My Favorite Band from A to Z

by melenski | created - 23 Apr 2011 | updated - 23 Apr 2011 | Public

Here's my list of my favorite bands from A to Z.

#24 Xandria (since it's not on the automatic list, might as well put it in here)

1. Audioslave

Soundtrack | Miami Vice

Audioslave was an American rock super group formed in Los Angeles in 2001. The four-piece band consisted of Soundgarden lead singer/rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell and Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello (lead guitar), Tim Commerford (bass/backing vocals), and Brad Wilk (drums). In its six ...

2. Better Than Ezra

Soundtrack | Roswell

Better Than Ezra is an American alternative rock band based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

3. Collective Soul

Soundtrack | The Skulls

Collective Soul - taken from a line in Ayn Rand's book - The Fountainhead, were formed in the small town of Stockbridge in the early 90s by principal songwriter Ed Roland (lead vocals/keyboards/guitars), guitarists Dean Roland and Joel Kosche, and rhythm section Will Turpin (bass/percussion) and ...

4. Dishwalla

Soundtrack | Blast from the Past

Members: JR Richards (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Rodney Browning Cravens (guitars), Jim Wood (keyboards), Scot Alexander (bass), Pete Maloney (drums), George Pendergast (played drums until 1998).

6. Foo Fighters

Soundtrack | Godzilla

Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of Nirvana after the death of Kurt Cobain. The group got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported ...

8. Hootie & the Blowfish

Soundtrack | Me, Myself & Irene

Subject of the song "Hootie & the Blowfish" by Wesley Willis.

9. Incubus

Soundtrack | Stealth

Past members are Alex Katunich and Gavin Koppel.

10. Journey

Soundtrack | TRON

Journey was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6750 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

11. The Killers

Soundtrack | Spider-Man 3

Dave Keuning's old stage name, which he no longer uses, was "Tavian Go".

12. Lifehouse

Soundtrack | Two for the Money

Jason Wade wrote the song "From Where You Are" for the Allstate's Teen Driving Program. He has spoken about how he was inspired to write the track after losing a close friend in a car accident in 1996.

13. Maroon 5

Soundtrack | Love Actually

Won the best new artist award at the 2004 MTV video music awards

14. Nirvana

Soundtrack | Shoot 'Em Up

Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting and best-known being Dave Grohl, who joined in 1990. Despite releasing only three ...

16. Pearl Jam

Soundtrack | Big Fish

Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has consisted of Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass). The band's fifth member is drummer Matt Cameron (also of ...

17. Queen

Soundtrack | Flash Gordon

Queen were one of the longest-lasting and most commercially successful bands to emerge from the British heavy rock scene of the early 1970s, but unlike their contemporaries such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, they soon became just as popular with pop fans as fans of hard rock and ...

18. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Soundtrack | Twister

Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. Currently, the band consists of founding members vocalist ...

19. The Script

Soundtrack | Kokowääh

Irish band comprising members Danny O'Donoghue (lead vocalist), Mark Sheehan (guitar/vocals) and Glen Power (drums/vocals).

20. Third Eye Blind

Soundtrack | Game Night

Original band members: Stephan Jenkins (lead vocals, guitar), Arion Salazar (bass, vocals), Brad Hargreaves (drums), and Kevin Cadogan (guitar).

21. UB40

Soundtrack | Black Rain

Originally an eight-piece band from Birmingham, West Midlands in the United Kingdom. Its members included Ali Campbell on lead vocals and guitar; Robin Campbell on guitar and supporting vocals; Astro on percussion, trombones and supporting vocals; Brian Travers on saxophone, Jim Brown on drums; ...

23. Weezer

Soundtrack | 21

Former members are Mikey Welsh, Matt Sharp, and Jason Cropper.

24. Yellowcard

Soundtrack | The Upside of Anger

Lead singer Ryan Key dropped out of college after only half a year.

25. ZZ Top

Soundtrack | Back to the Future Part III

The three band members are Dusty Hill, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard.

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