Top 10 Worst Rock Bands of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian post-grunge band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

Nickelback are the laughingstock of the rock music industry. Not gonna lie, their pre- All The Right Reasons albums are pretty good, but this is where post-grunge started to sound like soft rock. And you get a singer who's voice sounds like a worse version of Michael Bolton's 90s voice. The comparisons between voices are very accurate, except one thing. Michael Bolton is actually a very nice guy in real life, and he has a great sense of humor, while Chad Kroeger is an absolute douche who knocked a guy unconscious after the guy said "Nickelback sucks!" Furthermore, a once-good band that got bad after their 2003 album.

This Nickelback hate is starting to get old now. Unlike some bands who lose their sound or transition to another genre, these guys haven't changed their style since they've started. Some of their older songs might've had questionable lyrics and themes, but then there's songs like Photograph, How You Remind Me, and Savin' Me. They aren't the worst band ever. I feel as if people have only ever heard Rockstar. Take a listen to their newest album Feed the Machine. Definite improvement.

Usually bands are hated because out of jealousy of their success (Fall Out Boy for example which are a great band) but then there are band's like this who have had 1, yes ONE good song being their debut and then since have lived on through that song and somehow sold and made fans through their crappy new music. Rockstar is the single worst POP song of the last century. To think this ROCK band actually showed some promise in their earlier years, sad really.

Possibly the most unoriginal, uninspired, cliche pop rock band of all time. They're so unoriginal, they have to steal from their old songs which were stolen from other artists to begin with, and even the originals were bad. How many times are they gonna release another tortuously annoying ballad? Never mind. Tracks like I'd Come for You and Gotta Be Somebody are so awful that they can't even be called ballads. They are WAY worse than Metallica.

2 Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

Jonas brothers play instruments and they can sing but that doesn't mean they're pop rock. They are mostly popular because of their looks and all their songs that they don't write are pretty much about the same thing... The lyrics don't promote anything that would ever help listeners in any way. Also, other people are right, they didn't even work to get where they are, they got famous through Disney and they are so lucky to be so flexible with their career because of this, do they realize that? I don't think so.

"High heels, red dress, all by yourself, gotta catch my breath"-a line from one of their songs.

Laugh out loud, it's a known FACT that CLASSIC rock/metal listeners HATE Punk Rock/Pop Punk etc and pretty much any new generation band which is why they're voting for them. Jonas Brothers is who WE should ALL be voting for, not good bands like Fall Out Boy who worked very hard to get where they did, Jonas Brothers made it through Disney and don't even WRITE their own stuff. Fall Out Boy are a talented band with great lyrics, awesome guitar play and drumming. This band (? ) is pure crap.

Okay, I don't even get why some people say they are rock. I hate the Jonas Brothers... Also I don't get One Direction can even be considered as rock. I can't even believe bands like Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Black Veil Brides, 30 Seconds to Mars, Nirvana, U2, Radiohead, and Coldplay can even be on this list though. They all are awesome. Fall Out Boy is seriously one of my favorite bands ever. But Jonas Brothers should obviously be number one on this...

Finally! The people vote for a #1 that BELONGS in the #1 spot. However, the fact that 30 Seconds to Mars is considered worse than Nickelback on this list needs to be fixed. Thirty Seconds to Mars is a great band... Nickelback belongs right behind the Jonas Brothers at #2.

3 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal/rap metal/rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland. They're mostly known for their singles like Break Stuff, My Way, My Generation, Nookie, Eat You Alive, Rollin', and Take a Look Around. They have made 5 albums to date.

This band should get a lot more hate. The only even slightly positive thing I can say about this god awful band is that Wes Borland is a decent guitarist, not good just decent. The lyrics are awful such as "I did it for the Nookie now you can have a cookie" What? And also they are rap rock If you are serious about being a rock band you don't rap or at least don't have the worst rapper ever and that's what they have in Fred Durst. I Hate Fred Durst, I hate all of Limp Bizkit they in my opinion are the worst band ever. And don't get me wrong I also really hate Nickelback, and Creed but to me Limp Bizkit sucks more than ever. And also why are amazing bands like Pink Floyd, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Queen above this terrible, terrible band.

Just read the name out loud. Limp Bizkit? I can't find more gibberish and horrendous band names other than this one, and it sounds a lot like "Limb Biscuit". Anyway, let's talk about Fred Durst, the rapper/lead vocalist of this nu-metal band: Fred Durst delivers music that is unpleasant and just plain bad. Even if he tried to combine both rapping and singing, it only makes matters worse. He made Soulja Boy, Pitbull and Lil' Wayne look like best rappers of the 2000s. Now move on to the songs: they're despicable, especially with their juvenile lyrics. Even though I like songs such as "Rollin'" and "Break Stuff", most of them don't really work. In fact, the song "Just Drop Dead" gave senseless details about his affair with Britney Spears, another singer who's as bad as he is. To sum up, I'm absolutely disappointed to their pointless creations. Now "Just Drop Dead", Fred Durst. Your songs keep making me want to "Break Stuff" everywhere.

I really like Nu-Metal. From Deftones to Linkin Park, I haven't found a single Nu-Metal band I couldn't rock out to, well that is except for most of Limp Bizkit. If you can believe it, they actually made at least one good album, there debut album "Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$". From the intro song to the very end, each song felt louder and louder, and I enjoyed it a lot. The problem is just 2 years later they had a drastic decrease in quality with the album "Significant Other". No more screaming, no more good riffs, no more good rapping. It just sounded like an angry white rapper surrounded by metal music in the background, and if you could believe it, they got worse with there next album "Chocolate Starfish and Hot Dog Flavored Water" which I consider the absolute worst album ever... Worse then any thing Nickleback could ever put out at their worst. It is just over 75 minutes of some of the worst songs you can possibly find. As for "Results May Vary" and "Gold Cobra" they sounded ...more

Even if Borland is kind of OK, Durst ruins everything. I mean, he says he listens to jazz and is a sentimental guy, yet his lyrics are violent and his fans are violent and his songs are violent. I mean, I LOVE Nu Metal, there is Linkin Park, Hollywood Undead, Papa Roach, but Limp Bizkit ruins the genre's reputation completely. I mean, not even Jonas Brothers are worse than Limp Bizkit, not even Black Veil Brides are, not even Creed is (and I REALLY hate Creed), not even Queen is. Limp Bizkit is the worst period.

4 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. In the beginning of their career, the band was heavily associated with the emo subculture, and had strong metalcore, screamo and alternative influences, however got more metal oriented over the years. Their songs usually carry a message of acceptance, believing in yourself and being individual and different. Among their most well known songs are "Knives and Pens", "Rebel Love Song", "In the End" and "Fallen Angels".

I try to accept all types of music, but I just couldn't do that with this band. When I first saw them on a poster at hot topic, I honestly thought they were girls. Plus the name threw me off. When I found out otherwise, It didn't really bother me... Just a little. What did it was when I heard one of their songs for the first time. I'm pretty sure it was called fallen angels or something. The lyrics were way to repetitive and didn't mean much of anything. The creativity wasn't there and it wasn't original.

Another thing, this list is so not accurate. For example, 30 Seconds to Mars is on this list, but at the same time its number 7 on the best rock bands of all time list. So if you're mad that your favorite band is on this list, take it lightly.

I really don't care about their image or whatever like everyone else here. I'm going to talk about their music. It's pretty generic. Like the Nickelback of metal. I cannot distinguish one song from another which is a problem when the band and many of their fans claim that they are creative. There's nothing creative about cramming as many cliches as you possibly can into a song. Then adding in a boring riff doesn't make it any better. Categorizing them as emo doesn't make any sense since emo music is usually much more creative and has much more interesting lyrics. I can't help but feel that people judge them way too much on how they look and don't even look into the flaws that lie within their actual music. So in conclusion I think that they are boring, not emo, but boring.

This band sucks including all the other listed band on here. All of these rock bands sings about suicidal and depressive songs. Constantly addressing suicide is only further promoting it. All they sing about is self conscious and loneliness which is quite depressive also further pushing self conscious people to fall into more depression. Their songs strongly sings about rebels and riot. The song 'fallen angel' sings about satan disciple which obviously no one wants to be or for some actually want to be. The lead guy also wear inverted cross tattoo representing anti christ and proudly pledging his allegiance to satan. These people are really good at writing lyrics and write songs which relates to you and after that its all brainwashing from there. Good luck guys

Any crappy "scene" (emo, screamo, something-core) band should dominate the list with JB and 1D. All sound the same and all have the same gaudy looks and gaudy fanatics.

And Coldplay? Really, guys? Perhaps because they are not heavy metal? They are not, but they create really good music. Their music is at least memorable as they really have a great sound (and emotion) to them. Also, they worked with Brian Eno (who excelled in ambient, experimental music and is a legend is the music industry). That latter statement alone is too much to say for "scene" bands alone, who aren't respected by either the mainstream audience or music critics.

5 Creed Creed was an American post-grunge band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

One song was all I could listen to. This band is absolutely pathetic. No defining climax, lousy lyrics, and a lead vocalist who sounds like he swallowed a bag of instant concrete. Seriously, what happened to decent music? I mean, I'm only 16 years old, but I have had to listen to all of the garbage of the last 30 years my whole life because it's "popular". Pre-1985 is the best, especially the 60's and 70's!

The band themselves have been heralded as "Nickelback, but worse", for multiple reasons, as they were basically the living, breathing definition of late 90s/early 2000s butt rock. I mean, say what you will about Nickelback, at least you can make fun of their songs and Chad Kroeger's voice, plus some of their songs can be tolerable to some people, like "When We Stand Together". Creed's music is just depressing to listen to, as "With Arms Wide Open" has been spotted on various "worst #1 singles" lists, along the likes of "London Bridge", "(You're) Havin' My Baby", "Glory of Love" and "Afternoon Delight". And don't forget Scott Stapp's voice having no life or passion into it. Fortunately, the band broke up by the early 2010s and yet they still continue to be ridiculed to this day.

The lead singer sounds like if the lead singer of a 90's emo band got an anal probe and converted to Christianity. I'm sorry. Even Nickleback is better than them. I managed to listen to One Last Breath and he sounds like a constipated shark.

The worst singing voice and musical talent I've ever heard in a popular band. Why is Nirvana in the list? People saying that they "started 3 chord songs" are wrong. The punk bands of the 70s started that.

6 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor was an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project.

The group was briefly disbanded after Jayy von Monroe left the project in September 2016, but was reformed in April 2017 with the new member being announced in early May. more.

Blood on the Dance Floor is the reason Hot Topic is still in business, while at the same time given a bad reputation. Blood on the Dance Floor is the reason D-list celebrities can find themselves allowed to break the damn law.
Blood on the Dance Floor is the reason suicidal teenagers find themselves turning to the "trendy emo" lifestyle.
Blood on the Dance Floor is the reason dull and crass phantasm are gussied up and sold as "unique and individual".
Blood on the Dance Floor is the reason the outlying social cliques of society are not seen as normal or sane.

Blood on the Dance Floor is a menace to society and the music industry. They are self-ruinous and, in doing so, represent those who seek to destroy any real chance of genuine talent being seen and appreciated. Their message is brutal and downright atrocious. They'll say to their fanbase, "What's the matter, boys and girls? Not feeling to good? World got you down? Well, don't use this opportunity to create a logical ...more

Absolute disgrace to rock bands. Hell, they aren't even rock! From the few songs I forced myself to listen to, this garbage excuse for music was just electronic trash with overly-sexual, drug-related and just overall disgusting lyrics. Not to mention, their lead singer (who sounds completely awful even with heaps of autotune) is a manipulative pedophile. I sincerely hope they've realized that no one cares about them anymore, and that their music takes no talent whatsoever to make and just sounds like retro video game music on crack. Absolute worst "band" I've ever heard.

I know this is not a rock band, and how is this even considered rock music? This is crunkcore. They don't deserve to be called rock music. They suck, they are a disgrace to all music, they make unlistenable songs. Disgusting lyrics, terrible beats, and annoying and awful vocals. At least they are higher than Blink-182, who does not deserve to be on this list.

Teenage girls are their biggest fans, and think this is cool, because their lyrics read like lines in a porno (a very bad porn movie) Their Youtube videos have comments like, "laugh out loud my dad caught me listening to this, and his jaw dropped! " That alone says everything you need to know about them.

7 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 Cameron Liddell. Lancaster and Binns later departed from the band in 2009 with Lancaster joining heavy metal band With One Last Breath. Bassist Sam Bettley joined the band that same year, and in January 2015 Worsnop departed to focus on his new band We Are Harlot and was later replaced by Denis Stoff of Down & Dirty and Make Me Famous. The band has released four studio albums, their most recent being more.

Complete garbage. I tried giving them a chance and they blew it with their ear bloodening vocals and terrible single chord riffs that just about anyone can play. Fanbase is full of annoying people that think this band is the best thing to happen to music since louis armstrong. Avoid this steaming pile of audial diarrhea at all costs.

There goes screamo, then there goes pop, then scream again. Almost like every songs of them have the same lyrics like "OH MY GOD! ", songs like, "A Prophecy" and "The Final Episode". Really, they have no talents in song writing.

Stupid name, awful music, terrible lifestyle. I just love how they sold out before anyone ever hear of them. I wish more people would listen to real Rock & Heavy Metal than this noise pollution.

The Black is an okay song. The rest, however (e.g. Final Episode) sucks. Even worse than Marilyn Manson. Can't believe what happened to scream and shock after Alice Cooper went out of fashion...

8 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop punk band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

It's infuriating that they have the audacity to call themselves 'alternative' when they're clearly dudes singing generic lyrics to a plastic, unimaginative beat. But at least I can have a good laugh watching their fans think they know anything at all about art, saying that Fall Out Boy is 'not like today's music' because they make 'real music', without realising they are just as bad as the things they pretend to despise, just a million times more pretentious.
Plus, the lead singer decided he could perform 'Life On Mars', a masterpiece by king Bowie and one of my favourite songs and, lord, it made my ears vomit.

Their music is all boring pop songs masquerading as rock songs. Their singer's strange high pitched voice makes you want to stab your ears out. Their lyrics are vapid and pointless. They wear fedoras. The only way they could sound good is if I was forced to go to one of their concerts, and got completely stoned out of my mind to the point where I would probably also think African bongo music sounded good.

I don't really hate them, but they are way too hyped up. I don't find their singer very good, especially with the newer stuff (which I'm not even judging them on for the sake of my FOB-fanatic friend.) I just don't see what's so great about his voice. As for their songs, I don't feel like they're all that bad. Most are 3 to 5 out of ten for me. However, I don't see why they are so hyped up. There are MUCH better bands out there. I can't think of one reason why Fall Out Boy would stand out. Queen is one thing that I think most Fall Out Boy fans should love if they actually like the majority of their work and aren't afraid of liking an older band (if they are judging by age, I am sorry to say they should not have as big a vote.) David Bowie as well. If they're one of those fake fans who thinks they're so hardcore for liking FOB, try AC/DC, which is a phenomenal band. (Also, please don't be a fake fan. I would like Fall Out Boy a lot more if it weren't for people who think that liking ...more

Their lyrics are as awful as their melodies, which would explain why the just sample like the munsters theme song. The munsters song is a classic and doesn't deserve this discredit. Really, it's like they just pull random sentences out of different books to make up their childish lyrics.

9 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take Me Home Tour.

Why are good bands are above this poser band? This so-called rock band claims to be pop punk. They are not. Most (or all) of their fans are little girls who has no idea what is punk rock. The only reason why this boy band (yes, it is a boy band) is famous because of One Direction, a boy band.

They write songs about girls all the time (like One Direction). "She's Kinda Hot" is one of them. What kind of name is that? Really? And they're called a rock band. They have an album called She Looks So Perfect...

If they were so rock, then why do they tour with One Direction? And no, they are nothing compare to Green Day.Stop comparing them to Blink-182 or Green Day.

5 Seconds of Summer is a lame boy band who needs to stop making music for little girls.

If you want to listen to real pop punk, listen to Green Day, Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, and The Offspring. If you want to listen to true punk rock, listen to Ramones, Sex Pistols, Black Flag, and The Clash.

Even if they are more pop than rock I do think they deserve to be above One Direction. Not because their songs are worse, but because they are closer to rock than 1D. They are like an edgier 1D. Like 1D, all of their songs are about girls like "She Looks So Perfect" and "She's Kinda Hot." The song "She Looks So Perfect" has one of the dumbest lines in a song I've ever heard. "She looks so perfect standing there in my American Apparel underwear." Really? That's the best they could come up with?

This is the worst thing that have happened to music since a long time. They try too hard to be considered pop punk while they are actually a crappy pop band with guitars, ripped jeans and band t-shirts. They are pure marketing, they (and all the people behind them) only want to make money from teen girls that want to be "punk" or "different" but they have no personality and they have never listened to real punk or pop punk.

A stupid rip off One Direction trying to be Green Day and Blink-182, but can't. It is like the band members are Tom DeLonge and Billie Joe Armstrong wannabes, but know that they will never be as big and as legendary as them. They think wearing rock band shirts from Hot Topic and playing some sucky guitar makes them punk rock. But they are a pop boyband that sings all about girls, no meaningful songs. Why do a lot of their songs start with "She", "She Looks So Perfect", "She's Kinda Hot"? One of the worst "rock" bands.

10 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop/pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

And yes, I am a bit sorry that I got a bit carried away with my opinion. I am actually a Chicago fan myself, primarily a fan of the 70s Terry Kath years (Chicago Transit Authority to Chicago XI) and their ongoing modern period, the band does really shine brightest when they do jam-oriented material, not so much with ballads, I am certainly not a fan of their 80s period, where Peter Cetera's vocal effects made him sound like a robot at times. And yes, the band nowadays is better than Maroon 5 in terms of quality and I do know that Cetera's voice is much different than Adam Levine's, it's a stark contrast between a higher-pitched falsetto and a lower-pitched tenor voice.

I think Maroon 5 makes very bland, unappealing music. I have never been a fan of modern pop music due to its sappy, worthless lyrics and lack of musicality. But Maroon 5 has always been at the forefront of the awful pop scene for decades, and it just proves how awful they really are. Adam Levine's voice is not one I can describe as "great" or even "good" on my list either. His tone is unique, but in a somewhat annoying way. Somebody else commented that he was today's Peter Cetera, and I think that is so wrong in so many ways. Cetera, like Levine, was the frontman for one of the most popular bands of his time, but unlike Maroon 5, Chicago had some excellent songs, and they had great musicians (Terry Kath), excellent vocals (Cetera), and an overall excellent sound that everyone liked. I think that it is music groups like Maroon 5 that have ruined music in America.

The butthurt on this list is hilarious. "They aren't even rock/metal". People have a messed up sense of what rock is. People need to actually listen to songs from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis, The Police and The Oufield (all great rock artists) and tell me how any death metal/hardcore artist resemble these great bands. Heck country legends like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson are more rock then Linkin Park. So yeah Maroon 5 is a great band with rock influence. And yes they sound closer to the original concept of rock than any of the metal head darlings like Metallica.

You kidding me? Adam levine and his backup guys (because they are NOT band) should be #1. They once started out amazing with songs about jane and wont be soon before long, and then adam levine sold out and turned from a musician to generic pop star, I have no clue why he isn't solo, the rest of the band has no other purpose, they make absolutely terrible music these days and the only reason they are so huge is because of 40 year old moms who have a boner for adam levine

The Contenders
11 Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit.

Insane Clown Posse is known for their violent and outrageous lyrics that often interpolate horror elements and religious symbolism, all of this being set in the fictitious Dark Carnival universe. The musical style ranges from oldschool hip hop to straightforward rock. more.

Insane Clown Posse is quite possibly the only band I have seen on tihs entire list that is worthy of the "Worst Rock Band" honor, and even then, they're more rap than rock.

This list is otherwise an indication that the voters have no taste in rock of any stripe. Metallica might be the most OVERPLAYED band on commercial radio (Mandatory Metallica, anyone? ), but Metallica, more than any other band during the 80s, made thrash metal a rock staple, and to call them among the worst just jars me. And to see U2, Nirvana, Queen, Kiss and The Rolling Stones in the top 10 only shows me that this poll has been hijacked by a bunch of idiots who don't know what rock is about. I'm guessing the voters probably think cliched no-talents like Theory of a Dead Man are cool.

This band is the sum of all that is retarded in this world. Have you ever caught someone trying to break down your door with a sandwich? You opened the door and saw them, you started to yell but then noticed the Insane Clown Posse shirt they had and said "ohhhh. " Yeah, that's the proof.

Insane Clown Posse's goal is LITERALLY to inspire idiocy in children. By spraying juice on their faces and dressing up as clowns. Reminds me of the kindergarten Halloween party.

The kind of band that frequently shoves 2 very short songs together to fill up the space of a single song, the kind of band that flip flops on their own issues, very repetitive. Basically, they're sorry for all the little children that died...unless they themselves chopped their necks. & do I even need to say that their voices aren't cut out for music?

This isn't even music. It's a bunch of pointless cursing and crappy rhymes with no flow. My five year old can rhyme better than this. My biggest issue is that they claim to really have a point, and yet they don't. And how the hell did the Beatles, Nirvana and Pink Floyd get on this list? Who makes these anyway?

12 Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records. The current members include the former Escape The Fate singer Ronnie Radke, Max Georgiev, Christian Thompson and bassist Wes Horton III. Former members of the band include Derek Jones (1984 - 2020), Ryan Seaman, Ron Ficarro, Max Green, and Jacky Vincent.

First of all, I think Nickelback should be nowhere near #1. Sure, some of their songs have questionable lyrics and some may sound poppy, but they actually have very meaningful songs, and also some that are pretty heavy. They're nowhere near the best bands, but also shouldn't be anywhere near the worst. That aside, how is this joke band lower than them? Other joke bands like Brokencyde and BOTDF should probably be above this, but Falling in Reverse is probably one of the worst things that ever happened to music. Limp Bizkit and Creed are awful, but high enough. Black Veil Brides might even be a bit overhated, but they're still pretty bad. Asking Alexandria, FOB, 5SOS as well. I like some of 30STM but they sometimes try to rip off U2, which I don't like. By the way, I also hate U2, along with "classic rock" (Queen, Beatles, Rolling Stones), Coldplay is not too good as well, I would recommend Lifehouse, The Fray and OneRepublic for people who want great pop rock. Linkin park, Daughtry ...more

The Rock and metal industry has been unbelievably overstuffed with emo garbagecore like this. Where is escape the fate on here? Every time I talk to somebody and they say "I like metal, like Black Veil Brides" it makes me nauseous. And Why is Pink Floyd on here!?!?

Don't kid yourselves, guys. I will gladly pay anyone who can explain to me why they are a good band because what I what I have heard from them makes me think a caveman with two sticks has more musical talent.

Another lame post-hardcore/metalcore band that tried to bring glam metal back to the mainstream but obviously failed. They've also released some of the worst songs in rock history.

13 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative Rock, Hip Hop and Techno. Some of their influences include Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, The Roots and Aphex Twin. more.

I feel ashamed to call this a band. And some people said that chester (God forgive me for writing this name) is a good singer. He is the worst. I can't imagine who accepted him as singer. And Metallica are greatest piece of musicians along with zeppelin the world wound ever see. They made five great albums and just that is enough to call them great. I saw that highly appreciated No More Sorrow performance and I am sure there is some computer work going on. Such artists of today cannot record anything without software. And unfortunately chester sounds awful, weak and loose even in that recorded music. And listen to In The End properly and you will observe a loose note in the end of the song. So I must say that they don't even know that they are bad singers. Each and every performance that I ever saw of this band was really painful (most appropriate word) to my ears. To youngsters I pray to please stop listening to such bands so that they will ultimately collapse and will not destroy ...more

Linkin Park is overrated and I don't say that term just because "I don't like them" or some other fake reason fans do that. They get way more acclaim and appreciation than they actually deserve, which is basically overrated in a nutshell. Bad and overrated aren't the same thing, but people need to stop calling Linkin Park the "best band in the world" because the truth, simply put, is that they aren't. I enjoy listening to Meteora sometimes, but don't defend Linkin Park; Their newer albums also prove that they are selling out. And let me also just say, they ARE NOT a metal band, and if anyone considers them that, then they shouldn't be arguing with me.

What? Why they're on number 19? You can't be serious! They should've been number 1! But thanks God Muse are so far below them! Most Linkin Park members have no talent of playing music. I mean, the "guitarist" can't play solo, the "bassist "only can do basic riffs and melodies, the "vocalist" can't do any vocal technique, just basic singing without vibrato. But the drummer and the rapper have some talent, though. I've ever seen Bleed It Out drum solo and it's amazing! The rapper is the real musician because he mastered almost all area of music. He can rap, sing, play piano, play guitar, and even draw, paint, etc, etc. Linkin Park is a band that has way too many members in my opinion. Chester should'nt have been there. He has no reason to join Linkin Park. He's there to sing? Mike's voice is better than him. Play guitar? Mike can do it. Piano? Mike is enough. If Linkin Park often features any other rapper Mike can sing instead of rapping. Linkin Park also have lots of songs without rap, ...more

Why did no one include Linkin Park in this list? Am I the only one who can see the truth that this band sucks and that they're producing garbage music? I really hate to break it but somehow I thought those Linkin Park fans out there are deaf and that they can't hear and appreciate the real taste of music. They should open their eyes and ears to legends like Tool, Nirvana, Dream Theater, Radiohead, Alice In Chains. They deserved far better appreciation than this rubbish band.

14 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. In 1995, vocalist Chris Barnes left the band to focus on his new death metal project Six Feet Under. He was replaced by George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher of the band Monstrosity, who has remained as the frontman since. more.

As much as I like metal, this band is terrible. This is the one of the main reason why people hate metal. Their album covers are scary and disgusting. They sing about death. The vocals sounds more like screaming than singing. The main situation of it is the one who like this band hates Taylor Swift due to her break up songs which actually six when these guys write about death and sex with a dead body. How does break-up songs are much worser than songs about sex with the dead bodies!

I'm so tired of seeing metal bands on this list when it's meant for rock bands. I know the two genres are similar, but still. Aside from that, I personally don't like this band, but their guitarist and bassist are pretty good. Plus, there are worse bands out there.

I mean look at some of their song titles. This band tries to hard to be shocking and doesn't try hard enough to make music that you can actually listen to when you're NOT on a murder spree.

I like how they play very heavy and the vocals take a lot of talent. But the thing that kills this band is the lyrics, they should make better lyrics, not just songs about blood and gore.

15 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of the band members use pseudonyms and wear their own unique mask, most of which are based on the common hockey goaltender design.

I had hoped the worst of this stuff was behind us, but apparently this band is the biggest thing on Myspace... Where else?... Again proving that bands rule teenyboppers hearts. Can you imagine a cross between the worst aspects of rap, emo and nu-metal? From wiggahs wearing cheap-ass masks from Spencers? How about a combo of Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and Limp Bizkit? These morons make Slipknot look like Tank or Witchfinder General!

Everything about this band smacks of repulsive commercialism aimed at the lowest IQ high school drop-outs.

I live to crush stuff like this. Am now putting Asphyx in the CD player...

I'm scrolling through here and I'm seeing many bands who don't deserve to be here but when I saw this my heart stopped a beat. The fanbase for this band stretches from directioners to death metal listeners to Eminem fans. They have awesome masks and stage names and once you look past they're party songs they have some really badass and some of the most beautiful songs I've heard. And danny is the best vocalist I've ever heard

With extremely immature lyrics, a tough-guy band persona mixed with wimpy emo choruses, skinny jeans, stupid masks, and the some of the worst stage names ever conceived, it is no wonder that Hollywood Undead makes an appearance on this list.

God, Hollywood undead sucks, not only is their music meaningless and stupid but they can't even sing and when they do their songs are usually sexual and pathetic. Funny, their just like rap music, and they make this generation look pathetic and stupid.

16 Brokencyde Brokencyde is an American crunkcore musical group from Albuquerque, New Mexico, founded in 2006. The group's lineup consists of David "Se7en" Gallegos and Michael "Mikl" Shea, and musically are one of the founding groups in the crunkcore genre, which is crunk hip-hop with screamed vocals.

Brokencyde? More like Brokencrap! This has gotta be the worst "band" ever! No, screw this! They shouldn't be called a band cause they're lower than the worst. Radiohead are an OK band and I kinda like them, but they shouldn't be on this list. Brokencyde should be 1! Here are some reasons why:
1) The Lyrics
I like songs with good lyrics that either send out emotion and/or message, tell a story, or both/all. But their songs have the worst lyrics ever written! Even Blink-182 and Moron 5 have better lyrics than those sick freaks. Their lyrics aren't even generic and mediocre at best (l'm talking about bands like Bon Jovi, Blink-182, and Oasis). They're disgusting, gross, inappropriate, TERRIBLE and even nonsensical! A 3 year old can write better lyrics. Their lyrics aren't even a bit decent whatsoever. Here's an example from their song Freaxx:
"You make my pee pee hard." Really? Pee Pee? This lyric is damn DISGUSTING and NONSENSICAL!
2) The Vocals
The Vocals are just as ...more

Third worst band ever, all they do is scream behind some rap instrumental with sucky lyrics. They are not even rock music, they are crunkcore. Why is crunkcore considered rock when its electronic?

Brokencyde is one of the worst bands ever. Black Sabbeth, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Motörhead, Nirvana, The Beatles, The Who, Muse, Green Day, Radiohead and Duran Duran are better. Justin Bieber, One Direction, Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers and R5 suck less than Brokencyde.

When I first heard this band I thought it was some kind of a joke. Now I wish it was.

17 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a pop-punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) Tom DeLonge (Guitar, vocals) Scott Raynor (Drums). Raynor was fired from the band in 1998 and replaced by drummer Travis Barker. They got into mainstream after the album "Enema of the State" Tom DeLonge left the band in 2015 and was replaced by Matt Skiba. Tom DeLonge returned in October 2022, bringing the classic line-up back

The lack of musical ability and/or talent is so blatant and obvious that it almost makes you want to burst out laughing when you listen to their music. I heard one of the members talking about a song that they wrote called Natives. He said, "Travis came up with this beat, and it took me the longest time to figure out where beat one was." Beat one was offset by one eighth note. When you're not able to recognize a beat only because it has one eighth note offset, I think that that is a pretty clear sign that you shouldn't be a professional musician.

Blink 182 is a band that does not deserve to be categorized with bands such as Green Day, The Offspring, and Fall Out Boy. Their lyrics are immature and adolescent and don't fit at all with any idea of pop punk culture. While some people might think of them as influential, the whiny vocals and immature lyrics make Blink 182 one of the worst rock bands I've ever had the misfortune to listen to.

Ok, they are definitely not one of the best rock bands ever but they are not one of the worst either. At least their music is actually fun to listen to and even Tom and Mark joke about their poor technical skills. At least they are HONEST about it and they always like to goof around in order to put a smile on someone's face. I would even go as far as saying that we actually need more people like them

I was so tempted to vote for BvB or FOB, just because their tasteless fans think that they are "rock" because at some point and electric guitar plays. But I vote for blink because I just find them so typical of punk bands. Whine about girls who never even liked them, and sing about how you hate everything and wah wah wah. They aren't punk, they suck. So inferior to Green Day (especaily in the 90s) it makes me sick. Why they ar
Pop Punk instead of Punk Rock.

18 Daughtry Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006.

Just garbage.. This particular artist and its fans just plain upset me for some reason.. Makes me wonder what intrigues the mainstream listeners ear, and brings me great feelings of despair about future generations of the art of music

I don't know why, but I've never been into Daughtry but everyone I know are mad for them. While I agree with 1D and Jonas Brothers, they aren't rock bands. There is no way Nirvana is is worse band than Daughtry

Why the hell are U2, Coldplay, Nirvana, and Fall Out Boy ahead of Daughtry on the worst list? At least these bands didn't use American Idol to get famous!

Why is daughtry in this list? They have very good songs (over you, life after you, no surprise, crawling back to you... )

19 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

The past 10-15 years have witnessed a boatload of U2 ripoffs. And no band ever ripped off U2 as bad as these guys. If I were Bono I'd outright sue these guys for even picking up musical instruments. Jared Leto prances about the stage and puts 13 and 14-year old girls (yep, that's the majority of their fan-base) into a trance-like state convincing them that he is Jesus reincarnated. Bono may have had a lot of charisma, but he didn't do that. Seriously. This band should be abolished and I don't care how "epic" Kings and Queens is. Just pick up a U2 Rattle & Hum tour video and you'll see what I mean.

30 Seconds to Mars may not be the worst band ever, when compared to Nickelback, One Direction, and a lot of the other bad guys on this list, but I just have to give them their punishment for being such copycats to such an ignorant generation that doesn't even know what U2 is besides "Beautiful Day. "

Get this: one of their songs, "Stranger in a strange land, " even has the same ...more

Anyone who voted for bands like the beatles or queen or pink Floyd or the rolling stones have no musical taste these are all real bands who made real music. The Beatles were amazing songwriters and invented psychedelic rock and the "bubblegum pop" stuff was the popular music of that time and was still very good in my opinion. Queen had Freddie Mercury who had amazing range as a singer. The Rolling stones kept the blues alive during the sixties and are still playing today. Pink Floyd created genius albums that always told a story Just listen to dark side of the moon. Peace out.

This band should be amazing, their 1st and 2nd albums are phenomena; the 3rd album is mediocre and the 4th album is a lame (no more unique, too pop and mainstream). Well, their 4th album is a big disappointment for some people, it doesn't mean this band should be in this list. They are talented and Jared Leto is a creative artist. I do hope their 5th album can redeem their old-time glory.

I agree with the other comments, they are one of the most blatant U2 rip-offs I've ever heard in my life and this is coming from someone who's not even that much of a U2 fan, I just respect them for their earlier stuff such as War, The Unforgettable Fire and The Joshua Tree. Those were very good albums.

20 Coldplay Coldplay are a British pop rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998. Before making their debut album, they recorded and released three EPs: Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999, and The Blue Room in the same year. The Blue Room was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone. more.

Coldplay is not the worst but neither the better, they are always the same, with some catchy solo (examples: Violet Hill, Lost! ) catchy piano intros (examples: Clocks, Speed Of Sound, Trouble) and one piano intro that follows almost the exactly rhythm of "Imagine" but with a few more chords so nobody notices, and "Magic" who sounds like "Madness" by Muse (Not a lot of guitar, only 1 guitar solo, prominent bassline). The problem with Coldplay is that they are not innovative, they do the same "happy, sad, melodic" crap, lack of instrumentation (I mean have you watch the Tab of Violet Hill solo? Is just notes no hammer ons, slides, pull offs, bends, tapping, whatever! A 6 year old could do that! Ghosts Stories isn't their best album but way more different than the other ones. We don't need more Coldplay albums, if they are doing the same stuff over and over they should stop.

Coldplay shouldn't even BE on this list. They are one of the most popular bands around and considering they write and play their own music is fairly good for todays music standards.

I Love Coldplays Music and they do not derserve to be so high up. BUT, they have not been as good now-a-days. I don't really know what happened to them. Their First few albums were amazing! I still listen to them all the time. Their songs evoke emotion and happiness. But their latest album was not very good. All of that emotion was taken away. The songs in their new album sound like crappy pop money grabbers. I hope their next album sounds a lot better. Otherwise I love Coldplay and I think they deserve around 20 or so.

This band should be at the top of the list if not even on #1. The bands above are obviously formed for making money, but Coldplay is pretending that they're "real" musicians and composers, but in fact their songs have no artistic values. Try to do a harmonic analysis of their songs and you'll find that they are just WEAK. And these vocals... This band is a disaster.

21 Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian pop rock/pop-punk band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released six albums.

I'm not a fan of Pop-Punk in general but this band is one of the few rock bands I genuinely dislike. Not only does the vocalist sound so whiny but also very fake and phony. The lyrics look like they were written by some teenager in Middle School that doesn't respect their parents and tries to be rebellious towards them, and constantly plays the victim if they get in caught.

Jeez, and considering I actually liked them, I'm embarrassed.

Though they do have a few good songs, and that's in only one album.

The reason why I hold a strong prejudice against pop punk almost entirely.

Whiny, teen angst songs by UN-talented hacks now in their 30's.

22 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.

Not a great band, they sound like poor man's Good Charlotte, who are themselves poor man's Blink-182 to some extent. In other words, they sound like the replica of a replica of a replica.

I forgot this was a band

What is this band?

23 Poison Poison is an American glam and hard rock band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

They are just a cheesy glam metal band. This and Bon Jovi are the most cheesiest of all. Their music sounds generic and annoying. Their songs sounds like a watered down version of another glam song.

People who like Poison (who the hell knows why) are the ones who dislike Nirvana because Nirvana put them out of the music industry. All Poison had was big hair and instruments that they didn't know how to use. I'm happy they're on this list.

"Talk dirty to me." was great, like a Raspberries record on steroids. "Every rose has its thorn." was pathetic, like a Partridge Family record on heroin. That's all I have to say.

Was forced to take my sister and her friends to a Poison concert since they didn't have a ride. I should have stayed in the parking lot. Ugh!

24 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Provo, Utah, and are now based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. The band first gained exposure with the release of their single "It's Time", followed by their award-winning debut studio album Night Visions (2012), which resulted in the chart-topping singles "Radioactive" and "Demons". Rolling Stone named "Radioactive", which holds the record for most weeks charted on the Billboard Hot 100, the "biggest rock hit of the year".

They aren't horrible, but they're definitely like Nickelback. Like similar levels of bad. I'm voting for Imagine Dragons because I used to like them and I feel nothing but shame.

To be honest, I would be fine with this band, if only they weren't overplayed. They play this generic unoriginal cheesy mediocre garbage on the radio about every 2 hours or so every single day, and I just want to shoot my radio whenever I hear them. Come on people, their music is not that good, it's mediocre if not poor. There are way better modern rock bands that are getting overshadowed by this mediocre band, bands with way more originality and way less generic/cheesy lyrics. This band deserves it hate, people hate this band for a lot of the same reasons people hated Nickelback. Their music is weak, generic, cheesy, unoriginal, uninspiring, sounds more pop than rock, and most of all, get way too much radio airplay, just like Nickelback got back in the '00s. Nowdays, I'd rather listen to 4 hours of Nickelback than 4 seconds of Imagine Dragons, and that's saying something. So dear radio stations, quit playing this garbage.

Bad band first of all the name sucks...who would name their band Imagine Dragons? And second of all people who are saying, " how is this on here there so awesome! " Have you looked at their lyrics? They make no sense at ALL! This band is aimed for people that are 8-16 and listening to them makes me confuse. They make no effort...the only part they put effort in is the beat. Cause that what brings the 8-16 fanboys to go wild about Imagine Dragons.

These guys are the definition of horrible music. Every song they've released is boring and generic pop trash that all sounds the same. The fact that they're called a rock band is enough for a reason for me to loathe them. Deserves to be at the top of the list.

25 Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

RADIOHEAD Of the 90's? YES! RADIOHEAD Of the 00's? NAH!

Oh totally I agree! Radiohead are nothing if not mediocre now! They started out great with Pablo Honey and The Bends and OK Computer. Took me a while for me to get into that album incidentally but once I did it took my breath away. They started going downhill ever since they hit the 00's! Kid A... You know what the A stands for don't you? Awful! Then Amnesiac, followed by Hail To The Thief, then In Rainbows... What are they all about!?! The Bends was their best album! So yes, I agree with you. In every top 100 albums of the 00's Kid A is always listed high even though it's terrible. I did like their I Might Be Wrong Live Recordings though, but aside from that... RADIOHEAD Has been (in my opinion) going down ever since Kid A. Come on Thom Get back to basics, like you did with Pablo Honey. That's the RADIOHEAD I fell in love with!

One of the most painfully boring and average bands of all time. Also one of the most pretentious and snobby fan bases of all time. Thom Yorke could literally defecate on a song and his fans would consider it a 10/10 classic. He basically does with his godawful singing. There is nothing challenging, exciting, or thought-provoking about this band. They're pretentious douches who make music for pretentious douches.

I don't know of any other band that has become so popular by saying so little. Behind their sound--which, if you consider bands like Swans, Pavement or even Aphex Twin, wasn't nearly as groundbreaking as reviewers have made them out to be--the underlying message behind it all just seems like: "everything sucks, don't try."

Come on, everybody knows that One Direction, Jonas Brothers, Limp Bizkit, Insane Clown Posse and similar crap aren't even worthy to be called "bands", or even worse "rock bands". They're just unlistenable crap. This is why I voted for Radiohead, a band very overrated that I've never got into.

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