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Posted: 10/16/2004 12:39:33 PM EST
Poll coming...

Based on musical talent, influence on culture, and worldwide appeal.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:40:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 12:43:01 PM EST by Ohio]
Ever? Beatles, hands down.

Stones? Arguable in counting fame, but their influence and appeal was nowhere near as broad.

Led Zep? Possibly, but they didn't really change Rock, just rode the wave and rode it well.

Queen and Van Halen don't belong on the list.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:41:45 PM EST
Gotta be Led Zepplin.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:42:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 12:43:09 PM EST by Breycor]

Originally Posted By JCKnife:
Poll coming...

Based on musical talent, influence on culture, and worldwide appeal.



Van Halen (with Roth, not Hagar) !!!!!!!!

Without them, there'd be no Metalica and other similars.

EDIT: Just noticed that you added the poll and actually put in Van Halen. I am stunned to say the least!!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:42:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 12:43:06 PM EST by FOX-]
Zepplin
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:45:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By Breycor:

EDIT: Just noticed that you added the poll and actually put in Van Halen. I am stunned to say the least!!



I'm confident that I've listed the top five. Curious to see what order they get ranked in.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:47:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ohio:

Queen and Van Halen don't belong on the list.



I'm pretty sure that Queen would win a true worldwide poll. I think they would win that criteria and musical talent, although VH would be up there in musical talent, too (but the other three had more influence).
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:48:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 12:57:01 PM EST by vito113]
Greatest 'Rock Band'? Led Zepellin…… …Stairway to Heaven…

FUN "STAIRWAY" FACTS:

* As of January 7, 1991, "Led Zeppelin IV" had been certified platinum times
ten (ten million copies sold).

* Stairway to Heaven" remains the biggest-selling sheet music in the history
of rock. An average hit sells 10,000 to 15,000 copies. "Stairway to Heaven"
has sold more than one million copies.

* "Stairway" is still played 4,203 times a year by the country's sixty-seven
largest AOR (album-oriented rock) radio stations, according to trade magazine
MONDAY MORNING REPLAY. How many times has it been played since it was
released? ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers,
refuses to release exact figures, but here's a rough guess: Figure that on
each AOR station in America, the song was played five times a day during its
first three months of existence; twice a day for the next nine months; once a
day for the next four years; and two to three times a week for the next
fifteen years. There are roughly six hundred AOR and "classic" rock stations
in the U.S., which means that "Stairway" has been broadcast a minimum of
2,874 times. At eight minutes per spin, roughly 23 million minutes -- almost
forty-four solid years -- have been devoted to the song. So far.

* In 1982, a California State Assembly consumer-protection-committee hearing
featured testimony from "experts" who claimed that "Stairway," when played
backward, contained the words: "I sing because I live with Satan. The Lord
turns me off -- there's no escaping it. Here's to my sweet Satan, whose power
is Satan. He will give you 666. I live for Satan." Using a reel-to-reel tape
machine, *we* played the song backward. The greatest shock was that the words
sounded just like "Stairway to Heaven," only in Urdu. In the verse that
begins "If there's a bustle in your hedgerow," there is indeed something
uttered that sounds like "sayntin." Evidence of a demonic message? Or was the
backward-masking controversy started by a failing electronics firm as a ploy
to get teenagers to ruin turntables by spinning them backward?

* On January 23, 1991, John Sebastian, owner and general manager of KLSK FM
in Albuquerque, New Mexico, played the song for twenty-four solid hours to
inaugurate a format change to classic rock. It played more than two hundred
times, eliciting hundreds of angry calls and letters. Police showed up with
guns drawn, once after a listener reported that the deejay had apparently
suffered a heart attack, later because of suspicion that -- this being eight
days into the Gulf War -- the radio station had been taken hostage by
terrorists dispatched by Zeppelin freak Saddam Hussein. Weirdest of all, lots
of listeners didn't move the dial. "Turns out a lot of people listened to see
when we would finally stop playing it."

Beatlles!!??!?!??!?…… NO WAY are the Beatles a Rock Band! Elevator Muzak at best

Andy
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:49:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 12:49:57 PM EST by FOX-]
But since all of these were "before my time" I would have to include a more modern Metalica
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:49:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 1:57:28 PM EST by thedr13]
How about Pink Floyd??????


Edited to add... They all are great. I had to vote for Van Halen out of the ones you listed due to pure hard rockin , kick ass music. I agree with one of the previous entries.... with Dave Lee Roth.
Saw them twice in concert back in the early eighties. KICK ASS!!!! Eddie's guitar and Alex's drummin and Roth as a front man. Just great!!!

Also how about DEEP PURPLE!!!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:50:15 PM EST

Hell yeah!


I'm a VH fan, but they don't come close, and with the shit that EVH has pulled the last few years, fuck 'em!


Queen was good, but not in a "Best" category


Missing from the list: Pink Floyd!!!

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:50:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:50:45 PM EST
Your poll is flawed. I didn't see a selection for Pink Floyd.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:50:50 PM EST
Led Zeppelin, seen them in concert three times back in the day

GM
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:50:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:51:17 PM EST
Rolling Stones.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:53:18 PM EST
Well, since N*Sync isn't on there I voted for the Beatles, but The Backstreet Boys Led Zepplin is a very close 2nd.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:54:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ohio:
Queen and Van Halen don't belong on the list.



Pansey.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:54:33 PM EST
Queen and Van Halen dont belong here. You left out some heavies in particular if your talking influence, The Byrds, The Band, Crosby,Stills, Nash & Young, Eric Clapton with Ginger Baker and Creme, Morrison and the Doors... The Byrds would be my choice as the individual members all formed influential bands of their own as did Creme, Clapton and Winwood being an example. Out of your choice I believe Zeppelin takes it. My 2 cents
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:54:50 PM EST
RUSH OF COURSE......WRITE IN VOTE.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:55:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Paul:
Van Halen and Queen?

While leaving off Pink Floyd?



+1million, trillion, gillian.

Hello, Dark Side of the Moon, one of the largest selling albums of all time, I've got your world wide popularity right here.

Van Halen? No staying power.
Aerosmith deserves to be on the list before VH, or Queen.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:56:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
Your poll is flawed. I didn't see a selection for Pink Floyd.




+1
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:58:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:12:51 PM EST
Kiss
AC/DC
Skynyrd
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:18:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 1:26:32 PM EST by themadhatter]
black sabbath Led Zeppelin
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:19:46 PM EST
CREAM!!!! Clapton!!!! I'm listening to Cream as I type this hehehe.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:21:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:22:14 PM EST
Milli Vanilli

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:23:31 PM EST
Seriously, that's a pretty narrow view of music. If you can even get the contest down to 5 bands, every one of them having been played to death on the radio.........well......sad, just sad.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:28:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 1:42:52 PM EST by bblake00]
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:37:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By HELOBRAVO:
RUSH OF COURSE......WRITE IN VOTE.



Amen! As far as pure talent no one else can compare. Each of the 3 are the best at what they do. These guys are way underated in the USA. They are truly huge worldwide. 30 years and still going strong.
hail2.gif

Have to admit though that the Beatles made the most impact & change, even though John Lennon was a leftist commie.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:43:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By hatebreed:
Seriously, that's a pretty narrow view of music. If you can even get the contest down to 5 bands, every one of them having been played to death on the radio.........well......sad, just sad.



I don't get this comment--the question is not "which is the only band worth listening to." I think most true fans of music like variety and have eclectic tastes.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:47:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 1:48:00 PM EST by RSF45]
What? No Metallica?
Bogus dude....


Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:48:11 PM EST
I'm writing in a Pink Floyd/Nirvana ticket.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:54:04 PM EST
I would have to go with Aerosmith. I can't believe you have Queen on the poll but not Aerosmith.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:02:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:08:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 2:09:27 PM EST by raven]
The Who? Rush? The Stones? Give me a fucking break.

ZEP! No ifs ands or buts. Fucking Jimmy Page is the master.



All you who hate Plant's voice? He redid many songs with Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes.

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:12:11 PM EST
Going to see VH next weekend.
No staying power???
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:12:30 PM EST
KC and the Sunshine Band
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:21:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 2:46:18 PM EST by Stryfe]

Originally Posted By sixgunsblazing:
Going to see VH next weekend.
No staying power???


Which Version is it this week?
Hell, Great White is probably still touring.

By staying power, I didn't mean that they were no longer around, or touring. Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Zepplin have been broken up for how long? The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Zepplin, and the Who will never perform with all of the original members.
The music genious. Their music has no staying power. They are no longer relevent. Yes, Eddie can play guitar, but there are a lot of guitarists. The question is not who was the greatest guitarist, or most relevent guitarist, it's Greatest Rock Band of all time. VH didn't have near as many great Albums as the others listed, nor songs, nor performances. They don't rate.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:22:33 PM EST
AC/DC . your options for poll sux.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:30:51 PM EST
Zeppelin!!!! Jimmy Page is a damn genius and he had complete control over everything they put on their albums. Peter Grant made sure the band got complete artistic control when they signed their deal with IIRC Atlantic Records, he wasn't afraid to break every bone in the record execs body neither.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:34:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 2:37:35 PM EST by Retched_Rick]
I voted for the Beatles for overall popularity and the invasion they started in the 60's.

Van Halen didn't spawn the heavy metal bands of the 80's, Led Zeppelin was at the forefront of heavy metal 10 + years earlier.

Stones could take it for longevity alone and to be honest I like them the best out of the bands listed.


Van Halen and Queen do not belong there as someone stated earlier.......


Vito...The Beatles were a Rock and Roll band....Thye music evolved and that brought us the Who, Zep etc. At that point it was called "rock" (with the Roll dropped)
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:36:11 PM EST
Pink Floyd
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:37:59 PM EST
Should have made the poll WELL before fuckin' Van Halen.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:39:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:39:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By Retched_Rick:
Van Halen didn't spawn the heavy metal bands of the 80's


Agree, VH isn't a metal band, what they did was spawn the hair bands of the 80's.
Shudder.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:40:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By M4:
Should have made the poll WELL before fuckin' Van Halen.
www.konzert-bilder.de/Verschiedenes/Pink%20Floyd-gross-40.jpg



+1

...as well as Queen.


OT: I can't get enough of those
album covers...
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:41:47 PM EST
Stryfe....I can't stand van Halen music and I can say I never bought any of their albums.....uggh...They are in the Meatloaf category with me.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:42:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By JCKnife:
Greatest Rock Band of All Time?



Got to go with THE BEATLES
Second The Rolling Stones
Third Led Zep

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 2:43:37 PM EST
Stryfe....I can't stand van Halen music and I can say I never bought any of their albums.....uggh...They are in the Meatloaf category with me.
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