Musical Acts from Los Angeles Quiz

Based on the songs, name these musical acts from the Los Angeles area.
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Last updated: December 13, 2019
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First submittedJune 28, 2012
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Musical Act
Sweet Child o' Mine, November Rain
Guns N' Roses
Surfin' USA, California Girls
The Beach Boys
Under the Bridge, Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers
I Gotta Feeling, Let's Get It Started
The Black Eyed Peas
Moves Like Jagger, Payphone
Maroon 5
Straight Outta Compton,
Express Yourself
Party Rock Anthem, Shots
Light My Fire, Love Me Two Times
The Doors
Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn!
The Byrds
Last Train to Clarksville, I'm a Believer
The Monkees
(They Long to Be) Close to You,
Top of the World
The Carpenters
Enter Sandman, Master of Puppets
Musical Act
Hot for Teacher, Panama
Van Halen
Gin and Juice, Drop It Like It's Hot
Snoop Dogg
Hotel California, Best of My Love
Killing in the Name, Revolver
Rage Against
the Machine
Walk Like an Egyptian,
A Hazy Shade of Winter (cover)
The Bangles
It Was a Good Day, Check Yo Self
Ice Cube
Happy Together, It Ain't Me Babe
The Turtles
Low Rider, Spill the Wine
Dr. Feelgood, Shout at the Devil
Mötley Crüe
Undone – The Sweater Song,
Buddy Holly
April 29 1992, What I Got
Level 61
Sep 29, 2012
Got em all. It helps to be eclectic! Lol
Level 57
Oct 1, 2012
How come "Hazy Shade of Winter" gets annotated with "cover" but "Mr Tambourine Man" and "It Aint Me Babe" don't?
Level 72
Jan 30, 2013
Because Bob Dylan never should have sang any of his songs. His voice is terrible. Such a shame, given his extreme talent in all other aspects of music
Level 77
Sep 22, 2017
That's not a reason
Level 67
Mar 9, 2024
That is not true.
Level 85
Jul 27, 2015
Also, while written by Dylan, the cover versions are much more famous than Dylan's original, most likely for the reason "Cork" proposed. Same with "All Along the Watchtower," and others.
Level 22
Jan 7, 2013
I kept trying Katy Perry for "California Girls" lol
Level 88
Jan 23, 2015
The Carpenters? Three thousand miles off--East Haven, Connecticut.
Level ∞
Feb 20, 2015
They moved to California as high schoolers, and that's where they made their mark.
Level 88
Jul 24, 2015
Yeah, but the instructions say: "name these musical acts from the Los Angeles area." Seems like an unnecessary stretch when there are so many bands legitimately from LA.
Level 35
Jul 24, 2015
Well i missed Rage because i thought the name of their song was killing in the name of, lol. Also, maybe having a subsequent "hit" as their second song might help, like bulls on parade, or testify, or guerrilla radio, or renegades of funk, or sleep now in the fire.
Level 91
Jul 24, 2015
I almost missed them because it didn't accept RATM.
Level 50
Jul 24, 2015
Need to add CCR
Level 89
Jul 24, 2015
Except CCR is from the San Francisco Bay Area, 400 miles from LA.
Level 70
Jul 24, 2015
Can't believe I missed the Doors!!
Level 21
Jul 26, 2015
should add tupac, california love
Level 85
Sep 10, 2016
Only missed Ice Cube...i don't listen to much hip hop
Level 45
Jan 30, 2018
Metallica is from San Francisco, not Los Angeles!
Level 83
Jun 14, 2018
Exactly my thoughts
Level 83
Jun 14, 2018
I stand corrected on their origin though, having just looked it up now. Formed in LA, but spent most of their career in/around SF.
Level 33
Oct 17, 2019
james h & lars U are from LA,

when they needed a new guitarplayer they met kirk H. He wanted to play in the band but only if Lars and James mooved to frisco with him.

sorry for my english... i'm from Belgium

Level 83
Sep 15, 2020
No jebbush .they moved to San Francisco to link up with Cliff Burton and to get away from the hair glam metal scene . thrash was just emerging in San Francisco .
Level 83
Sep 15, 2020
How is anyone supposed to know RHCpeppers come from LA , California . Maybe they could mention it in some of their songs to give us a clue.
Level 67
Aug 16, 2021
system of a down
Level 88
Jul 16, 2023
The Black-Eyed Sell-outs…
Level 65
Mar 13, 2024
sublime and snoop dogg are both from Long Beach not LA