1. Led Zeppelin
2. Black Sabbath
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. AC/DC
5. Metallica
6. Nirvana
7. Van Halen
8. The Who
9. Guns N' Roses
10. KISS
11. Aerosmith
12. Sex Pistols
13. Queen
14. Soundgarden
15. Pink Floyd
16. Cream
17. Ramones
18. Ozzy Osbourne
19. The Clash
20. Alice Cooper
21. Pearl Jam
22. Deep Purple
23. Judas Priest
24. Iron Maiden
25. Cheap Trick
26. Motorhead
27. Iggy Pop
28. Rush
29. Mötley Crüe
30. Red Hot Chili Peppers
31. Def Leppard
32. The Doors
33. Rage Against The Machine
34. Alice in Chains
35. Jane's Addiction
36. Frank Zappa
37. Yardbirds
38. MC5
39. Neil Young & Crazy Horse
40. Stone Temple Pilots
41. Ted Nugent
42. The Kinks
43. Nine Inch Nails
44. ZZ Top
45. Pantera
46. Scorpions
47. The Rollins Band
48. Janis Joplin
49. Smashing Pumpkins
50. Slayer
51. Thin Lizzy
52. Faith No More
53. Korn
54. Sonic Youth
55. Blue Oyster Cult
56. White Zombie
57. Heart
58. Anthrax
59. Bad Company
60. New York Dolls
61. Jethro Tull
62. Ministry
63. Boston
64. Steppenwolf
65. The Cult
66. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
67. Rolling Stones
68. Husker Du
69. Megadeth
70. Living Colour
71. Lynyrd Skynyrd
72. Foo Fighters
73. Twisted Sister
74. Pat Benatar
75. Spinal Tap
76. Bon Jovi
77. Hole
78. Marilyn Manson
79. Ratt
80. Green Day
81. Pixies
82. Queensryche
83. King's X
84. UFO
85. Whitesnake
86. Foreigner
87. King Crimson
88. Tool
89. Lita Ford
90. Rainbow
91. Danzig
92. The Black Crowes
93. Lenny Kravitz
94. Yes
95. Fugazi
96. Meat Loaf
97. Primus
98. Mountain
99. Bad Brains
100. Quiet Riot
Here's just a few of my beefs with this list:

Pink Floyd, Cream, ZZ Top, Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa, the Yardbirds, Neil Young, Jethro Tull, Primus, Lenny Kravitz, and the Black Crowes: this is the 100 greatest WHAT exactly? I left several off this list because I can see how they could be convincingly argued to be hard rock, but you cannot twist that to include Neil Young, for God's sake! If he's here, why not U2, John Mellencamp, even friggin' Barry Manilow?

Led Zeppelin should not be #1, nor should they be counted twice. (The Yardbirds changed their name to Led Zeppelin, so this is really the "99 Greatest.") I love 'em, but ripping off old blues tunes and playing them louder doesn't make you the best. (I'd be fine with #2.)

Nirvana outranked Van Halen, the Who, GnFnR, Aerosmith, Queen, etc, etc, etc?

Why is Spinal Tap on here? Nothing against them, but come on!

There are a few of these I've never heard of, and more I've never heard. Are they really the "greatest"?

Green Day, Korn, Hole, Ratt, and Marilyn Manson actually showed up? And yet Tesla, Great White, Live, and Extreme didn't?

I love KISS, but I can't tell you how over-ranked they are here.

The Pixies? Including them in the definition of "hard rock" opens the door to a lot of alternative bands who should also be listed but aren't.

Anthrax seems to be quite low, as do Bon Jovi and Steppenwolf.