Greatest Hard Rock ArtistsThe best hard rock artists of all time. No Jethro Tull on this list so you can take your pansy little flute and go home. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.
The Top Ten
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X Japan is the best band in Japanese history.
Asian hard rock at its finest! X Japan rules!
WE ARE X!
what a damn great band I've ever known..
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Practically the inventors of heavy metal. without them, bands like Metallica and Judas Priest wouldn't even exist
A great band. Tony Iommi is Black Sabbath and everything released under this name is simply outstanding..
Black Sabbath before Avenged Sevenfold? This list is a joke. Black Sabbath Invented Metal Music when avenged sevenfold wasn't even born yet what. I hate this list.More comments about Black Sabbath
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Love all Whitesnake but especially the heavy blues sound of the 1978-1984 version
Whitesnake has had the best drummers in the world and also two perfect albums! What are they doing so low on this list?
The singer is already over 50 and still has an amazingly strong and powerful voice! Oh hail whitesnake!
I can't stress enough how much I love them, even though I'm only eleven years old. I even memorized their names and instruments. Ivan Moody-Vocals, Jeremy Spencers-Drums, Chris Kael-Bass, Zoltan Bathory-Guitars, and Jason Hook-Guitars.
These guys are great! You really feel the emotion in their songs, from more balladic songs like Far From Home and Remember Everything to powerful songs like Never Enough and Hard To See
The "Forget To Remember" song is one of the graetest ,ever. The rythm makes your sick
The greatest HEAVY metal song in the past 10 years. Their bassist still blows me away every time I watch the music video.
f***ing amazing countdown to extinction
Great heavy metal band and dave mustaine is one of the greatest guitarists ever!
Just listen to Holy Wars, Ashes in your mouth, Good Mourning/Black Friday, Tornado of souls, Five Magics, Skin O my Teeth, Hook in mouth, The Scorpion
To just name a few. The greatest, most technical, metal band with the best songs and the most amount of great songs!
Pantera is amazing. All of the members are excellent musicians, and all of their songs reach the perfect balance of technique, heaviness, style, rhythm, and melody. Easily one of the definitive metal bands of the 1990s, and by far the kings of groove metal.
I love this band, the song I like the most is cowboys from he'll and let's hope dine bag is playing hard rock up their
Pantera is the best band ever! definitely wipes the floor with the others!More comments about Pantera
In the dio years they are by far in the top 10 greatest rock bands ever and ritchie blackmore is the guitar king. He wrote smoke on the water case closed
The bad boys of Rock and Roll. Cmon enough said the greatest band ever!
Why in the name of the Almighty is the Crue all the way down here. They may not be the best, but they are a heck of a lot better than quite a few of the other bands ahead of them.
best rock show,coolest personalities,kick ass music and the true bad boys of rock,period.More comments about Motley Crue
they kick ass. its that simple
dont give em no lip stevens got anuff of his own..
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? AEROSMITH #31? THEY ARE EVEN ON WIKIPEDIA AS 'AMERICA'S GREATEST ROCK BAND'! WHY THE HECK ARE THEY DOWN HERE? I NEED A LAWYER, NOW!
one of many awesome rock bands..there's no way to limit the list to the top 10..come on guys get serious!!!
Did I miss them? Please don't tell me that Ratt has been left of a list that includes some VERY obscure bands. They are top 20 easily.
WTF. why is ozzy all the way down here? he's definitely better than 96! lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalallalalalalalalalal You people must really epically suck because he's way better than this, screw y'all.
Common man 95? The main man in black sabbath :. The epic theme of Black Sabbath was because of this man right here Ozzy=Awesome so please vote for ozzy and make him go to the top
OZZY = BOMB MAN. WE NEED YOUOZZY. YOU ROCK MAN. YOU IS the BOMB. Ozzy WE LOVE YOU, OZZYMANMore comments about Ozzy Osbourne
Though They are Usually Critizised, This band has gone through a hell of alot. But they continue, And thanks to them i have Lyrics i can relate to.
Ville valo and his band have amazing aspects other bands do not..... but still vocals and bass... the best you will get maybee besides a7x!
HIM is the greatest bando on earth as well as Ville Valo is the greatest singer their lyrics are absolutely amazing as well as their music
great band just don't believe on those fools that make a list of their labeled "crap" like rocker1796, long rant doesn't matter
best band and their music is not irritating in the ears, its wonderful. you will regret it if you don't even encountered this amazing band, very talented.
the best japanese band and one of the best bands i've ever seen!
ronlunaMore comments about L'Arc~en~Ciel
WHAT! Why are you not number one?!?!? You're the greatest band ever! Don't ever forget that! Its the truth! I will always love you!
Guitar (Tom Morello) - Creative, imaginative, unique, energetic, brilliant.
Bass (Timmy C) - Hip-Hop or Funk bass in an otherwise heavy metal (instrumentally) band. One of the best rock bassists ever.
Drums (Brad Wilk) - Very explosive heavy metal drumming.
Vocals (Zack de la Rocha) - Angry, energetic, passionate, rapping.
Lyrics (Mostly Zack, sometimes Tom helped) - Political complex issues addressed.
One of the greatest political bands in my opinion...
aeromaxx777More comments about Disturbed
Number 1 all the way. Best singer, best guitarist, best bass, best drummer.
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Tool is for a higher level. You can't expect it to be on popular top lists. I mean, really?... They are on the same list as Linkin Park? That's just wrong. There's commercialized crap, and then there's music. As the fewer of us already know, Tool is of the latter.
a revolution of in the music history
Tool deserves to be #1, with Metallica and Megadeth after it.
MegaToolicaMore comments about Tool
Best metalcore band. All albums very successful. Poison,
Scream aim fire and fever. Very unique type of music. Really like it
Bullet For My Valentine is the best, all the albums are fantastic and great, scream aim fire, fever
Bullet For My Valentine is the best metal band I have ever heard... The guys truly rock... 'Matt Tuck' 'Jason James'... Just love them like anything... Matt is the best vocalist... And jason is no doubt the best bassist... This band must be under 15.. >!
love you guys.. m/
SlashheadMore comments about Slipknot
Dir en grey is one of the greatest international rock acts to come to fame this year, making huge strides in selling out shows in both America and Europe with very little to no airtime or promotions. It's becoming clearer and clearer that the japanese community can rock just as hard, if not harder then the rest of the world!
I have nothing to say, but listen to them
OMFG! Dream Theater are one of the best bands to come out of the 80s and are still putting out awesome albums, any fan of metal should listen to "the glass prison" or "pull me under" or one of their newest "the Dark eternal Night"
Dream Theater for #1!!
these guys are just brilliantly faultless.
From 75-80 Heart was a bad ass band. This is long before MTV changed them to pop queens.
Alter Bridge is so under rated! True Hard Rock Perfection. Myles Kennedy is so talented vocally.
Myles Kennedy is one of the best rock singers of today
These people can make music... They are alive on stageMore comments about Alter Bridge
Just don't believe in this crap- rocker1796, they are the one of the bands introduced visual rock in late 1980s with DEAD END, LOUDNESS, 44MAGNUM, etc
Rise against cd's are awesome! the guitarist is awesome, I would like to have his guitar!
Best band of all time, chris cornell greatest voice in rock
Of the four major grunge bands to come from Seattle, Soundgarden is by far the best.
Hey, even VH1-which knows absolutely nothing about music rated Cheap Trick NO. 25. For once they were right.
FOO FIGHTERS ARE GREATEST BAND EVER PERIOD. Nirvana's drummer started this band, Dave Groehl (i think thats how its spelled). Best band of all time.
They never have a bad song.
Foo Fighters should be on the top 20 at least. You should hear Pretender, Everlong, Big me, Monkey Wrench, These days, Walk, Dear Rosemary to name the best.
how can you people forgot about one of the greatest hard rock band of all time!
One of the most underrated band in the history of hard rock! Their most played song 'The Final Countdown' is tottaly different from their other songs! Most of the people have never heard Europe first two albums which are heavy metal oriented! In the recent time, since the reunited in 2004 they released 4 albums and they are great especially the last one 'Bag of Bones'
And remember that they are not just the band that did 'the final countdown' becouse if you think that and called yourself a hard rock fan you're losing a lot!
not only that, but the music is earth-shattering...
Jim Morrison is the greatest Rockfrontman of all time.He created only masterpieces.
Crazy good vocalist... with awesome hair too!
They are amazing. Their music is like art
This Is War isn't heavy but try the first 2 albums, first being metal, 2nd hard rock. This band should be top.
Listen to Edge Of The Earth, From Yesterday, A Beautiful Lie, Attack, Capricorn, Battle Of One, Welcome To The Universe, Fallen, The Fantasy, Year Zero etc. Then come back here and make this band number 1.
RED is so amazing! They definitely do not deserve to be so low on the list.. At least give them a chance. The best song in my opinion is Already Over or if you guys don't like that one just look at their more hardcore songs or their softer songs like Pieces. This is a under rated band but their music is so passionate.
Holy crap! How in the HELL is Red so low? Red is my favorite band of all time! Their music has everything and they know exactly what to deliver in their songs to hook you!
Listen to Breathe into Me and Feed the Machine. AWESOME!
these guys are crazy, they put on excellent concerts
they are heavy rockers i have ever seen
i can't beleive they're not on here yet
Most energy no doubt
the best of fusion
in flames is the best melodic, death, great lyrics, powerful, hard all around a great band and they create unique music
One of the greatest bands to ever play. Music is kick A** and they have deep awesome music.
great band that has not made a bad album yet.
How about some pansy flute music to your list of hard rock acts.
How could paramore be this low... So they arnt as heavy metal or screamo as some bands but they have really good songs and really good lyrics too
Oh my god, their stuff is so passionate. They really want to get their message accross to the public.
the best example of pure black metal
COME ON PEOPLE!!!!!!!! I really shouldn't have to say more
It's great band. I have no idea why it's so low in this list. For example Linkim Park's music with time become boring, all their longs are very familiar. And Papa Roach's songs are different, but all (well, at least the most) are great. For ex. Take Scars and Getting Away With Murder, or Not Matter What and One Track Mind.
Cannot forget who these guys are!!! Actually just Billy!!!
i can't believe they aren't on here yet...i mean i can't believe people waste their breath to say some of these bands...terrible.. i think the deftones should be higher than MOST of the bands on here!
IM NOT DISSING THE BANDS UP THERE BUT THIS IS THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME...
The Best Hungarian rock band ever! My favorite Band. One of their best song: Life is the best poison! This is really rock'n'roll!
THE MOST AWESOMEEST BAND EVER!! Sonny Moore and Matt Good are mine!!
OMFG FROM FiRST TO LAST iS THE S***!! iT SHOULD BE NUMBER 1!!!
It is one from the best thrash metal musicians!
What DEATH SERIOUSLY 100, WHY THEY ARE THE BEST METAL BAND EVER ENCOUNTERED!
One of the best and most influential metal bands around. These guys were great ! RIP Chuck.
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