I'm looking for good modern hard rock band recommendations. Even bands in the same progressive rock vein as Rush would be good.
Tool. Pearl Jam. A Perfect Circle. Shinedown. Incubus. RHCP.
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Thanks for the replies but, how about some newer bands that only have an album or two under their belt.
Tool, Porcupine Tree, Cardiacs (though they are kinda responcible for influencing alot of major artists i.e Mike Patton, SOAD...) Mr. Bungle.
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Audioslave..they have three albums: self-titled, Out of Exile, and Revelations