Who would you say are the "Big Three" rock bands for each decade of your life?

Criteria for determining the "Big Three" are:

-How many records they sold

-How much of an influence they had on music

-How much they are still appreciated today

Update:

Mine:

1980's:

Aerosmith

Bon Jovi

U2

1990's

Nirvana

Pearl Jam

Red Hot Chili Peppers

2000's

Coldplay

Radiohead

Muse

2010's

too soon to tell

Update 2:

I was actually born in the 1970's, but not until '77 so the only music I remember from that era was from Sesame Street and Disney, lol. So I just did 80's, 90's, and 2000's.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Born in 1965 so a wide sampling!

    60's - Beatles, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones

    70's - Led Zeppelin, Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac

    80's - Def Leppard, Van Halen, Prince

    90's - Nirvana, Collective Soul, Alice in Chains

    00's - Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, Audioslave

    10's - Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, ??

    Collective musical paradigm shift this decade so far!

  • 9 years ago

    80's

    Slayer

    Morbid Angel

    Metallica

    90's

    Insane Clown Posse

    Faith No More

    Machine Head

    00's

    Bring Me The Horizon

    All Time Low

    Raging Speedhorn

  • 9 years ago

    Well, I started regularly listening to music since 2007, so I'm just gonna do by year since then.

    Just to give band choices more variety, instead of the same by decade.

    Pre 2007 - Nirvana, Van Halen, Soundgarden (stuff on the radio)

    2007 - Metallica, Judas Priest, Anthrax

    2008 - Tool, Alice In Chains, Pantera

    2009 - Megadeth, Iron Maiden, various thrash metal bands

    2010 - Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Death

    2011 - Not sure yet actually

    @ SADvenom Just fyi, Atheist have been death metal legends since 1989.

  • 80's

    GNR

    Def Leppard

    Aerosmith

    90's

    Nirvana

    Alice In Chains

    Metallica

    00's

    Godsmack

    Queens of the Stone Age

    White Stripes

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  • 90's I was born in 96 haha

    so

    It's Electric Wizard

    The Melvins

    Alice in Chains

    2000

    Green day

    wHITE STRIPES

    Queens of the Stone Age

    2010

    The Mars Volta

    Atheist

    Counterparts

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