The 8 Most Popular Rock Bands Of All Time

1. AC / DC.
Australian hard rock band, formed in 1973 by the Young brothers (Malcolm Young and Angus Young). This is also a pioneer band for heavy metal music. AC / DC has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 71.5 million albums in the US alone, making them one of the best-selling bands in the US and one of the best-selling bands in the world.

2. Arcade Fire.

An indie rock band that started in 2003 in Canada. The members include Win Butler – Regine Chassagne along with Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara, and Sarah Neufeld. Arcade Fire became famous when releasing the 2004 Funeral album and received many accolades. Guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, cc, accordion, harp, mandolin and hurdy-gurdy.

3. Arctic Monkeys.
This is a rock band formed in 2002 in High Green – suburb of Sheffield (England). Jamie Cook (rhythm / lead guitar), Nick O’Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Matt Helders (drums, vocals). Arctic Monkeys released albums such as Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006), Favorite Worst Nightmare (2007), Humbug (2009), Suck It and See (2011) and AM (2013), as well as a live album At the Apollo (2008) …

4. Biffy Clyro.
The rock band was formed in 1995 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. The group consists of Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston. Biffy Clyro has released seven studio albums, including four albums (Puzzle, Only Revolutions, Opposites and Ellipsis) which reached number one on the UK album chart.

5. Bloc Party.
An indie rock band that started in 1999 in the UK. There are members including Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Justin Harris and Louise Bartle (former members Matt Tong and Gordon Moakes have left the band in 2013 and 2015 respectively). In February 2005, Bloc Party released their debut album, Silent Alarm, which was highly praised by both professionals and fans.

6. Blur.
This is a British rock band formed in London in 1988. The band consists of singer / keyboards / guitarist Damon Albarn, singer / guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. Their debut album Leisure (1991) was built from the style of Madchester and Shoegazing.

7. Coldplay.
British rock group formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at College London. After the group formed under the pseudonym Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the bass guitar and the band changed its name to Starfish. Then Will Champion joins and assumes the position of playing drums and singing, finishing the quartet of the group. Coldplay have achieved worldwide success and popularity since their single “Yellow” and their debut album Parachutes was released in 2000.

8. The Courteeners.
An indie rock band that started out in 2006 in the UK. The group consists of members Liam Fray, Michael Campbell, Daniel “Conan” Moores and Mark Cuppello. The Courteeners have released albums like St. Louis. Jude (2008), Falcon (2010), Anna (2013), Concrete Love (2014) and Mapping the Rendezvous (2016).

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