David Bowie, Iron Maiden, Metallica, The White Stripes, Oasis, Rammstein, even Bob Dylan have all headlined Rock am Ring throughout its 34-year tenure as Europe's premier rock festival. Not exactly impoverished when it comes to rock music royalty, then.
Consistently setting the benchmark of how to curate lineups that astound their loyal demographic, which stretches from punk rockers to headbanging metal moguls, 2019's edition adds another string to its impressive bow with Slipknot, Tool, Die Ärzte, and Slayer taking the reigns.
So with 7th June fast approaching, we've curated a lineup playlist as an opportunity to rekindle the romance with the greats and begin your love affair with less familiar artists on the Rock am Ring roster.
Disclaimer: Tool are still yet to give permission to streaming platforms to distribute their music, so there is an evident lack of the elusive prog-metal titans on this playlist, unfortunately. A positive, however, is that it's yet another valid reason to see them in the flesh.
Rock am Ring 2019 takes place in Nürburg, Germany on 7-9 June. Book your tickets, accommodation, and travel here.