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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 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.
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1
5,004 3,282
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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2
4,139 1,272
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
3,688 2,427
Creed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

4
3,958 2,262
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
2,691 1,830
Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Good Charlotte Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk

6
3,285 2,361
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

7
2,248 2,195
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
3,225 1,630
'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added 'N Sync Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

9
2,476 998
Color Me Badd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
slackMFr added Color Me Badd Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

10
2,479 1,668
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hoobastank Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

11
2,514 2,038
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Maroon 5 Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

12
1,793 2,091
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
My Chemical Romance Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

13
1,699 1,270
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KatyaDjirkinov added Starship

14
1,923 1,655
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Panic! at the Disco Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

15
1,621 2,444
Korn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Korn Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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16
2,155 529
Blood on the Dance Floor is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
1,858 1,843
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Papa Roach Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

18
2,617 2,359
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Coldplay Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

19
1,643 732
The Osmonds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
IanHarvey added The Osmonds Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

20
1,777 590
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

21
1,632 1,135
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

22
1,625 2,091
U2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
bigfatsissy added U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

23
1,423 1,288
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Puddle of Mudd Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

24
1,094 539
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Sleeping with Sirens Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

25
1,575 1,208
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
1,781 1,368
Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Smash Mouth Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

27
1,454 1,622
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hootie & the Blowfish Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

28
1,517 2,092
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

29
909 1,166
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added 3 Doors Down Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

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30
1,678 789
Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Black Veil Brides Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

31
1,168 380
Brokencyde is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Brokencyde Crunkcore

32
1,976 1,040
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Chumbawamba Rock music, World music, Dance

33
636 400
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
1,497 1,132
Hole is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Hole Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

35
1,601 505
30 Odd Foot of Grunts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time

36
788 859
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
EveryIdeaStolen added Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

37
1,439 1,722
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Slipknot Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

38
1,012 349
Blue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
robin-powell added Blue Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

39
1,046 360
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KatyaDjirkinov added Complete

40
493 173
Design the Skyline is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Design the Skyline Deathcore, Mathcore, Metalcore

41
1,130 1,095
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
JosefMueller added Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

42
630 786
Staind is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

43
506 193
Breathe Carolina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Breathe Carolina Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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44
1,519 917
Phish is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Phish Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion

45
568 742
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

46
1,399 1,861
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

47
448 176
Emmure is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Emmure Nu metal, Deathcore, Mathcore

48
779 650
Gwar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
S├ębastien Howald added Gwar Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

49
602 285
Pierce the Veil is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pierce the Veil Pop punk, Chicano rock, Emo

50
1,259 569
The Mr. T Experience is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
The Mr. T Experience Pop punk, Punk rock