Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 5

81 Sum 41 Sum 41 Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist ...read more.

Sum 41 should really win this :) I think they deserve that because they really know how to rock the house, and they have everything a band could need. Besides, they rock live, and they play all kinds of different styles, from pop-punk to Heavy Metal

How can sum41 be at this position, in my opinion there music is awesome! More than that they play different kinds of music from punk to heavy metal. There first album all killer no filler is fabulous!

They are awesome. It's a tad sad that people can't understand that they should be way up there. That is all.

Sum 41 has song for every single mood that exists... they have lyrics that reflect hard times and inspire us to get better (for example: War), they have songs that people struggling through hard times can relate to, ultimately finding comfort in the lyrics Deryck sings because they CAN relate (as in Pieces, Sick of Everyone, Still Waiting, Walking Disaster...), and even have music for the outsiders that were looked down on (Fat Lip, God Save Us All (Death to Pop)). Long story short? Sum 41 deserves top 10, if not number 1. Amazing band.

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82 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Although they haven't been on the scene for very long, Imagine Dragons is a truly fantastic band. They have set the bar for future rock bands with their upbeat tempo and excellent blend of alternative and rock music. If you disagree with me, all I have to say is welcome to the new age.

Hello? No one has a brain this is the best band ever my favourite it's amazing

I know they haven't been around for a while only about a year or two but some of they songs are truly amazing if you don't like them then don't listen to them just to make fun of them. But I think if want to insult them, then you should try singing as good as them and putting a record out. Then you can insult them.

They should be so much higher. I mean, they're so successful right know, they have like nr.1 most downloaded rock song ever! And they've won a Grammy. I'm not saying they should be number one, 'cause thought they're my favourite, there so much more great band, but they should be much higher.

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83 R.E.M. R.E.M. R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry.

I don't think I have to say something about them... Just listen to them and you'll know why I was so shocked no one thought about them!

THE best band the U.S. has ever produced. You can debate this if you want but it is the carved in stone truth. Listening to their catalogue now, it hasn't dated one bit since it was made and actually sounds better and more timeless than ever. Dozens and dozens of classic songs that still alter the perception of life. Best album? Could be one of 9 different ones - very few bands can come anywhere near that claim and none can match the unbroken line of sublime quality they left. Should be top ten and much more revered than they currently are by all citizens of planet Earth.

WAY too low on this list - released by far the largest amount of classic albums / songs of any American band. Seriously, no other band comes near to the consistent volume of amazing work they produced, one album after another. From Murmur to Reveal is an unbroken chain of greatness with more greatness peppered throughout the rest. Those who love them know!

THIS is cool imagine dragons suck

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84 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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85 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 should easily be in the top 15. You could attend a three hour concert of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and listen to nothing but hits. Obviously because they have produced consistently great music for several decades. Do yourself a favor and listen to some of these great songs: Free Fallin', I Won't Back Down, Refugee, American Girl, Mary Jane's Last Dance, Runnin' Down A Dream, The Waiting, Learning To Fly, Breakdown, You Wreck Me, I Need To Know, You Don't Know How It Feels, Don't Come Around Here No More, Listen To Her Heart, Into The Great Wide Open, Yer So Bad, Even The Losers, You Got Lucky, Here Comes My Girl, Don't Do Me Like That, A Face In The Crowd, Apartment Song, Hometown Blues, It's Good To Be King, Southern Accents, The Wild One Forever, Something In The Air, The Last DJ...and there are so many more great songs you could listen too.
Even their documentary, Runnin' Down A Dream (film), is incredibly interesting to watch because it's ...more

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"

He is my favorite musician ever still haven’t gotten over his death

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86 Cardiacs Cardiacs ...read more.

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

Best band no one's heard

They're ok but a little bit weird... - uros

Who are they 0/10

87 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.

Name another band that was more influential than the dead. Factually impossible. Dead Heads everywhere - GreenRyan

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88 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.

This list is worthless if Fleetwood Mac comes in at 195. Rumours is the 8th best selling album of all time - they say that for a few years back in the 70s you could drive from the East coast to the West coast without ever being out of range of a radio station playing a Fleetwood Mac song. How on Earth anyone could think that the likes of Linkin-bloody-Park rate so highly by comparison boggles me.

One heck of a first rate band, from hard to soft rock...they go back and forth effortlessly. With great musicianship, expert writing, great lyrics, top 10 hits, great live performance and the yin and yang of male and female talent... These guys fly forever high as rock legends... And they are still performing one dynamite concert after another... The late 70's and then the 80's were helped shaped by this band... Plus all the intrigue going on in their personal lives, but it never got in the way of some outstanding music and mega hits. They owned the radio waves in their prime and the stuff still sounds good today... They were and still are an extremely cool band. Keep rocking' on Fleetwood Mac.

My passion! I rate best over all! From energy to passion to sound... it all has to meet... It is not about the guitar (of course important) but drums, beauty, guitar and stage it is all important. Go your own way is the definition for me. Lyrics, passion and talent... say what you will they are my favorite for a reason. I take nothing away from the greats... but this BAND is the best in my eyes!

What is this!

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89 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.

Seriously?
Well then, let's hang on in there - waldo

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90 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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91 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

I like Duane as a musician but I didn't like the slide solo on Layla...sounded out of tune and lost with the rest of the song...let me guess, you're gonna say the band was lost and Duane was in tune - frankmartin

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92 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

Love this band. Amazing voice, awesome music, and so far every single song I've heard from this is epic. Definitely my favorite band. - pikacory02

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93 The Kinks The Kinks The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.

MUCH greater than the Rolling Stones - should be at least occupying their spot on this list. Ray D. is the most sublime and humanistic of all rock writers - incredibly relatable in any era. He always composed from a strangely middle-aged perspective that sounds better the older you get, giving their music an amazing timelessness. If you've only heard You Really Got Me you are missing one of rock's greatest unsung catalogs.

The ratio of The Kinks importance to rock and to their popularity is so heinously skewed it beggars belief. Of all the big 60's birthed acts they seem to be the most underappreciated and forgotten. Not by me. Not now, not ever. Misfit and Sleepwalker until the end.

Old band but incredible! The best band you will ever hear! So much better than all the other bands! Could listen to the all day everyday! FANTASTIC BAND!

More good songs than any band in history. Most underrated band in history. Great live performances in the 80s. Very relatable to the common man.

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94 Burning Slow Burning Slow
95 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more.

Best Band Ever good Music, Lyrics, Band Members, Everything is good about this band nothing else better then most of the bands on this list. - FateGround592

A great band that deserves to be higher on this list

Great passion, music that relates to anyone, they deserve at least the Top 10.

I think they should be in the top 20 minimum

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96 Sublime Sublime Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.

One of the greatest bands ever and had one of the greatest bassist and guitarist you could find

This band really is great!

This is one of the greatest bands ever.

Bradley ya my boy

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97 The Band The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson ...read more.

The pinnacle of live, collaborative music with ultra-versatile, sensitive players who wrote their own script and did exactly what they wanted to do. No Band, no Eagles.

One of the three most important rock bands in history.

They must've taken a while to think of their band name...

It is disgusting how Asking Alexandria is supposedly better than The Band. - 445956

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98 Stone Sour Stone Sour Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor, Josh Rand and Roy Mayorga.

"SAY YOU'LL HAUNT ME". JUST PERFECT.
"HESITATE". SO TOUCHING - ahmerfazail

Stone Sour is way underrated. They deserve more love, and Corey Taylor Rocks!

Stone Soure are great... My favourite song Bother is one of the best Rockballades ever!

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99 Slayer Slayer ...read more.

Wow 70th this list is a joke

They should have System Of A Down's spot on the list.

Dis is my favorite band.. Even kirk hammet wore slayer shirt on their tour.. When Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was rushed to hospital with a mysterious illness, and was unable to perform at 2004 European tour, Dave Lombardo(Slayer's drummer)replace Ulrich.. Children of bodom n cradle of filth also played slayer's song as a tribute..2 times Grammy Award Winner for 'Best Metal Performance'

98? Nope. Just Nope. - GreenDayFan21

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100 Incubus Incubus Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; ...read more.

I can't believe you people don't see how great incubus is. Even if their new stuff is kinda soft, anything they make is better than anything a combined effort of all these other bands can make.

Incubus represente the real music, and I just wish that Incubus hit The LEAD of The Greatest Band EVER

Love the instrument, whether rock or slow it's still easy listening. The lyrics also represent our daily life, very match. The best vocal ever with gorgeous vocalist

Incubus with how they change modern rock is just flawless

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