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10 Rock Bands That Start With L

Rock bands are well-known for their remarkable work in the music industry.

Although their style of music may be noisy for some, still, they have countless supporters worldwide.

Many rock bands even received awards and nominations, including being the greatest rock bands in history.

It is an undeniable fact that rock music is one of the all-time favorite genres of music.

Check out below some of our list of rock bands that start with L.

 

Leviticus

One of the bands formed in the ’80s, Leviticus from Skövde, Sweden and led by Björn Stigsson released 6 albums, 4 singles and EPs, and 2 compilations.

As a Christian metal band, most of their songs are of the Christian metal and rock genre.

Like other musical groups, they split up and got together again.

The line-up includes Peo Pettersson as lead vocalist, Niklas Franklin, the bass guitarist, Håkan Andersson, both bass guitarist and vocalist, Niklas Edberger, keyboard player, Kjell Andersson, drummer, and Björn Stigsson, guitarist.

Jag Skall Segra, the band’s debut album, was released in 1983 and later re-recorded in English as “I Shall Conquer” in 1984.

Other albums include The Strongest Power (1985), Setting Fire to the Earth (1987), Knights of Heaven (1989), and Live at Bobfest 2003 After 13 Years of Silence (2003).

The band was active until 1990.

 

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin, known for its long-lasting influence on rock music, began in England in 1968.

The group members include Jimmy Page as guitarist and bassist, John Bonham, the drummer, John Paul Jones as the bassist and string arranger, and Robert Plant as the lead vocalist.

Aside from rock music, the band also played pop and blues.

Heavy metal, hard rock, blues-rock, regional blues, and British blues are among the well-known styles of Led Zeppelin.

It has been active from the 1960s to the 2000s. 

The members’ love for rock music allowed them to release more than ten albums, compilations, singles, and EPs.

They also had DVDs and videos like the Led Zeppelin (2003 video box set and Canada video set), The Making of the Super Group (2005), and Inside Led Zeppelin from 1968 to 1980 (DVD).

As for the band’s song highlights, some of them are Stairway to Heaven, Since I’ve Been Loving You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Good Times Bad Times, and Nobody’s Fault but Mine.

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd

An all-time favorite rock and roll band, Lynyrd Skynyrd also focuses on music genres like blues and country.

In the mid-’70s, it was one of the fan-favorite rock bands with a unique Southern image.

Due to the tragic deaths of its three talented members in 1977, the group decided to reform in the late ’80s.

From the 1960s up to the 2020s, the members proved their passion for pop and rock music.

You might have already heard some of the band’s popular songs like Sweet Home Alabama, Gimme Three Steps, Tuesday’s Gone, Call Me the Breeze, and What’s Your Name.

Fans can also listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s latest singles and EPs, such as Last of the Street Survivors (2020), The Last Rebel (2021), and Born to Run (2021).

Additionally, some of the band’s compilations are The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd (1998), 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (1999), and All-Time Greatest Hits (2000).

 

L7

L7, formed in 1985 in Los Angeles, CA, is known for its loud pop and rock music.

The band consists of seven members, with Suzi Gardner and Donita Sparks as the founders.

From the 1980s up to 2010s, the band played alternative metal, alternative pop/rock, alternative/indie rock, grunge, and heavy metal.

Albums such as Smell the Magic (1991), Bricks are Heavy (1992), The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum (1997), and Slap-Happy (1999) made L7 one of the influential rock bands in history.

You can also check out their compilations, such as Best of L7: The Slash Years (2000), Wireless (2016), Fast & Frightening (2016), and Wargasm: The Slash Years 1992-1997 (2021).

 

Le Tigre 

Le Tigre (The Tiger) began in 1998 in New York City and became a well-known electronic rock band. 

The lineup includes JD Samson, Johanna Fateman, and Kathleen Hanna, who play hip-hop, rap, and pop music.

Le Tigre’s music is well-known because of its left-wing sociopolitical lyrics, especially among the LGBT community.

Music fans enjoy their live shows as the group includes multimedia and performance art elements.

Le Tigre is their first official album released in 1999, followed by Feminist Sweepstakes (2001), This Island (2004), and This Island Remixes (2005).

They also released 13 singles and EPs.

From the Desk of Mr. Lady (2000), After Dark (2004), Morning Becomes Eclectic (2005), Le Tigre Live!, and I’m With Her (2016) are some of their popular releases.

In 2006, the band released its compilation and had a DVD video called Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour in 2011.

 

Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil started in 1994 thanks to the members Andrea Ferro, Cristina Scabbia, Diego Cavallotti, Marco Coti Zelati, and Richard Meiz.

It is a Gothic/alternative metal band with its origins in Milan, Italy.

The first name of the band was Sleep of Right and then, Ethereal.

Some of the band’s top songs include Enjoy the Silence, Layers of Time, Nothing Stands in Our Way, I Forgive (But I Won’t Forget Your Name), and The End is All I Can See.

If you’re a fan of this band, you can grab a copy of their albums such as Unleashed Memories (Bonus Tracks) 2001, Shallow Life (2009), Broken Crown Halo (2014), and Black Anima (Bonus Tracks Version) 2019.

Like other rock bands, Lacuna Coil also released their singles and EPs, and compilations.

They even have live albums called Visual Karma: Live in Wacken (2008), The 119 Show-Live in London (2018), and Live From the Apocalypse (2021).

 

Live

Another rock band formed in the ’80s, Live, had its first name Public Affection and was once an influential band.

Four members, namely, Ed Kowalczyk (vocalist), Chad Taylor (guitarist), Patrick Dahlheimer (bassist), and Chad Gracey (drummer), attracted the interest of many fans in their hometown, York, Pennsylvania.

Their songs became widely known after finding a record label under Radioactive Records.

The band had its first album called Mental Jewelry, and later, they released Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition) that reached platinum sales.

It had a Superstar status right after releasing Throwing Copper in 1994.

Fans embraced the band’s music style despite the criticism it received from different rock critics. 

After a long hiatus, Live released more albums, such as Songs From Black Mountain (2006) and The Turn (2014).

 

Lucifer’s Friend

Lucifer’s Friend started in 1970 in Hamburg, Germany.

It is known for playing hard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock, AOR, and jazz rock.

It officially disbanded in 1982 and reunited once again in 1993 up to 1997.

The group didn’t last after reuniting but performed again in 2015 up to the present.

The latest members are Jogi Wichmann (keyboard player), John Lawton (lead vocals), Peter Hesslein (vocalist, keyboard player, and guitarist), and Stephan Eggert (drummer).

The band’s popular albums include Where the Groupies Killed the Blues (1972), I’m Just a Rock ‘N Roll Singer (1973), Lucifer’s Friend Featuring John Lawton-Sumogrip (1994), Live at Rockpalast (2015), and Black Moon (2019).

It released a total of 13 albums.

Their singles and EPs, such as Ride the Sky/Baby You’re a Liar (1971), Old Man Roller (1977), and Good Times (1978), also caught the interest of listeners.

 

Linkin Park

Linkin Park is one of the greatest American rock bands and best-selling bands of the century.

Its origins began in Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States.

Musically active since 1999, it is also one of the best-selling music artists.

The band even received many awards, such as the World Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and American Music Awards.

The current members of the band are Brad Delson (lead guitarist), Dave Farrell (bassist), Joseph Hahn (DJ/keyboardist), Mike Shinoda (vocalist/keyboardist/rhythm guitarist), and Rob Bourdon (drummer).

The band did not gain popularity only in the United States but also rose to international fame.

Some of their successful albums include Hybrid Theory (2000), Minutes to Midnight (2007), A Thousand Suns (2010), The Hunting Party (2014), and One More Light (2017).

 

Little River Band

Australian rock band Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975.

It is widely known for playing pop/rock with adult contemporary, contemporary pop/rock, and soft rock styles.

The band gained success in America and achieved their breakthrough.

Their albums became a hit not only in America but also in different parts of the world. 

Retaining their popularity wasn’t easy, though.

After some time, the band’s original members no longer joined the group.

Even after such a series of events, Little River Band maintained its title as one of Australia’s most prominent bands.

Some of the band’s hit albums include Little River Band (1975), Diamantina Cocktail (1977), Sleeper Catcher (1978), First Under the Wire (1979), and Cuts Like a Diamond (2013).

Also, you probably heard some of its hit songs like Man On Your Mind, It’s a Long Way There, Lonesome Loser, Lady, and Take It Easy on Me.

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References

  1. https://www.discogs.com/artist/895342-Leviticus-3
  2. https://www.allmusic.com/artist/led-zeppelin-mn0000139026/biography
  3. https://www.allmusic.com/artist/led-zeppelin-mn0000139026/songs
  4. https://open.spotify.com/artist/4MVyzYMgTwdP7Z49wAZHx0
  5. https://www.allmusic.com/artist/lynyrd-skynyrd-mn0000170369/biography
  6. https://www.allmusic.com/artist/l7-mn0000100473/biography
  7. https://www.allmusic.com/artist/l7-mn0000100473/discography
  8. https://www.discogs.com/artist/40310-Le-Tigre
  9. https://music.apple.com/us/artist/lacuna-coil/18030160
  10. https://www.discogs.com/artist/215670-Lacuna-Coil
  11. https://www.liveabout.com/live-biography-and-profile-2898029
  12. https://www.discogs.com/artist/294227-Lucifers-Friend
  13. https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/lucifers-friend
  14. https://www.last.fm/music/Linkin+Park/+wiki
  15. https://www.allmusic.com/artist/little-river-band-mn0000219655

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