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The aftermath of post-grunge with bands like Nickelback, Creed, and Days of the New changing the aesthetic of rock radio for the subsequent decades have left the current state of commercial hard rock music a primordial soup of unimaginative formulas and knee-level pandering.
So, what are the best hard rock bands? Any top 100 list of hard rock bands has to include the likes of Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, AC/DC, Queen, Aerosmith, Deep Purple and Guns N Roses. These bands are considered among the best in hard rock and with good reason.