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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.

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list ordered by
1
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore
2
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
3
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal
4
Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap
5
Creed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal
6
Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk
7
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul
8
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KatyaDjirkinov added Pop music, Rock music, Acid rock
9
Blood on the Dance Floor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance
10
Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
11
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge
12
Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music
13
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop
14
Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock
15
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
16
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
17
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge
18
Brokencyde is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Crunkcore
19
Gwar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
S├ębastien Howald added Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal
20
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop
21
Bullet for My Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Thrash metal, Emo, Metalcore
22
Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Euro-trance, Deathcore, Metalcore
23
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Nu metal, Rock music, Emo
24
Korn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal
25
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock