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The Worst Rock Bands of All Time 

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List Rules Bands only — no solo artists. 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. And, if one of your favorites is on here, don't hesitate to vote their entry down as a show of support.

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Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Blood on the Dance Floor... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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30 Odd Foot of Grunts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Brokencyde is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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New Kids on the Block is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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The Cockroaches is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Anorexia Nervosa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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JLS is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Design the Skyline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Mägo de Oz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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The Mr. T Experience is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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The Strikers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Attila is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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van Canto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Emmure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Stonebreed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Pretty Boy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Iron Horse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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The Frogs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time