You will see that several of these bands are influenced by other bands that either made this list, or are pioneers of Rock music altogether. While Rock has changed nature throughout the years thanks to innovation and technology, as Led Zeppelin would put, the song remains the same.

Lenny Kravitz, Let Love Rule

ALBUM: Let Love Rule »

ARTIST: Lenny Kravitz

WHY?: The man is great and has sent Rock into a familiar yet uncharted territory.

BEST SONG: "Mr. Cab Driver", "Let Love Rule"

Bryan Adams, Waking Up The Neighbours

ALBUM: Waking Up The Neighbours »

ARTIST: Bryan Adams

WHY?: Great album by Canada's most well-known rocker.

BEST SONG: "Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven", "Everything I Do (I do it for you)"

INXS, Kick

ALBUM: Kick »


WHY?: Pop Rock with an attitude.

BEST SONG: "Need You Tonight", "New Sensation", "Devil Inside", "Never Tears us Apart"

Cheap Trick, Live At Budokan

ALBUM: Live At Budokan »

ARTIST: Cheap Trick

WHY?: Some great classic tunes.

BEST SONG: I Want You to Want Me", "The Flame" on Lap of Luxury

John Mellencamp, Big Daddy

ALBUM: Big Daddy »

ARTIST: John Mellencamp

WHY?: The man used to eat a dozen burgers a day and wash it down with a couple packs of smokes, maybe that's where he got his inspiration.

BEST SONG: "Jackie Brown"

Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run

ALBUM: Born To Run »

ARTIST: Bruce Springsteen

WHY?: C'mon, do we even have to explain why this one is here?

BEST SONG: "Backstreets"

Sting, Fields Of Gold - Best Of Sting

ALBUM: Fields Of Gold - Best Of Sting »


WHY?: Classy, melodic, soulful.

BEST SONG: "Fragile"

David Bowie, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust

ALBUM: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust »

ARTIST: David Bowie

WHY?: The man still looks 20 years old, and his music rocks... literally.

BEST SONG: "Ziggy Stardust"

Robert Palmer, Heavy Nova

ALBUM: Heavy Nova »

ARTIST: Robert Palmer

WHY?: The epitome of cool -- great love making music.

BEST SONG: "Simply Irresistible"

Phil Collins, No Jacket Required

ALBUM: No Jacket Required »

ARTIST: Phil Collins

WHY?: Singer, writer, drummer, producer, bon-vivant.

BEST SONG: "Sussudio," "Don't Lose My Number," "Take Me Home"

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