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The Best German Rock Bands/Artists

Updated September 8, 2021 4.7k votes 1.3k voters 71.5k views56 items

This list of the best German rock bands in the world includes all of the top Deutsche rock musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution (both rock groups and solo rock artists form Germany), with the order decided by actual fans of the best German rock music.

The artists and bands featured below range from Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Blackmail to Böhse Onkelz and Silbermond, as well as other 80s, 90s, and current German rockers who've performed worldwide, and they've all fused rock with a diverse array other genres, including metal, alternative, folk, and punk.

This list includes all new German rock bands and serves as an accurate compilation of the best examples of German rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into German rock music. 

Ultimately, this list answers the questions "who are the best German rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest German rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's songs and albums instead of just voting for the most popular German rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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