Top Ten Rock Bands Who Are Mistakenly Called Metal Bands

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The Top Ten

1 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.

I really hate the time when people call this band a metal band! Foolish people! - Ananya

They're Nu-Metal, not rock or metal - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Pure alternative rock... - somekindofaguy

I still feel like most of these bands are here just because some true metalhead don’t consider them metal because they are not thrash, death, black or heavy metal. lol - Mixer

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2 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy 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" .

Metal or not, I personally think they are a pretty good band. They're last album was very good - ryanrimmel

Pop / commercial metal, which destroys the very idea of metal.
Part of their stuff is modern hard rock.
Bottom line: not metal. - Metal_Treasure

Disturbed is definitely heavy metal/alternative metal

3 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. V 1 Comment
4 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.

He never claimed to be metal. Sure he's made some metal sounding stuff but he's more industrial/shock rock.

I'm not a fan, but he is definitely metal

I'm his fan and I'm assuring you,he's not metal.shock rock,industrial,alternative rock. - say10

5 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
6 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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.

After seeing this I'm still trying to figure out what genre this band really plays. so far I've seen their guitar riffs aren't metal (I don't know if its hard rock or not). but I'm sure that their solos are metal solos. Because there solos are quite heavy. Especially there solos have some metal licks. For example check the last licks of Afterlife. It's very fast. And I can tell it's a metal solo. I mean, I haven't seen any hard rock solo's lick as fast as this. Only metal solos licks are fast as these. - zxm

By the way, the are a metal band. Though they are not an extreme metal band and their music isn't very heavy but they could be called a metal band. M. Shadows vocal is metal, Synyster Gates guitar solos are also metal solos, well Rev's drumming beats and Zacky Vengeance's guitar riffs are somewhere between hard rock and heavy metal. that's why some call them non-metal band. But they are a heavy metal band. - zxm

Why they are here? they ARE a heavy metal band.Just listen their power chords riffs.Synyster Gates solos and Zacky Vengeance's riffs are heavy metal riffs. - zxm

They ARE a metal band.
Their music has all the characteristics of heavy metal:
- Mid-tempo to fast riffs.
- Fast drumming.
- Crunchy riffs.
- Hardcore basslines.
- Harsh vocals.
- Extended lead guitar solo's.

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.
8 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.

In fact Queen is more metal than Led Zeppelin is because Queen has a Metal song (Stone Cold Crazy) while Led Zeppelin doesn't - christangrant

Led Zeppelin themselves refuse to be labeled as metal. - Metal_Treasure

They are not satanic. There is nothing caked satan

If there wasn't Deep Purple,Uriah Heep or Black Sabbath at that time then they could be called metal. - zxm

9 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin
10 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.

The Newcomers

? Ghost Ghost Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 3 studio albums and 2 EPs . Each album brings in a new version of Papa Emeritus. Ghost ...read more.

I really can't think of them as metal. When I hear the word metal, I think of Painkiller or something. This is metal without the heavy. Still the best band of today though - SoldierOfFortune

The Contenders

11 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

I love NIN. They have some stuff that is metal, and some that isn't

12 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.

Even Korn themselves don't see their music as metal.

13 Red Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong.
14 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.

Chop suey isn't that metal...but every other song by them is! What are they even doing here?! - filuxx_

They're called a metal band because they are one... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

15 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
16 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more. V 1 Comment
17 Nonpoint

No Nonpoint is definitely metal, there's the signature metal screams and some fantastic metal-sounding solos. See the Miracle album for example. Also what are Disturbed and Bullet For My Valentine doing here? They're also very much metal, even if nu-metal. - NuMetalManiak

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18 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.

They are metal though... - christangrant

19 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.
20 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.
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