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R.E.M.
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R.E.M.

(1980)
R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry...
9.5
9.5
from 2 votes
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Soundgarden
2

Soundgarden

(1984)
Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the band's full-time drummer in 19...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Stone Temple Pilots
2

Stone Temple Pilots

(1985)
Stone Temple Pilots (often abbreviated as STP) is an American rock band from San Diego, California, that consists of brothers Robert DeLeo (bass, backing vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), Eric Kretz (drums, percussion), and formerl...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Red Hot Chili Peppers
4

Red Hot Chili Peppers

(1983)
Red Hot Chili Peppers (also sometimes shortened to "The Chili Peppers" or abbreviated as "RHCP") are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983.
8.3
8.3
from 3 votes
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Hollywood Undead
5

Hollywood Undead

(2005)
Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio alb...
8
8
from 3 votes
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Counting Crows
6

Counting Crows

(1991)
Counting Crows is an American rock band from Berkeley, California, formed in 1991. The band consists of Adam Duritz (lead vocals, piano), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (accordion, keyboards), Dan Vickrey (lead guitar),...
8
8
from 2 votes
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Melvins
7

Melvins

(1983)
The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers. Since 1984, singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne (also known as King Buzzo) a...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Pixies
7

Pixies

(1986)
Pixies are an American rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), and David Lovering (drums). Co-founder Kim...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Billy Talent
7

Billy Talent

(1993)
Billy Talent is a Canadian punk rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk.
8
8
from 1 vote
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Primus
7

Primus

(1984)
Primus is an American experimental rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander. Primus originally formed in 1984...
8
8
from 1 vote
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The White Stripes
7

The White Stripes

(1997)
The White Stripes were an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of the couple, married at the time, Jack White (songwriter, vocals, guitar, bass and keyboards) and Meg White (drums and occasio...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Nine Inch Nails
7

Nine Inch Nails

(1988)
Nine Inch Nails (abbreviated NIN; stylized as NIИ) is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Reznor is the only official...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Gorillaz
7

Gorillaz

(1998)
Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D (lead vocals, keyboard), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (guitar, keyboard, and backing vo...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Muse
14

Muse

(1994)
Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Dominic Howard (drums,...
7.9
7.9
from 10 votes
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U2
15

U2

(1976)
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), the Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion)...
7.8
7.8
from 5 votes
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Coldplay
16

Coldplay

(1996)
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL). After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bas...
7.7
7.7
from 7 votes
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Garbage
17

Garbage

(1993)
Garbage is an American-Scottish alternative rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1993. The group consists of Scottish musician Shirley Manson (vocals, keyboards, guitar) and American musicians Duke Erikson (bass, guitar, key...
7.5
7.5
from 4 votes
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Linkin Park
18

Linkin Park

(1996)
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory (2000), which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinu...
7.4
7.4
from 8 votes
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Bush
19

Bush

(1992)
Bush are a British rock band formed in London in 1992. The band found immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA. Bush went on to become one of t...
7
7
from 2 votes
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4 Non Blondes
19

4 Non Blondes

(1989)
4 Non Blondes was an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1989. The group was formed by bassist Christa Hillhouse, guitarist Shaunna Hall, drummer Wanda Day, and vocalist and guitarist Linda Perry. Prior to...
7
7
from 2 votes
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Bloodhound Gang
21

Bloodhound Gang

(1991)
Bloodhound Gang is an American band which began as a hip hop group but branched out into other genres, including alternative hip hop, rapcore, funk metal and electronic rock, as their career progressed.
7
7
from 1 vote
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The Offspring
21

The Offspring

(1984)
The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead gui...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Foals
21

Foals

(2005)
Foals are an English indie rock band from Oxford, England formed in 2005, consisting of lead vocalist and lead guitarist Yannis Philippakis, drummer and percussionist Jack Bevan, rhythm guitarist Jimmy Smith, bassist Walter Gerver...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Sublime
21

Sublime

(1988)
Sublime was an American ska punk / reggae rock band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell (vocals and guitar), Eric Wilson (bass) and Bud Gaugh...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Incubus
21

Incubus

(1991)
Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Atlas Genius
21

Atlas Genius

(2009)
Atlas Genius are an alternative rock band formed in Adelaide, South Australia in November 2009. The band's mainstay members are the Jeffery brothers, Keith on lead vocals and lead guitar; Michael on drums; and Darren Sell on keybo...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Tokyo Police Club
21

Tokyo Police Club

(2005)
Tokyo Police Club is an indie rock band from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. It consists of vocalist and bassist David Monks (born December 22, 1987), keyboardist Graham Wright (born February 16, 1987), guitarist Josh Hook (born May 1...
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7
from 1 vote
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Hole
21

Hole

(1989)
Hole was an American alternative rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989 by singer and guitarist Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson. The band had a revolving line-up of bassists and drummers, their mo...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Blur
21

Blur

(1988)
Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree.
7
7
from 1 vote
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The Sugarcubes
21

The Sugarcubes

(1986)
The Sugarcubes were an Icelandic alternative rock band formed in 1986 and disbanded in 1992.
7
7
from 1 vote
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Collective Soul
21

Collective Soul

(1992)
Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in Atlanta, the group consists of lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin, drummer Johnny Rabb and lead gu...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Blink-182
21

Blink-182

(1992)
Blink-182 is an American rock band formed in Poway, a suburb of San Diego, California in 1992. The band currently consists of bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Green Day
21

Green Day

(1986)
Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of their career, the band has been a trio with drummer Tré Cool, who replaced former drummer John K...
7
7
from 1 vote
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The Dead Weather
21

The Dead Weather

(2009)
The Dead Weather is an American rock supergroup, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009. Composed of Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and Discount), Jack White (formerly of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), Dean Fertita (of Quee...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Audioslave
21

Audioslave

(2001)
Audioslave was an American rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2001 and disbanded in 2007. The four-piece band consisted of then-former Soundgarden lead singer/rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, and then-former Rage...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Weezer
21

Weezer

(1992)
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992 consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing v...
7
7
from 1 vote
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A Perfect Circle
21

A Perfect Circle

(1999)
A Perfect Circle is an American rock supergroup formed in 1999 by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan. The original incarnation of the band also included Paz Lenchantin on bass, Troy Van Leeuwen on guit...
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7
from 1 vote
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Stone Sour
21

Stone Sour

(1992)
Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor (lead vocals), Josh Rand (...
7
7
from 1 vote
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The Smashing Pumpkins
21

The Smashing Pumpkins

(1988)
The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, guitar) and James Iha (guitar), the band included D'arcy Wretzky (bass guitar) and J...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Foo Fighters
21

Foo Fighters

(1994)
Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the death of Kurt Cobain and the resulting dissolution of his previous band. The group g...
7
7
from 1 vote
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The Cranberries
21

The Cranberries

(1989)
The Cranberries are an Irish rock band who formed in Limerick in 1989. The band consists of vocalist Dolores O'Riordan, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler.
7
7
from 1 vote
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Sum 41
21

Sum 41

(1996)
Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. The band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, co-lead guitarists Dave Baksh and Tom Thacker, bassist Cone McC...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Cage the Elephant
21

Cage the Elephant

(2006)
Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in 2006. The group currently consists of vocalist Matthew Shultz, rhythm guitarist Brad Shultz, drummer Jared Champion and bassist Daniel Ticheno...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Queens of the Stone Age
21

Queens of the Stone Age

(1996)
Queens of the Stone Age are an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme (lead vocals, guitar, piano), alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwe...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Creed
21

Creed

(1993)
Creed is an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consists of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips...
7
7
from 1 vote
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X Ambassadors
21

X Ambassadors

(2009)
X Ambassadors (also stylised XA) is an American alternative rock band from Ithaca, New York. The band has had hits such as "Unconsolable", "Jungle" and "Renegades". The band's debut full length album titled VHS was released on Jun...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Thirty Seconds to Mars
21

Thirty Seconds to Mars

(1998)
Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998.
7
7
from 1 vote
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Temple of the Dog
48

Temple of the Dog

(1990)
Temple of the Dog was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. It was conceived by vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden as a tribute to his friend, the late Andrew Wood, lead singer of the bands Malfunksh...
6.5
6.5
from 2 votes
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Papa Roach
48

Papa Roach

(1993)
Papa Roach is an American, Sacramento based rock band from Vacaville, California.
6.5
6.5
from 2 votes
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Nickelback
50

Nickelback

(1995)
Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Danie...
6
6
from 2 votes
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