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Best Hard Rock Bands

119 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Led Zeppelin
1968, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock
Led Zeppelin IV (1971)  #8
How the West Was Won (2003)  [Live]  #52
Led Zeppelin (1969)  #67
2
Deep Purple
1968, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock
Machine Head (1972)  #10
In Rock (1970)  #89
Made in Japan (1972)  [Live]  #115
3
Queen
1970, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Art Rock, Pop Rock
Queen II (1974)  #141
Made in Heaven (1995)  #203
4
Guns N' Roses
1985, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal
5
AC/DC
1973, Australia
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll
Back in Black (1980)  #48
Highway to Hell (1979)  #630
The Razor's Edge (1990)  #1041
6
Bon Jovi
1983, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Pop Metal
Slippery When Wet (1986)  #199
Cross Road (1994)  [Compilation]
New Jersey (1988)  #554
7
Rainbow
1975, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, AOR
Rising (1976)  #217
8
Skid Row
1986, United States
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Metal
Slave to the Grind (1991)  #242
Skid Row (1989)  #259
Subhuman Race (1995)  #1416
9
Whitesnake
1977, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, AOR
10
Stryper
1983, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, Christian Rock
Against the Law (1990)  #1563
Second Coming (2013)  #1764
11
Aerosmith
1970, United States
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Pop Rock
Toys in the Attic (1975)  #811
Pump (1989)  #944
Get a Grip (1993)  #1089
12
Def Leppard
1977, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Pop Rock, AOR, Glam Metal, NWOBHM
Hysteria (1987)  #182
Pyromania (1983)  #688
Adrenalize (1992)  #846
13
Van Halen
1974, United States
Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Glam Metal
1984 (1984)  #349
Van Halen (1978)  #720
5150 (1986)  #828
14
Mr. Big
1988, United States
Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Glam Metal
Lean Into It (1991)  #521
What If… (2011)  #774
Bump Ahead (1993)  #1418
15
Gary Moore
United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Heavy Metal
Still Got the Blues (1990)  #140
Wild Frontier (1987)  #469
Blues Alive (1993)  [Live]  #551
16
Extreme
1985, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Funk Metal
II Pornograffitti (1990)  #153
Take Us Alive (2010)  [Live]
17
Kiss
1973, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Rock, Glam Metal
Dressed to Kill (1975)  #1425
Destroyer (1976)  #1662
Alive! (1975)  [Live]  #2093
18
Journey
1973, United States
Hard Rock, AOR, Pop Rock
Escape (1981)  #607
Frontiers (1983)  #928
Greatest Hits Live (1998)  [Live]
19
Alice Cooper
United States
Hard Rock, Glam Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Trash (1989)  #1186
Hey Stoopid (1991)  #1308
Killer (1972)
20
Uriah Heep
1969, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Progressive Rock
Demons and Wizards (1972)  #542
Look At Yourself (1971)  #1128
21
Firehouse
1989, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, AOR
Firehouse (1990)  #391
Hold Your Fire (1992)  #1300
Firehouse 3 (1995)  #2931
22
시나위 (Sinawe)
1993, Korea
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Psychedelic Rock
Down and Up (1987)  #1210
Four (1990)  #1371
은퇴선언 (1997)  #1472
23
Europe
1981, Sweden
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, AOR
Prisoners in Paradise (1991)  #829
The Final Countdown (1986)  #878
Wings of Tomorrow (1984)  #2654
24
UFO
1969, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, AOR, Space Rock
Phenomenon (1974)  #1145
Force It (1975)
No Heavy Petting (1976)  #1785
25
Steve Vai
United States
Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Experimental Rock
Passion and Warfare (1990)  #446
Alien Love Secrets (1995)  [EP]  #990
Fire Garden (1996)  #2250
26
Blue Murder
1988, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal
Blue Murder (1989)  #225
Screaming (1994)  [Live]  #1801
Nothin' But Trouble (1993)  #2617
27
Thin Lizzy
1969, Ireland
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Jailbreak (1976)  #1035
Thunder and Lightning (1983)  #1359
28
Steelheart
1983, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal
Steelheart (1990)  #664
Tangled in Reins (1992)  #1228
Wait (1996)  #3783
29
Joe Satriani
United States
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Progressive Rock
The Extremist (1992)  #1352
Flying in a Blue Dream (1989)  #1950
30
Pink Cream 69
1987, Germany
Hard Rock, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, Glam Metal
In10Sity (2007)  #1260
Ceremonial (2013)  #1378
31
Jørn Lande
Norway
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
The Great Divide (2014)  #1717
The Showdown (2010)  #2485
32
Adrenaline Mob
2011, United States
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Omertá (2012)  #1394
Men of Honor (2014)  #2399
We the People (2017)  #2817
33
White Lion
1983, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, AOR
Pride (1987)  #1471
Mane Attraction (1991)  #1620
The Best of White Lion (1992)  [Compilation]
34
Wishbone Ash
1969, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Blues Rock
Argus (1972)  #1292
Wishbone Ash (1970)  #2308
Pilgrimage (1971)
35
Slash
United States
Hard Rock, Pop Rock
Slash (2010)  #1355
World on Fire (2014)  #1531
Apocalyptic Love (2012)  #1669
36
Blue Öyster Cult
1970, United States
Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Heavy Metal
37
Asia
1981, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, AOR
Asia (1982)  #636
Alpha (1983)
38
Boston
1971, United States
Hard Rock, AOR
Boston (1976)  #410
Don't Look Back (1978)  #1303
Greatest Hits (1997)  [Compilation]
39
TNT
1982, Norway
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, AOR
Tell No Tales (1987)  #595
Intuition (1989)  #3071
40
REO Speedwagon
1967, United States
Hard Rock, AOR, Pop Rock
Hi Infidelity (1980)  #1438
The Hits (1988)  [Compilation]
41
The Michael Schenker Group
1979, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
M.S.G. (1981)
Built to Destroy (1983)  #2076
42
Place Vendome
2005, Germany
Hard Rock, AOR
Place Vendome (2005)  #2408
Streets of Fire (2009)  #2513
43
Gotthard
1992, Switzerland
Hard Rock, AOR
Lipservice (2005)  #1857
G. (1996)
44
Bow Wow
1975, Japan
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
III (1986)  #522
Vow Wow V (1987)
45
Slaughter
1989, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal
Stick It to Ya (1990)  #2252
The Wild Life (1992)  #2821
Fear No Evil (1995)  #3102
46
Halestorm
1997, United States
Hard Rock, Alternative Rock
The Strange Case Of... (2012)  #2759
Halestorm (2009)  #3342
Live in Philly 2010 (2010)  [Live]
47
Kingdom Come
Germany
Hard Rock
48
Winger
1987, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, AOR
Winger (1988)  #2439
Karma (2009)
49
Damn Yankees
1988, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal
Damn Yankees (1990)  #1073
Don't Tread (1992)  #3478
50
Triumph
1975, Canada
Hard Rock, AOR, Progressive Rock
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,373
Reviews : 7,905
Albums : 122,532
Lyrics : 152,107