List of Famous Bands from California

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List of California bands, listed by their level of fame. This California musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous California bands are included, as well as many California musicians of underground status. This list of California musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous California bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

This list contains bands like Metallica and Katy Perry.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from California?" or "What is a list of California bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (1326 items)
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    Metallica is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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    P!nk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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    Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Cher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Cher Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

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    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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    Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Miley Cyrus Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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    Journey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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    Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Jeff Buckley Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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    John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    John Fogerty Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop

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    Fergie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Fergie Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Janet Jackson Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Etta James is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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    Creedence Clearwater Revival is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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    Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

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    Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap

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    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    Pop music, Soft rock

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rock music

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    Jane's Addiction is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Jane's Addiction Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal

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    Thrash metal, Metal, Christian hardcore

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    Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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    Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Brian Wilson Pop music, Rock music, Outsider music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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    Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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    Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock

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    Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electronic dance music

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Jackson Browne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from California

    Jackson Browne Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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