Create-a-band from members of other bands

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I was thinking about this on the way to work today.
Who would be in your ultimate band?
For me, the answers would change from mood to mood...
Here's my current mood:

Guitar: Ani and Prince.
Piano: Tori and Thelonius.(I think that such opposing styles and philosophies would complement each other).
Drums: Gene Krupa. If the people have to be alive, I think I would say the drummer from Green Day, maybe (can't think of his name right now).
Bass: Bass would be a tough call... Paul D'amour? Maybe Justin Chancellor? Flea? John Entwistle? I think my choice would most likely be Les Claypool (that man is ****ing unreal on a bass).
Sitar: Ravi Shankar (no question, he has no peers)
Cello: Yo Yo Ma
Vocals: Probably Maynard (with complementary vocals by Layne Staley & Chris Cornell, and background vocals by just about everyone in the band)

The writing of the music would have to be a full collaborative effort, but Maynard would drive the lyrics with a lot of input from Ani.

Adam Jones would have to do all the cover art (sorry, Ani, I know you won the Grammy and all, but Adam has to drive this) and direct ALL the videos.

And, of course, the band would have to be promoted by Don King!
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What do you think?
 

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jimmy p
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Drummer from Greenday's name is Tres Cool i think...


hmmm for me...

Vocals: Bruce Dickinson...but after i saw A Perfect Circle live the other day i would have to say that Bruce and Maynard can sing together. But if i had to choose one it would be Bruce.

Bass: Ooh, a hard one...but i would have to say Duff McKagan..as long as he gets Steve Harris' song writing abilities.

Saxophone/Harmonica: Michael Monroe

Guitar:I would be greedy and have 3 guitarists. Andy McCoy, Slash and Yngwie Malmsteen.

Piano:..Elton John.

Drums: Animal from The Muppets Show.

lol big band but who cares.... Song writing to come from Andy McCoy, Bruce and Elton mainly, but others can chip in.
 
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Putting a lot of high talent together does not always give a good result. The philosophies and styles have to mesh (they don't have to be the same, thye just have to be able to come to decisions) or else you get power struggles.

Guitar - David Gilmore (Pink Floyd) and Eric Clapton (Clapton doing rythym and vocals then doijg guitar duel solos with Gilmore) AC/DC's guitarist playing strickly rythym.

Bass - Sting (sharing vocals)

Drums - Cream's drummer Ginger Baker (?)

Song writing, Sting for lyrics and Clapton, Gilmore and Sting writing the music.
 
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Sorry, I have to split between a classic rock group and a more modern one for this.

old guys

Guitar 1: Jimi Hendrix
Guitar 2: Neil Young
Bass: Roger Waters
Drums: John Bonham
Keyboard: Ray Manzarek
Lyrics/vocals: Jimi and Waters

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new guys

Guitar 1: Nick McCabe
Guitar 2: Jonny Greenwood
Bass: Flea
Drums: Jimmy Chamberlain
Keyboard: John Medeski
Lyrics/vocals: Richard Ashcroft and Ian Brown
 
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Rhythm guitar 1: Dimebag Darrel

Rhythm guitar 2: ME!!!

Lead Guitar: Zakk Wylde

Drums: Lars Ulrich (I think he is a jerk, but he is talented...)

Bass: Billy Sheehan

Vocals: Serj Tankian and the chick from Lacuna Coil
 
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I'd go for a whole lotta soul.

Vocals: David Ruffin
Lead Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Rhythm Guitar: Steve Cropper
Keyboards/Vocals: Steve Winwood
Sax: Maceo Parker
Bass: James Jamerson
Drums: John Bonham
 
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I don't know. The best bassist and drummer I've heard (Tom Fowler and Bill Bruford) do fusion. The best guitar players I've heard (Hendrix and Clapton) do R&B. You can mix rock with jazz, or rock with blues, but you can't mix all three. My dream band would not get along, and break up before the first album was cut. Not to mention the singer I'd pick is Art Garfunkel, and he wouldn't fit with either pair.

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Originally posted by Artman
Putting a lot of high talent together does not always give a good result.
Thats not what he asked!! i would have included Keith Richards and Mick Jagger...however it would only have been right to include the rest of the Stones...
 
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Originally posted by Njorl
You can mix rock with jazz, or rock with blues, but you can't mix all three. My dream band would not get along, and break up before the first album was cut.
Wait until you mix something really strange, like a mixture of jazz, classical, and lets say rap. That would definitly be the strangest sounding band ever to exist.
 
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Originally posted by motai
Wait until you mix something really strange, like a mixture of jazz, classical, and lets say rap. That would definitly be the strangest sounding band ever to exist.
You would have Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus"
Anyone remember that?
 
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Keys- Herbie Hancock
Saxophone- Sonny Rollins/Charlie Parker
Trumpet- Armstrong
Drummer- Rich Stitzel
Bass- Flea

This is jazz, of course...
 
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Hah, I was about to start cussing for the blasphemy of noone mentioning Dime Bag. Everyone stop now and thank Zero.

I can't decide on something like this. All it takes is dime bag, and the rest of the talent will follow.

I guess we'd end up with another pantera though.

Is the world big enough?
 

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