Seattle, the city of grunge, best bands who grow up in this wonderful city.
The Top Ten
1NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.
Slater-Kinney shouldn't be on this list, they're from the olympia area. I mean, come on, their name is a street in Lacey. Technically Nirvana is from Gray County but they were in Seattle when releasing their first album, rising to fam, and seattle influenced their sound a lot. And Heart should be above Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, and maybe Soundgarden. This list should be based off who captures the essence of Seattle, and foo fighters (although a great band) didn't do that.
2Pearl JamPearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.
Pearl Jam changed my life the first time I heard them. No offense to Nirvana (R.I.P. Kurt) but this grunge band has more to offer.
3Alice In ChainsAlice 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.
Best rock band of 90's and early 2000's. Pure rock and roll! Not a grunge band. Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell have one of the most unique vocal sounds ever. And Jerry is a badass guitar player. One of the best ever in my opinion
4Foo FightersFoo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate ...read more.
5Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
6SoundgardenSoundgarden 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.
7HeartHeart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.
9Screaming TreesScreaming Trees was an American rock band formed in Ellensburg, Washington in 1985 by vocalist Mark Lanegan, guitarist Gary Lee Conner, bass player Van Conner and drummer Mark Pickerel.
10Modest MouseModest Mouse is an American rock band formed in 1992 in Issaquah, Washington, and currently based in Portland, Oregon.
12Temple of The DogTemple of the Dog is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. It was conceived by vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden as a tribute to his friend, the late Andrew Wood, lead singer of the bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone. The line-up included Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar, ...read more.
13Death Cab for Cutie
14Band of Horses
15The Classic Crime
The most underrated rock band of all time, look them up as listen to any (except Phoenix) of their albums and you will be amazed, mainly by lead singer's vocals/lyric writing.
Best band still alive and playing from Seattle except Pearl Jam
Andy Wood started Grunge and died way to early RIP
17MudhoneyMudhoney 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 guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison and drummer Dan Peters.
19Presidents of the U.S.A.
22NevermoreNevermore is an American progressive metal band from Seattle, Washington. Formed in 1991, they are known to incorporate elements from various styles such as power metal, modern hard rock, classic heavy metal and technical thrash metal. The band has been on hiatus since 2011, due to personal issues between ...read more.