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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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1
5,793 3,763
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

2
4,734 1,572
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
4,231 2,809
Creed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

4
4,481 2,611
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
3,814 2,737
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

6
3,042 2,168
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
3,601 1,892
'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added 'N Sync Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

8
2,744 1,181
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
2,673 2,662
Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Fall Out Boy Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

10
3,028 2,393
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Maroon 5 Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

11
2,733 1,891
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hoobastank Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

12
1,957 1,468
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KatyaDjirkinov added Starship Pop music, Rock music, Acid rock

13
1,852 904
The Osmonds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
IanHarvey added The Osmonds Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

14
2,060 2,494
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

The Best Rock Vocalists

15
2,968 2,740
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
2,428 675
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
2,196 2,028
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Panic! at the Disco Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

18
1,856 1,326
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

19
2,046 1,598
Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Smash Mouth Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

20
1,898 2,818
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
2,098 2,111
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

The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time

22
1,948 746
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

23
1,637 1,475
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
1,939 2,505
U2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
bigfatsissy added U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

25
1,652 1,842
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hootie & the Blowfish Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

26
1,849 2,435
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

27
1,753 1,392
Bullet for My Valentine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Bullet for My Valentine Thrash metal, Emo, Metalcore

28
1,262 706
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Sleeping with Sirens Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

The Best Frontmen in Rock

29
1,673 1,043
Phish is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Phish Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion

30
1,112 1,392
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
1,706 604
30 Odd Foot of Grunts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time

32
1,911 953
Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Black Veil Brides Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

33
1,308 496
Brokencyde is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Brokencyde Crunkcore

34
2,180 1,201
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Chumbawamba Rock music, World music, Dance

35
1,669 2,014
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Slipknot Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

36
1,107 448
Blue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
robin-powell added Blue Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

37
797 943
Staind is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

38
1,704 1,349
Hole is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Hole Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

39
1,265 1,267
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
790 558
Hollywood Undead is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hollywood Undead Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

41
739 972
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

42
1,649 2,205
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

The Best Female Rock Singers

43
927 786
Gwar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
S├ębastien Howald added Gwar Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

44
1,346 655
The Mr. T Experience is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
The Mr. T Experience Pop punk, Punk rock

45
548 268
Emmure is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Emmure Nu metal, Deathcore, Mathcore

46
725 420
Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Asking Alexandria Euro-trance, Deathcore, Metalcore

47
1,596 1,435
WHAM! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added WHAM! Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

48
751 814
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Five Finger Death Punch Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

49
1,281 896
Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Savage Garden Melodic Rock, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

50
1,168 441
The Cockroaches is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
thecollo67 added The Cockroaches Pub rock, Pop music, Rhythm and blues