Classic Rock Bands List And Directory

Classic Rock Bands List

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Our Classic Rock Bands List and Directory presents to our readers a complete list of all the classic rock artists and classic rock bands that appear on our website. Our Classic Rock Bands List and Directory is set up alphabetically utilizing the first word in a band’s name. Classic Rock solo artists are listed alphabetically by last name. Bands with “The,” in the name like The Beatles or The Rolling Stones are listed by the first letter of the name of the band. The Beatles are under B, The Rolling Stones under R. All bands and artists listed are links to Classic Rock History’s most popular articles on the artists. In most cases, the names are linked to the artists Top 10 songs list and articles. Our Top 10 Artist songs lists have been shared by many major musical artists themselves such as James Taylor, John Waite, Al Stewart, Foghat, Spock’s Beard, Zebra, The Good Rats, Lucinda Williams, The Charlie Daniels Band, Rickie Lee Jones, Joni Mitchell and many more.

Our Classic Rock Bands list is updated daily. We hope this helps you explore the many articles that help define Classic Rock History. Past articles that did not center on single artists or bands but rather on multiple artists or other musical topics are included at the bottom of the directory.

Clicking on any name will take you to articles on the band.

Classic Rock Bands List

#
10cc
13th Floor Elevators
38. Special

A
A Flock Of Seagulls
AC/DC
Bryan Adams
Adam & The Ants
Aerosmith
Alice Cooper
Alice In Chains
The Allman Brothers Band
Duane Allman
America
Anathema
Jon Anderson
Anekdoten
Angelic Upstarts
Anglagard
The Animals
Anthrax
Arcade Fire
Area
Arctic Monkeys
Asia
Atomic Rooster
Audioslave
B
B-52’s
The Babys
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Bad Company
Bad English
Badfinger
The Band
The Bangles
Barclay James Harvest
Syd Barrett
Jimmy Barnes
Captain Beefheart
The Beach Boys
The Beastie Boys
The Beatles
Jeff Beck
Beck
Pat Benatar
Chuck Berry
Big Big Train
Billy Preston
The Black Angels
The Black Crowes
Black Flag
The Black Lips
Black Oak Arkansas
Black Sabbath
Ritchie Blackmore
Blink-182
Rosie Bones
Blondie
Blood Sweat & Tears
Bloodrock
Blue Cheer
Blue Oyster Cult
The Boomtown Rats
Bon Jovi
Boston
Bonnie Bramlett
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
David Bowie
Jackson Browne
Bill Bruford
Lindsey Buckingham
Buffalo Springfield
Kate Bush
Butcher Babies
Butterfield Blues Band
The Byrds
C
John Cale
Camel
Can
Caravan
The Cars
Johnny Cash
Harry Chapin
Charlie Daniels Band
Cheap Trick
Chicago
Cinderella
Eric Clapton
The Clash
Kurt Cobain
Joe Cocker
Cockney Rejects
Coheed and Cambria
Leonard Cohen
Coldplay
Judy Collins
Phil Collins
Colosseum
Elvis Costello
The Cramps
Crazy Horse
Chris Cornell
Counting Crows
Sheryl Crow
Cream
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Marshall Crenshaw
Jim Croce
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
The Cult
The Cure
Curved Air
D
The Damned
The Dave Clark Five
Deep Purple
Def Leppard
Neil Diamond
Rick Derringer
Dion
Dinosaur Jr. 
Ronnie James Dio
Dire Straits
Dixie Dregs
Donovan
Dokken
The Doobie Brothers
The Doors
Nick Drake
Dream Theater
Duran Duran
E
Brian Eno
The Eagles
Echo & The Bunnymen
Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Prunes
Emerson Lake & Palmer
Keith Emerson
The Enid
Roky Erickson
Melissa Etheridge
The Everly Brothers
Extreme
F
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Donald Fagan
Faith No More
Billy Falcon
The Fall
Fall Out Boys
Fairport Convention
Fanny
Fate’s Warning
Fats Domino
Faust
Suzanne Fellini
Flaming Lips
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Fleetwood Mac
Samantha Fish
Florence + The Machine
The Flower Kings
Focus
Dan Fogelberg
Foghat
Foo Fighters
Fotomaker
Lita Ford
Foreigner
Peter Frampton
Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons
Aretha Franklin
Michael Franks
Free
Robert Fripp
Fueled By Ramen
Fugazi
G
Peter Gabriel
Lady GaGa
Rory Gallagher
Galahad
Garbage
The Germs
Gerry And The Pacemakers
Genesis
Gentle Giant
Billy Gibbons
Dave Gilmour
Andy Glass
The Godz
Golden Earring
Gong
Good Rats
Graham Gouldman
The Grateful Dead
The Grass Roots
Grand Funk Railroad
The Great Society
Green Day
Gryphon
The Guess Who
Guns N’ Roses
H
Steve Hackett
Sammy Hagar
Bill Haley and the Comets
Randy Hansen
George Harrison
Annie Haslam
Hatfield and the North
Richie Havens
Hawkwind
Roy Head
Heart
Jimi Hendrix
Don Henley
Buddy Holly
Susanna Hoffs
Allan Holdsworth
Hole
The Hollies 
Nicky Hopkins
Bruce Hornsby
Hot Tuna
Steve Howe
Humble Pie
Ian Hunter
Husker Du
I
Billy Idol
INXS
IQ
Iron Butterfly
Iron Maiden
J
Jackyl
The Jam
Janis Joplin
J Geils Band
The James Gang
Tommy James and The Shondells
Jay And The Americans
Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Starship
Jethro Tull
Joan Jett
Billy Joel
Elton John
Robert Johnson
Rickie Lee Jones
Journey
Joy Division
Judas Priest
K
Kansas
Terry Kath 
Carole King
The Killers
Killing Joke
B.B. King
King Crimson
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
The Kingsmen
King’s X
Kings Of Leon
The Kinks
Kiss
Al Kooper
Kraftwerk
Krokodil
L
L. A. Guns
Jimi LaLumia
Lead Belly
Led Zeppelin
John Lennon
Jerry Lee Lewis
Level 42
Gordon Lightfoot
Limp Bizkit
Linkin Park
Little Richard
Little River Band
Loggins & Messina
Lone Justice
Lovin’ Spoonful
Nick Lowe
Lydia Lunch
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jeff Lynne
M
Madness
Magma
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Dave Matthews Band
Manfred Mann
Marillion
Marilyn Manson
Marshall Tucker Band
The Mars Volta
Dave Mason
MC5
Michael McDonald
Maria Mckee
John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers
Paul McCartney
Mike McGear
Meat Loaf
Megadeath
John Mellencamp
Metallica
Midnight Flyer
Steve Miller Band
John Miles
Ministry
Mink Deville
The Misfits
Molly Hatchet
Eddie Money
The Monkees
The Moody Blues
Alanis Morissette
Van Morrison
Mostly Autumn
Motley Crue
Motorhead
Mott The Hoople
Mountain
Mudhoney
Mumford & Sons
Muse
My Chemical Romance
My Bloody Valentine
N
Nazareth
Graham Nash
Nektar
New Trolls
New York Dolls
Randy Newman
The Nice
Stevie Nicks
Night Ranger
Nine Inch Nails
Nirvana
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Ted Nugent
Laura Nyro
O
Oasis
Opeth
Ozzy Osbourne
Joan Osborne
Ozric Tentacles
The Outlaws
P
Jimmy Page
Pallas
Robert Palmer
Panic! At The Disco
Pantera
Paramore
Alan Parsons
Kenny Passarelli
Pearl Jam
Pendragon
Carl Perkins
Steve Perry
Pink Floyd
The Pixies
Planet X
Elvis Presley
Robert Plant
Poco
Poison
Porcupine Tree
Andy Pratt
The Pretenders
Prince
Procol Harum
The Police
Iggy Pop
Public Image Ltd
Pure Prairie League
Q
Queen
Queensryche
Queens Of The Stone Age
Quiet Riot
R
Radiohead
Rage Against The Machine
Rainbow
The Rascals / Young Rascals
Bonnie Raitt
Ram Jam
Ratt
The Ramones
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Lou Reed
REM
Renaissance
REO Speedwagon Songs
Keith Richards
The Rolling Stones
Henry Rollins
Linda Ronstadt
Rossington Collins Band
David Lee Roth
Roxy Music
The Runaways
Todd Rundgren
Rush
Leon Russell
S
Saga
Santana
Saraya
Savoy Brown
Boz Scaggs
Peter Schilling
The Scorpions
The Sex Pistols
Bob Seger
Brian Setzer
Sevendust
Sham 69
Joanne Shaw
Ed Sheeran
Kim Simmonds
Simon & Garfunkel
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Carly Simon
Paul Simon
Skid Row
Slade
The Slits
Slaughter
Slayer
Soft Machine
Small Faces
Patti Smith
Patty Smyth
Solstice
Soundgarden
Southside Johnny
Sparks
Spencer Davis Group
Split Enz
Spiderbait
Dusty Spingfield
Spock’s Beard
Spooky Tooth
Bruce Springsteen
Squeeze
Billy Squier
Mavis Staples
Ringo Starr
Starstruck
Steely Dan
Steppenwolf
Cat Stevens
Al Stewart
Rod Stewart
Stephen Stills
Stiff Little Fingers
Sting
The Stranglers
The Strawbs
Stray Cats
Styx
The Stooges
Storyville
Suicidal Tendencies
Supertramp
Swans
Sweet
Matthew Sweet
System Of A Down

T. Rex
Talking Heads
Talk Talk
James Taylor
Television
Ten Years After
Tesla
Testament
They Might Be Giants
Thin Lizzy
George Thorogood
Three Dog Night
Tool
Toto
Traffic
Pat Travers
The Troggs
The Tragically Hip
Robin Trower
The Tubes
Butch Trucks
Derek Trucks
Twelfth Night
Twenty One Pilots
U
U2
UFO
U.K.
UK Subs
Uriah Heep
The Undertones
V
Steve Vai
Gino Vannelli
Vampire Weekend
The Vapors
Van der Graaf Generator
Van Halen
Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Velvet Underground
Venom
Violent Femmes
W
John Waite
Tom Waits
The Waitresses
Rick Wakeman
Joe Walsh
Roger Water
Weezer
Jack White
White Lion
The White Stripes
Whitesnake
The Who
Kim Wilde
Lucinda Williams
Steven Wilson
Edgar Winter
Wolfmother
Stevie Wonder
Gary Wright
X
X (L.A.Band)
XTC
Y
The Yardbirds
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Yes
Angus Young
Neil Young
Z
Frank Zappa
Warren Zevon
The Zombies
ZZ Top

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