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10 Most Influential Rock Bands

Shaping rock as we know it.

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Over the years, many rock platforms have come out with lists detailing some of the greatest artists of all time. Whether it's because of their mind-blowing virtuosity or their fantastic songs, the artists that populate these lists have made a name for themselves as the best in their genre. On the other side, what really matters is how you use your music to push the genre forward.

Though it is admirable to put time and effort into perfecting your craft, the music has to have an impact on its audience or it is utterly meaningless. While being successful at the moment does have its advantages, being influential is something that carries you over into true greatness. That way, long after your own star power has faded, musicians all around the world are still trying to copy the intricacies of your work.

While all of the artists showcased here come from very disparate roots, each of them have taken rock and roll to places it had never been before. Even if these bands have broken up or are past their prime, you can't deny that each of them have etched their name in rock history.

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