Musicians The Worst Rock Bands of All Time  

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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 (but some of them are still on the best rock songs of 2018) 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.

1
6,207 3,972
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

2
5,100 1,651
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
4,107 2,899
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

4
4,774 2,749
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
4,479 2,969
Creed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

6
3,218 2,305
Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Good Charlotte Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk

7
2,888 2,869
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
2,925 1,247
Color Me Badd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
slackMFr added Color Me Badd Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

9
3,308 2,543
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Maroon 5 Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

10
2,599 714
Blood on the Dance Floor is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
2,089 1,579
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KatyaDjirkinov added Starship Pop music, Rock music, Acid rock

12
1,986 1,436
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

13
2,360 2,212
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Panic! at the Disco Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

14
2,210 2,712
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
My Chemical Romance Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

15
3,165 2,950
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Coldplay Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

16
2,229 1,725
Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Smash Mouth Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

17
1,754 1,565
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Puddle of Mudd Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

18
2,061 788
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

19
2,029 2,611
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

20
2,045 3,016
Korn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Korn Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

21
2,236 2,222
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Papa Roach Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

22
1,374 757
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Sleeping with Sirens Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

23
2,129 2,770
U2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
bigfatsissy added U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

24
1,755 1,974
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hootie & the Blowfish Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

25
1,849 1,474
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
2,040 1,014
Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Black Veil Brides Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

27
1,393 519
Brokencyde is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Brokencyde Crunkcore

28
1,785 626
30 Odd Foot of Grunts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time

29
1,787 1,111
Phish is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Phish Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion

30
1,217 1,518
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added 3 Doors Down Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

31
2,300 1,262
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Chumbawamba Rock music, World music, Dance

32
1,178 470
Blue is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
robin-powell added Blue Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

33
889 608
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
1,026 1,219
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
EveryIdeaStolen added Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

35
1,822 1,436
Hole is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Hole Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

36
1,784 2,189
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Slipknot Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

37
883 1,049
Staind is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

38
615 295
Emmure is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Emmure Nu metal, Deathcore, Mathcore

39
1,328 1,375
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
JosefMueller added Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

40
1,415 686
The Mr. T Experience is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
The Mr. T Experience Pop punk, Punk rock

41
807 470
Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Asking Alexandria Euro-trance, Deathcore, Metalcore

42
1,016 856
Gwar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
S├ębastien Howald added Gwar Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

43
1,232 460
The Cockroaches is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
thecollo67 added The Cockroaches Pub rock, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

44
823 1,117
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
1,689 1,520
WHAM! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added WHAM! Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

46
1,368 952
Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Savage Garden Melodic Rock, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

47
1,764 2,428
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

48
1,186 462
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49
841 909
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Five Finger Death Punch Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

50
1,197 464
Anorexia Nervosa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Anorexia Nervosa Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Gothic metal