According to Ultimate Classic Rock, some of the most iconic American rock 'n' roll bands include The Doors, KISS, Van Halen and Aerosmith. Other iconic American rock 'n' roll bands on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists list are The Allman Brothers Band and The Beach Boys.
The Doors have influenced rock 'n' roll music with their unique brand of individualistic, psychedelic American music. Similarly, KISS redefined American rock music with popular national hits such as "Rockin' in the USA." Van Halen gained icon status through guitarist Eddie Van Halen's unique brand of guitar playing with finger tapping and unique instrument tuning.