AC/DC and Kiss are among the seven loudest rock bands of all time, according to a study by a website called Get Licensed. The study claims that a “standard rock band” plays at 110 decibels, while all the groups on the list have played at 117 dB or higher.
In the Number Five slot was Deep Purple at 117 dB, while The Who landed at Number Four with 126 dB. AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Motorhead were in a three-way tie at Number Three with 130 dB, while Kiss secured the Number Two spot by playing at 136 dB. The top honors went to longtime cult metal act Manowar, the loudest band in the world at 139 dB.
Manowar is reportedly in the Guinness Book of World Records for the same thing.