Top 10 Rock Bands

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6. The Eagles:

The Eagles is a rock band formed in 1971 in Los Angeles. It is one of the most successful rock bands with 5 No.1 singles, 6 Grammys, 5 American Music Awards and 6 No.1 albums. Their song, Hotel California, is still heard and loved by fans today. Gypsy Kings redid the song and sang it in Spanish with their own twist. The band is still active today. After a 28 year hiatus, they released the album “Long Road out of Eden”.


7. AC/DC:

AC/DC is an Australian Top 10 rock band, popular in the 1980s and the 1990s. It was formed in 1973 by two brothers: Malcolm and Angus Young. As of 2010, it sold 200 million albums worldwide. Their second highest selling album, Back to Black, sold 40 million units worldwide. In the US, they are 5th best selling band and the 9th best selling artists.


8. Queen:

Queen was a British band formed in 1970s. Their music was influenced by progressive rock. They released 18 no.1 singles and 18 no. 1 albums. They also won 7 Ivor Novello Awards. Their song “Bohemian Rhapsody“ was voted No.1 hit of all time in UK.


9. Aerosmith:

Aerosmith is a Top 10 American band formed in 1970. It incorporates pop, heavy metal and blues music into their songs. They have sold 150 million albums worldwide and are most recently known for their theme song in the movie Armageddon. They are still together are on tour; 41 years and going strong. All in all they have won 4 Grammy Awards and 10 MTV video awards.


10. Bon Jovi:

Bon Jovi is a hard rock group formed in 1983. They sold 130 million albums worldwide. Although they have quite a lot of catching up to do to the other 9 bands on the list, they are moving in a positive direction. To date, they have done 2600 concerts in over 50 countries and won several awards in 1987, 1995, 1996 and 2010. Their song “It’s my Life” released in 2000 was No. 1 in a number of countries. It’s been performed in all of Bon Jovi’s concerts since the release.

Article Written by Alex Noudelman

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