The Rolling Stones
The Beach Boys
No real surprises there.
Ok - but I would have given the nod to The Clash (#6) or Bowie (#7) over the Johns.
Hunters & Collectors
With the Pixies (#6), New Order (#7), G'n'R (#8) and Crowded House (#9) this constitutes a pretty diverse group - and the first appearance of Aussie / Kiwi artists.
Add RATM (#6), Tool (#7), Massive Attack (#8), RHCP (#9) and Foo Fighters (#10) for a pretty awesome bunch of artists. Possibly less diverse than the 80s - but certainly "weightier".
Killers (#6), Bloc Party (#7), QoTSA (#8)? I think think the pickings are much slimmer than any of the previous decades.
Are we treading water until the next explosian of creativity? Will we look back on the 2000s as a bit of a musical desert? Or will other great songs / artists from the 2000s be discovered / remembered with more time to reflect? Or is the Age of Rock passing, like the Elves from Middle Earth?