There have been some phenomenal rock bands and artists over the years. Rock is a much-loved genre of music that audiences simply can’t get enough of. As result, these bands and solo artists quickly generated huge followings around the world, which they still have to this day even if they have stopped making music or indeed passed away. While there have been many great rock groups and solo acts there are a few who went on to become iconic and as a result, their legacy will never die.
Elvis is one of the biggest and most popular music artists ever to live. He was often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” and quickly made this genre his own with a string of hits. Elvis literally took the music industry by storm especially during his heyday between 1956 and 1962. He had 108 top 40 hits with a third of those making the top ten. He also had numerous number ones too and when his singles went in at number one they stayed there for long periods.
Motorhead is one of the biggest rock bands of all time. They were active between 1975 and 2015 with their line up often changing. Bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy remained the only constant member of the English rock band who were responsible for hits such as Ace of Spades and Overkill. They released 22 studio albums over 40 years along with 10 live recordings, 12 compilation albums and 5 EPs. They’ve also sold more than 15 million albums around the globe.
Guns N Roses
When it comes to rock you’ll be hard pushed to find a band as big as Guns N Roses. They formed back in 1985 and are still going strong to this day. Like a lot of rock bands, their line-up has changed over the years with current members including Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan who have been ever-presents since the beginning. They’ve so far released six studio albums which have seen them sell over 100 million records around the world. They’re most famous for hits such as Sweet Child O’ Mine, Welcome to the Jungle and November Rain. These guys are so popular that they even inspired NetEnt to create an online slot game titled Guns N Roses, which can found at successful online casino brands like Unibet.
Michael Jackson is comfortably the most iconic music artist of all time. After enjoying huge success with the family band, The Jackson 5, Michael decided to go it alone in the music industry and was a roaring success. It’s hard to argue against him being the biggest music artist ever to live and he was capable of turning his hand at all manner of genres of music.
He not only had a stunning singing voice and vocal range, but he was an extremely proficient dancer too. He was well known for hits such as Billie Jean, Beat it, Man in the Mirror, Smooth Criminal and Thriller and he went on to sell over 750 million albums around the globe.