Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 7

121 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.

122 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.

There just isn't enough of a legacy of great music to really be considered. One album? - frankmartin

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123 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.

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

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

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

The gorillaz aren't even rock. Just because you have a guitar player in your band doesn't it a rock band. - ChefSkinner

What SO LOW

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124 The Smiths The Smiths The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

Seeing The Smiths this far down doesn't surprise me at all. One of the best bands in the history of music indeed, they have influenced every single act that has come out of the British rock since 1987, but they wouldn't be The Smiths if they achieved mainstream success. The Smiths stand for the outcasts, for the outsiders, for the alternative. Morrissey's lyrics entwined with Johnny Marr's melodic guitar playing gives us the most prominent songrwiting partnership since Lennon/McCartney. However, honey is not made for the lamb's snout. Let them stick to Linkin Park and Chester Bennington,30 seconds to mars and Avenged Sevenfold while we listen to the real thing.

Absolute travesty to see the genius of The Smiths so far down on this list. Daring and never seen before lyricism, one of the best guitarists to ever exist and hugely underrated bass and drums from Rourke and Joyce. This band has inspired the likes of the Oasis and Radiohead for crying out loud people!

No other band had more influence on 90s alternative singer-songwriters as Morrissey and The Smiths. Without The Smiths, "emo" would have never existed. Morrissey made it OK to say exactly how you felt about being awkward, nerdy, geeky and misunderstood. Johnny Marr's famous guitar stutter effect on "How Soon Is Now? " would forever change the sound of alternative rock guitar forever and spawn thousands of copycats.

genius.

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125 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

What? ANTHRAX IS 168? THEY ARE AWESOME! Its like people wont even try and give them a chance! They have brought out amazing songs over the past years, as well as albums! I can't even see why no-one would vote for them :/

Best band ever. Dude they are the thrash metal pioneers. There songs are simply awesome. Whether it be I'm alive, in the end, caught in a mosh or Indians THEY ARE ALL AWESOME. Can't believe THEY are not in this list.

Such an underrated band. Best bass, best lyrics, best vocals, and even the solos are amazing.

If you want them higher on the list then put them on a thrash metal list. - frankmartin

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126 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.
127 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

This is the best band of rock I have ever heard, I LOVE this band its so awesome I think this band should be first cause really admit it its to awesome to be here I think its number one I my heart and here it has to be too ;) THIS BAND ROCKS

BLACK VEIL BRIDES ARMY FOREVER! They are going to change the world with their music..

They taught their listeners -
Remember not to bleed..
When you feel alone I will always be there
We are the Fallen Angels and we won't cause the pain
Grab your weapons now and we'll run against the crowd...
AND!
TOGETHER WE WILL SET THIS WORLD ON FIRE; THIS IS THE NEW RELIGION.. AMEN!

I really like this band, this band inspires me. I will continue to support the BVB. One of them by introducing the music of BVB in my country Indonesia one of them make a forum BVBarmy on Social network

Best band ever. that's it.

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128 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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129 Queensryche Queensryche Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob.

Oh my gosh whats that 199?! Quensryche is in my top ten. Operation Mind-crime for ever.

The album frequency unknown with weight of the world and cold was amazing

I vote for Queensryche

Monstruous band, Geoff Tate is as a good singer as Freddie Mercury. Two fantastic guitarists, tunes never to be forgotten and as good unplugged as electrified. Open your ears right now!

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130 Bob Marley and the Wailers Bob Marley and the Wailers Bob Marley and the Wailers were a Jamaican reggae band and, earlier, a ska vocalist group created by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Some say that Pink Floyd is the most influential band of all time, this is debatable. But,BMW is the band that embraces more culture than any band ever assembled (so far in history) just to be objective.

I really think these guys should be number one. Bob Marley and the Wailers aren't just a band. They give people hope when there is none. Their lyrics are so touching. And even someone with serious depression would be happy if they listened to their songs.

Has anyone heard of Saxon, no, that's what I thought. BMW should be in the top ten (along with the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and those guys).

Why is this 122! Wake up people

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131 Oasis Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

I've been listening to just about every kind of music, and Oasis is the only band that never dissapoints me! Noel Gallagher is the best songwriter of the last 20 years. Thank you for the good times Oasis!

How are Oasis #54? The Best Band to come out of Britain along with The Stones and The Beatles, But Oasis took inspiration and raised the bar to where it's never been, Noel writing songs wit unbelievable meaning and thousands of people relate to his lyrics, mix that with the attitude and arrogance of the best frontman there's ever been, You can't get any better? Manchester was the place to be back then!

How is Oasis at 53? They were the inspiration for all us growing up in the 80/90's. Some say they are not the best because they did not complete a world tour but does this really matter? They remind me of a time a long time ago when the world was easy to understand

Best band to come out of the uk since the Beatles. Period.

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132 Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys are an American hardcore punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band was one of the first American hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the United Kingdom.

Probably the scariest sounding band ever. And it fits them well too. The stuff Jello Biafra wrote is can mess with the sane part of your brain. Their lyrics had sarcastic dark humor that were extremely brilliant and focused on major social problems in America. Jello's voice is so weird and unique too. And East Bay Ray is a great guitarist. Add to that very good bass playing and crazy drum beats that will send your already spinning head spinning even faster.

A lot of their lyrics are still relevant.

Not just greatest punk band in the world but also greatest band

Great band
Truly underrated these days

133 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years are an American rock band, formed in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1999. The band consists of Jesse Hasek, Ryan Johnson, Brian Vodinh, Chad Huff and Matt Wantland.

This band isn't that bad I like them.

134 Pop Evil

I never herd of this band but it sounds stupid

This band sucks

135 Godsmack Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.

They may not be super popular but are definitely under-rated! They kick ass!

True! They kick ass! Definitely underrated... Hope they rise up soon to what they deserve

One of the most underrated bands of all time. I think they should definitely be higher on this list. If you haven't listened to them already I highly recommend that you do. Also, if you just listened to Godsmack and denounced them as an Alice in Chains copycat, you're wrong, go listen to their other stuff like Faceless or Awake.

1Korn
2Metallica
3Godsmack
4Slipknot
5Disturbed
6Linkin Park

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136 Fozzy Fozzy Fozzy is an American heavy metal band, formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 by lead singer Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward.

I think Chris Jericho has very good voice,... Fozzy is one of the best heavy metal band ever

Fozzy is the best there is the best there was and the best it ever will be... There deserve a higher place

The only reason people know this band is because of Chris Jericho

Fozzy is ver y good band. Their newest album sounds like oldshcool metal. But at live session Chris Jericho can't sing like on record.

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137 Nothing More

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138 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy 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. -

Lol joke, a7x has really far rank from this amazing band? Should I hack this site?

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139 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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140 Weezer Weezer Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

This top ten has every band in existence weezer deserves better ratings then this

Weezer are such an amazing band! All the songs are amazing and the riff in Dope nose is awesome. How can they be so low they could be top 20 at worst. They have so many well known songs I knew about half of them before I even knew weezer.

Weezer was very influential in the early and mid nineties, and despite less popular albums in recent years, they still have had a permanent stamp on modern rock. They obviously deserve to be much higher on this list, and without them, rock would not be the same.

This list is bulls*it

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