Top 10 Most Overhated Rock Bands

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The Top Ten

1 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

Nowhere near the worst band ever, come on. They actually have songs with pretty good music and meaningful lyrics. - Metal_Treasure

Hated more than ever since NBLP4Eva is a user. - Userguy44

Its overrated to hate Nickelback because they aren't the worst band ever like some people claim - christangrant

I like Nickelback.

2 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.

I am surprised there are people who hate them because to me they are a band difficult to hate. They are sorta overrated but to hate them... For what? - Metal_Treasure

The hate this band gets is some of the dumbest I have ever seen - christangrant

They are overrated but I won't stop listening their songs because of overrating. - zxm

This band shouldn't get hate from anyone yet people hate them for some reason - christangrant

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3 Metallica Metallica 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.

Although they made mediocre albums post-Reload, they are still a great band in my opinion. And they made my favourite metal song! - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

They don't deserve so much hate. - Userguy44

The hate they get is really stupid - christangrant

4 Creed Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
5 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and 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 ...read more.

The Queen fanbase can be annoying, but why do people hate Queen like it's one of the worst bands ever? - Userguy44

It's impossible not to like Bohemian Rhapsody! That's like the best song ever made!

No one in this ' world hates Queen. I just hate the Queen fan base for being so incredibly annoying and flooding the entire internet claiming they understood music because they like Queen. Yes, Queen did make a lot of good music, no one is doubting that. But come on guys, compared to Brian Wilson, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, John Lennon or Paul Simon, you can throw them out of the window.
This fan base... They claim everyone who even suggests that maybe they exaggerate a bit with their Queen hype hates Queen. What are you, like 13 (I wouldn't even be surprised)? No, no one hates Queen, they were awesome, we just hate you bitching about them the way you do. - Idontreallycaretoomuch

6 Guns n Roses Guns n Roses 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.

Hated because of Axl and Slash. - Userguy44

I'm surprised at the amount of hate this band gets - christangrant

7 Theory Of A Deadman Theory Of A Deadman Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian post-grunge band. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. They were discovered by Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger.

This band isn't as bad as people make them out to be.

8 Saliva Saliva Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.
9 Linkin Park Linkin Park 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 ...read more.

I never understand all the hate surrounding this band.

They're overrated, but that doesn't mean that they're bad. That's what the most LP haters misunderstood. - Userguy44

10 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was 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.

Especially on this site!

Same as Linkin Park. - Userguy44

The Contenders

11 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

I wouldn't call this a proper metal band either, but I find a couple of their songs interesting. - yungstirjoey666

12 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

They deserve their hate...

All right, they get more hate then they should
reasons,
1. they aren't metal, (not a reason to hate, plus no one really said why they aren't metal except Metal_Treasure)
2. they ripped off overkill's logo (no proof, that skull logo is pretty common, its in many fantasy tales logos too, I heard Queensrÿche had like one too)
3. they are mediocre (completely subjective)
4. they ripped off metallica's songs (no proof, based on the theories a lot of songs will be ripped off too.)
5. overrated, (yes, but that doesn't mean bad) - zxm

13 Drowning Pool Drowning Pool Drowning Pool is an American Alternative Metal band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the film The Drowning Pool.
14 Motley Crue Motley Crue Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.
15 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

They aren't a very bad. - zxm

16 Dragonforce Dragonforce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

Overrated? Maybe, but they're not "poser" or "fake" either - yungstirjoey666

Hated, because they speed up their music and Herman Li is overrated. - Userguy44

Hated? not many people hate them - christangrant

17 Hole Hole Hole was an American alternative rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989 by singer and guitarist Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson.
18 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

I kind of get some of the hate for this band. Their music is somewhat mediocre, Andy's voice isn't exactly hard-hitting, and of course their emo fangirls (which has little to do with the band itself). However, they have a couple of songs that I have a somewhat guilty interest in, and this band actually got me into hard rock/heavy metal in the first place. I'm more into bands like Iron Maiden, Megadeth, etc, but I give BVB some credit for what they can do. - yungstirjoey666

19 Slipknot Slipknot 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.
20 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.
21 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson 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.

Nah he sucks - christangrant

22 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

They deserve the hate. Period. - Userguy44

23 Nirvana Nirvana 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. ...read more.

While I do think they are Extremely Overrated
they aren't a bad band - christangrant

24 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.

I like U2. - Userguy44

25 Greta Van Fleet Greta Van Fleet
26 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.
27 Megadeth Megadeth 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.
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