List of Famous Bands from San Jose

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

List features The Doobie Brothers, Nikki Sixx and more.

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  • The Doobie Brothers
    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music
    • Albums: Toulouse Street, The Captain and Me, What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits, The Doobie Brothers, Live at Wolf Trap
    The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band from San Jose, California. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. They have been active for nearly five decades, with their greatest ...more
  • Nikki Sixx
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
    Nikki Sixx (born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.; December 11, 1958) is an American musician, songwriter, radio host, and photographer, best known as the co-founder, bassist, and primary ...more
  • Larry Norman
    Christian music, Jesus music, Rock music
    • Albums: Bootleg, Upon This Rock, Copper Wires, Streams of White Light Into Darkened Corners, Labor of Love
    Larry David Norman (April 8, 1947 – February 24, 2008) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, record label owner, and record producer. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of Christian ...more
  • Smash Mouth
    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music
    • Albums: All Star, The Gift of Rock, Astro Lounge, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, All Star Smash Hits
    Smash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994, and was originally composed of Steve Harwell (lead vocals), Kevin Coleman (drums), Greg Camp (guitar), and ...more
  • Xiu Xiu
    Synthpop, Experimental rock, Experimental music
    • Albums: Fabulous Muscles, A Promise, A Soundtrack for a Polaroid of Two Trees in Indiana, ¿Spicchiology?, The Air Force
    Xiu Xiu () is an American experimental band, formed in 2002 by singer-songwriter Jamie Stewart in San Jose, California. Currently, the line-up consists of Stewart (the only constant member since ...more
  • Sleep
    Doom metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
    • Albums: Dopesmoker, Sleep's Holy Mountain, Volume One, Dopesmoker, Volume Two
    Sleep is a stoner doom metal band from San Jose, California. Active during the 1990s, Sleep earned critical and record label attention early in their career. Critic Eduardo Rivadavia describes them ...more