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Byrds Beat Eagles On The Gibson.com List Of The Top 50 American Rock Bands

In honor of the long weekend of independence and celebration for the 4th of July, Gibson.com came up with a good idea. Make a list of the best American rock bands…the only problem – I think they got it wrong. They did good trying to get in different decades and genres of rock, but if you think the Byrds were better than Eagles then I have to disagree. They made that mistake on their list – Byrds with Tambourine Man and Turn,Turn,Turn not only beat Eagles…they alsom beat Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Doors, and Beach Boys! Here’s the top 25 and you check out all 50 at Gibson.com. Who do you think should have made the list but didn’t or should have been higher up? Leave comments below.

1.)  Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

2.)  Aerosmith

3.)  Nirvana

4.)  The Ramones

5.)  Metallica

6.)  Van Halen

7.)  The Byrds

8.)  R.E.M.

9.)  The Beach Boys

10.)  The Allman Brothers Band

11.)  Guns N’ Roses

12.)  The Doors

13.)  The Eagles

14.)  Creedence Clearwater Revival

15.)  The Stooges

16.)  Lynyrd Skynyrd

17.)  The Velvet Underground

18.)  Pearl Jam

19.)  Wilco

20.)  Buddy Holly and the Crickets

21.)  Sonic Youth

22.)  Los Lobos

23.)  X

24.)  The Pixies

25.)  Talking Heads

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