." - bted
Led Zeppelin was made up of far more than just four extremely talented musicians, each and every one was a revolutionary musical virtuoso. To a man, they were game changers destined to rewrite the entire rock & roll playbook. They remain the only rock band in history in which every single member was arguably the best ever at their respective instrument...The odds against that much talent coalescing and then --together--becoming much greater than the sum of their incredible parts...well, that's why there is only one Led Zeppelin.
Would have gone with Hendrix on this list, but then I realized that Jimi Hendrix was the only MAJOR talent in his band. Led Zeppelin had two guitarists, both on Jimi's levels, an amazing singer and a great drummer. Led Zeppelin put out nearly nine albums, while the Jimi Hendrix Experience only had three. Also, I would have to say that Zeppelin is a marginally better than Sabbath mainly because Zeppelin I believe had a little more talent than Sabbath. - masongilbert74
Zeppelin didn't have two guitarists... and if you're counting bass guitar then both Zeppelin and the Experience had the same number of guitarists.
It’s Zeppelin. ‘enough saidV 22 Comments
How can Rush not be number one, we are talking about pure talent, their least impressive member is a the 3rd or 4th greatest guitarist of all time, Geddy Lee is the greatest bassist of all time, who could ever play YYZ with ONE FINGER? And other songs he sings while playing bass lines more complicated than most bassists can play, and... HE PLAYED THE PIANO TOO?! Geddy Lee is the 2nd greatest rock musician of all time, 2nd to... Neil Peart, and guess what? He's their drummer, if you ever heard the solos he played... His solo in Frankfurt was unbelievable, no other drummer could play that, and Neil was 50 when he did it, he's the undeniably greatest drummer of all time, no question, Zeppelin was good but their best musicians (John Bonham) is 3rd all time at best... And Queen? Give me a break, this is about talent not who's the bigger band, the only reason Rush isn't number 1 is because they played prog Rock, a less popular genre which allows biases to take place, Queen was huge, they ...more
Listen to any song by, from 1974 to the present, you'll be blown away. Rush has three members, Neil Peart is there drummer and is the greatest drummer to have ever lived. Alex Lifeson is there guitarist and is the most underrated guitarist all time. And Geddy Lee is there bassist, the greatest bassist of all time. He also plays the keyboard and foot pedals all while singing Neil peart's unbelievable lyrics. Rush should be number 1.
You won't find a louder band with only 3 people. Neil Peart having the dexterity of a god, Alex Lifeson being a master of rhythm and time, and Geddy Lee being one of the best bass players to ever live - It is no surprise they are crowned as the Kings of Progressive Rock.
The combination of raw musical talent along with inspired lyrics make Rush truly unique.V 31 Comments
NOBODY will ever ever compare to Queen's greatness. They had the MOST talented front man ever, Freddie and on the other hand, an uber talented guitarist, Brian and an EPIC bassist, John and a super epic back up vocalist/ drummer, Roger. They made their songs out of sheer epicness and they were just geniuses that were exceptionally talented.
They definitely deserve to be number one. I love Queen so much. They are VERY talented. Can you sing like Freddie (no one can. )? Can you play bass like John (I know you can't. )? Can you rock out like Brian (hell no. )? Can you play the best drums ever like Roger (oh, just give it up! )?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, lemme see. And I know you won't be close to their talent. No one can ever come close. EVER.
I love you Freddie, forever and ever!
Freddie Mercury is without a doubt the greatest vocalist I have ever heard, Brian May is an amazing guitarist and Roger Taylor and John Deacon are great too. They wrote some of the most memorable and greatest songs ever together and no one tops them Queen #1
Freddie Mercury has the second largest vocal range of all time (after Mariah Carey and God knows how big hers is) and is known as the greatest frontman of all time. Add in one of the best guitarists, best bassists, and best drummers, and you get Queen, the men that are the bada bing before the bada boomV 13 Comments
Technically not the best, but certainly the band who have made some of the most powerful music in the history of rock. The music triggers my emotions like crazy and one notable thing is that is that I never get tired of listening to their songs even if I play them every single day.
The rumored reunion, if it really happens would be like a dream. Even though Axl has lost his famous whining voice of his twenties, Slash is at the top of his game and when they combine forces, the passion will certainly make something nice to come out.
Had it not been for Guns N Roses, the late 80's would have been a very dull time. Slash arguably the best guitarist to amerge from the era combined with Axl Rose's stage persona made for a very good combination.
They make me cry every time. I get so emotional listening to them. And then other times all I want to do is dance and sing along, and then I can't stop smiling.
Best band of all time!
luv2uV 17 Comments
Roger Daltrey: Great singer with plenty of power
Pete Townshend: Expert guitarists and one of the best ever, (if you doubt me try to learn Pinball Wizard or something else they did on guitar) and a super songwriter.
John Entwistle: I know little about bass but bassists tell me he is superb.
Keith Moon: The King of Drums
Incredible musical/rock variety. All members rank in the top performers with respect to their instruments and singing. Pete is genius in song writing and they were the best live act of all time.
The Who deserve to be in the top of this list with The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. They are great and very influential musicians.
Career spanning decades and from start to finish their records are amazingV 5 Comments
Pink Floyd should be up there with Led Zeppelin. It's way better than queen. The musical genius of waters and gilmour stands unmatched till date! If you don't believe me just listen to any one of there amazing concept albums.
Great Concept Albums! True music style of their own.
Very pleasing music and money was one of the best songs ever written.
Should be number 1 without question. Roger Waters is a genius. Neil young is runner up.V 7 Comments
You dance to their music whether you like it or not. They have brilliant voices that are perfect for rock n roll, and have some of the greatest songs as well. AC/DC ROCKS! Literally!
It you know who ACDC are, then you are either on the highway to hell or you have been thunderstruck.
Greatest rock n roll band. My hero!
If someone's ever gonna ask what's Rock 'n' Roll...there will only be two words in the answer...AC/DC...and to define AC/DC..again two words..Angus Young...AC/DC may not have been the greatest band of all time, but they are undoubtedly the greatest Rock 'n' Roll band the world has ever seen...V 12 Comments
Metallica changed the way that Rock n' Roll is looked at and they share a story in their music
Love this band, some great meaningful songs
I love this band!
You can subdue but never tame band like MetallicaV 1 Comment
I have respect for most of the bands on this list but in terms of popularity, sales, talent, influence, and just the pure verity of sounds and looks these guys are number one. Some people will claim The Beatles are over rated, those people are wrong, they are as good as everyone says they are.
Lennon/McCartney alone put the marker down for everyone else. Add Harrison and Starr, brilliant playing and unsurpassed style and The Beatles become untouchable.
We're talking about musical talent here. Paul is a really good musician but not top 10, none of the rest were above top 50. The magic of the Beatles came from the other side of the glass and great timing.
You can't beat the Fab Four. They PIONEERED the Album as we know it! They only made extremely good LP's and never settled for merely GOOD albums.V 13 Comments
ER they are the best not queen!
I love queen but truth is there's no band as much talented as Maiden
The Yardbirds had the most talented guitar players ever. Clapton, Beck, Page!
The only thing Maiden can't do is to produce a bad song
They aren't called the "Bad Boys from Boston" for no reason. Steven Tyler has such an amazing voice and all the members are great at the instruments they play. And Aerosmith has so many great hits! They're badass!
Before Aerosmith, Rock n Roll had mostly been a British Dominated Genre. But with Joe Perry's deadly leads and Steven Tyler's shrill mouth came a perfect fusion of blues and rock.
Steven Tyler has one of the 10 vocals that will never die.
At 12 what a joke should be higher were are the doorsV 4 Comments
Just saw them in tulsa. The showmanship, the music. Recent hall of fame recipients. They are the hottest band in the world. Not to mention the spider stage takes the concert experience to a complete new level some of the most recognizable anthems rock and roll all nite party every day
Initial group was absolutely talented and had a mastermind for marketing. They were simply the Hottest band in the world for about 5 years in their prime. All 4 artists could sing...
Original Rock... Original Act... They have rocked 3 generations or more.
Greatest band ever from love gun to god of Thunder Led Zeppelin sucksV 1 Comment
Another Pyschedelic Band containing three masters of their instruments. Ginger Baker arguably one of the best drummers put with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce makes one deep experience of a band.
This is one of the most versatile bands in music history. They have amazing vocals and guitar playing, loud and rhythmic drumming, and the best bass lines I have ever heard.
They have the best bassist in the world, one of the greatest guitarists ever, Chad plays drums brilliantly and anthony's voice has really improved
Their songs are so complex and heartfelt; it's just amazing
Rhcp are amazing flea is my inspiration for playing bass
When you put two masters of their instruments along with Jimi Hendrix, you get something very, very, big. Implementing Psychedelic Riffs with Bluesy Licks, the Jimi Hendrix Experience defined everything about rock n roll.
Number 22? There are 21 more talented bands than Jimi Hendrix? Laughable, I think not
From Tony Iommi's blungeoning riffs to Ozzy's lyrics, Black Sabbath not only invented Heavy Metal but pretty much lead the transition from the 60's to the 70's.
Black Sabbath is the Godfather of Heavy Metal and they're one of the most influential bands in rock history! And they're style is so unique. They should be at least top 5! They ROCK!
The band took the basics of grunge and we're able to utilize it well. Kurt Cobain was able to add quite the level of complexity with a distortion pedal. Meanwhile, Krist Novoselic had talent on the level of many guitarists, but with a bass instead, allowing for the ability to make compelling bass music. Finally, all 6 of the band's drummers (Yeah, you heard me correctly. Dave Grohl wasn't the only one) had talent, with their drumming being fast, ferocious, and heart-pounding. But in my opinion, their original drummer, Aaron Burkhard was their best one. If anyone is scratching their head over this, just try to look up the band's 1987 summer rehearsal, and you'll see why.
They were the most talented... Too bad it didn't last long...
This band just keeps going and getting better. Should be number 1. What other band has been around for 50 years and can still sellout a concert?
Listen to let it bleed, exile on Main Street, and sticky fingers. The stones should be number one on this list. Not even top 10?
No one can match them. Look at that period where they were pure bar brawl Rock n Roll. 2nd to none "and still going"...
19, you've got to be kidding! The stones are one of two band's that should be at the top.V 6 Comments
It is already on this bad list. Mater in fact it is 1.
What Led Zeppelin is 20 it s has to be number 1 not twenty and I mean queen are not a good banf.
Another Hard Rock Band straight from the British Invasion. With a perfect fuse of Rock, Blues, Classical, and Progressive, Ritchie Blackmoore with his genious leads, Ian Gillen and his melodic vocals, and Jon Lord with his funky keyboard riffs, opened up many closed doors for Rock n Roll.
Ooohh come on guys why scorpions is here
It's the best band ever I can't live without them
Is this a joke? The doors on 61? Tell this is a joke.
Wow this list is a fail doors are a top ten band. like come on
My love thinks the Doors are the greatest ever. Praise Jim Morrison what a legend. My love knows music real well she's a PhD in music
Frnzs doors down here to no 39 you guys suck
Their earlier stuff was some of the best rock n roll of the time
all talented musos :) plus Jon is the greatest showman with the exception of Freddie Mercury - StevoMuzz
No others like them - bobbythebrony
It was 1976, you wouldn't turn on a radio with out hearing Boston. Though they didn't last long, Boston is a staple for classic rock. Tom Scholz's guitar tones mixed with Brad Delp's highly underrated voice, it was great.V 2 Comments
Yes took the melodic sensibilities of the Beatles and put them on steroids.
Best band ever! Most of the modern musicians compose songs which are senseless. At least the songs of Linkin Park make sense. An amazing band, with good music and lyrics, they really do ROCK the world! Way to go LP!
This list is for most talented bands, why are they here?
What is Linkin Park doing here?
Linkin Park should be number one like come on I love them <3 Linkin Park 4 ever!
Les Claypool's amazing funk bass playing is extremely underrated. He is 100x better than Flea, but goes unrecognized. It makes me sad. Great band, very creative. Deserves more credit for their talent. - HardRockSam
Disagree they must higher - Jancukman777
No doubt if you're voting based on pure technical talent, in my humble opinion Dream Theater has the best lead guitarist in John Petrucci, drummer in Mike Portnoy (now Mike Mangini) Bass with John Myung and keyboards and synthesizer with Jordan Rudess and incredible front man for vocals with James LaBrie. I've been a drummer most of my life, and I have never seen any band play with such precision as these guys! Portnoy is hands down my favorite drummer of all time. I can copy almost any drummer such as the likes of Neil Peart and many others, but trying to play Mike Portnoys stuff is a whole other level! I love watching this band play together in concert! Just unbelievable...
Take zeppelin over rush all day, however you rate it this is where it leads!
When you have two freak a nature on drums and guitar nothing can go wrong
If this list is for the most talented band, DT should be wayy higher than thisV 1 Comment
They brought back punk rock and made pop punk. Tre cool is a mazing drummer. Mike and Billie are both amazing at the guitar and singing, And they have decade defiling songs like 21 guns, American idiot, boulevard of broken dreams, basket case, and time of your life and much more. Green Day is the best at what they do so that is why they should be in the top ten.
No. 30? This list was impressive except this flaw
They are still making good pure metal
Best band full stop
Easily one of the most talented modern rock bands out there!
Great drummer and bassist
Myles kennedy undoubtedly one of the best vocalist and guitarist
And Mark tremonti is the Beast
The deepest, the darkest, the loudest and the coolest rock n roll band in the worldV 2 Comments
Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell, Enough Said
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