1 Pink Floyd - Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Pink Floyd are an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. 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 Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard Wright (Vocals and Keyboard). Barrett was replaced by Gilmour in 1968... read more
2 The Beatles - Pop, Rock
The Beatles were an English pop 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 with several genres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard... read more
Pop, rock, psychedelia, progressive, metal, hard rock, blues, r&b
Any genre the Beatles already did even rap for example the middle section of "you never give me your money"
That the Beatles were "best rock band" is highly arguable.
3 Metallica - Thrash/Heavy Metal
Metallica is an American Heavy/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
Not just thrash metal, they were also a progressive metal band, blues rock, country, and acoustic rock. For this reason they are sellouts.
They were thrash metal in 80s but became heavy metal in 90s. They are great at both.
4 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, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the "unholy trinity of... read more
Plus progressive rock and blues rock.
5 Elvis Presley - Rock & Roll, Pop
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to both great success and initial controversy. ...read more.
6 Led Zeppelin - Hard Rock, Blues Rock
Led Zeppelin was an English hard rock band formed in London in 1968 as the New Yardbirds. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums) and was very much the child of Jimmy Page who even financed their first tour. He had tasted some previous success with The [original] Yardbirds and was friendly with some big names in rock... 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.
7 Green Day - Punk Rock, Alternative Rock
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.
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.
I think it's Pop Punk, not Punk Rock.
8 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.
9 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 currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative Rock, Hip Hop and Techno. Some of their influences include Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, The... read more
Extremely fluid band with multiple uses of genre in their music. throughout all albums they use different styles and ideas to incorporate new genres. nu metal, alternative rock, hip hop, classic rock, punk, electronica, and even more. They used over 20-30 genres throughout their musical years I believe. Truly iconic.
They always come in top 5 of all these genres mentioned above.
10 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 musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". Hendrix is consistently ranked on lists of musicians who died too soon.
11 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 amounts of orchestral arrangements. Hansi Kürsch creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping harmonies. Thanks to overdubs and numerous backing vocals Blind Guardian stand out with a very dense sound.
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).
12 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 career, which has led to her being nicknamed the Goddess of Pop.
13 Slipknot - Nu/Alternative/Heavy Metal
Slipknot is an American metal band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1996. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Alternative 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
14 Queen - Classic rock, Hard rock, Glam rock, Trash metal, Pop, Opera, Gospel, Blues, Funky
Queen are an English rock band formed in London in 1970. The original lineup was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar, vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate... read more
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
Queen wins this.
15 Bob Dylan - Folk, Rock
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
16 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.
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 associated with heavy metal... read more
18 Coldplay - Alternative Rock, Rock, Pop Rock, Pop
19 Marilyn Manson - Industrial Metal, Alternative Metal, Glam Rock, Alternative Rock
Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.
20 Dir En Grey - Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Deathcore, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
Dir En Grey is a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.
21 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 Mustaine being the sole constant member... read more
22 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.
The current members include the former Escape The Fate singer Ronnie Radke, Max Georgiev, Christian Thompson and bassist Wes Horton III. Former members of the band include Derek Jones (1984 - 2020), Ryan Seaman, Ron Ficarro, Max Green, and Jacky Vincent.
They're awful at all five.
23 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.
24 Prince - Rock,Pop,Funk,R&B
25 Muse - Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Prog, Pop, Pop Rock
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.