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Bing.com recently came up with a list of what they feel are the greatest ever. Which artists belong on this list or are on there and shouldn't be. Which ones would you move up or down?

1. Led Zeppelin

2. The Beatles

3. Pink Floyd

4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience

5. Van Halen

6. Queen

7. The Eagles

8. Metallica

9. U2

10. Bob Marley and the Wailers

11. The Police

12. The Doors

13. Stone Temple Pilots

14. Rush

15. Genesis

16. Prince and the Revolution

17. Yes

18. Earth Wind and Fire

19. The Bee Gees

20. The Rolling Stones

21. The Beach Boys

22. Soundgarden

23. The Who

24. Steely Dan

25. James Brown and the JBs

26. AC/DC

27. Fleetwood Mac

28. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

29. The Allman Brothers

30. ZZ Top

31. Aerosmith

32. Cream

33. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

34. The Grateful Dead

35. Guns 'N Roses

36. Pearl Jam

37. Boston

38. Dire Straits

39. King Crimson

40. Parliament Funkadelic

41. Red Hot Chili Peppers

42. Bon Jovi

43. Dixie Chicks

44. Foreigner

45. David Bowie and The Spiders From Mars

46. The Talking Heads

47. Jethro Tull

48. The Band

49. The Beastie Boys

50. Nirvana

51. Rage Against The Machine

52. Sly and the Family Stone

53. The Clash

54. Tool

55. Journey

56. No Doubt

57. Creedence Clearwater Revival

58. Deep Purple

59. Alice In Chains

60. Orbital

61. Little Feat

62. Duran Duran

63. Living Colour

64. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

65. The Carpenters

66. Audioslave

67. The Pretenders

68. Primus

69. Blondie

70. Black Sabbath

71. Lynyrd Skynyrd

72. Sex Pistols

73. Isaac Hayes and the Movement

74. R.E.M.

75. Traffic

76. Buffalo Springfield

77. Derek and the Dominos

78. The Jackson Five

79. The O'Jays

80. Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

81. Underworld

82. Thievery Corporation

83. Motley Crue

84. Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company

85. Blind Faith

86. The Animals

87. The Roots

88. The Velvet Underground

89. The Kinks

90. Radiohead

91. The Scorpions

92. Kansas

93. Iron Maiden

94. Motorhead

95. Judas Priest

96. The Orb

97. The Cure

98. Coldplay

99. Slayer

100.Black Eyed Peas

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Meh. The only thing I really like about this list is that Yes, King Crimson and Jethro Tull are all a fair bit higher than they are on most lists. Also, I would like to assure all the naysayers that Genesis do deserve to be in the top 20. :grin:

How could anyone rate Van Halen that much higher than The Who? :doh:

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I would say the majority of these bands have good credentials for being in a greatest artists of all time list. However, I'm curious as to if this is a greatest BANDS list or a greatest ARTISTS list.

If the latter, the omission of Bob Dylan is unbelievable. And Leonard Cohen for that matter.

But if the list is either, the omission of Tom Petty is bad.

The order is very debatable.

Overall, meh.

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I think it's bands / groups, not solo - hence the omission of Bob Dylan and why Bruce is listed with the E Street band.

anyways, this list basically sucks and is inaccurate. It would be fine if it were in a different order with around 10 replacements.

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Bing is a search engine, what makes them experts at music? :confused:

Van Halen is MUCH too high, same with Stone Temple Pilots and Soundgarden.

"The Eagles" are still called "Eagles", same with Beastie Boys and Scorpions

and Orbital, Underworld, The Orb?

seems someone's a die-hard ambient fan if they list such bands but not even Kraftwerk :crazy: :P

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Underworld, The Orb?

I don't think I'm familiar with either of those or Thievery Corporation, but I might have heard some of their stuff without really knowing.

The Roots really haven't done enough to be established on a list like this, considering such Rap innovators like Run D.M.C. are nowhere to be found. Outkast would also be a good representative of hip-hop on this list. :confused:

I'm curious as to what the guidelines were for making this list, is it based on searches or an ill-fated survey.

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"The Eagles" are still called "Eagles", same with Beastie Boys and Scorpions

and Talking Heads :P

yes, them too... I mostly know them from name only too, all chillout or ambient electronic stuff, not really mainstream in the broadest sense

at lest Underworld had one(!) Top Ten hit: Born Slippy

now I'm the last one that says commercial success = musical quality - but this is too much even for me :P

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This list is ridiculous. Van Halen above almost everyone? And I like VH but not #5 like. The freaking Dixie Chicks at #43 are above David Bowie, and so many others? I wouldn't put the Dixie Chicks on any Greatest list, not even country, but most especially not on a list that is rock oriented. :P

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The only thing I agree with is the top three and I'm not sure I agree with the order they put them in. That is my top three groups so I'm biased of course.

As for the rest of the list, I find it kinda insulting for a lot of the artists listed and where the heck is ELP.

A band with three members that are considered tops in their craft all over the globe and their not even listed but Journey is :o:o:o

I like Journey and all but damn. I won't even mention they placed them higher then bands like Blind Faith, CCR and R.E.M. :doh:

I think we're all in agreement, this list bite's :D

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