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The Worst Rock Bands of All Time

Updated August 27, 2021 659.8k votes 37k voters 350.8k views494 items

List RulesBands only -- no solo artists

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. This list features the absolute worst rock bands of all time, ranging from Insane Clown Posse to the Cockroaches. 

While many of these bands may have had wildly successful careers and contain lots of talent, such as Nickelback, Maroon 5, and My Chemical Romance, that doesn't mean that they're great rock artists. 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 whom you think are the worst.