America is said to be the home of many rock bands, and it is quite hard to choose the top five bands in the country. There are many rock bands which have won the hearts of people and have sold millions of copies of their albums. Many groups have even split up and have become old, but they remain fresh in many people’s hearts and minds. The following are some of the most significant rock bands of all times:

Rock Bands


The American rock band was formed by Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic in the year 1987. It is known to be one of the most influential and alternative rock bands in the world even though they had a very short career span. The band released only three full-length studio albums and dissolved in the year 1994 with the death of the singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain.


The bad boys from Boston are known as one of America’s best Rock and Roll band they were formed in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1970. Their fans often referred as the “Blue Army” were very loyal to them. They have sold about 150 million records worldwide, and they have 4 Grammy awards, 6 American music awards, nine number-one Mainstream Rock hits and ten MTV Video Music Awards.


Metallica is a heavy metal rock band which was formed by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.  Later band members such as Ron McGovney, Dave Mustaine, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted were added. Metallica has won about 9 Grammy awards, and many of their studio albums have been debuted number one on the Billboard 200. The band has sold nearly 120 million records worldwide, and they are one of the best selling music artists in the world.

Guns N’ Roses:

The American rock band from Los Angeles was formed in the year 1985. Band members of GNR were Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler. Their debut album Appetite for Destruction was released in the year 1987, and it reached number one on the Billboard 200 a year. Sweet child o’ mine is a song which became very famous, and it reached Billboard’s hot 100. Chinese democracy album was produced in the year 2008, and it was one of the most expensive albums ever produced in the music industry.


Eagles were one of the best American bands of all time. The band was formed in Los Angles in the year 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. Eagles have sold over 150 million records in U.S alone. Songs like Hotel California, take it easy, Take It to the Limit, etc. are some golden tracks which will never be forgotten. The band has won five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number-one albums.