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Probably done before on this site but let's update. Right now, who are your personal top 10 all time artists in hard rock. Not who you think are considered the best, but the ones you love the most right now.

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1. Stryper

2. Def Leppard

3. Queensryche

4. The Cult

5. Van Halen

6. Europe

7. H e.a.t

8. Warrant

9. Tesla

10. Crazy Lixx

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Mine are all old school. 

I reckon the first three are in their correct spots, but the rest are in no particular order.

1. Lynch Mob

2. W.A.S.P.

3. Queensryche 

4. Dokken

5. Warrant

6. Danger Danger 

7. TEN

8. Skid Row

9. Whitesnake 

10. Bon Jovi

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1. Dokken

2. Van Halen

3. Y&T

4. Def Leppard

5. Queensryche

6. Tesla

7. Cinderella 

8. Pretty Maids

9. Stryper

10. Brother Firetribe

 

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In no particular order. 

1. Danger Danger

2. The Defiants

3. Warrant

4. Frontline

5. Tnt

6. Harem Scarem

7. Wig Wam

8. Treat

9. Work of Art

10. Van Halen

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I'll just go on who I listen to the most now, cos what other measure is there?

in no order :

Work of Art

NFO

Tremonti / Alter Bridge

Degreed

Marillion (Fish era)

Ghost

Journey (Perry)

Lebrock

Vega

threshold

 

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So impossible, but if I had to compile a list, perhaps a little like this-

 

Treat

Harem Scarem

LeBrock

Fate

Vain

Danger Danger

Pretty Maids

Poison

Bonfire

Midnite City

 

My problem is that so many of my all-time favourite albums (Blue Tears, Roxus, Hotboy, Bangalore Choir, Attraction, Intuition, Aviator, Masquerade, Zero, Blue Blud etc.) are all one-offs, so it's very tricky separating favourite bands from favourite albums. But the above is a rough guess. 

 

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This is tough as things have changed a bit over the years but as of right now I'd say (not really in a particular order): 

1.  Def Leppard

2.  H.E.A.T 

3.  Warrant

4.  Poison

5.  Midnite City

6.  Crazy Lixx

7.  Guns N Roses

8.  Eclipse

9.  Motley Crue

10. Kissin' Dynamite

Honorable mention:  Shiraz Lane, Pretty Maids, Tesla

Bon Jovi is one I struggled with.   They probably should be on the list but I've despised their past 15-20 years so much and I listen to them so little now that I couldn't do it. 

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My current top 20 rock/metal bands.

1.  Avantasia
2.  Edguy
3.  Epica
4.  The Night Flight Orchestra
5.  Threshold
6.  Kamelot
7.  Battle Beast
8.  Beast In Black
9.  Lordi
10. Harem Scarem
11. Blind Guardian
12. The Pretty Reckless
13. Elvenking
14. Soilwork
15. Amaranthe
16. Volbeat
17. Eclipse
18. W.e.t.
19. Shinedown
20. Halestorm

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More than 10, but couldn't miss any of these out. Some have changed quite a bit over the years, but 7 or 8 have been my favourites for as long as I can remember.  I listen to a lot of Prog, so had to include as well

Toto

Cheap Trick

Saga

Saxon

Pendragon

Cats In Space

Marillion

Queen

Lordi

NFO

Kim Mitchell

Pink Floyd

Rush

Bruce Springsteen

Treat

Robby Valentine

Pretty Maids

UFO

 

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1. Lordi

2. Wig Wam

3. The Night Flight Orchestra 

4. Dynazty

5. The Sweet

6. Pink Cream 69

7. Kissin' Dynamite 

8. The Maine

9. The Quireboys (:unsure:)

10. Blind Guardian (because of a twist in the myth, one of my top 3 albums)

Close to the top 10: H.e.a.t, Palace, Powerwolf, Edguy, Avantasia, Crazy Lixx, The Poodles, Kiss...

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22 hours ago, Jez said:

Lordi

NFO

 

 

 

18 hours ago, J.S.M said:

1. Lordi

3. The Night Flight Orchestra 

 A couple more lists with a NFO/Lordi combo. Nice. 

Are you guys feeling Soilwork at all? I highly recommend their Verkligheten album.

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I think the key to this fun question is right now.....not all-time, ever.  

For me:

1.  Dirty Honey

2. The Pretty Reckless

3. Judas Priest (current tour is great)

4. Halestorm

5. Gonna cheat a bit....Crazy Lixx, H.E.A.T., Eclipse, W.E.T., Kissin' Dynamite (ties, others I would put here too; proudly waving the 80s hard rock/metal flag, heck yeah!)

6. Def Leppard (they keep plugging away and staying in the spotlight)

7. Cheap Trick (and they are still putting out new music, very impressive)

8. Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang's the real deal)

9. Thunder (an amazing career, and they never get due credit; heck, they just put out a new album)

10. AC/DC (Power Up came out when we needed rock the most!)

(and then any projects involving Sammy Hagar, George Lynch, Zakk Wylde, Jeff Scot Soto, Deen Castronovo, and/or Doug Aldrich)

My LEAST favorite right now.....Bon Jovi.....listening to JBJ on tour right now is really hard to do. And the current lineup is a shell of the band we knew and loved. 

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22 minutes ago, Doug said:

I think the key to this fun question is right now.....not all-time, ever.  

For me:

1.  Dirty Honey

2. The Pretty Reckless

3. Judas Priest (current tour is great)

4. Halestorm

5. Gonna cheat a bit....Crazy Lixx, H.E.A.T., Eclipse, W.E.T., Kissin' Dynamite (ties, others I would put here too; proudly waving the 80s hard rock/metal flag, heck yeah!)

6. Def Leppard (they keep plugging away and staying in the spotlight)

7. Cheap Trick (and they are still putting out new music, very impressive)

8. Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang's the real deal)

9. Thunder (an amazing career, and they never get due credit; heck, they just put out a new album)

10. AC/DC (Power Up came out when we needed rock the most!)

(and then any projects involving Sammy Hagar, George Lynch, Zakk Wylde, Jeff Scot Soto, Deen Castronovo, and/or Doug Aldrich)

My LEAST favorite right now.....Bon Jovi.....listening to JBJ on tour right now is really hard to do. And the current lineup is a shell of the band we knew and loved. 

And to add, totally forgot.....and anything Myles Kennedy is involved in, this guy is super-talented. 

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2 hours ago, tobi is an animal said:

 

 A couple more lists with a NFO/Lordi combo. Nice. 

Are you guys feeling Soilwork at all? I highly recommend their Verkligheten album.

Soilwork are a bit hit and miss, but the 'Verkligheten' disc is great and definitely my favourite they have done thus far

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According to my ipod history of plays the top 10 I have recently been listening to are...

Def Leppard

Skid Row

Crazy Lixx

Cats In Space

Midnite City/Dokken (same amount of plays apparently)

NFO

Degreed

LeBrock

Hurricane

XYZ

not my favourite ten of all time but according to the stats my most played up to this point in time for 2022

 

 

 

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