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10 Vintage Classic Rock Bands To Listen To While On A Road Trip

Are you looking for some classic rock bands to listen to while on a road trip this summer? Here are ten vintage classic rock bands to listen to while on a road trip.

1. Eagles

This vintage classic rock band is a great band to listen to while on a road trip. Unlike many classic rock bands, The Eagles are among the top-grossing bands of all time in music history. They have all the hits that everyone will love. From classic hits like Hotel California and Take it easy to deep tracks like Already Gone and Life In The Fast Lane, The Eagles will have everyone in the car singing along while driving to your destination. Their songs will have people laughing, cheering, singing their hearts out, and reminiscing about their lives and loved ones while listening to their songs. If you’re going on a road trip, you need to blast the eagles in your vehicle. If you don’t know the Eagles, then check them out on Apple music.

2. Van Halen

Are you looking to headbang and rock out with your friends on a road trip? Then look no further than Van Halen? The quintessential party rock band in the 1980s, Van Halen, brings all the hype, funk, and guitar riffs that all rock and roll fans, no matter the age, can enjoy and appreciate. From the crazy party animal with the fantastic voice, David Lee Roth on vocals, to the excellent guitar work from Eddie Van Halen, Van Halen is the vintage classic American rock band. With great that will get you ready to rock with hits like Dancing in the AvenuePanamaJump and Hot For Teacher, to amazing guitar riffs like heard and seen in the deep track in Eruption, Van Halen is a must listen to while on a road trip.

3. Tom Petty & The Heart Breakers

This vintage American rock band from Florida, formed in 1976, is the quintessential rock band that many bands in the ’70s and 80’s look up to for guidance. With inspirational and catchy hits like I Won’t Back DownRenegadeFree Fallin, and This Old Town, this vintage classic rock band will have everyone on the road trip rocking out on the road. From the brilliant vocals from the late great legendary singer, Tom Petty, to the catchy guitar riffs and perfectly harmonized duets, there is a reason that Tom Petty and The Heartbreaks have been successful in the music industry. Their music has a great message of empowerment that anyone who listens to will enjoy. 

4. AC/DC

Are you looking for nothing but to headbang during your road trip? If so, look no further than the legendary band AC/DC. This vintage classic rock band from Australia brings nothing but energy, funk, and a lot of power to their music. From electric tracks like Back In BlackHighway to HellT.N.T., Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution, AC/DC will have you and your friends yelling like legendary vocalist Angus Young while headbanging to your destination. If you’re on a long road trip and you’re not blasting AC/DC, you’re doing something wrong. 

5. Led Zeppelin

This vintage classic rock band is so unique and is one of the legendary rock bands ever to grace the presence of rock and roll history. Led Zeppelin will take you on a wild ride throughout their songs in all of their albums. Unlike most classic rock bands, Zeppelin will mesmerize listeners with the incredible vocal range of lead singer Robert Plant along with fantastic guitar riffs and excellent storytelling in their songs. Led Zeppelin will take you on a wild ride that will have you craving more after the track fades out. From songs like Misty Mountain HopGoing to CaliforniaThe Song Remains the Same, and the legendary single Stair Way To Heaven. Led Zeppelin, one of the greatest rock bands of all time, needs to be on your rock and roll road trip playlist on your next road trip.

6. Creedence Clearwater Revival

This vintage classic rock band, founded in 1967, is an American rock band that every who loves the rock and roll genre should know about and listen to on their road trip. Creedence Clearwater Revival, C.C.R. for short, has produced hit after hit during their short time together in the late 1970s. C.C.R. shows people all over the music industry why they are worthy of being in the rock and roll hall of fame with great-sounding tracks that is easy to listen to any day of the year. From impressive tracks like Bad Moon Rising, Proud MarySusie Q, and Travelin’ Band, C.C.R. combines blues, hard rock, country rock, and southern rock for everyone to enjoy. If you’re on a road trip, then you need to be rocking out to C.C.R. 

7. Pink Floyd

This band, formed in 1967, is one of the first to ever premiere in the psychedelic rock genre while being one of the early progressive rock and roll bands to hit the music industry. Pink Floyd will take you on a journey that will make you contemplate life as you know while taking you on a journey through their unique sound and storytelling. Pink Floyd has inspired rock and roll bands across all generations in the United Kingdom and the U.S. From hit tracks like Have a CigarTimeWish You Were Here, and Another Brick In The Wall, Pink Floyd is one the greatest rock bands ever to hit the stage. If you’re on a long road trip with plenty of drive time, you’re going to want to listen to Pink Floyd. 

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8. Queen

This vintage classic rock band from the United Kingdom, Queen, formed in 1971, is one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. Queen signed their first recording contract two years later and began their career. This vintage classic rock band is not shy from the spotlight. They have stayed on top of the music charts in the States and across the pond as well. Queen has everything that music fans all over the globe will love. From tracks like Another Bites the Dust, to Killer Queen, to their most significant hit, Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen takes listeners on a pleasant journey through their music. Queen will bring people of all ages together by mimicking the lead singer Freddie Mercury’s fantastic vocals while headbanging to their destination. 


9. The Rolling Stones

Classic Rock Bands worldwide look up to what The Rolling Stones have accomplished over their legendary career on stage in the music industry. Formed in London in 1962, this English rock band is one of the first rock and roll bands in music history to pioneer the gritty sounds of rock and roll while defining the hard rock genre. The Rolling Stones is more than just rock and roll, they delve into the blues, pop, and country-rock genres as well. From classic hits like SatisfactionPaint it Black, to deep tracks like Gimme Shelter and Sympathy For The Devil, The Rolling Stones is a staple in the rock and roll community. Led by legendary lead singer Mick Jagger and legendary guitarist Keith Richards, the Stones have been a staple in the rock and roll community for many generations. Classic Rock Bands from all ages look to mimic the Stones’ success. If you are on a road trip, you need to be rocking out to the Stones.  

10. The Steve Miller Band

Formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California, The Steve Miller Band is a classic west coast rock band. This classic rock band with Steve Miller on lead vocals and guitar will instantly put you in a good mood and improve your day. Like many of the classic rock bands in the late ’60s and early 70, The Steve Miller Band had many hit singles in the late 1970s. They have been a staple in the classic rock industry, and they are still relevant in the music industry today. From hits tracks like Rock’n MeJungle LoveThe Joker, and Take the Money and Run, The Steve Miller Band has been a powerhouse in the music industry with multiple hits delving into the psychedelic rock genre. This legendary west coast rock and roll band from the late ’60s will have people of all generations singing along to The Steve Miller Band’s catchy sounds and songs. 

Those are a few vintage classic rock bands that you should listen to on your next road trip! Do you like our list? Tell us in the comments below! Rock on!

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Bryan Eglesia

Hello! My name is Bryan Eglesia, and I am a Sports Writer/Digital Media Content Producer from the San Francisco Bay Area. I began my career as a contributor and reporter for the Reynolds School of Journalism in Reno, Nevada, where I developed many skills critical in Journalism and Sports Journalism. I'm passionate about storytelling in sports, through the spoken and written word, and I have a determined mindset to succeed in the Media Broadcasting field.

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