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123 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Led Zeppelin
1968, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock
Led Zeppelin IV (1971)  #10
How the West Was Won (2003)  [Live]  #53
Led Zeppelin (1969)  #76
2
Deep Purple
1968, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock
Machine Head (1972)  #11
In Rock (1970)  #96
Made in Japan (1972)  [Live]  #118
3
Queen
1970, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Art Rock, Pop Rock
Queen II (1974)  #148
Made in Heaven (1995)  #222
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)  #45
Highway to Hell (1979)  #614
The Razor's Edge (1990)  #989
6
Bon Jovi
1983, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Pop Metal
Slippery When Wet (1986)  #226
Cross Road (1994)  [Compilation]
New Jersey (1988)  #482
7
Rainbow
1975, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, AOR
Rising (1976)  #208
8
Skid Row
1986, United States
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Metal
Slave to the Grind (1991)  #214
Skid Row (1989)  #244
Subhuman Race (1995)  #1452
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)  #1606
Second Coming (2013)  #1806
11
Aerosmith
1970, United States
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Pop Rock
Toys in the Attic (1975)  #826
Pump (1989)  #967
Get a Grip (1993)  #1106
12
Def Leppard
1977, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Pop Rock, AOR, Glam Metal, NWOBHM
Hysteria (1987)  #188
Pyromania (1983)  #697
Adrenalize (1992)  #905
13
Van Halen
1974, United States
Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Glam Metal
1984 (1984)  #351
Van Halen (1978)  #560
5150 (1986)  #874
14
Mr. Big
1988, United States
Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Glam Metal
Lean Into It (1991)  #528
What If… (2011)  #777
Bump Ahead (1993)  #1454
15
Gary Moore
United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Heavy Metal
Still Got the Blues (1990)  #121
Wild Frontier (1987)  #474
Blues Alive (1993)  [Live]  #561
16
Extreme
1985, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Funk Metal
II Pornograffitti (1990)  #140
Take Us Alive (2010)  [Live]  #1918
17
Kiss
1973, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Rock, Glam Metal
Dressed to Kill (1975)  #1621
Destroyer (1976)  #1702
Alive! (1975)  [Live]  #2148
18
Alice Cooper
United States
Hard Rock, Glam Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Trash (1989)  #1208
Hey Stoopid (1991)  #1231
Killer (1972)
19
Journey
1973, United States
Hard Rock, AOR, Pop Rock
Escape (1981)  #616
Frontiers (1983)  #950
Greatest Hits Live (1998)  [Live]
20
Firehouse
1989, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, AOR
Firehouse (1990)  #366
Hold Your Fire (1992)  #1283
Firehouse 3 (1995)  #2731
21
Uriah Heep
1969, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Progressive Rock
Demons and Wizards (1972)  #551
Look at Yourself (1971)  #1143
22
시나위 (Sinawe)
1993, Korea
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Psychedelic Rock
은퇴선언 (1997)  #997
Down and Up (1987)  #1237
Four (1990)  #1406
23
Europe
1981, Sweden
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, AOR
Prisoners in Paradise (1991)  #852
The Final Countdown (1986)  #899
Wings of Tomorrow (1984)  #2330
24
Pink Cream 69
1987, Germany
Hard Rock, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, Glam Metal
Games People Play (1993)  #912
Ceremonial (2013)  #961
In10Sity (2007)  #1054
25
UFO
1969, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, AOR, Space Rock
Phenomenon (1974)  #1162
Force It (1975)
No Heavy Petting (1976)  #1827
26
Blue Murder
1988, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal
Blue Murder (1989)  #241
Screaming (1994)  [Live]  #1841
Nothin' But Trouble (1993)  #2686
27
Steve Vai
United States
Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Experimental Rock
Passion and Warfare (1990)  #431
Alien Love Secrets (1995)  [EP]  #1005
Fire Garden (1996)  #2314
28
Thin Lizzy
1969, Ireland
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Jailbreak (1976)  #1048
Thunder and Lightning (1983)  #1392
29
Steelheart
1983, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal
Steelheart (1990)  #674
Tangled in Reins (1992)  #1254
Wait (1996)  #3885
30
Joe Satriani
United States
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Progressive Rock
The Extremist (1992)  #1258
Flying in a Blue Dream (1989)  #1992
31
Jørn Lande
Norway
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
The Great Divide (2014)  #1400
The Showdown (2010)  #2551
32
Adrenaline Mob
2011, United States
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Omertá (2012)  #1428
Men of Honor (2014)  #2469
We the People (2017)  #2889
33
White Lion
1983, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, AOR
Pride (1987)  #1489
Mane Attraction (1991)  #1664
The Best of White Lion (1992)  [Compilation]
34
Wishbone Ash
1969, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Blues Rock
Argus (1972)  #1319
Wishbone Ash (1970)  #2372
Pilgrimage (1971)
35
Slash
United States
Hard Rock, Pop Rock
World on Fire (2014)  #1570
Slash (2010)  #1589
Apocalyptic Love (2012)  #1710
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)  #646
Alpha (1983)
38
Boston
1971, United States
Hard Rock, AOR
Boston (1976)  #406
Don't Look Back (1978)  #1334
Greatest Hits (1997)  [Compilation]
39
TNT
1982, Norway
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, AOR
Tell No Tales (1987)  #601
Intuition (1989)  #3146
40
REO Speedwagon
1967, United States
Hard Rock, AOR, Pop Rock
Hi Infidelity (1980)  #1473
The Hits (1988)  [Compilation]
41
The Michael Schenker Group
1979, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
MSG (1981)
Built to Destroy (1983)  #2132
42
Place Vendome
2005, Germany
Hard Rock, AOR
Place Vendome (2005)  #2249
Streets of Fire (2009)  #2375
43
Gotthard
1992, Switzerland
Hard Rock, AOR
Lipservice (2005)  #1896
G. (1996)
44
Bow Wow
1975, Japan
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
III (1986)  #530
Vow Wow V (1987)
45
Triumph
1975, Canada
Hard Rock, AOR, Progressive Rock
46
H.E.A.T
2007, Sweden
Hard Rock
Tearing Down the Walls (2014)  #1743
Address the Nation (2012)  #1999
Live in London (2015)  [Live]
47
Slaughter
1989, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal
Stick It to Ya (1990)  #2316
The Wild Life (1992)  #2893
Fear No Evil (1995)  #3178
48
Winger
1987, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, AOR
Winger (1988)  #2505
Karma (2009)
49
Harem Scarem
1987, Canada
Hard Rock, AOR
50
Halestorm
1997, United States
Hard Rock, Alternative Rock
The Strange Case Of... (2012)  #2821
Halestorm (2009)  #3418
Live in Philly 2010 (2010)  [Live]
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 34,854
Reviews : 8,108
Albums : 124,742
Lyrics : 159,577