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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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168 88
AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Rock Bands
Kel Varnsen added AC/DC Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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2
187 103
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Rock Bands
Adam Tyler added Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

3
122 77
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Rock Bands
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
125 90
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Rock Bands
Foo Fighters Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

5
103 73
Muse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Rock Bands
Randolph Strauss added Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

6
108 78
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Rock Bands
Pearl Jam Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

7
101 73
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Rock Bands
SunnyPathak added Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

8
69 50
The Who is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Rock Bands
SunnyPathak added The Who Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

9
85 68
Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Rock Bands
Ariel Kana added Rage Against the Machine Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Political hip hop

10
71 58
ZZ Top is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Rock Bands
Arthur Williams added ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

11
77 65
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Rock Bands
Keaton added Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

12
70 61
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Rock Bands
HNTM added Soundgarden Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

13
66 57
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MatuteGonano added Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock - rock   

14
83 79
U2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Rock Bands
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

15
69 67
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Rock Bands
AssasinRiznaSangBarcelonista added Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music - This Band From Hutington Beach ,A Very cool song 

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10 3
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Rock Bands
oliver18799 added Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
33 36
The Allman Brothers Band is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Rock Bands
BostonBruins added The Allman Brothers Band Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

18
49 61
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Rock Bands
TriciaSams added 3 Doors Down Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

19
49 62
Pixies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Rock Bands
CanIhaveyonumba added Pixies Experimental rock, Grunge, Noise

20
44 57
Cheap Trick is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Rock Bands
Cheap Trick Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

21
49 69
Incubus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Rock Bands
Alan Lewis added Incubus Nu metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

22
2 0
Kasabian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Rock Bands
AlexKolagji added Kasabian Neo-progressive rock, Space rock, Rock music

23
37 57
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Rock Bands
Adam Tyler added The Black Crowes Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

24
46 74
Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Rock Bands
Kings of Leon Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

25
33 54
Social Distortion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Rock Bands
Adam Tyler added Social Distortion Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

26
32 56
Modest Mouse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Good Rock Bands
Randolph Strauss added Modest Mouse Indie pop, Garage rock, Space rock

27
30 53
Sonic Youth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Good Rock Bands
Ariel Kana added Sonic Youth Noise rock, Rock music, No wave

28
22 41
The Doobie Brothers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Good Rock Bands
smellsrank added The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

29
33 63
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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30
28 56
Arcade Fire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Good Rock Bands
Keaton added Arcade Fire Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock

31
27 56
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

32
22 49
The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Good Rock Bands
Kel Varnsen added The Flaming Lips Rock music, Space rock, Psychedelic pop

33
29 63
Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Good Rock Bands
Kyle Townsend added Mumford & Sons Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock

34
23 52
Dropkick Murphys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Good Rock Bands
Music Lover added Dropkick Murphys Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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

36
15 39
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Good Rock Bands
bdkalino added Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Americana, Noise rock, Rock music

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

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

39
19 61
My Morning Jacket is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Good Rock Bands
Randolph Strauss added My Morning Jacket Heartland rock, Rock music, Country rock

40
14 50
Band of Horses is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Good Rock Bands
Katie Wells added Band of Horses Rock music, Alternative country, Indie rock

41
14 51
Grizzly Bear is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Good Rock Bands
Lon Harris added Grizzly Bear Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

42
12 46
Spoon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Good Rock Bands
Keaton added Spoon Third-wave of ska, Garage rock, Alternative rock

43
12 47
Drive-By Truckers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Good Rock Bands
Katie Wells added Drive-By Truckers Rock music, Alternative rock, Alternative country

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44
8 45
Cowboy Mouth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Good Rock Bands
Music Lover added Cowboy Mouth Rock music, Rock and roll

45
8 45
The Walkmen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Good Rock Bands
Katie Wells added The Walkmen Rock music, Garage rock, Indie rock

46
8 45
The Avett Brothers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Good Rock Bands
Katie Wells added The Avett Brothers Folk music, Folk rock, Bluegrass

47
8 47
Ween is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Good Rock Bands
Lon Harris added Ween Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

48
6 45
Iron & Wine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Good Rock Bands
Samantha Dillinger added Iron & Wine Folk music, Folk rock, Indie folk

49
5 46
One Day As a Lion is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Good Rock Bands
Joe Morris added One Day As a Lion Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop, Rock music

50
5 46
The Hold Steady is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Good Rock Bands
Music Lover added The Hold Steady Heartland rock, Rock music, Alternative rock