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MTV has unveiled the 2021 VMA nominees, and this year’s Best Rock nominees aren’t completely awful! And actual rock bands are featured!
(Sure, that’s a very low bar to clear, but in years past, it appeared to be more difficult than expected.)

This year’s nominees include videos from Evanescence, Foo Fighters, John Mayer, The Killers, Kings of Leon and Lenny Kravitz. (Scroll below to see which videos received a Moonperson nod)

The 2021 VMAs will air live on MTV on Sunday, September 12 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

 

Evanescence – “Use My Voice”

Evanescence - Use My Voice (Official Music Video)

"Use My Voice" official music video OUT NOW! Thank you, for using yours. Love over hate. Truth over lies. Shine the light. "Use My Voice": https://evanescenc...

 

Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame”

Foo Fighters - Shame Shame (Official Video)

Foo Fighters // Medicine At Midnight // The New Album Out Now!Listen Here // http://foofighters.co/MAMFeaturing Sofia BoutellaDirector: Paola KudackiExecuti...

 

John Mayer – “Last Train Home”

John Mayer - Last Train Home (Official Video)

"Last Train Home" from John Mayer's album 'Sob Rock' out now: https://johnmayer.lnk.to/SobRockListen to 'Sob Rock'Amazon Music: https://johnmayer.lnk.to/Sob...

 

The Killers – “My Own Soul’s Warning”

The Killers - My Own Soul's Warning (Michael Hili Video)

PNew Album 'Imploding The Mirage' Out Now!https://TheKillers.lnk.to/Imploding-The-MirageFollow The Killers:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekillers/Fa...

 

Kings Of Leon – “The Bandit”

Kings Of Leon - The Bandit (Official Video)

Kings of Leon // When You See Yourself // The New Album Available Now // https://smarturl.it/WYSYWatch More Videos from KoL:"Stormy Weather" (Official Video)...

 

Lenny Kravitz – “Raise Vibration”

Lenny Kravitz - Raise Vibration (Official Video)

From the album RAISE VIBRATION. Listen now: https://lennykravitz.lnk.to/RaiseVibrationID Director: Mark SeligerDP: Davis McCutcheonEditor: Barney MillerFoll...

 

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