Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 5

81 The Strokes The Strokes The Strokes are an American rock band formed in New York City in 1998. They consists of Julian Casablancas (lead vocalist), Nick Valensi (guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist), Albert Hammond, Jr. (rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist), Nikolai Fraiture (bassist) and Fabrizio Moretti ...read more.

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 music

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82 Dave Matthews Band Dave Matthews Band Dave Matthews Band is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer/backing vocalist Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore.

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.

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83 311 311 311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills.

311 is one of the most underrated bands in USA. Beautiful Disaster is a great song! This band with Social Distortion is the best Punk Rock bands in history. - ReservoirDog

They have the funk like know one else has - landocommando88

Actually the Ramones are.

Investigate 311

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84 The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.

They are improving as they get older which is ridiculous, and the talent they have had at guitar over the years is staggering... Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks. All of these guitarists are in the top 100 guitarists of all time.

Duane Allman was voted by Rolling Stone magazine as the no 2 guitarist of all time. Wayne haynes and Dicky Bets who also played with the band wore in the top 30. The band it self is in the Rock and Roll hall of fame. Don't you think they should be on this list.

After nearly 40 years of great music, this band sounds as good as ever. 7 musicians with talent like no others. "WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE ABSOLUTE BEST 'BAND' TO EVER TAKE A STAGE. " - mdp1970

The Allman Brothers at number 111, you've got to be kidding. You've obviously never listened to any of their albums. How is it possible that Lenard Skynard can be voted so far ahead of the original kings of southern rock?

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85 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

The best Hard Rock group in the world! There are a lot of beautiful tracks for example: Still Loving You, Send me an Angel, Wind of Change, Living for tomorrow, No one like you, Rock you Like a Hurricane, Cost to Cost...

SCORPIONS IS THE BEST ROCK GROUP! KLAUS Maine FOREVER! STILL LOVING YOU, WHEN THE SMOKE IS GOING DOWN, WIND OF CHANGE, HOLIDAY, WHEN YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE... THIS SONGS ARE WONDERFUL. LISTEN TO THEM AND YOU UNDERSTAND!

I was planning on voting for Queen when I noticed the Scorpions. I never expected them to be recognized as one of the top ten bands ever. I have now voted for them, being my favorite band and all. - sorpah

Scorpions should be in the top 20! Most of their songs are truly wonderful!

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86 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 1976, the band's original lineup was Tom Petty as the lead singer and guitar player, Mike Campbell as the lead guitarist, Ron Blair on bass, Stan Lynch on drums, and Benmont Tench on keyboards.

What an insult. Tom petty and the Heartbreakers should be In the top 10. Over 30 years of great music and their live performances are as good as if gets. Tom Petty is a brilliant singer and songwriter, Mike Campbell an AWESOME lead guitarist. Benmont Tench, a phenomenal piano and keyboard player. Ron Blair, Scott Thurston and Steve Ferrone complete this fantastic Rock & Roll band. I do miss Howie and I love them all. As the saying goes they just get better with age.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are such an amazing band. They are so dedicated to the music and have never tried to pander to the "Powers that be"

They hold over 50million records

How can you even compare Nine Inch Nails to Tom Petty?

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87 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band The E Street Band is an American rock band, and has been musician Bruce Springsteen's primary backing band since 1972. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

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 guys

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88 Shinedown Shinedown Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.

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 they

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89 Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. ...read more.

One of the last true rock bands that were around before rock "died". STP embodied the classic rock n' roll sound mixed with the grungy 90's sound. The members exemplified the sex, drugs and rock n' roll cliché to record breaking heights! Through hell and high water, the band kept entertaining us with beautiful, hard hitting tunes, cancelled shows and heroin abuse.

The 90's wouldn't have been the same without Interstate Love Song, Plush and Big Bang Baby. Their final eponymous album was, is and forever shall be a tribute to their total mastery of rock and their total indifference towards it. Just amazing of you ask me.

I've always love STP's style over any other band. They should be higher.

STP Must be in the top 20

I prefer twenty one pilots myself...

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90 The Black Keys The Black Keys The Black Keys is an American indie rock and blues rock duo, that was formed by Dan Auerbach (Vocals, Guitar) and Patrick Carney (Drums). ...read more.

The Black Keys is a wondrous band, and to me, Attack and Release is their best album, with Brothers as a close second. Attack and Release is when the Black keys decided to add more musical complexity with different instruments and more interesting production than their earlier things, though they have always made great music.

Lol 106 smh. This band is just TWO GUYS. And they still blow away most current rock.

These guys are going to go down in history folks. Easily top 5 current bands and that is being conservative. I honestly can't think of another band still making music who could be better than them.

Easily one of the greatest rock bands ever. Give them like 5 more years and people are going to be comparing them to Led Zeppelin

Best real rock band out there today. Great lyrics, great all round sound. No fake just old school rock.

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91 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.

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...

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92 Gorillaz Gorillaz Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.

The Gorrillaz aren't even rock but they're still really awesome

This AMAZING band has an AWESOME history, has made WONDERFUL songs, won GREAT awards, is BRILLIANTLY unique and I simple love everything about it!

This band is amazing. Legendary, compared to the crappy bands that made it higher than this.

Gorillaz is rock mixed with rap mixed with a bit of pop so it is technically a rock band - venomouskillingmachine

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93 Collective Soul Collective Soul Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in Atlanta, the group consists of lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin, drummer Johnny Rabb and lead guitarist Jesse Triplett.

This band has the amazing ability to sound both chill and heavy on their songs. For a perfect example listen to their self titled album. It's such a fun record to listen to and has a good mixture of hard rockers and chill layed back songs. If you don't want to listen to the whole thing just listen to these tracks: The World I Know, Smashing Young Man, December, Gel and Bleed.

0% of votes?! Collective Soul is one of the most iconic rock bands of the 90's, and came out with some really good material. Top Ten? Probably not. But they're a heck of a lot better than 146. Don't judge them by Shine, their biggest hit but really not their best song.

Some of the bands in the top 20 are pretty cool, but not having this one there was unbelievable! People, please!

Such an underrated band! Great live band!
At least get the 7even Year Itch (greatest hits) or DOSAGE! Ed has an amazing voice! Been around 20 yrs & rock as hard as ever! -- Heavy, She Said, Run, the World I know, Tell Me Why, Gel, Listen, etc. They had 7 songs hit #1!
You guys need to be homeschooled!

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94 The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, rock, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, space rock, for live performances ...read more.

There's a saying that applies to the Grateful Dead...

"to those who know, no words are necessary; to those who don't know, there aren't enough words"

interpreted means if you are a fan of the Grateful Dead and have seen "it" (which means loosely you have seen a band be able to turn an aircraft carrier on a dime) then there are no words needed to describe this to you, because words could never do it justice anyway. However if you've never had the pleasure to experience their live prowess or their music, then there's no point trying to find the words to tell you what they're about because again, there are no words that could do what the Grateful Dead did justice. It wasn't just music, albums, concerts, etc. It was a band that came from a place and time that represents an ideal, but their music is full of cautionary tales as well as celebration.

Ignore the posts that talk about anything but the quality of the live concerts. Although the Deadhead world contains some posers and other tone-deaf monkeys who think that the Dead was a cult, the Dead was actually never supposed to be about vibes, culture, record or ticket sales, or popularity, or whatever else. It's really about the musical interplay of several gifted musicians over 3 decades (the last real Dead show was in 1995, no matter what the remaining band members want to say about the Jerry-less 2015 shows at Soldier Field). In the "jam band" space, and in my opinion, in any space, they were the best live rock group of all time.

Really, there is not nor has there ever been a group like The Dead. Unlike most bands, The Dead never played the same show twice - they had well over 100 songs in their repertoire and few, if any, dogs among them. Because they didn't get much air play and the recorded versions rarely captured the "live" sound, they probably didn't win over many fans through those venues. But, if you saw them in concert and got to know some of their songs, then you know that The Dead rate at or near the top of this list.

Hands down the best band just listen to one of there live shows, there is nothing quite like it.

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95 Cardiacs Cardiacs ...read more.

Yeah... I heard their music before. Great, just not my favorite...

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96 Heartist Heartist Heartist is an American rock band that started in Southern California in 2011. They formed in early 2011 after guitarists Jonathan Gaytan and Tim Koch left their band, found Bryce Beckley, who had also left his band, Evan Ranallo and Matt Marquez, who was playing with Norma Jean.
97 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.

2 good reasons why they use these masks.
-To scare off pop fans who would go insane after hearing their greatness.
-To stand out of a pack of other rock bands. In a giant clump of rock bands, it would be very easy to pick them out of the bunch.

For those times when you just need to release your anger!

Everyone in this band plays at least two instruments. they have awesome musicianship. Sid wilson is a great DJ, Corey Taylor can go from singing to screaming better then anyone else, Joey Jordison is the fastest drummer of all time and the best metal drummer. there guitar and bass is nothing special but it is far from bad. Listen to Sulfur and dead memories. -

This list is a joke, this band is 1,000x better than most of the bands in front of them. They should be at least top 10!

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98 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

Paramore! Such a fantastic band with front girl Hayley Williams kicking ass! in her strong vocals

Paramore's songs give us courage.
I get much more power after I listen to paramore's song.
Hayley is my role model by the way
And the members care about their fans.
They love us!
They share the pics and videos often
And let their fans know that where they are where they are doing!
So Paramore is the best band without a doubt.

PARAMORE IS AWESOME! THEY NEVER GIVE UP, HAVE GREAT, INSPIRATIONAL LYRICS WITH FANTASTIC UNIQUE MUSIC WITH THE BEST FEMALE VOCALIST

There's just a vibe about them that can make anyone love music.

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