Ever since the early 90s, Green Day has been at the forefront of the Pop/Rock genre, mixing Pop Punk, Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock, and Alternative Pop/Rock styles releasing multiple platinum albums that have transcended generations and influenced artists all over the world. We take a look at some of the bands that are like Green Day.
Formed in 1987, Green Day emerged on the Rock music scene in 1994 with their third studio album, Dookie, challenging the status quo at the time, where bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam were dominating the charts and completely rejected Pop music. Green Day was less hostile towards the commercialized style to become a staple in any Rock music fan’s go-to artists.
The band was formed by Billy Joe Armstrong (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard, and harmonica) and Mike Dirnt (bass, backing vocals, and guitar) –who was 15 at the time–, along with former drummer Sean Hughes (1987-1990)under the name Sweet Children. The Lookouts’ drummer, Tré Cool, would replace Hughes in 1990, shortly after Green Day’s first, relatively unsuccessful album, 39/Smooth (1990). Kerplunk (1992) would follow and was reasonably successful, selling over 50,000 copies in the United States. However, Dookie sent the band on its trajectory to becoming legends of the industry.
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After several major record companies entered a bidding war to sign Green Day, they signed with Reprise Records before making their major-label debut, which went on to sell over 10 million copies in the US, with Longview, Basket Case, and When I Come Around all singles on the Dookie album to feature at the number one position on the Modern Rock Tracks charts. The album won the 1995 Grammy for Best Alternative Album, among a host of other accolades.
Green Day released insomniac in 1995 and, even though it was well-received by critics, didn’t reach the same heights as Dookie. Nonetheless, it went platinum and sold over three million copies in the US. Nimrod (1997) and Warning (2000) would follow, and they deviated from the band’s pop-punk brand style, taking on a more Indie Rock style, particularly with the highly successful Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) (Nimrod). Nimrod was relatively successful, selling over two million copies, while Warning sold over 3.5 million copies.
However, Green Day’s most successful album coincided with what many consider the stage where the band truly showcased what they have to offer. The Rock Opera, American Idiot (2004) debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. It was critically appraised, winning the 2005 Grammy for Best Rock Album, along with seven other nominations for several awards, of which they also won another six. It would sell six million copies in the US.
American Idiot is so fondly remembered that Rolling Stone ranked it at number 225 on the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
In 2009, Green Day released their eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, which was a commercial success, selling 215,000 copies within the first three days of its release. It reached number one on the charts in 24 countries, selling more than a million copies in the US alone. It also won the Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2009.
In 2012, Green Day announced their plans to release three albums practically simultaneously, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!, which took on a more Disco-Rock style and were eventually combined in the compilation Demoliscious, which contained alternate and demo versions of the albums. ¡Uno! Sold over 325,000 copies in the US, with ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! Selling 175,000 and selling just 62,000 copies, respectively.
However, despite falling out of the limelight, Green Day returned with Revolution Radio (2016) after the four-year hiatus that coincided with Armstrong’s stint in rehab. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling more than 118,000 copies in the US and a further 725,000 in other parts of the world. It was critically appraised for the return to more focused music that many argue had been missing since American Idiot.
Their latest album, Father of All Motherfuckers (2020), has been confirmed to be the last of their records produced with Reprise Records, with the band having fulfilled their contract. It received mixed reviews and sold 42,000 album sales, debuting at number four on the Billboard 200, selling another 48,000 album equivalents. It also became the 11th of Green Day’s albums to make the US top ten.
So, while Green Day’s days at the top seem to be behind them, they deserve credit for everything they’ve brought to the Pop/Rock, Pop-Punk, and Alternative Rock genres. Here’s a look at some of the bands they’ve influenced, been influenced by, and who have similar sounds
Blink 182 took the billboards by storm in the late 90s and early 2000s with four highly successful albums, Dude Ranch (1997), Enema of the State (1999), Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001), and a self-titled album (2003), which were wedged between their earlier works, Cheshire Cat and Budha, and some less successful albums released after the band’s eight-year hiatus between 2003 and 2011. They’ve sold some 50 million album copies worldwide.
Mark Hoppus (bass and vocals) and Tom De Longe (vocals and guitar) founded the band with a former drummer, Scott Raynor (who left in 1998, being replaced by Travis Barker) in the suburbs of San Diego in 1992.
Like Green Day, they are considered one of the most influential artists who have explored the Punk-Pop style and retain iconic status among many fans of the genre to this date, despite their less well-received albums released after their self-titled album.
2. Operation Ivy
Founded in 1987 but disbanded just two years later, Operation Ivy will probably be an unfamiliar name to most Pop/Rock fans. The band is made up of Dave Mello (drums), Jesse Michaels (lead vocals), Lint (guitar), and Matt McCall (bass), who did not achieve any meaningful success. Still, Billie Joe Armstrong has said that they profoundly influenced Green Day, with both emerging as artists during the band’s short-lived career.
The song Knowledge was covered by Green Day on their first album, 39/Smooth. They were at the forefront of a new style of music, Ska Punk. They only released two albums, Hectic (1988) and Energy (1989), neither of which achieved mainstream success.
They were a bit too Avante garde for their time but have become recognized over time as a stylistically influential band, considering that they were one of the first acts to mix Hardcore Punk and Ska elements.
Formed in 1992, Weezer is another Pop/Punk band that topped the charts in the late 90s and early 2000s. Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Patrick Wilson (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Brian Bell (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals, keyboards) brought together a band that achieved iconic status, alongside Green Day as one of the most influential artists of their generation.
Former members of the band include Jason Cropper(1992-1993), Matt Sharp(1992-1998), and Mikey Walsh (1998-2001). Over their 30 year career, Weezer has sold more than 10.2 million albums in the United States and over 35 million worldwide.
They have released 15 albums, including Weezer (Blue Album) (1994), Pinkerton (1996), Weezer (Green Album) (2001), Maladroit (2002), Make Believe (2005), Weezer (Red Album) (2008), Raditude (2009), Hurley (2010), Everything Will Be Alright in the End (2014), Weezer (White Album) (2016), Pacific Daydream (2017), Weezer (Teal Album) (2019), Weezer (Black Album) (2019), OK Human (2021), Van Weezer (2021).
4. The Offspring
The Offspring have been at the forefront of the Pop/Rock scene for even longer than Green Day, with the band being founded in 1984 under the name Manic Subsidal. Over the years, they adapted their style to incorporate Pop-Punk, Post-Punk, Punk Revival, Alternative Rock, and Indie Rock. Their ten highly successful albums have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
The Offspring‘s lineup consists of Bryan “Dexter” Holland (lead vocals and guitars), Todd Morse (bass), Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman (guitars), and Pete Parada (drums). Former band members include Greg K. (1984-2018), Dough Thompson (1984), Jim Benton (1984), James Lija (1984-1987), Marcus Parrish (1985), Ron Welty (1987-2003), and Atom Willard (2003-2007).
Like Green Day, The Offspring have led the way in the Pop/Rock genre, and they frequently competed with each other at the top of the charts of the years.
5. Sum 41
Canadian Pop-Punk chart-toppers Sum 41, who have sold over 3.5 million albums combined worldwide, features Deryck Whibley (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Dave Baksh (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jason “Cone” McCaslin (bass, backing vocals), Tom Thacker (guitars, keyboards, backing vocals), and Frank Zummo (drums, occasional backing vocals). Steve Jocz (1996-2013), Jon Marshall (1996-1997), Richard Roy (1996-1998), and Mark Spicoluk are some of the former members of the band.
Formed in 1996, known initially as Kaspir, the Canadian band rose to prominence in the early 2000s with their debut album All Killer No Filler (2001), which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200 and earned them a place on tour with both Blink 182 and The Offspring.
Their second album, Does This Look Infected? reached32 on the Billboard 200, while Chuck (2004) peaked at number 10. Underclass Hero (2007) debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Billboard Rock Albums chart. They later released Screaming Bloody Murder (2011), 13 Voices (2016), and Order in Decline (2019).
While still forming part of the Pop/Rock genre, Goldfinger, founded in 1994, made a massive contribution towards the Ska-Punk movement in the mid-90s. As one of Green Day’s contemporaries and a band that pushed the boundaries of the Pop/Punk genre, their sound certainly should resonate with Green Day fans.
Current members of the band include John Feldmann (Lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and lead guitar), Mike Herrera (bass, backing vocals), Philip “Moon Valjean” Sneed (lead guitar, backing vocals), Charlie Paulson (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Nick Gross (drums). Simon Williams (1994-1999), Brain Arthur (2001-2005), Kelly LeMieux (1999-2014), and Darrin Pfeiffer (1994-2016) were also part of Goldfinger’s ensemble over the years.
Starting with their self-titled album (1996), which wasn’t a commercial success, Goldfinger would go on to influence other bands such as No Doubt and Weezer, earning a spot on tour with the former and the Sex Pistols before their second album, Hang-Ups was released in 1997.
Six albums would follow, including Stand Your Ground (2000), Open Your Eyes (2002), Disconnection Notice (2005), Hello Destiny (2008), The Knife (2017), and Never Look Back (2020). They were not much of commercial success, but their self-titled album did go gold in Canada, and Hang Ups peaked at number 85 on US charts in 1997.
7. Fall Out Boy
One of the most popular Pop/Rock bands of the mid-2000s, Fall Out Boy, was founded in 2001. The band, consisting of Patrick Stump(lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Joe Trohman (lead guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), and Andy Hurley (drums), exploded onto the scene with their major-label debut album, From Under the Cork Tree. Past members of the band include Ben Rose (2001), Mike Pareskuwicz (2001-2002), Brandon Hamm (2002), and Mike Pareskiwicz (2001-2003).
Following a relatively unsuccessful album, Take This to Your Grave, Fall Out Boy were all over the airwaves in 2005, due to the success of From Under the Cork Tree’s hit singles, Sugar We’re Going Down and Dance, Dance, which elevated the band to double-platinum status.
Infinity on a High ((2007), Folie a Deux (2008), Save Rock and Roll (2013), American Beauty/American Psycho (2015), and Mania (2018) followed, with Infinity on a High debuting at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making 860,000 sales in its first week. However, the band’s later albums would not achieve the same commercial success in relative terms. In total, Fall Out Boy has sold an estimated 30 million albums worldwide.
Their tremendous success makes them a household name among Pop/Rock and Pop-Punk fans, and their Green Day-like sound makes them a great go-to choice if you’re looking for similar music.
8. No Doubt
Like Green Day, No Doubt was formed in the late 80s (1986) and broke through in the early 90s. They are also a Pop/Rock band, incorporating Ska Punk, Alternative Rock, New Wave, Synth-Pop, and Dancehall styles.
The band consists of Gwen Stefani (lead vocals), Tom Dumont (guitar), Tony Kanal(bass), and Adrian Young (drums. Former members of the band include Eric Stefani (1986-1995), John Spence (1986-1987), Chris Leal(1986-1987), Gabriel Gonzalez (1986-1990), Alan Meade (1986-1990), Tony Meade(1986-1988), Jerry McMahon (1986-1988), Chris Webb (1986-1989), Paul Caseley(1987-1989), Eric Carpenter(1988-1994), Don Hammerstedt (1990-1992), Alex Henderson (1991-1993), and Phil Jordan (1992-1995).
No Doubt released six studio albums that produced similar, upbeat, fan-pleasing instrumentals, synthesizers, similar to the contemporary sounds at the turn of the 21st Century. No Doubt (1992), The Beacon Street Collection (1995), Tragic Kingdom (1995), Return of Saturn (2000), Rock Steady (2001), and Push and Shove (2012) all received varying levels of success, with the Tragic Kingdom going quadruple-platinum, Return of Saturn going Platinum and Rock Steady going double platinum. In total, they’ve sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
9. The Who
The Who is one of the bands that Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong has cited as a significant influence.
Formed in London in 1964, The Who is unquestionably one of the most influential Rock bands of the 20th Century, releasing 12 albums between 1965 and 2019, selling over 100 million album copies worldwide.
Currently, the band only has two members, Roger Daltry (backing and lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, and percussion) and Pete Townshend (lead and rhythm guitar, backing and lead vocals, keyboards). However, both members are now on their fifth stint with the band, which has also featured John Entwistle (1964-1983,1985,1988-1989, 1996 -2002), Doug Sandom (1964), Keith Moon (1964-1978), and Kenney Jones (1978–1983, 1985, 1988, 2014) in the past.
While The Who is incorporates Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, or AM Pop styles, it would have been considered Pop/Rock during their peak years in the late 60s and the 70s. And, without their contributions to the genre, Green Day may not have adopted their unique style. They are a band that deviates from Green Day’s style, but it’s interesting to see the raw product that led to Green Day’s unique style that would define a new generation of fans.
10. The Clash
Also falling into the Pop/Rock genre, The Clash is unquestionably the most accomplished Punk band ever. They started the movement and also influenced Green Day’s style.
Formed in 1978 but disbanded just eight years later, The Clash was influenced by reggae, rock, and blues to become critically essential provocateurs at the heart of a new Punk Rock movement. They are considered legends throughout the music industry, including Green Day, of course.
The band’s lineup at the peak of its career was made up of Joe Strummer (lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, 1976–1986;), Mick Jones (lead guitar, lead and backing vocals, 1976–1983), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, backing, and lead vocals, 1976–1986), and Nicky “Topper” Headon (drums, percussion, 1977–1982). Other members included Terry Chimes (1976, 1977, 1982–83), Rob Harper (1976–77), Pete Howard (1983–86), Keith Levene (1976), Nick Sheppard (1983–86), and Vince White (1983–86).
They released six albums in their short-lived years at the top of the charts, The Clash (1977), Give them Enough Rope (1978), London Calling (1979), Sandinista (1980), Combat Rock (1982), and Cut the Crap (1985). London Calling and Combat Rock went platinum and double-platinum, respectively, with the band selling over 125 million albums worldwide.
11. Dropkick Murphys
Selling more than 6 million albums worldwide, Dropkick Murphys has joined Green Day in the Punk Revival movement since the late 90s, with ten studio albums released between 1998 and 2021.
Formed in 1996, the band currently consists of Ken Casey (lead and backing vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, bodhrán, backing vocals), Al Barr (lead vocals), James Lynch (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Tim Brennan (accordion, mandolin, bouzouki, keyboard, piano, tin whistle, backing vocals, lead guitar ), Jeff DaRosa (mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, keyboard, piano, harmonica, tin whistle, backing vocals).
Rick Barton (1996-2000), Mike McColgan (1996-1998), Jeff Erna (1996-1997), Marc Orrell (2000-2008), Robbie “Spicy McHaggis” Mederios (2000-2003), Josh “Scruffy” Wallace (2003-2015), and Ryan Foltz (2000-2003) also played for the band throughout the years.
12. My Chemical Romance
At the heart of the Emo movement in the mid-2000s, My Chemical Romance competed with Green Day at the top of the Pop/Rock charts, with their groundbreaking Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk Revival, Post Hardcore and Pop-Punk blend. The bands even went on the American Idiot tour together in 2005.
Formed in 2001, My Chemical Romance‘s current lineup consists of Gerard Way (lead vocals), Ray Toro (guitarist) and Frank Iero (guitarist), and Mikey Way(bass). Matt Pelissier (2001-2004), Bob Bryar (2004-2010), and James Dewees (2012-2013) also formed part of the band in the past.
Their major-label debut, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004), was a hit with Pop/Rock music fans, selling over 3 million copies, while The Black Parade (2006)is considered by many as an era-defining album and one of the finest albums of its time, giving rise to the Emo movement and selling four million copies in the US, going platinum in seven countries. One more album, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys (2010), would follow and achieve far less commercial success.
The band went on to break up in 2013 but has reunited since 2019 for tours in New Zealand, the UK, and North America.
13. The Network
The Network is a mysterious Pop/Punk band that emerged ostensibly as a Green Day side project in 2003. The band’s members, Fink (vocals, lead guitar), Van Gough (vocals, bass guitar), The Snoo (vocals, drums), Z, Captain Underpants, and Balducci, are not identifiable, but the first three appear to be masquerading as Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool respectively. The members of Green Day deny being involved with the band.
Their first album, Make Money 2020 (2003), was released through Armstrong’s record label, Adrenaline Records. After opening for Green Day in 2005, they faded into obscurity until they released Make Money 2020 Part II: We Told Ya So! (2020) after 15 years of inactivity.
14. Pinhead Gunpowder
Formed in 1990, Pinhead Gunpower is the Pop/Rock and Punk Rock band that is fronted by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar and vocals), with Aaron Cometbus (drums), Bill Schneider (bass), and Jaso White (guitar and vocals making up the band’s current lineup. Sarah Kirsch (1990-1994) also featured for the band.
Between 1994 and 2009, they would release seen studio albums, including Jump Salty (1994), Carry The Banner (1994), Goodbye Elston Avenue (1997), Shoot The Moon (1999), Compulsive disclosure (2003), and Kick Over the Traces (2009), but didn’t achieve any significant commercial success.
Another band that influenced Green Day’s music was the Pop/Rock outfit NOFX, which blended Alternative/Indie Rock with Pop-Punk, Punk Revival, Skate Punk, and Alternative Pop/Rock in the 1980s releasing 14 studio albums between 1985 and 2021.
The group has sold over eight million albums worldwide. It is currently made up of Fat Mike (vocals, bass), El Hefe (lead guitar, trumpet), Eric Melvin (guitar), and Erik Sandin (drums), with Scott Sellers (1985), Scott Aldahl (1986), Dave Allen (1986), Dave Casillas (1987-1989), and Steve Kidwiller (1989-1991) making up the former band members.
16. Billy Talent
Formed in 1993, Billy Talent consists of a line-up that has remained unchanged throughout the band’s existence, with Benjamin Kowalewicz (lead vocals), Ian D’Sa (guitar), Jon Gallant (bass), and Aaron Solowoniuk (drums, on hiatus).
Billy Talent has released five albums over the years, including Billy Talent (2003), Billy Tallent II (2006), Billy Talent III (2009), Dead Silence (2012), and Afraid Of Heights (2016), selling over three million copies of their albums worldwide.
Like Green Day, Billy Talent has been part of the Punk Rock movement for decades, maintaining its identity while evolving and maturing throughout.
17. Foo Fighters
After rising to superstardom with Grunge band, Nirvana, Dave Grohl traded in his drum kit for a guitar and microphone to start Foo Fighters in 1994, following the death of Kurt Cobain. The band, which has sold more than 12 million albums in the United States, currently consists of Grohl (lead vocals, guitar), Nate Mendel (bass), Pat Smear (guitar, backing vocals), Taylor Hawkins(drums, percussion, backing vocals), Chris Shiflett (guitar, backing vocals), and Rami Jaffee (keyboard, piano). Past members include William Goldsmith (1995-1997) and Franz Stahl (1997-1999).
Between 1995 and 2021, Foo Fighters have released ten albums and have been at the forefront of the Pop/Rock genre, along with Green Day, solidifying their iconic status.
18. Rise Against
If you’re looking for a Pop/Rock, Punk Revival, Alternative/Indie Rock styled band with a similar sound to Green Day, Rise Against could be precisely what you’re looking for.
The band, formed in 1999, consists of Tim McIlrath (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Joe Principe (bass, backing vocals), Brandon Barnes (drums), and Zack Blair (Lead guitar, backing vocals). Former band members include Dan Wleklinski – (1999–2001), Kevin White (1999–2002), Tony Tintari (1999–2000), Todd Mohney (2002–2004), Chris Chasse (2004–2007), Dan Wleklinski (1999–2001), rhythm guitar (2000–2001), Kevin White(1999–2000, 2001–2002), Tony Tintari (1999–2000), Todd Mohney (2002–2004), and Chris Chasse (2004–2007)
19. Panic! At The Disco
Pop/Rock band Panic! At The Disco was formed in 2004 by Brendon Urie (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard, percussion, bass guitar, and drums), Ryan Ross (guitar, keyboards, percussion, vocals), Spencer Smith (drums, percussion) and Brent Wilson (bass guitar). However, the band now only consists of Urie and has been a solo project since 2015.
The band released four albums as a group between 2005 and 2013, while two more albums were released as a solo act. Their debut album, A Fever You Can’t Sweaat Out (2005), sold more than 2.2 million copies and went multi-platinum with Pretty Odd (2008), Too Weird to Live, Too Weird to Die! (2013), as well as with the solo albums Death of a Bachelor (2016) and Pray for the Wicked (2018).
Panic! At The Disco’s Pop/Rock style is very similar to Green Day’s, emerging from the Emo movement.
20. Foxboro Hot Tubs
Green Day’s Garage Rock side-project, Foxboro Hot Tubs, is made up of the same band members (Armstrong – a.k.a. Reverend Strychnine Twitch –, Dirnt and Cool), as well as Green Day touring bandmembers, Jason White – a.k.a. Frosco Lee – (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Jason Freese (keyboard, saxophone, flute, backing vocals, and Kevin Preston (rhythm guitar, backing vocals) of Prima Donna. No changes have been made to the band
formed in 2007.
They have only released one studio album, Stop Drop and Roll! (2007), which sold only 55,000 copies in the United States.
21. Good Charlotte
Formed in 1995, Good Charlotte rose to prominence with their second album, The Young and The Hopeless (2002), with The Anthem and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous topping the singles charts. The Young and the Helpless debuted at number seven on the Billboard 100, selling over 100,000 copies in its first week and eventually 3.5 million copies in the US alone. They released a further five albums, The Chronicles of Life and Death (2004), Good Morning Revival (2007), Cardiology (2010), Youth Authority (2016), and Generation Rx (2018).
The band, which styles itself with Alternative/Indie Rock, Pop-Punk, Punk-Revival, and Post-Grunge sounds, consists of Joel Madden (lead vocals), Benji Madden (guitar and vocals), Paul Thomas (bass), Billy Martin (guitar, keyboards, and Dean Butterworth (drums, percussion). Former band members include Aaron Escolopio (1995-2001) and Chris Wilson (2002-2005).
22. All Time Low
Formed in 2003, All Time Low is a Pop/Rock band that combines Pop-Punk, Emo-Pop, and Alternative/Indie Rock styles for a sound that closely resembles Green Day’s. The band has cited Green Day as one of the bands that influenced their music.
Alex Gaskarth (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Zack Barakat (lead guitar, backing vocals), Zack Merrick (drums, percussion), and Rian Dawson (bass, backing vocals) currently make up the band. Chris Cortilello (2003) and TJ Ihle (2003) have also played for All Time Low.
They have sold over three million albums worldwide, releasing eight studio albums between 2005 and 2020.
23. Simple Plan
Like Green Day, Simple Plan is a Pop/Punk band that hit its peak in the mid-2000s, offering a blend of Punk Revival, Pop-Punk, and Alternative/Indie Rock styles. Among the bands, albums are No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls (2002), Still Not Getting Any… (2004), Simple Plan (2008), Get Your Heart On! (2011), and Taking One for the Team (2016). The band has sold more than 40 million album copies worldwide, with Still Not Getting Any… going platinum.
Formed in 1999, the band consists of Pierre Bouvier (lead vocals and bass), Chuck Comeau (drums), Jeff Stinco (lead guitar), and Sébastien Lefebvre (rhythm guitar, backing vocals). David Desrosiers (2000-2020) is the only band member to leave the band, taking a hiatus to recover from depression.
24. The Sex Pistols
Formed in 1975, The Sex Pistols created the foundations for the Punk Rock genre, despite only being active for two years on the British Puk scene in the late 70s.
Johnny Rotten (lead vocals), Steve Jones (guitar, bass, backing vocals), Glen Matlock (bass, backing vocals), Paul Cook (drums), Sid Vicious (bass, backing vocals) were all members of the band for their 1977 studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks: Here’s the Sex Pistols, which went double-platinum and influenced punk rockers and popular culture for generations to come. Rolling Stone also ranked them 58th on their list of the “100 Greatest Artist of All Time”.
25. New Found Glory
Blending alternative rock, hardcore rock, punk rock, and easy core styles, New Found Glory released ten albums between 1999 and 2020. Nothing Gold Can Stay (1999), New Found Glory (2000), Sticks and Stones (2002), Catalyst (2004), Coming Home (2006), Not Without a Fight (2009), Radiosurgery (2011), Resurrection (2014), Makes Me Sick (2017), and Forever + Ever x Infinity (2020) make up their full studio album discography.
Since its founding in 1997, the Pop/Rock band has sold more than a million album copies worldwide.
The band consists of Jordan Pundik (lead vocals), Ian Grushka (bass guitar), Chad Gilbert (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Cyrus Bolooki (drums), while former members include Steve Klein (1997-2013) and Joe Marino (.bers.