So, I need to broaden my horizons. Also, I'm in the process of joining a couple of bands and (quite honestly) I like the idea of playing some brand new radio rock while I'm at it. Edit to add: One of those bands is fronted by a female so don't forget the ladies. If the ONLY thing you have to contribute is snarky then..... well..... OK I'll take that too. (That's what we do here, right? ) Whatever. But try to avoid being so negative (another goal of mine this year). I'm particularly interested in what you twenty somethings have to say on the subject. You are probably the most in touch and educated music fan generation ever. You grew up being able to find any music you ever wanted. Tell me what the masses (not just musicians) are listening to in rock music these days among people in your age group. This is NOT a thread about YOUR FAVORITE current rock bands. This is about my search for what is appealing to the masses in rock right this second. I'm just curious. I hope the bands are entertaining and enjoyable to me. But this is more research than anything. So if you can point me to factual information about the current top rock bands (even if you despise them) that would be great. Thanks. The reasons I'm asking is because my quick and dirty search turned up Imagine Dragon as the top "rock" band right now. I'm listening to their top releases in order of popularity on Google Play as we speak. I find them interesting..... But not so much "rock". I'm not knocking them. I just find them to be more "edgy pop" than rock. So I hope my search turns up at least a few songs that are straight forward rock that has charted in the last year or so. I'm going at this really open minded. Again, I don't even hate the Imagine Dragon I have heard so far. It's just a bit synth and sample heavy for the way these bands are being structured..... at present anyway. I want to play something new so badly I may even open the door to playing with tracks. That'd how much I want to get away from playing the same 45 songs everyone else does in a different order. But I still want to play HITS, not MY favorite music. So, please, no arguments. Just point me in the direction of rock music that has appealed to the most humans (particularly here in the states) over the last year or two. I'm forcing myself to stretch every aspect of my life this year. 2017 was a busy rut. And I want out of that rut. One can only play Journey and Skynard and Doobies and Beatles and Zep and Stones and GnR and Eagles for so many decades before it's time to add some new ingredients to the stew, ya know? I do fill in gigs these days for all kinds of bands. This is going to sound cocky but I rarely have more than half a dozen songs to learn for a gig because everyone pretty much pays the same thing. (Amd this goes for bkth country and pop/rock bands.) There's the female singer list and the male singer list. For 95% of set lists all I have to do is ask if any keys are not original keys from the recording. Maybe I have to learn a few different songs from the same artists. So, to phrase the question another way.... If you were forming a ROCK band to appeal to the MOST people..... again, the MOST people.....not your people...... or the coolest people.... but the MOST people..... and you were only allowed to play songs from the last two years or so, what would you play?