Here's a list of 'The 10 Best Trios in Rock History'. In some cases a fourth member was added at some point, or there was a touring member.

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Here's the top 10, from

  1. Cream
  2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  3. Nirvana
  4. The Police
  5. Rush
  6. Green Day
  7. Sublime
  8. ZZ Top
  9. Blink-182
  10. (TIE) Primus and Husker Du

Honorable Mentions went to: Emerson Lake & Palmer, Ben Folds Five, Motorhead, Sleater-Kinney, Morphine, Dispatch, and Dinosaur Jr..