Best Rock Bands of All Time

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102 The GazettE The GazettE The Gazette, originally known as Gazette, is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002. The band is currently signed to Sony Music Records.

I can't describe this band with words. They're... The only musicians who can make music that makes me cry. Gazerock is not dead! And as long as it exists, I want to support the GazettE with everything I have.

THEY. ARE. FANTASTIC. Their music is amazing, on the stage they are gods. I never saw a band like GazettE, the vocal has such a wonderful voice, and he writes lyrics that make you cry. And they have the best guitar and bass solos ever...

The GazettE pays so much attention to sound quality, texture, tone, composition. They have everything from ballads to upbeat dance to plain old hard-core ROCK. Try listening to Filth in the Beauty, an old classic, or PLEDGE, which is their newest single. Time and time again they've come out with impressive albums like Disorder, NIL, Stacked Rubbish, and DIM. They've grown from a small, unknown group playing at local livehouses to playing at the Tokyo Dome just this December. The GazettE is the fastest rising Jrock group in Japan - perhaps even in the world - and they deserve every last bit of fame they get.

GAZEROCK IS NOT DEAD! JAPAN REPRESENT! - tiffanyho

They are just...AWESOME!

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103 Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention The Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California that served as the backing musicians for Frank Zappa. Their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows.

It seems that most people who vote on this list don't know about FZ at all. Great intelligent lyrics, incredible music, in many styles (we call this: Zappa style). Most underrated guitar player. Fantastic live entertainment. And also: the good humour on stage. Just take a look of youtube videos in the 1973 era: Jaw dropping musicianship. Great musicians played with FZ, but he made them performing to their best. 63 official albums. No compromise. No bull. No substitute. Still sound fresh after all those years. Thank you Frank.

sorry, but Zappa in 171 place? Has anyone voting in this pole ever listened music or they just hear. Zappa is an innovator in music, from music to lyrics to stage show. He was a real musician who had knowlledge of synthesis and of his instrument. I see groups in this pole that are not bad but they have no history to back up their existence.

NUTS! Zappa is only here because most people have never heard his terrifyingly awesome music. Frank was a musically savant so far ahead of his time and beyond us normal humans, its difficult to capture his genius in a few words. I'll just say WOW! Thanks so much Frank. You were the Mozart of your time.

Should be higher. Love Zappa - Jiorl

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104 Death Death Death was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.

I can't believe how DEATH is so underrated. Chuck Schuldiner is one of the best song writers ever.

Because death sucks. Sucks harder than cannibal corpse or deicide. I love its album called "Human" though. - awanshrestha

There probably not very high because there not well known outside the death metal community which is pretty underground when compared to the Beatles

Where is the Death Metal genre when they were here?
Who is it's pioneer and main progenitor?
What was the name of it's metal Genre? ? Metal
Yes you got it...
Hey don't you see the name think again...

Why tf is this in 85th?!?

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105 Panic! At The Disco Panic! At The Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

P! atD has THEIR OWN STYLE! Not many bands can come up with something completely original and be successful at it! - BulletStreet

How couldn't they be awesome? They had so much success when they were only 17 (most of them), they didn't sound the same with their second album, which makes them a unique band since nowadays, most of the bands always sound the same despite their years of career, for example: Green Day; and also, even though there are only two of the four members, they keep making music and amazing many people with their energy at the shows.

Panic! At The Disco is such a great band.
Brendon Urie has an amazing vocal range, his voice just demands attention
Their style is unique and with every album their is something new
Not to mention Spencer Smith is such an awesome drummer!

Wait, why is this all the way down here. This should at least be in the top 5

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106 Hands Like Houses

My favorite band forever. They should be in the top 10. Trenton Woodley is an amazing singer and the rest of the band is amazing to. Listen to their song A Fire on a Hill.

They deserve to be higher than this. Their song "I Am" is the best

107 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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108 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.

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!

I never understood why everyone underrates The Kinks as a band! They have everything you could want such as great lyrics, great instrumentation, a sense of humor, and great vocals! The Kinks have also been around longer than most of the bands on this list and they hated each other - TheThomasThomas

Started with American blues, changed into very English style. Unique group in rock music.

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109 The Rasmus The Rasmus The Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in upper comprehensive school.

The Rasmus is a great Rock band. They make beautiful music with lyrics written by heart. They put all their feelings and full energy into their songs. Besides The Rasmus are even very kind as just persons. They make you feel like (at least to me)that you are still someone and they make you feel happy. They are such kindhearted persons who create wonderful music what touches the deepest part in your heart and also make you to sing a long and Rock around. Without them, there wouldn't be such an amazing, unique, sensitive and beautiful band. They really deserve it to be on number 1. The Rasmus forever!

They are just perfect guys! Yeah, I understand! Scorpions, AC DC, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Metallica! They are great! Wonderful! But The Rasmus are something unique! And I Assume that when they will have a 30 years old carrier they will be better than now! In my opinion of course! They should be higher! And I'm sure there are many people that they agree with me!

They should be in the top ten at least! I love them with all my heart, they have the best energy ever in their music! Just go to a TR concert and you'll see what I'm talking about! People are always criticize them... They don't understand the main! The Rasmus are so underrated and misunderstood! They deserve more success and the most of success! The Rasmus 4eva!

The Rasmus... Are the best friend when you are in pain... Their lyrics are awesome... So pure.. So deep... So magical... They deserve a spot at least better than nickelback!

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110 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

Nine Inch Nails, comprised of Trent Reznor, has got to be the most original band out there. His dark, self loathing, and ambient beats are something completely unheard of when he started out. Trent's not in it for the money, he just does what comes to him and he'll always be remembered for that. In short, NIN rocks!

Nine Inch Nail's lyrics can connect with most people in the world, on a personal level.

Nine Inch Nails is the band that psychologically reaches the fragile heart of human being. When a heart broken, they'll get it fixed.

How are they not higher on the list...

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111 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.

Lol this band sucks. Only the non-savage emo losers listen to this crap.

This band is 100% garbage.

They deserve to be in top 10 at least. I used to love them, and I am still big fan! - Tesu_Cassells

I love this band even though danny left they are still a good band

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112 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!

Come On guys! R.E. M on 123? They made awesome songs for decades! Love 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.

What are they doing at 101. place? Should be in Top 20. One of the most influential bands ever.

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113 Saxon Saxon Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. As one of the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums. V 1 Comment
114 Motley Crue Motley Crue Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.

Motley is the definition of rock n roll! Those guys live and breathe rock n roll! Excess is best, that's their motto. I still cannot believe those guys are still around to tell all the stories. I have been a huge fan since I was 5 years old. And all original members are still doing it together after more than thirty years of decadence. It's very rare I love motley.

80?! OMG... How about Number 1?! Come on.. The ENTIRE Feelgood album? Girls Girls Girls.. Kick start my heart.. Voters are sad...

Seriously?! This low? What other band could defy the grim reaper on many occasions, argue to the point of threatening each others lives, and STILL kick ass any time they are onstage or in studio? Motley Crue is the best rock band in history! They are my SAINTS!

Motley Crue is the best damn rock band known to man this website is a joke. This is an insult to Motley Crue. They are not #137

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115 Triumph Triumph Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States.

I love Triumph and I think they should be in the top 30 with all the other bands I like because it is insult that great bands like this one are under stupid **** that no one as even heard of like seethe and that this entire thing is based off of some **** votes and that bands like seethe should be above any other bands.

This is astonishing how Triumph is not higher on this list. They're the perfect power trio, and each of them are among the best in their respective fields, ESPECIALLY Rik Emmett. Seriously folks, if you think any other band but Triumph stole the show at US'83, you're simply wrong.

Love Triumph Rik is my fave guitarist. One of the best Canadian bands along with April Wine and Rush.

116 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch is the best hard rock band ever. First of all Thousand Foot Krutch is a Christian band so they have great lyrics. Second Trevor Mcnevan is a great singer, screamer, yeller, rapper, and song writer. Third, Thousand Foot Krutch is very unique and has a lot of different genres including Rock, Hard Rock, Hip Hop, Ballad, Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop Rock, Rap, and Punk Rock. Forth, Welcome to the Masquerade is one of the best Rock albums in the world. And fifth Puppet is the one of the best songs in the world it a great rock song and a great rap song.

I think Thousand Foot Krutch deserves a higher spot than 341. What don't they have that a great rock band should have?

By the way, why isn't Relient K or Hawk Nelson on this list? They are awesome rock bands, probably even better than Thousand Foot Krutch.

Thousand Foot krutch is like Eminem, Linkin Park, and Skillet all combined. Except better! TFK rocks!

This band is just AMAZING. Trevor Mcnevon's voice is splendid. Their guitar riffs are amazing. The quality if their music is marvelous. Their songs such as welcome to the masquerade, shook, move, war of change etc are impressive and the music juts gets to you. If you haven't listened to them I suggest you should. Basically everyone over here just votes for the most popular bands and not the good one and listens to the popular ones only and hence bands like tfk are underrated.

This band is one of my favorites - wrests

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117 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...

Great CANADIAN band.

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118 Motorhead Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed ...read more.

Haha yeah right, motorhead is apparently the 294th greatest rock band in the world... Right?
people are stupid these days, I'm 18 years old and still rocking out to classic motorhead everyday

The best rock band on the world.

Only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud...

Go and see them finish a set with Bomber, Ace of Spades and Overkill
Then compare it to any other 15 minute setlist from the band you rated.

The heart & soul of british speed metal, RIP Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister

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120 ZZ Top ZZ Top ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.

I can't believe ZZ Top didn't even make the top 100! There was pop on the list above these guys! They created some iconic guitar riffs and are one of the top names in southern rock!

ZZ Top sucks! They make the same stupid songs about girls and money over and over again!

Zz top is probably 1 of the most influential rock bands and quietly crack out hit after hit... Don't believe me try getting front row tickets for 1 of there concerts

They are trash and and have no talent

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