Although Rap Metal had its success during the 90s, with bands like Rage Against The Machine, its true success, it was at the beginning of the millennium with bands like Linkin Park that they released their first album, Hybrid Theory, it also became the best-selling album debut of the decade. Limp Bizkit, who released Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water, Papa Roach, Deftones, Korn, and Slipknot with their self-titled album.
Rise of metalcore and deathcore, with bands like As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, and Shadows Fall as the main exponents. The late 1990s and early 2000s.
After the mergers between genres that occurred in the 1990s, rock returned to its most basic concept in 2000 as garage rock or garage rock revival, with alternative influences and focused; with groups like The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The White Stripes, The Libertines, The Vines, The Hives, Kings of Leon, BRMC, etc.
The New Wave of Post-Grunge; with groups like Audioslave, 12 Stones, Three Days Grace, Seether, Taproot, or Ytterbium. Early and mid-2000s.
Follow the wave of pop-punk between 2000 and 2005 with bands like The Offspring, Green Day, Blink-182, Sum 41, NOFX, among others. Also, standing out female soloists, such as Avril Lavigne, soloist leader of this style.
In the UK, The Libertines reinvents Britpop, giving a less commercial tinge to bands like Oasis or Blur. With more self-destructive lyrics, but without changing the formula of the previous bands too much, they manage to be a cult band, while opening the way for bands like Franz Ferdinand, Boy Kill Boy, Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Maxïmo Park, and Kaiser Chiefs. Other post-punk revival bands, like Mando Diao (Sweden), update the legacy of post-punk and Britpop.
The Live eight event allowed for the latest comeback of bands like Pink Floyd. Led Zeppelin, the greatest exponent of hard rock in history, meets at a concert almost 25 years after their separation, while Queen joins with Paul Rodgers to form Queen + Paul Rodgers. Roger Waters, the bassist for Pink Floyd, performs a Dark Side of the Moon World Tour and later returns to commemorate 30 years of The Wall with The Wall Live. Bands like Oasis and REM separate, and others like The Police reunite. John Fogerty tours Creedence Clearwater Revival songs.