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
    + 12507
    - 5989

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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 13372
    - 5131

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 10352
    - 4301


    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 8201
    - 4782

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

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 10311
    - 3894

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 6229
    - 3719


    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 7748
    - 4070


    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 6657
    - 3148

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 5700
    - 3682


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 6680
    - 4782


    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 5522
    - 4281


    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 4878
    - 3725


    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 4627
    - 3524


    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 5774
    - 3567

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

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 4995
    - 3498


    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 4376
    - 4466

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

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 4495
    - 2697


    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 4004
    - 2821


    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 2995
    - 3037

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

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 3866
    - 2844

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 3330
    - 3123

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 4241
    - 2750


    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 3607
    - 2564


    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 3806
    - 2351


    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 3757
    - 2715


    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 2976
    - 2272


    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2379
    - 1957


    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2837
    - 2180


    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2429
    - 2460

    often listed
    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 3039
    - 2198


    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 3332
    - 2078


    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 2717
    - 2170


    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2781
    - 2741

    often listed
    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 2533
    - 1985


    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 2207
    - 1822


    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2364
    - 2301

    often listed
    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2661
    - 2343


    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 2468
    - 1904


    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 2176
    - 1754


    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 3003
    - 2072


    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 2122
    - 1952

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1996
    - 1774


    Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1757
    - 1336


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 2158
    - 1846


    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 1745
    - 1106

    added by BaruchLalaev
    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 2219
    - 1808


    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 1968
    - 1318

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

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 2265
    - 1827


    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 1718
    - 1693


    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1740
    - 1783

    often listed
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
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