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Old 07-15-03, 10:01 PM
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KROQ vs. WHFS Biggest Bands of All-Time

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KROQ's 106.7 Biggest Bands of All-Time:

1. Nirvana
2. Sublime
3. Depeche Mode
4. Linkin Park
5. No Doubt
6. Rage Against the Machine
7. U2
8. Green Day
9. Beastie Boys
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers
11. Blink-182
12. System of a Down
13. The Smashing Pumpkins
14. Korn
15. Bob Marley
16. Metallica
17. The Offspring
18. The Cure
19. Incubus
20. Stone Temple Pilots
21. Pearl Jam
22. Tool
23. Radiohead
24. 311
25. Nine Inch Nails
26. Weezer
27. Social Distortion
28. The Smiths/Morrissey
29. Jane's Addiction
30. Oingo Boingo
31. Alice In Chains
32. Limp Bizkit
33. The Clash
34. Dave Matthews Band
35. Creed
36. The Ramones
37. Staind
38. R.E.M.
39. Bush
40. Bad Religion
41. Foo Fighters
42. New Order
43. Soundgarden
44. Garbage
45. Pennywise
46. Violent Femmes
47. Rob Zombie/White Zombie
48. David Bowie
49. Godsmack
50. Duran Duran
51. P.O.D.
52. Coldplay
53. Beck
54. Eminem
55. Deftones
56. Cypress Hill
57. Oasis
58. Jimmy Eat World
59. Tori Amos
60. Moby
61. The Pixies
62. Blondie
63. Live
64. Hole
65. Rancid
66. Fatboy Slim
67. Siouxsie and the Banshees
68. Marilyn Manson
69. Save Ferris
70. The Sex Pistols
71. Disturbed
72. Billy Idol
73. The Strokes
74. The Police
75. Primus
76. The Go-Go's
77. Everclear
78. Bjork
79. Dramarama
80. Prodigy
81. The Cult
82. Cake
83. MxPx
84. Third Eye Blind
85. Sum 41
86. Travis
87. Papa Roach
88. Devo
89. A Perfect Circle
90. New Found Glory
91. The Cranberries
92. Lit
93. The B-52's
94. Puddle of Mudd
95. Blur
96. Unwritten Law
97. Pet Shop Boys
98. Hoobastank
99. X
100. Lenny Kravitz
101. Adema
102. Echo & the Bunnymen
103. Kid Rock
104. INXS
105. Everlast/House of Pain
106. Faith No More
106.7 Ozzy Osbourne




HFS's Top 99 Artists of All-Time

1 NIRVANA
2 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
3 BEASTIE BOYS
4 SUBLIME
5 LINKIN PARK
6 U2
7 RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
8 GREEN DAY
9 THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
10 EMINEM
11 RADIOHEAD
12 SYSTEM OF A DOWN
13 PEARL JAM
14 LIMP BIZKIT
15 BLINK 182
16 KORN
17 INCUBUS
18 STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
19 STAIND
20 FOO FIGHTERS
21 METALLICA
22 DEPECHE MODE
23 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
24 SOUNDGARDEN
25 THE CLASH
26 BOB MARLEY
27 JANE'S ADDICTION
28 R.E.M
29 NINE INCH NAILS
30 THE RAMONES
31 LIVE
32 THE CURE
33 THE OFFSPRING
34 BECK
35 SEX PISTOLS
36 BUSH
37 WEEZER
38 VIOLENT FEMMES
39 TOOL
41 P.O.D.
42 ALICE IN CHAINS
43 DISTURBED
44 RANCID
45 THE SMITHS/MORRISEY
46 LENNY KRAVITZ
47 GODSMACK
48 OASIS
49 CREED
50 COLDPLAY
51 THE POLICE
52 MOBY
53 DEFTONES
54 CAKE
55 GOOD CHARLOTTE
56 NO DOUBT
57 PAPA ROACH
58 DEVO
59 PUDDLE OF MUDD
60 FATBOY SLIM
61 NEW FOUND GLORY
62 GARBAGE
63 SUM 41
64 NEW ORDER
65 STROKES
66 THIRD EYE BLIND
67 PRODIGY
68 PIXIES
69 SOCIAL DISTORTION
70 DAVID BOWIE
71 MARILYN MANSON
72 BARENAKED LADIES
73 BLUR
74 KID ROCK
75 THE CHEMICAL BROS.
76 INXS
77 RUN DMC
78 JIMMY EAT WORLD
79 SONIC YOUTH
80 HOLE
81 THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES
82 EVERLAST/HOUSE OF PAIN
83 THE B-52'S
84 FAITH NO MORE
85 ROB ZOMBIE/WHITE ZOMBIE
86 PRIMUS
87 HOOBASTANK
88 ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN
89 EVERCLEAR
90 FUGAZI
91 A PERFECT CIRCLE
92 THE VINES
93 TORI AMOS
94 CYPRESS HILL
95 COUNTING CROWS
96 THE WHITE STRIPES
97 FILTER
98 SOUL ASYLUM
99 PJ HARVEY
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2nd list is better because it has Radiohead higher...
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Linkin Park 4th and 5th? WHAT THE F**K!
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Is this biggest bands of the nineties?

Mighty Mighty Bosstones?

No Rolling Stones or Beatles!
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WHFS is better because they don't have No Doubt in the top 5. Seriously this has to be from the 80s on...right???
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From the first list:

1. Nirvana
2. Sublime
3. Depeche Mode
4. Linkin Park
5. No Doubt
6. Rage Against the Machine
7. U2
8. Green Day
9. Beastie Boys
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers
11. Blink-182
12. System of a Down
13. The Smashing Pumpkins
14. Korn
15. Bob Marley
16. Metallica
17. The Offspring
18. The Cure
19. Incubus
20. Stone Temple Pilots

The idea of ANY of those (expect arguably U2 or Metallica) being 'bigger' than Pearl Jam in an all time list is absolutely ludicrous.

I'm not saying best, because I know my bias will put PJ at #1 on any list, but that list is just insane!
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all these list are always effected by the latest bands of the last couple of years being ranked up fairly high.. but I stand with my many kroq shirts and say that the KROQ list is a bit better.
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Does "Biggest Bands" mean best bands? or does it mean how popular they were/are?
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gotta go with KROQ for the mere mention of "Pet Shop Boys" and "Travis" (woohoo!).

WHFS' sounds like a list MTV would compile. (I thought I had heard that MTV is a parent company of HFS)

On another HFS sidenote, it's great to hear that Dave Marsh is back on "Now Hear This", wish HFS would expand his program to two hours.
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Originally posted by Giles


WHFS' sounds like a list MTV would compile.
And KROQ's doesn't?
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Originally posted by zak52
And KROQ's doesn't?
more VH1 sounding
Old 07-16-03, 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by JonTurner
From the first list:

1. Nirvana
2. Sublime
3. Depeche Mode
4. Linkin Park
5. No Doubt
6. Rage Against the Machine
7. U2
8. Green Day
9. Beastie Boys
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers
11. Blink-182
12. System of a Down
13. The Smashing Pumpkins
14. Korn
15. Bob Marley
16. Metallica
17. The Offspring
18. The Cure
19. Incubus
20. Stone Temple Pilots

The idea of ANY of those (expect arguably U2 or Metallica) being 'bigger' than Pearl Jam in an all time list is absolutely ludicrous.

I'm not saying best, because I know my bias will put PJ at #1 on any list, but that list is just insane!

I do know for a fact the KROQ list was compiled by a listener poll. I would assume HFS did the same. But I have to disagree about at least one band being bigger than Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode. Not only have they sold over 50 million albums worldwide (and counting). Their back catalogue continues to sell very well. They also continue to sell out 20,000 plus arenas after all these years. If we're talking about "all time", I'd also put the Cure ahead of Pearl Jam. Mainly because both bands have a good 12 plus years on Pearl Jam. And have influenced so many bands. Pearl Jam not being one of them of course. But Pearl Jam and Nirvana were definitely the template for so many bands after them too.

For what it's worth, I like KROQ's list better.
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Isn't U2 one of the highest grossing concert bands of all time? It seems like their place on the list is perfectly legit.

Overall, I think both lists are hurt by the recency-effect. Painfully.
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Originally posted by fallow
Isn't U2 one of the highest grossing concert bands of all time? It seems like their place on the list is perfectly legit.
Legit? Behind Linkin Park?
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Legit? Behind Linkin Park?
Agree. It's clearly a popularity contest. There should be rules though. No way should Linkin Park be ahead of U2 on ANY list. And I like them!
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Really surprised to see the ranking of Sublime (2 & 4).. Actually makes me think that the high rank of Nirvana & Sublime might be based on what could've been rather than what was.. Don't get me wrong. I really like those 2 bands a lot.... and no Led Zep?
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These are "kroq" and "hfs" bands of all time, unless I'm mistaking, I don't think they have ever played zep, or any 70's artist.
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Oh, ok.. that would explain no Zep, Stones or Beatles.. do you they really play Bob Marley though?

Originally posted by Rypro 525
These are "kroq" and "hfs" bands of all time, unless I'm mistaking, I don't think they have ever played zep, or any 70's artist.
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Does KROQ still play Nirvana that much?
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Oh, ok.. that would explain no Zep, Stones or Beatles.. do you they really play Bob Marley though?
I have actually heard Marley on hfs before, why, I don't have any idea.
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Originally posted by MJKTool
Does KROQ still play Nirvana that much?
KROQ plays Nirvana all the time. It's actually one of the good things about KROQ, they tend to play a lot of stuff, not just recent stuff -- but like any other radio station, they generally overplay new stuff.

They also play Bob Marley on occasion -- for KROQ, I think it may have started because KROQ used to have Reggae on Sunday afternoons.

As far as "new music" radio stations are concerned, KROQ is one of the best I've heard -- I've listened to some other "alternative" stations that broadcast on the net, and many of them sucked far more than KROQ -- KROQ at least still introduces new bands and takes chances on bands... like Thrice, Sublime, etc... both who got their radio careers started by KROQ.
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Why is Sublime ranked so freaking high on both list? they're pretty mediocre IMO.
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Those two list's rank among some of the worst I have ever seen. Right behind VH1's all time best songs list. 2/3rds of the bands don't even belong on either list. Not to make Nirvana fans mad, but them being #1 on both, proves the credibility of those list's. Pure Crap.

I can name bands that hardly ever even got airplay in America, and still acheaved more fame worldwide, than Nirvana ever did. If they based it on what they "would have done", thats pure crap as well, because it wasn't done. Honestly, if Curt hadn't shot himself, they would have been forgeotten, just like the rest of those "I'm in denial we are a metal band, but we are" groups from Seattle. Like I said I 'm sorry, If I made any Nirvana fans mad, but the truth does hurt. They are overrated, and thier contribution to music is overblown by the suicide of thier singer/songwriter/guitar player. Don't be mad, I used to be a Nirvana fan, untill they denied what they were.

Linkin Park!! Are you kidding me?!! They have to be the worst of all the Nu-Metal bands. They are big right now in the insognificant no talent Nu-Metal world, but they will be forgotten in a few years from now. In the grand scheme of music they are a speck.

NO DOUBT - not a bad band, but doesn't yet belong on this list, if ever. GREEN DAY - ??? Don't mind em, but don't belong either. BLINK 182, S.O.T.D., and KORN - don't mind S.O.T. D. but they all fall under the speck file. BOB MARLEY - Belongs, but he only made it to this sheepish list, because kids only listen to him, because it's cool to say they do. I love em', but I liked him, also, when it wasn't cool. THE OFFSPRING, INCUBUS, WEEZER(WTF), SOCIAL DISTORTION, and OINGO BIONGO!!! - I don't know what shocks me more, that a few of these bands are even on the list, or WEEZER!!Specks also. Whoops, forgot RADIOHEAD. Wow!! I was going to go through them all, but there are way to many. It's just sad.

To make it short - STP, TOOL, 311, NIN, Alice in Chains, Limp Bizkit( You have to be kidding me!!), Staind, Bush, Bad Religion, New Order, Garbage, Pennywise, Godsmack, P.O.D, Coldplay, Cypress Hill, Jimmy Eat World, Tori Amos, Hole(come on people), Rancid, Fat Boy Slim, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Marilyn Manson , Save Ferris, The Sex Pistols(more famouse now than they were then, and only because of the the "cool to say I am a fan" factor), Disturbed, Primus(love em', but can name many more bands that were "bigger"), The Go-Go's, Everclear, Bjork, Prodigy, Cake(cool band), MxPx, Third Eye Blind, Sum 41, travis, Papa Roach, A Perfect Circle, New Found Glory, The Cranberries, Lit, Puddle of Mud, Blur, Unwritten Law, Pet Shop Boys, Hoobastank, X(kind of liked them), Adema, Everlast/House of Pain, Good Charlotte, Pixies, Bare Naked Ladies, kid Rock(Long gone), The Chemical Brothers, Jimmy Eat World, Sonic Youth(I like them, but that doesn't mean they belong, on the general terms, this list was created under), Mighty Bosstones, Filter, Soul Asylum, PJ Harvey, and a few I forgot. Do not belong on this list!!!

It states the "biggest bands of all time". Not of any certain kind of music, or time frame. I can sit here and name a band that was bigger than each band on the above mentioned paragraph. I like some of those bands, but it does not mean they belong on a list like that. The list should read "Here is what modern sheep radio fans think are the biggest bands of all time list". Then I would have no problem with it.

I'm sorry if I mentioned your fav. band, or made anyone mad, but when a "best of" list is put up, on an internet message board, there will allways be someone like me, who thinks it reeks of crap, to put it in a nice way. Please don't be mad at me, it is after all, just my opinion, and we all differ a little bit. It is obviouse that list list was made mostly of kids, who use nothing more than crapy corporate owned radio station's as thier main source of musical infuence. Such a shame, but it seems to be the truth. I just hope all the people who agree with this list, take time to go out, and discover other music, new and old, than the crap our radio spew out these days. I'm not THAT old, so don't call me old, I know your thinkin' that. I'm just old enough to know how it was, before corperate music became so damn corperate, if that makes any scence to you guys. This list has proven just how sad it has become. Kids no longer search out music, they just take what is spoon fed to them. Once again Sorry to ramble or bash, just putting in my opinion.

Thank You.

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Originally posted by raiders757
It states the "biggest bands of all time".
It states KROQ's & HFS's biggest bands of all time. That list sums up THAT radio stations airplay (which IS a certain genre)

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Originally posted by MJKTool
Legit? Behind Linkin Park?
No, no. I meant a general spot on the list, not that one specifically. It was a response to someone that said anyone who put U2 (among other bands) above Pearl Jam was kidding themselves.

I said below that the lists both suffered from recency-effect. I thought Linkin Park would fall in that category.

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