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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. {#nodes}
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    Thrash metal, Rock music

    AlbumsMaster of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Metallica, …and Justice for All, Kill 'Em All

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  • 2
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Alternative Rock, Funk Metal

    AlbumsCalifornication, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Stadium Arcadium, Mother's Milk, By the Way

    Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3


    Pop punk, R&B

    AlbumsM!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse, Dear Mr. President, Pink: Live in Europe

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  • 4
    Guns N' Roses

    Guns N' Roses

    Glam metal, Blues-rock

    AlbumsAppetite for Destruction, G N' R Lies, Use Your Illusion I, Chinese Democracy, Use Your Illusion II

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  • 5


    Hip hop music, Rock music

    AlbumsCloser to the Truth, The Ugly Duckling, Heart of Stone, Love Hurts, The Best of Cher

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  • 6
    Jim Morrison

    Jim Morrison

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsParis Jim, Dionysus

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  • 7
    Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus

    Pop, Country pop

    AlbumsCan't Be Tamed, Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus, Breakout, The Time of Our Lives, Party In the U.S.A.

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  • 8
    The Doors

    The Doors

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Doors, L.A. Woman, Strange Days, Morrison Hotel, Light My Fire

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  • 9
    Rage Against the Machine

    Rage Against the Machine

    Crossover thrash, Nu metal

    AlbumsRage Against the Machine, Evil Empire, The Battle of Los Angeles, Renegades, Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium

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  • 10
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    AlbumsThe Last DJ, Damn the Torpedoes, Into the Great Wide Open, Southern Accents, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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  • 11


    Glam metal, Thrash metal

    AlbumsRust in Peace, Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?, Youthanasia, Countdown to Extinction, Cryptic Writings

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  • 12


    Post-metal, Metal

    AlbumsÆnima, Lateralus, 10,000 Days, Undertow

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  • 13
    The Black Eyed Peas

    AlbumsMonkey Business, The E•N•D, My Humps, Bridging the Gap, Elephunk

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  • 14
    Mötley Crüe

    Mötley Crüe

    Glam metal, Rock music

    AlbumsGirls Girls Girls, Shout at the Devil, Dr. Feelgood, Too Fast for Love, Theatre of Pain

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  • 15
    Etta James

    Etta James

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsAt Last!, Tell Mama, I'd Rather Go Blind, The Right Time, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Etta James

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  • 16
    Axl Rose

    Axl Rose

    Heavy metal, Hard rock
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  • 17


    Pop punk, Rock music

    AlbumsPinkerton, Weezer, Weezer, Weezer, Raditude

    Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992. Since 2001, the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    System of a Down

    System of a Down

    Nu metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsToxicity, Hypnotize, Mezmerize, System of a Down, Steal This Album!

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  • 19


    Country pop, Rock music

    AlbumsHotel California, Eagles Greatest Hits, Volume 2, Desperado, The Long Run

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  • 20
    Beck Hansen

    Beck Hansen

    Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk

    AlbumsOdelay, Sea Change, Mutations, Guero, Mellow Gold

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  • 21
    Karen Carpenter

    Karen Carpenter

    Pop music, Soft rock

    AlbumsKaren Carpenter

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  • 22


    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

    AlbumsPower, O.G. Original Gangster, Home Invasion, Seventh Deadly Sin, Rhyme Pays

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  • 23
    Jane's Addiction

    Jane's Addiction

    Rock music, Grunge

    AlbumsRitual de lo habitual, Nothing's Shocking, Strays, The Great Escape Artist, Kettle Whistle

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  • 24
    Maroon 5

    Maroon 5

    Pop, Alternative Rock

    AlbumsSongs About Jane, Hands All Over, Payphone, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, 2003-10-31: Philadelphia

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  • 25
    Suicidal Tendencies

    Suicidal Tendencies

    Nu metal, Rock music

    AlbumsSuicidal for Life, The Art of Rebellion, Join the Army, Lights... Camera... Revolution, Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu

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