This should be a lot of fun. Who would be in your rock dream band? It doesn’t matter what rock genre(s) you draw from. Classic Rock-Heavy Metal-Progressive Rock-whatever
It doesn’t matter what era you draw from-1950’s 1960’s 1970’s on up-doesn’t matter. Put two guitar players in your band -put in four if you want. Are you going for a pure singer or more of a frontman/woman? Do you want two keyboards or none? Even add backup singers if you want. It’s up to you.
Here’s my band
Let start with the drums (the backbone of the band)-many great choices but I have to go with John Bonham he’s got it all! power from the bottom up-funky grooves-creative fills-exciting solos. Bonham also draws from many musical styles.
On guitar(s) I’ve got Jimmy Page and Keith Richards Page is a blistering and melodic soloist with great innovation and creativity. Keith comes from the blues (so does Page) and brings an electrifying blues element to almost everything he plays! Richards has an uncanny ability to work with another guitar player to create great rhythmic interaction. Both know a little something about writing great songs as well. Can you imagine them collaborating on writing songs? Zeppelin meets The Stones!
My singer is Peter Gabriel, a great frontman who has many voices. He comes from progressive rock but then explored modern rock styles and world music as well. And this addition gives me another great songwriting presence in the band.
On bass I’m going with Sting. I feel that he is a very underrated bassist. Maybe because it’s easy to think of him as a frontman (which gives me yet another great singer and songwriter in the band). Sting adds a great reggae feel (Keith will love that) and a great energy in his playing (think early punky Police).
I have a secret weapon. On keyboards my choice is Nicky Hopkins. He was the keyboardist to the greats! Nicky played with a who’s who list including: The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Kink, Jefferson Airplane, The Jerry Garcia Band, the Jeff Beck Group, and many many more. He could be soulful, add a classical sensibility, rock hard, add some boogie-woogie, so many other styles. The consummate professional.
One more thing–let’s add in the Tower of Power Horn Section Like the name states, they add power and were the funky horn section.
So who is your superband? Did I break any rules by having half of Led Zeppelin in my band? No-there are no rules.
Only your imagination!