Artists play multiple genres .But that doesn't mean they are best at it .But only some legendary artists have played multiple genres and became best at them . So these are some of them who played and became famous in multiple genres. Please add more.
1 Pink Floyd - Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), ...read more.
They started with psychedelic rock and became famous in it.and suddenly diverted into progressive rock and made best of it. - zxm
2 Deep Purple - Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
Plus progressive rock and blues rock. - Metal_Treasure
3 The Beatles - Pop, Rock
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
That the Beatles were "best rock band" is highly arguable.
Beatles are famous in rock.We all know that.They are best rock band.But clearly they are also the greatest pop band ever.So I think they clearly deserve to be top on this list. - zxm
4 Led Zeppelin - Hard Rock, Blues Rock
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
Jimmy was a blues guitarist in early 60s.He joined the yardbirds in mid 60s and gathered rock experience.And in later he started to play rock,then hard rock. And some of his hard rock songs are considered as heavy metal.But he and his band also played blues rock songs. - zxm
5 Metallica - Thrash/Heavy Metal
Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
They were thrash metal in 80s but became heavy metal in 90s. They are great at both. - zxm
6 Green Day - Punk Rock, Alternative Rock
Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.
Billie Mike were teenagers when they first formed Green Day.Later tre joins them.In 90s they were punk rock but they started to play alternative rock in 2000s.They are the best punk rock band and they are also one of the greatest alternative rock band. - zxm
7 Slipknot - Nu/Alternative/Heavy Metal
Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.
More alternative metal. - Lucretia
8 Jimi Hendrix - Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock
Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
9 Elvis Presley - Rock & Roll, Pop
Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
King of rock and roll also sang pop in late 60s and 70s - zxm
10 Gary Moore - Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock, Blues, Jazz
Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.
These songs are so different but they are all awesome: Still Got The Blues, Out in the Fields, Hurricane, Over The Hills And Far Away, Trouble Ain't Far Behind, Ready For Love, Empty Rooms. - Metal_Treasure
He is THE MAN
? Queen - Classic rock, Hard rock, Glam rock, Trash metal, Pop, Opera, Gospel, Blues, Funky
Classic rock: One vision, Tie your mother down
Hard rock: I want it all, Hammer to fall
Trash metal: Stone cold crazy (the first trash metal song)
Glam rock: Now I'm here
Pop: Radio Ga Ga, It's a kind of magic
Opera: Bohemian Rhapsody, Who wants to live forever
Gospel: Somebody to love, Let me live
Blues: My melancholy blues
Funky: Another one bites the dust
11 Linkin Park - Alternative Rock/Metal, Rap Rock, Nu Metal
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.
They always come in top 5 of all these genres mentioned above. - zxm
12 Blind Guardian - Speed Metal, Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Prog Metal, Heavy Metal
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 ...read more.
This band created at least one masterpiece in every genre they tried. From thrashy speed metal to symphonic metal - they nailed it. If you hear Majesty and then Wheel Of Time, you may not believe this is the same band, with the same band members (they changed only one drummer for 30 years). - Metal_Treasure
13 Cher - Pop Rock, Dance, Disco, Folk
Cher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.
Folk? Not Even.
14 The Doors - Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock
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.
15 The Beach Boys - Rock, Pop
The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
16 Bob Dylan - Folk, Rock
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
17 Guns N' Roses - Hard Rock, Glam Metal
Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.
18 Cream - Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock
Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.
19 Megadeth - Thrash/Heavy Metal
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.
Way thrashier - Lucretia
20 Babymetal - J-Pop, Metal
Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".
21 Falling in Reverse - Post-Hardcore, Metalcore, Glam Metal, Pop Punk, Hard Rock
Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.
22 Simple Minds - Synthpop, Rock
Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in 1977. They achieved commercial success in the 1980s and, despite various personnel changes, continue to record and tour.
23 Radiohead - Alternative Rock, Electronica
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
24 Beck - Alternative, Folk, Rap
Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.
25 Job for a Cowboy - Deathcore, Death Metal, Progressive Death Metal
Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band's debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No.
26 Bee Gees - Psychedelic Rock, Baroque Pop, Disco
The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
27 Rush - Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Synth Rock
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.
They did so many types of music, it was all good.