Most Popular Western Rock Bands

The Best And Most Popular Western Rock Bands Of All Time

One of the genres of music that also has many fans is rock. From the past until now, there have been many of the best and most popular western rock bands, which have millions of fans, one of which is The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

In addition to their pleasant songs to listen to, they are also known as world-famous rock bands and have been widely recognized by music fans. Not only that band, there are several other bands that are good and popular.

The Best Western Rock Bands Of All Time

In this article, we have compiled a collection of the best, popular and legendary Western Rock Bands along with a little explanation, so that you all know not only their songs, but also a little about the biographies of those bands.

Well, here is a list of the best and most popular western rock bands of all time

1. The Beatles

The Beatles adalah band yang beraliran rock dimana band ini dibentuk di kota Liverpool pada tahun 1960. The Beatles sendiri dikatakan salah satu band rock yang terbaik dan terpopuler sepanjang masa. The Beatles sendiri beranggotakan John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison dan Ringo Starr. Pada awalnya The Beatles ini terdiri dari John Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe dan Pete Best, mereka awalnya hanya dikenal di klub-klub Liverpoll dan Hamburg selama 3 tahun. Pada tahun 1961, Sutcliffe hengkang dan Best diganti Starr tahun berikutnya.

Grup ini ditempa jadi profesional oleh seorang pengusaha toko musik bernama Brian Epstein setelah ia jadi manajer mereka dan potensi musik dipoles oleh produser George Martin. Pada tahun 1962, The Beatles pun mendapatkan kesuksesannya di Britania Raya dengan single pertama Love Me Do. Pada tahun 1970, The Beatles bubar namun masing-masing anggotanya berkarir solo dan terbilang sukses.

Meskipun sudah bubar musiknya masih populer hingga saat ini dan mereka memiliki lebih dari satu album nomor 1 di tangga lagu Britania Raya dan bertengger paling lama dibandingkan pemusik manapun.

2. The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones adalah band rock yang berasal dari Inggris dimana band ini mulai terkenal sejak tahun 1960-an dan masih populer hingga saat ini. Awalnya The Rolling Stones ini berformasi awal yang terdiri dari Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Mick Avory dam Dick Taylor.

Namun pada akhirnya Mick Avory bergabung dengan The Kinks dbp Ray Davies dan Dick Taylor mendirikan band bernama The Pretty Things. Di awal penampilannya The Rolling Stones ini memiliki formasi Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts dan Ian Stewart.

The Rolling Stones sendiri telah menghasilkan hits-hits terkenal seperti Satisfaction, PaintIt Black, Angie, Sypathy of The Devil dan lain-lain. Band ini pun menjadi salah satu ikon musik rock dunia yang dikenal dengan logo lidah menjulur.

3. Queen

Siapa sih yang tidak mengenal grup rock yang berasal dari Britania Raya ini yaitu Queen. Grup rock ini dibentuk pada tahun 1970 di London dan anggotanya terdiri dari Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor dan John Deacon.

Pada awalnya karya Queen ini dipengaruhi oleh rock progresif, hard rock dan heavy metal namun perlahan-lahan berubah menjadi lebih konvensional dan bersahabat dengan pendengar radio. Lagu-lagunya yang legendaris yaitu Bohemian Rhapsody, Love of My Life, I Want To Break Free, We Are The Champions dan lainnya. Album tersukses mereka adalah A Night at Opera yang terjual habis ke seluruh dunia.

4. Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin adakah grup musik rock yang dibentuk pada tahun 1968, dimana grup ini terdiri dari Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones dan John Bonham. Led Zeppelin sendiri memiliki musik yang menonjolkan pada suara gitar yang keras dan berat.

Grup ini sebagian besar lagunya merupakan interprestasi musik blues dan folk yang diberi nuansa rock termasuk rockabilly, reggae, soul, jazz, musik klasik dan lainnya. Led Zeppelin ini kemudian bubar setelah kematian pemain drumnya yaitu John Bonham pada tahun 1980. Namun meskipun begitu, lagu-lagunya masih melegenda hingga saat ini. Lagu-lagu Led Zeppelin yang menjadi hits di dunia yaitu Kashmir, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog, Ramble On dan Stairway to Heaven.

5. Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses adalah grup yang berasal dari Amerika Serikat dimana grup ini dibentuk pada tahun 1984 dan resmi pada tahun 1985. Grup ini sempat berganti-ganti personel bahkan gitaris sekaligus pendirinya hengkang dari grup ini.

Guns N’ Roses ini beranggotakan Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Melissa Reese, Richard Fortus dan Frank Ferrer. Guns N’ Roses ini sangat populer di era 80-an dan 90-an, mereka pertama kali melejit lewat album 1987 Appetite for Destruction dengan hits Sweet Child O’Mild, Paradise City dan Welcome To The Jungle.

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6. Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd adalah grup yang berasal dari Inggris, dimana grup ini dikenal karena komposisi lagu-lagunya yang bergaya bombastis. Grup ini menjadi salah satu musik rock yang paling sukses secara komersil dan saat ini berada di peringkat ketujuh dalam jumlah album terjual di seluruh dunia.

Lagu-lagunya yang terkenal yaitu Wish You Were Here, Another Brick at The Wall, Money, Comfortably Numb, Time dan lainnya. Albumnya The Dark Side of the Moon menjadi salah satu puncak karir dari Pink Floyd.

7. U2

U2 is a music group consisting of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr., where this group was formed in 1976. At the beginning of its appearance, this group covered many songs from the Beatles group. This group was also left by Dick Evans so that their group name became U2.

This group prioritizes the guitar sound and the music color of this group becomes more post-punk style. In 1980, they joined Island Records and released Boy. Where this album is considered a work that is very suitable for young people and U2’s distinctive identity only became clear when they released War. After they were successful in England, they slowly entered America and were successful.

8. Deep Purple

Deep Purple is an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968 and this rock band is considered one of the pioneers of heavy metal music along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

Initially the group was formed as a progressive rock band and in 1970 the band switched to a heavier sound. The group was also listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s loudest band for a concert at London’s Rainbow Theatre in 1972.

9. Metallica

Metallica is a rock band from California, United States under the name The Young of Metal Attack. But a few months later it changed its name to Metallica, it is said that this name is a combination of Metal and Vodca.

The group consists of Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Lloyd Grant and Ron McGovney. This formation gave birth to a song called Hit The Light. But in the end the group consisted of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo.

10. Nirvana

Nirvana is a band from the United States precisely in the city of Aberdeen, Washington. This band began to be known and popular since the release of the album entitled Nevermind with the champion single, Smells Like Teen Spirit. This song also had time to occupy the first chart on the American Billboard. The band broke up after Kurt Cobain committed suicide due to an overdose after smoking cocaine at his residence.

Other Best Rock Bands in the World

If in Indonesia alone, there are more than 50 rock bands, how about abroad / globally? Of course the number will be very large. However, not all of them are clearly exposed, especially those whose age is already very legendary.

For this reason, here, We tries to summarize some of the best rock bands, selected from various reliable sources. Some of the bands above are only a small part. For more details, please find out below:

Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sly And The Family Stone
The Who
The Doors
Scorpions
Aerosmith
Van Halen
S*x Pistols
Iron Maiden
Europe
Helloween
White Lion
Dream Theater
Radiohead
Green Day
Mr. Big
Pearl Jam
Firehouse
Oasis
SteelHeart
Muse
Foo Fighters
The Killers
Coldplay
My Chemical Romance
Experience
The Jimi Hendrix
Van Halen
The Police
Stone Temple Pilots
Rush
Genesis
Prince and the Revolution
Yes
Earth Wind and Fire
The Beach Boys
The Bee Gees
Steely Dan
Soundgarden
James Brown and the JBs
Fleetwood Mac
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
ZZ Top
Aerosmith
Cream
The Allman Brothers
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Boston
Dire Straits
King Crimson
Parliament Funkadelic
Foreigner
Dixie Chicks
The Talking Heads
David Bowie and The Spiders From Mars
The Band
Jethro Tull
The Beastie Boys
Tools
The Clash
Rage Against The Machine
No Doubt
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Little Feat
Alice in Chains
Duran Duran
Orbital
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Living Color
Audioslave
Primus
The Carpenters
Blondie
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Traffic
BRAKE.
Isaac Hayes and the Movement
Buffalo Springfield
The Jackson Five
Derek and the Dominos
The O’Jays
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
Underword
Thievery Corporation
Mtley Crue
Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company
The Animals
The Kinks
Radiohead
Iron Maiden
Kansas
Motorhead
The Orb
The Cure
Judas Priest
Slayer
Black Eyed Peas

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