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Lawrence Wong
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List Rules Bands that still play live

List of good, straight ahead rock bands, as ranked by you, the public. No hip-hop, metal, hardcore, uber-indie, electronica, dance, pop, singer songwriter etc music - just rock BANDS please (some of us just like to rock!). One other bit of criteria - please only include bands that still play live. I want to use this list as a resource for good rock, let's all add good bands so we can all learn about new music, since you sure can't hear it on the radio anymore, except for the same old classic rock bands. Keep em' really good - no bands that can't play live!

What are some of the good rock bands to listen to? That's up to you to decide, but there are plenty of solid options to choose from: some of these are good young rock bands, some alternative, but all great. All of the iconic and legendary rock bands are on this list and if they aren't, feel free to add them!

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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Rock Bands
AC/DC Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Green Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Rock Bands
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Rock Bands
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Rock Bands
Foo Fighters Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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Muse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Rock Bands
Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Rock Bands
Pearl Jam Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Rock Bands
Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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The Who is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Rock Bands
The Who Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Rock Bands
Rage Against the Machine Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Political hip hop

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ZZ Top is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Rock Bands
ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Rock Bands
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Rock Bands
Soundgarden Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock - rock  

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U2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Rock Bands
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Rock Bands
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music - This Band From Hutington Beach ,A Very cool song 

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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Rock Bands
Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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The Allman Brothers Band is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Rock Bands
The Allman Brothers Band Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Rock Bands
3 Doors Down Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

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Pixies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Rock Bands
Pixies Experimental rock, Grunge, Noise

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Cheap Trick is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Rock Bands
Cheap Trick Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

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Incubus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Rock Bands
Incubus Nu metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Kasabian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Rock Bands
Kasabian Neo-progressive rock, Space rock, Rock music

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The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Rock Bands
The Black Crowes Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Rock Bands
Kings of Leon Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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Social Distortion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Rock Bands
Social Distortion Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

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Modest Mouse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Good Rock Bands
Modest Mouse Indie pop, Garage rock, Space rock

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Sonic Youth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Good Rock Bands
Sonic Youth Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

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The Doobie Brothers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Good Rock Bands
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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Dave Matthews Band is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Good Rock Bands
Dave Matthews Band Rock music, World music, Acoustic music

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Arcade Fire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Good Rock Bands
Arcade Fire Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock

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Wilco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Good Rock Bands
Wilco Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock - One of the best overall bands in America

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The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Good Rock Bands
The Flaming Lips Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

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Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Good Rock Bands
Mumford & Sons Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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Dropkick Murphys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Good Rock Bands
Dropkick Murphys Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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+ - 25 57
The Raconteurs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Good Rock Bands
The Raconteurs Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Good Rock Bands
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Americana, Noise rock, Rock music

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+ - 22 53
Death Cab for Cutie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Good Rock Bands
Death Cab for Cutie Indie pop, Emo, Alternative rock

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+ - 16 52
The National is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Good Rock Bands
The National Indie folk, Indie rock

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My Morning Jacket is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Good Rock Bands
My Morning Jacket Heartland rock, Rock music, Country rock

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Band of Horses is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Good Rock Bands
Band of Horses Rock music, Alternative country, Indie rock

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Grizzly Bear is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Good Rock Bands
Grizzly Bear Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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Spoon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Good Rock Bands
Spoon Third-wave of ska, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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Drive-By Truckers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Good Rock Bands
Drive-By Truckers Rock music, Alternative rock, Alternative country

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Cowboy Mouth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Good Rock Bands
Cowboy Mouth Rock music, Rock and roll

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The Walkmen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Good Rock Bands
The Walkmen Rock music, Garage rock, Indie rock

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The Avett Brothers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Good Rock Bands
The Avett Brothers Folk music, Folk rock, Bluegrass

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Ween is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Good Rock Bands
Ween Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

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Iron & Wine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Good Rock Bands
Iron & Wine Folk music, Folk rock, Indie folk

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One Day As a Lion is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Good Rock Bands
One Day As a Lion Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop, Rock music

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The Hold Steady is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Good Rock Bands
The Hold Steady Heartland rock, Rock music, Alternative rock