What Are Some Popular Rock Bands?


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Imagine Dragons, Bastille, Paramore and the Arctic Monkeys are a few of the top rock bands according to Billboard's 2014 year-end chart. In 2014 the Imagine Dragons' song "Radioactive" fell out of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart after having spent a record-setting 87 weeks on the chart follow the song's debut in August 2012. At the 56th annual Grammy Awards held in 2014, "Radioactive" won the Grammy for best rock song.

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What Are Some Popular Rock Bands?
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Among the artists nominated for best rock album at the 57th annual Grammy Awards were The Black Keys and U2, while Arctic Monkeys and The Black Keys were among those nominated for best rock performance.

The most played rock bands on American rock stations are Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and The Rolling Stones, as reported following a week-long monitoring of select classic rock airwaves in 2014. That study also found that certain songs by Aerosmith, AC/DC, Boston and Kansas were among the songs most often repeated on air.

The five best rock bands of all time are the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and the Eagles, according to a survey of 1,000 American rock fans commissioned by Monster audio in 2015. The groups that completed the top 10 are Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Pink Floyd, Journey and Bon Jovi. As of 2015, the Beatles have sold more than 1 billion albums worldwide, while Bon Jovi has sold over 125 million albums, and the Eagles have had six albums atop the record charts.

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