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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 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
5,021 3,288
Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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2
3,697 2,433
Creed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Creed Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

3
4,150 1,276
Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Insane Clown Posse Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

4
3,968 2,269
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
2,697 1,835
Good Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Good Charlotte Pop punk, Rock music, Dance-punk

6
3,295 2,366
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

7
3,229 1,635
'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
2,258 2,201
Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Fall Out Boy Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

9
2,481 1,671
Hoobastank is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hoobastank Pop punk, Nu metal, Ska punk

10
2,479 1,001
Color Me Badd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
slackMFr added Color Me Badd Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

11
2,524 2,040
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Maroon 5 Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

12
1,801 2,097
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
My Chemical Romance Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

13
1,930 1,663
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Panic! at the Disco Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

14
1,701 1,277
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KatyaDjirkinov added Starship

15
2,162 532
Blood on the Dance Floor is listed (or ranked) 15 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

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16
2,627 2,364
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Coldplay Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

17
1,626 2,457
Korn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Korn Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

18
1,646 737
The Osmonds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
IanHarvey added The Osmonds Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

19
1,861 1,849
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Papa Roach Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

20
1,780 594
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

21
1,637 1,138
Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Daughtry Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

22
1,429 1,291
Puddle of Mudd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Puddle of Mudd Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

23
1,100 543
Sleeping with Sirens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Sleeping with Sirens Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock

24
1,579 1,212
Bullet for My Valentine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Bullet for My Valentine Thrash metal, Emo, Metalcore

25
1,785 1,372
Smash Mouth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Smash Mouth Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

26
1,630 2,102
U2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
bigfatsissy added U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

27
1,456 1,626
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hootie & the Blowfish Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

28
1,525 2,102
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

29
912 1,171
3 Doors Down is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added 3 Doors Down Nu metal, Rock music, Acoustic music

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30
1,685 794
Black Veil Brides is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Black Veil Brides Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

31
1,174 383
Brokencyde is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
but chickens double d added Brokencyde Crunkcore

32
1,980 1,044
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Chumbawamba Rock music, World music, Dance

33
641 404
Hollywood Undead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Hollywood Undead Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

34
1,501 1,139
Hole is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Hole Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

35
1,604 508
30 Odd Foot of Grunts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time

36
791 865
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
EveryIdeaStolen added Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

37
1,442 1,730
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
RobinGallego added Slipknot Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

38
1,014 352
Blue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
robin-powell added Blue Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

39
1,048 363
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KatyaDjirkinov added Complete

40
1,132 1,101
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
JosefMueller added Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

41
496 176
Design the Skyline is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Design the Skyline Deathcore, Mathcore, Metalcore

42
634 788
Staind is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

43
508 196
Breathe Carolina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Breathe Carolina Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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44
572 748
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

45
1,405 1,866
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
KatyaDjirkinov added Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

46
1,522 924
Phish is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Phish Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion

47
450 179
Emmure is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Emmure Nu metal, Deathcore, Mathcore

48
782 655
Gwar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
S├ębastien Howald added Gwar Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

49
606 288
Pierce the Veil is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
Pierce the Veil Pop punk, Chicano rock, Emo

50
1,261 571
The Mr. T Experience is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Rock Bands of All Time
The Mr. T Experience Pop punk, Punk rock