one in a long line of extremely successful Creed sound-alikes, 3 Doors Down showed up in the right place at the right time. their hit single "Kryptonite" put them on the map with the top dogs of the post-grunge...
when golden buttboy Scott Stapp decided to strike out on his own, the surviving members of Creed picked themselves up by the buttstraps and forged ahead, forming this new post-grunge band in a post-post-grunge...
you can almost hear the tiny saplings of buttrock springing forth from the music of Candlebox in their hit song Far Behind. along with Collective Soul, they took advantage of the mainstream success Pearl...
our flagship, our northern star. Creed is credited with spearheading the "Post-Grunge" era of rock and roll. while not the most commercially-successful buttband to date, they are truly the most imitated,...
with lead singer Chris Daughtry's connections, Daughtry was a band destined to succeed in the buttrock scene. his list of collaborators is a veritable who's who of post-grunge: Rob Thomas, Chad Kroeger,...
yet another band straddling the grunge-post grunge divide, Days of the New had a string of hyneeah-hits in the late 90's. just long enough after Nirvana to miss the first grunge train, but early enough...
southern roots? check (Tennessee). angsty, slightly-Christian band name? check. signed by the manager of Creed? CHECK. toured with 3 Doors Down? check. languished around on the Billboard charts in 2000?...
true purveyors of the guttural lead singer sound, Fuel smashed up the charts and got in Creed's way with the hit single Hemorrhage (In My Hands) in 2000. they hung out on the charts for awhile, but took...
Hinder is on the verge of what we'll probably call post-butt. entering the game well after buttrock had begun dominating the airwaves, they came across as one of the first buttbands to be truly packaged...
Lifehouse produced the first truly successful upbeat post-grunge hit: Hanging By A Moment. when this one hit the charts (and stayed there) it was clear that any trace of deep, angst-ridden dirt had been...
although they were recording and releasing albums in the grunge era, LIVE came into their own when they pushed gutteral vocals to a new level and transitioned into post-grunge. for that reason, we consider...
immediately following the red-white-and-blue-blooded Creed takeover were our neighbors to the North, Nickelback. yes, they hail from the other part of North America, but that doesn't mean they're any less...
POD (Payable On Death) teeters dangerously close to the "new metal" side of post-grunge. but their ambigulously christian themes and affinity for power chords, along with the era during which they ruled,...
hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan (or Muskegon, depending on your source), Pop Evil brought all the bandanas and weird facial hair configurations of boy bands to the buttrock scene. they've toured with...
NOTE: this entry is for the former lead singer of Matchbox 20, rather than the band itself. because although Thomas was at the forefront of many post-grunge styles that would eventually create the buttrock...
Seether is the rare buttband to make the jump across continents. originally formed in South Africa, they prove that the power of butt spans all nations. although they tend more toward the angsty, new-metal...
this band was signed to Atlantic in the wake of Nickleback's and Creed's major early successes. they hit all the major requirements: slightly-painful harmonies, some minor chord arrangements, a lot of angst,...
Staind got their start playing covers of many grunge and post-grunge bands including Tool, Korn, and Rage Against the Machine. their biggest break was getting befriended by Fred Durst. we could put a lot more...
hailing from the land of bandwagons, Los Angeles, The Calling touted an aesthetic and sound similar to that of Lifehouse. with slightly-too-manicured a frontman, slightly-too-slick production, and slightly-too-Christian...
technically Third Day is a full-on Christian band, unlike most bands listed on here who just have their roots in Christian rock, or like to make vague references to salvation. but the vocal stylings of lead...
this band's buttcred was high right out of the gate: they're from Orlando, Florida. they opened for pre-butt icons Third Eye Blind and Seven Mary Three, then the motherload: Creed. they scored a hit single...