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”


Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame”

Foo Fighters - Shame Shame (Official Video)

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John Mayer – “Last Train Home”


The Killers – “My Own Soul’s Warning”


Kings Of Leon – “The Bandit”


Lenny Kravitz – “Raise Vibration”


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