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No spurious line-ups of the real band with 80% new members, no grizzled veterans getting up to guest on one song, no wacky one-off secret gigs under an alias; real live tribute acts containing an original member (or more) of the homaged band - let us list and consider them.

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg: a new kid on the block, following Marky's success doing a tour of slideshow presentations followed by a set of hits with local pickup bands. Amazingly, features a singer who formed a Misfits tribute band while he was actually in The Misfits.

The Special Beat: long-standing collection of no fixed musicians, currently including not only Ranking Roger from The Beat and Neville Staple from The Specials, but also Pauline Black of The Selector. Presumably haven't changed their name to The Special Beat Selector out of concern for brand dilution only.

Who's The Daddy Now?: pub-rock stop-gap for both members of Carter USM to play Carter covers with a band full of young pals to 50 people and a dog, before getting over it and playing them without the band to 5000 fat 30somethings.

The Gift: the drummer from The Jam forms Jam tribute band, later joined by bassist from The Jam. In order to discover audience from The Jam, eventually change name to From The Jam.

Bernard's Butter (sic), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:17 (eleven years ago) link

I think you've just about covered it.

Mark G, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:20 (eleven years ago) link

Related is tribute bands having members of the original bands DJ for them--Mani playing a few baggyu hits after the Stoned Roses play etc.

Bernard's Butler (Raw Patrick), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:25 (eleven years ago) link

No spurious line-ups of the real band with 80% new members

Lots of these are exactly that though, it's just they've been forced to adopt a different name for legal reasons e.g. Michael Clarke's Byrds Celebration.

Frank Sumatra (NickB), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:26 (eleven years ago) link

Phil Collins once drummed for The Musical Box, later commenting that he didn't do nearly as good a job as their regular drummer.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:29 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah I'm pretty sure From The Jam were billing themselves as The Jam for a bit. xpost

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:31 (eleven years ago) link

No, never as The Jam - legal issues, etc. I saw their third or fourth show, and they went out as FTJ from the start.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:36 (eleven years ago) link

Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger had to rename their band Riders On The Storm after they got sued by John Densmore for calling themselves the Doors.

Frank Sumatra (NickB), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:36 (eleven years ago) link

I think you've just about covered it.

I'm sure there's one I forgot! And I wanted someone to remind me.

Lots of these are exactly that though, it's just they've been forced to adopt a different name for legal reasons e.g. Michael Clarke's Byrds Celebration.

That's a different thing again, like the now-Birtles Shorrock Globle selling the name Little River Band to an American company for tax debts. Baby Lemonade splitting from Arthur Lee but keeping the recently-rejoined Johnny Echols probably counts though - did they just bill themselves as The Love Band or some such?

Bernard's Butter (sic), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:36 (eleven years ago) link

im sure steven adler played in a group that did GNR covers, not sure if that's exclusively what they played though

vain_bowers, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:37 (eleven years ago) link

Manzarek/Krieger/Wolfchild might have started as, or had an intermediary stage as, 21st Century Doors - both good ones.

Bernard's Butter (sic), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:38 (eleven years ago) link

YES!!! Adler's Appetite was the fifth one I couldn't remember.

Bernard's Butter (sic), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:38 (eleven years ago) link

Wolfchild! Also Stewart Copeland briefly I think.

x-post

Frank Sumatra (NickB), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:39 (eleven years ago) link

the fifth one I couldn't remember

And the earliest example I ever heard of. I think they evolved into a more general bar band later on but did indeed start as a straight Gunners tribute. (Er, based on eight-hand print reports.)

Bernard's Butter (sic), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:51 (eleven years ago) link

YES!!! Adler's Appetite was the fifth one I couldn't remember.

just had a quick look at their wiki page, seems there was a lot of tension between steven adler & the rest of the group causing a few members to leave, a legal battle over the name & a much delayed album! sounds familiar..

vain_bowers, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:54 (eleven years ago) link

does creedence clearwater revisited count?

ras trevor, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 18:33 (eleven years ago) link

the adler thing is still going on! i just saw an ad for a milwaukee show recently. apparently they play "appetite for destruction" in full.

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 18:35 (eleven years ago) link

New B34utiful S0uth featuring neither of the dudes who wrote the songs.

King Boiled Potato (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 18:37 (eleven years ago) link

No original members

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 18:42 (eleven years ago) link

Four Good Men - ex-members of H2O and Simple Minds perform the hits of, you guessed it, H2O and Simple Minds. Plus new, original material!

everything, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 19:29 (eleven years ago) link

Without googling, that must be some British band called H20 because from an American perspective, they would be really weird on a bill with Simple Minds.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 19:32 (eleven years ago) link

There were a couple of pseudo-Byrds incarnations/tribute acts with either/both Skip Battin and Michael Clarke

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 19:51 (eleven years ago) link

xpost. Not the punk H2O. This H2O are the early 80s Scottish one-hit wonder synth team that Alan McGee was in at one point.

everything, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 19:55 (eleven years ago) link

Oh wow I've been mixing up H2O and PhD for years and years

King Boiled Potato (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 20:03 (eleven years ago) link

PhD? The Canadian rapper?

everything, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 20:21 (eleven years ago) link

H20 = I Dream To Sleep and fuck knows what else
PhD = Jim Diamond + other blokes = I Won't Let You Down and fuck knows what else

Frank Sumatra (NickB), Wednesday, 25 February 2009 20:24 (eleven years ago) link

Well, strictly speaking: The Headcoats and Thee Headcoatees. Although, that's not really the sort of thing you're after I guess.

Doran, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 20:39 (eleven years ago) link

I guess you could put the whole post-Garcia sea of Grateful Dead spinoffs like The Other Ones/The Dead in here, kinda. Or bands playing their old material under a different name for legal reasons (Heaven & Hell instead of Black Sabbath, The Heads instead of the Talking Heads). Maybe that's a whole other thing, though.

some dude, Thursday, 26 February 2009 18:00 (eleven years ago) link

Velvet Revolver

2 ears + 1 ❤ (Pillbox), Thursday, 26 February 2009 18:52 (eleven years ago) link

OMG SOOPERGROOPZ playing songs from the members' previous bands but ostensibly are new bands releasing new albums are kind of a different deal

some dude, Thursday, 26 February 2009 18:53 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

Saw another good one of these last night: “Lick, The Australian Lemonheads Show*” played one gig in October 1991, reformed for one gig exactly ten years later, and have played twice, unbilled, in the last couple of years as Evan Dando’s encore. Lineup is Dando with not-yet-Lemonheads-songwriter-in-1991 Tom Morgan on bass, and not-yet-in-1991/now-former-Lemonheads-bassist Nic Dalton on drums, doing a bunch of Lick songs plus Different Drum.

For the second encore he also got the two surviving members of The Eastern Dark onstage together for the first time in 23 years to do an Eastern Dark cover, but that’s a clear case of grizzled veterans getting up to guest on one song.

*Half the bands gigging in Sydney in 1990-92 were The Australian Famousoverseasband Show. There were at least three Cure ones, and my high school history teacher quit because the The Australian Doors Show he drummed in got big enough to tour Europe for 18 months.

Thelma Hoosteen (sic), Monday, 6 April 2009 04:59 (eleven years ago) link

This is of strictly regional/local interest for Clevelanders and Ohioans of the 1970s/80s, but still:

Michael Stanley Band alumnus and co-founder Jonah Koslen and friends have assembled a show called Stage Pass Now that’s an expanded, complete recreation of the MSB double-live album Stage Pass. They’re playing the two-hour show at the Winchester, Saturday, April 18 and the Tangier, Saturday the 25th.

It’s one of the Michael Stanley Band’s signature records, though its title player won’t be onstage. The Stage Pass Now lineup comprises Northeast Ohio veterans Donny Thompson (Easy Street Band), Bill March (Beau Coup and Koslen’s Heroes), Rik Williger (the Short Circuits), and Van Eidom (Kooch, ESB).

“I told Michael what I intended to do, and he liked it,” says Koslen, the lead guitarist who co-wrote and performed many classics with the bandleader from 1974 to ’77. Koslen says he didn’t ask Stanley to participate, because Stanley didn’t seem interesting in revisiting past glories. “He was more interested in (playing) his new material.”

Koslen says the two remain close friends. The guitarist performed two songs with Stanley’s Resonators at the Tangier last month. And Stanley’s label, Line Level, has issued Koslen’s last two releases.

The band will recreate the arrangements from the record, plus songs from the era. An expanded take on the acoustic segment will include four extra tunes: “Ladies’ Choice,” Blue Jean Boy,” “Gypsy Eyes,” and “Among My Friends Again.”

Culled from four October 1976 sets at the old Agora Ballroom, the disc was released by Epic, and is the group’s only gold album. “It shows how great the band was,” says Koslen. “It’s a recording that holds together as a whole piece of music. I think it could be pointed to as a milestone in Cleveland music. I’m told all the time by people that it’s their favorite live album.”

OK, fine, yes, I Goggled it (Pancakes Hackman), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 19:23 (eleven years ago) link

A case of the exact opposite, but during Jon Anderson's abscence because of his illness, Yes have recruited a replacement singer from a Yes tribute band.

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 20:55 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

Defend The Indefensible: The Beautiful South

fucken cumstomers (sic), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 10:40 (eleven years ago) link

The band will feature Dave Hemingway (vocals), Alison Wheeler (Vocals), David Stead (Drums), Damon Butcher (Keyboards), Gary Birtles & Tony Robinson.. . The band will introduce their new guitarist, and bass player, on stage.

Mark G, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 11:04 (eleven years ago) link

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Enemy Insects (NickB), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 11:11 (eleven years ago) link

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The New Cars

Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 13:17 (eleven years ago) link

With Jimmy Chamberlin, Ian McCulloch, (?), Ozzy Osbourne and (?) ???

StanM, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 13:25 (eleven years ago) link

Nope, Prarie Prince (of the Tubes) on drums and Todd Rundgren on vox/guitar. Not sure who the gent on the far right leaning against Todd is. He looks a bit like Ben Stiller.

Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 13:39 (eleven years ago) link

damn, King Boiled Potato beat King Boy Pato to the New Beautiful South by four months. They could have done much better on the name though, perhaps Songs For Whoever?

fucken cumstomers (sic), Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:30 (eleven years ago) link

Over the Rainbow features several ex-members of Rainbow, but none of the founders, and features Ritchie Blackmore's son on guitar!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 25 June 2009 01:07 (eleven years ago) link

^ high-quality example

"spurious line-ups of the real band" that induct members' offspring into the family firm could be a rich vein too

fucken cumstomers (sic), Thursday, 25 June 2009 06:02 (eleven years ago) link

Does Genesis when Ray Wilson was in the band count? =) hee hee.

stoned wallabies signal aliens (Trayce), Thursday, 25 June 2009 06:54 (eleven years ago) link

To be fair to Pato, King Boiled Potato was slightly closer to the source.

Stobby Buld (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:54 (eleven years ago) link

That's not source, that's butter.

Mark G, Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:55 (eleven years ago) link

slightly closer to

took the listing of members to make me notice how wonderfully redundant the concept is! seriously though, have a word with them about the name. Carry On Up The Chicken In A Basket Circuit?

fucken cumstomers (sic), Thursday, 25 June 2009 23:49 (eleven years ago) link

Does this count? http://www.cjramone.com (on tour now)

StanM, Monday, 29 June 2009 18:03 (eleven years ago) link

nah, see first post for the distinction being drawn

throbbing dikes (sic), Tuesday, 30 June 2009 05:21 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, ok. Apologies.

StanM, Tuesday, 30 June 2009 15:11 (eleven years ago) link

Current touring Yes lineup with Oliver Wakeman on keys and some Canadian guy from a Yes cover band as "Jon Anderson".

Marcus Brody Ta-Dow! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 30 June 2009 16:52 (eleven years ago) link

Half of four-piece rap group The Pharcyde did 20th and 25th anniversary tours for their debut album Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, as Bizarre Ride Live. They add one ring-in rapper, and for the 20th anniversary had the two original co-producers in the group too.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 30 July 2018 21:25 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Heart By Heart, featuring founding Heart bassist (1973-82) Steve Fossen and drummer Michael Derosier (1975-82), playing casinos and supper clubs near you*.

Honoring the magic and power of the music of Heart, this incredible lineup considers it their responsibility to bring the songs to the stage in their original form. According to Fossen, “We don’t see it as our task to modify or update these classic tunes that Heart fans love and have listened to all these years.”

*mainly if you live in Washington, and not in a city.

Ah, the minty egg bits (sic), Saturday, 29 September 2018 19:48 (two years ago) link

In 1995, on the heels of the “Daltrey Sings Townshend” tour, Daltrey and Entwistle planned an Australian tour. Ironically, Pete Townshend told Daltrey he should bill it as “The Who,” but it was cancelled due to low ticket sales:
http://www.thewho.net/australia/images/coming.jpg

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 29 September 2018 20:31 (two years ago) link

Who’s Coming, Who’s Come?

Ah, the minty egg bits (sic), Saturday, 29 September 2018 20:46 (two years ago) link

hahaha

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 29 September 2018 20:58 (two years ago) link

Who Are These Guys?

Ubering With The King (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 29 September 2018 20:59 (two years ago) link

BTW I can see the Heart tribute band cottage industry blowing up since it looks like the Wilsons have iced the real band.

Ubering With The King (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 29 September 2018 21:01 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Between 1994 and 2000, Rednex had six distinct lineups, with two of the performers remaining throughout. All performing members were then fired by one of the producers, who had also been a performer in the first otherwise-recruited lineup.

A new lineup was hired, which had two more variations by 2004.

The original female singer signed a four-year deal to licence the band name in January 2005, and by mid-2006 had fired two of the three remaining male members from the seventh and eighth lineups (replacing one of them with her husband).

These two members, along with the female singer from those lineups, and another male from the seventh lineup, formed a touring "Rednex Tribute." For added authenticity, another replacement member from the eighth lineup joined in 2007.

When the licensing deal ended in January 2009, the producers fired the entire 11th lineup, and rehired four of the five members of Rednex Tribute as Rednex.

(Since January 2012, the entire Rednex workforce has been casualised, with up to 17 active and "reserve" members who can be called in for performances.)

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 02:21 (nine months ago) link

The two singers from Propaganda, Claudia Brücken and Susanne Freytag, have a Propaganda tribute band called D:uel, named after the band's 1985 hit single Duel.

Another Propaganda tribute band, xPropaganda, features the band's two singers, Susanne Freytag and Claudia Brücken.

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Monday, 2 March 2020 04:41 (nine months ago) link

four months pass...

Honestly, "Nile Rodgers & Chic" is really skating trade practices.

bat ain't Thad (sic), Saturday, 18 July 2020 22:13 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

Bunch of King Crimson alumni played in 21st Century Schizoid Band which was essentially a KC tribute band.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Friday, 13 November 2020 10:53 (two weeks ago) link

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 14 November 2020 08:46 (two weeks ago) link

KC & The Schizoid Band

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Saturday, 14 November 2020 16:32 (two weeks ago) link

Pretty sure Skynyrd turned into a tribute band a long time ago---last I heard, Rossington and Medlocke were the last originals aboard (longest-lasting post-plane crash member: backing vocalist Dale Krantz-Rossington [since 1987 or thereabouts], who was v. good lead singer of Rossington-Collins Band). Medlocke mostly recorded w LS as drummer, but main thing before and after that was and is singer-guitarist (VZ talked him into being drummer, because he could, characteristically enough).
The Doors of the Twenty-First Century incl. Stewart Copeland and Ian Astbury, initially--would liked to have seen that line-up, but there were many others, up until Manzarek's death in 2015: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manzarek%E2%80%93Krieger
Mike Love's Beach Boys.

dow, Saturday, 14 November 2020 17:02 (two weeks ago) link

Seems like a sideman thing to to do. Zakk Wylde and other Ozzy alumni are doing the Black Sabbath tribute group Zakk Sabbath.

I think there is a Prince group alumni doing some shows and touring. I know they did that big reunion show, but I think there is at least one club touring act I think.

earlnash, Saturday, 14 November 2020 17:17 (two weeks ago) link

yeah the revolution have toured at least twice. I hear it was great, I missed it.

akm, Saturday, 14 November 2020 17:21 (two weeks ago) link

The show we saw a couple of years back was pretty solid -- half the songs had a featured vocalist (who wisely didn't seek to just imitate Prince), half Wendy and Lisa did the leads, and it was a treat.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 14 November 2020 17:23 (two weeks ago) link

Pylon Reenactment Society

(not to be confused with the Pylon Appreciation Society)

@oneposter(✔️) (Karl Malone), Saturday, 14 November 2020 17:27 (two weeks ago) link

Man, I've never seen this thread before but the concept makes me sad

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 14 November 2020 17:28 (two weeks ago) link

Seems like some of these might be good! I know people who liked seeing Furthur too:
Furthur was a rock band founded in 2009 by former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. The original lineup also included John Kadlecik of the Dark Star Orchestra on lead guitar, RatDog's Jeff Chimenti on keyboards and Jay Lane on percussion, and Joe Russo of the Benevento/Russo Duo on drums.[1] Named after the famous touring bus used by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters in the 1960s, Furthur was an improvisational jam band that performed music primarily from the extensive Grateful Dead songbook, as well as their own original music and that of several other well-known artists. In addition to the original members (with the exception of Jay Lane, who left the band in March 2010 to rejoin his previous band, Primus), the band's lineup included backup vocalists Sunshine Becker of the a cappella ensemble SoVoSó and Jeff Pehrson of the folk rock bands Box Set and the Fall Risk. Also had hip guests from tyme to tyme. Kept going 'til about 5-6 years ago, I think (read something about Weir falling down onstage).

dow, Saturday, 14 November 2020 17:31 (two weeks ago) link

"the concept makes me sad"

it's less sad to me than Yes. In fact I'd respect them more if they called themselves something else at this point.

akm, Saturday, 14 November 2020 17:35 (two weeks ago) link

I wouldn't say the concept makes me sad -- musicians need to work, so why not cash in on famous associations? -- but bands with few-to-no original members is a little baffling. Three out of the four original members of Dr. Feelgood are still alive, but none are in the current lineup.

Similarly, but more contentiously, War keyboardist Lonnie Jordan owns the rights to the name, so "War" is him with no other original members, while "The Lowrider Band" has four original members.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 14 November 2020 17:48 (two weeks ago) link

BOC is now Bloom and Dharma with Richie Castellano and Danny Miranda, according to their site. Several live albums advertised there.

dow, Saturday, 14 November 2020 17:54 (two weeks ago) link

The Lowrider Band consists of four of the five surviving original core group members of the multi-platinum selling band War: Howard E. Scott, B.B. Dickerson, Lee Oskar, and Harold Brown. These members lost the right in federal court to use and tour under the name "War" in the mid-1990s to Far Out Productions (producer and manager Jerry Goldstein). The band's original keyboardist Lonnie Jordan now tours using the name "War" under Goldstein's guidance.[1] I'd go see the Lowrider Band!

dow, Saturday, 14 November 2020 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

Lee Oskar's harmonica the deciding factor.

dow, Saturday, 14 November 2020 18:03 (two weeks ago) link

I remember seeing some story about how--not long after the War/Lowrider Band split--Goldstein booked a pair of reunion gigs with Eric Burdon, who was kept in the dark about the lineup change until rehearsals, and was none too pleased when confronted with the (mostly) new band.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 14 November 2020 18:30 (two weeks ago) link

"Hey, where's the rest of the band? How dare you tarnish the name of a great band by not including any original members!"

"Um...Eric..."

During the 1990s and 2000s there have been several groups calling themselves Animals in part:

In 1993 Hilton Valentine formed the Animals II and was joined by John Steel in 1994 and Dave Rowberry in 1999. Other members of this version of the band include Steve Hutchinson, Steve Dawson and Martin Bland. From 1999 until Valentine's departure in 2001 the band toured as the Animals. This version featured Tony Liddle on lead vocal, Valentine, Steel, Rowberry, Jim Rodford on bass and Steve "ih" Farrell on backing vocals and hand percussion.
After Valentine left these Animals in 2001, Steel and Rowberry continued on as Animals and Friends with Peter Barton, Jim Rodford and John E. Williamson. When Rowberry died in 2003, he was replaced by Mick Gallagher (who had briefly replaced Alan Price in 1965). Danny Handley joined the band in 2009 initially as lead guitarist but replaced Peter Barton on lead vocals when Barton retired in 2012. It was at this time that Scott Whitley had a brief tenure in the band before New Yorker Roberto 'Bobby' Ruiz took over the bass guitar role. This successful line-up continues to tour the world. Undertaking extensive tours with special guests such as Steve Cropper and Spencer Davis among others.
In the 1990s Danny McCulloch, from the later-1960s Animals, released several albums as the Animals.[19] The albums contained covers of some original Animals songs as well as new ones written by McCulloch.
Eric Burdon formed a new backing band in 1998 and went out as Eric Burdon and the New Animals. This was actually just a rename of an existing band he had been touring with in various forms since 1990. Members of this new group included Dean Restum, Dave Meros, Neal Morse and Aynsley Dunbar. Martin Gerschwitz replaced Morse in 1999, after Ryo Okumoto had a brief stint for 3 weeks and Dunbar was replaced by Bernie Pershey in 2001. In 2003 the band started touring as Eric Burdon and the Animals. After the line-up changed in 2006, original guitarist Hilton Valentine joined with the group for its 2007 and 2008 tours. The group also included Red Young, Paula O'Rourke and Tony Braunagle. After Burdon lost the rights to the name, he formed a new band with completely different musicians.
In 2016, Burdon formed the current lineup of the Animals, including Johnzo West (guitar/vocals), Davey Allen (keys/vocals), Dustin Koester (drums/vocals), Justin Andres (bass guitar/vocals), Ruben Salinas (sax/flute), and Evan Mackey (trombone).[20]

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 14 November 2020 18:43 (two weeks ago) link

21st Century Schizoid Band

Good one!

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

BREAKING: Nick Mason from Pink Floyd announces Syd-era Floyd tribute act Saucerful Of Secrets, also featuring Lee from the Blockheads, Gary Kemp off of them Spandaus, 1987-94 Floyd bassist (and subsequent Gilmour sideman) Guy Pratt, and the bloke who did the score for Spaced with Pratt.

― 16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Tuesday, July 31, 2018 5:58 AM

Pretty sure Skynyrd turned into a tribute band a long time ago---last I heard, Rossington and Medlocke were the last originals aboard

"band still exists with original members" is not news, gtfo and FP'd.

The Doors of the Twenty-First Century incl. Stewart Copeland and Ian Astbury, initially--would liked to have seen that line-up, but there were many others, up until Manzarek's death in 2015: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manzarek%E2%80%93Krieger

c'mon son

Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger had to rename their band Riders On The Storm after they got sued by John Densmore for calling themselves the Doors.

― Frank Sumatra (NickB), Wednesday, February 25, 2009 9:36 PM (eleven years ago)

Manzarek/Krieger/Wolfchild might have started as, or had an intermediary stage as, 21st Century Doors - both good ones.

― Bernard's Butter (sic), Wednesday, February 25, 2009 9:38 PM (eleven years ago)

Mike Love's Beach Boys.

Absolute nonsense. Mike is a founder, Bruce has been in the band since 1965, Foskett was in the touring band for the entire 1980s and has extra cred for being Brian's bandleader for his entire touring career until the 50th anniversary Boys voltron group, after which he switched back to the Beach Boys.

Mike's "Endless Summer Beach Band," though, and "Mike & Dean's Dynamic Endless Summer Beach Band" (including Dean of Jan & Dean), now you've got something.

(NB that "Mike & Dean" released an album that was only sold at Radio Shack.)

We would also accept Al Jardine's "Endless Summer Band," featuring various touring Boys and his own sons, one of whom later joined Mike's licensed Boys, and Al's "Beach Boys Family & Friends," featuring a different assortment of sideBoys, his sons, and Brian's daughters.

Zakk Wylde and other Ozzy alumni are doing the Black Sabbath tribute group Zakk Sabbath.

Doesn't qualify, but is fun and worth noting.

I think there is a Prince group alumni doing some shows and touring. I know they did that big reunion show, but I think there is at least one club touring act I think.

Every single member of the band credited as The Revolution now touring as The Revolution, playing the songs of The Revolution, absolutely does not count EXCEPT that as they never played separately from Prince before his death, it's worth an asterisk.

Pylon Reenactment Society

Excellent one, especially for the name.

Furthur was a rock band founded in 2009 by former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh.

Playing their own new songs and various other covers as well as the old band's material just sounds like people being in a band imo? Also

I guess you could put the whole post-Garcia sea of Grateful Dead spinoffs like The Other Ones/The Dead in here, kinda. Or bands playing their old material under a different name for legal reasons (Heaven & Hell instead of Black Sabbath, The Heads instead of the Talking Heads). Maybe that's a whole other thing, though.

― some dude, Friday, February 27, 2009 5:00 AM (eleven years ago)

but bands with few-to-no original members is a little baffling. Three out of the four original members of Dr. Feelgood are still alive, but none are in the current lineup.

There are two other threads for this.

War keyboardist Lonnie Jordan owns the rights to the name, so "War" is him with no other original members, while "The Lowrider Band" has four original members.

Looks like the manager/producer/occasional contributing songwriter owns the name, and Jordan licenses it from him for touring. This is technically a been forced to adopt a different name for legal reasons, and BB Dickerson is no longer playing, but agreed that it sounds like a fun show.

BOC is now Bloom and Dharma with Richie Castellano and Danny Miranda, according to their site. Several live albums advertised there

"band still exists with original members" is not news, gtfo and FP'd.

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Saturday, 14 November 2020 19:49 (two weeks ago) link

Eric Burdon and the New Animals

man this one comes so close to qualifying! if he hadn't dropped the "New" later, I'd almost let it through.



Also, we are pleased to report that Jeff Foskett left the Beach Boys again last year, and therefore did not play their recent Trump fundraisers.

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Saturday, 14 November 2020 19:53 (two weeks ago) link

I wanna see the New Cars too.

dow, Saturday, 14 November 2020 20:54 (two weeks ago) link

Also the New Beatles!

dow, Saturday, 14 November 2020 20:56 (two weeks ago) link

i have heard good words about the current version of molly hatchet, who afaik have no original members.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:09 (two weeks ago) link

Jim Rodford has got to hold some record for being a ringer in the most past their prime Rock acts--IIRC, he was in the Kinks, the Zombies, and Badfinger in addition to the Animals.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:11 (two weeks ago) link

there is also (or was also?) a band called "three friends" that played the music of gentle giant, and included gg's guitarist and one of their drummers. they were very well-respected.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:12 (two weeks ago) link

i saw a free concert in the park once by "the orchestra" with a keyboardist and violin player who used to play with ELO, and a couple ringers like glen burtnik (who was paul to marshall crenshaw's john in beatlemania) and parthenon huxley who's got a wikipedia page full of credentials. it was neat to see mik kaminski, who has played on some obscure but great british folk records (joe soap - keep it clean!).

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:22 (two weeks ago) link

i have heard good words about the current version of molly hatchet, who afaik have no original members.

There are two other threads for this.



a band called "three friends" that played the music of gentle giant

originally called "Rentle Giant"! changed to Three Friends when a third original member joined, though he only lasted one tour.



Jim Rodford has got to hold some record for being a ringer in the most past their prime Rock acts--IIRC, he was in the Kinks, the Zombies, and Badfinger in addition to the Animals.

Zac Starkey has clocked up The Who, Spencer Davis Group, Oasis, The Lightning Seeds and The Icicle Works at past-their-primes, though the latter two were only a few years late.

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:28 (two weeks ago) link

and of course there's the lords of 52nd street, with core members of billy joel's 70s band: Richie Cannata, Liberty DeVitto, and Russell Javors. plus a billy joel imitator.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:32 (two weeks ago) link

my brother's high school buddy jon carin has played/toured with the who, pink floyd, roger waters, psychedelic furs, kate bush, elvis costello, and bryan ferry (at the live aid concert). wrong thread, i know, but relates to the zac starkey comment.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:41 (two weeks ago) link

The Lords Of 52nd Street is a GREAT one.

does creedence clearwater revisited count?

― ras trevor, Thursday, February 26, 2009 5:33 AM (eleven years ago)

Yes, btw.



jon carin

Pink Floyd, Roger Waters and solo Gilmour is a good scoop.

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:53 (two weeks ago) link

fun fact: before he hit the big time, jon carin was in a band called industry with mercury coronia, another jericho high school alum, who self-released a semi-famous and deadly rare prog album called Cathedral ‎– Stained Glass Stories.

but back on topic, has anyone mentioned blue coupe with the bouchard brothers from BOC plus dennis dunaway from the alice cooper band?

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:59 (two weeks ago) link

Zac Starkey has clocked up The Who, Spencer Davis Group, Oasis, The Lightning Seeds and The Icicle Works at past-their-primes, though the latter two were only a few years late.


Zak has been in the Who for longer than their previous three drummers combined. Also, fun fact: he was offered a full partnership in the Who back around 2000 or so, but he turned it down.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 14 November 2020 22:01 (two weeks ago) link

Jim Rodford has got to hold some record for being a ringer in the most past their prime Rock acts--IIRC, he was in the Kinks, the Zombies, and Badfinger in addition to the Animals.


True, the Kinks were past their prime during Rodford’s tenure with them, but he did play on one of their biggest, and their last, US hits (“Come Dancing”).

That reminds me, I don’t think The Kast-Off Kinks have been mentioned. One original member (Mick Avory), and a number of Kinks-at-one-point-or-another (John Gosling, John Dalton, Rodford, Ian Gibbons).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 14 November 2020 22:06 (two weeks ago) link

speaking of castoffs, the martin barre band plays almost exclusively jethro tull material.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 14 November 2020 22:12 (two weeks ago) link

awww:

The Kast Off Kinks formed in 1994 to keep the music playing on, and it is what the name implies - the original line-up consisted of the band that played Lola (apart from Ray and Dave) - Avory, Dalton and Gosling - together In 2009, the line-up became the band that played Come Dancing - Avory, Gibbons and Rodford (respectively the Kinks’ longest-serving drummer, keyboard player and bassist) - still with Dave Clarke covering for the Davies brothers. Jim then became very busy playing with The Zombies and Argent, so John Dalton was persuaded out of retirement and now plays very regularly with The Kast Off Kinks .

Almost every other ex-Kink has guested with The Kast Off Kinks, including Ray Davies


Zak has been in the Who for longer than their previous three drummers combined.

Call it four, what the heck; wikipedia has them meeting Moon at a gig they played with a fill-in drummer, using the kit of the original drummer they'd v rudely fired during an audition with a producer.


Also, fun fact: he was offered a full partnership in the Who back around 2000 or so, but he turned it down.

! Being in business meetings with Daltrey and Townshend together must be a HUGE ballache, then.


But it reminds me of a one-off that wasted the opportunity to have a proper band name:

In January 2012, one act dropped out of the last day of Tasmania's MONA FOMA festival, and the booker asked another one if they'd play a second set. The Dresden Do11s were both hanging around for a couple of days to see other performers play, so said yes, but: didn't want to just play a normal show again, given the audience were likely to be repeat customers.

So A. P4lmer asked the booker if he'd play bass with them, expanding the band from a duo; he agreed. She then asked if he would mind playing the entire Violent Femmes first album, for that to be the show: Brian Ritchie, the bassist of then-acrimoniously-split Violent Femmes and Tasmanian resident, said yes, and brought a vibraphone too.

The album's songs need a guitarist to be performed. Happening to go to a PJ Harvey (non-festival) show that night, P4lmer and drummer Brian Viglione went backstage afterward to say hello to one of hers, and left with Mick Harvey having agreed to listen to the Violent Femmes for the first time, to learn all their album's songs in three days on various instruments, and with John Parish signing up to chip in on electric guitar.

(What reminded me:
The Femmes then recruited Viglione as drummer the next year, having settled a five-year lawsuit between Ritchie and Gano (and already managed to drive their original drummer out of a Coachella-prompted reunion after a few shows, with a shitty contract) during the year. He quit after a couple of years, exhausted with the acrimony still existing between Ritchie and Gano to such a degree that they would not even stand in the same room as each other.)

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Saturday, 14 November 2020 23:17 (two weeks ago) link

Al Jardine’s Endless Summer w/ Matt Jardine

Thus Sang Freud, Sunday, 15 November 2020 14:03 (two weeks ago) link

Al Jardine's "Endless Summer Band," featuring various touring Boys and his own sons, one of whom later joined Mike's licensed Boys, and Al's "Beach Boys Family & Friends," featuring a different assortment of sideBoys, his sons, and Brian's daughters.

@oneposter (⛰️) (sic), Sunday, 15 November 2020 14:07 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks to a tip from DJP on twitter:

Here is Gene Loves Jezebel's wikipedia:

https://i.imgur.com/w18mtqy.jpg

At the red arrow, it says "After the Pre-Raphaelite Brothers tour (1997), Jay Aston refused to work with his brother unless Stevenson and Rizzo were brought back."

Rizzo has previously only been mentioned at the pink asterisk, for having recorded two songs on a best-of in 1995; the band formed in 1980. The wikipedia writers never bother to give his first name, nor what instrument he plays, and yet his presence (or otherwise) has led to two entirely separate versions of Gene Loves Jezebel existing for 23 years, and suing each other in 1997, 2008 and 2018. (Each band has released studio albums under the name!)

Since 2009, a settlement means that Jay Aston's band is Gene Loves Jezebel in the UK, but the tribute band "Michael Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel" is allowed to tour, whereas Michael Aston's band is Gene Loves Jezebel in the USA, but tribute act "Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel" is allowed to tour there.

Michael Aston (who first quit the band in 1989, rejoining in 1993, before the twin brothers split again in 1997) owns genelovesjezebel.com, and has no other original members in his Jezebels. Jay Aston owns genelovesjezebel.co.uk, and has no other original members, BUT does occasionally have three members who played with the band at various points in the 1980s amongst his Jezebels, and in 2017 used them all on a record for the third time ever / first time since 1990.

@oneposter (💹) (sic), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 05:34 (two weeks ago) link

^that’s amazing

it's AG in your faaaace.... (morrisp), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 06:04 (two weeks ago) link

As chronicled by the Mountain Goats in Abandoned Flesh:

They charted once or twice
They were on a major label
When the singer went solo
He left money on the table
The two main guys are related
They're at war with each other
Now there's two Genes loving Jezebel
One for each brother

peace, man, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 12:44 (two weeks ago) link


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