Top current Rock Bands

Rock is still one of the mainstays of the musical scene. It evolved from Rock and Roll and had today branched off into various new genres including Numetal, heavy metal, grunge and various others. On this page, we will take a quick look at the five most successful and popular rock bands out there today.

The Foo Fighters

This incredible hit machine keeps on turning out one monster track after another. After the death of Kurt Cobain from Nirvana, drummer Dave Grohl basically locked himself in a recording studio and played every single instrument on the self titled Foo Fighters album in 1995. Fast forward to today and you have one of the most popular rock bands in the world with eight studio albums and a new one, Concrete and Gold, due out this September

Queens of the Stone Age

The Queens of the Stone Age were formed in 1996 in California. They were formed by Josh Homme after his previous band Kyuss broke up. Queens play very heavy riffs that are often punctuated by big drum solos. Dave Grohl has often played the drums for them. The band also produces much softer music and has collaborated with the likes of Elton John to feature piano and crooner lyrics.

Metallica

These guys have been around since 1981 and have made a good habit out of being able to reinvent themselves as musical tastes change. They are defined as a Heavy Metal band and were formed in California when frontman James Hetfield answered an advert in a local paper looking for a guitarist. He hooked up with drummer Lars Ulrich and the rest is history. Since then, Metallica have produced an incredible 10 studio albums and a massive 37 singles. They have also released 5 EPs and have also performed with the San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra.

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