Punk California Punk Rock Bands List

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List of California punk rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as punk rock solo artists from California are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great California music that you've never heard before. The punk rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in California. If you think the best California punk rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Artists here include everything from Red Hot Chili Peppers to P!nk.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular punk rock bands from California?" and "Which punk rock bands started in California?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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Pink is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

3
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

4
Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

6
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

7
Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

8
Ice-T is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rock music

9
Dave Mustaine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal

10
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

11
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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Suicidal Tendencies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

13
Sublime is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

14
Dead Kennedys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk

15
Rancid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

16
Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

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No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

18
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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Social Distortion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

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Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

21
Cold War Kids is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Soul music, Punk rock

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Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Rap rock, Funk metal

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NOFX is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

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Hole is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

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Buckcherry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

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The Go-Go's is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

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Descendents is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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AFI is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Horror punk, Neo-progressive rock, Gothic rock

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Pennywise is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

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Travis Barker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Pop punk, Rap metal

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Michael Peter Balzary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Fusion, Jazz-funk, Experimental rock

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Sugar Ray is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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Tim Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

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Fishbone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Heavy metal, Reggae fusion, Hard rock

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No Age is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Shoegazing, Garage punk

37
Tom Morello is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Acoustic music, Heavy metal

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Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

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Krist Novoselic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Noise rock, Rock music

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The Vandals is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Punk rock

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Jello Biafra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Industrial metal, Spoken word, Anarcho-punk

42
The Cramps is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

43
Thomas DeLonge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Neo-progressive rock, Space rock

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Reel Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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L7 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Riot grrrl, Grunge, Heavy metal

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Minutemen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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The Distillers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Street punk, Alternative rock

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Charlotte Caffey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Punk rock

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Circle Jerks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Body Count is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Thrash metal