Top 10 Rock Bands That Have Gotten Worse Over Time

EvilAngel

The Top Ten

1 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.

Well, really Guns N' Roses should be at the top of this list, but it's hard to say whether they should be or not because they're not even the same band anymore really, Axl Rose is the only remaining original member - EvilAngel

Appetite for Destruction was the best selling debut album in history.. Sweet Child o' Mine, Welcome to the Jungle, Mr. Brownstone, and Paradise City all classics. Use Your Illusion I and II had November Rain, Don't Cry, Knockin' on Heaven's Door.. And now we have Chinese Democracy

Axl's voice still chills. But without slash's solos and izzy's lyrics the band is doomed for life.

They were doomed after Like, slash left.

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2 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

Linkin Park have improved so remove them from this list, and I do love them, Lp 4 life!

I no one cares what he thinks, why would anyone care what you think? - BeastMan

They are still good but their "epicness" is now lost

Link in is one of the best rock bands in our country. It hasn't just got worse. Hybrid Theory was different and Thousand Suns is also different. There's nothing like that they didn't put their heart into it. Just they have always tried to move to newer genre and give the audience a better, new and fresh experience. Don't you get bore of listening Crawling, In The End or Papercut whole 24 hours?

Nah

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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.

They were at their peak in the 80s, with powerful war ballads, such as "One" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Their most famous album, "Master of Puppets", is seen is the crowning achievement of metal music, complete with its 8-and-a-half minute title track. Their self-titled album marked a new era, that wasn't bad, but wasn't as good as their 80s-album era. St. Anger marked a new low, but they redeemed themselves somewhat with their album "Death Magnetic". Next, they had to take the worst nosedive in their history with their Lou Reed collaboration. One could consider it a noble effort at experimentation, but like mixing Billy Joel and Iron Maiden, "Lulu" proved that two positives don't always add up to a greater positive. Hopefully, they'll release a better album soon; it would be a shame if they had to end their career on such a low note! (Fun fact, David Bowie reportedly loved Lulu. Some may say that he was just being kind, while others might argue that he's actually good at finding ...more

They just released Hardwired...To Self Destruct, so they are improving. - PewPewAssassin

Metallica... First 4 albums were the best! However I did like the Black Album even though I thought it was a dramatic change to their music. I did not like Load, ReLoad, St Anger and Lulu but Death Magnetic was okay. - metaldude8

Seriously, just listen to their 80s albums (Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, Justice) and compare them to Load, ReLoad, St. Anger, Death Magnetic and Lulu. This isn't even the same band any more.

I haven't listened to their new songs but I like Metallica because their popular songs like Master of Puppets and One actually kept me from hating heavy metal but AC/DC and Iron Maiden are also good.-TheCoolGuy1

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4 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative 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 ...read more.

Don't get me wrong I love green day dearly, they're brilliant, but since American Idiot (their last good album) they've gone steadily downhill. 21st century breakdown had a few good songs but most were boring, while their last trilogy of albums was frankly embarrassing.

I am one of the biggest Green Day fans ever but I would have to be honest here and say I'm not particularly loving their newer sound :/

Look, Billie, Mike, Tre...I'm sorry, but She, Uno Dos Tre, and anything else after 21st century sucked...before? It was awesome! American Idiot, Dookie, Insomniac, those are my JAM! Sigh...nothing lasts forever...

Still Breathing kinda stinks - ugandanknuckles

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5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

This Love, She Will Be Loved, Makes Me Wonder, Misery was a success

Once Moves Like Jagger, Payphone, etc. moved in the band even got worse overplaying on the radio and their music was messed up big time, and I don't know why it's not #1

Note: WHO put LINKIN PARK #1 they improved big time compared to Maroon 5 seriously Maroon 5 messed up big time today and was a biggest disgrace in rock music today.

Maroon 5.. Why did they have to become a pop band at least when they started they kept a rock feel to it but then lost it during the later 2000s at least they still have a shot to return to a more rock pop attitude in their music. Hopefully right?

Overexposed was pretty bad but it had a few good songs (payphone, daylight, lucky strike, tickets, beautiful goodbye) but their new album V SUCKED. All the songs were bad except for maps and it was always you. The song feelings sounds like adam's being hurt when he says feelings. I wish people wouldn't judge them on their new albums because their first 3 were awesome!

No... They always sucked... - Fuziion

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6 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

Yes, I completely agree, parachutes was a great album, and in my opinion their best was a rush of blood to the head, and x&y was brilliant as well but I find that mylo xyloto was okay, it had its ups and downs, ghost stories was decent but its just so different to the old stuff that I fell in love with that its hard to appreciate, and I haven't heard any of the new album as I've heard that it is pop rubbish and I just don't want to put myself through the pain of knowing that their last ever album was terrible

As amazing as Coldplay is, their newer stuff isn't nearly as good. Ghost stories is at least a step in the right direction. - Songsta41

Proof that a strong start isn't everything. After two great albums (Parachutes and A Rush of Blood to the Head) they went into a slow decline they've never escaped from. From a decent (but by no means great) third album to their recent garbage, it's fair to say that this band has long since ceased to impress. - Rangaman

I used to like them few years ago. I still like their old songs. But they're becoming worse in every new album. - zxm

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7 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's ...read more.

This band I love but their previous albums were some what not so good to be honest but now through the years they have been getting really better. Like Transit of Venus in my opinion is really excellent They totally haven't got worst. They Rock! -ARF

Some people think that their music went downhill after Adam left, but I disagree. Their first two albums are amazing, and I enjoyed most of the songs on Life Starts Now, but I personally feel like they started to go downhill after that. There are only one or two songs on Transit of Venus that I could say that I enjoyed. In my opinion, Human was better than Transit of Venus by a long shot.

Ever since Adam left, Three Days Grave has gone downhill, kinda sad but honestly they were a great band, they were the ones who got me into rock music, and they have great songs defiantly recommend their older albums like One X and Life Starts Now

Well most people say it went down hill because the singer of the first 4 albums Adam left the band. Although Matt is not as good as Adam but it is still good in my opinion also Adam has a new band called Saint Asonia - TheUltimateNavigator1

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8 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.

Can someone tell me why nirvana is on this list? They were a band for only 3 or 4 years.

What happened to these guys? They were hard and a lot of their songs had dark stories. Now they're just making songs with Skrillex. And correct me if I'm wrong, isn't Jon Davis making a country album with Big & Rich? The same group who dissed Marilyn Manson in Comin' To Your City? Well I also heard that Jon Davis is also working on an acoustic project with Marilyn Manson so there might be hope anyways.

They only had one worse album:
THE PATH OF TOTALITY
Seriously, dubstep in rock music, what is this.

THANK YOU They went back to normal nu metal music
THE PARADIGM SHIFT is great comeback.

Was Korn even good to begin with

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9 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.

Top of their game with SWW, and slowly got worse over time, but something has to be said for Jon Bon Jovi's business savvy that his song writing gets worse with every album, as does his voice, and yet he manages to convince millions of fans to buy his product with diminishing quality. Most bands/musicians seem to get better with time, although their relevance on the world stage fades, but not so with Bon Jovi... it's the exact opposite. The same is true for their live shows, whereas they used to be full of energy, and quite entertaining, for $25 a ticket... now they're just a stage full of damn near manikins, half of which aren't even "Bon Jovi", with a bunch of T.V. screens as a back drop... for $150! Incredible. Jon Bon Jovi = The snake oil salesman of the music industry.

The songs by Bon Jovi of the 80s are the best.

Bon Jovi are no longer as good without Richie Sambora on lead

Haven't had a hit since 2000. - isaaonrtdmtr

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10 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

Dude Ranch, Enema of the State, Take Off Pants and Jacket, and Blink-182 self titled Album were AWESOME

Then when I hear Neighborhoods, it was the worst and it came hella horrible, I MISS the old Blink-182.

Their new album is crap, should be higher

Yeah! Neighborhoods was awful! - NapalmDeath

They are my favorite band, but I have to say that their new album is not good. California has one or two good songs, but the others are flat. They lost their sound.
Neighborhoods, instead, I think it’s listenable. It’s different from the other albums because it’s more mature, but it doesn’t mean it’s crap.

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The Newcomers

? Boston Boston Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s.

The Contenders

11 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.

A couple of great songs, unforgettable fire, New Year's Day, one etc. But passed their best a long time ago. Huge popularity but there's something missing, I think it's Bono. When younger he had the innocence, as they have aged you find for all his good intentions. His hypocritical cynical corporate management of the band leaves me thinking he's got more in common with bill gates than any musician. He's by no means the only one, Springsteen, sting. Truth is joe blogs isn't as gullible as they once were.Even my true u2 fans friends are cringed at his sermonising during their concerts. Like bill gates at poverty concerts asking people for money, yet every year he and Bono are richer still.

All of their music is hard to listen to but that's just me I guess. - Duality

After their Happiness Is A Warm Gun cover, they started to sort of fade out, with stuff like Get On Your Boots and the entire Songs of Innocence album.

No! Their new album has gotten great reviews! - Elijah_Cook

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12 Oasis Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

Completely unstoppable in the 90s, should have split after Knebworth or Be Here Now

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13 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

I agree, once Dave left, they were not the same, the energy was gone.

These guys aren't worth listening to after David Lee Roth left

Why is this band even on this list it is an amazing band

Van Halen got better Sammy Hagar is way better than DLR

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14 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.

Why is nirvana here? They only existed 6 years and personally I enjoyed all 4 albums

They have only been around for like 5 years, and all their albums are great.

In Utero was better than Bleach, idiot

Lol its because there are a lot of NirvaNOT people on here...don't you people get that?

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15 Genesis Genesis Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.

They weren't worth a bean after Gabriel left, they were horrible. But they achieved their greatest commercial success when they switched from Gabriel's lyrical genius to Collins' smarmy mushy dreck. Even more amazingly, Gabriel sold out too, achieving his greatest success with MTV fluff. All this made me realize that mainstream rock stank, and I left it for good because of this once great band that turned into wretched commercial harlots. Really annoying that they got rich by radically dumbing down!

I honestly don't like anything from them coming from 1978 or beyond. - isaaonrtdmtr

I prefer the Phil Collins era over the Peter Gabriel one. - HardRockSam

Terrible band

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16 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Still good, but Fallen is EASILY their best album, so much better than their other albums that it's crazy - EvilAngel

I disagree with people who said that Evanescence went downhill. All of their albums are awesome even if Fallen was my favorite - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

This band also has had regress but I still love them. - Fan_of_Good_Music

What people think they got worse? No way ok sure their older songs were better but there new songs are still great! If you are comparing their old songs to their new songs I don't really see your point - spodermanfan1000

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17 The Offspring The Offspring The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.

Offspring were going downhill fast but managed to turn it around. There biggest hit song (your going to go far kid) was released after there biggest hit album (an album bands release when there career is ending! )

The self-titled album was a great debut, ignition and smash were their best albums, ixnay and Americana were great. But conspiracy was awful, splinter was boring, and rise fall rage and grace was a rip off of Green Day. Although days go by had some really good songs in the beginning and end of the album, there was too much filler

Days go by is pretty boring too. But their newest song "coming for you" is awesome

After Americana, I gave up on them

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18 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

Went from an amazing influential rock band in a male-dominated music industry, to your average pop band.

All We Know was good, Riot was fantastic, Brand New Eyes was alright, self-titled was terrible. Obviously the Farro brothers were half of why they were so good.

These guys were so good. Then the farro brothers left. Obviously they had their reasons. But people shouldn't date in a band. Just ads up all the trouble. The first 3 albums were awesome. Then the new album. Jts not even thesame band anymore.

Yes the new albums ok I wish they
would of stuck with there old stuff

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19 Muse Muse 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 five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.

Just because they used to be rock but they went electronic with The 2nd Law you say they've gotten worse? They just experimenting with the music they've never made before and it's a great thing! If they always make albums which has the same music with their first album, then you can say Muse getting worse - matrixreloaded

Still amazing to those who have listened to the high profile songs on Drones. You know I am talking about Psycho, Handler, Reapers, and maybe the Globalist

What? Their latest album, drones, is an improvement on said albums, such as The 2nd law

If Muse stayed as they were with bhar they would be the perfect band but the resistance and the 2nd law aren't as good as the first albums

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20 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.

My Chemical Romance broke up and they never got worse! REMOVE THEM NOW!

They were never decent, which means that they could not of gotten worse. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Who th hell put them on the list

While they were never really bad, their last album before their break up was somewhat lackluster compared to their other works. But it's definitely not anything horrible. They were a pretty amazing band from start to finish.

My chemical romance is awesome and I wish I could’ve gone to a concert

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21 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.

It's hard for a band that only had four studio albums released in eight years to go downhill, especially when all four were just spectacular

Rage was great from their debut until their last album. Get them off the list.

Rage Against the Machine never was bad. They managed to make all 4 great albums. - CantFigureAUsername

Nu-Metal? Is this site high? - adfairhurst

Considering that Metal or Nu Metal is a subgenre of rock it's not high. - Idiot244

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22 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.

Sorry but Rock or Bust their newest album was one of the best albums they had in a while so can we get AC/DC off this list

When Malcolm and Brian left, AC/DC died. Axl sounds like a dying horse (He used to be awesome in the 80s/90s). I think Angus is the only original member. My 8 year old brother LOVES AC/DC and he agrees.

Black Ice wasn't really enjoyed so I might wanna listen to it.

Brian Johnson left, Malcolm Young left, Phil Rudd left...
Honestly, Angus Young should leave too. Amazing band, and its time for them to set it down. Legacy is immortal, but not if you end horribly.

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23 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).

Kid A ruined their music - Lord28

24 Mötley Crüe Mötley Crüe 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. V 1 Comment
25 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

They can give you heart attack. They haven't made anything good since the 70's before they sold out.

26 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

The only thing "funk" about them now is the occasional slap bass lines, but they basically transformed from an amazing funk rock band to a pretty average pop rock band. They were so much more creative in their earlier years, and Flea is the only good thing they have left. Chad Smith seems to have lost creativity in his drumming and Josh is nothing compared to John in my book. Anthony is pretty much the same though, just take out the rapping.

Is this a joke? Their first four albums were complete trash, and everything afterward was fantastic. They haven't gotten any worse since 1991. - Songsta41

They were actually pretty consistent. Don't know why they're on this list.

Man. I'm With You has been their only bad album in recent years. Come on, it was their worst selling album in 29 years!

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27 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 weren't that good to begin with...

I agree they were always garbage and they remain garbage to this day - Duality

They are no where near good

Pure cancer

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28 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

They used to be pure rock, and I loved it! They never failed to impress and never released anything bad. Their new album "Save Rock n Roll" was painfully sarcastic, and it was a wake up call. The only reason I still like the band is because of their earlier work, and I know what they are capable of. They could do great things like they used to, so there might still be some hope there.

Seriously? Compare "Centuries" and "Immortals" to "Sugar We're Going' Down" and "Saturday"

They're barely even rock anymore.

Don't get me wrong... I enjoy all four songs I mentioned but there's an obvious quality difference with the first two then the second two :( - Drum_Solo

Fall out boy have definitely gotten worse. They were awesome now they suck and mainstreamy annoying people like them. I mean a fans a fan but these fans are just annoying. They only know like immortals and have never heard of their old (good) songs. Their last album was just no. I was disappointed. I mean fall out boy you're better than that!

They have gotten worse. They are not rock anymore. - spodermanfan1000

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29 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.

Ever since the death of Dave Williams the band went downhill they change from Dave Williams to Jason Jones to Jason Jones to Ryan McCombs to Ryan McCombs to CJ Pierce This band got worse overtime since Dave Williams died

Let the bodies hit the floor,
let the bodies hit the floor,
let the bodies hit the floor,
let the bodies hit the... FLOOR!

30 Kiss Kiss Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

They were never good to begin with.

KISS IS GOD

31 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.

It got worse after Mercury died. I don't see why they would want to continue without him

Then though I LOVE Queen. I have to agree, they should of quit after Freddie's death. Made in heaven is a great album, but I'm not sure why they got Adam Lambert to sing in that band. - Mumbizz01

The fact that Jessie J performed with them in the 2012 Olympics is bad

32 Sepultura Sepultura Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura's sound varies by the album, from thrash metal, groove metal, and even death metal.
33 Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene. V 1 Comment
34 The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips

What happened to you guys? You guys were your own unique band. Now you're making songs with Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus? I'm praying that Wayne will finally wake up and realize what he's doing is dumb.

Just heard that they're gonna release an album with Ke$ha titled Lip$ha tomorrow. That just shows how low a band can even get.

35 Rush Rush Rush is 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). ...read more.

What the hell? Just, why? These guys are degrading only because of their age, just like Steve Perry. That doesn't mean they aren't awesome. - bighercules

Musicianship probably the best of all bands today. Simply the standard when it comes to playing.

You do realize they have gotten better and more somber, right? - Pony

They don't suck guys! What drugs have you been taking this band is amazing! p.s. Can I have some of those drugs? They sound good.

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36 Weezer Weezer Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

I loved the first two albums but things started going downhill after that

A lot of their music sounds the same to me, but I definitely don't hate it.

Weezer started getting worse with Red and then Ratitude and Hurley but with the release of Everything Will Be Alright In The End, things are looking up - Drum_Solo

I only like the blue album

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37 In Flames In Flames In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. ...read more.

"Sounds of a playground fading" had some cool songs, even if the band tryed going in a new direction. The newest album, "Sirens charms", however, was a huge let down. They aren't even metal anymore, they lost what made them cool; big time.

I have to agree on this one. Still a good band though. - IronSabbathPriest

38 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

In the earlier years, their music was AWESOME. Now... Now they got worse, and the songs just aren't good anymore. This is War was the last good album they released.

Who the hell is 30 seconds to mars?

39 Misfits Misfits Misfits are an American Horror Punk band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.

I love the misfits, but ever since Michale Graves left and Jerry Only took over this band went downhill. They just need to disband before it gets worse and their image is tainted completely.

40 Poison Poison Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

No matter what this band does it's great. Their latter stuff may seem so different but taste it another time and you will find that it sticks to you. And gets better all the time.

Poison should have poisoned themselves they suck.

41 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

They are bad but they are NOT a rock band

Their first two albums suck, "midnight memories" was ok and "four" was definitely the best one so far. They're not a rock band though & I still don't really like their music lol (although I honestly tried to give them a chance)

They are not a rock band and honestly, they have always been terrible

Who put the gods here? I love them because of their awesome and meaningful songs...They can actually sing though they aren't a rock band... Love you one direction. - zaynmalik2003

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42 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American indie rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
43 Static-X Static-X Static-X formed in Los Angeles in 1994. ...read more.

Wayne's voice got scratchy on the Cannibal and Cult Of Static albums - spiderskull98

44 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. 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 Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), ...read more.

Dear Admin, looks like there is a glitch in your website. Pink Floyd mustn't be here at all! Please fix the bug.

Their first couple of albums were magical. Later on however, Pink Floyd 's music became real depressing. I have nothing against Pink Floyd though, their great.

45 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.

Why are they here? - Rorywilbren

46 Marilyn Manson

His Trilogy will always be his best but his new album "The Pale Emperor" is pretty awesome WAY better than Born Villain. I think Manson is making a comeback - ComaWhite21

Even today he still brings out some pretty good songs and there hasn't been an album by him I haven't enjoyed some aspect of. But nothing since his "trilogy" has ever been as genius.

He just did a song with Gucci Mane two years ago. That just proves how much of a sellout he is.

Definitely looking forward Heaven Upside Down. - PewPewAssassin

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47 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

People change, and as their musical tastes changed, half the band left and things were okay at first. They put out another album (Vices and Virtues), just the two of them, and it was great! Then, they put out their 4th album, which was a rapid transition to pop music. They do have a single or two on the album that is good, but that's about it. I still love them to death, primarily because of their first album ever. Straight out of high school, they put out "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out". This is my favorite album ever. It changed my life, but when their 4th album came out, I was disappointed. Though it wasn't what I wanted to hear from them, I respect their growth and development as an artist. I am still waiting for the day when they go back to their baroque/burlesque/circus themed album. It just mesmerized me.

But can you really blame them I mean literally there is only one remaining original member of the band everyone else are just touring members

They made the most of their situation. They are still good but were much better before

Why are they on here? I actually loved vices and virtues and thought too weird to live is one of the best albums. Death of a bachelor was alright too!

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48 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

It's actually not that bad and very inspirational. Gotten a little soft over the years so maybe not a rock band anymore but very good. Please remove from list.

I guess its on here because their newer album is not as good as the rest I did not really enjoy Unleashed too much I liked feel invinsible from it and some song I forgot the name of but it did not feel like skillet - TheUltimateNavigator1

2006: Comatose, BRILLIANT

2009: AWAKE, pretty good.

2012: RISE, it's still above average, not amazing but about a 6.5/7 out of 10

2016: UNLEASHED, it's okay I guess? It just doesn't seem like much like skillet anymore

49 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.

They should even be on this list. Each one of their album is different from the other each one has a certain style in it because Led Zeppelin always had new materials and they were special because they have played different styles of music such as hard rock blues folk heavy metal even reggae. I never skip a song when I'm listening their music because they don't have a single song that's bad and I'm sure that they would have done so much more if it wasn't for their break up in 1980 when their drummer john Bonham died and they knew that they didn't have a choice because no one could have replaced him and things would never be the same.

Whoever put led zeppelin on this list needs to off themselves I like most songs on in through the out door (their second to last album) more than I like most songs on led zeppelin (their first) save Dazed and confused, good times bad times, babe I'm gonna leave you, and how many more times (the whole album is still incredible though) The only things you can say against them as they went on is Jimmy Page's heroin problem (which he beat after Bonzo died) and coda which really doesn't count because it's all the songs they agreed weren't worth putting on any album at thwork time, and even then some of those songs are really good.

Actually they have gotten better over time. Cause they had many rip off songs from their earlier albums. But they became more original in their later years. But those songs are unnoticed. Most people only focus on their ripped off songs. - zxm

Most of what they're remembered for is Led Zeppelin IV, after that it was still great but not that level.

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50 Who

You are totally WRONG!

First of all, why is there only Who, and not The Who? - waldo

They definitely went downhill after Quadrophenia.

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