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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  1. 1
    + 11268
    - 4175

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 10516
    - 5131

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 8718
    - 3567

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 6869
    - 4068

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 8604
    - 3237

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 5267
    - 3110

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 6504
    - 3387

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 5645
    - 2681

    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 4858
    - 3074

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 5470
    - 4074

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 4602
    - 3563

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 3827
    - 2839

    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 4034
    - 3107

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 4231
    - 2959

    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 4760
    - 3002

    ranked low on reranks Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 3666
    - 3816

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

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 3674
    - 2341

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 2877
    - 2598

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

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 2545
    - 2564

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

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 3414
    - 2385

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 3247
    - 2379

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 3505
    - 2219

    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 3029
    - 2147

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 3267
    - 2030

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 3077
    - 2236

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 2510
    - 1914

    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2023
    - 1681

    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2413
    - 1835

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2083
    - 2121

    often listed Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 2358
    - 1774

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 2814
    - 1722

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 2312
    - 2369

    often listed Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2542
    - 1868

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 2148
    - 1633

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 1903
    - 1573

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2028
    - 1908

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2585
    - 1718

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1940
    - 1488

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 1718
    - 1563

    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 1730
    - 1498

    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 2130
    - 1880

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1593
    - 1507

    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1855
    - 1610

    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 1915
    - 1562

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 1638
    - 1070

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 1937
    - 1576

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 1417
    - 1373

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 1401
    - 1071

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 1300
    - 1454

    often listed Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1518
    - 1545

    often listed Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
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