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1/14/08 1:17:06PM
With the "greatest guitarist" thread ongoing, I thought I'd challenge you all to present your "All-Star Band(s)."

There are rules. Actually, there's only one rule: It must be a plausible band, in terms of style. The artists don't have to be contemporaries, and the unlicensed use of time machines will be overlooked.

My '80s punk band, good for dive bars, loft parties, and Saturday afternoon, all-ages gigs in the basements of churches and VFW halls:
- Paris Mayhew (The Cro-Mags) and Ian MacKaye (Teen Idles; Minor Threat; Fugazi) on guitar
- Bill Stevenson (The Descendants) on drums
- Mike Watt (The Minutemen; fIREHOSE) on bass
- Henry Rollins (Black Flag) in your face

My '70s funk band will need an after-hours club with a big stage:
- Larry Graham (Sly & the Family Stone; Graham Central Station) on bass
- Ernie Isley (The Isley Brothers) on guitar
- Isaac Hayes on keyboards
- Greg Errico (Sly & The Family Stone; Santana; The Weather Report) on drums
- Maceo Parker (The J.B.s; Parliament; Funkadelic) on saxophone
- Emilio Castillo (Tower of Power) on tenor saxophone
- Cynthia Robinson (Sly & the Family Stone) and Greg Adams (Tower of Power) on trumpets
- J.T. Taylor (Kool & the Gang), Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge) and Chaka Khan (Rufus) on vocals
1/14/08 1:29:10PM
I like this thread,

Heavy Metal band:

Vocals: Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)

Lead Guitar: Dimebag Darrell (Pantera)

Rhythm Guitar: Kerry King (Slayer)

Bass: Cliff Burton (Metallica)

Drums: Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension)

here ya go took me about 2 minutes lol

Edit: My Rock/Classic Rock Band:

Vocals: David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
Lead Guitar: Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir (The Grateful Dead)
Bass: Getty Lee (Rush)
Drums: Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa), (was gonna put Keith Moon from The Who but Bozzio's much cooler)

1/14/08 4:22:42PM
Punk Band id go with

Milo Aukerman-Vocals from the Descendents
Johnny Ramone-Rhythm Guitar from the Ramones
East Bay Ray-Lead Guitar from the Dead Kennedys
Matt Freeman-Bass From Rancid
Erik Sandin-Drummer from NoFx


Phil Anselmo-Vocals from Pantera and Down
Randy Rhodes-Lead Guitar-Played for Ozzy
James Hetfield-Rhythm Guitar...Metallica
Les Claypool-Bass from Primus..even though there not metal dude is good
Neil Peart-Rush Drummer more progressive than metal but Neil Peart is badass as well.
1/15/08 7:42:44AM
Okay, I'll throw up an Old school Death Metal band for you gentlemen.

Vocals- Luc Lemay (Gorguts, Negativa)
Backing Vocals- Chris Reifert (Autopsy,Abcess, Machetazo(Guest))
Lead Guitar- Chuck Schuldiner (Death,Slaughter,Control Denied) RIP
Rhythm Guitar - Denis D'Amour (Voivod)
Bass Guitar - Scott Clendenin (Death, Control Denied, Talonzfury)
Drums- Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy)

Had different picks originally for Rhythm Guitar and Bass, those being Richard Brunelle and Alex Webster respectively, but I decided Scott and Denis would mesh better with the rest of the band. Not to mention offer a more varied sound and creative approach.( Not that extra creativity would even be necessary in a band with Chuck Shuldiner and Luc Lemay)

Traditional/Epic Doom Metal Band
Vocals - Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass, Mercy, Memento Mori, Colossus, Requiem)
Guitar - Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, dozens of other bands)
Bass - Mark Adams (Saint Vitus)
Drums - You (Coffins(Japan))

I would pay any amount of money asked if I could to have seen this band happen. Messiah Marcolin is the greatest vocalist in metal history, period. You don't believe me, go pick up Nightfall or Tales of Creation by Candlemass, and thank me later. Tony Iommi is a must, not only is he seasoned guitarist, but many credit him with the creation of the traditional Doom Metal sound. Marks Adams is in on Bass, partly because I love St. Vitus, but more importantly because of his similarity in sound to Sabbath's Geezer Butler. The difference being that he is about ten times the bassist Geezer Butler is.You may seem out of place, not only is he Japaneses, but he is a founding member of Coffins. Which, for those not familiar with their music, are a more death metal oriented Doom Metal act. I feel that his plodding, desolate, and thunderously heavy drum sound would not only fit the big sound of the rest of the band, I'm of the opinion that he's one of the better drummers in Doom Metal today.

I could do a few more, but that required enough thought as is, might throw up some others later.
1/15/08 4:19:38PM
Vocals - Robert Plant

Guitar - Jimmy Page

Bass - John Paul Jones

Drums - John Bonham

Sounds like a great band to me. The best ever if they got together
1/15/08 8:40:07PM

Posted by zephead

Vocals - Robert Plant

Guitar - Jimmy Page

Bass - John Paul Jones

Drums - John Bonham

Sounds like a great band to me. The best ever if they got together

Yeah, although Zeppelin is awesome I think the whole point of this thread is to mix n' match. Zeppelin is good and you like them very much...We got it
1/17/08 11:19:17AM
Dont really like punk so.........

Rock/Metal fantasy Band....

Drums: Danny Carey (Tool)

Bass: Geddy Lee

Guitar: Stevie Ray Vaughan

Vocals: Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)

It will be the weirdest music ever if these people actually made music together
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