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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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Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Creed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Blood on the Dance Floor... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Brokencyde is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Gwar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Kiss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Bullet for My Valentine ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Asking Alexandria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
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The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time