Worst Rock Bands of All Time
The Top Ten
Jonas Bros. Is not rock. But they suck nevertheless.
WHY IS RADIOHEAD IN THIS LIST?!?! Same with Nirvana, U2, Blink-182, The Beatles, etc.
Oh yeah, Nickelback sucks. If you see "Nickelback" and "innovative" in the same sentence, the words "is the opposite of" is between them, maybe some variation of words. 10 years of singles all sound the same.
Radio head is terrible. Same with Blink-182. Nickel back is the worst band ever
Nickelback is the punchline of music. Everything about them is a joke. They try so so hard to try to be cool and that is why they immediately fail.
That being said, why are good bands like blink-182, rolling stones, queen, mumford & sons, pink floyd, and such on this list?
I don't even know why I'm bothering with this top-ten website (this site sucks, reason being it's just a popularity contest) but I'm bored. Anyway, Nickelback sucks, their song Rockstar is probably the worst song I've heard (in it's entirety, I tried listening to that Brokencyde song but I turned it off) they only play power chords in their songs and when they finally tried a guitar solo (after 5 albums) it sounded horrible. Really horrible, like a kid trying to to play an 80's hair metal solo and failing, like a bunch of random notes strung together without any sense for melody or harmony. Moving on, Chad Kroeger is a awful lyricist. Want proof? How about an excerpt from their best known song how you remind me?
"Despite words in my head
Scream "Are we having fun yet? "
First off, words usually don't scream, words are screamed, voices scream.
The second line sounds awful because he tries to 8 syllables in a meter that is meant for 5, also fun was ...more
If it sounds awful try changing your guitar's tuning, they could probably be using a different tuning
Rock sounds bad anyways.V 117 Comments
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.
I don't think that you realize that this band is not punk rock. This band is not even pop punk (which is understandably hated), Actual punk, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Bad Religion.. That's punk rock, not this pop group. - longlostdogofit
this list sucks and especially jonas brothers. Nirvana and the other great bands don't deserve to be here. fool!
This is the most f'd up list on this website. First of all, none of the negative lists are great, but this tops the list. Yes, it does list most of the bands that are horrid, but half of these items should not be on here. Moreover, many of these bands are also listed on the counterpart of this list ("Best Rock Bands of all Time"). For example, Metallica, who should not be on this list and anyone with any musical understanding and knowledge would agree, are listed at #15 of the worst rock bands, whereas on the greatest rock bands they are #3. Where is the sense in that? But this list is mostly derived from the meaningless opinions of the imbecilic music listener who thinks they know what they are talking about, but when in reality, they are deluding themselves into ideas of false music realizations. These people should be prohibited from being able to express their opinions to a global audience.
To the following bands, I apologize for your presence on this list (only naming a ...more
How dare people even put them in the same cat as LD, Queen, Metallica, etc! They need to be in the Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney cat, whatever one that is! I just know it's a cat that blows chunks. - DtbjmbV 134 Comments
I think the reason why most people don't like them is because they were totally and completely created by the media, for the media, if they had been self formed and wrote their own songs and music I'd at least give them at the very least my respect, even though I wouldn't like their music (assuming they'd be making the same music if they were self-formed even though I highly doubt anyone who was "in it for the music, man! " would be making this kind of poppy cliché music just to appeal to the mass market of twelve year old girls) I wouldn't call them "the worst band ever" but as far as my opinion is concerned they don't even qualify as a band, any band that is made by a big label formed for no other reason than to make money is not even a real band. Again just my opinion. I don't hate any of them personally, though I do hate their music, I'd hate that no matter who they were or what they were, I think what I really hate though is what they stand for which is that you can completely ...more
Well, I wouldn't say that One Direction is the worst band ever, mainly because there are a LOT of other horrible bands out there. They have only two good songs (I like a lot nu-metal/grunge/punk bands).
They don't write their own music, and they don't have a lot of depth in their songs, all it is is synthesizers and cheesy lyrics about girls.
Overall, the deserve to be around fifth place - Blair_Ball
These guys definitely get my vote on this, the truth is that they're only famous because girls find them attractive. If they weren't as good looking as girls say they are I'll bet they'd be home playing video games all day and wasting their lives. The part that most confuses me is that they got on this list at all, they are NOWHERE NEAR rock!
Their fans consider them as rock, but you are right, they aren't anything related to rock
I remember when this totally "fresh" band came out a few years ago. Everybody in school was talking about them and everybody had their opinion. All of the girls went ballistic over them while the "tough guys" called them losers and excuse my language "p******". Later when I was driving home I finally heard one of their songs on the radio. Then I realized it was another lame boy-band. Uggh. I have no clue how another group of supposedly hot boys got to become a great commercial band of today. It boggles my mind as to how these guys even became famous in the first place. It was during X-factor, a show where people try to show their talent but always a person that sings who should be on American Idol wins or comes close to winning. It's just another marketing scam so companies could get deals on a good contract. They were formed when Simon Cowell (who I have no beef with) combine the five rejects into a band. Of course in X-factor style, they came in third ...more
Its honestly depressing that we're at a point where one direction is even considered to be a rock band! Even if it's talking about the worst, One direction is pop and pop only! The same goes for the Jonas brothers, and 5 seconds of summer, bands also on this list for who knows why, I love the fact that people are voting for them as the worst, but the fact that there even on a list, exclusive for ROCK! It's pretty infuriating honestlyV 317 Comments
Black Veil Brides does not promote suicide, they don't at all. They are a wonderful band. If you don't like them, at least respect them.
THESE ARE QUOTES FROM THEM..
"You're not alone, we'll brave this storm. And face today"-Carolyn
"Never give in, never back down. When your life feels lost, fight against all odds"-Never Give In
"Suicide isn't cowardly. I'll tell you what is cowardly;treating people so badly that they want to end their lives. "-Ashley Purdy
"Dear suicidal teens,
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Sincerely,
You have so much to look forward to in life. "~Ashley Purdy
BVB is an inspirational, wonderful, great band. You just can't realize it.
They save lives. Their lyrics are meaningful. Suicidal people have been saved by their music all over. Bullied kids have something that can bring them joy, their music and lyrics. Self harmers of people that use to have been helped, by their music and lyrics. Now stop following those ...more
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.
I love this band and if you think I am another emo bitch your half right. I'm not emo I am a bitch though. People who say the music was way to repetitive. Here what I have to say. Have you ever heard music? Or even known the word cause all music is repetitive dumbass! And bunch of people uses excuses like creativity isn't there or it isn't original. AGAIN, ITS MUSIC! Than people says that the fans are the problem and if you want to rant about the fans, this is NOT the list. I think people just hate this band is just because there are an emo band but I respect your opinion but have some other more reasons that actually are true. - spodermanfan1000V 97 Comments
Radiohead, Nirvana, U2, metallica, coldplay, Black sabbath, pink floyd, The rolling stones! The people who put these bands on here know nothing about music at all, don't you people get that it it is good to make up new sounds and be creative. These are some of the most influential and innovative bands of all time! Just because they are not your crappy justin beiber does not mean they suck
Radiohead on this list?
Who the hell voted for them?
To be honest, they're not that bad. I just can't stand the crimes and law troubles Scott Stapp has got himself into over the years. And appearing drunk on game shows.
I love Creed... :(V 30 Comments
Who the heck voted for Pink Floyd? They're one of the greatest bands to grace the Earth.
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$". From the intro song to the very end, each song felt louder and louder, and I enjoyed it a lot. The problem is just 2 years later they had a drastic decrease in quality with the album "Significant Other". No more screaming, no more good riffs, no more good rapping. It just sounded like an angry white rapper surrounded by metal music in the background, and if you could believe it, they got worse with there next album "Chocolate Starfish and Hot Dog Flavored Water" which I consider the absolute worst album ever... Worse then any thing Nickleback could ever put out at their worst. It is just over 75 minutes of some of the worst songs you can possibly find. As for "Results May Vary" and "Gold Cobra" they sounded ...more
The other band members are talented, but especially people hates Fred Durst and the combination of rap and metal. - 05yusuf09
Limp Bizkit... Just, why? Why does a band like this exist? Is their existence proof that God doesn't exist? Or maybe their existence is proof that Satan does exist? How can a band like this become popular and sell millions of records worldwide? How can a group that names an album Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ become famous and successful? How can a band name an album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water and get it to debut at no. 1 on the albums charts? For Christ's sake, how can a band named LIMP BIZKIT (! ) become world famous?! How can a band consisting of an immature tool who thinks he's black and wear a backwards red baseball hat and a guitarist who dresses up in ridiculous and unbelievably stupid outfits sell millions of copies? How can a band make terrible, meaningless rap rock songs about absolutely nothing, and pass it off as heavy metal music? How could we, as human beings, allow this to happen? How could we, as human beings, allow a group of wannabe rappers who have ...more
Okay first off, One Direction aren't rock and the Jonas Bros aren't a real band, just a tool used by Disney to promote their bad T.V. show. In terms of real rock bands, Limp Bizkit is probably the worst out there. "Rollin'" is a terrible song, Fred Durst is an untalented douchebag (check out his guitar solo on YouTube, it's hilarious) and the riffs are so generic and completely uninspired. Side note, why are Metallica in the top 20? Say what you want about their more recent work or Lars's Napster crusade but back in the day they were innovators pushing the thrash genre as far as it could possibly go and revolutionized music forever all the while suffering through so much like Cliff's death, Dave Mustaine issues and financial difficulties. Just because they're super popular doesn't mean they're sellouts. - amthe67V 45 Comments
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 ...more
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.
The absolute worst band ever. Seriously, though, this guy just took every band that someone might like and put it on here. The majority of the bands listed do NOT belong here.
This band is the worst band ever - lovingicecreamsV 83 Comments
To be fair they aren't even that bad, don't put them down just cause you don't like there music, it's their choice to do that. And people who fault them for being PUNK ROCK or POP/ROCK, you clearly can't see that both them names have the word 'rock' in them, stop wasting your time voting for these when the jonas brothers are so low down. - Tobzz
This list is so bad and full of hypocrisy. Everybody is like "why hate on (insert band here) for no reason" while they give no reason themselves.
And pink Floyd, queen, the rolling stones, the beatles? Some people must like the Jonas brothers.
BS on of the best bands I've ever heard. Patrick Stump, (Their lead singer), AMAZING! Go look his solo stuff up on YouTube
I like pretty much all rock. But this is one band I can not stand. I have tried to like them but I would honestly rather listen to pop music and I am a pretty serious rocker. Sugar I'm coming down is so bad I don't get how so many people like it and see it was there best work.V 109 Comments
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.
What's the deal? Coldplay is supposed to be one of the best bands.
Not the worst band, but certainly not the best. Worst bands on this list would be OneD and JoBros.
Who ever put Coldplay on this list has only listened to the radio songs of the newest album. Listen to their older stuff and change your mind please.V 85 Comments
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.
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?
Insane Clown Posse is not even rock at all, it is a bunch of clowns that rap. Though this is not a good group, this should not be on the list because they are rap, not rock. - AnimeDrawerV 36 Comments
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.
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.
Absolutely awful basically straight plagiarism of The Devil Wears Prada plagues but worse with techno bits, when did this become post hardcore I thought that was bands like Thursday and At the Drive in
I tried listening to their music but I couldn't get into it. My friend likes them but I still don't like them.V 14 Comments
What is metallica, pink floyd, Guns N' Roses, nirvana and worst of all my favorite band the rolling stones dooing on this list? This lame band should be much higher here... It is equivalent to the Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber and other ugly and commercial crap like lady gaga... This is pathetic.
No. No-no-no-no. Tokio Hotel definitely shouldn't be in this list. The list is about the worst rock bands. That's right, ROCK. But can anybody say that this crap is rock? (cricket chirping)
They are not even a ROCK band to begin with so I don't think they should be included in this list.
This list is entitled 'Worst Rock Bands of All Time' after all but apparently the vast majority of people who visit this site can't even read.
Having said that, their 'music' undeniably sucks though and I will tell you why: incredibly cheesy teenage-oriented lyrics, dull sounding guitar tones and extremely poor technical skills by the rest of the band. They don't even try to write good music because their fanbase is composed almost exclusively by dumb teenagers with very bland musical tastes and they are totally OK with this very fact.
All these facts only support the idea that Tokio Hotel are nothing more but a bunch of losers who only are probably in it for the money and fame.
I do not listen to them but I have nothing against them. #RockStyleV 11 Comments
They are actually pretty good if you leave out all the swears in their lyrics. I do not think they should even be on this list but if they had to be...
Oh my gosh guys this band is great! OK, the swearing not so much but still! Geez Louise, people, they are the same as angels and airwaves and totally do not deserve to be on this list.
I'm assuming the same people who voted for Fall Out Boy also voted for Blink. Again, here's a band that should not be on here! They're not even close to being one of the worst of all time! They're one of the most influential pop-punk bands of our time. - WhiteWalkersAreDeadStarks
This band is awesome! BOTDF is way worse. Tom DeLonge is an awesome singer, as well as Mark Hoppus. Their songs are meaningful. Green Day and Blink 182 should not be here. - AnimeDrawerV 62 Comments
Why on earth is U2 hear they are not rock but pop and they are loved by millions. I don't want to live on this planet
I always wonder what's up with this site.. If its managed and voted on by monkeys.. Go watch their live version of 'bad' performed at wembley for live aid, 1985.. That's not something you'd see everyday..
The person that said U2 were a pop band he/she is talking through a hole in their butt holes. They are the biggest and the best band in the world, in fact the whole universe. I agree when that guy says they are legends. Best album, I have 2, The Joshua Tree and Songs of Inmocence. My favourite song Sunday Bloody Sunday. As someone else said the site is voted by monkeys that person has hit the nail on the head. So if they're is another bad word said about them, the heaven help them.
U2 is extremely overrated. Just because they sold 100 million records worldwide doesn't they are the greatest band. Their music isn't even that good. The reason why they suck is because of Bono. Biggest Douche in rockV 76 Comments
This is the wannabe version of All Time Low and Blink-182 with a hint of One Direction. - gothictomboy66
I agree. They are clearly a boy band and not a punk band. I've listened to a few of their songs and they sound like they're from a typical boy band. - dingodile2603
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.
I cannot stand 5 seconds of Summer. They try WAY to hard to be like All Time Low and their little girl fans are convinced that they're the most punk rock thing in the world. It's gotten to the point where I have run into their fans at All Time Low shows. They have no clue what is going on and are scared because All Time Low shows are nothing like their One Direction style shows.
Wannabe Green DayV 53 Comments
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.
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 ...more
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I like this band they are awesome - lovingicecreamsV 27 Comments
Why would anybody say metalica is bad they are so good I love master of puppets and have since I was a little kid. I would understand people who hate heavy metal saying its bad but I can't believe it has this many dislikes. At least System of a Down isn't on the list...
What! Metallica on 14th of course not it should be on first place not those jonas brothers. I loved Metallica since I was a little kid the black album and ride the lightning are the best albums they have. Of course this is the best band ever!
Why the hell is Metallica on this list. Whoever has dislike for Metallica I want them to listen to one and master of puppets. All the dislikes would turn into likes. However those who prefer blues and jazz tones may not prefer the heavy music of Metallica, but Metallica is the most influential metal artists of all time who have influenced many future metal artists such as avenged sevenfold. Hats of to the best musicians in the world. The MASTER OF PUPPETS.
Most overrated band of all timeV 52 Comments
Nirvana is awesome they should not be here
Nirvana is a great band and shouldn't be on here.
This is the worst list ever
Definitely deserve to be here, if you discount their influence on the genre, their music was mediocre at best. One of the most overrated bands in existence and Cobain's brains getting blown out was the best thing he did for the band.V 116 Comments
The same pattern of song very repetitive - ronluna
Why is daughtry in this list? They have very good songs (over you, life after you, no surprise, crawling back to you... )
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 - Danielsun182
Just the same generic pop-rock formula.V 15 Comments
Radiohead's electronic music shows that they are a great band being able to create great music from other genres besides rock.
Electronic music is what they wanted to do and if they did just what the fans wanted by just creating rock music then they would be selling out and doing it for the money which isn't the true spirit of Radiohead.
Radiohead are gods amongst mere mortals, they should not be here. They should be in best bands of all time lists
They are the BEST musical act the world has ever seen...
The most pretentious slop aside form Bon Iver. Greenwood thinks he is a composer.V 19 Comments
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