Best Rock Bands of All Time

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221 Kansas Kansas Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind".

It is disgusting that this band receives so little to no public recondition, yet it easily deserves to be in the top ten of best rock bands In history. That may sound like an arrogant thing to say, but listen to the band there guitarist and you'll find they match the quality of Angus McKinnon Young, there drummer is unmatchable, there singers sing at the level of Freddy Mercury (not to mention they all play at least one instrument). They are unmatched all together and therefore forced me to spend 3 years trying to find a more perfect band -- none, even the Beatles, lead zeppelin, and Queen are out-gunned. Give this band a chance music lovers.

A very underrated band, known only for Carry on Wayward Son and Dust In The Wind, both of which are nowhere near their best song. They are, in my opinion, the best progressive rock band out there, or at least best American Progressive Rock band, and songs such as Journey From Mariabron, Lamplight Symphony, The Pinnacle, Miracles out of Nowhere, Magnum Opus, Lightning's Hand, Sparks of the Tempest, and A Glimpse of Home are really great songs, and I bet if you listen to them, you will find them better than most other bands, including many other Prog bands such as Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, and King Crimson.

Possibly best band EVER! An example of there greatness is their best song ever "Carry on Wayward Son"

These guys are great! They kind of remind me of the band Boston.

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222 Meat Loaf Meat Loaf Michael Lee Aday is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor usually known by his stage name Meat Loaf.

THIS is a rock band...Michael Aday's vocal performations are brilliant and Jim Steinman's songs are masterpieces, like the entire Bat out of Hell saga or Couldn't Have Said It Better...Even its greatness and to have one of the most sold albums of all time, it isn't recognized as it deserve, but with songs like Bat out of Hell, I'd Do Anything for Love or Bad for Good (with Brian May) they're at least one of the best bands ever

Meat Loaf?! You kidding me? Meat Loaf was a heavy metal band that didn't sing heavy metal. I mean what kind of song is I'll Do Anything For Love But I Won't Do That? Clearly he'll do anything for love because he disgraced metal and took a dump on some loose-leaf paper and put a slow tune to it. But I guess that's just the eighties. Metal bands in the eighties (excluding the actual good bands like Sabbath, Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Dio, Slayer, and Anthrax) had to have at least 3 crappy slow

Meat Loaf at 100 no way he should be in the top 4 With amazing Songs like Bat out of Hell Paradise by the Dashboard Light and Seize the Night - Greenday

I accidentally tapped the vote button while scrolling down on my ipod.

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223 Switchfoot Switchfoot

This is just sad. Heck, the JONAS BROTHERS are in the low hundreds. This band at least deserves a place in the top fifty, probably the top ten. Switchfoot's lyrics are pure and meaningful and relevant. Their music is moving like so few bands can pull off these days. Best albums: Oh Gravity and Vice Verses. Best Songs: Restless, Your Love is a Song, Dark Horses, Awakening, American Dream... This band deserves WAY more than what the world gives them, one of the few GOOD bands still alive and running out there. Thanks Switchfoot for giving me hope that the music industry isn't in ruins!

THEY ARE so so COOL MAN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! The person who has made this list... Please LISTEN TO DARE YOU TO MOVE! And YOUR LOVE IS A SONG! AND THEN GIVE ME REASONS WHY THEY aren't IN THIS LIST!

They're amazing. Just because they have Christian songs, no ones voting for them.

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224 Joy Division Joy Division Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.

The Manchester based Joy Division provided raw post-punk music that haunts and captures the spirit of existential horrors. With a mentally ill frontman, they gained success with the implosion of punk into new wave. A heavy and fantastic bass accompanies the monotonous vocals of Ian Curtis to create the legend of Joy Division, which will live on.

I'm speechless to see the god fathers of post post back here, no band will ever do what Joy Division did. Love will tear us apart alone is far superior than the complete works of other bands.

Linkin Park is in top 10? What an outrage. Joy Division should at least be No. 5

The greatest band ever. This ranking is a complete joke..

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225 Falling In Reverse Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

New band, made by the Former Escape the fate Singer, Ronnie Radke, After Returning from Prison, Ronnie made songs About his Experience in Prison, About ETf, And his life. Why I like this band is because, they are unique, their album was a hit, it had all types of songs, this band will be a big hit in the future

Deserve to at least be in front of Escape the Fate lol

Ronnie radke is the best

Best modern rock band! - Marvel_1William

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226 Foreigner Foreigner Foreigner is a British-American hard rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.

Wait! #179! Saw them in concert a few years ago in Vegas...they rock the house down! I didn't realize that they had so many hits...they are Top 20 at least! I became a fan in just one night!

Way more hits than most of these bands. Foreigner deserves top 50

Who the hell is doing these ratings?

This is a joke foreigner is top5

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227 Cage the Elephant

Really underrated. Probably one of the best bands to come from the 2000s

Bad-ass. Easily the best band making music currently - redwings56

! Number 291! Is this a joke?!?

Why in the world is this band in the 300s smh

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228 Bee Gees Bee Gees The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

Quite low for a band that sold 100 million records and had a zillion top 40 singles, don't you agree?

Thing about your love will thing be gees song! It should be top 100

Definitely, it should be at the top of the list. This great band is constantly overshadowed by the disco hits, when really they are so much more. They have great music from almost every genre. Barry still continues to crank out hits in the U.K. despite the loss of his brothers. How many other bands have as many great songs? Most bands at the top of this list are known for for the small amount of great work that they did at the right time. timing is everything for fame and legacy, but it never should overshadow real quality, which is what many forget.

It's a crime that Bee Gees aren't top 10, what though #255? they're THE band that defined 70s sound

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229 Bush Bush Bush are a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. The band found their immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA.

Bush deserves better than 361 they are a very important part of 90s music.

Not the best band, but had lots of decent stuff, should probably be higher - mtndewlord

WHY IS THIS IN 246? This band should be in the top 20. They were awesome in the 90's.

Bush is very solid. Should definitely be higher than this.

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230 Crowded House

Neil Finn is one of the best songwriters of ALL TIME. Seriously, the man is a genius - listen to any of their albums for definitive proof. Pure gold people.

Can't say enough about how good the songs are - never seem to lose their magic.

Temple Of Low Men and Together Alone are back to front masterpieces. Timeless music on par with any of the greats - Finn is incredibly unhearlded and underrated. Sublime.

Finns forever.

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231 Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.

Along with High On Fire, the absolute kings of all they survey. Every album is damned amazing.

The fact that this band is 200 spots behind that atrocious band Bring Me The Horizon is sad

Everyone in this band is awesome, all their albums are awesome, ergo MASTODON IS AWESOME.

I totally agree this band should be way higher than some of these rookie bands.

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232 Dead by Sunrise

Dead by Sundown

I love DBS but if there was't a band named Linkin Park. my favorite band was DBS for sure

233 Danger Danger
234 The Chariot
235 Framing Hanley

NIXION! Is hella sexy and his accent will make you giggle girls. His body isn't that bad either. My friend showed me this band and she was like hehe wait until you see nixion with out his glasses on well it was a pretty funny moment because I fell out of my chair but yeah check them out.

Framing Hanley are such an inspirational band and give so much emotion.

236 Dir en grey Dir en grey DIR EN GREY is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.

Great band, great songs... And the definitely most impressing vocalist there is. If they don't get into the top ten, I'm worried about the people voting here. Just because they're not an American band, that doesn't mean they can't be a whole lot better than them X3

They are genius. They create different styles. There is nothing, they can't do. Dir en Grey will never fade away, they will live forever and nothing will make them go away. Number 1, for now and ever.

Dir en grey are the greates band who make me discover the music. they are so energic and emotional! Every song is unique and so powerful! Thanks DEG for all those experience!

love them

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237 Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys

It is not a rock band at all... You have insulted the genre by inserting this band in the list. Where is Pink Floyd?

Since when Backstreet Boys has been rock? - Disturbedpotato

The world's best singers!

It must be there in top ten...

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238 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.

They're so amazing. I'd recommend it to everyone who absolutely loves heavy rock with amazing screams...

I cannot tell you how kickass this band is.. You should listen to their cover of dio's holy diver..

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239 Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal ...read more.

Stupendous music full of magic... I love their mythical tone, sometimes also so powerful that fills me up with a lot of strong emotions. - apouroiselle

My favorite band! Great songs full of meaning and talented musicians!

This group should be ranked much much higher at least top 50 phenominal musicians and songwriters

It's really sad, that UH so underrated band. They shuold be among the big ones (LedZ, DeepP and BlackS)

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240 All That Remains

Seriously, this low? The only reason must be that there ain't many that have heard about them, if you haven't you should listen to at least one of their songs for example: the waiting one is Awesome.

these guys are awesome from great singer to awesome solos

These guys are on the list twice

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