Sickest SUPERGROUPS of Rock
Over the years there have been dozens of bands and artists who decide to take a break from their day jobs to take a breather in a side-project or alternative creative different direction.
While some artists have become their own stand alone project (From First to Last & Skrillix or (Andy Black & Black Veil Brides), others reach out to musical colleagues to create the sickest supergroups.
I scattered music history to find some of the sickest punk rock supergroups. While rock history is littered with some of the most FAMOUS supergroups of all time, Journey, Cream, Stone Temple Pilots, I focused on ONLY the ones who have more than one punk or pop-punk member in them.
Starting out in 1995 the band had a diverse array of members including that of: Suicidal Tendencies, Danzig, Snot, Janes Addiction and Metallica. The band had a brief run due to a dispute with their record label Earache Records over their persuasion to them to record a hip-hop album. The band united years later in 2014 after a surprise "instruMENTAL" reunion at a series of 2014 Tenacious D shows. The guys even headlined the Warwick & Framus Open Day 2014 in Germany as well as doing a show at the legendary Whiskey a Go Go in Hollywood in August, 2014. In 2016 the band played a series of London shows, later releasing a limited-run 150 copy print of How to Write Love Songs specifically for the shows.
Robert Trujillo - Bass (Metallica)
Armand Sabal-Lecco - Guitar (Paul Simon)
Benji Webbe - Vox (Skidred)
Brooks Wackerman - Drums (Bad Religion)
Whitfield Crane - Guitar/Vox (Ugly Kid Joe)
Stevie Salis - Ld Guitar
Lynn Strait - Vox (SNOT)
Steve Perkins - Drums (Janes Addiction)
Steve Castillo - Percussion (Queens of the Stoneage)
Daniel de los Reyes - Percussion (Chicago, Zac Brown Band)
Roy Mayorga - Drums (Stone Sour)
Doc Coyle - Guitar (God Forbid)
Brant Bjork - Guitar (Che')
Mark King - Bass (Level 42)
Angels & Airwaves
Straight off of the hiatus of blink-182, former guitarist/vocalist Tom Delonge formed Angels & Airwaves in 2005. Affectionately known as AVA (named after daughter), Tom Delonge reached out to punk rock pals Adam Willard former drummer of The Offspring, Ryan Sinn; former bassist of The Distillers and longtime former band mate David Kennedy of Boxcar Racer.
Their first album “We Don’t Need to Whisper” was a hugely anticipated record since nobody heard anything from blink for nearly 3 years. s band members came and went in AVA, Delonge & Kennedy didn’t go skimpy on the talent replacing Ryan Sinn with Matt Wachter of 30 Seconds to Mars & and Adam Willard with drummer Ilan Ruban of Paramone & Nine Inch Nails.
Teenage Time Killers
Created in 2014 by My Ruin guitarist Mick Murphy and Corrosion of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin, this insane punk rock/hardcore supergroup is comprised of a metric shit ton of unofficial members who took part in recording the band’s debut album “Greatest Hits Vol. 1”.
The list of members include:
▪ Dave Grohl - bass (Foo Fighters)
▪ Greg Anderson – guitars (Goatsnake)
▪ Brian Baker – guitars (Bad Religion/Dag Nasty)
▪ Pat "Adam Bomb" Hoed – bass (Brujeria)
▪ London May – drums (Danzig)
▪ Mike Schaefer – guitars
▪ Mike Dean – bass (Corrosion of Conformity)
▪ Corey Taylor – vocals (Slipknot)
▪ Randy Blythe – vocals (Lamb of God)
▪ Matt Skiba – vocals (Alkaline Trio/blink-182)
▪ Neil Fallon – vocals (Clutch)
▪ Jello Biafra – vocals (Dead Kennedys)
▪ Lee Ving – vocals (Fear)
▪ Mike “IX” Williams – vocals (EYEHATEGOD)
▪ Tommy Victor – vocals (Danzig)
▪ Karl Agell – vocals (Corrosion of Conformity)
▪ Pete Stahl – vocals (Queens of the Stoneage)
▪ Vic Bondi – vocals (Articles of Faith)
▪ Aaron Beam – vocals (Red Fang)
▪ Clifford Dinsmore – vocals (Blast)
▪ Phil Rind – vocals (Sacred Reich)
▪ Tairrie B – vocals (solo)
▪ Tony Foresta – vocals ( Municipal Waste)
▪ Trenton Rogers – vocals
▪ Pat Smear – guitars, bass (Germs)
▪ Woody Weatherman – guitars (Corrosion of Conformity)
▪ Jim Rota – guitars. (Fireball Ministry)
▪ Jason Browning – guitars
▪ Nick Oliveri – bass (Queens of the Stone Age)
▪ Jonny Webber – composing
Me First & the Gimmie Gimmies
This supergroup was turning classic rock hits into punk rock cover tunes long before the “Punk Goes...” series was ever born. Starting in San Francisco in 1995, a group of punk rock pals working exclusively as a cover band interpreting their favorite classic rock hits into rapid-fire ink rock tunes. First covering 2 John Denver tunes in 95’ the group ended up releasing their first full length “Have a Ball” in July of 1997. Each album had a different theme, focusing on topics from singer/songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s to covering country tunes throughout the decades.
Current members include Fat Mike of NOFX, Joey Cape of Lagwagon, Spike Slawson of Swinging Utters, Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters, & David Raun of Lagwagon & Good Riddance while past and touring members include Jay Bentley of Bad Religion, Eric Melvin of NOFX & Scott Shifett Of Face to Face, The Offspring & Foo Fighters.
If you've ever seen the Garnier Fructis commercial, then you've definitely heard of Transplants. Forming in 1999 with Tim Armstrong of Operation Ivy & Rancid sending some hiphop beats he had made on Pro Tools to his best friend and roadie Rob "Skinhead" Aston, asking him if he could spit some lyrics on the tracks. As the project grew so did its members, as Tim recruited Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) as well as fellow Rancid bandmates, Matt Freeman & Lars Fredericksen while soon followed blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.