Music is an essential part of our lives and it is rather difficult to argue about the best bands of all time since music is something private, something personal. However, there a lot of articles and tops dedicated to at least 30 of the top rock bands of all time. In this article, I have selected the ones I consider to be the most prominent. Unfortunately, there won’t be Rolling Stones, The Beatles, or Led Zeppelin since these ones are far from being my favorite but I don’t underestimate their contribution to the rock culture in general. This is a brief information about each group I’ve selected that includes founder, year of foundation, original members, the most prominent albums or singles and a couple of worlds about their contribution to the music.
Top rock bands of all time
Radiohead is a British band from Oxfordshire. This band was found in 1985 without changing its members. Thought it changed it style much time, this band is considered to be a representative of alternative rock. This rock phenomenon greatly influenced rock culture, in general, all over the world. This was a first band that managed to gain popularity in the USA market.
It was a serious achievement for British music. The first and the most popular song that you might all know called “Creep” has seen the world in 1992 but gain its popularity only after the album “Pablo Honey” has seen the world in 1993. The latest album called “Moon shaped pool” came out in 2016. Soon enough we will see a new release from Radiohead.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers is one of the most prominent and famous groups in America, It was founded in 1983 in California by the original members that include Michael Balzary, Anthony Kiedis, Hillel Slovak, and Jack Irons. RHCP was awarded by Grammy for seven times and even today they manage to surprise their audience, especially with their latest album called “The Getaway”.
Usually, this group is referred to punk rock and hard rock but as far as you know many groups during 80th and 90th were subjected to certain metamorphoses concerning playing style. One of the most propagated songs of this group is “Californication”.
Placebo is an alternative rock band originated from London, the Great Britain. It was found in 1994 by Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal. They released seven albums and gain great popularity all over the world. They represent alternative rock or indie rock (the term more widely used in the GB).
The song “Bruise Pristine” was their first single written in 1995 but it occupied fourteen place in British charts only in 1997. This band was a breath of fresh air for British music. Even today they bring thousands of people to their concerts.
Pink Floyd is a British rock band that can be identified as a follower of a certain genre. It is famous all over the world with their philosophical lyrics and extraordinary performances.
Their discography contains fifteen albums but only “The dark side of the moon” made this Pink Floyd really popular both in Britain and all over the world. In my opinion, one of the greatest songs in their repertoire is “Another brick in the wall”.
Oasis is also a much propagated British rock band playing alternative rock, Rock&roll, British pop, and neo-psychedelia. It was founded by two brothers named as Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher. They were on the top of charts in more than twelve countries and this album was called the most quickly selling one of all times.
The press almost buried this band when propaganda of this album faded away but with the unexpectedly touchy release of “Don’t believe the truth” people believed again in their renaissance.
Nirvana is perhaps one of the most popular musical bands. Obviously, it is connected with their frontman and founder of the band Curt Cobain who committed a suicide in 1994. There is no doubt that Nirvana is well-known due to their single “Smells like teen spirit” which was a part of the album “Nevermind.
With the death of Cobain, their albums were bought with even more enthusiasm. The last single they worked on before the death of Curt Cobain was “You know you’re right”. In 2002 it placed the leading positions of charts all over the world.
Muse is another reason for Britain to proud. Founded by Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme, and Dominic Howard, Muse quickly became popular at home and worldwide.
They have several studio albums and four live albums and multiple awards like. It is difficult to single out one best song of Muse but beyond the reasonable doubt it might be “New Born”.
Guns N’ Roses
Guns N’ Roses is a Los Angeles heavy metal band well-known all over the world even for those who prefer other music genres due to their ballad songs. It is rather difficult to distinguish the most prominent album of GNR but “Use your illusion” tour was one of the most prominent in their career. If you ask me about my favorite song, the answer will be “Sex, Drugs, and Rock&Roll”.
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