The concept of a "supergroup"— wherein performers with cool and/or exciting pedigrees find themselves in something resembling a "band" — dies hard. Imagine your favorite musicians playing together! Frequently, expectations exceed results — a collection of individuals does not necessarily a band make, often because of diverging musical directions and egos (and drugs and alcohol, too). For example, Blind Faith (Clapton, Winwood, etc.): one album, one tour, implosion. Or Gang War, featuring Wayne Kramer (The MC5) and Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls, Heartbreakers): barely got off the ground. Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band:... More >>>
They're watching those preconceptions tumble down the hill.