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Your own Supergroup

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So, here's the premise, you can create your own super-group. Dead or Alive, what singer do you have, guitarists, bass, drums, etc. You can even create 2 bands if you want.

Here's mine:

Singer: - Chris Cornell - Sound Garden/Temple of the Dog/AudioSlave

Lead Guitar: - Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix Experience

Guitar: - Hillel Slovak - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Bass Guitar: - Geezer Butler - Black Sabbath

Drums: - Steve Perkins - Jane's Addiction/Porno For Pyro

So, Chris Cornell just has an absolutely classic voice. He can sing, scream, hit high and low notes, and just does an unbelievable job. Jimi Hendrix is self-explanatory. Hillel Slovak had a really unique style, and he was a huge Hendrix fan, and would mesh really well with Hendrix without being lost. Geezer Butler to me is the prototypical heavy bass player. He can keep up with any guitarist, and is just plain heavy. The hardest decision was drummer. I chose Steve Perkins because he has an interesting tribal-type style that could be great with the guys I chose. I almost took Lars Ulrich, but wasn't sure his style would have gone well. Steve Perkins could be real good with Hendrix and Hillel with his funky style.

Who are your picks?

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Agreed on the Metallica angle, though I would say to pick up Kirk Hammett.

Rounding out would be Flea of RHCP at Bass, additional guitarist in Stevie Ray Vaughn or Carlos Santana, depending on the mood of the day, and at drums Ian Paice or Jon Bonham. And throw in Bruce Hornsby at piano.

That team of guys would either torture anyone or be able to come up with an incredibly unique and powerful new sound. As far as lead singer, I couldn

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Hmmm....tough choices

Drums would have to be Danny Carey of Tool & Green Jelly

Vocals would be Layne Staley of Alice in Chains

Bass would be Les Claypool of Primus (if he contain himself and not try to steal the show)

Lead Guitar would be Slash of G&R and Velvet Revolver

Rythem Guitar would be Carlos Santana

For select songs they would have special appearances by:

Paino - Billy Joel

Fiddle - Charlie Daniels

Saxaphone - John Coltrane

Harmonica - John Popper (of Blue Traveler)

Tamborine - Me :)

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While we're including other instruments/positions I'll just add Guy Forsyth who can handle at least 6 of them quite well, notably Sax, harmonica and the "Hand saw", whatever in the hell that is actually called I have no idea, but he plays it well.

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Cool thread! My super group will be all living members:)

Lead singer: Rob Thomas

Lead guitar: Jimmy Page

Rythym guitar #1: Carlos Santana

Rythym guitar #2: Keith Richards

Bass: Paul McCartney (surely the most underrated bass player in the history of Rock and Roll!!)

Drummer: Neal Peart

String arranger: Jimmy Page

Songwriter: Page/Santana/McCartney

Producer: George Martin

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Lead Singer - Matt Costa - Solo

Lead Guitar - Jimi - JHE

Rythym Guitar - Jeff Buckley - SOLO

Bass - Flee - RHCP

Drums - Tommy Lee - MC

Piano - Billy Joel

Band Name = Second Class Citizens

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Singer - James LaBrie

Guitarist - John Petrucci

Bass - John Myung

Keyboardist - Jordan Rudess

Drummer - Mike Portnoy

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it doesn't matter who else is in the band but Tim Alexander (Primus) would be playing drums!

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Drums: Reymond Herrera

Guitar: Dimebag Darrel and John Petrucci

Bass: Cliff Burton

Vocals: Layne Staley

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mine is a N.C. all-star band.... yeah i'm a booster.

drums: max roach

bass: brent dunn

keys: thelonius monk

guitars: link wray, doc watson

horns: maceo parker, john coltrane

split vocal duties: nina simone, ryan adams, and tori amos

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great jack-off thread! i'd respond, but come on - i don't see how all you guys picked just one person at each instrument. i can't do it.

but i AM waiting for the first jackass who itemizes the members of his single favorite band: guitar - billy corgan; drums - jimmy chamberlin; bass - d'....well, you get the idea.

not a dig on that particular band, btw...just what came to mind.

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^ lol, that's why i narrowed it down to include people that were born in my home state... it made it a little easier.

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vocals - david bowie

guitar - elvis costello

guitar - david byrne

bass - bernard edwards

drums - billy cobham

keyboards and strange noises - brian eno

vocals - damo suzuki

guitar - john mclaughlin

guitar - nile rogers

bass - tony levin

drums - holger czukay

keyboards and strange noises - brian eno

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My band is likely not the best collection of musicians, but I think this would be a fun band to see.

Drums - Eric Gaffney (sebadoh)

Singer - Wayne Coyne (flaming lips)

Guitar - Dean Ween (ween)

Bass - Nick Oliveri (qotsa)

Stoned guy dancing around on stage - Bev (Happy Mondays)

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^ Ween, that's great. I was dusting off some old albums, moving music to my iPod, and was thinking that a few Ween songs might make the cut. I had fun listening to them again, but didn't end up moving any over except for the Irish drinking song ("AYE - aye - aye!").

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it doesn't matter who else is in the band but Tim Alexander (Primus) would be playing drums!

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I broke a cheekbone seeing Primus back in the day, good call...

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I'm lucky to have seen Primus live in the mid-'90s. Awesome awesome show.

Guitar/Vocals: Joe Strummer

Guitar/Vocals: Elvis Costello

Piano/Vocals: Ben Folds

Bass/Vocals: Paul McCartney

Drums/Vocals: Dave Grohl

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hmmm... this is a tough one because i can't think of any 1 person for each instrument...

vocals: chris robinson (black crowes)

piano/keys: page mcconnell (phish)

organ: garth hudson (the band)

acoustic guitar: bill nershi (string cheese incident)

guitar: alvin lee (ten years after)

bass: phil lesh (grateful dead)

drums: keith moon (the who)

percussion: cyro baptista

they could switch out with a whole slew of others (wayne coyne on vocals is a great choice, trey anastasio or jerry garcia or al schnier or any combination on guitar, stewart copeland or victor delorenzo on drums, brian ritchie or paul mccartney or rob derhak on bass...).

for those of you who like primus... most of les claypool's other bands sound fairly similar to primus. i suggest checking them out.

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hmmm... this is a tough one because i can't think of any 1 person for each instrument...

vocals: chris robinson (black crowes)

piano/keys: page mcconnell (phish)

organ: garth hudson (the band)

acoustic guitar: bill nershi (string cheese incident)

guitar: alvin lee (ten years after)

bass: phil lesh (grateful dead)

drums: keith moon (the who)

percussion: cyro baptista

they could switch out with a whole slew of others (wayne coyne on vocals is a great choice, trey anastasio or jerry garcia or al schnier or any combination on guitar, stewart copeland or victor delorenzo on drums, brian ritchie or paul mccartney or rob derhak on bass...).

for those of you who like primus... most of les claypool's other bands sound fairly similar to primus. i suggest checking them out.

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I would create a rap supergroup consisting of the following artists:

B.G.

C-Murder

Fiend

Juvenile

Lil Wayne

Paul & Juicy J (3-6 Mafia super producers) and Mannie Fresh would be the producers. Group name would be Chopper City Cartel or New Orleans' Most Wanted.

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I'm a DJ, so I have to approach this a little differently. Here would be my line-up of a super-gig:

Rank 1

Sander van Doorn

Randy Katana

Marcus Schulz

Armin van Buuren

feat. Live vocalists Kirsty Hawkshaw & Jan Johnston

venue: Millennium Park, Chicago.

hawt.

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