seven old school rock bands that must never die

I’ll admit that my music taste is all over the place. In good places, though, particularly in my love for old school rock. Our music charts nowadays are flooded with mushy love songs or cringe worthy and degrading rap lyrics, a far cry from the epic rock songs that use to scream through the Boom Boxes or Walkman’s that existed in the 80’s and 90’s. I have put together a few of my favourite boy bands from back when music was funky and authentic. Queue men in eyeliner, awfully jelled hair, cringe worthy music videos but most importantly, great sounds.


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An American Rock band formed in 1992. Responsible for gifting our ears with the wicked and popular sounds of “I Miss You” and “All The Small Things”, but have some other rad and less discovered tracks to listen to.

After Midnight

What’s My Age Again

First Date



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Alien Ant Farm

Formed in 1996 in Riverside, California, Alien Ant Farm has produced countless rock hits since their starting. You’ll probably be surprised at how many you know once you start listening (so start listening).

Smooth Criminal



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Foutains of Wayne

In 1996, New York City, Fountains of Wayne was formed. Although some consider them a one hit wonder for “Stacy’s Mom” (which was so good it was nominated for a Grammy) they have made some other good tracks that you should definitely check out if you like their sound.

Stacy’s Mom


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Sum 41 

A Canadian Rock band formed in 1996, these guys are super talented and have collaborated with big names like Iggy Pop and Ludacris. Plus they have a new album coming out this year (!!).

In Too Deep



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The Offspring

They may have formed in 1984, but over thirty years later their music is still just as epic as it was back then. These guys are yet another American rock band that should be added to your playlist right now.

The Kids Aren’t Alright

You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid


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3 Doors Down

Another American rock band formed in 1996 (it must be the year?!) and rose to fame after their single “Kryptonite”. Check them out for both fast paced and soft rock songs.

Here without you



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Bowling For Soup

A Texas band formed in 1994 , these guys are seriously cool. They have awesome lyrics that will be stuck in your head for a long time after you’ve finished listening, go and fall in love with them if you haven’t already.


High School Never Ends


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Green Day

It wouldn’t be a true list of rock bands without these guys. Green Day has been smashing out hits since 1986 and have countless songs that you will easily become completely obsessed with.

Boulevard of broken dreams

21 Guns

Basket Case

When I come around




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