Top 10 Four-Piece Rock Bands
There’s a reason the four-piece lineup is considered the classic setup for rock!
As this gallery focusing on Top 10 Four-Piece Rock Bands illustrates, there’s something about the quartet format that makes for great music. The hallmark of these groups – from the Beatles to Black Sabbath, form Van Halen to the Who – is a sense of place and proportion. The bass works in concert with the drums, giving the guitar(s) or keyboards and vocals plenty of space. There’s a reason the four-piece lineup is considered the classic setup for rock, no matter the sub-genre: It provides a sturdy foundation, yet every one gets their chance to shine. Click through our gallery, as we select the best examples for the Top 10 Four-Piece Rock Bands, presented in alphabetical order.
Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon
Bill Ward, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Stu Cook, John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, Tom Fogerty
John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger
Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Peter Quaife, Mick Avory
John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Jason Newsted, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield
Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon
Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen
Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, John Entwistle