Nominees: Coldplay, Green Day, The Killers, Linkin Park, Muse
This is another tricky one to predict, as all the nominees still enjoy immense popularity despite arguably being past their artistic peaks. Coldplay are perhaps the notable exception, with Mylo Xyloto as good as anything they've ever done, and their performance at the Paralympics Closing Ceremony converted plenty of haters and reminded a worldwide audience that, for sentimental stadium anthemics, they really can't be beat. However, they seem a little out of place in this category because, frankly, they're just not very 'rock'. Therefore, our predicition goes to Muse. They're still one of the best live acts on earth, have one of the most passionate fanbases of any rock band in Europe, and new album 'The 2nd Law' proves that, musically, they're having more fun than they've ever had.
Our prediction: Muse, but Coldplay in a close second