Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 6

101 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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102 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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103 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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104 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
105 Dire Straits Dire Straits Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.

Do The 'Walk Of Life' 'Romeo and Juliet' did. Gosh Dire Straits are like the 'Sultans of Swing' giving us 'money for nothing' but I love that the band is like seeing 'Brothers in Arms' 'Twisting by the pool'

Dire Straits probably is not the best band but are one of the best rock bands and deserve to be at least in the top 20.

Mark Knopfler is also one of the best guitarists I have heard. ROCK ON DIRE STRAITS!

I honestly can't take seriously someone who votes for Guns 'N Roses and says "Best guitarist ever: Slash". That person really never listened to Mark Knopfler.

The sucking on Guns N Roses is ridiculous. They're a teen band who made suckcess (long story short, suckcess is a reference to Bob Dylan) in the eighties and nothing more. Dire Straits was the biggest band in the world in the early eighties, but they did it with mature lyrics, great melodies and the damn best guitarist of all time.

Dire Straits' lyrics were between the best of the eighties (that counts Bob Dylan, who did a terrible decade in the 80s). Dire Straits' albums count the second best of the eighties (losing to Paul Simon's Graceland). And Dire Straits is probably my favorite band (Pink Floyd is also awesome, I'm in doubt, but seeing this awesome band this far from the top was outraging).

If you hear albums like Communiqué, Making Movies and then their masterpiece Brothers In Arms, you'll know what ...more

My favorite band ever. Musical genius= Mark Knopfler. Telegraph Road is insane!
My list would be Dire Straits, AC/DC, The Beatles and all the classics (Black Sabbath, The Who, Rolling Stones, Rush, CCR, etc)

Dire Straits is my favourite band. Mark Knopfler is incredible, nobody plays the guitar like he does. The majority says that Jimi Hendrix is the best guitarist ever: well, he was the most influential, but he couldn't play like Mark at all. Mark can make you cry and can make you have goosebumps just touching the strings, Hendrix doesn't that. Mark wrote unique solos and wonderful songs: Sultans of Swing(Live At The Hammersmith), Tunnel of love, Telegraph Road, Romeo And Juliet, Expresso Love, Walk of Life are just perfect songs, with good melodies, superb solos, an excellent drumming and great bass lines. Mark, Pick, John and Alan make me feel better every time I listen to a Dire Straits' song. Now I am a guitarist, thanks to this incredible band. Thank you Mark, you changed my Life. Making Movies is a perfect album. And the band that made it is just 156th on this list... What a shame.

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106 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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107 Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Arcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

Pure perfection. They have no bad songs/albums to date. Everything of theirs is golden. - InsertNameHere

The Strokes and Arcade Fire are so low on the list. Why do idiots have such a hard on for Coldplay and Muse

This band should be in the top 50 they don't deserve to be in 430 listing too tier songs wakeup the suburbs no cars go etc their one of the best rock bands of the 21st century vote now

Underrated. - Alpha101

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108 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.

109 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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110 Sonic Youth Sonic Youth Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up.

What is wrong with you people. No band is more original than Sonic Youth, they basically shaped noise rock and made there own style of music. They have not made one bad album (excluding NYC Ghosts and Flowers, nobody liked that crap) and every song is different form the last.

Long live Thurston Moore, Lee Ronaldo, Kim Gordon, and Steve Shelly.

One of the most important bands ever!

Greatest American band next to R.E.M. A similar catalogue of nothing but quality, groundbreaking and influential music that almost nobody can match.

Best band ever. - JCHOW

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111 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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112 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 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

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

They are trash and and have no talent

Clearly you're just a teenage girl who sits and acts like Panic! At The Disco and My Chemical Romance changed the world. - HardRockSam

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113 Chevelle Chevelle Chevelle is an American rock band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler.

Oh my god this is the best band ever started! I'm actually really surprised because The Red and Send the Pain Below were up near the top of lots of rock charts when they came out. This band has better songs than those two! The amount of great songs they have is astounding and I never get tired of listening to Pete Loeffler's vocals. He can hit every note with precision and he is one of the top 10 male singers of all time. The guitar riffs are hard to get bored of. Some of the bands on this list aren't even real rock bands, like Panic at the Disco. This band should be top 10. So should Tool

Chevelle are one of the best rock bands of today! Sci-Fi Crimes is an instant classic.

They have been doing so good, from the first time I hear there music I really fall in love especially with the track I GET IT, it also sound so good.

CheVelle, a 3 piece band who have consistently created some of the best hard rock music since 1999.
On Chevelle's 2001 album "Wonder What's Next", the guitar tones from Pete Loeffler's PRS/Mesa combos are still unmatched. Chevelle's earlier albums (Wonder What's Next thru Hats Off to the Bull) showcase Loeffler's high pitched, melodic vocals which are complimented perfectly by his low tuned (Mostly drop B and A#) guitar tracks.
Chevelle's later albums (La Gargola and The North Corridor) feature the band after front man Pete Loeffler ditched his iconic PRS guitars to expiriment with other guitars (mainly rare Fender baritones), along with different amplifiers, and effects. Although incorporating more fuzz and reverberating effects, Chevelle kept true to the music style that set them apart from other bands of it's genre throughout the early 2000's to present day.
Chevelle should be more famous, but in a way I'm glad they aren't.
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114 Seether Seether Seether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.

They are the BEST! Think they actually saved my life a few times, whenever I'm pissed off or sad I just play some of their songs. They're way to unknown!

For being from South Africa, a place of more native and traditional music, they help bring great hard rock and relatable lyrics and melodies to their listeners. I believe they deserve to be listened to and be agreed to be top 100 at the least.

Seether brings a new genre to rock, something no other band can bring to the party! So many of the bands above them are just copycats, taking what someone else did, mimicking it, and getting famous. Seether is totally original, and a powerful rock band.

Seether is by far the best band, of any genre to come out of SA. They should definitely be in the top 100.

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115 Rob Zombie Rob Zombie Rob Zombie is an American heavy metal musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His career launched in 1985 when he formed the heavy metal band White Zombie. Following their breakup, he began a successful solo career. Zombie began directing in the early 2000s. His most famous movies are ...read more.

I think rob zombie is great and awesome but holly cow is he far down on the list this proves this list is all opinions

Rob Zombie is my favorite singer and he's music is amazing and I love his new song Get High

I love the song Dragula! One of the best songs ever written!

Overrated. Worst lyrics ever.

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116 They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.

I'm pretty sure they would be considered one one the best rock bands of all time if they would have gotten the fame they deserved.

They used to be great, now they're making music for preschoolers (literally).

The only song I really know by them is "Istanbul", but they sound really good.

WHY...

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117 Focus

Four outstanding musicians including two geniuses - Jan Akkerman and Thijs Van Leer. What a band. The brilliantly insane Hocus Pocus, the majesty of Cathedrale de Strasbourg, the magical Sylvia, Tommy, House Of The King.

118 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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119 The Cure The Cure The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.

The Cure best band ever! Love it since 1992. Great sound, lyrics, Robert is the best. Disintegration, pornography, the head on the door, kiss me kiss me kiss me, wish are a good example how good is the band. In the eighties they released their best albums, and in the 90s and new millennium still rocking!

Robert's voice is perfect, he is genious and The Cure is really GREAT! They have a style, Disintegration is perfect, but there are many hits from other albums.

disintegration BABY, ITS HEARTBREAK HEAVEN!
they've had ALL kinds of awesome hits and no one's even putting it on a list!

#1 Band!
1. The Cure
2. Nirvana
3. The Rolling Stones

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120 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'

In the metal scene: a bit overrated

Outside the metal scene: underrated

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