Linkin Park Are the 'Biggest Rock Band in the World Right Now'

According to Kerrang! magazine, of course.

Linkin Park Are the 'Biggest Rock Band in the World Right Now'
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Kerrang! magazineĀ has posted the list of the "60 Biggest Bands on the Planet Right Now."

It's unclear what criteria did they use while making this list, but the results may offend the hardcore rock and metal fans.

Well, according to Kerrang!, the biggest rock band in the world right now are Linkin Park (maybe they liked "The Hunting Party" very much).

Check out the full list below (oh, BTW, it doesn't say "best band," right?).

Also, who, do you think, are the biggest band?

The Biggest 60 Bands in the World Right Now:

1. Linkin Park

2. Fall Out Boy

3. Metallica

4. Foo Fighters

5. Iron Maiden

6. Blink-182

7. Biffy Clyro

8. Slipknot

9. Paramore

10. Queens of the Stone Age


Wondering who else is on the list? Check the Kerrang!'s list here.

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    Markiole
    "I felt a great disturbance in the Forceā€¦ as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly pissed off on UG."
    vels7545
    In my opinion you just can't determine how big a band is because there are too many unmeasurable aspects. This list is just a bunch of horse crap
    CallumRocks99
    exactly. anything that is listed as the greatest anything is going to be open to ridicule. there is no greatest guitarist, band or artist.
    AspieKid1991
    Agreed. It's just music industry types that come up with this stuff. As you said there is no such thing as a good band, guitarist, drummer etc. There is also no such thing as good or bad music taste either. It's just your taste. Anyway, 'The Hunting Party' what's it like? I am quite a big LP fan, (not so much of their last few albums) though.
    Sixxstarr
    it's decent...I personally didn't feel any urge to listen to a single song off the album more than once but it's not horrid...I think it's their worst album though
    Artturi
    It's heavy as **** comparing to their previous stuff, so if you're into more guitar driven tones, The Hunting Party is a treat.
    rbramble18
    Well...I suppose you could have collected a bunch of data from the past year to figure it out. Social media followers gained, music purchases, torrent downloads, concert attendance numbers, clothing sales. You could even just poll people and ask them which rock band do they think is THE rock band right now. You could also poll members of smaller bands and see if the results differ. But I doubt Kerrang! did any of these things...or they at least didn't talk about them.
    Artturi
    Most concert-goers, most hits online, most records sold- I'd say LP is definately on top of those criteria.
    Artturi
    Most concert-goers, most hits online, most records sold- I'd say LP is definately on top of those criteria.
    tonello
    I can almost assure you that Jimmy Eat World, All American Rejects, and Yellowcard ar not in the top 60 biggest bands in the world.
    Lord_Doku
    There's another issue here. If we take this literally, Linkin Park is most definitely not the biggest band today. It only has 6 members. David Letterman's backing band has more members than that :/
    thejay2
    2 things: 1. There seems to be a lot of people unnecessarily hating on UG for their News articles recently and it's starting to get on my nerves. You know something, you don't like the news articles that's fine, just stop f**king reading them if you don't like it! Rather than making the rest of us suffer through your persistent whining! 2. This list wasn't even compiled by UG! It was created by Kerrang! - if you read the text at the top it actually reads like a joking stab at Kerrang! creating the list
    Dynamight
    2 things: 1. You can't tell if you don't like an article until you read it. 2. Even if UG isn't the source, the fact that they posted it means they support it.
    godzillarissa
    Implying UG are actually reading what they post...
    Dynamight
    What a dumb comment. Of course they read what they post, otherwise they wouldn't know they want to post it.
    TryTheKetchup
    You, sir, are an idiot. Or you just don't have a single f--king clue about what "the context" word does mean.
    godzillarissa
    Constant downvotes might be an indicator that you're taking things way too seriously. Other than that, if they in fact read what they post, why do they live in igloos?
    101nemesis
    People seem to be mixing up "Biggest band" and "Greatest Band". Kerrang did not call them the latter but the former. And Linkin Park are indeed the biggest band right now. If Coldplay was included, then it would have been Coldplay(possibly not included because Coldplay are pop-rock). But after Coldplay, it's LP. Linkin Park are the biggest band on facebook, YouTube, they always feature as headliners of every concert they are a part of. Also, tell me an actual rock band that has sold over 1 million singles in the past 4 years? Fall Out Boy had one song, Paramore had songs that went Gold until this year. Linkin Park had 2 singles that sold more than a million (Waiting for the end, Burn It Down)and gold in most other places with singles like The Catalyst, Castle of Glass and Iridescent doing decently well (going gold in many places). They sold 5 million records in the past 4 years worldwide, excluding the new album. And this is 10-14 years into their career. No other current rock act can actually compete with such figures. So while you all think that they aren't the "greatest" and they surely aren't, they are quite literally the biggest at the moment based on figures and numbers alone. Kerrang ain't wrong on this one.
    shreddguitarist
    I can't comprehend how Biffy Clyro is at number 7 and Muse is at number 13.....Biffy Clyro has supported Muse, and nobody even paid attention to them. On top of that, Birds Of Tokyo didn't make the list and they also supported Muse....difference is.....they actually ROCKED!!!! Strange list indeed.. And where the hell is Dream Theater on this list?!?
    D4CE
    Biffy's pretty huge in the UK atm though. Not as big as Muse of course, but they headlined Reading and Leeds last year.
    shreddguitarist
    I can't comprehend how Biffy Clyro is at number 7 and Muse is at number 13.....Biffy Clyro has supported Muse, and nobody even paid attention to them. On top of that, Birds Of Tokyo didn't make the list and they also supported Muse....difference is.....they actually ROCKED!!!! Strange list indeed.. And where the hell is Dream Theater on this list?!?
    MthrfknBrkdwN
    I find it ****ing hilarious how any idiot would even consider LP and FOB remotely anywhere close or above Metallica, Maiden, Foo Fighters, AC/DC and Muse.
    vels7545
    I agree with you but don't forget that it says "right now" fall out boy and linkin park recently had hits but acdc and maiden didn't, I still agree with you
    NAOR
    What about Rhcp?
    EnslaveTheWorld
    Plenty of bands sell more tickets that a lot of these on here. I wonder what this is based on?
    jamie_hough
    I'd hazard a guess its the top 60 list of which bands promoters pay Kerrang the most to write about them
    Vandekill
    Not rock
    cyclonus
    There you go again UG, trying to stir up s**t with that second opening paragraph. Linkin Park may very well be the biggest band on the planet right now seeing as they've catered to the mainstream for the last few years. Saying that, Kerrang are one of the worst publications in the world and a lot of people couldn't care less for what they print