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The Best Black Rock Bands

List Criteria: Either the band is majority black or has a clear leader who is (a la Phil Lynott). Solo artists (Jimi) OK. Rock only, no R&B.

A list of the best black rock bands including a few afro-punk and black alternative bands. While black rock musicians and afro-punks might only be a minority within the United States, remember that in other regions such as South America and Africa, they're the majority. The real irony though of black rock is that rock itself is derived from Rock 'n' Roll, which in turn was derived from African American jazz and blues. One could argue then that black rock forms a direct line back to rock's true origins. The African American rock bands on this list are some of the best out there-- in any genre.

What is the best black rock band? What are the names of some black rock bands? This list mostly contains famous black rock bands, if you have a favorite that isn't listed, add them and upvote your favorites!
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    added by sangredeargento Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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    added by myofficialfakeemail Psychedelic soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

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    added by suijam2 Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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    Psychedelic soul, Acid rock, P-Funk

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    Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

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    added by MarySSpiegel Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Reggae

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal

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    Heavy metal, Reggae fusion, Hard rock

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    added by myofficialfakeemail Minneapolis sound Rock, Funk, Soul, Pop, New Wave.

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    The Chamber Brothers

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    Kings X

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

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    Rock music, Funk metal, Heavy metal

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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Heavy metal

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rock music

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    new! & added by vikingslad28 Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Progressive metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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    Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    added by SandraVilcu Blood Orange

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Folk rock

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    Dance-punk, Rock music, Post-Britpop

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Rap metal

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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    Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

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    New Age music, Dance music, Rhythm and blues

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    added by SandraVilcu Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Spoken word

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    Neo soul, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

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    added by SandraVilcu Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Hip hop music

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    added by DavidClickCox Saidah Baba Talibah Blues Rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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    added by AleMadMaxBundy Band209 HoodMetal

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    Osabissa

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    added by SandraVilcu Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Thrash metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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