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Old 05-25-2006, 04:30 PM  
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10 greatest AMERICAN bands ever

here's my list, in no particular order:

Van Halen (with DLR)
Metallica (with Cliff)
Queens of the Stone Age
Kyuss
Jane's Addiction
Black Flag
Soundgarden
Pantera
Alice in Chains
Motley Crue

that's my list...let's see yours
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Old 05-25-2006, 04:54 PM   #2
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ZZ Top-not only does the trio make some kick ass music together,Billy Gibbons is one of the best guitarists there is,oh did I mention that they're in their 36th year together with no changes in the line-up,that alone is worthy of greatness.

Aerosmith-Although I'm not big on their 2nd go round together there's no denying the band achieved greatness long before with their 70's projects which for the most part were loaded with great songs from start to finish.

As for my other 8 choices off the top of my head with no commentary and in no paticular order

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Van Halen(with DLR)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Cheap Trick
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Eagles
Heart

NOTE:I realize these are all old school and I'm not saying there aren't any great bands since but I don't know enough about any of them to list them.
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:53 PM   #3
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cool list...i love zz top and cheap trick is one of the most underrated rock bands ever
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:02 PM   #4
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Creedence Clearwater Revival is on that list. Period.
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:05 PM   #5
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Creedence Clearwater Revival is on that list. Period.
I was waiting for someone like you to come along and make me think CRAP!!how did I forget them.
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:13 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by siberian khatru
Creedence Clearwater Revival is on that list. Period.

Who's your other nine?
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:17 PM   #7
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:27 PM   #8
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:26 PM   #9
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:36 PM   #10
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First off, I am going to eliminate all acts that have the singer/leader in band's name, so Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Bob Seger are out, even though they are hard to not have them on the list, here is my list, not necessarily in this order.
Van Halen
Aerosmith
CCR
Lynyrd Skynyrd
ZZ Top
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Beach Boys
Metallica
Cheap Trick
Heart
That was tough not having those before mentioned bands on this list, but how come England had all of those great great bands and I struggle to come up with my list?
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:50 PM   #11
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CCR.

Nirvana
Janes Addiction
Eagles
Doors
Grand Funk
DMB
Soundgarden
TOOL
GNR
Rage Against the Machine...Do they count? They might be mexican.

REM?
Foo Fighters?
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Old 05-25-2006, 08:26 PM   #12
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here is my list, not necessarily in this order.
Van Halen
Aerosmith
CCR
Lynyrd Skynyrd
ZZ Top
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Beach Boys
Metallica
Cheap Trick
Heart
That's a pretty decent list, although I'd give Skynyrd, ZZ Top and the Chili Peppers the boot, and replace them with Kiss, Blue Oyster Cult, and Motley Crue. I'd also specify, as an earlier poster did, that only the Cliff era Metallica really qualifies them. I'd be tempted to put Megadeth in there, too, but I wouldn't want to ditch any of the others (VH, Aerosmith, CCR, Beach Boys, Cheap Trick and Heart all firmly belong on the list).

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That was tough not having those before mentioned bands on this list, but how come England had all of those great great bands and I struggle to come up with my list?
The US has been a trendsetter in some musical areas, such as blues, jazz, r&b, hip hop, and grunge, but in terms of rock music, we've lagged far behind the Europeans ever since the British Invasion. Fact of life.
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Old 05-25-2006, 08:41 PM   #13
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Rage absolutely counts!!! I'm pissed that I left Them and KISS off. I alwayz thought BOC were British...I stand corrected
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:06 PM   #14
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I alwayz thought BOC were British...I stand corrected
They're from New York, if I'm not mistaken.
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