2019 in rock music

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List of years in rock music

This article summarizes the events related to rock music for the year of 2019.

Notable events[edit]






  • The Black Keys single "Lo/Hi" tops the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart for three weeks. Despite the band's popularity on the Alternative Songs chart in the past, this is the band's first song to top the Mainstream Rock chart. The song eventually simultaneously tops four Billboard Rock charts: Mainstream Rock, Alternative Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, and Rock Airplay. It is the first song to top all four simultaneously, and only the second song to do it ever.[3][25][26]




  • Tool releases their first album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum. It tops the US Billboard 200 all-format albums chart, selling 270,000 album equivalent units in its opening week, making it has the biggest debut for a rock album in 2019.[33]
  • Weeks prior to the album's release, Tool also, for the first time, released all of their back catalog onto digital download and music streaming platforms, the band being one of the few main acts left to do so.[34][35] The re-releases spur massive spikes in the band's prior albums, the most being Aenima, which rises 5,900% percent places on number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, moving 33,000 album equivalent units.[36][37]
  • The re-releases also affect the song charts: Tool becomes the first in history to occupy all ten spots in the top 10 Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart. Overall, they occupy 15 of the top 25 spots as well.[38]
  • Tool's first single, "Fear Inoculum", debuts at number 93 on the Billboard all-format Hot 100 song chart. Not only is this rare for a rock band in 2019, and extremely rare for progressive rock music, but, at 10 minutes and 21 seconds in length, becomes the longest song of all time to ever chart on the Hot 100 chart.[39][40][37]
  • Slipknot releases their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind. The album tops the US Billboard 200 album chart, moving 118,000 album equivalent units. It was the band's third number one album in the US in a row, and the first hard rock album since the Foo Fighters 2017 album Concrete and Gold to top the chart.[41][42]
  • The Pillows open a temporary museum called "Buster's Diner" in Tokyo.[43]


  • Tool's album Fear Inoculum holds into the top 10 of the Billboard 200 in its second week, charting at number 7 and moving another 38,000 album equivalent units.[44]
  • Blink 182 releases their ninth studio album, Nine. It debuts at number 3 on the Billboard 200, moving 94,000 album equivalent units.[45]
  • The Beatles' album Abbey Road is remixed and released, topping the charts in UK once again.[46]
  • Disturbed's single "No More" tops the Mainstream Rock chart, the band's seventh single in a row to top the chart. It stays there for four weeks.[47]


  • Dirty Honey's single "When I'm Gone" tops the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, making them the first band ever without a music label to top the chart.[48]
  • On Halloween, My Chemical Romance announces the band will be reforming after 6 years.[49]


  • Papa Roach's single "Come Around" tops the Billboard Mainstream Rock songs chart. It is their fifth song to top the chart since 2009.[50]
  • Coldplay releases their eighth studio album, Everyday Life. The album release to mixed commercial response; it tops the UK album's chart, and is the third highest debut of 2019 there, but only debuts at number 8 on the US Billboard 200 chart, moving 48,000 album-equivalent units. Their prior album, A Head Full of Dreams sold four times as much in 2015, when it debuted at number 2 with 210,000 album equivalent units in 2015.[51][52]
  • Rage Against the Machine announces they are reuniting in 2020 to play Coachella.[53]
  • Colombian rock musician Juanes is honoured as the 2019 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year with a tribute concert on November 13 in Las Vegas, United States.[54]


  • Vicky Cornell, widow of Chris Cornell, sues the remaining band members of Soundgarden over the legal rights to the remaining vocal tracks from Chris Cornell recorded in 2017 prior to his death. The band members believe the recording were meant to be used for Soundgarden and wish to use them to release a final studio album, while Vicky believes they were not explicitly designated as Soundgarden material. Both parties want to retain creative control over the material.[55]
  • The Who release their twelfth studio album, and their first in over thirteen years titled Who. The album peaked number three on UK all-format chart (OOC)[56] and number two on the US Billboard 200.[57] in the weekly charts.

Year end[edit]


Break ups[edit]


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