Top 10 Worst Classic Rock Bands

You know the bands that old people brag about that are supposedly the only good kind of rock music and that all modern Rock is garbage. Not every classic rock band is a jem. Hair/ glam metal still counts because that is actually just hard rock with poppier lyrics.

The Top Ten

1 KISS KISS Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

Yeah, them old folks have very little to contribute of any consequence... Funny though, at the height of this bands popularity, I literally knew no one who took them seriously. There target audience was clearly pre- pubescent boys. Their great stage show was all anyone over 14 wanted to see. If you know anyone, at any age singing the praises of this band, you have my pity. - Ned964

All the songs are very similar. I think they had a good start just ruined it later on

The worst garage band ever to make the big time. It's inexplicable.

Ok yes they are overrated but nowhere near the worst

all the artists on this list aren't bad some are mediocre yes but I would take these bands anyday over garbage like Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides, Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach etc - christangrant

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2 Winger Winger

When I think of Winger I'm thinking of Stewart from Beavis and Butthead wearing that T-shirt in knowing how very forgettable they were there pretty much an interesting piece of history. - htoutlaws2012

A extremlely forgettable band at best.

3 L.A. Guns L.A. Guns

Not really that great in all honesty.

4 Warrant Warrant Warrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, California, that experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million.

Nonsense. A band cultivated and marketed to the masses. A sad statement on the tastes of anyone listening to popular radio at the time. I feel blessed that I've only heard a very small sample size of this bands "music". A bunch of rubbish - Ned964

Especially Cherry Pie, the most overrated annoying yet somehow catchy song of all time. Jani Lane was also a bad person. - Lucretia

And people claim that nu metal is corny...

Somehow youtube keeps recommending cherry pie and its hurting me - EliHbk

5 White Lion White Lion

Utterly not even semi-decent.

6 Poison Poison Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

I've still got friends that listen to this nonsense. To each their own. For the tremendous popularity they achieved in the late 1980's, this band easily gets my vote for the worst. A couple palatable tunes, but largely a disaster. - Ned964

Hair metal is hard rock which still counts as Classic Rock to me.

7 Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella is an American glam metal and hard rock band from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation.

A one hit wonder band that was signed by Bon Jovi... enough said.

8 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's more.

Bon Jovi is extremely Overhated I do agree they didn't deserve to go into the hall of fame over Priest but they are still a good band - christangrant

Its honestly weird people consider them metal... - Lucretia

This guy shouldn't be on the top 10 worst I listen to him everyday this guy is a legend

Nothing in the world pisses me off more than this band

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9 Night Ranger Night Ranger

For a "Classic Rock" band they really are mediocre.

10 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). more.

What do people see in this band? Honestly I see a mediocre wannabe Beatles and the Beatles is already mediocre to begin with.

There instrumental is not that good and all sounds the same, plus Mick Jaggers voice is not really singing sometimes its just talking - Lucretia

Made better blues songs than the beatles. Built on their influences unlike the beatles. - sweetbeef

"Mediocre wannabe Beatles? " Is your hearing okay? There are virtually NO similarities between them. The Stones are a rock, rock 'n' roll, and R&B band. Not long after achieving fame, the Beatles went heavily pop. As to mediocrity, it's true the Stones are a studio band. Very consistently disappointing live.

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The Newcomers

? REO Speedwagon

Just not good at all.

? Three Dog Night

The Contenders

11 Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also more.
12 Supertramp
13 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.
14 Ratt Ratt Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s, with their albums having been certified as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum by the RIAA.

A mediocre band at best with nothing that's remotely interesting.

Round and Round is so stupid. And that's their only well known song. - Lucretia

annoying - EliHbk

15 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to more.
16 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .
17 ZZ Top ZZ Top ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.
18 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). more.
19 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".
20 Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. As of 2010, the band currently consists of Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen.

Maybe including the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Queen was done for shock value? Anyway, I saw Cheap Trick live once and it was obviously a track show. Every time the lead guitarist went on a solo, the lights would go off in the theatre. No kidding. At first I thought it kinda cool, but as the set dragged on, it got very annoying, many others noticed as well. It may have been only that night, but I had the misfortune of going that night. - Ned964

21 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.

My god I hate this band... - SomePersonYouHate

22 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

They may be overrated (not really, they deserve it) but they definitely do not deserve a spot here - SoldierOfFortune

Not really good and overrated. - Lucretia

Not cracked up to all it is said to be - EliHbk

Queen is one of the best

obviously a troll entry - christangrant

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23 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), more.

Again obvious Troll Entry - christangrant

Failed troll? - EliHbk

Again I disagree.

24 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

Extremely Overrated but not "worst" material - christangrant

Overrated is an entirely different concept, don't vote because of that, go to an overrated lsit if you want to. But Led Zeppelin are talented. - SoldierOfFortune

They are a very overrated rock band. But think where rock music would be today without them? Hard rock wouldn't be like today if there weren't led zeppelin. Eddie Van Halen and Van Halen, Steve Vai, Queen, Rush, Kirk Hammett, AC/DC, Ramones, Aerosmith wouldn't be here today. - zxm

25 Eagles Eagles The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
26 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
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