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(ThinkGeek)   Create your own dream band. Vocalist, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bassist, drummer, and a wild card if needed   ( divider line
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2012-04-01 07:52:13 AM  
Vocals: Freddie Mercury
Guitar: Jeff Beck
Bass: Jaco Pastorius
Drums: Ginger Baker
Keys: Derek Sherinian
2012-04-01 07:55:36 AM  
Vocals- John Hiatt
Guitars- Robbie Robertson/ Nils Lofgren
Bass- Daryl Jones
Drums- Omar Hakim
Wild cards Dr John keyboards, David Sanborn Sax
2012-04-01 07:57:10 AM  
I think these guys come pretty damn close:

Handle With Care (new window)
2012-04-01 08:07:20 AM  
guitar, vocals: Skrillex
synthesizer: Skrillex
keyboards: Skrillex
trombone: Skrillex
bass: Skrillex
drums: Skrillex
trumpet: Skrillex
clarinet: Skrillex
flute: Skrillex
alto saxophone: Skrillex
tenor saxophone: Skrillex
percussion: Skrillex
marimba: Skrillex
vibraphone: Skrillex
wild card: Skrillex
2012-04-01 08:08:27 AM  

TsarTom: I dunno... All the musicians I like are so unbelievably hip and edgy, that I doubt you've probably ever even heard of most of them.

Man, you guys don't know what you're missing.

2012-04-01 08:10:24 AM  
Vocals: Fred Durst
Guitar: Justin Bieber
Bass: Pete Wentz
Drum Machines and other Programming: Skrillex
2012-04-01 08:19:39 AM  
Keef on rhythm.
Vai on lead
Geezer on bass
Terry Bozzio on drums
John Valby on keys
Phil Anslemo singing

Snapper Carr: Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals
George Duke - synthesizer, keyboards
Bruce Fowler - trombone
Tom Fowler - bass
Ralph Humphrey - drums
Sal Marquez - trumpet
Jean-Luc Ponty - violin, baritone violin
Ian Underwood - clarinet, flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Ruth Underwood - percussion, marimba, vibraphone
Tina Turner and the Ikettes

Not a bad lineup, but needed Ike Willis in there.
2012-04-01 08:23:44 AM  
Let's stick within a genre, and have an all living band...

Vocals: Eric A K
Lead Guitar: Gary Holt
Other Lead Guitar: Alex Skolnick
Bass Guitar: Frank Bello
Drums: Charlie Benante
2012-04-01 08:29:05 AM  
For shiats and giggles here's my punk version (only using bands once otherwise it would end up 1/2 Dead Kennedys and 1/2 Bad Brains)

Vocals: John Lydon
Lead Guitar: Dr Know
Rhythm Guitar: East Bay Ray
Bass Guitar: Mike Watt
Drums: Topper Headon
Songwriter/sellout detector: Ian Mackaye
2012-04-01 08:29:16 AM  
Guitar: Glenn Branca
Guitar: Kevin Shields
Guitar: David Pearce
Guitar: Robert Hampson
Guitar: Rhys Chatham
Guitar: Thurston Moore
Guitar: Robin Guthrie
Guitar: Brad Laner
2012-04-01 08:33:23 AM  
Vocals - Bjork
Lead Guitar - Neil Young ( backup vocals)
Rhyth Guitar - Lou Reed (backup vocals)
Bass - Bootsy Collins (backup vocals)
Drums - Billyy Cobham
Keyboards - Sun Ra
2012-04-01 08:38:54 AM  
Tenor and Soprano Saxophone: John Coltrane
Piano: McCoy Tyner
Bass: Jimmy Garrison
Drums: Elvin Jones

The quartet is just waiting for Tyner to show up before going back on tour. My dream is to see that.
2012-04-01 08:38:54 AM  
Josh Holmes, Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones. Oh wait, that already happened.
2012-04-01 08:39:31 AM  
Bass Guitar: Cliff Burton
Bass Guitar: Beefcake the Mighty
Bass Guitar: Nikki Sixx
Bass Drums: Animal
Bass Vocals: Peter Steele
2012-04-01 08:46:46 AM  
Vocals/Piano - Freddie Mercury
Lead Guitar - Eric Clapton/Stevie Ray Vaughn
Guitar - Joe Walsh
Bass - Victor Wooten
Drums - Phil Collins
Wildcard - Trent Reznor
2012-04-01 09:00:07 AM  
Drums: Tyler Perry
Bass: Tyler Perry
Guitar: Tyler Perry, with Tyler Perry
Cowbell: Tyler Perry
Vocals: Tyler Perry (or Tyler Perry)
2012-04-01 09:08:18 AM  
Vocals: Jim Morrison
Lead Guitar: David Gilmour
Rhythm Guitar: Joe Walsh (I know he's not normally a rhythm player, but I want his ass in this band)
Bassist: John Paul Jones
Drummer: Ginger Baker
Wild Card: Janis Joplin
2012-04-01 09:09:33 AM  
Assuming I can only name people who are still alive:

Vocalist: Brian Johnson
Lead Guitar: Angus Young
Rhythm Guitar: Malcolm Young
Bassist: Cliff Williams
Drummer: Phil Rudd
Wild Card: Jim Norton is their opening act.
2012-04-01 09:16:14 AM  
David Sylvian: Vocals
Michael Brook: Guitar
Robert Fripp: Guitar
Steve Jansen: Drums
Mick Karn: Bass
Richard Barbieri: Keyboards

It's basically Japan, but with better guitar players.
2012-04-01 09:21:18 AM  

hugheric: Josh Holmes, Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones. Oh wait, that already happened.

Who is Josh Holmes? Josh Homme would probably be a better fit.

/awesome awesome band
2012-04-01 09:23:38 AM  
Vocals - Bobby Blitz Ellsworth
Lead - Dime
Rhythm - James Hetfield
Bass - Jason Newsted
Drums - Paul Bostaph
2012-04-01 09:25:08 AM  
Living version:
James Labrie - vocals
Brian May - lead guitar
Al Pitrelli - lead guitar
Mark Knopfler - lead guitarist (let's face it, it's a dream band, they'd trade)
Geddy Lee - Bass
Donald Fagen - keys
Carter Beauford - drums
Marsalis Brothers with Dana Colley - horn section

Dead version:
Freddie Mercury - vocals, piano
Stevie Ray Vaughan - lead guitar
George Harrison - lead guitar
Frank Zappa - third guitarist and just general wildcard
Jaco Pastorius - bass
Billy Preston - keyboards
John Bonham - drums
Maynard Ferguson, LeRoi Moore, Gerry Mulligan & JJ Johnson - horn section

I'm truly undecided which band would win or if I'd care.
2012-04-01 09:26:11 AM  
Vocalist -- Freddie Mercury
Lead -- Joe Satriani
Rhythm -- George Harrison
Bass -- John Entwistle
Drummer -- Stewart Copeland (not my favorite drummer, but Copeland works better with multiple styles of music than Keith Moon or Neil Pert do...this was a toss up with Bruford)
Keys -- Ray Manzarek
2012-04-01 09:37:39 AM  
I'm going to go with an all-living version myself. Also, I think this one quite a bit more fun.

Vocals: Andrew WK
Guitar: Guthrie Govan
Bass: Les Claypool
Drums: Gene Hoglan (aka Pickles the Drummer)
Wildcards: Jordan Aguirre and Ashleigh Coryell
2012-04-01 09:47:31 AM  
Vocals- Stan Ridgway
Lead Guitar- Snakefinger
Rhythm Guitar- Daevid Allen
Bass- Bill Laswell
Drums- Jack DeJohnette
Synths- Boris Blank
Producer/Treatments- Eno
2012-04-01 09:49:52 AM  
Vocals: Axl Rose
Lead Guitars: Slash
Rhythm Guitars: Izzy Stradlin
Bass: Duff McKagen
Drums: Matt Sorum
2012-04-01 09:50:36 AM  

SuperTramp: I loved Rudolph's younger brother

I don't have much music on my phone, but all five UFO albums from 1973 to 1978 are there.

/Martiaaaaan Landscaaaaape.....
2012-04-01 09:56:53 AM  
Vocals: Scott Walker
Guitar: Johnny Marr
Guitar: Andres Segovia
Bass: John Paul Jones
Drums: Art Blake
Pedal Steel Guitar: Buddy Emmons
2012-04-01 09:57:55 AM  

basemetal: Geddy Lee
Alex Lifeson
Neil Peart

/......uhmmmm, that should work
//suck it haters


But let's do a chick version, shall we?

Vocals: Floor Jansen
Guitar: Orianthi
Bass: Sean Yseult
Keyboards: Lady Gaga
Drums/percussion: Sheila E.
2012-04-01 10:06:25 AM  
2012-04-01 10:08:58 AM  

basemetal: Geddy Lee
Alex Lifeson
Neil Peart

/......uhmmmm, that should work
//suck it haters

Came here to do exactly this.
2012-04-01 10:09:51 AM  

urban.derelict: Vocals: Axl Rose
Lead Guitars: Slash
Rhythm Guitars: Izzy Stradlin
Bass: Duff McKagen
Drums: Matt Sorum

Substitute pre-drugged out Adler, please.
2012-04-01 10:10:06 AM  
Guitar: David Gilmour
Bass: Les Claypool
Drums: Stewart Copeland
2012-04-01 10:11:36 AM  
Vocals/Keyboard: Freddie Mercury
Guitar: Eric Clapton, Joe Satriani, Prince, Derek Trucks, Brian May, George Harrison
Bass: Larry Graham, Mark King, John Deacon (gotta call him out of retirement somehow)
Drums: Jeff Campatelli, Neil Peart, Roger Taylor
Keyboard: Dennis DeYoung, Steve Winwood
Vocals: Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin

Music should cause an emotional response with the audience and this combination of folk would do that in spades!
2012-04-01 10:15:08 AM  
Somewhere In Time-era Iron Maiden.

Besides that,

Vocals: Bruce Dickinson
Guitar: Adrian Smith
Guitar: Michael Schenker
Guitar: George Lynch
Bass: Stu Hamm
Drums: Jeff Campitelli
Keys: Jordan Rudess
2012-04-01 10:15:16 AM  

Marisyana: basemetal: Geddy Lee
Alex Lifeson
Neil Peart

/......uhmmmm, that should work
//suck it haters


But let's do a chick version, shall we?

Vocals: Floor Jansen
Guitar: Orianthi
Bass: Sean Yseult
Keyboards: Lady Gaga
Drums/percussion: Sheila E.

Just because it's me, I'd substitute Amy Lee on vocals, Joan Jett and Lita Ford on guitar, and Tori Amos on keyboards. Toss up between Sean and Melissa Auf der Mar on bass, and wild card of Paz Lenchantin to fill in on whatever else she wanted.
2012-04-01 10:18:41 AM  
Huey Lewis
Nils Lofgren
Neil Schon
Michael Anthony
Sheila E

Jerome to hold the mirror
2012-04-01 10:19:35 AM  
Drums - Dave Grohl
Bass - Lemmy (like there's a better choice)
Rhythm guitar - me
Lead guitar - pre born again Christian Dave Mustaine
Vocals - toss up between Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford.

But to be honest I could probably think of 3 or 4 dream bands with different line ups with different sounds.
2012-04-01 10:28:21 AM  
Most above submissions lack thoughtfulness. Creativity.

here is my stab;


....produced and manipulated by BRIAN ENO


NICK DRAKE gtr,vocal & composer

....and "ultimate power trio"

2012-04-01 10:28:59 AM  
Strummer - Vocals, rhythm
Billy Zoom - Lead
Mike Watt - Bass
John Wright - drums/keys
2012-04-01 10:31:28 AM  
I'll still take John, Paul, George and Ringo. With Stevie Wonder on keyboards when needed.
2012-04-01 10:31:56 AM  
"Jerome to hold the mirror." - brilliant.
2012-04-01 10:35:03 AM fact,I wanna see MORE POWER TRIO ideas.



2012-04-01 10:40:26 AM  
My dream band already exists:

/Flame away
2012-04-01 10:41:53 AM  
I remember when Chucko Klosterman had this debate with Simmons, but being Klosterman, he went uberpedantic about it:

"OK. Ground rules. You can't, ok, pick, ok, Paul McCartney as bassist and singer, ok? I mean, you have to pick one. And, you can't say Jimi on lead guitar, ok, because that is too easy, and, ok, you can't, you know, pick 'Animal' as your drummer, ok, because someone always does that, ok, and they think they're being cute, ok, so, ground rules, no jimi, no animal, and you can't pick one guy to do two things if in the band he was in when he got famous, ok, he did two things. and on that note, if you pick a guy that was in two bands, or three, you have to say what band. i mean, if you, ok, pick Joe walsh, ok, then you have to to say 'James Gang' Joe Walsh or 'Eagles' joe walsh, or like, ok, Cream-era Clapton or Derek and the Dominoes Clapton, ok?

fark you chucko, i'll pick a band of five Animals on lead drums, rhythm drums, acoustic drums, electronic drums, and drums on teh side for my dream rock band.

it's a thought experiment dipshiat.
2012-04-01 10:48:26 AM  
Lead Guitar: Prince
Rhythm Guitar: George Harrison
Vocals: Chris Cornell
Bassist: Roger Waters
Drummer: Ben Hakalitz
Hammond: J. S. Bach
Lyricist: Colin Meloy

/Or something like that.
2012-04-01 10:53:12 AM  

nuff said
2012-04-01 11:01:00 AM  

Poison: I'll still take John, Paul, George and Ringo. With Stevie Wonder on keyboards when needed.

except that when they tried that, it sucked ass.

Lead: Jerry
Rhythm: Bob Weir
Bass: Paul McCartney
Drums: Topper Headon
Keys: Keith Godchaux
Sax: Dave Ellis
Frontman: Joe Strummer / guy Garvey
2012-04-01 11:04:24 AM  
Vocals: Mama Cass
Male Vocals: Tom Petty
Guitar: Clapton
Bass: Flea
Drums: Phil Collins
Cowbell: Will Ferrel

This should accurately reflect my life.
2012-04-01 11:09:50 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Tomata du Plenty

glad Tomata showed up so early!

** ** **
Tomata du Plenty (vocals)
Steve Albini (guitar)
Steve Hanley (bass)
Frost (drums)
JG Thirwell (composition)
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