Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 8

141 Dio Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

Ronnie James Dio - forever in our hearts -

Wow, really, 96TH! Dio has the greatest singer, and they had 3 whole albums where all the songs were perfect! How many other bands on this list can honestly pull that off?

Please tell me, why aren't this and Deep purple tied for 1st place?

Dio is obviously known for their first two albums, but there are some hidden gems on their 90's albums. I wish I loved Dio as much as I do now before Ronnie died. He will never be forgotten. - Edgelord

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142 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.

1 of thrash metals big 4 is here that is sad

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143 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).

Well not perhaps rock... but self contained genius full of love

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144 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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145 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

Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top above them? There's more rednecks on this site than I thought.

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146 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

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147 Pop Evil

I never herd of this band but it sounds stupid

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148 Upon A Burning Body
149 L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.

They can make the crowd sing in Japanese in unison! What greater band can do that? Make half of the world sing to your songs? That takes true genius and talent.

They simply get their messages across through music that can seep in to your veins. They can hypnotize you and make you sway to words that are foreign to your ears.

They had stayed for 20 years and their music kept on expanding. You can't contain them within just one genre.

The best part is they are a band but still keeping their individuality as persons. They come together and they bring in a sound like no other.

A band that transcends language and has gone on a tour around the world despite singing in only a language native to their own country. L'arc-en-Ciel creates the most wonderful music. With hyde as the vocalist with the sexiest voice, tetsu with his steady bass beats, Ken with his silky guitar moves, and Yuki with his fantastic drumming, this band is not one to be missed and they age like wine, getting better and better over the years. Happy 20th anniversary, and I will be your fan always!

The music they have produced, is just like their name, which means rainbow. The style/genre changes slightly from time to time, but yet, always nailed in with true L'Arc~en~Ciel flavor. There are not many bands out there who can make it to 20th anniversary, but they have done that, and showing no signs of stopping. They slowly taking over the world, and if you haven't heard of them, you had better be, because this is truly one of the best band in the world.

Best of all time can't describe how awesome this band is.hyde definitely had a golden voice.he sound even better in live

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150 The Misfits The Misfits Misfits are an American Horror Punk band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.

The best horror-punk band ever!!!!
jerry only is the best - yoponcho

Thanks to my uncle who showed me this band, I got into them. I'm wearing a Misfits shirt at the time of this comment. - Mumbizz01

One of the most influential punk bands ever but I hate it when people wear shirts they don't even know about

151 Within Temptation Within Temptation Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.

Within Temptation is my favorite band! They have the most amazing songs like "What have you Done", "Mother Earth", "Angels" and much more. They are the reason I hear metal music I really ADORE them! You should definitely hear this band you will change your mind about metal :))

The best symphonic rock band in the world, worthy to be the best anywhere. You did not listen to their music? So do it! And Within Temptation becomes part of your life!

Within temptation are amazing! With a front singer like Sharon den Adel, how can't they be! There a mix of symphonic rock and metal and they even once used rap. If you like metal, rock, symphonic music then go, find and listen! :-)

Jillian and Angels are real great songs

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152 Rainbow Rainbow

Blackmore is a mental legend this band made an impact before they played a note. Bonnet sounds like no other, instantly recognizable.

The most underrated band in the history of rock. During the Dio years, their music was legendary. They had made some of the best songs ever.

Rainbow "Rising" classic album recorded by rainbow in 1976. Saw live the same year, totally awesome experience. Definitely don't agree with the rank of 126 they deserve better. Well here's my vote - Rainbow Rock!

What? 127? really? This should be top 5, with deep purple, led zeppelin, black sabbath, etc...

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153 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!

Awesome band and they deserve more respect

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154 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.

This is the best band. Why it is in 147 it should be above 20..

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155 Ill Nino Ill Nino
156 Psychostick

My favorite song by them is orange - Gigan

Normal stick

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157 Trivium Trivium Trivium are an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released seven studio albums and nineteen singles.

Ascendency is the best metal album I've ever heard. need to be up there in the top 25 atleast. Matt and Corey are two of the 20 best guitarists alive today in my opinion. Paolo plays bass like nothing I've ever heard, and Travis is just hands down the best metal drummer - mike2fristick

I was starting to think that Trivium wasn't on here. Avenged Sevenfold sucks and comparing them to Trivium is like asking if a lion can kill a cat. - Trivium

This is so badwhy trivium in this list they should be in top 20, they have the best metal songs ever they are nu-Metallica.. A7X are nothing they are a normal band but trivium a perfect metal band I've never seen in my hole life

Trivium get such a bad rap, and I don't understand why... these guys are great!

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158 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)

Below black viel brides... Just kill me already... Its top 10 material

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159 Coheed and Cambria Coheed and Cambria Coheed and Cambria is an American progressive rock band from Nyack, New York, formed in 1995. The band consists of Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever, Josh Eppard, and Zach Cooper.

The vocals take some time to get used to but you get to realize that it fits the type of music.
The band is great and I recommend because they are quite talented and they are underrated.
They tell a story with their music, literally. The lead singer writes comics so you can read his books and then understand or almost predict what is coming next.

More of an Alternative Rock/Rock

Why Coheed and Cambria isn't in the top 50.
I think that coheed really makes it to top 50 at least. Know why? Because they have a natural talent
and then they have a great song.
"Welcome Home" is one of the greatest song that I've heard.

One of the most greatest bands of all time.
Hell of nice guys.
Amazing bass lines and guitar riffs.
Perfect vocals and drum beats.
I don't understand why they're not on here.

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160 Santana Santana Santana is an American Latin rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana.

Any band at Woodstock should be in the top 50. Carlos still rocks! Decades of hits!

How in the hell did Santana come in after the Jacksons and queens of the stone age? Get a grip people

Best group ever. Carlos is amazing guitarist.

Great show band. Second best concert I ever saw. Best percussion, guitar, great albums, top twenty easy! Along with the Allman Brothers(100). - Conbillb

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