List of Famous Bands from Cologne

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

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  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Opera, Classical music
    • Albums: Symphony Edition, Classical Anthology, Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (feat. piano: Cyprien Katsaris), Eternal Classics, The Perlman Edition (disc 15: Bach)
    Ludwig van Beethoven ( (listen); German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːthoːfn̩] (listen); baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between ...more
  • Nico
    Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock
    • Albums: The Velvet Underground & Nico, Desertshore, Chelsea Girl, The Marble Index, The End...
    Christa Päffgen (16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988), known by her stage name Nico, was a German singer, songwriter, musician, model, and actress. She had roles in several films, including Federico ...more
  • Cosmic Gate
    Electronic music, Hard trance, Trance music
    • Albums: A State of Trance 500, Techno Club, Volume 14, Back 2 The Future (The Classics 1999-2003 remixed), Rhythm & Drums
    Cosmic Gate is a German trance duo made up of Claus Terhoeven and Stefan Bossems. Both hail from Krefeld,Germany. On October 28, 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ ...more
  • CAN
    Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music
    • Albums: Tago Mago, CAN, The Lost Tapes, Can / Out of Reach, Silent Night
    Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne in 1968 by the core quartet of Holger Czukay (bass, tape editing), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Michael Karoli (guitar), and Jaki Liebezeit ...more
  • Angela Gossow
    Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Death metal
    Angela Nathalie Gossow (born 5 November 1974) is a German vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. Her other previous bands include ...more
  • Holger Czukay
    Krautrock, Anarcho-punk, Electronic music
    • Albums: Movies, Full Circle, Rome Remains Rome/Der Osten Ist Rot, Rome Remains Rome, Moving Pictures
    Holger Czukay (, born Holger Schüring; 24 March 1938 – 5 September 2017) was a German musician, probably best known as a co-founder of the krautrock group Can. Described as "successfully bridg[ing] ...more