Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Seattle

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List of Seattle bands, listed by their level of fame. This Seattle musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Seattle bands are included, as well as many Seattle musicians of underground status. This list of Seattle 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 Seattle bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. You may think this list would just be filled with flannel-clad grunge bands like Nirvana, but nearly every genre is represented. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, metal, jazz, and more. 

This list below has a variety of bands in it, from Jimi Hendrix to Pearl Jam.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Seattle?" or "What is a list of Seattle bands?" then this list will answer your questions. 
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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most ...more
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Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge
Pearl Jam is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has comprised Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. The ...more
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Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock
Kurt Donald Cobain was an American musician who was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in ...more
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Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge
Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the death of Kurt Cobain and the resulting ...more
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Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal
Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron ...more
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Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal
Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. The initial lineup was rounded ...more
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Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop
Chris Cornell is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead ...more
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Heart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock
Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group's four-decade history, the band has had three primary lineups, with ...more
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Band of Horses is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Rock music, Alternative country, Indie rock
Band of Horses, originally known briefly as Horses, is an American rock band formed in 2004 in Seattle by Ben Bridwell. The band has released four studio albums, the most successful of which is ...more
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The Classic Crime is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Pop punk, Christian alternative rock, Rock music
The Classic Crime is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington formed in 2004. The band's current lineup consists of Matt MacDonald, Alan Clark, Robert "Cheeze" Negrin, and Paul ...more
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Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Indie pop, Folk music, Folk rock
Fleet Foxes is a Grammy-nominated American indie folk band that was formed in Seattle, Washington. It is signed to the Sub Pop and Bella Union record labels. The band came to prominence in 2008 ...more
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Judy Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Pop music, Folk music, Rock and roll
Judith Marjorie "Judy" Collins is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records and for her social activism. Collins' debut album A Maid ...more
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Duff McKagan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Punk rock
Michael Andrew "Duff" McKagan is an American musician and writer. He is best known for his twelve-year tenure as the bassist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved ...more
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The Presidents of the United S... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Pop punk, Noise rock, Rock music
The Presidents of the United States of America, sometimes referred to as PUSA, The Presidents or Pot USA, is a twice Grammy-nominated American alternative rock band. The band formed in Seattle, ...more
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Mudhoney is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Punk blues, Garage punk, Garage rock
Mudhoney is an American alternative rock band. Formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1988 following the demise of Green River, Mudhoney's members are singer and rhythm guitarist Mark Arm, lead ...more
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Demon Hunter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
Demon Hunter is an American Christian metal band from Seattle, Washington, started in 2000 by brothers Don Clark and Ryan Clark. Although the brothers created the band, only one remains, since ...more
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The Postal Service is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Indie pop, Synthpop, Electronic music
The Postal Service was an American indie band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2001. The band consisted of vocalist Ben Gibbard, producer Jimmy Tamborello, with Jenny Lewis on background ...more
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Brad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock
Brad is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1992. Brad's sound is influenced by the wide variety of influences brought by its members, including Stone Gossard of Pearl ...more
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Minus the Bear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Post-rock
Minus the Bear is an American indie rock band from Seattle, Washington. Founded in 2001, the group features current and former members of Botch, Kill Sadie, and Sharks Keep Moving. Their sound ...more
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Candlebox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge
Candlebox is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington. Since its formation in 1990, the group has released five studio albums, which have achieved multi-platinum and gold certification, as ...more
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Mother Love Bone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Glam metal, Rock music, Grunge
Mother Love Bone was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1988. The band was active from 1988 to 1990. Frontman Andrew Wood's personality and compositions helped to ...more
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Kenny G is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Adult contemporary music, Smooth jazz
Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American adult contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist. His fourth album, Duotones, brought him breakthrough success in ...more
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Sunny Day Real Estate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Rock music, Emo, Grunge
Sunny Day Real Estate was an American alternative rock band from Seattle, Washington. They were one of the first emo bands in establishing the genre. In 1994, the band released their debut album ...more
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Mad Season is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Blues-rock, Rock music, Grunge
Mad Season was an American rock supergroup formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994 by members of three popular Seattle-based bands: Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Screaming Trees. Mad Season ...more
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Satchel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Seattle
Rock music, Alternative rock
Satchel is an alternative rock band from Seattle, currently featuring Shawn Smith, Regan Hagar, and John Hoag.