Worst Rock Bands of All Time

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301 Snow Patrol Snow Patrol Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1993, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid.
302 R.E.M. R.E.M. R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry.

Whiny bull only teenage girls can stomach. All their songs sound like they're crying

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303 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

Van Halen is one of the greatest bands of all time if not the greatest band to come of the 1980's. They started during a time of Disco and Punk and started a new scene in LA that opened the door for many LA bands (Motley Crue, Ratt, Poison, Warrant etc.). Next to Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen is the most talented guitarists ever. Van Halen defines American Rock & Roll!

Wow... That person has some major personal hate going on in there. What did VH do to you, back in the day? Run over your cat with the tour bus. You're obviously some unhappy soul from the 70's to reference DLR.

Nope, sorry Van Halen don't belong here PERIOD. Go back to your skinny jeans and crappy Bieber jingle music.

But -BUT... but Van Halen is the best band to come out of the states...PERIOD!

THEY ARE GREAT. really, how about taking your head out of the sand!

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304 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name is derived from a fictional martial arts maneuver in the 2003 film Kill Bill.

This is the best band ever. PERIOD

Best modern metal band!, avenged sevenfold is the worst. But definitely not these guys

I love FFDP But I swear. If A7x is on here, I will be way more than pissed.

Horrible cheesy arena rock lyrics. How does this crap even get on the radio.

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305 The Eagles The Eagles The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.

How did THESE guys get on the list. THEY ARE THE ULTIMATE American ROCK BAND. Pink Floyd, Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin are Brittish. But EAGLES? HOLY CRAP! BEST BAND IN AMERICA! They could try a capella if they wanted to. Great harmonies, and masterful guitar playing. Most great rock bands ain't got that - greatesttop10s

What! Eagles are amazing! They don't belong this list.

I don't consider The Eagles a straight forward Rock band. They've always had a HUGE Country music influence in their music.

Hotel California is one of the best rock songs of all time

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306 Journey Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.

I've never understood why people hate this band. They are really good, if you actually listen to them.

I've always thought of Journey as being a girls rock band because every girl I know listens to them and there music is so light. Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Matchbox 20 and Nickelback are bands who I would throw in the "light girl music" bin!

The worst band that everyone seems to like for some reason. Too many people like bad music.

Journey is terrible, overrated garbage. All of their songs are the same and they're not even that good. I don't know what people's fascination is with this band.

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307 Slayer Slayer ...read more. V 4 Comments
308 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.

Corey, if you're reading this, you and the guys really should have thought twice before you put donnie at the very back where your audience could barely see him.

All of you people straight out of Highschool commenting on this, you can't begin to relate to music, you're too soft for it and the generation that spawned them.

The only good thing that came out of slipknot was Chad aplin

They a b******

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309 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.

You are dumb and I hate you whom ever decided this list was real. no

We can all go our own way. My way is the way that says you are an idiot!

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310 The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation. They are also considered to be one of the most influential alternative ...read more.

Just heard they might collaborate with Miley Cyrus. Enough of a reason to have them on here.

One of the best banks of their era

311 The Who The Who The Who is an English hard rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). The genres they were associated with happened to be rock, soft rock, hard rock, and soul rock. They are ...read more.

Okay what the heck are The Who doing on this list they are legendary.

Trolls don't have any other items to add here. - zxm

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312 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They ...read more.

Pantera's awesome and here's why it's so cool
Mouth if war etc

They're good, but that doesn't matter, they're groove metal, not rock, they have no reason to be on this list.

Whoever made this list can WALK out. Yes I'm talking to you!

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313 Drowning Pool Drowning Pool Drowning Pool is an American Alternative Metal band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the film The Drowning Pool.
314 The Pixies The Pixies The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering.
315 Korn Korn Korn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

So what if they don't use solos that often (they actually use a few)? How many solos where The Beatles famous for? Anyways! They are the pioneers of nu metal and very influential. I recommend for you to compare some of their albums with each other. Such as: Life Is Peachy, Issues, Korn and The Paradigm Shift.

But Daddy and the album cover! They ruin nice happy dreams!

Really, these guys Suck worse than Creed and nickelback. Why are they not number 1 on this list. They had no guitar solos and even if they did they'd screw it up. Sorry but Limp Bizkit is way better.

Please explain to me how Korn sucks, I have seen Korn twice in concert, the songs and the sound quality were great, they were great shows to go to, and please tell me how Limp Bizkit is better, I would love to hear it.

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316 Dave Matthews Band Dave Matthews Band Dave Matthews Band is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer/backing vocalist Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore.

Not a good band, unless you are a dumb girl between the ages of 21 and 40. Absurd that they are as popular as they are. Same song structure, same random chords over and over. Best song is a cover.

317 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" .

They were the NASCAR of the rock scene of their era: Truly redneck in every redneck sense.

Their music embodies the worst aspects of the bar band, the Vegas-style show band, the artless ululations of a man-of-the-streets vocalist, southern chauvinism, party as a verb, guitar-store-caliber "bluesy" leads full of oodly-oddly and ernie-ernie and an occasional group-and-audience rebel yell.

They were a bad band with a stupid audience - jocks, speed cookers and toothless Florida longhair losers.

Sorry about the crash.

Lynyrd Skynyrd is amazing! You have probably only heard their more southern side. I deeply recommend getting into their discography. I have two of their records, and they are both amazing!

P.S. That Florida remark is mostly wrong, but not entirely. - MrWizard1234

All their songs are classic they are still around today how many other bands from their time can say that we still hear skynyrd songs and that's not a bad thing the only bad thing is talentless bands remaking their songs like shinedown and three doors down

1. Sweet Home Alabama is SATIRE! They are making FUN of the super redneck people. Simple man and gimme three steps are very original. They break the "we're super tough gr" rock mentality and do so without being weak. Seriously why are they here?

What happened to Sweet Home Alabama?

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318 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

The fact that so many books still name the Beatles "the greatest or most significant or most influential" rock band ever only tells you how far rock music still is from becoming a serious art. Jazz critics have long recognized that the greatest jazz musicians of all times are Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, who were not the most famous or richest or best sellers of their times, let alone of all times. Classical critics rank the highly controversial Beethoven over classical musicians who were highly popular in courts around Europe. Rock critics are still blinded by commercial success: the Beatles sold more than anyone else (not true, by the way), therefore they must have been the greatest. Jazz critics grow up listening to a lot of jazz music of the past, classical critics grow up listening to a lot of classical music of the past. Rock critics are often totally ignorant of the rock music of the past, they barely know the best sellers. No wonder they will think that the Beatles did ...more

All rock critics and serious and reasonable listeners and fans do Not simply point to the commercial success of The Beatles. There are many other aspects used to support acclaim, high regard, talent and important influence. I'm not arguing here that they need to be considered the best, but your argument that they belong on this worst list is rationally and logically unsupported and unsupportable. And despite however knowledgeable and intelligent you are about music, the fact that an incredible amount of people have formed the opinion that their songs and music sound great and are preferable cannot be disregarded or considered invalid. This is entertainment after all, never an exact science and it incorporates subjectivity by nature, even if your tastes and opinions disagree - Billyv

How is this on the list? Total fail

You know not of music the Beatles are the best in the last 100 years in any type of music you pick. Just look a the songs not their number one hits those are great song in any era. And most important history has spoken and proven you wrong already they still sell the most in this centrey like the say in sales if the dog eats the dog food its good. The Beatles music will be around in 500 hunderd years when most of the other stuff out will be just a footnote Bill Atlanta

I don't care about what people say, but The Beatles were NEVER a rock band. First of all, they suck.

2, they're too overrated and everyone talks about them (still)

3,They've influenced dozens of pop stars rather than rockers or rockstars -every effing pop star likes the Beatle s..w hat? Is this really the so called "Best rock band in the world"?.

B/c I think %100 of their music is pop.

Basically, The Beatles are a pop band that messed up rock music.

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319 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 ...read more.

I totally agree, who ever made this crappy list is just one of those pop lovers because I have no idea why most of these bands are anywhere on this list.

What the hell is wrong with you people it's Pink Floyd not Justin Bieber...!

Why the hell is Pink Floyd on this list? Whoever put them here (you're a sucky person), I have one thing to tell you. If you hate Pink Floyd, you hate music. Why, you ask me? Because they're the GODS of music. Get it? If not, go listen to Comfortably Numb, Astronomy Domine, Another Brick in the Wall and The Great Gig in the Sky. If you still don't understand, it's you're at fault because you're too stupid.

Pink Floyd music has always been considered "Pot head" music because it's so slow. There's a LOT of feel and sounds with them.

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