Most Overrated Hard Rock Artists

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1 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 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.

I could write an entire song using the song titles of the songs they ripped-off - somekindofaguy

They ripped off loads of songs - christangrant

2 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.
3 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 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.

Dissagree entireley at least AC/DC didn't ripoff loads of songs like Led Zeppelin did - christangrant

4 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.

I agree - they are very overrated. - Metal_Treasure

5 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

Bon Jovi is actually over hated. People say Bon Jovi's voice is bad, which is causeless. - somekindofaguy

I hate bon jovi - EliHbk

6 Poison Poison Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.
7 Motörhead Motörhead 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 ...read more.

Nah here's a band that should be here except Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Guns n Roses... - somekindofaguy

8 Queen Queen Queen are a British rock group 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.

Overrated in general.

They are a bit overatted but they are almost 5% hard rock... - somekindofaguy

9 Deep Purple Deep Purple 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.

I wouldn't call them underrated. They're extremely influential and, well, to put it bluntly everyone knows who they are. They're not overrated either though. - IronSabbathPriest

False they are Underrated - christangrant

Usually my opinion is very similar to IronSabbathPriest's but here I slightly disagree.
Many people have heard of Smoke On The Water or their name. And this is all. Even people who call themselves metal fans believe Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath invented metal when Led Zeppelin were never metal. Deep Purple were much more innovative and creative than these 2 bands but Deep Purple don't get the credits they deserve. - Metal_Treasure

What? They are the most underrated rock and metal band of all time.
They have beed at #1 for long time on the list Most Underrated Rock Bands... - Metal_Treasure

10 The Who The Who The Who is an English hard rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). The genres they were associated with happened to be rock, soft rock, hard rock, and soul rock. They are ...read more.

I believe the Who were classified as hard rock by mistake. Actually they are hardly hard rock, and rest of their songs are more like heavier art rock songs, because the classical influence on their music is easily audible. And their earlier songs in the middle '60s were beat/pop rock stuff played wilder. - somekindofaguy

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11 Whitesnake Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

Yes, while people think their only good song is Here I Go Again they are totally overrated, I agree! - somekindofaguy

No, try underrated - would be closer to the truth. - Metal_Treasure

They aren't overrated - christangrant

12 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 ...read more.

Underrated is the better word to describe this band - christangrant

Haha, in fact they are very underrated. - Metal_Treasure

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