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List Rules This is a worst of list, so upvote the bands you think are the worst, and downvote the ones you like a little more.

Here they are: the absolute worst rock bands in history, ranked from the most awful bands to the kind of okay but still pretty bad by the Ranker community and real rock purists (probably like you!). This list has the absolute worst rock bands of all time and includes related corresponding album information and pictures when available.

While many of these bands may have had (or currently be having) wildly successful careers, that doesn't mean they're any good at what they do. These bands are notorious for their crumb-dumb lyrics, ear-splitting melodies, and downright annoying image and persona. What's the worst rock band of all time? That's for you to decide. Look through and vote up the rock and rollers you think are the worst. Know of a rock group that deserves a spot on this list but don't see them here? Feel free to add them, and let the bashing begin.
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1
4,912 3,228
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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2
4,068 1,254
Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Insane Clown Posse Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

3
3,628 2,397
Creed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

4
3,897 2,228
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Limp Bizkit Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

5
2,651 1,804
Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Good Charlotte Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk

6
3,232 2,328
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

7
2,199 2,146
Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Fall Out Boy Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

8
3,178 1,608
'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added 'N Sync Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

9
2,450 988
Color Me Badd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
slackMFr added Color Me Badd Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

10
2,450 1,644
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hoobastank Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

11
2,458 2,009
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Maroon 5 Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

12
1,758 2,047
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
My Chemical Romance Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

13
1,677 1,249
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KatyaDjirkinov added Starship

14
1,876 1,621
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Panic! at the Disco Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

15
1,602 2,396
Korn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Korn Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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16
2,122 524
Blood on the Dance Floor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Blood on the Dance Floor Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance

17
1,834 1,809
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Papa Roach Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

18
2,575 2,310
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Coldplay Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

19
1,617 716
The Osmonds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
IanHarvey added The Osmonds Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

20
1,754 581
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

21
1,608 1,117
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

22
1,592 2,037
U2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
bigfatsissy added U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

23
1,403 1,263
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Puddle of Mudd Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

24
1,077 527
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Sleeping with Sirens Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

25
1,555 1,181
Bullet for My Valentine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Bullet for My Valentine Thrash metal, Emo, Metalcore

26
1,755 1,346
Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Smash Mouth Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

27
1,429 1,602
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hootie & the Blowfish Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

28
1,486 2,036
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

29
890 1,134
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added 3 Doors Down Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

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30
1,648 775
Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Black Veil Brides Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

31
1,148 376
Brokencyde is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Brokencyde Crunkcore

32
1,958 1,029
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Chumbawamba Rock music, World music, Dance

33
623 383
Hollywood Undead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hollywood Undead Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

34
1,470 1,114
Hole is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Hole Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

35
1,590 500
30 Odd Foot of Grunts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time

36
770 833
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
EveryIdeaStolen added Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

37
1,416 1,682
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Slipknot Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

38
1,001 346
Blue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
robin-powell added Blue Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

39
1,037 357
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KatyaDjirkinov added Complete

40
1,122 1,077
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
JosefMueller added Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

41
482 170
Design the Skyline is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Design the Skyline Deathcore, Mathcore, Metalcore

42
617 761
Staind is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

43
497 187
Breathe Carolina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Breathe Carolina Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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44
553 711
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

45
1,370 1,803
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

46
1,503 913
Phish is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Phish Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion

47
436 172
Emmure is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Emmure Nu metal, Deathcore, Mathcore

48
764 637
Gwar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
S├ębastien Howald added Gwar Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

49
582 275
Pierce the Veil is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pierce the Veil Pop punk, Chicano rock, Emo

50
1,245 566
The Mr. T Experience is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
The Mr. T Experience Pop punk, Punk rock