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Good Rock Bands

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List Criteria: 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

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    AC/DC Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    added by rockboy
    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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    added by Randolph
    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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    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Political hip hop

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    ZZ Top is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Rock Bands

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    ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Rock Bands

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    Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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    Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Rock Bands

    added by HNTM
    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Rock Bands

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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

    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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    added by AssasinRiznaSangBarcelonista
    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

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    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

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    The Allman Brothers Band Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    added by TriciaSams
    Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

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    added by CanIhaveyonumba
    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

    added by The Master
    Incubus Nu metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    added by AlexKolagji
    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

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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    added by rockboy
    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

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    added by Randolph
    Indie pop, Garage rock, Space rock

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    added by Ariel Kana
    Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

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    The Doobie Brothers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Good Rock Bands

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    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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    added by Keaton
    Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock One of the best overall bands in America

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    added by Kel Varnsen
    Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

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    added by Kyle Townsend
    Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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    added by Music Lover
    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Americana, Noise rock, Rock music

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    added by Samantha Dillinger
    Indie pop, Emo, Alternative rock

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    added by Lons
    Indie folk, Indie rock

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    added by Randolph
    Heartland rock, Rock music, Country rock

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    added by Pocketful Of Sunshine
    Rock music, Alternative country, Indie rock

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    added by Lons
    Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    added by Keaton
    Third-wave of ska, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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    Rock music, Alternative rock, Alternative country

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    added by Music Lover
    Rock music, Rock and roll

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    added by Pocketful Of Sunshine
    Rock music, Garage rock, Indie rock

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    added by Pocketful Of Sunshine
    Folk music, Folk rock, Bluegrass

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    Ween is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Good Rock Bands

    added by Lons
    Ween Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

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    added by Samantha Dillinger
    Folk music, Folk rock, Indie folk

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    added by jdemo23
    Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop, Rock music

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    added by Music Lover
    Heartland rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

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