KISS and ZZ Top Make Top 50 American Rock Bands of All Time List
30. ZZ Top: Known affectionately for years now as that "Little ol' Band from Texas," Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill have proved themselves one of the greatest American bands of all time. From their bar-room blues beginnings to arenas, stadiums and conquering the MTV world with slick and witty videos, ZZ Top have never stopped rocking. They're America's answer to The Rolling Stones, but with better beards. Andrew Vaughan
26. KISS: "You wanted the best, you got the best! The hottest band in the world KISS!" And for a while there, they actually were the hottest band in the world if not through record sales but sheer touring spectacle. KISS' remarkable, bombastic outrageous live shows forever upped the ante, and to this day, they have yet to meet their equal. America's Fab Four Paul, Gene, Ace and Peter created a new paradigm for live concert theatrics, and they changed the game forever. Sean Patrick Dooley See today's full list here
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