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Top 25 Classic Rock Bands ( Some Are Still Touring)

Top 25 Classic Rock Bands ( Some Are Still Touring)

It is quite logical that the classic is eternal and will never get out of fashion. Like nothing else, classic rock music matches this expression very well. Years and decades passed, rock stars become certain grandpa-veterans, but they are still the idols of the size that they used to be in the past. They are still young for us! Moreover, the music they created - in general, is out of the reach of aging and remains an unchanging standard of being the legend for others. Love and high admiration from the younger generation to the old rock music icons - that's the confirmation!

The dramatic sound of the electric guitar, a rhythmic and sometimes even minor track of bass guitars, dynamic drums is the invariable attributes of this particular musical genre. Or, at least it's foundation. And, of course, it is obligatory the presence of the charismatic personality of the lead vocalist, the deep sense of the texts and the very emotions of the songs that we find so similar to our own experiences. Though this is far from a descriptive description of each rock band, however, you will agree, in part, this stereotype must exist. These, simple, at first glance, components have created the whole era and made it possible for the best representatives of rock music to conquer many hearts and continue to do it infinitely!

'When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.' - is what Jimi Hendrix claimed and it turned out the inevitable truth.

For some reason, rock music is for the hurt, the broken, and anybody else that can handle it. “Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it's not OK, but you can change it.”- Bono.

Let’s review out Top 25 classic rock bands, that totally make you feel excited and sing along!

Led Zeppelin

Fromed in 1968

Origin: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Members: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones

The Beatles

Formed in 1957

Origin: London, United Kingdom

Members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Stuart Sutcliffe

Pink Floyd

Formed in 1965

Origin: London, United Kingdom

Members: Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Bob Klose


Formed in 1970

Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Members: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Ray Tabano, Jimmy Crespo, Rick Dufay

The Who

Formed in 1964

Origin: Shepherd's Bush, London, United Kingdom

Members: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, John Entwistle, Kenney Jones, John Bundrick, Doug Sandom


Formed in 1970

Origin: London, United Kingdom

Members: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor, Mike Grose, Spike Edney, Doug Bogie, Barry Mitchell


Formed in 1971

Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States

Members: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Bernie Leadon

Deep Purple

Formed in 1968

Origin: Hertford, United Kingdom

Members: Ritchie Blackmore, Glenn Hughes, Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, MORE

Guns N' Roses

Formed in 1985

Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States

Members: Slash, Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Buckethead, MORE

The Doors

Formed in 1965

Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States

Members: Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, Rick Manzarek, Jim Manzarek, Pat Sullivan

Beach Boys

Formed in 1961

Origin: Hawthorne, California, United States

Members: Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and others


Formed in 1974

Origin: New York City, New York, United States

Members: Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Tommy Kessler and others


Formed in 1984

Origin: Seattle, Washington, United States

Members: Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, Hiro Yamamoto, Jason Everman, Scott Sundquist

Rolling Stones

Formed in 1962

Origin: London, United Kingdom, Dartford, United Kingdom

Members: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ronnie Wood and others


Formed in 1985

Origin: Abingdon, United Kingdom

Members: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Philip Selway


Formed in 1973

Origin: Sydney, Australia

Members: Angus Young, Brian Johnson, Axl Rose, Bon Scott and others


Formed in 1981

Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States

Members: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Jason Newsted and others

Black Sabbath

Formed in 1968

Origin: Aston, United Kingdom

Members: Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi and others


Formed in 1987

Origin: Aberdeen, Washington, United States

Members: Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear and others

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Formed in 1983

Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States

Members: Flea, Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Chad Smith and others


Formed in 1976

Origin: Dublin, Ireland

Members: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Ivan McCormick, Peter Martin, Dik Evans

Pearl Jam

Formed in 1990

Origin: Seattle, Washington, United States

Members: Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron

The Smiths

Formed in 1982

Origin: Manchester, United Kingdom

Members: Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce, Craig Gannon, Dale Hibbert

The Cure

Formed in 1976

Origin: Crawley, United Kingdom

Members: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell and others

Fleetwood Mac

Formed in 1967

Origin: London, United Kingdom

Members: Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Peter Green and others

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