#1
im a die hard classic rock fan and I'm wondering if someone could point me in the direction of current bands with the classic sound.

I've been looking into all modern rock this week and i can't find anything that sounds good.

The marketable trends seem to be either high voiced british sounding alternative with syntha sounding chords n such or heavily distorted, heavy rock guitars playing just chords while singers lower there voices and scream. Bands like 'the used' or 'linkin park'.

Ive taken solace in zeppelin, floyd, hendrix, the stones, guns n roses, deep purple, tom petty; if you have XM, Deep Tracks is possibly the best station.

The two current bands whose sound i like are oasis and pearl jam.

Are there are modern bands that have that classic jam, lead guitar, driven sound??

List your favorites.


PS: plz dont waste posts if you disagree with my opinion of hardcore or emo. its just not for me.
#3
Black Crowes, Wolfmother, both very classical sounding
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#4
Jet are pretty good. and you can give Velvet Revolver a try, since they have 3 of the ex gnr members
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#5
Gov't Mule, The Black Crowes (seeing them next month), The Drive-By Truckers, Wolfmother.
#6
Hmm I'm not sure this thread is entirely legal... but like I really care.

Black Crowes
Wolfmother
Derek Trucks Band
Velvet Revolver (although GnR aren't classic rock)
Tool
American Minor www.myspace.com/americanminor
Crash Midnight www.myspace.com/crashmidnight
Kamchatka www.myspace.com/kamchatkasweden
Black Label Society
Buckcherry

I also actually think Coheed have a certain style to them that could pass although I think they're vocal almost certainly come under emo.
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#8
Thirded for Derek Trucks Band.

Also, since you like Pearl Jam, have you checked out bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains?

If you don't like the AIC you hear like Man in the Box, check out their EP Jar of Flies. A specific song I'd recommend is Don't Follow; lot's of acoustic and harmonica, great song.
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#9
wow, right off the bat wolfmother sounds amazing.

im checkig out all the other ones you guys suggested

and phychodelia, i have albums from all the big four in grunge, some nirvana too. Isn't the lead singer of soundgarden in audioslave now or something?

Didn't mention them becuase im not a all out grunger, like i cant get into many orther grunge bands but i love songs like black hole sun and rooster.
#10
The Black Crowes

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^^^ I hate you for being alive/seeing the crowes twice.

Did you get that other show yet, the minneapolis one or whatever place beginning with m it was in?
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^^well, technically, after the 11/08 show (that I already have tickets to) I'll have seen them three times. Once opening for Petty, once w/Drive By Truckers and Robert Randolph, and once by themselves

And I have a lot of Crowes shows. Talk to me on AIM and I'll tell you which ones I have.
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#13
the Datsuns are good, but not many people like them, and Wolfmother
#14
I know not many people will agree w/ this, but I say Coheed and Cambria. They have great solos, two lead guitarists, are great on acoustic, and have moved from emo to progressive. The vocalist may not be the best but I think he kinda sounds liek the singer from Rush. So among all these other bands I suggest


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^^^ yeah that's what i was trying to say without getting flamed.


Not that anyone could flame me anyway
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and phychodelia, i have albums from all the big four in grunge, some nirvana too. Isn't the lead singer of soundgarden in audioslave now or something?


Yeah, I'm not too big of an audioslave fan, though. I thought RATM and Soundgarden were better, but that's my opinion.
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#17
Well... they aren't really current, and they don't really sound like Classic Rock, but listen to Phish
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Raconteurs
The Trews
Sloan (arguably, they've been around long enough to BE classic rock, but whatever....)

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#19
I would say Wolfmother definitely has it, Coheed sort of does, and even The White Stripes MAYBE. I'm not a huge fan but they're not bad. And Audioslave's new album may sound a lot like classic rock if it's anything like "Original Fire."

Someone above said RATM and Soundgarden were both better than Audioslave. Just wanted to second that, because it's true. Audioslave is still pretty good though.
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#20
silvertide
hurricane party
redwalls
american minor
black crowes
black keys
monster magnet
wolfmother
#21
ok i'm gonna get blasted for this, but my wife won free tickets so i went.....the donnas have that sound. i swear if you take out the vocals they sound a lot like AC/DC. they were suprisingly good live. black crowes is definately high on the list. shinedown is pretty good too.
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hurricane party
redwalls
american minor
black crowes
black keys
monster magnet
wolfmother




I was hoping someone was going to say that, first time I heard the opening of "I'm Not Coming Home", I actually thought they were a classic rock band!
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#23
^the rest of them are just as good. I especially like American Minor.
#24
try some jam bands. Not exactly what you described but still most people that like Phish or the greatful Dead like O.A.R. and Dispatch.
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#25
the mutts
wolfmother definately
the datsuns
triggerfinger sometilmes too
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#26
I 4th the Derek Trucks Band seeing them 11/03 tooo
Gov't Mule, amazing seeing them hopefully 9/15
Wolfmother is also great, not the best live, but they have a good studio sound.
Widespread Panic is great, I know im listing off a lot of Jam Bands, but thats where the classic sound is at these days, with the guitar solos and jams, vocalists not screaming like they are constipated.. etc. etc.
Phish (if they get back together, would be even better)
Moe. is great, another Jam band, hopefully seeing them 10/22
Umphrey's McGee, they have a heavier sound, but the guitarists are crazy, and they are pretty much amazing. saw them a few weeks ago.
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones is another good band, you might not like the banjo, but they can really make it sound great. saw them with Umphrey's McGee a few weeks back...
...to threadstarter, (or anyone else interested) seriously check out the whole Jam Band scene, they have some of the best musicians in music today, and they have a very classic geared sound, with other elements and styles of music thrown in as well.. enjoy !
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Gov't Mule, The Black Crowes...


Definitely listen to these two bands. They are probably two of the greatest modern rock bands, imo.
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