My 4 Favourite Rock Bands Of All Time

There are two main passions in my life, animals and music.

Let me clarify, there are so many amazing rock bands out there that I love, but these are my top four. The fact is, I could talk about my favourite bands until the cows come home, I live and breathe this stuff, and it seriously gets me pumped just thinking about it!

I’ve been a fan of all of these guys for ten years plus, so you can probably understand my attachment!


I think Hoobastank is one of the most underrated bands of all time, I really do! There is not one song or album by these guys that I don’t love without an absolute passion, to me, they just can’t go wrong. I was lucky enough to meet them, too, as well as see them live, and let me tell you, not only are they incredibly talented guys, they are some of the nicest men I have ever met, too.


The Rasmus

These guys are the first ever rock band that I got into. They reeled me in with In The Shadows, black eyeliner, and gothic videos, and I’m eternally in their debt for setting my feet on The Path Of Rock for life! Just think, I could have gone some other way *shudders*.

I also saw The Rasmus in Camden a couple of years ago, and my most vivid memory is of flashing lights, a crazy, pumped atmosphere, and the guys playing Mysteria like there was no tomorrow. What a freaking night!



Seeing Placebo play live was honestly one of the most amazing nights of my life! They say a lot of things about Placebo, apparently, they are like Marmite, and you either love them or hate them. They also say, that you never get “casual” Placebo fans, because Placebo fans are the hardcore and forever faithful and loyal.

I personally think Brian Molko’s voice is heavenly, and Placebo is my favourite jogging music!


Linkin Park

Linkin Park is one of my “first love” bands, and to be honest, I have a totally unhealthy obsession with Chester Bennington. But it makes me happy, so, who cares?

I saw them live last year at the 02 Arena, and it was a breathtaking experience, they are just so amazing live. I am so proud of them for how far they have come, and what they have been through to get to where they are. They built Linkin Park out of pure talent, sweat and tears, and just look at them now! I can’t wait to see them live again!


So now you know…

What are your favourite bands?

Rock on!


About Amanda Winchester

Animal Lover, Artist, Author, Eco Warrior
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34 Responses to My 4 Favourite Rock Bands Of All Time

  1. Naomi says:

    Very cool list, would have had no idea! I love tons of artists so this list is quite long but some of my favorites are The Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Damien Rice, Jeff Buckley, Maroon 5, .. list is endless. I enjoy good pop music, but artists like Elliot Smith are on a completely different level!

    xx – Naomi in Wonderland


  2. Grace says:

    To be honest I’ve never been totally into rock bands, I’ve always just had such a broad range of music of different genres so I never get super passionate about certain bands haha
    I’d love to give all these bands a good listen to, maybe I’ll fall in love just like you did! πŸ˜‰
    Grace xx
    ✯More than Exist✯


    • Amanda says:

      Aww, definitely give them a listen, they are awesome! And yes, you never know, you might just fall in love πŸ™‚ falling in love with a rock band is such a great feeling!


  3. jamie says:

    great post! My favorite band is also hoobastank and linkin park πŸ™‚

    Love Peace and Shimmerο»Ώ


  4. Lucy says:

    I love placebo and linkin park, although I guess I am a bit of a ‘casual’ placebo fan as I like them and have several albums, but I’m not hardcore. Linkin park are great though, i have the first Rasmus album but I haven’t heard much else of their stuff, and i like the two well known hoobastank songs ‘the reason’ and ‘crawling in the dark’ but if I’m honest I don’t know much else of theirs.

    My favourite band is Muse, I also love the Killers, SOAD and the Offspring. I’ve seen Muse 6 times and SOAD once, but the other two are on my bucket list! I want to see Rammstein too as their show is meant to be incredible!

    Lucy x


    • Amanda says:

      Aw, you should check out some of their new albums, too, they get better and better πŸ™‚ I love Muse and the Offspring! I haven’t actually heard a lot of SOAD but I’ve been meaning to get to know them better as they’re good friends of Linkin Park! And I’ve heard Rammstein’s live shows are awesome too! Thanks for stopping by, Lucy πŸ™‚ x


  5. becky says:

    I love Linkin Park as well, I have almost all their albums! They’ve really done rap/rock right, imo. Hoobastank was one of my favorites as a kid, I have to start listening to them again. We seem to have the same taste in music, so I’ll have to check out the other two bands! You might like TrustCompany and Breaking Benjamin since you’re into rock πŸ™‚

    becky | star violet


    • Amanda says:

      Linkin Park have definitely nailed rap/rock πŸ™‚ you should definitely check out Hoobastank again, all their albums are great! I’ve heard a bit of Breaking Benjamin, but not Trust Company. I will check them out, thank you so much for the recommendation, I love checking out new music πŸ™‚


  6. Amy says:

    Aw thank you for the shout out! I loved reading about your favourite bands. So cool we both love Linkin Park so much! πŸ™‚
    x GNAR MOSH x


  7. Anna says:

    I’ve heard of some Linkin Park songs but never been a hard or alternative rock fan. But I do like pop rock. Ru into pop rock?


    • Amanda says:

      There are definitely some great pop rock bands out there that I do like, Anna πŸ™‚


    • Hmmm, it’s been a while since I’ve heard something about The Rasmus! I remember their music and that I liked it back in the days! Gotta check Hoobastank, I have to admit, never heard of them! πŸ˜‰ Placebo and Linkin Park are definitely two of my faves out there! These band are legendary for sure!!

      Great tast of music you have, Amanda! Thanks for reminding me of those bands! πŸ™‚



      • Amanda says:

        The Rasmus are still awesome, and their latest album is one of their best πŸ™‚ please do check out Hoobastank, I love those guys, they mean a lot to me. Linkin Park and Placebo are definitely legendary! Thanks so much for stopping by x


  8. Vanisha says:

    Awesome list Amanda! It’s hard to choose favourites, I’d have to say Muse, Maroon 5, The foo fighters but then I also love artists like Rudimental and Avicii haha πŸ™‚ So cool thats you’ve met them all too!


    • Amanda says:

      Thank you, Vanisha πŸ™‚ it seems that Muse and The Foo Fighters are pretty popular! I know, it’s pretty hard to choose πŸ™‚


  9. Eve says:

    Great list of bands! My favourite right now is a Scottish band called Admiral Fallow, which following your style of music, I think you’d like too πŸ™‚

    Eve xo


    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Eve! Sweet, I’ll definitely check them out, I’m loving all the recommendations I’m getting today πŸ™‚


  10. Bash says:

    Oh, this is such a great list! I’m always trying to find new music to listen to, and these guys look amazing! I’d love to check out Placebo, they sound super cool ❀

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin’


  11. Anca says:

    I love Placebo and Linking Park too xx


  12. Trou says:

    I tend to shy away from more rock bands. But I think one of my favorite bands would be The Script. I love almost all of their songs. πŸ™‚

    ❀ Trou
    The Peculiar Trouth


    • Amanda says:

      Aw, not all rock bands are very heavy, The Rasmus and Hoobastank have a few tracks that are actually very melodic, so you shouldn’t rule them out completely πŸ™‚


  13. Lucy says:

    A great list. Placebo I have enjoyed for year’s they used to play at Brixton Academy. You are right about the Marmite analogy Lucy x


  14. Tania says:

    Great post πŸ™‚
    Linkin Park are just brilliant! I’m so jealous you saw them at the O2!! I hope they come back soon πŸ™‚

    Also The Rasmus get me everytime with ‘In The Shadows’ but that’s all I know… haha!

    My favourite classic bands are Green Day & Fall Out Boy but with current music, my taste changes all the time!!



    • Amanda says:

      Cheers Tania, I hope they come back soon, you should see them next time πŸ™‚ I LOVE GREENDAY, they’re definitely in my top ten!! Billie Joe Armstrong is such a charismatic and talented man! Fall Out Boy are good but I’m not familiar with their whole catalogue, but they do produce a lot of catchy tunes πŸ™‚ x


  15. Corinne says:

    Haha! Look: πŸ˜€

    My other fav bands are Band of Horses, The National. Death Cab for Cutie and Bright Eyes πŸ™‚

    Corinne x


    • Amanda says:

      Oh sweet, we caught the same tour πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ they were so awesome! I’ll have to check out some of those bands!


  16. This is so fantastic! I am always looking for new bands to try! I so want to listen to all of them πŸ™‚

    xo, Bry



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