The Best Rock Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians
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The Best Rock Bands of All Time

List Criteria: Only rock bands or rock artists with solo careers.

There are thousands of rock bands that have existed throughout the decades ever since the dawn of rock and roll, but only the greatest ones have stood the test of time and continue to be classic and popular bands to listen to with their timeless music. Who are the greatest rock bands of all time?

Anyone can vote on this best rock bands list, which makes these rankings a trustworthy way to find out which great rock artists are truly the best. You can also add your own rankings to this list and see how your taste in music stacks up against everyone else's. Listening to great rock music is fun, but showing off your superior rock and roll taste is even better.

For more rock music, check out this list of the Best Beatles Songs of All Time, or vote on these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.
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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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    the people's #1 & most listed Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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  3. 3
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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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  4. 4
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  5. 5
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    ranked low on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  6. 6
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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  10. 10
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    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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  11. 11
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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  16. 16
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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  17. 17
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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  22. 22
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

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    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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  30. 30
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    often listed Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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  32. 32
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

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  44. 44
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    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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  45. 45
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    ranked low on reranks Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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