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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
Pop, Country pop, Hip hop
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