#1
I have a friend who has a theory no american band from the past decade is any good aside from the strokes, the red hot chili peppers and pearl jam and there might have been a couple of others. Says the rest are all motivated by money and not music. He doesnt like metal and probably wouldnt be too appreciative of 7 minute guitar solos. Hes a massive living end and radiohead fan and likes most mainstream britrock basically (big fan of the libertines and arctic monkeys) and likes coldplay and muse but reckons theyre just diluted radiohead. What do you guys reckon? What are some good, recent American bands (aside from Dream Theater. Hes obviously never heard of them)
#3
Tool, but their first ep was '92, so i don't know if that counts as outside the 10 year bracket.
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Tool, but their first ep was '92, so i don't know if that counts as outside the 10 year bracket.


well he said red hot chili peppers were an exception and theyve been around since mid eighties. Arent tool metal though?
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well he said red hot chili peppers were an exception and theyve been around since mid eighties. Arent tool metal though?


tool are many things. Some say they are metal, some say prog, some say art metal... On this site and the wonders of its classification system, they are Modern Rock.
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#7
The Mars Volta

Or is that what you mean by "7 minute guitar solos"?
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#8
trivium oh **** their metal maybe velvet revolver no cant think just goes to show the uk rock when it comes to rock
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#9
Audioslave
Rage Against the machine
Foo Fighters
Queens Of The Stone Age

Dunno how i forgot them.
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Audioslave
Rage Against the machine
Foo Fighters
Queens Of The Stone Age

Dunno how i forgot them.


+ Mars Volta

(And ATD-I if they were in the last decade)
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#11
I can only think of Coheed and Cambria right now (Not because I'm having a hard time thinking of non-sell-out bands, but because I
m having a hard time thinking of bands ). Although there are people who are thrown off by the guy's voice, they're a preety decent band.

And I can't speak for Showbiz, but Muse is DEFINATELY not a Radiohead ripoff.

And who says a band can't sound good unless it isn't motivated by money? I dont like this guy...
#12
Incubus... no one's said incubus?

and all the ones mentioned above.
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#13
how recent is recent?
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Any bands you're trying to copy/sound like?
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how recent is recent?


he said the past decade.
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#15
Eagles of Death Metal
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#16
Well I'm English and my 2 favourite bands are the strokes and the chili peppers, both american. Apart from these tho I would have 2 say there is not much, although i go like kings of leon as well.
#17
The most recent good band that I can think of is Finger Eleven. I think they came out in '97. There's also bands like Velvet Revolver and Audioslave, but I don't think they really count since their members are already well established musicians.

EDIT: Oops, nevermind, I just remembered that Finger Eleven are from Canada.
#18
wait a minute...he's critical of American bands, but likes the Arctic Monkeys? You should smack him, and then duct-tape a pair of headphones to his head and pump in some really loud Smashing Pumpkins. That'll learn him.
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#19
Soledad Brothers
The White Stripes
Black Keys
Gibson Bros.
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Black Mountain / The Pink Mountaintops
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Greenhornes
Black Angels
Hot Hot Heat
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Queens of the Stone Age / Eagles of Death Metal / Kyuss
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