Bob Marley is ok if you like listening to the same beat in every song. He should definately be on the list, but no way he should be rated above Aerosmith, AC/DC, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Metallica, G’N'R, or even people ignored from the list like Boston & Ozzy Osborne & all the classic country icons that weren’t included on the list either. The only Marley song I really like alot is, “I Shot The Sherriff,” but the remake by Clapton is way better and probably the biggest reason why that song became a rock’n'roll staple. No Woman No Cry is a decent song too.
My list would be Zeppelin, Beatles, Hendrix, Stones, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Garth Brooks, Alabama, George Strait…., but I’m a guitar player so I’m much more impressed w/ Led & Hendrix than I am with M.J. But, I do agree with the top 3 in this list, In any order, being the most influential and having the biggest impact. However, the rest of the list is complete bullshit. How can you possibly rate Metallica, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, G’N'R or AC/DC as low as in this list or say that Prince made a bigger impact than any of these rockers. And not having Boston or Ozzy Ozborne on the list is a slap in the face to all rock fans. Rap is bullshit & shouldn’t even be included on this list except for 2pac. 2pac put harmony in his songs & is the only rapper I respect. Plus, Coldpaly & Radiohead are on this list, what a load of bullshit that is. The biggest disappointment of the list is how country music was avoided. Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Alabama deserved to have been in the top 15 or 20 at the very least & they weren’t even mentioned. Instead of listing people that have made huge impacts in their genres you concentrated on pop & rock mainly. Plus, they couldn’t even get the rock bands right. Bands like The Cure and all the other pussy bands on this list is a joke & slap in the face when you include them on this list and not Boston or Ozzy. This list must of been the opinion of a few geeky ass people who work for VH1.