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 | Collateral

On January 20, 2017, Audioslave performed together for the first time in over a decade at Prophets of Rage's Anti-Inaugural Ball.

3. Collective Soul

Soundtrack | Roswell

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

Members are Dave Grohl (lead vocals and guitar), Nate Mendel (bass guitar), Chris Shiflett (lead guitar, background vocals), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar) and Taylor Hawkins (drums, percussion, vocals). Former members are William Goldsmith (drums, percussion), and Franz Stahl (guitar).

8. Hootie & the Blowfish

Actor | Hootie & the Blowfish: Hold My Hand

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

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.

11. The Killers

Soundtrack | Spider-Man 3

Ancestries: Mark Stoermer - Dutch/Austrian; Dave Keuning- Dutch; Ronnie Vannucci- German/Italian; Brandon Flowers - Scottish/German.

12. Lifehouse

Soundtrack | Roswell

"Hanging by a Moment" spent 55 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No.2. It was named the most played song of 2001.

13. Maroon 5

Soundtrack | Love Actually

Adam Levine went to elementary school with Jake Gyllenhaal.

14. Nirvana

Soundtrack | Lost

Musical trio considered to be the leading exponent of Seattle-based alternative rock, or "grunge". Members were Kurt Cobain (vocals/guitar/songwriting), Krist Novoselic (bass), and Dave Grohl (drums).

16. Pearl Jam

Soundtrack | Big Fish

The current lineup is Eddie Vedder (vocals), Stone Gossard (guitar), Mike McCready (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass), and Matt Cameron (drums). Past members include Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese, and Jack Irons (all drums).

17. Queen

Soundtrack | Flash Gordon

Formed in London in 1970 following the demise of the band Smile, Queen originally consisted of vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor. The band became popular with audiences via their hit singles, live performances, originality and showmanship, ...

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 | Roswell

Tony Fredianelli replaced Kevin Cadogan as guitarist for Third Eye Blind. Tony was originally one of the first members of 3EB, but left the band early on. He re-joined the band after Kevin Cadogan was terminated.

21. UB40

Soundtrack | Speed 2: Cruise Control

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

At the time of their final tour, Yellowcard consists of four main members: Ryan Key (lead vocals, guitar since 1999), Sean Mackin (vocals, violin since 1997), Ryan Mendez (lead guitar since 2006), and Josh Portman (bass since 2012). Former members include 'Longineu Warren Parsons III' (drums 1997-...

25. ZZ Top

Soundtrack | Back to the Future Part III

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Houston [Texas] Hall of Fame in 2006.