There are tremendous amount of people today who are really interested in listening to rock music. Over the years there have been a huge number of rock bands throughout the world. Some bands are really famous and loved throughout the world. Fan following of such rock bands are just amazing. People are just addicted to their favourite band. So here is the list that shows the top 10 rock bands in the world.
AC/DC is an Australian band which was formed in the year 1973. The two brothers named as Malcolm Young and Angus Young together formed this hard rock band. AC/DC is one of those bands whose earning has been highest among all bands throughout the world. The current members of this rock band are Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams. Many people who were earlier part of the band are no longer part of it now. It’s been 39 years since the band was formed and still it is going very strong. Black Ice, Stiff Upper Lip, Ballbreaker, The Razor Edge, Blow up Your Video, Fly on the Walls, Back in Black are some of the albums that the band has produced.
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers is a rock band based in Los Angeles, United States. This band was formed in the year 1983. Anthony Kiedis and Michael Flea Balzary together formed this band. Other than this two, the active members of this band are Josh Klinghoffer and Chad Smith. This band is the recipient of the prestigious Grammy Awards for seven times. They are also member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I’m With You, Stadium Arcadium, By the Way, Californication, One Hot Minute, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Mother’s Milk, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and so on are the albums that this rock band has produced over the years.
8. Guns N Roses
This hard rock band was formed in the year 1985 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Axl Rose, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Chris Pitman, Richard Fortus, Ron Bumblefoot Thal, Frank Ferrer and DJ Ashba are the members of this band at the moment. Out of these list of members only Axl Rose is the one who is the original member of the band, rest all joined later. Guns N Roses have been included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 2012. Chinese Democracy, The Spaghetti Incident, Use Your Illusion 1, Use Your Illusion 2, G N’ R lies and Appetite for Destruction are the names of the albums of the band.
Megadeth is a heavy metal band which was started by David Ellefson and David Mustaine. Both of them started this band in the year 1983 from Los Angeles, California, United States. It’s been now 29 years since the band was formed and still it is going on very strong. David Mustaine, David Ellefson, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover are the members of this rock band. Thirteen, Endgame, united Abomination, The System has Failed, The World Needs a Hero, Risk, Cryptic writing, Youthanasia, Countdown to Extinction, Rust in Peace, So Far So Good are the names of the albums that have been released by this heavy metal band over the years.
6. Linkin Park
The number fifth spot in our list is for the American rock band named as Linkin Park. This band was formed in the year 1996 in California, United States. Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell and Mike Shinoda are the members of this prestigious band. Till date this band has grabbed two Grammy Awards. The list of their albums includes Living Things, A Thousand Suns, Minutes to Midnight, Meteora and Hybrid Theory. Linkin Park over the years have collaborated with leading singers all over the world to produce some of the most famous songs of all times.
5. Green Day
Green Day was formed in the year 1987 in California, United States. The member of this rock band includes Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt. Green Day has won five Grammy Awards in different categories till now. 21st Century Breakdown, American Idiot, Waning, Nimrod, Insomniac, Dookie, Kerplunk and 39/Smooth are the names of the studio albums this band has released till date. Some more albums are to be released very soon. This Punk band has sold around 65 million records throughout the world. This band has a huge fan following all over the world.
Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic together formed this rock band in the year 1987 in Washington, United States. The members Nirvana are Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. This is one of the highly successful and loved bands of all times. This band sold 75 million records throughout the world. Bleach, Nevermind and In Utero are the albums that the band has released. There were few others members too who joined this band but later left due to one or the other reason.
3. The Beatles
The Beatles is the rock band that was formed in the year 1960. This band was formed in Liverpool, England. Members of this band were John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe is the members of this band over the years. Till date this rock band has won seven Grammy Awards. The list of the album that have been released by this band are Let It Be, Abbey Road, Yellow Submarine, revolver, rubber Soul, Help, Beatles for Sale, A Hard Day’s Night, With The Beatles and Please Please Me. This band has sold 177 million copies throughout.
2. Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd is the English band that was formed in the year 1965 in London, United Kingdom. The members of this band were Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, David Gilmour and Richard Wright. This band has a record of selling 250 million albums throughout the world. The band has toured all over the world and has down various shows. The names of their albums are The Division Bell, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, The Final Cut, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here, The Dark Side of the Moon, Obscured by Clouds, Meddle, Atom Heart Mother, Ummagumma, Soundtrack from the Film More, A Saucerful of Secret and The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
The heavy metal band Metallica is at the top of our list. Metallica is an American band which was formed in the year 1981 in California, United States. Members of this band are James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo. The rock band has won Grammy Awards in different category for nine times. Their albums are Lulu, Death Magnetic, St. Anger, Reload, Load, Metallica, and Justice for All, Master of Puppets, Ride the lightening and Kill ‘Em All. Apart from Grammy the band has also won many awards worldwide. The band has also released 45 single songs and 24 music videos over the years.