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if anyone listens to power metal, a super group of that genre is Avantasia. I haven't checked up on them lately, but I know they have two albums, The Metal Opera, and The Metal Opera pt. II.

They are made up of members of other power metal groups, including Edguy, Rhapsody, Helloween, Stratovarius, and others. Their 2nd album was 2002 though, so I guess they arent a modern supergroup anymore, but it was a talented bunch at the time.

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A supergroup is a collaboration of established artists or musicians comprised from other bands. Yeah, I think you could say Audioslave, Down and Superjoint Ritual, from the metal world. Oysterhead was supposed to be the next "supergroup", but they failed miserably. The new G'n'R would have been a supergroup. The "Dead" as they are comprised today is definitely a supergroup. There are a fair amount of them in the jam world, I think...

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A supergroup is a collaboration of established artists or musicians comprised from other bands. Yeah, I think you could say Audioslave, Down and Superjoint Ritual, from the metal world. Oysterhead was supposed to be the next "supergroup", but they failed miserably. The new G'n'R would have been a supergroup. The "Dead" as they are comprised today is definitely a supergroup. There are a fair amount of them in the jam world, I think...

I really dig Oysterhead. They were pretty amazing in concert.

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The Traveling Wilburys!!!! wooo, they don't exist now but the were the superist of groups. Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. You can't get more super than that, especially when you have ELO and the Beatles represented

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I thought he was referring to bands with universal appeal, could sell out stadium for days. Like the Stones, The Who, U2, Those type of bands.

So is he talking about bands like Cream?

This was my assesment also.

I think U2 was the last true super rock group.

Coldplay is on their way,but ticket sales for the spring tour are sluggish from what I read.

Helll the stadium rock spectacular is becoming a thing of the past.

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The problem with supergroups(talking about a bunch of musicians who are established elsewhere getting together), is they almost always suck.

The closest anyone has come to that is madvillain. Except that no one knew of the members before that, and generally people still don't know about them. And it's rap, different groups are collaborating all the time. I'm not really interested in the other type of supergroup.

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A supergroup is a collaboration of established artists or musicians comprised from other bands. Yeah, I think you could say Audioslave, Down and Superjoint Ritual, from the metal world. Oysterhead was supposed to be the next "supergroup", but they failed miserably. The new G'n'R would have been a supergroup. The "Dead" as they are comprised today is definitely a supergroup. There are a fair amount of them in the jam world, I think...

This being the true definition of a supergroup, I'd have to say Fantomas. I mean cmon.....Mike Patton, Buzz Osbourne, Dave Lombardo, and Trevor Dunn? That's one hell of a lineup.

But I think the point of the original post was to list our era's "greatest band" which is easily Tool. They are the Pink Floyd/King Crimson/Led Zep of our generation.

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I think Three Doors Down is on their way there. I'm not saying that they are my favorite band, but they appeal to to most age groups which a "supergroup" needs to do to be that succesful.

:doh: I cry for mainstream music if Three Doors Down is the next supergroup.

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Here is a list of soem supergroups past and present.

Renowned supergroups

* A Perfect Circle - Maynard James Keenan (Tool); Josh Freese (The Vandals), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins); Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson); (Former or Temporary Members) Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails); Tim Alexander (Primus); Paz Lenchantin (Zwan) ; Troy Van Leeuwen (Failure)

* Asia - Geoff Downes (Yes and Buggles), John Wetton (King Crimson and UK), Steve Howe (Yes), and Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake and Palmer)

* Alter Bridge - Myles Kennedy (The Mayfield Four); Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, Scott Phillips (all Creed)

* Army Of Anyone - Richard Patrick (Filter), Robert DeLeo and Dean Deleo (Stone Temple Pilots), Ray Luzier (David Lee Roth)

* Audioslave - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden); Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine).

* Bad Company - Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke from Free, Mott The Hoople's Mick Ralphs, and Boz Burrell from King Crimson.

* Black Star - Mos Def; Talib Kweli.

* Blind Faith - Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker (Cream); Steve Winwood (Traffic); Rick Grech (Family).

* Captain Beyond - Rod Evans (Deep Purple); Rhino Rheinhardt and Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly); Bobby Caldwell (The Johnny Winter Band)

* Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains - Les Claypool, Brian Mantia (Primus); Buckethead (Guns N'Roses); Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic)

* Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - David Crosby (The Byrds); Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield); Graham Nash (The Hollies); Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield)

* Cream - Eric Clapton; Jack Bruce; Ginger Baker

* Damn Yankees - Ted Nugent; Jack Blades (Night Ranger) Tommy Shaw (Styx)

* David Lee Roth Band - David Lee Roth (Van Halen); Steve Vai (Frank Zappa); Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, "the Eddie Van Halen of bass"); Gregg Bissonette (Maynard Ferguson).

* Demons and Wizards - Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian); Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth).

* Derek and the Dominos - among the members of this one-shot supergroup were Eric Clapton and Duane Allman (strictly speaking, Allman was a guest; however, the band only recorded a single album, featuring Allman).

* Electronic - Bernard Sumner of New Order and Johnny Marr of The Smiths, with one or both members of the Pet Shop Boys on certain tracks; and one member of Kraftwerk on even rarer occasions.

* Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Keith Emerson (The Nice); Greg Lake (King Crimson); Carl Palmer (Atomic Rooster).

* The Faces - Rod Stewart; Ron Wood; Ronnie Lane; Kenney Jones; Ian McLaglan.

* Fantômas - Mike Patton (Faith No More); Buzz Osborne (The Melvins), Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle)

* Foo Fighters - formed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana), other members including Pat Smear (The Germs, Nirvana) (1995-97), William Goldsmith (Sunny Day Real Estate) (1995-1997), Nate Mendel (Sunny Day Real Estate) (1995-present), Chris Shiflett (No Use for a Name) (1999-present), Taylor Hawkins (backing band for Alanis Morissette) (1997-present), and Franz Stahl (1997-1999)

* Foreigner - formed by Mick Jones (Spooky Tooth), Lou Gramm (Black Sheep), and Ian McDonald (King Crimson)

* Gorillaz - Damon Albarn (Blur), Dan the Automator, Guests Include DJ Danger Mouse, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Miho Hatori...

* Gutterball - a Paisley Underground tour de force that consisted of Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate, Stephen McCarthy of The Long Ryders and Brian Harvey and Johnny Hott of House of Freaks.

* The Highwaymen - Willie Nelson; Johnny Cash; Kris Kristofferson; Waylon Jennings. All members had long solo careers behind them.

* Led Zeppelin - a marginal case, because although Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were famous and respected when the band formed as The New Yardbirds, the other half of the group were relative unknowns at the time (albeit very competent unknowns). Page's original intention for the group was to include other well known musicians for the vocalist and drummers spots.

* Liquid Tension Experiment - John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (now Dream Theater), Tony Levin (King Crimson)

* Mike & the Mechanics - members included Mike Rutherford (Genesis); Paul Carrack (Ace, Squeeze); Paul Young (Sad Café).

* Oysterhead - Trey Anastasio (Phish); Les Claypool (Primus); Stewart Copeland (The Police).

* The Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon (The Beatles); Yoko Ono; Eric Clapton; Klaus Voorman; Alan White (who later joined Yes).

* Power Station - Robert Palmer; John Taylor and Andy Taylor (Duran Duran); Tony Thompson (Chic).

* TransAtlantic - Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater); Pete Trewavas (Marillion); Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings); Neal Morse (ex-Spock's Beard).

* The Traveling Wilburys - Roy Orbison; Tom Petty; George Harrison; Bob Dylan; Jeff Lynne.

* U.K. - Eddie Jobson, Terry Bozzio, John Wetton, Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth

* Velvet Revolver - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots); Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum (Guns n' Roses); Dave Kushner (Wasted Youth)

* Yes - who began as a mere group but became a true supergroup with the members Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman and Alan White.

* Zwan - Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins); Matt Sweeney (Chavez); David Pajo (Tortoise, Slint, Papa M); Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle)

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Here is a list of soem supergroups past and present.

Renowned supergroups

* A Perfect Circle - Maynard James Keenan (Tool); Josh Freese (The Vandals), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins); Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson); (Former or Temporary Members) Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails); Tim Alexander (Primus); Paz Lenchantin (Zwan) ; Troy Van Leeuwen (Failure)

* Asia - Geoff Downes (Yes and Buggles), John Wetton (King Crimson and UK), Steve Howe (Yes), and Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake and Palmer)

* Alter Bridge - Myles Kennedy (The Mayfield Four); Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, Scott Phillips (all Creed)

* Army Of Anyone - Richard Patrick (Filter), Robert DeLeo and Dean Deleo (Stone Temple Pilots), Ray Luzier (David Lee Roth)

* Audioslave - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden); Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine).

* Bad Company - Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke from Free, Mott The Hoople's Mick Ralphs, and Boz Burrell from King Crimson.

* Black Star - Mos Def; Talib Kweli.

* Blind Faith - Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker (Cream); Steve Winwood (Traffic); Rick Grech (Family).

* Captain Beyond - Rod Evans (Deep Purple); Rhino Rheinhardt and Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly); Bobby Caldwell (The Johnny Winter Band)

* Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains - Les Claypool, Brian Mantia (Primus); Buckethead (Guns N'Roses); Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic)

* Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - David Crosby (The Byrds); Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield); Graham Nash (The Hollies); Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield)

* Cream - Eric Clapton; Jack Bruce; Ginger Baker

* Damn Yankees - Ted Nugent; Jack Blades (Night Ranger) Tommy Shaw (Styx)

* David Lee Roth Band - David Lee Roth (Van Halen); Steve Vai (Frank Zappa); Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, "the Eddie Van Halen of bass"); Gregg Bissonette (Maynard Ferguson).

* Demons and Wizards - Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian); Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth).

* Derek and the Dominos - among the members of this one-shot supergroup were Eric Clapton and Duane Allman (strictly speaking, Allman was a guest; however, the band only recorded a single album, featuring Allman).

* Electronic - Bernard Sumner of New Order and Johnny Marr of The Smiths, with one or both members of the Pet Shop Boys on certain tracks; and one member of Kraftwerk on even rarer occasions.

* Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Keith Emerson (The Nice); Greg Lake (King Crimson); Carl Palmer (Atomic Rooster).

* The Faces - Rod Stewart; Ron Wood; Ronnie Lane; Kenney Jones; Ian McLaglan.

* Fantômas - Mike Patton (Faith No More); Buzz Osborne (The Melvins), Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle)

* Foo Fighters - formed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana), other members including Pat Smear (The Germs, Nirvana) (1995-97), William Goldsmith (Sunny Day Real Estate) (1995-1997), Nate Mendel (Sunny Day Real Estate) (1995-present), Chris Shiflett (No Use for a Name) (1999-present), Taylor Hawkins (backing band for Alanis Morissette) (1997-present), and Franz Stahl (1997-1999)

* Foreigner - formed by Mick Jones (Spooky Tooth), Lou Gramm (Black Sheep), and Ian McDonald (King Crimson)

* Gorillaz - Damon Albarn (Blur), Dan the Automator, Guests Include DJ Danger Mouse, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Miho Hatori...

* Gutterball - a Paisley Underground tour de force that consisted of Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate, Stephen McCarthy of The Long Ryders and Brian Harvey and Johnny Hott of House of Freaks.

* The Highwaymen - Willie Nelson; Johnny Cash; Kris Kristofferson; Waylon Jennings. All members had long solo careers behind them.

* Led Zeppelin - a marginal case, because although Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were famous and respected when the band formed as The New Yardbirds, the other half of the group were relative unknowns at the time (albeit very competent unknowns). Page's original intention for the group was to include other well known musicians for the vocalist and drummers spots.

* Liquid Tension Experiment - John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (now Dream Theater), Tony Levin (King Crimson)

* Mike & the Mechanics - members included Mike Rutherford (Genesis); Paul Carrack (Ace, Squeeze); Paul Young (Sad Café).

* Oysterhead - Trey Anastasio (Phish); Les Claypool (Primus); Stewart Copeland (The Police).

* The Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon (The Beatles); Yoko Ono; Eric Clapton; Klaus Voorman; Alan White (who later joined Yes).

* Power Station - Robert Palmer; John Taylor and Andy Taylor (Duran Duran); Tony Thompson (Chic).

* TransAtlantic - Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater); Pete Trewavas (Marillion); Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings); Neal Morse (ex-Spock's Beard).

* The Traveling Wilburys - Roy Orbison; Tom Petty; George Harrison; Bob Dylan; Jeff Lynne.

* U.K. - Eddie Jobson, Terry Bozzio, John Wetton, Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth

* Velvet Revolver - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots); Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum (Guns n' Roses); Dave Kushner (Wasted Youth)

* Yes - who began as a mere group but became a true supergroup with the members Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman and Alan White.

* Zwan - Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins); Matt Sweeney (Chavez); David Pajo (Tortoise, Slint, Papa M); Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle)

damn good list...

i LOVE Black Star and Velvet Revolver

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But I think the point of the original post was to list our era's "greatest band" which is easily Tool. They are the Pink Floyd/King Crimson/Led Zep of our generation.

No, the point of the post was to find today's "supergroup". I am a fan of Tool as well, but they don't fall into this category. Their fan base is predominately young males which doesn't equate to the staying power needed to be a "supergroup".

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