Do you ever wonder who would make top 10 rock bands of all time and why? Usually people choose to listen to bands because they enjoy the sound or lyrics, however do not know much about the background.
We have created a short journey through the history of rock including some of the most influential rock bands of all time. So when you are next listening to your playlists you can also enjoy some trivia to impress your friends with.
Who made the cut?
1. The Rolling Stones
2. The Who
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Black Sabbath
6. The Clash
9. Pearl Jam
10. Rage Against the Machine
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Quick stop of rock history
The Rolling Stones formed in 1962 that inevitably rivalled The Beatles and were influenced by the American Blues greats such as Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf and created their own Blues which was born and bred in London. They developed their sound and drew on different influences to create some of the greatest rock songs. In 1964, The Who released My Generation which became the anthem for the mod generation. They enjoyed an ever-changing career, sold over 100 million records and were legendary for destroying instruments on stage.
Next came Led Zeppelin who created some of the best rock albums of all time with their I, II, III, & IV series. They enjoyed a unique career and continue to do so separately after the tragic death of their drummer John Bonham. In 1968, surrounded by flower power, Black Sabbath emerged from Birmingham with heavy riff. Pioneers of Heavy Metal and guitar power chords – created out of necessity rather than choice after lead guitarist Tony Iommi lost the tips of two fingers in an accident. This sound was ahead of its time and influenced heavy rock for generations.
The Clash were pioneers of underground punk, avoiding mainstream scene that engulfed and destroyed The Sex Pistols. Nirvana defined the 90s 'grunge' movement, whether they wanted to or not. Smells like Teen Spirit became an overnight success, but less popular songs such as About A Girl and Heart-Shaped Box proved that Kurt Cobain was not just a one-trick pony.
Pearl Jam proved unpredictable. After their sudden rise to fame after Ten they made constant efforts to maintain their musical sound and not be swallowed up by the mainstream. This involved taking TicketMaster to court over unfair ticket prices for gigs, the band continue to tour and release great albums. Grunge wasn't over when Rage Against the Machine appeared with their self-titled debut album. The band fused heavy rock riffs with hip hop, combined with Tom Morello's ground-breaking guitar playing and Zack de la Rocha's anti-establishment lyrics. Their cover of Bob Dylan's Maggie's Farm is one of their most famous songs.