Top 10 Rock Bands That Have Gotten Worse Over Time

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21 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is a Nu-Metal 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

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22 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop 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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23 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?

24 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

One addictive beat in just one bearable song and that is it.

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25 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
26 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!

27 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

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

Anything after Back in Black isn't AC/DC. - FrozenHatingPokefan

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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28 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

29 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

30 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.

31 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

I haven't seen sound garden or godsmack anywhere on list, they are a hell of a lot better than some of bands you listed as best,

Ten was clearly their best work, followed by Vs then Vitalogy, which were their first three albums. Sure they're music took a turn for the worse in 1996 (but they were still amazing), but people always forget how they got better again starting in 2003 with Lost Dogs. - Songsta41

They were a cool grunge band, but they only had one hit album.

They fell off after yield - Sabbath

32 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.

33 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.

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

34 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian 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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35 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
36 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

Well I wouldn't say their new music is bad but it is way different from their older music. - spodermanfan1000

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37 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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38 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

What the HECK? They aren't getting worse or declining in talent. Just because they are getting older (Neil Peart is 63 and Geddy and Alex are 62) doesn't mean that they lost their talent. If I was Geddy at this point, I wouldn't be able to belt out Tom Sawyer as well as in my prime either. - Ku

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

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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.

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