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. No other genres

The best rock bands ever, ranked by music fans worldwide. 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 of the best rock bands, and see how your taste in music stacks up against everyone else's. Because 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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    the people's #1 & most listed Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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

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  3. 3
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    often listed Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  4. 4
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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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  5. 5
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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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  6. 6
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    ranked low on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  7. 7
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  8. 8
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  10. 10
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    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  12. 12
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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  14. 14
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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  15. 15
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    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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

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

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  18. 18
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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  19. 19
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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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  20. 20
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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  21. 21
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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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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    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

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    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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  30. 30
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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  31. 31
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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    often listed Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  36. 36
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    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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  37. 37
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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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  38. 38
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    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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  39. 39
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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  40. 40
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    often listed Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  41. 41
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    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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    often listed Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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  46. 46
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    ranked low on reranks Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  48. 48
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    ranked high on reranks Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  49. 49
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    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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