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List of Famous Bands from Cleveland

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List of Cleveland bands, listed by their level of fame. This Cleveland musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Cleveland bands are included, as well as many Cleveland musicians of underground status. This list of Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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.

List includes Nine Inch Nails, Tracy Chapman, more.

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    Nine Inch Nails

    Dark ambient, Industrial metal
    Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN (stylized as NIИ), is an American industrial rock...  more

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    Nine Inch Nails Scared The Hell Out Of People, But Trent Reznor's All About The Music#210 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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    Tracy Chapman

    Blues-rock, Pop music
    Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast...  more

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    The Best Tracy Chapman Songs#41 of 227 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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    Joe Walsh

    Blues-rock, Rock music
    Joseph Fidler Walsh (born November 20, 1947) is an American rock singer, guitarist, and...  more

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    The Best Joe Walsh Albums of All Time#144 of 489 The Best Rock Vocalists

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    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music
    Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American rap group. Consists of rappers Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone,...  more

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    The Best Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Albums of All Time#6 of 123 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time

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    James Gang

    Rock music, Hard rock
    The James Gang was a rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1966. The band enjoyed moderate...  more

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    The Best James Gang Albums of All Time#160 of 263 The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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    Nu metal, Thrash metal
    Chimaira was an American heavy metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in August 1998, the...  more
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    The Dead Boys

    Rock music, Classic Punk
    Dead Boys are an American punk rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. The band was among the first...  more


    #36 of 389 The Best Punk Bands Of All Time#26 of 44 Punk Bands with the Best Lyrics

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore
    Stanley Howse, better known as Flesh-n-Bone (born June 10, 1973), is an American rapper known...  more

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    #20 of 70 The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison#116 of 136 The Best Musical Artists From Ohio

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    Marc Cohn

    Adult contemporary music, Rock music
    Marc Craig Cohn (; born July 5, 1959) is an American folk rock singer-songwriter and musician....  more
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    Doom metal, Nu metal
    Mushroomhead is an American alternative metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the...  more
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    Industrial metal, Rock music
    Filter is an American rock band formed in 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio by singer Richard Patrick...  more

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    #129 of 383 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s#17 of 48 The Best Bands Named After Drugs

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    The Raspberries

    Rock music, Pop rock
    The Raspberries were an American power pop/pop rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. They had a run...  more


    #236 of 359 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame#50 of 221 Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Layzie Bone

    Hip hop music, Pop music
    Steven Howse (born September 23, 1974) is a rapper known primarily for being a member of the...  more

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    The Best Layzie Bone Albums of All Time#176 of 238 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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    Eric Singer

    Glam metal, Progressive metal
    Eric Singer (born Eric Doyle Mensinger; May 12, 1958) is an American hard rock and heavy metal...  more

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    Krayzie Bone

    Hip hop, gangsta rap
    Anthony Henderson (born June 17, 1973), better known as Krayzie Bone, is an American rapper,...  more

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    The Best Krayzie Bone Songs#73 of 136 The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

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    Nine Inch Nails: Live

    Alternative rock, Synthpop
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    Gerald Levert

    Contemporary R&B, Soul music
    Gerald Edward Levert (July 13, 1966 – November 10, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter,...  more
  • 18

    The Moonglows

    Doo-wop, Rhythm and blues
    The Moonglows were an American R&B group in the 1950s. Their song "Sincerely" went to number 1...  more
  • 19

    Shelly West

    Country pop, Country
    Shelly West (born May 23, 1958) is an American country music singer. Her mother was the...  more
  • 20

    Nox Arcana

    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient
    Nox Arcana is an American neoclassical, dark ambient musical duo, formed in 2003 by Joseph...  more
  • 21

    Pat Torpey

    Heavy metal, Pop rock
    Pat Torpey (December 13, 1953 – February 7, 2018) was an American hard rock drummer and...  more
  • 22

    Pere Ubu

    New Wave, Rock music
    Pere Ubu is a rock group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975. Despite many long-term band...  more
  • 23

    Wish Bone

    Hip hop music
    Wish Bone is an American rapper and member of the Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony....  more
  • 24

    Dazz Band

    Rhythm and blues, Funk
    The Dazz Band is an American R&B, funk band whose popularity exploded in the early 1980s....  more

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    #25 of 124 The Best Funk Bands/Artists#51 of 152 The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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    Bone Brothers

    Urban contemporary, Pop music
    Bone Brothers is an American hip hop duo composed of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony members Layzie Bone...  more