Best Rock Bands of All Time

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221 Styx

A lot of the reasons for adults still thinking bands like Styx, Kansas, and Journey are any good are centred around pure nostalgia and lack of musical knowledge. This band in particular is merely a second rate amalgam of moments copied from superior artists - if you can't hear this you really should broaden your musical tastes.

Why is this band at #142 something wrong here. At least in top ten.

Styx is THE most underrated rock bands of all time. One the best live shows you could see with Dennis Deyoung as frontman. He ranks right up there as a singer. Seven top 10 hits and 35M albums. They might not have invented the power ballads or the concept albums or the three part harmonies but they were the best at it. They had a great run from 75 to 83. Not many have accomplished this. They should have been inducted years ago into the hall of fame. What a shame!

Really, Styx is barely ahead of weezer, the crappiest band ever, I'd rather listen to damn Taylor swift than weezer. And I hate Taylor swift

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222 Apocalyptica Apocalyptica Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén. V 1 Comment
223 INXS INXS INXS were an Australian rock and pop band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales.

Inxs is the greatest band in the world! They should be #1 on the list! Their hit including "Need You Tonight", "Never Tear Us Apart", "What You Need", "New Sensation", and even more will always leave a legacy in the rock n' roll business. Plus, they've dominated the world with their awesome music since the late 70's. INXS FOREVER!

This is a joke right? I've scrolled through about 50 bands I never even heard of to get to Inxs! One of the greatest bands ever! Live baby live enough said! - Davey7830

Why are INXS #248? This list is strange!

Come on! INXS at one time was one of biggest bands in the world..

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224 Kyuss

Eventually became Queens of the Stone Age
Awesome band

225 Foghat Foghat Foghat are an English rock band formed in London in 1971. The band is known for its prominent use of electric slide guitar in its music.

Another classic rock band. I think they deserve a higher spot than this. They're sort of Boogie Rock too.

Another Great Band. Vet your heads out of your asses!

226 Zebra Zebra Zebra is a hard rock band founded in 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It features Randy Jackson, Felix Hanemann and Guy Gelso.
227 Evans Blue

Their best song is probably This Time It's Different. If you haven't heard it yet, you're missing out!

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229 Tegan and Sara

Lol how are they a rock band?

230 Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.

QOTSA is the greatest band of all time. this list should be called best selling rock bands because that's what it seems like. the only reason QOTSA is so low on the list is because they didn't (and still don't) have a "genre hype train" to jump on. what I mean is: they are not "indie" (which isn't even a genre), they r not metal, they r not new wave, they r not punk rock, they r not grunge, they r not glam death thrash hardcore punk pop blues. many bands got popular because they had some stupid genre to be a part of like nirvana and pearl jam (grunge), Metallica (metal). I would just say "rock" to describe them. listen to SONGS FOR THE DEAF. that album...

Pretty tight band, shouldn't be this low, definitely one of the best modern rock bands around

I'm sorry, but if there's ANY musicians reading this comment please! Listen to at least their last album. If you really are a musician you'd note that they have an original sound, original musical constitution, they have good meaning, and well, they have great sound! This should easily be right behind all the legendary bands like Led Zeppelin, and DEFINITELY ahead of Linkin Park, Green Day and 30 seconds of Mars

What, this band I sone of my favourite bands of all time. They are so unique in everything they do yet so extraordinary and powerful. All their songs are like having an orgasm in your ears! Nothing captures pure modern rock like these guys. Plus Josh Homme is the ginger Elvis... so that kind of just explains everything.

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231 Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. As of 2010, the band currently consists of Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen.

For real one of the greatest bands of all time. Rick Nielsen is grossly underrated as an amazing songwriter and electrifying guitar player / fantastic showman. Just because songs aren't hits doesn't mean they aren't genius - go through their oeuvre and see how many gems this man has written. And stop lumping Trick in with crap like Poison and Motley Crue - they are in a totally different league!

One of those bands that pull a lot of disparate influences into something unique and magical. I remember how strange they seemed to me when I first discovered them, how unclassifiable but wonderful. Much greater than they are ever given credit for and one of the top 3 American bands. Undisputed rock GODS.

The first 4 albums are just classics and should be in anybody's rock collection. Zander one of the greatest voices in
Rock but also the band were also one of a kind. Their quirky raw pop punk melodic rock was very original and copied
By many since! Yeah they had the pop albums with hits but they were still good and they always put on a good show!
Many bands suffered from record company crap and they were one of them but their songs still sound great today!

Love them more than words can say. The day they were inducted into the Hall Of Fame was the day I started caring about it's existence. Even without Bun E. they are the best.

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232 St. Vincent St. Vincent Anne Erin "Annie" Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
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234 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.

Believers never die! And those guys are the best of the best! Awesomeness of Pete's lyrics makes me shivering after every word! Joe's solos are the most wonderful, Andy's drums are beating in the rhythm of my heart, and Patrick's voice takes me to heaven!

They are so awesome and is my favourite band!
I want them back
FALL OUT BOY NEVER DIE!

This is the greatest band ever the FOB is so rip off it is socially great pronunciation of them they are so awesome not just awesome coolest band in the world and 0.2% voted you got to be kidding me FOB is my favorite band and my favorite song is I don't care I really like FOB from every word of them I was happy they have been an outstanding band! Ever!

HOW SO LOW?! Their lyrics are so meaningful and you can tell they really try to make great music. ANYONE WHO DOESN'T LIKE FALL OUT BOY IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE! -Minion51

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235 Primus Primus Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys ...read more.

Primus has the best bassist in the universe, and all of the songs are awesome! Anybody who tries to beat Primus at being awesome will fail. Primus Sucks!

Primus deserves better than 139th place. Primus deserves to be in at least the top 50. Les Claypool auditioned to join Metallica once after the original bassist had died, and he didn't make it because he was too good.

Heh, it's a pity that not in first 100, but still good that in first 300

Best bassist ever, but he's practically the whole band.

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236 Lostprophets Lostprophets

1 of my favorite band and I love it so much their songs like last train home, where we belong, burn burn they all are awesome man... They know the real meaning of rock music

Lostprophets are the best. They really do know haw to rock. I love their songs like we bring an arsenal and where we belong. They really should be at the top 20 at least

They are immense fair play, I loves them I do butt.
Best welsh band! Cymru Am Byth!
Should be number one, Last Train Home and Rooftops are fantastic

I loved the album Liberation Transmission. Some really great songs on there!

237 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.

This top ten has every band in existence weezer deserves better ratings then this

Weezer are such an amazing band! All the songs are amazing and the riff in Dope nose is awesome. How can they be so low they could be top 20 at worst. They have so many well known songs I knew about half of them before I even knew weezer.

Weezer! I loved this band when I was little, and still love it! It's super duper best rock band. Led Zeppelin should be 2nd and weezer should be first! Jimi Hendrix should be three, and kiss should be four.

They need to be up higher. The problem with this voting thing is that people won't vote for a band at 231st

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238 Sex Pistols Sex Pistols The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history ...read more.

YEAH! they made a before and after in the world, ALL rock, punk and even pop! are ALL in some way inspired by the pistols and not ONLY music but attitude and looks etc...
they broke all the music rules and social rules that make our day now free
jonnhy rotten and steve jones were the first on earth to swear on TV! they did it on the bill grundy show jonnhy said "s***!" and then Steve said "you f****** rotter!" to grundy!
they are legends and without them the world wouldn't be the same!

when you think punk, you think the pistols.

In the 2 years they were active.. They started chaos around the world JUST THROUGH THEIR MUSIC.

It's enjoyable music.

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240 Melvins Melvins The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers. V 1 Comment
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