Just in time for Father’s Day: A list of what’s considered “dad rock” today

Before you read any further, you might want to brace yourself if you’re of a certain age. What’s you’re about to discover isn’t pretty for anyone who still feels like the 90s ended just yesterday.

A company called Merchoid conducted a survey (it’s and American thing, but this can be extrapolated to other countries) about which bands are considered “dad rock” today. This is what they found.

  1. Nickleback (26%)
  2. Van Halen (12%)
  3. Blink-182 (12%)
  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers (10%)
  5. Nirvana (10%)
  6. Linkin Park (8%)
  7. Guns N’ Roses (8%)
  8. Coldplay (6%)
  9. Bon Jovi (6%)
  10. Limp Bizkit (2%)

Like I said, this is a wake-up call that screams “YOU’RE OLD!”

(Via Metal Injection)

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2 thoughts on “Just in time for Father’s Day: A list of what’s considered “dad rock” today

  • I see more teens wearing Nirvana shirts, daily, than anyone else on this list.

  • By this point Van Halen is pretty much Grandad Rock. And, to be honest, Nickelback was Dad Rock when they first came out…


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