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Modern hard rock

Most popular artists in Modern hard rock

This chart is based on the monthly listeners metric for all artists tagged with the genre modern hard rock by Spotify. It may contain some errors or some data may not be up to date. You can check the artist profile to update data if necessary.

# Artist Monthly Listeners Followers
1
4,495,379
2,589,360
2
2,736,655
1,624,792
3
Dorothy
1,227,808
359,196
4
Welshly Arms
1,097,807
206,049
5
Black Stone Cherry
854,040
586,974
6
The Blue Stones
679,497
203,217
7
Reignwolf
645,156
192,976
8
Andrew W.K.
492,595
168,045
9
cleopatrick
423,020
206,758
10
The Wanton Bishops
374,507
35,173
11
Goodbye June
374,417
123,732
12
Red Sun Rising
312,752
85,791
13
Blacktop Mojo
306,720
78,183
14
The Phantoms
301,438
53,008
15
Dirty Honey
285,877
153,206
16
Mammoth WVH
264,472
130,749
17
Thundermother
235,498
74,435
18
Dinosaur Pile-Up
229,225
89,594
19
Monster Truck
211,864
86,351
20
Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
187,555
93,338
21
Mark Morton
177,209
52,620
22
The Temperance Movement
175,767
67,450
23
Crobot
158,647
58,258
24
Tremonti
155,815
126,797
25
The Dead Daisies
149,598
85,955
26
Thunder
148,767
113,799
27
Blues Pills
133,118
119,199
28
Electric Mary
123,454
28,045
29
Beware Of Darkness
109,719
30,112
30
Black Country Communion
109,241
110,663
31
Those Damn Crows
98,669
27,844
32
CRX
96,634
50,804
33
The Night Flight Orchestra
94,909
60,809
34
Black Star Riders
89,468
42,692
35
The Winery Dogs
88,357
145,559
36
Elder
84,663
139,506
37
Junkyard Drive
84,152
13,846
38
King King
82,014
20,631
39
Massive Wagons
78,599
22,515
40
Joe Perry
70,515
16,390
41
Black Oak County
69,808
9,690
42
Wilson
68,073
18,893
43
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons
66,177
38,772
44
Bonafide
63,739
16,375
45
Florence Black
58,522
23,162
46
The Georgia Thunderbolts
58,132
11,185
47
The Lazys
58,038
17,133
48
Jared James Nichols
57,258
34,352
49
Brother Cane
55,120
16,575
50
The New Roses
52,712
26,547
51
The Answer
43,320
42,244
52
Sons Of Texas
41,552
39,146
53
Supersonic Blues Machine
40,582
14,656
54
Inglorious
39,657
35,692
55
Scarlet Rebels
39,010
5,927
56
Stone Broken
37,668
26,614
57
The Karma Effect
36,778
2,568
58
The Dust Coda
36,207
10,621
59
Cry Of Love
35,165
21,897
60
Razzmattazz
34,544
4,242
61
Kris Barras Band
34,437
16,991
62
Joyous Wolf
32,366
18,282
63
Koritni
32,165
9,304
64
The Damned Things
31,973
36,320
65
Voodoo Circle
31,875
16,314
66
Kira Mac
30,580
5,817
67
Thunderpussy
26,398
25,112
68
Smith/Kotzen
26,203
24,052
69
The Treatment
25,759
16,803
70
We Are Harlot
25,301
38,711
71
Collateral
24,683
4,683
72
Bad Touch
23,825
9,306
73
These Wicked Rivers
23,814
5,620
74
The Wild!
23,730
11,695
75
The Wildhearts
23,659
35,600
76
King Zebra
22,709
4,657
77
Revolution Saints
21,207
28,061
78
Dust Bowl Jokies
20,946
4,554
79
Kickin Valentina
20,698
7,801
80
Little Caesar
20,566
20,577
81
Screaming Eagles
20,350
2,961
82
Mason Hill
20,067
9,663
83
Shotgun Revolution
19,987
6,034
84
Broken Witt Rebels
19,092
10,607
85
Shim
18,708
5,509
86
Art of Anarchy
18,494
24,739
87
Black Paisley
17,702
6,693
88
Scorpion Child
17,546
17,161
89
South Of Salem
17,119
6,002
90
Doomsday Outlaw
16,518
3,550
91
Beasto Blanco
16,515
9,701
92
Them Evils
16,236
9,122
93
Black Map
15,945
12,724
94
The Cherry Truck Band
15,164
2,698
95
Ricky Warwick
15,105
6,509
96
Black Swamp Water
14,471
7,597
97
Temple Balls
13,817
8,312
98
The Standstills
13,620
8,325
99
Band of Rascals
13,268
5,348
100
Gin Annie
13,001
3,730
101
Animal Drive
12,513
11,427
102
The Killbilly 5'ers
12,110
4,557
103
Silvera
11,872
3,620
104
Valora
11,437
6,890
105
Black Aces
11,187
3,148
106
Million Dollar Reload
10,995
9,224
107
TRUCKER DIABLO
10,914
2,884
108
CURSE
10,799
2,428
109
Small Jackets
10,318
4,735
110
Gone Is Gone
9,491
28,757
111
Devil's Train
8,972
7,525
112
Phil Campbell
8,728
7,596
113
The Brew
8,484
13,075
114
Blended Brew
8,472
2,236
115
Black Spiders
8,389
14,987
116
Little Angels
7,843
15,515
117
Troy Redfern
7,572
2,303
118
The End Machine
7,217
7,302
119
RavenEye
6,948
12,098
120
Jack J Hutchinson
6,125
2,641
121
Cut Glass Kings
5,828
3,071
122
Black Coffee
5,675
5,049
123
Cage The Gods
5,571
4,963
124
Tax The Heat
5,145
4,583
125
Last in Line
5,077
17,060
126
Black Swan
4,897
9,849
127
Wayward Sons
4,727
11,349
128
Dirty Shirley
4,574
7,145
129
Tequila Mockingbyrd
4,347
3,933
130
Austin Gold
3,984
1,202
131
Ryders Creed
3,966
2,544
132
Revival Black
3,940
3,267
133
Walking Papers
3,674
9,270
134
California Breed
3,520
13,983
135
KXM
3,366
12,311
136
Red Dragon Cartel
3,269
9,547
137
Deadland Ritual
3,260
9,085
138
Voodoo Six
2,912
8,873
139
The L.A. Maybe
2,894
3,029
140
STONE HORSES
2,865
2,805
141
Massive
2,852
4,675
142
Burning Rain
2,526
8,432
143
Dead Man's Whiskey
2,122
4,012
144
Riverdogs
2,100
4,278
145
Flat Earth
1,834
2,714
146
Blackwater Conspiracy
1,821
5,154
147
Stone Machine
1,762
2,359
148
Matt Mitchell & the Coldhearts
1,672
735
149
Wicked Stone
1,559
1,619
150
Gorilla Riot
1,454
2,737
151
The Texas Flood
1,445
2,291
152
Silverthorne
1,431
1,411
153
Sons of Liberty
1,427
2,365
154
The Amorettes
1,402
3,871
155
Hollowstar
1,330
3,970
156
After 10
1,254
809
157
Rear Naked Choke
1,233
594
158
Wolf Jaw
1,187
2,077
159
Toseland
1,183
2,937
160
Bad Moon Born
1,169
1,652
161
Hell's Addiction
1,153
2,066
162
Palace of the King
1,134
1,970
163
SKAM
1,064
1,937
164
Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics
1,061
2,190
165
Electric Black
1,055
1,084
166
Buffalo Summer
1,035
2,823
167
The Ultra
1,025
515
168
THE NEW DEATH CULT
1,017
1,833
169
Altitudes & Attitude
1,003
2,698
170
Snakecharmer
856
2,547
171
Bigfoot
541
2,372
172
KING WITCH
516
2,325
173
Flayed
394
789
174
Red Sky Mary
362
1,594
175
Dead Now
345
1,879
176
Animalhead
313
498
177
Fragile Things
275
632
178
Piston
270
1,653
179
Dirty Thrills
241
2,208
180
Black Whiskey
234
1,366
181
Call Me Peter
217
331
182
Gasoline Outlaws
166
1,174
183
City of Thieves
154
805

Some info about modern hard rock

Modern hard rock is a genre of music that continues the legacy of the hard rock sounds of the 1960s and 1970s, incorporating a blend of aggressive guitar riffs, emphatic rhythms, and powerful vocals. The genre breathes with an intensity that captures the raw edge of its ancestors while molding it with the contemporary production techniques and varied influences from other modern genres.

Born out of the ashes of classic hard rock, which itself stemmed from the heavier side of rock and roll, modern hard rock began taking shape in the late 1980s and early 1990s. As the grunge movement and alternative rock started to decline, bands sought to retain the elemental hardness of rock but also adapt to the changing musical landscape. The sound evolved to include elements from metal, punk, and even pop, adapting to new audiences and the evolving tastes of music enthusiasts.

Key artists who have defined and carried the banner for modern hard rock include groups like Foo Fighters, founded by Nirvana’s drummer Dave Grohl in the mid-1990s, who have blended melodic elements with harder rocky edges. Nickelback, another significant name, intersected the pop-rock interface with hard rock, creating anthemic tracks with mass appeal. Shinedown and Alter Bridge have also been significant, emphasizing powerful guitar riffs and vocal prowess that define the genre's core characteristics.

Additionally, bands like Halestorm and Theory of a Deadman have brought unique elements to the modern hard rock scene, often incorporating gender diversity and lyrical narratives that speak to personal and social challenges, reflecting the genre's adaptability and depth. The genre's appeal is also seen in the resurgence and continued popularity of older bands like Guns N' Roses and Aerosmith, who have adapted their classic sounds to the contemporary expectations of the genre.

Modern hard rock enjoys widespread popularity predominantly in the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe, including the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. These regions have historically been hotbeds for rock music, providing continuous support through dedicated radio stations, digital streaming platforms, and vibrant live concert scenes.

Live performances are a vital aspect of modern hard rock, characterized by energetic and often theatrical displays. These performances are crucial in maintaining the visceral connection between the artists and their audience, a hallmark carried over from the genre’s early days. Festivals like Rock am Ring in Germany, Download Festival in the UK, and Rock on the Range in the USA are significant cultural gatherings that showcase the enduring and evolving appeal of modern hard rock.

Album production in modern hard rock often involves high production values and a meticulous focus on sound quality, with producers like Howard Benson, who has worked with bands such as My Chemical Romance and Motorhead, playing a pivotal role. The modern studio technologies give bands expansive possibilities to experiment with sound and layering, thereby expanding their musical reach.

In summary, modern hard rock is a dynamic and evolving genre that holds a significant place in the landscape of contemporary music. Its ability to integrate elements from various musical styles while maintaining its core intensity and appeal makes it a continually relevant and beloved genre among old and new generations of music enthusiasts alike. The cultural impact of modern hard rock is palpable, resonating through its powerful beats and riffs that echo both the past and the pulse of the present.