Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. The band has had an iconic lineup since 1975, which included Neil Peart (Drums, Percussion), Geddy Lee (Vocals, Bass, Keyboards), and the guitarist, Alex Lifeson. Peart passed away after a 3 year battle with brain cancer in January of 2020. Because of this, Lee says there are no plans to keep the band going, so Rush is most likely defunct.
The band has become one of the most well-known progressive rock bands in the world, with such albums as "2112", "Hemispheres" and "Moving Pictures". More than half of their albums have gone gold or platinum, as certified by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America).
One of the greatest bands of all time. How many bands can say that they've gone strong for 40+ years? Their instruments are just pure genius leaving we mere mortals in awe of them.
Hey, I don't know much about Rush, but I do know that all three members are geniuses and that they wrote some unreal songs, like 2112, Tom Sawyer and Fly By Night.
How can one even compare to Rush? Their talent and pieces are levels above anyone on this list. From the instruments to the insanely well written lyrics. no one is even close.
Best 3 piece band ever let alone best technical band dedicated to the musicianship and quality of their work.
Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 Brit Awards, and 2 Grammy Awards.
Muse is the best band of ALL TIME. They have such a unique sound and Matt Bellamy has such a unique voice. I love them.
Simply the best!
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Best band ever.
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.
The band was comprised of Kurt Cobain (Vocals, Guitar), Dave Grohl (Drums) and Krist Novoselic (Bass). ...read more.
Nirvana are the grunge band. Kurt and Dave are musical geniuses, so is Krist, but not as much. "Come As You Are" is another song were all three members shine. Either "Heart Shaped Box" is one of the creepiest songs I have ever heard, or the music video manipulates me into thinking the song is creepier than it actually is.
4 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk/punk 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 of their influences include The Ramones, Sex Pistols, NOFX, and Bad Religion. They are best known for their songs like ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, ‘Basket Case’ and their ‘American Idiot’ & ‘Dookie’ albums. American Idiot sold 6 million copies in the U.S. and won a Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album". Green Day have sold over 75 million records worldwide and have won 5 Grammy Awards. They ...read more.
How is Green Day number one? Is it just emo boys voting on this site? Come on, this is laughable.
5 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 they released three successful studio albums.
Aside The Beatles, Cream and Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrix Experience blew away all other bands in their day. The Experience did everything. They turned an ok song into a masterpiece (All Along The Watchtower, Hey Joe. ) They wrote song in which all three members shined (Manic Depression. ) Jimi Hendrix beat the greatest guitarist around at the time (Eric Clapton. ) Jimi Hendrix beat the greatest band around at the time (Most can agree Are You Experienced is a better debut album than Please Please Me. )
6 ZZ Top
ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.
Lets get something straight. ZZ Top are a good band, but people say they're better than they are because of their beards. or maybe the guitar flips. or maybe Billy Gibbons legendary guitar, Pearly Gates. I can't decide which is more awesome. Gibbons' guitar or his beard.
They win in several ways. They are unique, they are authentic, they play great, they have style, and their songs stand the test of time.
7 Blink 182
Blink-182 are a pop-punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals)
Tom DeLonge (Guitar, vocals) Scott Raynor (Drums). Raynor was fired from the band in 1998 and replaced by drummer Travis Barker. They got into mainstream after the album "Enema of the State"
Tom DeLonge left the band in 2015 and was replaced by Matt Skiba.
Tom DeLonge returned in October 2022, bringing the classic line-up back
Nowhere near the most musically talented but have to be the band with the least filler songs over four albums ever.
Motörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and thrash metal.
We think of Motorhead, we think of "Ace Of Spades." we think of Motorhead again, and we think of Lemmy. We think of Motorhead a third time, and we don't think of anything because "Ace Of Spades" and Lemmy is all Motorhead is.
9 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", And "Every Breath You Take" .
The Police are the greatest Reggae Rock band ever. However, they next to no competition. Sting has the personality of a sack of tennis balls. But Stew is a good drummer.
People who actually know their music and technical ability would rate The Police at number one without question.The lead guitarist is fantastic and classicaly trained, plays difficult pieces.The drummer is the most underrated of all time always appearing on T.V. doing solos and need I asay anything about sting, also a great bass player.
They were like The Beatles of the 80s. They were classic pop poets.
Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton.
Cream are the Cream of the crop. there is no doubt that each member of the group is close to the best of their kind. Jack Bruce as a Bass Player, Ginger Baker as a drummer, and Eric Clapton as a guitar player.
Ahead of their time.
? Destroy Boys
Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.
12 Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill and Jared Followill, with their cousin Matthew Followill.
13 Biffy Clyro
Primus is an American funk metal 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 Go Winding Down", and "Jerry Was a Racecar Driver".
15 Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.
Chevelle is an American alternative metal band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler.
Why would these guys write a song about American Idiots if they are American? Oh... now I now why...
Chevelle is amazing! Should be in the top ten instead of paramore. These guys truly rock!
Feeder are a Welsh alternative rock band formed in Newport, Wales. They have released ten studio albums, twelve compilations, four EPs, and 40 singles.
18 The Jam
The Jam were an English mod revival/punk rock band during the 1970s and early 1980s, which formed in 1972 at Sheerwater Secondary School in Woking, in the county of Surrey.
Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States.
Triumph was an amazing band and should be way higher than the over-rated Green Day.
21 Crosby, Stills & Nash
Busted are an English pop rock band from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, consisting of James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson.
23 Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull are a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.
24 Neon Coast
UK alternative rock/ indie rock band. The bands line-up is Maya Heesom on vocals and bass guitar, Mabel Coolin-Weston on electric guitar and Alex Sullivan on drums
Seether are a South African post-grunge band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.