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The Best Rock Bands Of 2020, Ranked

Updated June 15, 2021 5.5k votes 540 voters 16.4k views45 items

List RulesOnly rock bands releasing new music in 2020.

Update: Follow Ranker's official New Rock 2020 playlist on Spotify!

Whether you like ripping guitar riffs or massive drum solos, the best rock bands of 2020 have it all. The 2020 class of rock and rollers includes veteran acts, newcomers, and everyone in between. Some of the best rock bands of 2020 have massive tours on the calendar while others are releasing highly anticipated new albums.

Many of the top rock bands today, from Red Hot Chili Peppers to The Killers are expected to have a big year in 2020, and some of the hottest rock bands right now, like Green Day and Weezer, are among the good rock bands and artists touring in 2020. Living legends like AC/DC and Deep Purple are also going to leave their marks among the best classic rock bands of 2020 with reported new albums

Which rock band do you think will own 2020? Who is touring in 2020 that you would follow around the country?

Vote your favorite 2020 rock bands up to the top of this list and please add any artists we may have missed.

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    wizardlisa77 addedNu metal, Rock music
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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 Atlantic...  more
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    Alternative rock, Post-grunge
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    112
    Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the death of Kurt Cobain and the resulting dissolution of...  more
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock
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    127
    AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to as a...  more
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    Pop punk, Rock music
    182
    134
    Green Day is an American rock band formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of the band's career, they have been a trio with drummer Tré...  more
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  • 5
    Rock music, Gothic metal
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    107
    Evanescence ( E(E)V-ə-NESS-ənss) is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1995 by singer and pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. After recording independent albums, the band...  more
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    Nu metal, Thrash metal
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    118
    Five Finger Death Punch is an American metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the group's name is derived from classic martial arts cinema. The band originally consisted of vocalist Ivan...  more
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  • 7
    Pop punk, Ska punk
    81
    66
    The Offspring is an American rock band from Garden Grove, California, formed in 1984. Originally formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band has consisted of lead vocalist and guitarist Bryan...  more
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  • 8
    Doom metal, Glam metal
    114
    103

    NationalityEngland

    John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, actor and reality television star who rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal...  more
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    Nu metal, Rock music
    78
    66
    Deftones is an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. It was formed in 1988 by Chino Moreno (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums)...  more
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  • 10
    Rock music, Grunge
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    90
    Stone Temple Pilots (often abbreviated as STP) are an American rock band from San Diego, California, that originally consisted of Scott Weiland (lead vocals), brothers Dean DeLeo (guitar) and Robert...  more
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    pobremalone addedIndustrial metal, Gothic metal
    50
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    Glam metal, Heavy metal
    89
    85
    Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal. The lineup from 1978–1992 was...  more
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    Bad Wolves is an American heavy metal supergroup formed in 2017. They are best known for their 2018 cover of The Cranberries' 1994 hit "Zombie"....  more
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  • 14
    Blues-rock, Classic rock
    69
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    Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. The band is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the...  more
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    Pop punk, Rock music
    86
    92
    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 Bell...  more
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  • 16
    Pop punk, Synthpop
    87
    94
    The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer...  more
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  • 17
    Grunge, Post-grunge
    62
    69
    Bush are an English rock band formed in London, England in 1992. Their current lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Gavin Rossdale, drummer Robin Goodridge, lead guitarist Chris...  more
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  • 18
    Pop punk, Emo
    55
    63
    Biffy Clyro are a Scottish rock band that formed in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, comprising Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston. Currently signed to 14th Floor Records, they have released six...  more
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    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 2009,...  more
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    Heathen249 added
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    36
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    Heathen249 added
    32
    38
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    New Wave, Rock music
    40
    50
    The Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band founded in London in February 1977. Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Psychedelic Furs were one of the many...  more
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    Heathen249 added
    31
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    Heathen249 addedHardcore punk, Metalcore
    30
    35

    NationalityUSA

    Code Orange (previously known as Code Orange Kids) is an American hardcore punk band that formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2008. The band signed to Deathwish Inc. for its first two studio...  more
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    Heathen249 added
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    35
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List Rules: Only rock bands releasing new music in 2020.