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List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

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List of Phoenix bands, listed by their level of fame. This Phoenix musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Phoenix bands are included, as well as many Phoenix musicians of underground status. This list of Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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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Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix
Genre: Classic rock, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Bella Donna, Buckingham Nicks, Trouble in Shangri-La, Enchanted, Rock a Little, + more

Stephanie Lynn Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter. Nicks is best known for her work as a songwriter and vocalist with Fleetwood Mac, and also for her chart-topping ...more

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Meat Puppets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: Meat Puppets II, Too High to Die, Up on the Sun, Golden Lies, Sewn Together, + more

Meat Puppets are an American rock band formed in January 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona. The group's original lineup was Curt Kirkwood (guitar/vocals), his brother Cris Kirkwood (bass guitar/vocals), ...more

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Dierks Bentley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Long Trip Alone, Modern Day Drifter, Up on the Ridge, Dierks Bentley, Home, + more

Frederick Dierks Bentley (born November 20, 1975) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In 2003, he signed to Capitol Nashville and released his eponymous debut album. Both it and ...more

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Blessthefall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: Black Rose Dying, Blessthefall EP, His Last Walk, Hollow Bodies, Awakening, + more

Blessthefall is an American metalcore band from Phoenix, Arizona, signed to Fearless Records. The band was founded in 2003 by guitarist Mike Frisby, drummer Matt Traynor, and bassist Jared ...more

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Chester Bennington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix
Genre: Alternative hip hop, Nu metal & Emo; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: High Rise, No Sun Today, Out of Time, Home Sweet Home

Chester Charles Bennington (March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was best known as the lead vocalist for Linkin Park. He was also lead ...more

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Soulfly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: Primitive, 3, Conquer, Omen, Tribe, + more

Soulfly is a metal band formed in 1997 based in Phoenix, Arizona. The original lyrical content revolved around spirituality and religious themes, with later albums encompassing other themes ...more
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Flotsam and Jetsam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: Doomsday for the Deceiver, Drift, The Cold, When the Storm Comes Down, My God, + more

Flotsam and Jetsam is an American thrash metal and progressive metal band that formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981. The band currently consists of vocalist Eric "A.K" Knutson, ...more
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Jessi Colter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix
Genre: Outlaw country, Pop music & Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: White Mansions - A Tale of the American Civil War 1861-1865, Wanted! The Outlaws, Out of the Ashes, Diamond in the Rough, Leather and Lace, + more

Mirriam Johnson (born May 25, 1943), known professionally as Jessi Colter, is an American country music artist who is best known for her collaboration with her husband, country singer and ...more

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#77 of 157 The Top Female Country Singers #112 of 169 The Best One-Hit Wonders of the 1970s #50 of 100 The Best Musical Artists From Arizona

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Tuff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: What Comes Around Goes Around, Religious Fix, The History of Tuff, Regurgitation, Live in The U.K., + more

Tuff is an American glam metal band formed in 1985 in Phoenix, Arizona, by guitarist Jorge DeSaint,drummer Gary Huckaby, and bassist Todd Chase. After drummer Gary Huckaby left the group in 85 ...more

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Greeley Estates is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: Far from the Lies, Outside of This, No Rain, No Rainbow, Go West Young Man, + more

Greeley Estates is an American band from Maricopa County, Arizona. Formed in 2002, the band has released five full-length studio albums and three EPs. The group initially had an emo and ...more

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Dear and the Headlights ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: Small Steps, Heavy Hooves, Drunk Like Bible Times

Dear and the Headlights was an indie rock band from Phoenix, Arizona. They released two widely known demos, recorded by future bassist Chuckie Duff, before their debut album was released. These ...more
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Sugar High is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix
Sugar High

Albums: Saccharin & Trust, Ice Cream Anti-Social, Let the Sunshine Out

Adrian Evans and Sean Gens — who attended Paradise Valley High together in Phoenix — teamed up with Cleveland transplants Patrick Singleton and Rusty Marlboro to form Autumn Teen Sound in the ...more
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Autumn Teen Sound is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: Beaten Up By Rock N Roll

.Autumn Teen Sound formed at the end of 1994 with a vision of bringing back fun to rock n roll land. They embraced thier love of sing-along-choruses,loud guitars,'70's keen fashion,teen idol ...more
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Melody Thornton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Sweet Vendetta, The Beginning

Melody Thornton (born September 28, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer and television personality. She rose to stardom as a member of the successful pop group the Pussycat Dolls. The ...more
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J Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Anthology, Burnin' Up, Queen of the House / The Greatest Actor

Jody Miller (born November 29, 1941) is an American country music singer. Born Myrna Joy Miller, in Phoenix, Arizona, she was raised in Blanchard, Oklahoma, the youngest of five sisters.
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Phunk Junkeez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: Injected, Fear Of A Wack Planet, Rock It Science, Junk E.P., Phunk Junkeez, + more

The Phunk Junkeez are an American rap rock band from Phoenix, Arizona that formed in 1991 and have established a strong underground following. The band has toured the U.S. extensively, even ...more
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Psychostick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: The Flesh Eating Rollerskate Holiday Joyride, Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D, We Couldn't Think of a Title!, Sandwich, The Digital Appetizer, + more

Psychostick is an American comedy metal band from Tempe, Arizona, known for their silly image and usage of humor in their songs and lyrics. Their style is referred to by themselves and some ...more
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Sir Richard Bishop is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix
Genre: Experimental music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Graviton Polarity Generator, Salvador Kali, Fingering the Devil, The Unrock Tapes, Beyond All Defects, + more

Richard Bishop is an American composer, guitarist and singer best known for his work with the Sun City Girls. He styles himself Sir Richard Bishop.In 2005, Bishop began performing as a solo ...more
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Sun City Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: Dante's Disneyland Inferno, Torch of the Mystics, Sun City Girls, Valentines From Matahari, Kaliflower, + more

The Sun City Girls were an American experimental rock band, formed in 1979 in Phoenix, Arizona. From 1981 the group consisted of Alan Bishop, his brother Richard Bishop, and Charles Gocher. ...more
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Opiate for the Masses is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: Goodbye, Seven, The Spore, Manifesto, New Machines and the Wasted Life, + more

Opiate for the Masses was an American rock band from Phoenix, AZ in 1999.
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Chronic Future is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: Chronic Future, 4 Elements, Lines in My Face, Modern Art, This and of That, + more

Chronic Future is a band from Scottsdale, Arizona. The band was formed in 1995, when their average age was 14. They achieved a short period of mainstream success with the album Lines in My Face, ...more
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Atllas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix
Atllas

Albums: The King of AZ

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Goose Creek Symphony is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix
Goose Creek Symphony

Albums: Acoustic Goose, The Goose Is Loose - Limited Edition, Volume 1, Est. 1970, Welcome To Goose Creek

The Goose Creek Symphony is an American rock band with roots in Arizona and Kentucky. They were formed in 1968 in Phoenix, Arizona as an outlet for the songs of Charlie Gearheart, aka Ritchie ...more
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The Society of Invisible... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix
The Society of Invisibles

Albums: The Society of Invisibles, Episode 19, The Society of Invisibles

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Trik Turner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Phoenix

Albums: Naming the Unidentified, Trik Turner

Trik Turner is a rap rock band founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1999. The band is best known for their song "Friends and Family," which reached the top ten on the Billboard Modern Rock ...more