Metal English Hard Rock Bands List

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List of English hard rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as hard rock solo artists from England are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great English music that you've never heard before. The hard rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in England. If you think the best English hard rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Artists on this list include Paul McCartney and David Bowie.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular hard rock bands from England?" and "Which hard rock bands started in England?" then this list will answer your questions.
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1
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

2
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

3
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

4
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

5
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

6
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

7
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

8
The Who is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

9
Queen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

10
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

11
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

12
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

13
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

14
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

15
PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica

16
Cream is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

17
Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

18
Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

19
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

20
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

21
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

22
Yes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

23
The Jimi Hendrix Experience is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

24
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

25
Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Hard Rock Bands List
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music