Best Music Bands & Artists Starting With Letter R

Here's the nest List of Musicians starting with a specific letter!

The Top Ten

1 Rush Rush Rush was 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). more.

What Can I Say aboot this legendary Canadian 3 Man Progressive rock Band other then Neil, Geddy & Alex are 3 of the most amazing Musicians ever! Neil Peart is hands down my #1 Fave Drummer ever & possible the best ever! , Geddy's Bass and Voice are beyond amazing & Alex on Guitar is Great! Rush is one fo the all Time Greatest Bands ever and for great reason!
Some of My fave Songs: Subdivisions, Time Stands Still, Sprit Of the Radio, Far Cry, Limelight, The wreckers, Clockwork Angels, Tom Sawyer, Something for Nothing, The Trees, Red Barchetta, Fly By Night & many others - Curti2594

What can I say about Rush that hasn't been said before?

2 Red Hot Chilli Peppers

I'm a Fan indeed of the RHCP & their music & the talented Musicians in the Band. There one of the best 90's bands of our time for good reason. Oh and they are also know for playing music shirtless just thought I'd add that.
The RHCP songs I like are: Snow (Hey Oh), Under The Bridge, Californiacation, By the way, Around the World, Scar Tissue, Give it away & a few others - Curti2594

3 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). more.

This should be number one.

Um I guess it be very wrong to not add the Stones to this list even if I'm not much of a fan. Certainly I respect what they've done for Music and a few songs but meh just not a fan.
Song I'm cool with: Satisfaction & Honky Tonk Woman - Curti2594

4 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.

I do love Re-Re & You know I don't care if you think think causes me to lose credibility because I Like Rihanna a lot I find her awesome & if anything she's talented and her voice is strong. Ever since I first heard her something just made me like her.
My Fave Re Re Songs: Disturbia, We Found Love, Love the Way you lie, Shut up & Drive, Diamonds, Good Girl Gone bad, Take a bow, Hate that I Love you, where have you been, Umbrella & others - Curti2594

I love Rihanna! Her music is great! Though she may be raunchy but hey she's got her own unique style, can't compare to anyone else. Don't care about what haters think. This girl is awesome!

She uses auto tune guys.

*Worst - DaWyteNight

5 R.E.M. R.E.M. R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry.

Michael Stipe is great.

6 Radiohead Radiohead 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).
7 Rise Against Rise Against Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.

Their new Black Market Album is really good! - Curti2594

This Chicago Based Hard Punk Rock Band is really great & their songs are not only aboot School, politic, War & Real stuff but so many of their songs hit me deep! There underrated in my view but damn their Good. Take a listen and tell me if you don't get emotional just a little or sometimes a lot.
My most fave songs: Ready To Fall, Satellite, Audience of One, Long Forgotten Sons, Re-Education, Swign life away, Hero of War, Help is on the way, Prayer of Refugee, Savior & others - Curti2594

Their songs means something. They stand for something. And that's hard to find nowadays
Fave songs: Architects, Savior, Prayer of the refugee, Septembers children, Satellite and a ton of ones I can't think of

8 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine Rage Against the Machine is a rock 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.

Awesome band and deserves more listeners

9 R. Kelly R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.

R. kelly's Chocolate Factory album is so good and relaxing. key to Ignition is my favourite. 90s R'n'B beats any modern rubbish that tries to pass for R'n'B now. - Britgirl

10 The Ramones The Ramones The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.

Speaking of Musts I'm not aboot to forget the band who started the Punk movement. Blitzkrieg Bop is still cool - Curti2594

The Contenders

11 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

I've only recently got to liking him and his songs

I love his song Angels - Curti2594

I like Mr. Williams. Kudos must go to him for being in a cheesy boy band, wearing dodgy clothes to becoming a respectable solo jazz singer. And he doesn't scrub up so badly, does he? - Britgirl

12 Red Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002 by brothers guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong, with lead vocalist Michael Barnes.

This band isn't well known but they aren't unknown neither. I couple of their songs oh my are powerful and the lead singers voice enhanced the emotion so well
Songs like Already Over & Not Alone - Curti2594

13 Rakim Rakim William Michael Griffin, Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. He was born on January 28, 1968.
14 Raekwon Raekwon Corey Quontrell Woods, better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
15 Rascal Flatts

This Country Group is really good, Loved a few of their songs for a while now. The lead singer's voice it so powerful in the songs!
Like: Life is a Highway, My Wish, What Hurts the most, Easy & others - Curti2594

16 Richie Sambora Richie Sambora Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter who was the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for 30 years. He is known for his work with Bon Jovi from 1983 to 2013. He is a very praised guitarist who played solos for songs like Dry County, Stranger more.
17 Rob Zombie Rob Zombie Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings) is an American heavy metal musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His career launched in 1985 when he formed the heavy metal band White Zombie. Following their breakup, he began a successful solo career. Zombie began directing in the early more.
18 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . more.
19 Reba McEntire Reba McEntire Reba Nell McEntire is an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and television producer.

I've always had respect for Reba and er I guess I use to also watch her T.V. sitcom a lot too and I dunno she's got that major country voice and she's a great singer
Songs: Consider me gone, I'm a Survivor, Because of you, Strange & others - Curti2594

20 Robert Plant Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
21 Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums more.
22 Run DMC
23 REO Speedwagon REO Speedwagon
24 R. City R. City
25 Rev Theory

To some including me this band is known more for their work with WWE But they got some really awesome songs for a good time!
Songs: Hell Yeah, Light it up, Justice, Voices & others - Curti2594

26 Randy Newman
27 RZA RZA Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, better known by his stage name RZA, is an American rapper, record producer, musician, actor, filmmaker and author. A prominent figure in hip hop, RZA is the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan.
28 Rittz Rittz Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia.
29 Rob Thomas Rob Thomas Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty.

The Lead Singer of MatchBox 20 also went solo for a while and his music is sooo good! He's already got a super voice.

Songs: Real World, Ever The Same & Streetcorner Symphony - Curti2594

30 Robert Palmer
31 Revocation Revocation Revocation is an American technical death metal band from Boston, Massachusetts founded by guitarist and vocalist David Davidson, bassist and vocalist Anthony Buda and drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne in 2000.
32 Run the Jewels Run the Jewels Run the Jewels, also known by the initialism RTJ, is an American hip hop duo consisting of rapper/producer El-P and rapper Killer Mike.
33 Rest, Repose
34 Redman Redman Reginald "Reggie" Noble, better known by his stage name Redman, is an American rapper, DJ, record producer, and actor.
35 Rixton

I love their songs

36 Russ
37 Ricky Martin Ricky Martin Enrique Martín Morales, commonly known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer, actor and author who is widely regarded as the king of Latin Pop. Martin began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums more.
38 The Runaways
39 Red Fang Red Fang Red Fang is an American heavy metal band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 2005. It is composed of guitarist and vocalist Bryan Giles, bassist and vocalist Aaron Beam, guitarist David Sullivan and drummer John Sherman.
40 Rick James Rick James
41 Red Rider & Tom Cochrane
42 Richard Marx Richard Marx Richard Noel Marx is an American adult contemporary and pop/rock singer, songwriter, musician and record producer who has sold over 30 million records.
43 Ronan Keating
44 Royksopp
45 Ryan Star

Losing your memory & Start a Fire - Curti2594

46 Reflekt
47 Riva
48 Rita Ora Rita Ora Rita Sahatçiu Ora is a British singer and actress . Her debut studio album, Ora, released in 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom . She dated Rob Kardashian .
49 Rex Goudie
50 Run Kid Run
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1. Rakim
2. Raekwon
3. R. Kelly
1. The Rolling Stones
2. Rush
3. Red Hot Chilli Peppers
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