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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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Green Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Green Day 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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Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal Rock music

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Jim Morrison 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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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Dr. Dre Hip hop music, Rap music Gangsta rap

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Grateful Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Grateful Dead Blues-rock, Rock music Folk rock

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Korn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Korn 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
Gwen Stefani Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop New Wave

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Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Eddie Vedder Grunge, Folk rock Alternative rock

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Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Megadeth 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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Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Mötley Crüe 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
Etta James 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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Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Axl Rose Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Avenged Sevenfold 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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Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Jerry Garcia Blues-rock, Rock music Folk rock

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Eagles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Eagles Country pop, Rock music Folk rock

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Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Beck Hansen Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk Country rap

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N.W.A is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
N.W.A Hip hop music, Political hip hop Gangsta rap

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Brandy Norwood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Brandy Norwood Hip hop music, Pop music Dance-pop

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Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Karen Carpenter Pop music, Soft rock

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Ice-T is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Ice-T 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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Faith No More is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Faith No More Nu metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Dave Mustaine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Dave Mustaine Thrash metal, Progressive metal Heavy metal

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As I Lay Dying is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
As I Lay Dying Thrash metal, Metal Christian hardcore

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Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Maroon 5 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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Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Cypress Hill 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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Dead Kennedys is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Dead Kennedys Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk Skate punk

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Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Papa Roach Nu metal, Rock music Emo

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Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Bad Religion Pop punk, Crossover thrash Melodic hardcore

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Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Counting Crows Pop music, Rock music Folk rock

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30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
30 Seconds to Mars Neo-progressive rock, Rock music Space rock

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No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
No Doubt Pop punk, New Wave Pop music

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Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Bassnectar Hip hop music, Electro hop Electronic dance music

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Incubus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from California
Incubus 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