Popular Bands

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In order to keep you inspired in working your way through your music by learning to play the acoustic guitar, here are some of the most popular acoustic bands that have influenced people throughout the years.


An American rock band which was started by the lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain along with the band’s bassist, Krist Novoselic. Their biggest hit was ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and even with how many years have passed, people still sing along with it.

That’s how powerful they were as a band.


This band from Los Angeles is a heavy metal band which surely suits their band name. The group is one of the top performers of fast and aggressive musicianship in the metal scene. They weren’t as popular in the mainstream media as they were in the underground community.

But there are still quite a handful of people who know them to this day.

Bon Jovi

Just hearing this band’s name would surely make you sing, “it’s my life, it’s now or never,” or “Oh! We’re halfway there. Oh! Living on a prayer.” Without a doubt, almost everyone in the world knows this music.

It’s like an anthem of the world. It’s no wonder that they’re still recognized up to this day.

Guns N’ Roses

An American hard rock band which, again, is from Los Angeles. This band was so popular during this time that they grossed the second highest concert tour of all time. If that doesn’t scream popularity, then what does?

Green Day

“When I was a young boy, my father took me into the city to see a marching band.” This line from Green Day’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams is still so iconic up to this day that people can sing them even with their eyes closed.

Of course, there are more popular bands like Goo Goo Dolls, Dashboard Confessional, Kiss, and Tenacious D. If you are looking for more inspiration, then you can try searching more about them.