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The Top 10 Immortal Bands of All Time

posted Feb 26, 2010, 1:37 PM by Dennis Gess   [ updated Mar 7, 2010, 10:57 AM ]
I'm often asked what my favorite band is. A while back, I'd just simply answer 'AC/DC' and the person would scoff, which would immediately result in a quick punch to their face, but not anymore. As my musical tastes have expanded, I have realized it's impossible for me to just name one favorite band. Therefore, I've come to the brilliant idea that I'll make a list of the best bands to ever grace the face of this earth, because there are so many amazing bands, that they cannot be compared or ranked higher than another.

That's why the following list is just the best bands ever. The bands in the list are simply in alphabetical order, not by order of greatness. You have no idea how long it took me to decide what bands to include on this list; it was a grueling process. I believe music is not just a group of mathematically correct sound frequencies in order. I believe music is one of the greatest forces to man. Music transcends economic, social and racial barriers. Music can inspire us when we need it. Music can provide that one last burst of energy you need to get across the finish line.  I believe that there are only a few merchants of this drug called rock; and they are listed below.


It's hard to describe the contribution AC/DC has made to the world of rock. Starting in 1975 all the way up to their most recent album in 2008, every single album has reached at least gold status. In case you don't know, 'gold' is a term used to describe an album that has sold at least 500,000 copies. That means that even the least liked, most hated AC/DC album sold more than half a million copies. That's quite a feat. And when you look at the year 1980 when the guys released 'Back in Black'... you're at a loss for words. The album has sold upwards of 43 million copies worldwide. Think about that. That's a crazy number. 'Back in Black' is the best selling album by a band. 'Wait a minute,' you might say, 'I thought Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' was the best selling album?' Yeah, 'Thriller' is the best selling album ever, but that's by a single artist. As in, one person wrote the songs, performed them, and released them under his single name. AC/DC's 'Back in Black' was written by a band, and the album is the best selling album to ever be recorded by a band.