Best Rock Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 9

161 Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.

QOTSA is the greatest band of all time. this list should be called best selling rock bands because that's what it seems like. the only reason QOTSA is so low on the list is because they didn't (and still don't) have a "genre hype train" to jump on. what I mean is: they are not "indie" (which isn't even a genre), they r not metal, they r not new wave, they r not punk rock, they r not grunge, they r not glam death thrash hardcore punk pop blues. many bands got popular because they had some stupid genre to be a part of like nirvana and pearl jam (grunge), Metallica (metal). I would just say "rock" to describe them. listen to SONGS FOR THE DEAF. that album...

Pretty tight band, shouldn't be this low, definitely one of the best modern rock bands around

I'm sorry, but if there's ANY musicians reading this comment please! Listen to at least their last album. If you really are a musician you'd note that they have an original sound, original musical constitution, they have good meaning, and well, they have great sound! This should easily be right behind all the legendary bands like Led Zeppelin, and DEFINITELY ahead of Linkin Park, Green Day and 30 seconds of Mars

What, this band I sone of my favourite bands of all time. They are so unique in everything they do yet so extraordinary and powerful. All their songs are like having an orgasm in your ears! Nothing captures pure modern rock like these guys. Plus Josh Homme is the ginger Elvis... so that kind of just explains everything.

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162 Audioslave Audioslave ...read more.

About time I saw them here, I went through pages and pages of other bands just to find this at 150... Not right at, deserves to be in the top 20 or at least 50, Chris Cornell has one of the best voices rock has ever heard, from up high to the the raspy low voice, just too good!

Audioslave is the rock of all rock... Tom Morello and former lead singer of Soundgarden Chris Cornel

They are just so good. Every single song is a hit. They should be at least top 25 - Battlegun

Rip chris..

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163 Lostprophets Lostprophets

1 of my favorite band and I love it so much their songs like last train home, where we belong, burn burn they all are awesome man... They know the real meaning of rock music

Lostprophets are the best. They really do know haw to rock. I love their songs like we bring an arsenal and where we belong. They really should be at the top 20 at least

They are immense fair play, I loves them I do butt.
Best welsh band! Cymru Am Byth!
Should be number one, Last Train Home and Rooftops are fantastic

I loved the album Liberation Transmission. Some really great songs on there!

164 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.

Why is Opeth not on this list? Mikael Akerfeldt is the most talented musician I've ever heard (followed closely by John Petrucci). If you have never heard an Opeth song, you are doing yourself an injustice. Their music spans so many genres they have something for almost anybody. Definitely the most underrated band of all time.

Their constant switch to melodic and heavier styles of metal sound amazing, and they are definitely one of the best metal bands from the past few decades.

Ok... So I had to actually put them on here? Listen to Blackwater Park, so dark and atmospheric, so heavy and mellow. Just a perfect blend of soul and brutality

Opeth being this low on this list makes me so sad.

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165 Foreigner Foreigner Foreigner is a British-American hard rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.

Wait! #179! Saw them in concert a few years ago in Vegas...they rock the house down! I didn't realize that they had so many hits...they are Top 20 at least! I became a fan in just one night!

The problem with Foreigner in concert is that they don't open up and play two hour shows. Just about every concert tends to have the same dozen songs and maybe they will throw in a deeper track. - frankmartin

Way more hits than most of these bands. Foreigner deserves top 50

This is a joke foreigner is top5

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166 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.

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

One of the most important bands ever!

Best band ever. - JCHOW

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167 T. Rex T. Rex T. Rex were an English glam rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band initially called Tyrannosaurus Rex, released four folk albums under this banner.

The first ever glam rockers, Marc Bolan did something truly unique here, and who knows what they would have done if it wasn't for that car crash

Influenced artists as diverse as The Smiths and Prince, and Slash and Steven Tyler are also fans of them

So underrated, should be in the top twenty of all bands

20th Century Boy. Hot Love.

168 Firehouse

Firehouse is simply the best

I'm shocked that none of the people voted for firehouse... They were tmalso one of the best band that influenced people during the 90's... They deserve a better position.

They are on of the best!

Firehouse subs

169 Five for Fighting

One man. Tons of talent. His voice is amazing, and there is literally so much talent he could easily take on Coldplay or The Fray. Piano rock at it's best!

Love their music, so relax and calming

Not a band. - PeeledBanana

170 Dead by Sunrise Dead by Sunrise

Dead by Sundown

I love DBS but if there was't a band named Linkin Park. my favorite band was DBS for sure

171 Danzig Danzig Danzig is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1987 in Lodi, New Jersey, United States. The band is the musical outlet for singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig, preceded by the horror punk bands the Misfits and Samhain.

Come on Danzig fans I know you're out there. We are below Savage Garden. Are boy needs some love. - Blackdragonfish

I really dig the song "Mother". I hear it on the radio a lot and I always like the sound of this song.

Danzig should be a lot higher than 219

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172 While She Sleeps
173 Awaken I Am
174 Whitesnake Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

Yes Whitesnake was around before 87's big hit Still of the Night and Here I Go Again was a hit in 82 for them in
Europe! It America a while to catch on to them! They band was a hard rocking bluesy band not the glam band with
Screaming guitar that came later. Coverdale voice was original deep and bluesy until he started the screaming.
The live album Live in the Heart of the City is a classic and start here if you never heard earlier Whitesnake. The
Last few albums have been awesome also more like early whitesnake but of course keeping their harder sound.
Jon Lord and Ian Paice from Deep Purple were in the earlier version! Too bad Coverdale has lost his original voice.

I AMAZED SEEING THIS LIST. AFTER THE JUDGMENT DAY, HERE I GO AGAIN, IS THIS LOVE, THE DEEPER THE LOVE WHY THEY ARE HERE? THEY SHOULD BE IN TOP TEN. - RIFATHUSSAIN

Dude! Just listen to "Looking For Love", and see how the David Coverdale/John Sykes duo switches from the bluesy, lovestruck, heart wrenching vocals to an all out, no holds barred wicked onslaught of guitar riffs and angry screeching----- epic stuff! This song characterizes my music taste in one neat little package.

Higher NOW

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175 Toto Toto Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Los Angeles. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, plus touring members Leland Sklar and Shannon Forrest.

One of the greatest pop-rock bands of all time. Rosanna and hold the line are classic rock songs!

30-years this year, since Hold the Line, and still just getting better and better

So underrated! Toto was really my introduction to thinking a band was cool. For that, I will always be thankful.

Not my favorite but it deserves WAY more than this. - KingofSnails42

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176 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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177 Chiodos

don't let the name fool you. very talented

CHIODOS IS AMAZING. NOTHING MORE TO SAY.

178 Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg. They are one of the longest-standing bands from the original Gothenburg metal scene.
179 Pennywise

Are you kidding me?! Pennywise 168?! Move bitch!

180 Egypt Central

This band is fantastic, and I have no idea why they aren't high up on the list. Great sound, great band, great everything.

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