The popularity of different music genres tend to ebb and flow. Not so with rock and roll, which seems to be eternally popular. It’s a broad category of music, to be sure, but you sure do know it when you see it.
For example: Nirvana. Definitely a rock band, right? Grunge rock, but rock none the less. And what about Oasis? Nothing grunge about them. Brit rock, for sure. Metallica? Well, that’s the very definition of heavy metal rock.
Rock is the cornerstone of MTV, so our heart beats a little faster when the guitars come out to melt faces from the MTV Video Music Awards stage. It’s impossible to pick a favorite, though we were able to narrow it down to ten. You let us know who you think is the best of the best in our poll, after the jump.
Polls close Wednesday, August 24 at noon, so vote now and vote often! Results will be announced in the lead-up to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, which air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28 at 9 PM on MTV. Don’t forget to tune in!
>>> Return to polling headquarters to vote for your favorites in all of the other categories.