Bands/Musicians The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists  

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Modern rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good modern rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top modern rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Modern rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all modern rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest modern rock bands of all time, since the most famous modern rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best modern rock music.

You can click on the modern rock band names to see more information about that particular notable modern rock group. If they're near the top of the best modern rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top modern rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the modern rock band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of artists like Avril Lavigne and Staind. Vote for your favorites to get them to rise to the top. Show some love to your favorites like Battles or Marion Raven.

All important, significant and iconic names in modern rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new modern rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of modern rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into modern rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good modern rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent modern rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best modern rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest modern rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular modern rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Foo Fighters Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

2
519 326
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Red Hot Chili Peppers Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

3
518 333
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

4
605 407
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

5
374 294
Muse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

6
383 303
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

7
372 292
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

8
320 246
System of a Down is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
System of a Down Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

9
293 226
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Shinedown Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

10
325 259
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Breaking Benjamin Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

11
236 199
Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Kings of Leon Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

12
250 234
My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
My Chemical Romance Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

13
204 186
Rise Against is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Rise Against Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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214 234
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

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188 204
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Papa Roach Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

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162 191
30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
30 Seconds to Mars Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock

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19 9
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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126 178
Staind is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

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2 11
Jet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Jet Pop music, Rock music, Garage punk

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37 194
Fozzy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Fozzy Nu metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal

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88 350
Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Avril Lavigne Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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33 202
Alkaline Trio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists
Alkaline Trio Horror punk, Pop punk, New Wave