Best Rock Bands of All Time
The Contenders: Page 4
Best grunge band, one of the greatest hard rock sounds that I have ever heard. Just listen to "Jesus Christ Pose" or "Fell on Black Days" and you'll know what I mean. Should be much higher. Amazing riffs, Chris Cornell provides powerful vocals. Trying to burst back on the scene, 2010-2011, but popular culture now seems to disregard decent music...
Soundgarden are the Fathers of Grunge! They changed a whole Genre of Music! Chris Cornell's Vocals are Unbeatable! Thank God They Are Back! Rock On Soundgarden! You definitely Deserve to be in the Top 10! You are #1 to Me!
Soundgarden was a great act live and on CD. They were so powerful and could have been greater had they not broken up. Bon Jovi wishes they were as great as Soundgarden.
Underrated bandV 20 Comments
Boston is amazing! Their songs Don't Look Back, Smokin', Peace of Mind, Rock and Roll Band and More Than A Feeling are BEASTLY! How do people think Metallica is better?!?! Boston should at least be in the top 10! GO BOSTON!
My favourite band. I love every single song (well, not in the new album :-D). Amazingly melodic solos (hitch a ride), incredibly catchy riffs (More than a feeling, peace of mind... Etc), best lead singer ever, innovative and very talented guitarist... EVERYTHING is great about this band. But the main reason I love them is because they totally changed my point of view on music. I don't remember the last time I was listening an album from the beginning to the end without skipping any song. every damn song is impressive AND is fun to play (yeah I play guitar). Their songs are not that difficult to play on guitar, but man, I wonder how did they come up with them. To create so many catchy but yet good quality songs.. You need some real talent and that is what Tom Sholtz have (and did I mentioned his guitar sound). Oh, and if you can sing like Brad Delp (THAT VOCAL RANGE! ) than I bow before you. And still, they are not that famous as they should be. These guys should be standing right next ...more
These guys are amazing, they are perfectionist, that is prob. why they are not still working out new albums, but they are what I think of when I think of "the perfect and". They are not in the top 10?! - Baltimore1993
Best bandV 33 Comments
That's pretty funny, considering that about 130 bands rated ahead of them never would have existed if it weren't for the Velvet Underground.
What's the Velvet Underground doing down here? They set the pavement for the punk genre, wrote probably the most prophetic album ever and sang about things that N.W. A would be singing decades later and you give 149. Best rock band next to the Beatles.
Why are they so low. They're about one hundred times better than zed leppelin or any of the other bands on this list. Lou's vocals and guitar work along with John Cale's experimental genius is essential to all music that came after it. They influenced leigons after scoring no hits and no albums that cracked the top 100. As Brian Eno said: "only about 1000 people bought velvet underground records, but everyone of them formed a band." RIP Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison
You can't top the banana.V 17 Comments
Absolutely amazing! Sad to see them so low on this list.. They are brilliant! The first song I heard by them and actually noticed properly was the song 'Clocks'. It has an otherworldly sound. Awesome band.
Oh come on, I never expected Coldplay to be in such a low position..! Coldplay has produced some of the best rock music ever! Same goes for U2 and Oasis, why are they placed so low? Coldplay is simply awesome!
Coldplay I think has produced more classical music then any other bands in the world
They should be in number 1V 271 Comments
Surf Rock-Genius. Baroque Rock-Genius. Psychedelic Rock-Genius. Brian Wilson-Genius. Mike Love's voice was nasal and attracted millions. Dennis was th showman. Carl's voice was heavenly. You seriously have to stop listening to Bieber or Gaga if you don't rank them in the top 3.
How is the Beach Boys all the way down here?! It should be in the top 10 at least. Kinda proves that the Beach Boys, despite the praise from Pet Sounds, is one of the most underrated bands of all time. It was/is the American counterpart of the Beatles! Also shows how they've struggled badly with their image, which is a massive shame, especially with brilliant albums such as Pet Sounds, Smile, Wild Honey, 20/20, Sunflower, Surf's Up, Carl and the Passions - "So Tough", Holland, etc. They should be remembered from them, not their surf crap! Besides, Brian Wilson is a Genius!
Not even in the Top 50?! The Beach Boys are arguably one of the greatest bands in history. Their surf rock songs are catchy and memorable (even charting in the midst of Beatlemania), but their true ability blossomed with Brian Wilson's amazing songwriting. "Pet Sounds" is groundbreaking, and its predecessors "Today! " and "Summer Days" are great as well. "SMiLE" was set to also be one of the greatest albums of the '60s before it was shelved, and even after Brian's breakdown, they released great tunes all through the decade. Their harmonies are also unbeatable.
WAY too low down here. - GreenDayFan21V 31 Comments
Listen to Zero, Blackbird or Metalingus and you will see why they deserve to be called the best Rock Band... no, the best band... of all time.
I love their songs I love their sounds.. Of course there are so many bands which already be famous like Metallica iron maiden... But we talk about ROCK BAND and ALTER BRIDGE deserve to be more and more votes..
I don't even like alter bridge but I recognize them as quite a sturdy band I don't have any recommended songs to show as examples-but get this-on most sites MOST sites not all, Mark Tremonti is considered a legend of a guitarist, and a gentleman, Myles is middling and when collaborated their music can generate a vast quantity of feelings-be it congenial or detestable-even as to one whom does not enjoy their music. And... therefore makes the band palatial somewhat, which is a brilliant standpoint to ANY band's career, which why the band should make it near top of the list
Alter Bridge is amazing. How they're so low on the list baffles me. Besides, bands like Metallica are more metal than rock (they're a great band though).V 61 Comments
They fantastic! Amazing music for all times! - DeDoDoDoDeDaDaDa
all three band members were unique, extremely talented individuals, and it shows in their music...should be in top ten
I think a lot of people forget what a great band The Police were because of Sting's insufferable solo career. Too bad, because they were incredibly unique and had a collective chemistry that none of them have matched on their own. Sting wrote tons of classics while he was in the group and they played them incredibly. A shame about all the later lounge jazz then.
Such a unique sound to them. Really no other band sounds like the Police. They just make you tap your foot and make you feel goodV 30 Comments
Genesis has my vote for greatest band in the history of music! It's a shame that 99% of people are only aware of their mostly mediocre 80's pop output. I think so many people would be surprised at the sheer songwriting talent of these guys after a little digging into their older pre-1980 material.
It really is like listening to two completely different bands, especially when Peter Gabriel was still the lead singer. I would recommend the following albums to get a good representation of their older material:
- Selling England by the Pound (1973)
- A Trick of the Tail (1976)
- Seconds Out (brilliant live album, released in 1978)
You might just be pleasantly surprised by what you hear! Probably the most unique sounding band ever.
It's a shame that this wonderful band is not higher on the list. They made great progressive music in the 70s' and great pop music in the 80s'. Genesis put two legendary singers on the map (Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel). Keyboardist Tony Banks is a fantastic musician and song-writer and Steve Hackett is an innovative guitarist. A perfect band I think.
Genesis are greatest live band in history. You all need to check out: Genesis Live, Seconds Out (their best), and Three Sides Live.
63? Are you kidding me? Genesis deserves at least a spot in the TOP 20V 32 Comments
Yes has always been my very favorite progressive rock band. The way Steve Howe plats the guitar is just amazing. Jon Anderson and Chris Squire vocals are magnificent. And all together Alan, Rick, Steve, Chris and Jon make one of the greatest English bands ever!. I just love them!
This is just such a unique and wonderful band. From the most delicate passages to rattling the floorboards they are amazing. - Dallas
Yes are the pioneers of progressive rock. King crimson is credited with starting it all, but Yes are the only band to take it so far. They have made so many masterpieces, I don't care what anyone says. Yes changed how I listen to music and how I see life, they are still active today after 44 solid years as a band, they should be number one! YES for the win!
To be continued - DisturbedpotatoV 20 Comments
Got to go with Alice. His original band put out some classic albums like "Killer" and "Billion Dollar Babies" which are essential for any hard rock fan. Alice went on to a successful solo career which is still ongoing and he set the standard for all theatrical shows. Despite his age the guy still is a great live act and still records terrific albums. - hardrockfanatic
Why is Alice Cooper so low? He deserves to be in the top ten. Not only does he have killer music but he's a showman, which makes his performances all the more interesting. Most bands do music alone but don't put on a show. He's also one of the Gods of Rock and one of my Rock and Roll idols, along with Ozzy Osbourne and Steven Tyler. Both have done music with Alice, too. Alice Cooper should be in the top ten!
Simply the best rock performer. Nice and gorgeous. Elected, Department of Youth, The Black Widow - the real rock anthems.
I love Alice Cooper's music!V 12 Comments
Arctic Monkeys are definitely top 10 or 20 material. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not is the fastest selling debut album in the UK, and it's a shame they aren't higher. I could understand that the Beatles, Metallica, Nirvana, etc. Are higher than them, but really? Tokio Hotel is in the top ten? Anybody who appreciates well crafted indie rock music will love the Arctic Monkeys.
Best Indie Rock band of all time, deserve top 50 status, listen to the first 2 albums. - 20STM
Quite simply and easily the greatest Rock band to come out of England, better than Beatles, Queen, Muse etc.. Just listen to a single song by this band and you will be addicted.
The Arctic Monkeys are awesome but I don't agree on them being better than The Beatles.
Can't believe it took so much time to find my all time favorite band here. They are BRILLIANT. Best band formed in the 2000 for sure.V 47 Comments
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE at 66? You people are so ignorant and need to WAKE UP!
This band is what every band should be like! All these punk bands now days cry about wanting to commit suicide and stupid stuff like that.. They think the "I'm so messed up" persona is "cool"... That's lame, this band mixes some of the most appealing sounds and lyrics about world issues that will be sure to get you banging your head, and most certainly change your view of the world!
Awesome band music is suppose to inspire you listen to How I Could Just Kill A Man and don't tell me it doesn't just wants to make you pull the trigger - RAGE
When the average first pick up an electric guitar, naturally, they strum the strings in an experimental manner. But, the average RATM fan picks up an electric guitar and flicks the "toggle" switch on and off to create an even COOLER sound.
Rage has influenced many guitarists around the world, including me. Tom Morello is THE guitar player. The fact that they lasted less than 20 years collectively breaks my heart.
:( please reunite.
That's actually true for me when I started to play electric guitar, and he probably inspired me to do so. - Feirceraven
Rage are class how are they not in top 20 OR 40 OR 60 there so influential like they have some rubbish like the whole of Evil empire except bulls on parade but really 69 REALLY you have some rubbish on this list as well such as Linkin Park who are in the top twenty which blows my mind seeing that rage are ten times better than them AND THAT FIRST ALBUM IS MAGIC...
KILLING IN THE NAME
TAKE THE POWER BACK
BULLIT IN THE HEAD
KNOW YOUR ENEMY
ARE LITERALLY awesome
Better than in the end and numb which sound exactly the same for some reason but really it's not just that there's bands like Coldplay in front who aren't even rock and TESTIFY SLEEP NOW IN THE FIRE AND RENAGADES OF FUNK ARE SICK AS WELL.
1. Led Zeppelin
2. Rage against the machine
5. Queens of the Stone Age
6.Red hot Chile peppers
As diverse as any band on the planet. Formed in 1968, toured every year from 1968 until 2012... Over 3,000 concerts. 2 #1 albums in the US both of which had one 45 min song of each of these albums... No other band can match that. Grammy award winner for best Hard rock album in 1989. Sold over 60 million albums but that figure has been bandied around since the 70s... Probably closer to 100 million. They played blues, they played acoustic, they played hard rock, they played metal, they played world music. They are my favorites and would you believe after all of that, they are still not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Linked Park are in the top 10 and Tull sit at 94? Get a grip of yourselves... Vote Tull!
Jethro Tull has to be in the top 20 Rock n Roll bands of all time. Possibly the best live show I have ever seen and I have seen some of the best. Can play blues, hard rock, ballads, etc and play them all equally well. Ian Anderson has to be one of the best rock musicians of all times. Plays everything, great vocals, rivals Mick Jagger on stage and plays the damned flute on top of everything else. I have seen them 5 times, most recent in 2002 and they still cook. As talented and versatile as any rock band ever. They can go from Aqualung to Wonderin Aloud and take you to two different places immediately. Definitely top twenty all time and have been touring from 1970 until recently, so what? Over 40 years. Incredible.
On this list, they are higher than Genesis, Yes, AND King Crimson, as probably the 3rd highest Progressive Rock band. In the best Progressive Rock bands list, they came in 9th, which actually seems very low, since I thought they would've been 6th once I first saw the list. In 1971, they released Aqualung, which was said to probably be one of their best, and in 1972, Thick as a Brick was their first album with a 45 minute long song. Rush only wrote a 28 minute song, Pink Floyd a 26 minute one, Genesis a 23 minute one, Yes an 18 minute one, and last time I checked, King Crimson never wrote any songs over 12 or 13 minutes. But who cares? I don't. Still though, they are a much better band than Genesis, Yes, and King Crimson. The only progressive rock bands better than this are Pink Floyd, Rush, and Kansas.
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Marilyn Manson is so cool and so underrated. He's not a bad guy but he's blamed for so much. His music is misunderstood and he gets so much more hatred and criticism than he deserves. And despite his music, he's a very nice and very intelligent guy. Even watch some interviews with him. I have a lot of respect for him. I saw him in concert with a friend one time and I had a great time. People also focus on his looks too much; underneath the makeup, he doesn't look that bad. But it's the personality that I care about. I love him! He's amazing!
Marilyn Manson isn't the greatest band, but really is a very good one. The only thing that holds Marilyn Manson back from being absolutely fantastic is the unfortunate truth that the band doesn't always have a consistent level of great content, in my opinion. Some songs could truly feel emotional to me, while some would sound like what an angry teenager would listen to when their dad pisses them off. Albums like Born Villain make me want to puke, but albums like Mechanical Animals or Holy Wood are works of art to me.
W-O-W. I love MM, he and his band are pretty cool, whenever I feel down, it just picks you right back up with that sorta mellowed out evil sound.
He has a unique style, he has the best attitude and beliefs about life for a rockstar, but few people can understand him.V 19 Comments
Just hear their songs.
-Herman li is the best on guitar.
List of musics to hear:
-FURY OF THE STORM
-OPERATION GROUND AND POUND
-TROUGH FIRE AND FLAMES
212th place? Everyone in this whole band has talent, and it shows in their shredding in every single song. This list isn't that good anyway; bands like Metallica and a few others in the top are pure metal. Dragonforce is a mix of power metal and rock.
A great band who does a great mix of rock and power metal. They actually take time to create a good rhythm, lyrics, and solos, unlike many other bands that just scream into microphones, and just wail on the guitar.
I'm laughing at the name...V 19 Comments
OMG dudes look at this comment, seriously I dare you. These guys are like one of the only bands I know of today that actually play decent rock music. LIKE REALLY?!? these guys are the best rock band out today and just need to get some recognition for that. Please take some time to listen to quality music. They Give off like 4 or 5 genres. Maybe thats why there on so many lists. The Strokes are a great band that are just not heard of, making better music the frickin Metallica who should just be at a stupid metal site instead of rock. Really guys? just listen to the strokes a little bit and you will never go back. Every one of there albums keep getting better. Makind covers of a bunch of magazines and people are still to ignorant to try to listen to them. Really? Just listen to the song undercover of darkness, or razor blade or last nite. Great songs, great band, give these guys some credit
I can't ACTUALLY BELIEVE HOW FAR DOWN THE LIST THEY ARE, THIS IS THE WORST THING I'VE EVER SEEN. The Strokes are one of the best bands of all time and I'm not just personally saying that - they create music for all moods, all people, with all tempos and pitches and instruments and wow sorry I just can't get over the number 87. Songs ranging from Games to Soma to Tap Out.. Completely different yet the same in some ways.. I will never forget this band and they deserve to be in the Top 10 for sure. Wow
BEST BAND OF ALL TIME! If you like music you like these guys its as simple as that. How they are ranked 110 on this list is beyond me. They're number 1 in my book. With songs like NYC Cops and Barely Legal they are the best thing to happen since the Beatles!
There are really few people left in the industry of music who could still be called artists and they are one of them. thank you for providing us with beautiful musicV 22 Comments
Under the Table and Dreaming, Crash and Beneath These Crowded Streets are three of the best albums ever made. Crash is absolutely brilliant. There is not a single song that you want to skip and every song on the album could be your favorite song on the album at some point. It is a testament to the quality of work these guys are capable of that their recent albums, although they are not all that bad and do include some radio hits, are very disappointing to anyone who has listened to the first three.
I have an issue with DMB being 33 on this list. There is no sound around like their sound. Live performances are spiritual experiences and they can play absolutely any genre of music like the best. Dave gives the music such a unique vocal sound and every single one of the band members are greats in their own right. Greatest Jam Band of all times - no doubt
Dave Matthews band... They are the greatest band ever. It is just extraordinary the capacity Dave has to create bread taking songs out of day to day experiences; and also be able to create social complains against injustice politics and so... Crash into me, Dream girl, Spoon... And they don't need no monumental scenarios they are Art, simple, and everlasting.
Definitely better than SUM 41 and Papa Roach. Should be much higher on this list.V 11 Comments
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band is one of the greatest bands ever. At least top 25 if not top 10. They have this crazy vibe when they perform. This is the worst list ever... Backstreet Boys? Bruce just by himself deserves a top ten spot! People need to listen to more good music... Metallica... Psh...
If bruce gets in at 62, behind linkin park and pink floyd, then the genre of rock really has been completely ruined. This is really embarrassing. Bruce and the e street band are one of the greatest groups of all time. They should be in the top 10 at a minimum. They're 23 of all time in any genre according to rolling stone mag. One of you might want to listen to bruce just one time. Enough with all this crap. I know I'm talking like an old man. I'm actually 13. My chemical romance ahead of Bruce? Cold somebody please grow ears?
Come on people, vote the e street band up! Can't be true that they're under tokio hotel and 30 seconds to mars -. -
This guy should at least be Top 15 come on guysV 40 Comments
Very good music and unique vocals
great sound, really awesome lyrics, great for when you just wanna chill, listen to some great Rock and just perfect for parties!
Possibly one of the most energetic and talented rock groups of all time, yes, they are no Gun's or Roses and will never have huge mainstream success. However, every lyric, every riff and every baseline works perfectly for every song and quite possibly Jacoby Shadix is one of the greatest, albeit, underrated front man ever, and boy do they give a kick ass live performance. At least deserve to be in the top 25 for me!
Bro this band is so awesome they play the best songs like still swinging and where did the angels goV 13 Comments
It's so absolutely ridiculous how low the are how could bowling for soup or lmfao which isn't even rock -its pop (and really bad) go before shinedown who did second chance, what a shame, breaking inside, call me, miracle, bully. Every song on the album sound of madness was amazing and brent smith their lead and songwriter is brilliant with his lyrics and has the best voice ever he can go higher than anybody EVER his voice can be sugar sweet when he goes high or gruff and sandy when he goes low- who does this list?
How can you go wrong with .45
Absolutely amazing band - a song to describe every possible mood anyone could ever be in, with so much passion in Brent's voice for simple man and call me, and incredible power for sound of madness and cyanide sweet tooth - too name a few. Despite not being in the public eye they have still sold 10 million albums worldwide - they need more appreciation
Come on these guy are awesome I saw them in concert and they gave us chocolate how sweet is that and they were so nice they help a poor girl out getting hurt in the pit a bunch of drunk guys kept hitting her he call the m out and got them kick out. so these guy should be higher than this there music is amazing and so are theyV 27 Comments
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