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recently VH1 made a list of what they thought were the 100 best hared rock bands of all time.

heres the list

100 Quiet Riot

99 Bad Brains

98 Mountain

97 Primus

96 Meat Loaf

95 Fugazi

94 Yes

93 Lenny Kravitz

92 The Black Crowes

91 The Misfits

90 Rainbow

89 Lita Ford

88 Tool

87 King Crimson

86 Foreigner

85 Whitesnake

84 UFO

83 King's X

82 Queensryche

81 The Pixies

80 Green Day

79 Ratt

78 Marilyn Manson

77 Hole

76 Bon Jovi

75 Spinal Tap

74 Pat Benatar

73 Twisted Sister

72 Foo Fighters

71 Lynyrd Skynyrd

70 Living Colour

69 Megadeth

68 Hüsker Dü

67 The Rolling Stones

66 Joan Jett

65 The Cult

64 Steppenwolf

63 Boston

62 Ministry

61 Jethro Tull

60 The New York Dolls

59 Bad Company

58 Anthrax

57 Heart

56 White Zombie

55 Blue Öyster Cult

54 Sonic Youth

53 Korn

52 Faith No More

51 Thin Lizzy

50 Slayer

49 The Smashing Pumpkins

48 Janis Joplin

47 Rollins Band

46 Scorpions

45 Pantera

44 ZZ Top

43 Nine Inch Nails

42 The Kinks

41 Ted Nugent

40 Stone Temple Pilots

39 Crazy Horse

38 MC5

37 The Yardbirds

36 Frank Zappa

35 Jane's Addiction

34 Alice in Chains

33 Rage Against the Machine

32 The Doors

31 Def Leppard

30 The Red Hot Chili Peppers

29 Mötley Crüe

28 Rush

27 Iggy Pop

26 Motörhead

25 Cheap Trick

24 Iron Maiden

23 Judas Priest

22 Deep Purple

21 Pearl Jam

20 Alice Cooper

19 The Clash

18 Ozzy Osbourne

17 The Ramones

16 Cream

15 Pink Floyd

14 Soundgarden

13 Queen

12 The Sex Pistols

11 Aerosmith

10 Kiss

9 Guns N' Roses

8 The Who

7 Van Halen

6 Nirvana

5 Metallica

4 AC/DC

3 Jimi Hendrix

2 Black Sabbath

1 Led Zeppelin

One thing I didn't like about the list was seeing Lynyrd Skynyrd in the 70s. They are much better than a lot of the bands that were on the list. Also, they seemed to be trying to appeal to a younger crowd rather than make a good list. For instance Sound Garden in the top twenty? The rolling Stones should have been a little higher. Do the Beatles count as hard rock? they weren't on the list at all.

Oh well. now complain or compliment

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No! the Beatles don't count!

Of course not!

Best hard rock bands not frantic noise puke. :rockon:

...blah, blah, blah... you don't know a single thing about rock n roll!

Get a life! Internet freaks!

You will never be hearing of me again!

See ya in hell! :neener:

F.U. :rockon:

Welcome to Songfacts. I see your first three posts shine with positive comments. It's nice to see such deep musical tastes! I can't speak for others but just want you to know how refreshing it is to witness such happiness and I'm certain that you're an inspiration to us all!

Your destination I'm sure is deserving!

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* = ::

** = :bow:

*** = :rockon:

And I am ADDING The Beatles...for the SOB's who forgot them on the list!

AC/DC**

Aerosmith**

Bad Company**

Boston**

Cheap Trick*

Cream*

Deep Purple**

Def Leppard*

Foreigner*

Guns N' Roses*

Heart**

Jethro Tull*

Jimi Hendrix**

Joan Jett*

Kiss*

Led Zeppelin***

Lenny Kravitz*

Lynyrd Skynyrd***

Mötley Crüe*

Nirvana*

Ozzy Osbourne*

Pat Benatar**

Pearl Jam**

Pink Floyd***

Queen**

Rainbow*

Rush**

Scorpions*

Stone Temple Pilots*

THE BEATLES***

The Black Crowes*

The Cult**

The Doors***

The Rolling Stones***

The Who***

Van Halen**

Whitesnake*

Yes*

ZZ Top*

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don't mean to bump up an old dying topic, but I thought this was rather interesting. I was watching VH1s best onehit wonders, and a some of the bands that they called one hit wonders were also on this list for best rock bands of all time. Ironic huh? Maybe they should have put right said fred up here, huh?

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I'm sorry for bumping an old thread :o

But, If I remember correctly, didn't the other Artists of Hard Rock vote on this list?:help: & VH1 derived the Ranking Info based on their ballots, they even showed segments of certain rockers voting for which bands. I have this whole countdown on tape from a few years back, but haven't viewed it since then.

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Well, I like some of the bands on VH1's list and naturally I think those should be higher but hard rock isn't actually my favorite genre and some of those bands I have never heard of.

Overall it seems pretty accurate: #1 Led Zeppelin is absolutely the definitive hard rock band and I don't know this Quiet Riot at #100 but which order the 98 in between should go is a free guess. Thankfully most of the great bands/artists are ranked deservedly high: AC/DC, The Who, Jimi Hendrix etc.

I am surprised but nowhere near disappointed to see the Rolling Stones so far down the list. As for the Beatles, though they are my favorite and according to most people, critics, magazines and so forth are the greatest band/artist in the history of popular music (spanning all genres) I don?t think they could be counted as specifically a hard rock outfit thus explaining their absence here.

:headphones:

Annabelle

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I'm sorry for bumping an old thread :o

But, If I remember correctly, didn't the other Artists of Hard Rock vote on this list?:help: & VH1 derived the Ranking Info based on their ballots, they even showed segments of certain rockers voting for which bands. I have this whole countdown on tape from a few years back, but haven't viewed it since then.

not that I know of. I know that Rolling Stone did that with their list of the 50 most important artists in the last 50 years.

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