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100 Best Rock Bands of All Time [Ranked By Order]

100 Best Rock Bands of All Time [Ranked By Order]

It’s been decades since thousands of rock bands arrived in the music world. And many of them couldn’t make it to the end because of their poor performances and low audience ratings; on the other hand, hundreds of inspiring and best rock bands in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s are gaining fame throughout the decades – and are still attracting everyone with their classical and pop music.

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Best Rock Bands of All Time

Well! Whether you are looking for new ones with classical music or the best rock bands of all time with catchy tunes and addictive genres, below, we have listed the top best rock bands of all time. Take a look.

1. Little Richard and The Upsetters

  • Years active: 1953 – early 1960s
  • Origin: Macon, Georgia, U.S.
  • Labels: Specialty, Little Star
  • Genres: Rock and roll, R&B, jump blues
  • Past members: Little Richard, Grady Gaines, Jimi Hendrix, Wilbert Lee Diamond, Olse “Bassey” Robinson, Nathniel “Buster” Douglas, Clifford Verke, Charles “Chuck” Connor

Little Richard and The Upsetters band were a rock n roll band made by the famous American-based singer and songwriter Little Richard. He found this group in early 1953 and united with his close friends. Their names are Charles Connor, Clifford Burks, Danny Carmichael, Grady Gaines, Jimmy Rice, Luke Gonder, Nathaniel Douglas, Elsie Richard Robinson, Samuel Parker, Thomas Harwell, and Wilbert Smith.

The Upsetters hit songs are ‘Big Bop Bip’ and ‘All Mine’ that topped the chart for two weeks, and in 1960, for some unknown reason, every one of them decided to separate their ways and start a new music-making career alone.

2. Creedence Clearwater Revival

  • Also known: The Blue Velvets, Tommy Fogerty and The Blue Velvets (1959–1964), Vision, The Golliwogs (1964–1967)
  • Years active: 1959 – 1972
  • Origin: El Cerrito, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Fantasy
  • Genres: Roots rock, swamp rock, blues rock, Southern rock, country rock, blue-eyed soul
  • Past members: John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook, Doug Clifford

Creedence Clearwater Revival, also known as Creedence and CCR, was an American-based rock band that recorded and performed from early 1968 to late 1972. The rock band originally consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, primary songwriter John Fogerty, rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug. Well, CCR was an amazing band, but unfortunately, for some unknown reasons, they split in 1972.

3. The Beatles

  • Years active: 1960 – 1970
  • Origin: Liverpool, England
  • Labels: Parlophone, Apple, Capitol
  • Genres: Rock, Pop, Beat, psychedelia
  • Past members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

The Beatles was a four-membered rock n roll music band united back in 1960 in Liverpool. The band had four members, and their names were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Well! When this fascinating band jumped into the pop music world, they changed it forever. Their first hit was ‘Please Please Me,’ which was released in Britain on January 12, 1963, and it later became the first British album, recorded in one thirteen-hour session that remained number one on the charts for six months.

After that, The Beatles ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ was released in the United States in 1964 and hit number one on the chart within three weeks. After seven weeks at the top of the charts, it fell to the second number to make place for ‘She Loves You,’ which gave room to ‘Can’t Buy MeLove.’ And after gaining huge success, they started to get nicknames, such as ‘The Fab Four’ and ‘The Mop Tops’ (because of their hairstyles). Also, the band appeared in a Hollywood film called ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’

Well! Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, the band decided to separate their ways in 1969 and officially got separated in 1970. Later, two of them (John Lennon and George Harrison) have both died, and on the other hand, the two(Both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr) are still living and making music separately.

4. The Beach Boys

  • Years active: 1961 – present
  • Origin: Hawthorne, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Candix, Capitol, Brother, Reprise, Caribou, CBS
  • Genres: Rock, Pop, surf, psychedelia
  • Members: Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston
  • Past members: Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, David Marks, Ricky Fataar, Blondie Chaplin

The Beach Boys Band is an American-based rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961. The band includes brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and one of their close friends Al Jardine. The band became one of the most influential bands of the 1960s for its amazing beats, lyrics, guitars, and tunes in every song. Also, later, they included jazz and pop music elements to attract more audiences.

5. Rolling Stones

  • Years active: 1962 – present
  • Origin: London, England
  • Labels: Decca, London, Rolling Stones, Virgin, ABKCO, Interscope, Polydor, Columbia, Atlantic
  • Genres: Rock, blues, pop, hard rock, rock and roll
  • Members: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood
  • Past members: Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor

The world’s greatest rock and roll band, Rolling Stones, originally had five members: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. But later, members were Mick Taylor, Ron Wood, and Darryl Jones. The band united in early 1949, and their main focus was sweet pop and rock n roll music to entertain their listeners.

Their first hit was ‘Come On’ which topped the chart at number one for eight months and later dropped to the third number for six months. And as of now, two of them are dead, and the other three (Mike Jagger and Keith Richards) are still alive and performing.

6. The Yardbirds

  • Years active: 1963– 1968 — 1992 – present
  • Origin: London, England
  • Labels: Columbia (UK), Epic (US)
  • Genres: Blues-rock, psychedelic rock, rhythm and blues
  • Members: Jim McCarty, Kenny Aaronson, John Idan, Godfrey Townsend, Myke Scavone
  • Past members: Chris Dreja, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page

The Yardbirds Band is an English rock n roll and pop band that was formed in London in 1963. The band’s main lineup includes vocalist and harmonica musician Keith Relf, drummer Jim McCarty, rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja, and bassist/producer Paul Samwell-Smith. This amazing band was famous for its collaborations with several other well-known rock bands in the music industry.

7. MC5

  • Also known: Bounty Hunters MC50
  • Years active: 1963–1972, 1974–1975, 1992, 2003–2012, 2018
  • Origin: Lincoln Park, Michigan, U.S.
  • Labels: Elektra, Atlantic, Rhino
  • Genres: Hard rock, garage rock, proto-punk, blues rock
  • Past members: Wayne Kramer, Fred “Sonic” Smith, Rob Tyner, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson, Leo LeDuc, Billy Vargo, Bob Gaspar, Patrick Burrows, Steve “Annapurna” Moorhouse, Derek Hughes, Ray Craig, Ritchie Dharma, Frank Zee, Bob Schultz, Mark Manko, Tim Schaffe, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Brendan Canty, Doug Pinnick, Marcus Durant, Don Was, Billy Gould

MC5, also known as The MC5, was an American-based rock band from Lincoln Park, Michigan, and was formed in 1963. The real band lineup included vocalist Rob Tyner, guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred “Sonic” Smith, bassist Michael Davis, and professional drummer Dennis Thompson. And as of history, they are famous for being listed by VH1 as one of the most important American hard rock groups of their era.

8. The Kinks

  • Years active: 1963 – 1996
  • Origin: Muswell Hill, London/Finchley, London, England
  • Labels: Pye, Cameo, Reprise, RCA, Arista, London, MCA, Columbia, Koch, Guardian, Universal
  • Genres: Rock, pop
  • Past members: Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Mick Avory, Pete Quaife, John Dalton, John Gosling, Andy Pyle, Gordon Edwards, Jim Rodford, Ian Gibbons, Bob Henrit, Mark Haley

The Kinks is one of the best punk rock bands of the early 1960s, whose every song topped the chart and stayed there for several months in a row. Also, the band has almost four members, and their names are Ray Davies (alive), Dave Davies (alive), Peter Quaife (alive), Tavistock (dead), and Devonshire (dead). Moreover, their hit songs are ‘Kinks’ and ‘Low Budget’ – that stayed on number one for six months. Well, as of now, two of them are not in the world, and the other three are still making music together.

9. The Velvet Underground

  • Also known: The Warlocks, The Falling Spikes
  • Years active: 1964–1973, 1990, 1992–1993, 1996
  • Origin: New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Labels: Verve, Atlantic, Polydor, MGM, Mercury, Cotillion
  • Genres: Art rock, proto-punk, avant-garde, experimental rock
  • Past members: Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Angus MacLise, Moe Tucker, Doug Yule, Walter Powers, Willie Alexander

The Velvet Underground was an American-based rock and punk band formed in New York in 1964. The official lineup of this band is made of singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise. But unfortunately, for some unknown reason, MacLise was replaced by Moe Tucker in 1965 – who played on most of the band’s songs and albums recordings.

10. Pink Floyd

  • Also known: Sigma 6, The Abdabs, The Megadeaths, The Tea Set, The Pink Floyd Sound
  • Years active: 1964–1995, 2005, 2012–2014
  • Origin: London, England
  • Labels: EMI Columbia, Tower, Harvest, Capitol, Columbia, Sony Music, EMI, Parlophone
  • Genres: Progressive rock, art rock, experimental rock, psychedelia, space rock
  • Past members: Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Bob Klose, Richard Wright, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour

Pink Floyd is a progressive rock band that was united in 1965 in Cambridge & London and was active from 1965 through 1983 & 1987 to the present. This group also has four members, and their names are Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Rick Wright.

The band is famous for gaining an early following as one of the first British psychedelic groups. Later, they became a leading music band of the progressive rock genre and were cited as one of the best-selling rock bands of all time.

11. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

  • Years active: 1972–1989, 1995, 1999–present
  • Origin: Belmar, New Jersey, United States
  • Labels: Columbia
  • Genres: Rock, R&B, rock and roll, heartland rock
  • Members: Bruce Springsteen, Garry Tallent, Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg, Steven Van Zandt, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa
  • Past members: Clarence Clemons (deceased), Danny Federici (deceased), Vini Lopez, David Sancious, Ernest Carter, Suki Lahav

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have gone through ups and downs and struggles throughout their nearly three-decade history, but whenever you see them doing their live concerts, it’s like the glory days never truly ended. The band has almost seven members, and their names are Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, Patti Scialfa, Max Weinberg, Garry Tallent, Roy Bittan, and Nils Lofgren.

The band got united back in 1964, and in 2014, they became one of the best rock bands of the 2000s season. Also, the band has released 40 plus hits tracks and 12 albums that topped the chart two times in a year.

12. The Doors

  • Years active: 1965 – 1973, 1978
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Elektra
  • Genres: Psychedelic rock, blues rock, acid rock
  • Past members: Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore

The Doors Band was an American-based rock n roll band formed in Los Angeles in the early 1965 season, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. They were named the best controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, mostly due to their lyrics and tunes. Also, they are well known in the music industry for playing an important role in social issues and charity houses.

13. Grateful Dead

  • Also known: The Warlocks
  • Years active: 1965 – 1995
  • Origin: San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Warner Bros., Grateful Dead, Arista, Rhino, Sunflower, United Artists
  • Genres: Rock
  • Past members: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Robert Hunter, John Perry Barlow, Tom Constanten, Keith Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux, Brent Mydland, Vince Welnick

The Grateful Dead was an American-based rock band united in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. The band is best known for its eclectic style, which combined elements of rock, folk, country, jazz, bluegrass, blues, rock and roll, gospel, reggae, and world music for live performances.

14. Steve Miller Band

  • Also known: The Steve Miller Blues Band, The Miller Band
  • Years active: 1966 –present
  • Origin: San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Capitol, Mercury, Polydor, Roadrunner, Loud & Proud
  • Genres: Rockblues rock, psychedelic rock, southern rock, rock and roll
  • Members: Steve Miller, Kenny Lee Lewis, Joseph Wooten, Jacob Petersen, Ron Wikso
  • Past members: Sonny Charles, Lonnie Turner, James Cooke, Tim Davis, Jim Peterman, Boz Scaggs, Ben Sidran, Nicky Hopkins, Bobby Winkelman, Jack King, Ross Valory, Gerald Johnson

The Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California, and had almost four members, whose names and jobs were Steve Miller (Lead Vocalist), James Cooke (Guitarist), Loonie Turner (Bassist), and Tim Davis (Drummer). Well! This band has seen many successes together until Steve Miller went as a solo artist in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

15. Sly & The Family Stone

  • Years active: 1966 – 1983
  • Origin: San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Epic, Stone Flower
  • Genres: Funk, psychedelic soul, rock, progressive soul
  • Past members: Sly Stone, Freddie Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Jerry Martini, Larry Graham, Greg Errico, Rose Stone

Sly & The Family Stone was a band formed back in 1966 in San Francisco by Freddie Stone, Sly Stone, Rose Stone, Larry Graham, Cynthia Robinson, Jerry Martini, and Greg Errico. The band was greatly successful in the United States Of America. But, for some unknown reason, they decided to close their music career in 1983.

16. Santana

  • Also known: Santana Blues Band
  • Years active: 1966 – present
  • Origin: San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Columbia, Polydor, Arista, RCA, Legacy, Concord, Suretone, Reprise
  • Genres: Latin rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, Chicano rock, jazz fusion, yacht rock
  • Members: Carlos Santana, Tommy Anthony, Ray Greene, David K. Mathews, Paoli Mejías, Karl Perazzo, Benny Rietveld, Cindy Blackman Santana, Andy Vargas, Jim Jameson

The Santana Band is another American-based rock n roll and pop band formed in San Francisco in 1966 by Mexican-American guitarist, singer, and songwriter Carlos Santana. The band has experienced multiple recording and performing line-ups in its history, and Carlos Santana is the only permanent member.

17. Fleetwood Mac

  • Years active: 1967 – 1995, 1997 – present
  • Origin: London, England
  • Labels: Blue Horizon, Reprise, Warner Bros., LMJS Productions
  • Genres: Rock, pop-rock, folk-rock, soft rock, blues rock, art pop, British blues
  • Members: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Mike Campbell, Neil Finn
  • Past members: Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer, Bob Brunning, Danny Kirwan, Bob Welch, Bob Weston, Dave Walker, Lindsey Buckingham, Billy Burnette, Rick Vito, Bekka Bramlett, Dave Mason

Fleetwood Mac is a British-American-based rock n roll band formed by five childhood friends guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and one of the best guitarists Jeremy Spencer, before bassist John McVie and Danny Kirwan. This blues-rock band is famous for being the first band of the 1960s that has two girls and three guys. Also, the band is well-known in the music industry for releasing ‘Mr. Wonderful.’

18. Cowboy Crush

  • Years active: 2003 – 2009
  • Origin: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • Labels: Asylum – Curb
  • Genres: Country
  • Past members: Trenna Barnes, Debbie Johnson, Darla Perlozzi, Becky Priest, Renaé Truex

Cowboy Crush is another American-based punk rock band. The band is famous for being signed with the famous label Curb Records’ Asylum/Curb division. Apart from that, if we talk about the members, this group consists of almost four members, and their names and jobs are Trenna Barnes (lead vocals), Debbie Johnson (bass guitar), Becky Priest (vocals), and Renaé Truex (mandolin).

19. The Stooges

  • Also known: Iggy and the Stooges, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, the Psychedelic Stooges
  • Years active: 1967 – 1971, 1972 – 1974, 2003 – 2016
  • Origin: Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
  • Labels: Elektra, Columbia, Virgin
  • Genres: Proto-punk, garage rock, hard rock, punk rock, avant-punk
  • Past members: Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, Ron Asheton, Dave Alexander, James Williamson, Bill Cheatham, Zeke Zettner, Jimmy Recca, Bob Sheff, Scott Thurston, Tornado Turner, Steve Mackay, Mike Watt, Toby Dammit

The Stooges, originally known as the Psychedelic Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, was an American-based rock n roll band formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1967, by singer and songwriter Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton, drummer Scott Asheton, and bassist Dave Alexander. After releasing a few songs together, they earned massive fame, and later, after releasing their second studio album, they started to top the charts with their songs and singles tracks.

20. Genesis

  • Years active: 1967–2000, 2006–2007, 2020 – present
  • Origin: Godalming, Surrey, England
  • Labels: Charisma, Virgin, EMI, Decca, Virgin EMI, UMG, London, Atlantic, Atco, Vertigo
  • Genres: Progressive rock, art rock, pop-rock, progressive pop, soft rock
  • Members: Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins
  • Past members: Peter Gabriel, Anthony Phillips, Chris Stewart, John Silver, John Mayhew, Mick Barnard, Steve Hackett, Ray Wilson

The Genesis Band was formed back in 1967 at Charterhouse School by a few school friends, and their names are keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins. The band is famous worldwide for their tours and albums that topped the chart three times.

21. REO Speedwagon

  • Years active: 1967 – present
  • Origin: Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
  • Labels: Epic, Speedwagon, Sony/Legacy
  • Genres: Rock, pop-rock, hard rock, soft rock, arena rock
  • Members: Neal Doughty, Kevin Cronin, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato, Bryan Hitt
  • Past members: Alan Gratzer, Alan Gratzer, Joe Matt, Mike Blair, Mike Murphy

The REO Speedwagon Band is an American-based rock and pop band from Champaign, Illinois. This band was formed in 1967, developed a following during the 1970s, and achieved considerable commercial success throughout the 1980s season. The group’s best-selling album was ‘Hi Infidelity, ‘which contained four US top 40 hits and sold more than 10 million copies in the world.

22. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

  • Also known: Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Years active: 1968 –1970, 1973 – 1974, 1976 – 2015
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Atlantic, Reprise
  • Genres: Folk-rock, country rock, soft rock
  • Past members: David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young

The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Band were a folk-rock music supergroup of American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills. The band was formed in the early 1900s with other David and Stephen friends, and their names were Graham Nash and Neil Young. And this is the reason why they named their band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Moreover, they were famous for introducing vocal harmonies to the world.

23. Styx

  • Years active: 1972 – 1984, 1990 – 1991, 1995 – present
  • Origin: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Labels: Wooden Nickel, A&M, Sanctuary, CMC International, New Door
  • Genres: Progressive rock, hard rock, arena rock, art rock, soft rock, pop-rock
  • Members: Chuck Panozzo, James “J.Y.” Young, Tommy Shaw, Todd Sucherman, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips, Will Evankovich
  • Past members: John “J.C.” Curulewski, Dennis DeYoung, John Panozzo, Glen Burtnik

Here comes one of the most famous transgender rock bands, The Stylx. This band is famous for being in the Hollywood music industry since the early 1970s. Also, the band is well known for its lineup that consists of Chuck Panozzo, James “J.Y.” Young, Tommy Shaw, and Todd Sucherman.

24. The Band

  • Also known: Levon and the Hawks, Canadian Squires, The Crackers
  • Years active: 1968 – 1977, 1983 – 1999
  • Origin: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Woodstock, New York, U.S.
  • Labels: Capitol/EMI, Rhino, Warner Bros.
  • Genres: Roots rock, Americana, folk-rock, country rock
  • Past members: Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson, Jim Weider, Stan Szelest, Randy Ciarlante, Richard Bell

The Band was a Toronto-made crew that included five members, and their names are Randy Ciarlante, Jim Weider, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Bell, and Rick Danko. This rock n roll band united back in 1967 when every one of them was facing financial issues, and in a year, their songs topped the chart as number one for four months. And as of now, they are still making music, but unfortunately, two of them (whose names are not revealed yet) are not in this world anymore.

25. Led Zeppelin

  • Years active: 1968 – 1980 (reunions: 1985, 1988, 1995, 2007)
  • Origin: London, England
  • Labels: Atlantic, Swan Song
  • Genres: Hard rock, blues rock, folk-rock, heavy metal
  • Past members: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, John Paul Jones

New Yardbirds, better known as Led Zeppelin, is another of the four-membered best rock bands’ 70s that got united back in 1968. The band members’ names are Robert Plant: singer, John Paul Jones: bassist and keyboardist, and John Bonham: drummer. Well! The group was inspired by the above-mentioned band, The Beatles, who changed the pop music world and inspired many youngsters like Led Zeppelin. Anyway, Led Zeppelin’s first hit was “Whole Lotta Love” that they released in 1969.

Later, they started to release other songs and albums, for which they earned more fame around the world. Well! After releasing and gaining huge success and fame, in 1980, they decided to close their band forever. And in 2007, they officially got separated.

26. Black Sabbath

  • Also known: The Polka Tulk Blues Band, Earth
  • Years active: 1968 – 2006, 2011 – 2017
  • Origin: Birmingham, England
  • Labels: Vertigo, Mercury, Virgin EMI, Universal, Warner Bros., I.R.S., Sanctuary
  • Genres: Heavy metal
  • Members: Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, Terence “Geezer” Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio

Black Sabbath was an American-based rock n roll band formed in Birmingham back in 1968 by the famous guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist Geezer Butler, and professional vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. The band is well known for winning three Grammy awards, one MTV nomination, and two Kerrang Awards. As of now, they are still making music with the same band name ‘Black Sabbath.’

27. Rush

  • Also known: Hadrian (1969)
  • Years active: 1968 – 2018
  • Origin: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Labels: Moon, Mercury, Anthem, Vertigo, Atlantic, Roadrunner
  • Genres: Progressive rock, hard rock, heavy metal
  • Past members: Alex Lifeson, John Rutsey, Jeff Jones, Geddy Lee, Lindy Young, Joe Perna, Bob Vopni, Mitchel Bossi, Neil Peart

Over four-plus decades, Canadian trio Power Rush (bassist, keyboardist, vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart) became one of rock’s most celebrated and long-lasting bands. The band is famous for selling over 40 million records and was nominated for seven Grammys between 1981-2010 – they also earned 25 gold and platinum albums with the top moving music videos. The band is still making music with two former members, whose names are John and Alex.

28. Funkadelic

  • Years active: 1968 – 1982, 2014
  • Origin: Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Labels: Westbound, Warner Bros.
  • Genres: Funk rock, psychedelic funk, acid rock, psychedelic rock
  • Past members: George Clinton, Grady Thomas, Ray Davi,s Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins, Calvin Simon, Terrence Fulton Aka Sweetpea, Eddie Hazel, Tawl Ross, Tiki Fulwood

The Funkadelic Band was the original support crew for the doo-wop party, ‘Parliament.’ The band was formed back in 1964, especially for tourism, and was made by three childhood friends, and their names were Frankie Boyce, Richard Boyce, and Langston Booth.

29. The Allman Brothers Band

  • Years active: 1969 – 1976, 1978 – 1982, 1989 – 2014
  • Origin: Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
  • Labels: Capricorn, PolyGram, Arista, Epic, Sanctuary
  • Genres: Southern rock, blues rock, country rock, jazz-rock, Jam band
  • Past members: Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, Chuck Leavell, Lamar Williams
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The Allman Brothers Band was an American-based rock crew united in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson. The band was famous for using different music genres, such as blues, jazz, and country music, which helped them gain a fan following. And as of now, three of them died, and the other three are still making music, but this time separately.

30. Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra

  • Also known: ELO, Jeff Lynne’s ELO
  • Years active: 1970 – 1983, 1984 – 1986, 2000 – 2001, 2014 – present
  • Origin: Birmingham, England
  • Labels: Harvest, Warner Bros., United Artists, Jet, Columbia, Epic
  • Genres: Progressive pop, art rock, progressive rock, pop-rock
  • Members: Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy
  • Past members: Roy Wood, Bev Bevan

The Electric Light Orchestra Band is an English rock crew formed in Birmingham in 1970 by professional songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with their childhood friend drummer Bev Bevan. And as of now, there are still these three friends in the band.

31. Queen

  • Years active: 1970–present
  • Origin: London, England
  • Labels: EMI, Parlophone, Elektra, Capitol, Hollywood, Island, Virgin EMI
  • Genres: Rock
  • Members: Brian May, Roger Taylor
  • Past members: Freddie Mercury, John Deacon 
  • Early members: Mike Grose – bass (1970), Barry Mitchell – bass (1970–1971), Doug Bogie – bass (1971)

Queen is one of the best rock bands of all time that originally had four members: vocalist and pianist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bass guitarist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor. The band got united back in the early 1970s season. And later, the band launched many songs and albums together, such as ‘Liar,’ ‘Keep Yourself Alive,’ ‘Jesus,’ and ‘The Night Comes Down.’

The band was doing great together, but for some personal issues in 2005, two members left, and later, the other two also decided to separate their ways forever.

32. Aerosmith

  • Years active: 1970–present
  • Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Labels: Columbia, Geffen
  • Genres: Hard rock, blues rock, rock and roll, glam metal, heavy metal
  • Members: Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford
  • Past members: Ray Tabano, Jimmy Crespo, Rick Dufay

Aerosmith, also known as the world’s best rock band, is an American-based Rock n roll band formed back in the 1970s. This band has almost five members, and their names are Steven Tyler (lead vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums), and Brad Whitford (guitar). They focus on blues-based hard rock and other music elements, including pop-rock, heavy metal, glam metal, and rhythm and blues.

Also, the band is inspired by many other rock n roll bands, such as Fleetwood Mac, with whom they collaborated in the 1980s. Well, in between their successful career, they took a break and came back in 1990 with many other hits, such as ‘That Girl’s Mine’ and ‘Ain’t Gonna Lie.’

33. The Eagles

  • Years active: 1971–1980, 1994–2016, 2017–present
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Asylum, Geffen, Polydor, Lost Highway
  • Genres: Rock, country rock, soft rock, folk rock
  • Members:Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Vince Gill
  • Past members: Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner, Don Felder, Deacon Frey

The Eagles Band is an American-based rock n roll crew formed in Los Angeles in the 1971 season. With five number-one single tracks and six number-one albums, six Grammy music Awards, and five American-based Music Awards, the Eagles Band was one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s in North America.

The band had almost four members, and their names were Glenn Frey (guitars, vocals), Don Henley (drums, vocals), Bernie Leadon (guitars, vocals), and Randy Meisner (bass guitar, vocals).

34. Journey

  • Years active: 1973–1987, 1991, 1995–present
  • Origin: San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Columbia, Frontiers, Sanctuary, Nomota LLC, BMG
  • Genres: Arena rock, hard rock, soft rock, progressive rock, jazz-rock
  • Members:Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Deen Castronovo, Arnel Pineda, Jason Derlatka
  • Past members: Gregg Rolie, Ross Valory, George Tickner, Prairie Prince, Aynsley Dunbar, Robert Fleischman, Randy Jackson, Steve Perry, Steve Smith, Steve Augeri, Jeff Scott Soto, Narada Michael Walden

The Journey Band is another successful American-based rock n roll crew formed in San Francisco in 1973 by former members of Santana, whose names were Steve Miller-Band, and Frumious Bandersnatch. Also, there were a few more members whose names and jobs were Gregg Rolie on vocals and the keyboard, Neal Schon on guitar and vocals, George Tickner on guitar, Ross Valory on bass-vocals, and Prairie Prince on drums.

35. Van Halen

  • Years active: 1972–2020
  • Origin: Pasadena, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Warner Bros., Interscope
  • Genres: Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal, pop rock
  • Past members: Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Mark Stone, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Gary Cherone, Wolfgang Van Halen

The Van Halen Band is an American-based hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. The band became one of the major stars, and by the early 1980s, they were one of the most successful rock acts of the time. Moreover, ‘1984’ was their most successful album that has 15 songs, from which three songs topped the chart for three months.

36. AC/DC

  • Years active: 1973–present
  • Origin: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Labels: Albert, EMI, Columbia, Sony Australia, Epic, Atlantic, Atco, Elektra, East West
  • Genres: Hard rock, blues rock, rock and roll, heavy metal
  • Members:Angus Young, Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams, Brian Johnson, Stevie Young
  • Past members: Malcolm Young, Dave Evans, Larry Van Kriedt, Colin Burgess, Rob Bailey, Peter Clack, Bon Scott, Mark Evans, Simon Wright, Chris Slade, Axl Rose

AC/DC is another one of the best rock bands of the 70s that united with five members, and their names were Angus (lead guitarist) and Malcolm Young (rhythm guitarist). Also, there were three more members in the band – who weren’t famous, and their audience ratings were low as well. That’s why there is a big confusion about their names and identities on the internet right now. Apart from everything, they still released many hit songs from 1973 to (still active).

37. Cheap Trick

  • Years active: 1973–present
  • Origin: Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
  • Labels: Epic, Warner Bros., Red Ant, Big3, Big Machine
  • Genres: Rock, hard rock, power pop, pop rock
  • Members: Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson
  • Past members: Bun E. Carlos, Jon Brant, Pete Comita, Randy Hogan

The Cheap Trick Band is an American-based rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in the early 1973 season by guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson, lead vocalist Randy Hogan, and drummer Bun E. Carlos. Well, the current members of the band are frontman Robin Zander, Nielsen, and Petersson, who are still making music together without their old friends for some unknown reasons.

38. Air

  • Years active: 1995–present
  • Origin: Versailles, Île-de-France, France
  • Labels: Source, Virgin, Astralwerks, EMI
  • Genres: Electronica, space pop, dream pop, downtempo, progressive rock, chill-out
  • Members: Nicolas Godin, Jean-Benoît Dunckel

The Airband is the most thriving French rock band of all time. The band was formed in 1995 by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. And as of now, this breathtaking duo is still making music together in the same band by using the same name ‘Air.’

39. Blondie

  • Years active: 1974–1982, 1997–present
  • Origin: New York City, U.S.
  • Labels: Private Stock, Chrysalis, EMI, Beyond, BMG, Epic, Sire, Sanctuary, Eleven Seven
  • Genres: New wave, pop rock, punk rock, reggae, disco, funk
  • Members: Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Leigh Foxx, Matt Katz-Bohen, Tommy Kessler
  • Past members: Jimmy Destri, Nigel Harrison, Frank Infante, Gary Valentine, Fred Smith, Ivan Kral, Billy O’Connor

The Blondie Band is an American-based rock n roll band co-founded by the famous songwriter and singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein in the 1970s. Their first two albums changed the blues music world forever and also topped the chart for four months. Moreover, they won one Grammy, for which they are massively famous in the pop world.

40. The Ramones

  • Years active: 1974–1996
  • Origin: Forest Hills, Queens, New York, U.S.
  • Labels: Sire, Warner Bros., Philips, Beggars Banquet, Radioactive/MCA, Chrysalis, Ariola, RCA, Barclay
  • Genres: Punk rock, pop punk
  • Past members:Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Marky Ramone, Richie Ramone, Elvis Ramone, C. J. Ramone

The Ramones were another one of the best punk bands of America that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. The band has almost four male members, whose personalities were the most influential among everyone, and their names were Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone (John Cummings), Marky Ramone (Marc Bell), and C. J. Ramone (Christopher Ward).

The Ramones were childhood friends who released many hits together until Joey, Johny, and Marc died in the early 2000s.

41. The Runaways

  • Years active: 1975–1979
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Mercury, Rhino, Cherry Red, Raven
  • Genres: Hard rock, punk rock, glam punk
  • Past members:Joan Jett, Sandy West, Micki Steele, Lita Ford, Peggy Foster, Cherie Currie, Jackie Fox, Vicki Blue, Laurie McAllister

The Runaways is another of the best female rock bands that united in 1975. The band released almost four studio albums and one live album. Also, their best-known songs are “Cherry Bomb,” “Hollywood”, “Queens of Noise,” and a cover version of the Velvet Underground song, “Rock & Roll”. They had a great career in rock music. But unfortunately, they ended their careers in the early 1979 season.

42. Talking Heads

  • Years active: 1975–1991, 2002
  • Origin: New York City, U.S.
  • Labels: Sire, Warner Bros.
  • Genres: New wave, post-punk, art pop, avant-funk, worldbeat, dance-rock
  • Past members:David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison

Talking Heads was an amazing American rock n roll band formed in 1975 in New York City and stayed active until 1991. The band was formed of Scottish-born friends, and their names were David Byrne (lead vocals, guitar), drummer Chris Frantz, bassist Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar).

43. Iron Maiden

  • Years active: 1975–present
  • Origin: London, England
  • Labels: EMI, Parlophone, BMG, UMe, Sanctuary, Legacy Records, Columbia, Portrait, CMC, Epic, Capitol, Harvest
  • Genres: Heavy metal
  • Members:Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson, Nicko McBrain, Janick Gers
  • Past members: Dennis Wilcock, Bob Sawyer, Tony Moore, Barry “Thunderstick” Purkis, Terry Wapram, Doug Sampson, Paul Todd, Paul Cairns, Tony Parsons, Paul Di’Anno, Clive Burr, Dennis Stratton, Blaze Bayley

Iron Maiden is an English heavy metal band from Leyton, East London, and was united in 1975 by bassist and songwriter Steve Harris. The band has grown to 41 albums, including 17 studio albums, 13 live albums, four episodes, and seven compilations. And its members’ names are Iron Maiden, Adrian Smith, Nicko McBrain, Dave Murray, Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, and Janick Gers.

44. The Clash

  • Years active: 1976–1986
  • Origin: London, England
  • Labels: CBS, Epic, Sony Music
  • Genres: Punk rock, new wave, post-punk, experimental rock
  • Past members:Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Terry Chimes, Keith Levene, Rob Harper, Topper Headon, Pete Howard, Nick Sheppard, Vince White

The Clash Band was an English American-based rock band formed in London in 1976 as the main band in the original wave of British punk rock. Well! The Clash achieved its commercial success in the United Kingdom by releasing its first self-titled debut album, ‘The Clash,’ in 1977. Also, the band has almost five members, and their names are Joe Strummer (lead vocals, guitar), Mick Jones (lead vocals and lead guitar), Paul Simonon (bass guitar), Keith Levene (guitar), and Terry Chimes (drums and percussion).

45. The Cars

  • Years active: 1976–1988, 2000, 2010–2011, 2018
  • Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Labels: Elektra, Concord
  • Genres: New wave, pop rock
  • Past members: Ric Ocasek, Benjamin Orr, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, David Robinson

The Cars Band was a famous American-based rock group that was formed in Boston in 1976. The band founders were five childhood friends, and their names and jobs were Elliot Easton (lead guitar), Greg Hawkes (keyboards), Ric Ocasek (rhythm guitar), Benjamin Orr (bass guitar), and David Robinson (drums). Well! The band lasted for only two decades, and in 1996, they said bye to their music careers forever.

46. Siouxsie and the Banshees

  • Years active: 1976–1996, 2002
  • Origin: London, England
  • Labels: Polydor, Geffen, Sanctuary
  • Genres: Post-punk, alternative rock, gothic rock, new wave, alternative pop
  • Members: 
  • Past members: Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin, Marco Pirroni, Sid Vicious, Kenny Morris, Peter Fenton, John McKay, Budgie, Robert Smith, John McGeoch, John Valentine Carruthers, Martin McCarrick, Jon Klein, Knox Chandler

The Siouxsie and the Banshees Band was an English punk rock band and was formed in London in 1976 by the professional vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin. Moreover, the band has been widely influential in the world since their debut album ‘The Scream’ was released in 1978 to critical glory.

47. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

  • Years active: 1976–2017
  • Origin: Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
  • Labels: Shelter, Backstreet, MCA, Warner Bros.
  • Genres: Rock, heartland rock, Southern rock
  • Past members:Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Stan Lynch, Ron Blair, Howie Epstein, Scott Thurston, Steve Ferrone

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had a little story in the Hollywood music industry. They joined back in the late 1970s and, for some unknown reason, said goodbye to their careers in the late 1980s. The band is said to be one of the best rock bands of the 70s as it has released many hit singles and albums.

48. U2

  • Also Known as: Feedback (1976–1977), The Hype (1977–1978)
  • Years active: 1976–present
  • Origin: Dublin, Ireland
  • Labels: Island, Interscope, Mercury, CBS Ireland
  • Genres: Rock, alternative rock, pop rock, post-punk
  • Members: Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.
  • Past members: Dik Evans, Ivan McCormick

The U2 Band is an Irish rock band from Dublin, started in 1976. The band consists of almost four members, and their names are Bono (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), The Edge (lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion). The band’s main focus was to write catchy lyrics while playing heavy tunes in the background. And as of now, they all are still making music together in the same band name ‘U2.’

49. Misfits

  • Years active: 1977–1983, 1995–present
  • Origin: Lodi, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Labels: Plan 9/Blank, Slash, Caroline, Geffen, Roadrunner, Misfits
  • Genres: Horror punk, punk rock, hardcore punk, heavy metal
  • Members:Glenn Danzig, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Jerry Only, Dave Lombardo, Acey Slade
  • Past members: Manny Martínez, Franché Coma, Mr. Jim, Bobby Steele, Joey Image, Arthur Googy, Robo, Brian “Damage” Keats, Dr. Chud, Michale Graves, Myke Hideous, Marky Ramone, Dez Cadena, Chupacabra, Jerry Other, Marc Rizzo

The Misfits Band is an American-based punk rock group usually recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, combining punk and other musical effects with horror film melodies. The band was founded in 1977 by the famous vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist Glenn Danzig and drummer Manny Martínez. Well! As of now, there are almost four members, and their names are Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, Manny Martínez, and Franché Coma.

50. The Police

  • Years active: 1977–1986, 2003, 2007–2008
  • Origin: London, England
  • Labels: Illegal, A&M
  • Genres: New wave, reggae rock, post-punk, pop rock
  • Past members: Sting, Stewart Copeland, Henry Padovani, Andy Summers

The Police Band is another best rock n roll band of the 70s that gained massive fame and fans following in months by releasing a few hit songs that topped charts many times in a year. There were almost three members, and their names and jobs were Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar), and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion).

51. Toto

  • Years active: 1977–2008, 2010–2019, 2020–present
  • Origin: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Columbia, Frontiers, Atlantic, Sony
  • Genres: Rock, pop, jazz fusion
  • Members: Steve Lukather, David Paich, Joseph Williams
  • Past members: Steve Porcaro, David Hungate, Bobby Kimball, Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, Fergie Frederiksen, Jean-Michel Byron, Simon Phillips, Greg Phillinganes, Keith Carlock

The Toto Band is an American-based rock and pop group that was formed in 1977 in Los Angeles. Well! The band’s current members are Steve Lukather, David Paich, Joseph Williams, John Pierce, Robert “Sput” Searight, Dominique “Xavier” Taplin, Steve Maggiora, and Warren Ham. Moreover, they are famous for using several different elements of music in their songs, such as pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, blues, and jazz.

52. INXS

  • Also known as:  The Farriss Brothers
  • Years active: 1977–2012
  • Origin: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Labels: Atlantic, Epic, 101 Distribution, Mercury, DeLuxe, WEA, Eastwest, Polydor, Atco, Petrol Electric, Truism
  • Genres: New wave, pub rock, dance-rock, funk rock, alternative rock
  • Past members: Garry Gary Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss, Michael Hutchence, Kirk Pengilly, Jon Stevens, J. D. Fortune, Ciaran Gribbin

INXS was an Australian-based rock n roll band formed with the name of The Farriss Brothers in 1977. The band’s founding partners were bassist Garry Gary Beers, main composer Andrew Farriss, drummer Jon Farriss, guitarist Tim Farriss, lead singer Michael Hutchence, and guitarist and saxophonist Kirk Pengilly. And as of now, they all are still making music somewhere in the United States of America.

53. Def Leppard

  • Years active: 1977–present
  • Origin: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • Labels: Mercury, Universal, Phonogram, Vertigo, PolyGram, Bludgeon-Riffola, Island, Frontiers, earMUSIC
  • Genres: Glam metal, hard rock, heavy metal, arena rock, pop rock
  • Members:Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell
  • Past members: Tony Kenning, Pete Willis, Steve Clark

The Def Leppard Band is an American-based rock n roll band formed in 1977. At first, the band had only two members, and in 1992, the band consisted of Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen, and Vivian Campbell. They are famous for making themselves a new wave of British heavy metal movement and the empowering tunes – that they use in almost every track.

54. The Go-Gos

  • Years active: 1978–1985, 1990, 1994, 1999–present
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Beyond, IRS, A&M
  • Genres: New wave, power pop, pop rock, punk rock 
  • Members:Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine
  • Past members: Margot Olavarria, Elissa Bello, Paula Jean Brown, Abby Travis (touring only)

The Go-Go’s Band is an American-based rock n roll crew formed in California in 1978. The band changed many lineups in its early days. But as of now, they finally decided on a permanent lineup that includes almost five members, and their names and jobs are Belinda Carlisle (vocals), Jane Wiedlin (guitar, background vocals), Margot Olavarria (bass), and Elissa Bello (drums).

55. The Cure

  • Years active: 1978–present
  • Origin: Crawley, West Sussex, England
  • Labels: Fiction, Suretone, Geffen, Polydor, Hansa, A&M, Elektra, Asylum, Sire
  • Genres: Gothic rock, post-punk, alternative rock, new wave
  • Members: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell, Jason Cooper, Reeves Gabrels
  • Past members: Michael Dempsey, Matthieu Hartley, Andy Anderson, Phil Thornalley, Lol Tolhurst, Boris Williams, Perry Bamonte, Pearl Thompson

The Cure was united by Robert Smith (vocals, guitar) along with schoolmates Michael Dempsey (bass), Lol Tolhurst (drums), and local guitar hero Porl Thompson in 1976 in America. Later, they started to write and promote their songs on the South American side, gaining a massive amount of fame and fan followers. After that, they returned to other cities to gain more fame, and as of now, they all work as actors and songwriters in Hollywood.

56. Prince & The Revolution

  • Years active: 1979–1986, 2012, 2016–present
  • Origin: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Labels: Warner Bros., Paisley Park
  • Genres: Funk rock, neo-psychedelia, Minneapolis sound
  • Members: Matt Fink, Bobby Z., Lisa Coleman, Brown Mark, Wendy Melvoin
  • Past members: Prince, Dez Dickerson, André Cymone, Gayle Chapman, Miko Weaver, Eric Leeds, Atlanta Bliss, Susannah Melvoin, Jerome Benton, Wally Safford, Greg Brooks

The worldwide famous rock band Prince & The Revolution was a six-membered adorable friends group that rocked the world together. The band united in 1997, and its members’ names are Prince, Dez Dickerson, Andre Cymone, Bobby Z, Gayle Chapman, and Matt Fink. They all released 50 plus hit songs together that stayed at the top of the chart for more than five months. But unfortunately, in 1986, they all separated their ways to start solo careers.

57. The Replacements

  • Years active: 1979–1991, 2006, 2012–2015
  • Origin: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
  • Labels: Twin/Tone, Sire
  • Genres: Punk rock, alternative rock, post-punk, power pop, college rock
  • Past members: Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, Chris Mars, Bob Stinson, Slim Dunlap, Steve Foley

The Replacements Band was an American-based rock and pop crew formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, back in 1979. Their main focus was to become a punk rock band. Also, they are one of the main frontiers of alternative rock in the world who won several Grammy awards and nominations.

58. Minor Threat

  • Years active: 1980–1983
  • Origin: Washington, D.C., U.S.
  • Labels: Dischord
  • Genres: Hardcore punk
  • Past members: Ian MacKaye, Jeff Nelson, Brian Baker, Lyle Preslar, Steve Hansgen

Minor Threat was another one of the best punk bands formed in 1980 in Washington by Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson. MacKaye and Nelson had played in several other bands together. Still, when they decided to make their band, they recruited bassist Brian Baker and guitarist Lyle Preslar to form Minor Threat. And after many years, they welcomed their fifth member, whose name was Steve Hansgen (bass player).

59. R.E.M.

  • Years active: 1980–2011
  • Origin: Athens, Georgia, U.S.
  • Labels: Hib-Tone, I.R.S., Warner Bros., Capitol, New West, Rhino, Concord Bicycle, Craft
  • Genres: Alternative rock, folk rock, college rock, garage rock, jangle pop, post-punk
  • Past members: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Bertis Downs, Jefferson Holt

R.E.M. was an American-based rock band from Athens, Georgia, united in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. They were students at the University of Georgia America. R.E.M. was the first alternative rock band that introduced the real meaning of guitar style and vocal usage to the world of music.

60. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

  • Years active: 1975–present
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Blackheart, Epic, Boardwalk, MCA, CBS, Warner Bros., Polydor, Chrysalis, Bellaphon, Mercury
  • Genres: Rock, hard rock, punk rock
  • Members: Joan Jett, Dougie Needles, Hal B. Selzer, Michael McDermott
  • Past members: Ricky Byrd, Tony Rey, Gary Ryan, Kasim Sulton, Phil Feit, Kenny Aaronson, Sean Koos, Sami Yaffa, Enzo Penizzotto, Acey Slade, Lee Crystal, Thommy Price

Joan Jett, better known as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, is another rock n roll artist, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer, and actress. Joan is famous for her work as the frontwoman of her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and earlier founding and performing with several Runaways branches, which recorded and released her hit song “Cherry Bomb.”

61. Sonic Youth

  • Years active: 1981–2011
  • Origin: New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Labels: Neutral, Sub Pop, Ecstatic Peace!, Blast First, Homestead, SST, Enigma, Au Go Go, Geffen, DGC, SYR, Matador
  • Genres: Noise rock, alternative rock, experimental rock, indie rock, post-punk, no wave (early)
  • Past members:Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Richard Edson, Anne DeMarinis, Bob Bert, Jim Sclavunos, Steve Shelley, Jim O’Rourke, Mark Ibold

Sonic Youth is an American-based alternative rock band. They formed in 1981, and the most recent lineup of the band includes Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, and Mark Ibold. Well! Just like other famous bands, Sonic Youth also changed many lineups. But as of now, the above-mentioned members are said to be permanent.

62. Beastie Boys

  • Also Known as: The Young Aborigines (1978–1981)
  • Years active: 1981–2012
  • Origin: New York City, U.S.
  • Labels: Rat Cage, Def Jam, Columbia, Capitol, Grand Royal
  • Genres: Hip hop, rap rock, alternative rock, hardcore punk, jazz-funk
  • Past members: John Berry, Mike D, Kate Schellenbach, MCA, Ad-Rock

The Beastie Boys Band was an American hip-hop group from New York City formed in 1981. The group was into producing new music genres, and for this reason, it was massively famous around the world. Moreover, it has almost three members, and their names are Michael “Mike D” Diamond (vocals, drums), Adam “MCA” Yauch (vocals, bass), and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz (vocals, guitar, programming).

63. Slayer

  • Years active: 1981–2019
  • Origin: Huntington Park, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Metal Blade, Def Jam, American, Nuclear Blast
  • Genres: Thrash metal
  • Past members: Kerry King, Tom Araya, Jeff Hanneman, Dave Lombardo, Paul Bostaph, Jon Dette, Gary Holt

The Slayer Band was an American-based thrash metal band from California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, drummer Dave Lombardo, and bassist and voice changer Tom Araya. Slayer’s fast and bold musical style made them one of the best “big four” bands of thrash metal, alongside other bands, such as Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax.

64. The Smiths

  • Years active: 1982–1987
  • Origin: Manchester, England
  • Labels: Rough Trade, Sire
  • Genres: Indie rock, jangle pop, post-punk, alternative rock
  • Past members:Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce

The Smiths was a rock band that was formed in Manchester in 1982. The band’s original lineup included singer Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke, and drummer Mike Joyce. And they are still famous in the world of music as one of the most important acts to appear from the British independent music scene.

65. Phish

  • Years active: 1983–2004, 2008–present
  • Origin: Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
  • Labels: Elektra, Rhino/WMG, JEMP, Maple, Music
  • Genres: Rock, progressive rock, funk, psychedelic rock, jam band
  • Members: Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell
  • Past members: Jeff Holdsworth
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The Phish Band is an American-based rock band formed in Burlington, Vermont, back in 1983. The band has almost five members, and their names are Trey Anastasio, bassist Mike Gordon, drummer Jon Fishman, and keyboardist Page McConnell. Well, the band is best known for musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of genres, and a dedicated fan base.

66. Bon Jovi

  • Years active: 1983–present
  • Origin: Sayreville, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Labels: Island, Mercury, Vertigo
  • Genres: Glam metal, hard rock, arena rock, pop rock
  • Members: Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Tico Torres, Phil X, Hugh McDonald
  • Past members: Alec John Such, Dave Sabo, Richie Sambora

Bon Jovi is another solo rock n roll artist who changed the pop world forever with his amazing singing and drumming skills. He has two brothers, whose names were Anthony and Matthew. Also, he has four children and is married to his long-term girlfriend, Dorothea Hurley.

67. Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • Years active: 1983–present
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Capitol, EMI, Enigma, Warner
  • Genres: Funk rock, alternative rock, funk metal, rap rock
  • Members:Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, John Frusciante
  • Past members: Hillel Slovak, Jack Irons, Cliff Martinez, Jack Sherman, DeWayne McKnight, D. H. Peligro, Arik Marshall, Jesse Tobias, Dave Navarro, Josh Klinghoffer

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American-based rock and pop band formed in Los Angeles in the 1983 season. Their music combines elements of alternative rock, funk, punk rock, and psychedelic music. Also, the band consists of co-founders Anthony Kiedis (lead vocals) and Flea (bass). Moreover, the recently recruited drummer Chad Smith and guitarist John Frusciante.

68. Soundgarden

  • Years active: 1984–1997, 2010–2019
  • Origin: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  • Labels: Sub Pop, SST, A&M, Interscope, Seven Four, Republic, Vertigo
  • Genres: Grunge, heavy metal, alternative metal, hard rock, alternative rock
  • Past members:Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd, Hiro Yamamoto, Scott Sundquist, Jason Everman

The Soundgarden Band united back in 1984 with Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Hiro Yamamoto, Matt Cameron, and Ben Shepherd. Well, as time passed, the lineup of this band also changed, but a few of them stayed permanently until Cornell’s death. Apart from this, they were amazing in their passion. And have also won Grammy awards twice.

69. L7

  • Years active: 1985–2001, 2014–present
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Epitaph, Sub Pop, Slash, Man’s Ruin, Wax Tadpole, Don Giovanni, Blackheart Records
  • Genres: Punk rock, grunge, hard rock, alternative metal
  • Members:Donita Sparks, Suzi Gardner, Jennifer Finch, Demetra Plakas
  • Past members: Greta Brinkman, Gail Greenwood, Janis Tanaka, Anne Anderson, Roy Koutsky

L7 was formed by two female friends, Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner, in 1985. Both artists were active in the Art punk community of Echo Park and had met in 1984 through mutual friends connections at the cultural hub of the LA Weekly. When they decided to start a band, they recruited other women, and their names are Dee Plakas (drums, vocals) and Jennifer Finch (bass, vocals). Moreover, The L7 Band has released seven studio albums and has toured widely in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, and South America.

70. Guns N’ Roses

  • Years active: 1985–present
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Geffen, UMG, Uzi Suicide, Black Frog
  • Genres: Hard rock, heavy metal
  • Members: Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Slash, Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, Melissa Reese
  • Past members: Izzy Stradlin (Jeff Isbell), Rob Gardner, Tracii Guns (Tracy Ulrich), Ole Beich, Steven Adler (Michael Coletti), Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke, Paul “Huge” Tobias[E], Robin Finck (Robert Finck), Josh Freese, Tommy Stinson, Chris Pitman, Buckethead (Brian Carroll), Brain (Bryan Mantia)[I], Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Ronald Blumenthal), DJ Ashba (Daren Ashba)
  • Touring Members: Fred Coury, Kid “Haggis” Chaos (Stephen Harris), Don Henley, Teddy Andreadis, Roberta Freeman, Tracey Amos, Diane Jones, Cece Worrall, Lisa Maxwell, Anne King

Back in the 1980s, when pop was covered by dance music and pop-metal, Guns N’ Roses brought raw, ugly rock & roll hitting music back into the charts. They were not good boys at all; as they say, good boys didn’t play rock n roll and call themselves ugly, misogynistic, and violent; they were also funny, helpless, and occasionally sensitive. But still, they maintained their position at number one by releasing several hit songs and became one of the best 80s rock bands of all time.

71. Radiohead

  • Years active: 1985–present
  • Origin: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
  • Labels: XL, Ticker Tape Ltd., Hostess, TBD, Parlophone, Capitol
  • Genres: Art rock, alternative rock, electronica, experimental rock
  • Members: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway

The Radiohead Band is an English rock crew and street gang from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band is famous for signing to EMI in 1991 and for releasing their debut single “Creep” in 1992 through Radiohead. Moreover, the band has almost five members, and their names are Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, and Philip Selway.

72. The Pixies

  • Years active: 1986–1993, 2004–present
  • Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Labels: 4AD, Elektra, Cooking Vinyl, Spin Art, Artemis, Pixiesmusic, PIAS
  • Genres: Alternative rock, indie rock, punk rock, surf rock, noise pop
  • Members:Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering, Paz Lenchantin
  • Past members: Kim Deal, Kim Shattuck

The Pixies Band is an American-band punk and alternative rock crew that was formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. Well! Until 2013, the band included Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal, and David Lovering. Moreover, the band separated their ways in 1993 but reunited in 2004.

73. No Doubt

  • Years active: 1986–2004, 2009–2015
  • Origin: Anaheim, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Trauma, Interscope, Beacon Street, Hollywood
  • Genres:Pop rock, ska punk, alternative rock, new wave, synth-pop, dancehall
  • Members: 
  • Past members:Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani, Adrian Young, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, John Spence, Chris Leal, Gabriel Gonzalez, Alan Meade, Tony Meade, Jerry McMahon, Chris Webb, Paul Caseley, Eric Carpenter, Don Hammerstedt, Alex Henderson, Phil Jordan

The No Doubt Band was an American-based rock crew from California, formed in 1986. The band rocked with vocalist Gwen Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal, and experienced drummer Adrian Young. Well! Since the 1990s, the band has been working with trombonist and keyboardist Gabrial McNair and trumpeter and keyboardist Stephen Bradley in their live concerts.

74. Nirvana

  • Years active: 1987–1994
  • Origin: Aberdeen, Washington, U.S.
  • Labels: Sub Pop, DGC
  • Genres: Grunge, alternative rock, punk rock, hard rock
  • Members: Kurt Cobain , Krist Novoselic , Dave Grohl
  • Touring musicians: Pat Smear , John Duncan , Lori Goldston , Melora Creager
  • Former members:Aaron Burckhard , Dale Crover , Dave Foster , Chad Channing , Dan Peters , Jason Everman
  • Session musicians:Mark Pickerel , Kirk Canning , Kera Schaley 

Nirvana was another American-based rock n roll band of youngsters that formed back in the 1970s season. Guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselichis found this fascinating band and later recruited other drummers and singers, Chad Channing and Dave Grohl. The band’s main focus was to promote alternative rock and other rock cultures that can bring the drip feeling to the world.

75. Alice in Chains

  • Years active: 1987–2002, 2005–present
  • Origin: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  • Labels: Columbia, Virgin, EMI, Capitol, BMG
  • Genres: Grunge, alternative metal, heavy metal, sludge metal, hard rock
  • Members: Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez, William DuVall
  • Past members: Layne Staley, Mike Starr

The Alice in Chains Band is another American-based rock n roll band from Seattle and was formed in 1987 by the most famous and talented guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney – who later conscripted bassist Mike Starr and lead singer Layne Staley. The band is well known for being nominated by Grammy Awards almost six times and winning MTV and Kerrang awards.

76. Green Day

  • Also known as: Sweet Children (1987–1989)
  • Years active: 1987–present
  • Origin: East Bay, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Reprise, Warner, Lookout!
  • Genres: Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock
  • Members: Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
  • Past members: Raj Punjabi, Sean Hughes, John Kiffmeyer, Jason White

The Green Day Band is a rock n roll band formed in the East Bay-side of California in 1987 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist and backing vocalist Mike. Also, they made this band a trio with Tré Cool – who replaced John Kiffmeyer in 1990 before the recording of their second studio album, ‘Kerplunk’ (1991). The band is still extremely famous in the world of music, and recently they have welcomed their new member Jason White

77. Traveling Wilburys

  • Years active: 1988–1991
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, US
  • Labels: Wilbury
  • Genres: Rock, country rock, folk rock, roots rock
  • Past members: George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison

Traveling Wilburys were a British–American supergroup consisting of five members, and their names were Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. The band united in the early 1900s season and later became one of the best rock bands of the 90s of all time. The five boys wrote and released many rock songs together, and after a decade, they separated their ways. And as of now, every one of them is successful in their music-making careers.

78. Smashing Pumpkins

  • Years active: 1988–2000, 2006–present
  • Origin: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Labels: Caroline, Constantinople, Hut, Martha’s, Rocket Science, Virgin, BMG, Reprise, Warner Bros., Sub Pop, Napalm, Sumerian[1]
  • Genres: Alternative rock
  • Members: Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jeff Schroeder
  • Past members: D’arcy Wretzky, Melissa Auf der Maur, Mike Byrne, Nicole Fiorentino

The Smashing Pumpkins Band is an American-based alternative rock n roll band from Chicago. This mesmerizing band was formed in 1988 by frontman Billy Corgan, D’arcy Wretzky, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin. Also, the band has experienced many line-up changes in its career. Moreover, the band has won almost five Grammys – for which they are extremely famous in the United States of America.

79. Nine Inch Nails

  • Years active: 1988–present
  • Origin: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
  • Labels: Nothing, TVT, Interscope, Columbia, Capitol, The Null Corporation
  • Genres: Industrial rock, industrial, alternative rock, electronic rock, industrial metal, ambient
  • Members: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
  • Past members: 
  • Touring musicians: Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin
  • Former members: Chris Vrenna, Ron Musarra, Richard Patrick, Gary Talpas, Nick Rushe, David Haymes, Lee Mars, Jeff Ward, James Woolley, Danny Lohner, Charlie Clouser, Kevin McMahon, Jerome Dillon, Jeordie White, Aaron North, Josh Freese, Alex Carapetis, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Josh Eustis, Pino Palladino, Lisa Fischer, Sharlotte Gibson
  • Abridged live musicians: Martin Atkins, Keith Hillebrandt, Dave Ogilvie, Rich Fownes, Eric Avery, Adrian Belew

The Nine Inch Nails Band, commonly known as NIN and stylized as NIИ, is an American-based industrial rock band formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. The band lineup has changed many times, but the Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Trent Reznor was the only permanent member of the band – until the official addition of English musician Atticus Ross joined in 2016.

80. Hole

  • Years active: 1989–2002, 2009–2012
  • Origin: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Sympathy for the Record Industry, Sub Pop, Caroline, DGC, Mercury
  • Genres: Alternative rock, punk rock, grunge
  • Members: Courtney Love , Eric Erlandson , Mike Geisbrecht, Lisa Roberts, Caroline Rue, Jill Emery, Patty Schemel , Leslie Hardy , Kristen Pfaff , Melissa Auf der Maur , Samantha Maloney , Micko Larkin , Shawn Dailey , Stu Fisher , Scott Lipps 

The hole was an American-based pop and alternative rock band formed in California in 1989. The band was founded by professional singer Courtney Love and guitarist Eric Erlandson. Moreover, it had several different bassists and drummers, such as Patty Schemel, Kristen Pfaff (d. 1994), and Melissa Auf der Maur.

81. Stone Temple Pilots

  • Years active: 1989–2003, 2008–present
  • Origin: San Diego, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Atlantic, Play Pen, Rhino
  • Genres: Alternative rock,grunge, hard rock, alternative metal
  • Members: Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz, Jeff Gutt
  • Past members: Scott Weiland, Chester Bennington

The Stone Temple Pilots Band is an American-based rock n roll group from California that originally includes Scott Weiland, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz. Well! In 2016, they launched an online audition for a rising lead vocalist and later announced Jeff Gutt as their new lead singer.

82. The Cranberries

  • Years active: 1989–2003, 2009–2019
  • Origin: Limerick, Ireland
  • Labels: Xeric, Island, Universal, Atlantic, Downtown, Cooking Vinyl, BMG
  • Genres: Alternative rock, indie rock, Irish folk, pop rock, jangle pop, post-punk
  • Past members: Mike Hogan, Noel Hogan, Fergal Lawler, Niall Quinn, Dolores O’Riordan

The Cranberries was an Irish rock band that was formed in Limerick, Ireland, and was originally named the ‘Cranberry Saw Us.’ The band was formed in 1989 by guitarist Noel Hogan, lead singer Niall Quinn, bassist Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawler. But later, the well-known musician Quinn was replaced as lead singer in 1990, and after that, they changed their name to ‘Cranberries.’

83. Bikini Kill

  • Years active: 1990–1997, 2017, 2019–present
  • Origin: Olympia, Washington, U.S.
  • Labels: Kill Rock Stars, Wiiija, Bikini Kill Records
  • Genres: Punk rock, alternative rock, riot grrrl
  • Members: Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, Tobi Vail, Erica Dawn Lyle
  • Past members: Billy Karren

The Bikini Kill Band is an American-based punk rock female group that was formed in Washington in October 1990. The group includes the famous singer and songwriter Kathleen Hanna, guitarist Billy Karren, bassist Kathi Wilcox, and professional drummer, whose name was Tobi Vail. The band was well known for being pioneered by the riot grrrl movement with extreme feminist lyrics and passionate live performances.

84. Pearl Jam

  • Also known as: Mookie Blaylock (early)
  • Years active: 1990–present
  • Origin: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  • Labels: Monkey, wrench, Universal, JEpic, Third Man
  • Genres: Alternative rock, grunge, hard rock
  • Members: Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder, Matt Cameron
  • Past members: Jack Irons, Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese

The Pearl Jam Band is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. The band consists of Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder, and Matt Cameron, who joined in 1998. This band also has many other members that handle different jobs together, but the main ones are mentioned above. Also, every one of them is considered the most influential personality of the decade. And the band was dubbed as “the most popular American rock & roll band of the ’90s”.

85. Rage Against the Machine

  • Years active: 1991–2000, 2007–2011, 2019–present
  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Epic, Revelation
  • Genres: Rap metal, rap rock, funk metal, alternative metal
  • Members: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Zack de la Rocha

The Rage Against the Machine Band is an American rock crew from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1991 and consisted of almost four members, and their names and jobs are vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk.

86. Superdrag

  • Years active: 1992–2003, 2007–2010, 2021-present
  • Origin: United States
  • Labels: Elektra, Darla, Arena Rock, Vagrant
  • Genres: Alternative rock, power pop, post-grunge, indie rock
  • Members: John Davis, Tom Pappas, Don Coffey, Jr., Brandon Fisher
  • Past members: Sam Powers, Mic Harrison, William Tyler

Superdrag is an American-based alternative rock band from Knoxville. The band is best known for their 1996 released single, “Sucked Out,” and topped the chart with their ‘Regretfully Yours,’ for which a video was played on MTV Label. Moreover, its members’ names are John Davis, Tom Pappas, Sam Powers, and Brandon Fisher.

87. Blink-182

  • Years active: 1992–2005, 2009–present
  • Origin: Poway, California, U.S.
  • Labels: Cargo, Grilled Cheese, Kung Fu, MCA, Geffen, Interscope, DGC, BMG, Columbia
  • Genres: Pop punk, alternative rock, punk rock, skate punk
  • Members:Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, Matt Skiba
  • Past members: Scott Raynor, Tom DeLonge

Blink-182 is a California-based pop-punk band that attracted the social media spotlight with several hit songs such as ‘All The Small Things.’ Well! According to a few reports, there are almost three band members, and their names are Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, and Matt Skiba. Moreover, as one of the band’s members, Blink-182’s first demo tape was recorded in 1993 under the name Blink.

88. Veruca Salt

  • Years active: 1992–2012, 2013–present
  • Origin: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Labels: Minty Fresh, DGC, Beyond Music, MGM, Embryo, Sympathy for the Record Industry, El Camino, Sub Pop
  • Genres: Alternative rock, grunge
  • Members: Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Jim Shapiro, Steve Lack
  • Past members: Stacy Jones, Stephen Fitzpatrick, Jimmy Madla, Suzanne Sokol, Gina Crosley, Kellii Scott, Nicole Fiorentino

The Veruca Salt Band is an American-based alternative rock band founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1992 by vocalists and guitarists Nina Gordon and Louise Post, drummer Jim Shapiro and professional bassist Steve Lack. And according to the records, they are best known for their first single, ‘Seether’, which was released in 1994.

89. Garbage

  • Years active: 1993–2005, 2007, 2010–present
  • Origin: Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
  • Labels: Almo Sounds, Interscope, Geffen, A&E, Stunvolume
  • Genres: Alternative rock, electronic rock, trip hop, post-grunge, industrial rock
  • Members: Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, Butch Vig

Garbage was the idea of the famous producers Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, and Steve Marker. The band is well known in the rock n roll music field for winning one NME Icon Award and sixteen other awards for their songwriting skills. Moreover, as of now, the band has almost four members, and their names are Shirley Manson (vocals) and American musicians Duke Erikson (guitar, bass, keyboards), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards), and Butch Vig (drums, production).

90. Foo Fighters

  • Also known as: The Holy Shits, Dee Gees
  • Years active: 1994–present
  • Origin: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  • Labels: Roswell, Capitol, RCA
  • Genres: Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock, grunge, pop rock
  • Members: Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee
  • Past members: William Goldsmith, Franz Stahl, Taylor Hawkins

The Foo Fighters Band is one of the most famous pop and rock bands of all time. The band was formed back in 1994, and in a short time, they made themselves able to reach the list of 100 Best Rock Bands of All Time. And as of now, the band’s members’ names are Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee.

91. Coldplay

  • Also known as : Pectoralz (1996), Starfish (1998), Los Unidades (2018)
  • Years active: 1996–present
  • Origin: London, England
  • Labels: Parlophone, Atlantic, Capitol, Warner Music, EMI, Fierce Panda
  • Genres: Alternative rock, pop rock, post-Britpop, pop
  • Members:Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Will Champion, Phil Harvey

The Coldplay Band is a British-American-based rock band formed in London in late 1996. The band includes vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion and creative director Phil Harvey. They met at University College London and started playing music together from 1996 to 1998 – first calling themselves Pectoralz, Starfish, and later Coldplay. Together they released many hit songs and albums. And as of now, they are still making music under the same name ‘Coldplay.’

92. The White Stripes

  • Years active: 1997–2011
  • Origin: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Labels: Italy, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Sub Pop, XL, V2, Third Man, Warner Bros.
  • Genres: Garage rock, blues rock, alternative rock, punk blues, indie rock
  • Past members: Jack White, Meg White

The White Stripes Band was an American-based rock duo from Detroit, Michigan, and was formed in 1997. The band included Jack White (songwriter, vocals, guitar, piano, and mandolin) and his ex-wife and best friend, Meg White (drums and vocals). Well! Their relationship wasn’t good enough. That’s why they decided to separate their ways in 2000, But still, they remained as friends and band partners forever.

93. Against Me!

  • Years active: 1997–present
  • Origin: Naples, Florida, U.S.
  • Labels: Misanthrope, Crasshole, Plan-It-X, No Idea, Sabot, Fat Wreck Chords, Sire, Total Treble, Xtra Mile
  • Genres: Punk rock, folk punk, alternative rock, anarcho-punk
  • Members: Laura Jane Grace, James Bowman, Andrew Seward, Atom Willard
  • Past members: Kevin Mahon, Dustin Fridkin, Warren Oakes, George Rebelo, Jay Weinberg, Inge Johansson

Against Me! The band is an American punk rock group and was formed in 1997 in Naples, Florida, by songwriter and singer and guitarist Laura Jane Grace. That same year, Grace drove to Gainesville, Florida, which is considered the band’s hometown. And since then, they have been working from there.

94. Kings of Leon

  • Years active: 1999–present
  • Origin: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Labels: The Control Group, SonyRCA, Columbia, Handmedown
  • Genres: Alternative rock, Southern rock, garage rock
  • Members: Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Nathan Followill, Matthew Followill

The Kings of Leon Band is an American-based rock n roll crew that formed in Nashville back in 1999. The group is formed of three brothers, whose names are Caleb, Nathan, and Jared Followill, and their cousin, whose name is Matthew Followill.

95. The Black Keys

  • Years active: 2001–present
  • Origin: Akron, Ohio, U.S.
  • Labels: Easy Eye Sound, Nonesuch, Alive, Fat Possum, V2
  • Genres: Garage rock, blues rock, indie rock
  • Members: Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney

The Black Keys is another famous rock band of a young duo from America. The band is well known in the Hollywood music industry for winning 7 Grammys and releasing four number 1 singles. Moreover, the band has two members, and their names and jobs are Guitarist and vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney – they met as children while living in Akron, Ohio.

96. The Killers

  • Years active: 2001–present
  • Origin: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
  • Labels: Island, Vertigo, Marrakesh, Mercury, Lizard King
  • Genres: 
  • Members: Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
  • Past members: Dell Neal, Matt Norcross, Brian Havens

The Killers Band is an American-based rock crew formed in 2001 by the famous musicians Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning. Well! After visiting several short-term bass performers and drummers in their early days, both Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. joined The Killers in 2002. And as of now, they are one of the best rock bands in the world of all time.

97. Arcade Fire

  • Years active: 2001–present
  • Origin: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Labels: Sonovox, Columbia, Merge, DFA, Rough Trade, City Slang, Spunk, Mercury, Virgin EMI
  • Genres: Indie rock, art rock, dance-rock, baroque pop
  • Members:Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara, Past members
  • Past members: Josh Deu, Adam Etinson, Myles Broscoe, Brendan Reed, Dane Mills, Tim Kile, Howard Bilerman, Sarah Neufeld, Will Butler

The Arcade Fire band is a Canadian-based indie rock crew formed by husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with their younger siblings, William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, and Jeremy Gara. The band’s current lineup also includes former middle member Sarah Neufeld, musician Tiwill Duprate and Stuart Bogie.

98. The Coathangers

  • Years active: 2006–present
  • Origin: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Labels: Suicide Squeeze Records
  • Genres: Punk rock, garage punk, indie rock
  • Members: Julia Kugel-Montoya, Meredith Franco, Stephanie Luke
  • Past members: Candice Jones

The Coathangers band is an American-based female punk rock band that was formed in 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. As of now, the band is featuring Julia Kugel-Montoya, Meredith Franco, and Stephanie Luke. All of them were childhood friends and are still together while making music under the same band name ‘The Coathangers.’

99. KISS

  • Years active: 1973–present
  • Origin: New York City, U.S.
  • Labels: Casablanca, Mercury, Roadrunner, Kiss, Universal
  • Genres: Hard rock, heavy metal, shock rock, glam metal
  • Members: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer
  • Past members: Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, Bruce Kulick

Here comes yet another 70s best rock band that got united back in 1973. This is an American-based band holding Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss as members. The KISS band got famous when they introduced themselves to the world with face paint and stage outfits. Their well-known and memorable live performances include fire breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics.

100. Disturbed 

  • Years active: 1994–2011, 2015–present
  • Origin: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Labels:Giant, Reprise, Warner, Intoxication
  • Genres:Heavy metal, hard rock, alternative metal, nu metal (early)
  • Members: Dan Donegan, Mike Wengren, David Draiman, John Moyer
  • Past members: Erich Awalt, Steve Kmak

One of the best bands that got focused on Heavy Metal/Alternative Metal is Disturbed. This band got united back in 1994. It holds four talented members, including vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. This band won millions of hearts when they launched seven studio albums, five of which have successively debuted at hashtag one on the Billboard 200.

Top Ten Bands Of All Time

Band NameFormed In
Queen1970
The Velvet Underground1964
The Who1964
Ramones1974
The Beach Boys1961
Pink Floyd1965
Led Zeppelin1968
Rolling Stones1962
U21976
Beatles1960

Frequently Asked Questions About Best Rock Bands

Q: Who is the greatest rock and roll band ever?

A: The Beatles are the greatest rock and roll band of all time.

Q: What is the greatest rock concert of all time?

A: The greatest rock concert of all time came at the hands of mythical rock singer and songwriter Rod Stewart. Back in 1994, Rod Stewart took the stage performance at Copacabana Beach (Brasil) with 3,500,000 people as audience.

Q: Who is the most hated rock band?

A: There are almost four rock bands that are most hated by the audience, and their names are Nickelback (Hate Coefficient: 99.99), Limp Bizkit (Hate Coefficient: 96.79), Creed (Hate quotient: 89.46), U2 (Hate coefficient: 75.46).

Q: Which country has the best rock bands?

A: The United Kingdom is said to be the only country that has had the best rock bands.

Q: What are the best rock bands with female singers?

A: The Runaways and Blondie are the best female rock bands present in history right now.

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