2019 The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked  

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List Rules Only bands releasing new music in 2019.

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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The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 1 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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The Who is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They ...more
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Greta Van Fleet is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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 Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The Black Keys are an American rock duo formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. The duo began as an independent act, recording music in basements ...more
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Muse is listed (or ranked) 7 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 Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard. They are known for their energetic and ...more
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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway and Ed O'Brien. Radiohead released ...more
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Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Panic! at the Disco is an American band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and features the current lineup of vocalist and guitarist Brendon Urie and bassist Dallon Weekes, who are supported ...more
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Disturbed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Disturbed is a band from Chicago, Illinois. The band's members are vocalist David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, bassist John Moyer, and drummer Mike Wengren. Former band members are bassist ...more
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Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch. A few lineup changes followed, ...more
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Weezer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992 consisting of Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner. The line-up has changed three times since its formation ...more
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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest. The group's success continued with their gold album ...more
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Theory of a Deadman is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
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Godsmack is an American alternative metal band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist ...more
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Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 21 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 1975 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
The 1975 is an English indie rock band formed in Manchester. The group consists of Matthew Healy, Adam Hann, George Daniel, and Ross MacDonald. They have released four EPs, while their ...more
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The Struts is listed (or ranked) 23 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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I Prevail is listed (or ranked) 24 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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AJR is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rock Bands Of 2019, Ranked
AJR is an American indie pop band composed of multi-instrumentalist brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. The band is a DIY pop group who write, produce and mix their own material in the living room ...more