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The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked 

Coley Reed
Updated January 13, 2020 23.6k votes 3.9k voters 72.5k views 37 items

List Rules Only bands releasing new music in 2019.

Updated: check out our list of the best rock bands of 2020!

Whether you like ripping guitar riffs or massive drum solos, the best rock bands of 2019 have it all. The 2019 class of rock and rollers includes veteran acts, newcomers, and everyone in between. Some of the best rock bands of 2019 have massive tours on the calendar while others are releasing highly anticipated new albums.

Everyone from Vampire Weekend to Greta Van Fleet to Panic! at the Disco are expected to have a big year in 2019. Living legends like The Who and the Rolling Stones are also going to leave their marks on the year with sold-out summer tours.

Which rock band do you think will own 2019? Vote your favorite 2019 rock bands up to the top of this list and please add any artists we may have missed.

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Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Shinedown is an American rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed by singer Brent Smith in 2001 after the dissolution of his previous band. Smith, still under contract with record label ...more

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Badflower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Badflower is an American rock band founded in Los Angeles, California. The band is composed of singer/guitarist Josh Katz, lead guitarist Joey Morrow, bass guitarist Alex Espiritu and drummer ...more
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Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band founded in 1998 by Benjamin Burnley in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Having outlasted significant lineup changes, Burnley is the sole constant member of ...more

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Disturbed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, formed in 1994. The band includes vocalist David Draiman, guitarist/keyboardist Dan Donegan, bassist John Moyer and drummer Mike Wengren. ...more

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Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie ...more

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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. Based in Toronto, the band's original line-up consisted of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and ...more

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Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California, formed in 1993. The original lineup consisted of lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, guitarist Jerry Horton, drummer Dave Buckner, ...more

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Greta Van Fleet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Greta Van Fleet is an American rock band from Frankenmuth, Michigan, formed in 2012. It consists of vocalist Josh Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka, bassist Sam Kiszka, and drummer Danny Wagner. ...more

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Theory of a Deadman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian hard rock band from Delta, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. The band also includes ...more

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Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Pearl Jam is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has comprised Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. The ...more

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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots ...more

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The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. ...more

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Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by childhood friends Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson. Since 2015, singer Urie has ...more

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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne "Wing" Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and ...more

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The Best Imagine Dragons Albums, Ranked #766 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #33 of 466 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

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I Prevail is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
I Prevail is an American metalcore band formed in Southfield, Michigan, established in 2013. They released their debut EP Heart vs. Mind on January 26, 2015. They gained popularity after posting ...more

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Muse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals), and ...more

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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Radiohead are an English rock band formed in Abingdon-on-Thames in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), brothers Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, ...more

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Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Bring Me the Horizon are a British metalcore band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2003, the group currently consists of lead vocalist Oliver Sykes, lead guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt ...more

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The Who is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The Who are an English rock band formed in London in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle and ...more

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Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in 2006. The group currently consists of Matthew "Matt" Shultz, Brad "Dave" Shultz, Jared ...more

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The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The Black Keys is an American rock band formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums). The duo began as an independent act, ...more

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Weezer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992. Since 2001, the band has consisted of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian ...more

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Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal ...more

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Fever 333 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
FEVER 333 is an American rock band formed in Inglewood, California in July 2017. The three-piece band consists of former Letlive vocalist Jason Aalon Butler, former Chariot guitarist Stephen ...more

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The Struts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The Struts are an English rock band from Derby, Derbyshire, England. The band consists of vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies. Formed in ...more

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