Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles

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

A list made up of bands like Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Los Angeles?" or "What is a list of Los Angeles bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (852 items)

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Metallica is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. Metallica was formed in 1981 when vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer ...more

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Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other ...more

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P!nk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk Alecia Beth Moore, better known by her stage name P!nk, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Originally a member of the girl group Choice, she rose to fame as an R&B artist with ...more

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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band formed in Los Angeles, in 1985. The classic lineup as signed to Geffen Records in 1986 consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm ...more

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop Cher is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model, fashion designer, television host, comedian, dancer, businesswoman, philanthropist, author, film producer, director, and record producer. ...more

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, poet and songwriter best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors. Due to his songwriting, baritone voice, wild personality and ...more

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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her ...more

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The Doors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. The band took its ...more

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Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Political hip hop Rage Against the Machine is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1991, the group consisted of rapper/vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim ...more

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 1976, the band's original lineup was Tom Petty as the primary vocalist and guitar player, Mike Campbell as ...more

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Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal ...more

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Tool is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Post-metal, Metal, Progressive metal Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1990, the group's line-up includes drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and vocalist Maynard James Keenan. Since 1995, ...more

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The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie. Originally an alternative hip hop group, they subsequently added R&B, ...more

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Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Mötley Crüe is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, who were later joined by ...more

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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll Etta James was an American singer. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with ...more

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Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Heavy metal, Hard rock W. Axl Rose is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is the lead vocalist and only remaining original member of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Due to his powerful and wide vocal ...more

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Weezer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Pop punk, Rock music, Garage rock Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992 consisting of Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner. The line-up has changed three times since its formation ...more

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System of a Down is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music System of a Down, also known by the acronym SOAD and often shortened to System, is an American four-piece rock band from Southern California, formed in 1994. The band currently consists of four ...more

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Eagles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American ...more

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Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap Beck Hansen, known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, ...more

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Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Pop music, Soft rock Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters. Although her skills as a drummer earned admiration from drumming ...more

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Ice-T is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rock music Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American rapper, singer, and actor. He began his career as a rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987, when he ...more

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Jane's Addiction is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The band consists of Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney. Founded by Farrell and ...more

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Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1994 as Kara's Flowers while its members were still in high school and originally ...more

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Suicidal Tendencies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Suicidal Tendencies (also known as S.T. or simply Suicidal) is an American hardcore punk/thrash metal band. They were formed in Venice, Los Angeles, California, in 1981 by the leader and only ...more

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Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Pop music, Rock music, Soft rock Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant pop songs, and for film scores. Since ...more

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Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore Bad Religion is a punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1979. The band makes extensive use of soaring 3-part vocal harmonies, guitar solos and lyrics that often contain ...more

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30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock Thirty Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević. The band's debut album, 30 Seconds ...more

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The Byrds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the ...more

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Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band, best known for their hit singles "Metal Health" and "Cum on Feel the Noize". The band was founded in 1973, by guitarist Randy ...more

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Jackson Browne is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock Clyde Jackson Browne is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded ...more

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Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock Flogging Molly is an American seven-piece Irish punk band from Los Angeles, California led by Irish vocalist Dave King, known for his work with Fastway. They are signed to their own record ...more

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Buffalo Springfield is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock Buffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band formed in 1966 whose members included Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Jim Messina, Ken Koblun, and ...more

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Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal Audioslave was an American rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2001 and disbanded in 2007. The four-piece band consisted of then-former Soundgarden lead singer/rhythm guitarist ...more

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The Pharcyde is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop The Pharcyde is an alternative hip hop group based in South Central Los Angeles. The original four members of the group are Imani, Slimkid3, Bootie Brown, and Fatlip. DJ Mark Luv was the group's ...more

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Steppenwolf is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry ...more

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Three Dog Night is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock Three Dog Night is an American rock band. They formed in 1967 with a line-up consisting of vocalists Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, and Chuck Negron. This lineup was soon augmented by Jimmy ...more

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Ritchie Valens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Chicano rock, Rock music, Rock and roll Richard Steven Valenzuela, known professionally as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, ...more

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Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Rock music, Rap rock, Funk metal Anthony Joseph Kiedis is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he has fronted since their inception in 1983. Kiedis is a ...more

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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music Adam Noah Levine is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. Born and raised in Los Angeles, ...more

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Belinda Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of The Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time. The group sold more than seven ...more

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Robin Thicke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco Robin Charles Thicke is an American-Canadian singer and songwriter. Thicke has worked with popular artists, such as Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, K.Michelle, Pharrell Williams, Usher, ...more

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Natalie Cole is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Quiet storm Natalie Maria Cole is an American singer, songwriter, and performer. The daughter of Nat King Cole, Cole rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as a R&B artist with the hits "This ...more

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NOFX is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore NOFX are an American punk rock band from Berkeley, California. The band was formed in 1983 by vocalist/bassist Fat Mike and guitarist Eric Melvin. Drummer Erik Sandin joined NOFX shortly after. ...more

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LMFAO is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Electro LMFAO were an American electronic dance music rapper duo consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo and Sky Blu. LMFAO are descendants of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr.. RedFoo and Sky Blu ...more

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Toto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Greater Los Angeles, California. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, ...more

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Susanna Hoffs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Pop music, Rock music Susanna Lee Hoffs is an American vocalist, guitarist and actress. She is best known as a member of The Bangles.

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Dokken is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music Dokken is an American glam metal band formed in 1978. They split up in 1989 but reformed four years later. The group accumulated numerous charting singles and has sold more than 10 million ...more

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Hole is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock Hole was an American alternative rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989 by singer-songwriter Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson. The band had a revolving line-up ...more

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Buckcherry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal Buckcherry is an American rock band from Anaheim, California formed in 1995. The band released two albums, Buckcherry and Time Bomb, before dissolving in the summer of 2002. In 2005, lead ...more