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Alternative Artists and Rock Bands

3 Doors Down
30 Seconds to Mars
311
Alice in Chains
Alt J
Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys
Audioslave
AWOLNATION
Bad Religion
Band of Horses
Bauhaus
Beastie Boys
Beck
Belle and Sebastian
Bjork
Black Flag
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Blind Melon
Blink 182
Bloc Party
Blondie
Blur
Bush
Butthole Surfers
Cage the Elephant
Candlebox
Cat Power
Chris Cornell
Cocteau Twins
Coldplay
Counting Crows
Dave Matthews Band
David Bowie
Dead Kennedys
Deftones
Depeche Mode
Dinosaur Jr
Disturbed
Echo and the Bunnymen
Eddie Vedder
Elvis Costello
Everclear
Fall Out Boy
Foo Fighters
Franz Ferdinand
Fugazi
Garbage
Goo Goo Dolls
Gorillaz
Green Day
Hole
Hollywood Undead
Hoobastank
Husker Du
Imagine Dragons
Incubus
Jack White
James
Janes Addiction
Jimmy Eat World
Joy Division
Kaiser Chiefs
Kasabian
King Crimson
Kings of Leon
Korn
Led Zeppelin
Linkin Park
Live
Lou Reed
Melvins
Mercury Rev
Metallica
MGMT
Minor Threat
Minutemen
Modest Mouse
Mogwai
Morrissey
Mudhoney
Muse
My Bloody Valentine
My Chemical Romance
Nada Surf
Neutral Milk Hotel
New Order
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Nick Drake
Nine Inch Nails
Nirvana
No Doubt
NOFX
Oasis
Our Lady Peace
Papa Roach
PARADIGM
Paramore
Pavement
Pearl Jam
Pet Shop Boys
Pink Floyd
Pixies
PJ Harvey
Placebo
Portishead
Pulp
Queens of the Stone Age
R E M
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine
Ramones
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ride
Rise Against
Robbie Williams
Roxy Music
Savage Garden
Scissor Sisters
Screaming Trees
Sex Pistols
Sigur Ros
Silversun Pickups
Sleater Kinney
Slowdive
Social Distortion
Sonic Youth
Soul Asylum
Soundgarden
Spiritualized
Steve Miller Band
Stone Temple Pilots
Sublime
Suede
Sufjan Stevens
Sugar
System of a Down
Talking Heads
Tame Impala
Tegan and Sara
Temple of the Dog
The All American Rejects
The Allman Brothers Band
The Arcana
The B 52s
The Black Keys
The Breeders
The Cars
The Clash
The Cranberries
The Cure
The Dandy Warhols
The Dead Weather
The Fall
The Flaming Lips
The Jam
The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Killers
The Lemonheads
The National
The Offspring
The Police
The Presidents of the United S
The Prodigy
The Psychedelic Furs
The Raconteurs
The Replacements
The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smiths
The Stone Roses
The Strokes
The Sugarcubes
The Velvet Underground
The Verve
The Wallflowers
The White Stripes
The Zombies
Them Crooked Vultures
Third Eye Blind
Three Days Grace
Tom Waits
Tool
Trapt
U2
Ultravox
Veruca Salt
Violent Femmes
Weezer
Wilco
XTC
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Alternative rock has become part of mainstream rock. But at its beginning, alt rock and all of the alternative artists were in cities like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle, and college towns around the country. There was mainstream and then there was grunge and they have merged.