My 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock

  1. Jimi Hendrix
  2. Led Zeppelin
  3. Pink Floyd
  4. Black Sabbath
  5. The Who
  6. AC/DC
  7. Van Halen
  8. Metallica
  9. Nirvana
  10. Guns 'n Roses
  11. KISS
  12. Aerosmith
  13. Queen
  14. Cream
  15. The Doors
  16. Ozzy Osbourne
  17. Ramones
  18. Alice Cooper
  19. Sex Pistols
  20. Pearl Jam
  21. The Clash
  22. Motley Crue
  23. Deep Purple
  24. Judas Priest
  25. Rush
  26. Motorhead
  27. Yardbirds
  28. Green Day
  29. Frank Zappa
  30. Nine Inch Nails
  31. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  32. Soundgarden
  33. Iggy Pop
  34. Rage Against the Machine
  35. Foo Fighters
  36. Neil Young
  37. Def Leppard
  38. Alice in Chains
  39. Janis Joplin
  40. Jane's Addiction
  41. Korn
  42. Rolling Stones
  43. Stone Temple Pilots
  44. Smashing Pumpkins
  45. Cheap Trick
  46. Heart
  47. Pantera
  48. The Kinks
  49. MC5
  50. Thin Lizzy
  51. Scorpions
  52. Lynyrd Skynyrd
  53. Spinal Tap
  54. ZZ Top
  55. The Rollins Band
  56. Slayer
  57. Faith No More
  58. Boston
  59. Audioslave
  60. New York Dolls
  61. Marilyn Manson
  62. Pixies
  63. Tool
  64. Megadeth
  65. Twisted Sister
  66. Sonic Youth
  67. Living Colour
  68. Anthrax
  69. Ministry
  70. The Cult
  71. Velvet Revolver
  72. Hole
  73. Steppenwolf
  74. Foreigner
  75. Lenny Kravitz
  76. Jethro Tull
  77. Bad Company
  78. The Black Crowes
  79. Bon Jovi
  80. Ratt
  81. Whitesnake
  82. Yes
  83. White Zombie
  84. Joan Jett
  85. Quiet Riot
  86. Husker Du
  87. Blue Oyster Cult
  88. Pat Benatar
  89. Queensryche
  90. King Crimson
  91. King's X
  92. Danzig
  93. UFO
  94. Lita Ford
  95. Rainbow
  96. Meat Loaf
  97. Fugazi
  98. Primus
  99. Mountain
  100. Bad Brains

When was Frank Zappa ever considered a hard rock artist ? What album or song do you have in mind ? Ok, Zappa was the most obvious but quite frankly you do have a rather wide view of hard rock... Ramones, Sex Pistols ?? That's Punk, if you really need to use labels... Yardbirds, The Who, The Rolling Stones, they were called Rythm 'n' Blues, back in the day... The Kinks ? never heard a "hard" track on any of their albums... And I thought Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots and Alice in Chains were Grunge... Pink Floyd and Yes are universally recognized for , if not creating, at least shaping what became known as Progressive Rock (or Prog)... Don't get me wrong, I am all against labels and subgenres but many of the artists you name in your list are definitely not hard rock... I mean, Neil Young built his legacy on an acoustic guitar... Why not include Bob Dylan, then ? Or Bruce Springsteen, The Boss has got many songs with more raw energy than some from the Kinks or the Stones... Or bands from the british Glam rock era, T-Rex, Mott the Hoople, Slade, the Sweet all had very noisy upbeat electric guitar rock to play...
So, if you get my point, please explain to me why and how you use "Hard Rock" as the defining genre of this mish-mash list, thank you =)

Wow! What an post crap. I know some of you guys like to split atoms when it comes to musical genre on this website, but how hard is it to comprehend that all of these artists have at some point rocked hard?

Ok, if that be the case... Fair enough of a defense, though I'd like to hear from zephead himself... I guess once again I was mislead by the different uses of "Hard Rock" in english and in my native language in which Hard Rock specifically covers the Deep Purple/Black Sabbath related subgenre of rock music... And because Christmas is coming I won't even react to your qualifying my post as crap... Have a nice day!

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