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Rolling Stone Magazine Updates 100 Greatest Artists, Adds To Immortals List

From its humble beginnings in 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Music Artists has grown to become one of the most contested lists of all time. Today, the publication has updated the sacred list to take into account fresh talent and recent achievements, while also inducting 14 artists into the much coveted Immortal Artist list.

You can check out the full list of 100 below. No doubt everyone will have their own opinion. As a Metallica fan, I personally think 61 is fairly incorrect. Fun fact: the original list was pieced together by a panel made up of 55 top musicians, writers, industry executives and artists, including Keith Richards and ?uestlove. These days the list is still put together by the peers of those added.

AC/DC bring the Aussie flavour, coming in at number 72.

It seems as though the Immortal additions are what’s caused the most fuss. Leading the list of newbies is tween sensation Taylor Swift. Rolling Stone justified their decision, stating, “If Taylor Swift stopped producing hits right now, at 23, she could tour a killer oldies show for the rest of her life.”

Wilco, Billy Joe Armstrong, and Kanye West are also among the 14 artists who were added.

So, what do you guys think?

1. The Beatles

2. Bob Dylan

3. Elvis Presley

4. The Rolling Stones

5. Chuck Berry

6. Jimi Hendrix

7. James Brown

8. Little Richard

9. Aretha Franklin

10. Ray Charles

11. Bob Marley

12. Beach Boys

13. Buddy Holly

14. Led Zeppelin

15. Stevie Wonder

16. Sam Cooke

17. Muddy Waters

18. Marvin Gaye

19. The Velvet Underground

20. Bo Diddley

21. Otis Reading

22. U2

23. Bruce Springsteen

24. Jerry Lee Lewis

25. Fats Domino

26. The Ramones

27. Prince

28. The Clash

29. The Who

30. Nirvana

31. Johnny Cash

32. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

33. The Everly Brothers

34. Neil Young

35. Michael Jackson

36. Madonna

37. Roy Orbison

38. John Lennon

39. David Bowie

40. Simon and Garfunkel

41. The Doors

42. Van Morrison

43. Sly and the Family Stone

44. Public Enemy

45. The Byrds

46. Janis Joplin

47. Patti Smith

48. Run-DMC

49. Elton John

50. The Band

51. Pink Floyd

52. Queen

53. The Allman Brothers Band

54. Howlin’ Wolf

55. Eric Clapton

56. Dr. Dre

57. Grateful Dead

58. Parliament and Funkadelic

59. Aerosmith

60. The Sex Pistols

61. Metallica

62. Joni Mitchell

63. Tina Turner

64. Phil Spector

65. The Kinks

66. Al Green

67. Cream

68. The Temptations

69. Jackie Wilson

70. The Police

71. Frank Zappa

72. AC/DC

73. Radiohead

74. Hank Williams

75. Eagles

76. The Shirelles

77. Beastie Boys

78. The Stooges

79 The Four Tops

80. Elvis Costello

81. The Drifters

82. Creedence Clearwater Revival

83. Eminem

84. James Taylor

85. Black Sabbath

86. Tupac Shakur

87. Gram Parsons

88. Jay-Z

89. The Yardbirds

90. Carlos Santana

91. Tom Petty

92. Guns n’ Roses

93. Booker T. and the MGs

94. Nine Inch Nails

95. Lynyrd Skynyrd

96. Diana Ross and the Supremes

97. R.E.M.

98. Curtis Mayfield

99. Carl Perkins

100. Talking Heads

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