Re: Best American rock band
One dude does not count (Elvis, Buddy Holly, etc)
It has to be an actual band
Therefore the Doors counts, but Buddy Holly does not, because The Doors was more than just Jim Morrison and 3 other dudes.
This raises the possibility that Bruce Springsteen does not count because it's "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band", but I'm open to suggestions. I was thinking actual bands.