Top popular bands formed in high school according to Fuzz Music magazine

From Rush to Radiohead to Red Hot Chili Peppers, how did the story of your favorite band begin?

Popular worldwide musical groups that originate in high school

Jamming in your dad's garage after school is a classic pastime for many teenagers! In fact, this is how many bands that have their origins in high school were created (and continue to be today)… However, only a few groups formed in high school can stand the test of time. However, looking at the origin stories of famous bands can yield amazing results! Today we are going to talk about those lucky few who met in high school and went on to become major label artists and idols of millions… From Rush to Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers How did the history of your favorite band start? Let's find out together...


Top U2 Songs: Timeless, Undisputed Hits
Top U2 Songs: Timeless, Undisputed Hits

The world-famous music group U2 originally originated as Feedback, which was collected by a 14-year-old Larry Mullen Jr from Dublin. Mullen posted a flyer on the bulletin board at his high school promoting an open competition for musicians. The group that met at Mullen's house a few days later included Bono, Edge and Adam Clayton.

They played together for four years before signing with Island Records in 1980. The rest is history...


Radiohead band
Radiohead band

Thom Yorke he was always an outcast at school ... But he did not lose heart, but decided to gather a whole gang of outcasts like him! York met two members of Radiohead (Ed O'Brien and Colin Greenwood) at his all-boys high school in 1985, stating that he hired them because they "dressed weird and went to a lot of parties." After finding a few more members, the band recorded a demo, which was picked up by EMI.

By the way: they changed the name to Radiohead only after the song "Talking Heads". Before that they were called On a Friday (due to the band rehearsing at school on Fridays...)

The Beatles

The Beatles
The Beatles

It is unlikely that fans of this iconic Liverpool four will learn something new for themselves, but we are obliged to mention in this list The Beatles! Yes Yes! This legendary band was also formed in high school... The history of The Beatles began when the 17-year-old John Lennon invited a 15 year old Paul McCartney join your group The Quarrymen. It happened in 1957. A year later they met George Harrison, and two years later, Ringo Starr!

Thus was formed the team that we all know and love to this day ...



Australian rock band INXS was formed by six guys from three different schools in 1977 year.

Legend has it that the group gathered on the night he died Elvis Presley


Genesis Group
Genesis Group

Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford and Chris Stewart founding members of the British rock band Genesis — met at Charterhouse Private High School in Surrey.

They ended up playing together all the time they were in school and continued their ascent after...

Maroon 5

Band Maroon 5
Band Maroon 5

The group, which later became known to the whole world as Maroon 5, was formed at Los Angeles High School in 1994. classmates Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusik called themselves then Kara's Flowers, but did not achieve much success ...

After breaking up (due to college), the bandmates got back together in 2001 with the addition of another guitarist, James Valentine!

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Anthony Kiedis and Flea met at their high school in Los Angeles in 1983 year.

Together they formed a garage band, added a few members, and played around town for six years before their big break…


Rush group
Rush group

Founding Members Rush was only 15 years old when they got together to create their first group ... It happened in 1968 year. Their first show was in the basement of a church and their name comes from the older brother of the then drummer. John Rutsey.

Who could have imagined that just eight years later, they would join Neil Peart, which literally catapults the group to Olympus...?

The Cure

The Cure
The Cure

Some members The Cure together since middle school... When Robert Smith studied at St. Wilfrid's Catholic Secondary School, the group gained several new members. Changing their name to Easy Cure, they soon signed their first contract with Hansa Records.

However, the joy was short-lived: the contract was terminated due to creative differences...

“We were very young. They just thought they could turn us into a group of teenagers…,” Smith said.

green day

green day
green day

Can you imagine Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt at 14? That's how old they were when they founded sweet children, a group that would later become known as Green Day!

The friends played their first gig at Rod's Hickory Pit dive bar in 1987. Three years later they persuaded the drummer Tre Kula leave his group The Lookoutsto finally form the now iconic trio...

And now about a little less well-known "brotherly" bands...


Hanson Group
Hanson Group

Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, consisting of three brothers: Taylor, Zach and Isaac Hanson! The brothers sang a cappella together and even recorded their own versions of early rock and roll classics! Isaac was 16, Taylor was 14, and Zach was 11 when they really got into music...

One of their first performances was at the festival South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, in 1996!

Good Charlotte

Punk rock band Good Charlotte was formed in 1996 by twin brothers Joel and Benji Madden! The brothers were so inspired by the concert The Beastie Boysthat decided to create their own group! Their friend from high school Paul Thomas, joined the duo as a drummer, shortly after which Good Charlotte moved to Anapolis, Maryland.

There they played in clubs for two years before they signed with Epic Records...

The Jacksons

Jonathan Moffett and The Jacksons
Jonathan Moffett and The Jacksons

Well, probably the most famous family group in history, formed by the Jackson brothers at a young age ...

For example, the future king of pop, To Michael Jackson., it was only about six years old when a band was formed that won the hearts of a multimillion-dollar audience ...


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