Rock 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
7,841 4,929
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal
2
5,410 3,683
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
6,649 2,149
Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap
4
5,980 3,500
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore
5
5,585 3,640
Creed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal
6
4,109 2,966
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
4,553 3,293
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
3,536 971
Blood on the Dance Floor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Synthpop, Electronic music, Alternative dance
9
2,743 2,034
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KatyaDjirkinov added Pop music, Rock music, Acid rock
10
3,719 3,845
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
2,715 1,936
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge
12
2,977 2,388
Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music
13
4,139 3,795
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
2,690 1,047
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop
15
2,715 1,409
Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock
16
2,877 3,639
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
17
3,102 3,109
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
18
2,901 3,540
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
19
2,561 3,912
Korn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal
20
1,890 679
Brokencyde is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Crunkcore
21
2,342 2,051
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge
22
2,778 2,814
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Nu metal, Rock music, Emo
23
2,906 3,705
U2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
bigfatsissy added Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock
24
2,252 2,498
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music
25
1,848 1,035
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