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The Best Rock Bands of All-Time  

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List Rules Only rock bands or rock artists with solo careers.

There are thousands of rock bands that have existed throughout the decades ever since the dawn of rock and roll, but only the greatest ones have stood the test of time and continue to be classic and popular bands to listen to with their timeless music. Whether it be current bands or classic oldies, who are the greatest rock bands of all time?

Anyone can vote on this best rock bands list, which makes these rankings a trustworthy way to find out which great rock artists are truly the best. You can also add your own rankings to this list and see how your taste in music stacks up against everyone else's. Listening to great rock music is fun, but showing off your superior rock and roll taste is even better.

For more rock music, check out this list of the Best Beatles Songs of All Time, or vote on these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.

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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin II
2
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Abbey Road, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3
Queen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
A Night at the Opera, Queen, Innuendo
4
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Let It Bleed, Exile on Main St., Sticky Fingers
5
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here
6
The Who is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Who's Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia
7
AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Back in Black, Highway to Hell, Let There Be Rock
8
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
The Doors, L.A. Woman, Strange Days
9
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
First Rays of the New Rising Sun, Band of Gypsys, Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection
10
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Nevermind, In Utero, MTV Unplugged in New York
11
Eagles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Hotel California, Eagles Greatest Hits, Volume 2
12
U2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
The Joshua Tree, War, Achtung Baby
13
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Metallica
14
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Appetite for Destruction, G N' R Lies, Use Your Illusion I
15
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Toys in the Attic, Pump, Permanent Vacation
16
Creedence Clearwater Revival is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Green River, Cosmo's Factory, Willy and the Poor Boys
17
Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Paranoid, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell
18
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs
19
The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Pet Sounds, Surfin' USA, Ultimate Christmas
20
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Van Halen, 1984, Diver Down
21
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Rumours, Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night
22
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
prostoemail97 added Highway 61 Revisited, Blood on the Tracks, Blonde on Blonde
23
The Police is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
Synchronicity, Ghost in the Machine, Zenyattà Mondatta
24
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
461 Ocean Boulevard, Crossroads, Pilgrim
25
Lynyrd Skynyrd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rock Bands of All-Time
(pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd), Second Helping, Gold