Any discussion about the greatest rock and roll bands of all time is subjective, but winning over the general public undoubtedly plays a significant factor in claiming the top slots on the rankings. Record sales, achievements, buzz, and musical quality might also facilitate our ability to form an idea.
Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd are just a few of the legendary acts that frequently appear on lists of the best rock bands. Given their distinctive and recognizable tone, cultural significance, and timeless works they wrote, it comes as no surprise.
Even though it’s common for people to have opposing perspectives, most of us would agree that some bands deserve to be counted among the greatest rock ensembles of all time. When talking about his favorite bands, Aerosmith’s lead vocalist Steven Tyler didn’t make any surprise choices.
Even though he is a part of a huge group like Aerosmith, Steven Tyler was quite direct and humble while discussing the bands he respected the most. The Rolling Stones immediately came to Tyler’s thoughts after the vocalist of AC/DC mentioned them in one of his interviews with Time magazine in 2012, but it didn’t impact the band’s position in his opinion since he distinguished the Stones from every other band.
“Best rock and roll band on the planet,” Steven stated referring to AC/DC. “Well, short of the Stones. I wouldn’t even put us in that category,” he went on to say how much the Rolling Stones meant to him and how much better they were than Aerosmith.
The rocker further said that if left alone on a desert island, he would choose any album by AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, and perhaps the Beach Boys’ “Smiley Smile.” Tyler stated:
“If I were on an island, just for melody, because my father went to Juilliard, I would take albums by those two and the Beach Boys’ ‘Smiley Smile.’ Just for the melodic f*ck all.”
Steven Tyler seems to place a lot of importance on hearing the melody while listening to rock music, based on his focus on the subject. He believes that the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and the Beach Boys are the three bands that are best at creating catchy melodies, which is a key component of what makes music memorable.