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    Default Van Halen among top rock bands all time

    Van Halen is among the top rock bands of all time according to AVRev.com.

    To celebrate their pending tenth anniversary on July 1, 2006, AVRev.com has compiled its list of the Top 100 Rock Bands of All Time. Unlike past lists that are based on mere opinion, the AVRev.com "Top Rock Bands" list uses the same type of analytical tools employed by sports franchises and applies them to rock bands to objectively determine which bands are the best. Among the categories considered were: U.S. Sales (100 points), Songs/Songwriting (100), Technical Ability (100), Live Performance (50), Consistency vs. Longevity (50) and Random (50). Random is a category that allows a judge to vote on how likely he or she is to want to hear a band's songs on their iPod playlist.

    Topping the list with a total of 525 points was LED ZEPPELIN. All of the judges gave LED ZEPPELIN high marks not only for their songs/songwriting ability, but also their consistency as a band through the years.

    The Top Ten is as follows:

    01. LED ZEPPELIN - 525 points
    02. THE BEATLES - 514 points
    03. PINK FLOYD - 506 points
    04. THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - 503 points
    05. VAN HALEN - 496 points
    06. QUEEN - 493 points
    07. THE EAGLES - 479 points
    08. METALLICA - 468 points
    09. U2 - 455 points
    10. BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS - 454 points

    The 100 band nominees range from the usual suspects that make up classic rock playlists, but also include more out-of-the-box sleeper bands from the 1950s through today's most popular bands. The list doesn't include solo artists such as MICHAEL JACKSON or ELVIS PRESLEY.

    Voting on the list was done by an esteemed panel of judges including: former DIRE STRAITS guitarist Jack Sonni, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music professor Ken Lopez, Xhifi desktop speaker company president Howard Schilling, as well as AVRev.com founder and publisher Jerry Del Colliano Jr. and AVRev.com's music editor Charles Andrews.

    A downloadable form allows you to create your own list and a link on the page allows you to email AVRev.com the names of bands you would have liked to have seen in the nominee list.

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    What an odd listing, with no mention of the Rolling Stones, let alone omitting the Monkees.

    The Eagles ?

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    Bob Marley and Metallica are gonna trump the Stones, Aerosmith, and Black Sabbath?

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    Wow, the esteemed panel is kinda clueless. But at least the boys are on there. That's always nice to see. They may be inactive for never forgotten.
    RIP - Classic Van Halen

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    theres no reason any list should have the beatles lower than first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnTheInside1985
    theres no reason any list should have the beatles lower than first.
    Unless the list is alphabetical, in which case it would start with ABBA .
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig
    Unless the list is alphabetical, in which case it would start with ABBA .
    Yeah, and wouldn't ZZtop be proud
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    BOB MARLEY isn't even Rock N' Roll.
    Right Now you're reading my post!


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    This list looks good to me. Look at the requirements. Led Zepplin were steller in every category. I personally like them better than The Beatles. Bob Marley was unexpected, but they were considered mainstream rock, a cross-over from Reggae, which is a extremely unique situation. List looks good to me.
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    Actually, I woulda put the Doors on it 7-8ish
    MTV ruined music!

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    THE WHO should be near the top of the list. U2 has no place on the list, neither does Bob Marley who is reggae anyway.
    Right Now you're reading my post!


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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeRose
    THE WHO should be near the top of the list. U2 has no place on the list, neither does Bob Marley who is reggae anyway.
    If US sales.....live perfomance....songs/songwriting....consistancy/longevitiy are part of the critera....than U2 belong on any list.....anywhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnTheInside1985
    theres no reason any list should have the beatles lower than first.
    zepp rules. always have. always will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzo67
    01. LED ZEPPELIN - 525 points
    02. THE BEATLES - 514 points
    03. PINK FLOYD - 506 points
    04. THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - 503 points
    05. VAN HALEN - 496 points
    Now THAT's a top five I can live with...
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    I'm with six. I like that top five.
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