Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media have brought every band that much closer to their fans. Smart rockers are now able to connect directly with their audience with the latest news on albums and touring plans, as well as give fans from across the globe a place to interact with each other. We decided to take a look at the most popular bands on Facebook as determined by that all-important 'Like' button:

  • 10

    U2

    9.8 Million Facebook Fans

    Everybody's favorite lads from Dublin always have something up their sleeves, which makes them popular with nearly 10 million people in the Facebook nation. As the band wraps up their current tour, they'll soon shift towards a planned fall celebration of the classic 'Achtung Baby' release, with deluxe editions for everyone - as long as you want to pay, that is.

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    Guns N' Roses

    10.7 Million Facebook Fans

    The Axl Rose experience still ropes them in by the boatload and it's a surreal mind-bending experience for all involved, even guitarist DJ Ashba, who says that touring the States again is one of the "main big goals" for their future.

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  • 8

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    11.3 Million Facebook Fans

    Following a brief hiatus and drummer Chad Smith's tequila-soaked Chickenfoot experience with Sammy Hagar, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are finally back with a new album, which will find them once again forging ahead without the services of John Frusciante. His replacement, longtime guitar tech John Klinghoffer, debuts on the new Rick Rubin-produced 'I'm With You,' the band's 10th studio album. 'I'm With You' can be yours on August 30.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 7

    Queen

    11.3 Million Facebook Fans

    'Wayne's World' introduced a whole new generation of people to the rock music of Queen and two decades later, the popular band is celebrating its 40th anniversary with expanded reissues of all of their albums. We will rock you, indeed. May they never stop.

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    Nirvana

    11.4 Million Facebook Fans

    Nirvana's epic 'Nevermind' album is 20 years old this year and the milestone will be celebrated with an epic deluxe package from the Seattle grunge pioneers, loaded with scads of bonus content. This will either make you feel very happy or very old. We're just looking forward to turning it up, very loud.

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  • 5

    Bon Jovi

    13.3 Million Facebook Fans

    By our count, 13.3 million is more than "halfway there." If we had to vote on it, we'd say that Bon Jovi is already "livin' on a prayer." These popular Jersey boys have seen many millions of faces on-line, and they continue to rock them all, frequently.

    Bon Jovi
  • 4

    Pink Floyd

    14.1 Million Facebook Fans

    There is no dark side of the moon, really. But 14 million fans have digitally expressed their love for Pink Floyd while waiting somewhat patiently for the new Floyd catalog reissues that are coming out later this year. And of course there's always that hope that the band will one day rise again and tour. Wouldn't that be nice?

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    AC/DC

    14.5 Million Facebook Fans

    This year has been an embarrassment of riches for AC/DC fans with the Bon Scott-era 'Let There Be Rock' finally seeing release on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as a killer DVD/Blu-ray release of Brian Johnson and the boys, recorded on the latest tour. In honor of what would have been Bon's 65th birthday, we picked out our 10 favorite songs from the Bon era.

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    Metallica

    19.5 Million Facebook Fans

    Metallica have long been one of the more popular and fan-friendly bands on the web, offering plenty of pictures, video and audio from nearly everything they do. Facebook gives the band one more place to stay in touch, and nearly 20 million of the Metalli-fans have signed on for the updates and to interact with the rest of the 'Tallica fanbase.

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  • 1

    The Beatles

    19.8 Million Facebook Fans

    All you need is love and if love is all you need, nearly 20 million people have shown their love for The Beatles. Is it surprising that Beatlemania still runs strong even in the digital age? Of course not. Ringo may be a bit cranky about autographs, but we'll always have Facebook.

    The Beatles