Top 100 Hard Rock Bands of All Time – Bands That Are Super Awesome, End of Story

Here are the Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands of All-Time updated for 2014.  These groups are established, they are hard, and some of them are really heavy.  Sure, some are hard rock, others are heavy metal.  Some bands on this list, at one time or another, could be considered death, grunge, sleaze, hair, or punk.  In the end though, they all have one thing in common—they rock pretty damn hard.
  1. Black Sabbath
  2. Iron Maiden
  3. Metallica
  4. Slayer
  5. AC/DC
  6. Judas Priest
  7. Motorhead
  8. Led Zeppelin
  9. Pantera
  10. Megadeth
  11. Ozzy Osbourne
  12. Kiss
  13. Aerosmith
  14. Motley Crue
  15. Anthrax
  16. Guns n’ Roses
  17. Alice Cooper
  18. Rush
  19. Queen
  20. Van Halen
  21. Def Leppard
  22. Alice in Chains
  23. Deep Purple
  24. White Zombie
  25. Dio
  26. Scorpions
  27. Accept
  28. Overkill
  29. Avenged Sevenfold
  30. Mercyful Fate
  31. Nirvana
  32. Marilyn Manson
  33. Diamond Head
  34. Machine Head
  35. Thin Lizzy
  36. The Misfits
  37. W.A.S.P.
  38. Ted Nugent
  39. Poison
  40. Exodus
  41. Type-o-Negative
  42. Twisted Sister
  43. Sepultura
  44. Ratt
  45. Ministry
  46. The Ramones
  47. U.F.O.
  48. Pearl Jam
  49. Bon Jovi
  50. Dream Theater
  51. Danzig
  52. Fear Factory
  53. Tesla
  54. Quiet Riot
  55. Soundgarden
  56. Joe Satriani
  57. Steve Vai
  58. Sammy Hagar
  59. Slipknot
  60. Testament
  61. Lamb of God
  62. Faith No More
  63. Tool
  64. Cinderella
  65. Corrosion of Conformity
  66. Korn
  67. Stone Temple Pilots
  68. Down
  69. Skid Row
  70. Suicidal Tendencies
  71. Rage Against The Machine
  72. Deftones
  73. Foo Fighters
  74. Black Label Society
  75. GWAR
  76. Whitesnake
  77. Primus
  78. Warrant
  79. Life of Agony
  80. Kid Rock
  81. Volbeat
  82. Biohazard
  83. Nickelback
  84. Extreme
  85. Armored Saint
  86. Mastodon
  87. Queensryche
  88. Manowar
  89. Staind
  90. Linkin Park
  91. Sex Pistols
  92. Godsmack
  93. Mr. Big
  94. Living Colour
  95. Dokken
  96. Sevendust
  97. Lita Ford
  98. King’s X
  99. System of a Down
  100. Disturbed

Bands that missed the Top 100, but are included on the Gears of Rock’s Top 200 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Bands Countdown: Saxon, Opeth, Buckcherry, Iced Earth, Monster Magnet, Amon Amarth, Chevelle, Helloween, Six Feet Under, Soulfly, Filter, Deicide, Anvil, Cannibal Corpse, Trivium, Kreator, Doro, Coheed and Cambria, Hatebreed, Voivod, Smashing Pumpkins, DragonForce, Coal Chamber, Evanescence, Ugly Kid Joe, My Chemical Romance, Apocalyptica, Shadows Fall, Limp Bizkit, Children of Bodom, Static-X, Muse, and Vision of Disorder. Bands for future consideration include Gojira, Halestorm, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, and Bullet for My Valentine.

For the older Top 100 Bands of All-Time list that was released in 2010, click here.

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