MTV's 22 Greatest Bands
MTV2 in the USA just aired a countdown of the "22 Greatest Bands" since MTV's inception in '81. It's quite the list. They didn't get it perfect, but came much closer than I expected. The fact MTV2 airs only in America excuses the lack of Canadian bands like The Tragically Hip and Our Lady Peace. The most glaring omissions otherwise are Soundgarden, Foo Fighters and Stone Temple Pilots. I can't be the only one who can't name a single Phish song, can I?
In alphabetical order, here's the entire list: Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, The Cure, Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, No Doubt, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Phish, R.E.M., Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, U2 and Van Halen.