Limiting to bands only?
Radiohead, The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Darkness, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, Maroon 5, Coldplay, Keane, Green Day, INXS, Metallica, No Doubt, Matchbox 20, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, U2, Placebo, Dave Matthew's Band, Evanescence, The Killers, The Hives, The Libertines, The Cranberries, Counting Crows, Wilco, Kaiser Chiefs, Hot Hot Heat, Doves, Razorchiefs, The Distillers, Queens Of The Stone Age, Rancid, The Kills, Von Bondies, The Wallflowers, Travis, The Vines, The Verve, Starsailor, Franz Ferdinand, Garbage, The Futureheads, Bloc Party, Guns N Roses, Interpol......etc.
Older bands would be The Beach Boys, Blondie, Bread, The Mamas and the Papas, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Chicago, Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Queen, Sex Pistols, Duran Duran, The Beatles....etc.
Those are the names just off the top of my head. As for what 'the people' think? Well, I like all different types of rock music. And all the bands that I've named have different styles. What exactly do you wanna know? Their album sales? The critic's reviews?