FM96 Top 10 Family Bands
- #1 AD/DC – The Young Brothers
- #2 Oasis – The Gallagher Brothers
- #3 Van Halen – The Van Halen Brothers & Son
- #4 Stone Temple Pilots – The Deleo Brothers
- #5 I Mother Earth – The Tanna Brothers
- #6 Led Zeppelin – Jason & John Bonham
- #7 Nickelback – The Kroeger Brothers
- #8 Kings of Leon – The Followill Brothers + Cousin
- #9 The Black Crowes – The Robinson Brothers
- #10 Radiohead – The Greenwood Brothers
#1 The Young Brothers of AC/DC
Older brother Malcolm & Younger brother Angus began the band we know as AC/DC. And now, with Malcolm’s health problems, nephew Stevie Young keeps the rock ‘n roll train rolling. Hear author Jesse Fink speak about his new book about this brotherly franchise that goes back to when the Young brothers were only 18 and 20 years old.
#2 The Gallagher Brothers of Oasis
You know the Gallagher brothers well, because they are famous for NOT getting along. Why did Oasis split in 2009? There are two VERY different stories. Here’s Liam Gallagher:
Here’s the press conference Noel Gallagher gave when he started his new band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds:
As for the two brothers NOW, Noel Gallagher told NME.COM about the last time he saw his brother:
The last time Noel saw Liam was at the Etihad Stadium on May 11 last year, the day Manchester City won the Premier League. “I was in the directors box, obviously, and he was outside selling burgers, and one of the directors asked if I wanted to go on the pitch with the team, and I was like, ‘F*cking yeah’ so I went on the pitch and in the tunnel before I said to [club captain] Vincent Kompany ‘Give us your armband’ and he gave me it, so I was wearing it in the bar afterwards, and I was sitting there talking to somebody, and someone came up behind me and tried to take the armband off and I was like, ‘F*cking get off of it’ and it was Liam. And he was like, ‘F*cking hell man you knobhead, you shouldn’t have that, I should f*cking have that’. And that’s how it started. And I was like, ‘Oh yeah, alright, and how are you?’ Every time I see him he is still being a bit of a f*cking cheeky c*nt. And he’s still putting out the persona of the angry barking dog.”
#3 The Van Halen Brothers & Son
We know older brother, Eddie Van Halen, as a legendary guitarist. Originally, he took drum lessons and younger brother Alex was learning how to play the guitar. Alex gave Eddie‘s drums a try and eventually became better than him, staying behind the kit. Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen has been touring with the band playing bass as well.
In a recent interview with Daily Bulletin he was asked what he would say if the guys called him to come back:
“My favorite thing to say without biting my own tongue is no comment,” Hagar said. “Every time I turned around, it was a no-win situation. If I say what I feel … I would always get 50 percent of the Van Halen fans saying, ‘Right on, you rule.’ Then the haters would dog me like, ‘You’re always dogging Van Halen.’ I’m going to shut up. They get their wish. We’ll see what happens when it happens — if it happens.”
FUN FACT: Alex & Eddie Van Halen are two years apart, and the exact same ages as Malcolm and Angus Young of AC/DC.
#4 The Deleo Brothers of Stone Temple Pilots
Guitarist Dean Deleo and younger brother Robert Deleo (bassist) can thank one Black Flag concert for the chance of meeting their frontman. Robert met Scott Weiland at the gig and they discovered they were both dating the same chick. Dean was in for jamming, drummer Eric Kretz was a good match and the rest is history. OH! And they’re looking for a new singer…according to their website:
2016 marks a new year for Stone Temple Pilots…
A year of hope, optimism, and most importantly, new music! We are immensely proud of all that we have been able to share with you over the years. Music, music, music. We very much want to continue doing that, but that’s going to take a little help from all of you.
As you know, prior to the untimely passing of our brother in arms, Scott, we had been working with the incomparable Chester Bennington. What you also likely know is that having Chester front two bands of this size and scope was too much for one man to be able to do and so regretfully we had to move onto a new chapter together. This is where you come in…
We are officially announcing that we are seeking a new vocalist to front Stone Temple Pilots. We’ve already heard from many talented people, but want to make this an opportunity for many more so we’ve set up a way for you to do just that.
If you think you have what it takes to front this band, record with this band, and tour with this band, we would dig hearing from you. No one will ever “replace” Scott, that was never the intent. The intent is for Stone Temple Pilots to continue on, to evolve, and to do what we do… make music! We look forward to seeing you.
Robert, Eric, Dean
While the guys are still searching for a new frontman, they will continue under the name Stone Temple Pilots according to Blabbertmouth.net:
According to The Pulse Of Radio, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo and guitarist Dean DeLeo defended their use of the band’s name during an interview on Tuesday (February 9) with St. Louis radio station KPNT. Responding to a fan who called in and suggested that the band should change its name in the wake of Scott Weiland‘s death, Robert said: “There were three-quarters of us that were responsible with Scott, making STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. For instance, you have a company like Coca Cola, and you have someone running Coca Cola. If they’re not there anymore, do you change the name of Coca Cola?”
Robert added: “It’s easy for someone to say that, and get on their computer, and write that in, but if you’re in that position in life, that’s the last thing I want to do right now.” He explained that it might be easier to change the name if the band were in their 20s and it was relatively early in their career, but that he now “can’t afford to do it.”
Dean DeLeo weighed in, saying: “It’s interesting, because there’s people that say, ‘That was Scott‘s band.’ Well I’m going to tell you something, if this was Scott’s band, it would have been run into the ground by 1998. It would have been over.”
#5 - The Tanna brothers of I Mother Earth
Jag & Christian Tanna are still making music with I Mother Earth, the latest:
#6 Jason & John Bonham and Led Zeppelin
Jason Bonham was lucky enough to play with his father’s band for the O2 Led Zeppelin reunion show with John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant. He also tours in support of his father’s music with The Led Zeppelin Experience.
#7 The Kroeger Brothers of Nickelback
We certainly hear more about frontman Chad Kroeger than his brother, Mike Kroeger. As guitarist Ryan Peake explains, the brothers don’t often fight, they just specialize in different band details:
#8 Followill Brothers & Cousin of Kings of Leon
Can you imagine being in a band with THREE siblings and a cousin? Christmas must be really weird. Caleb Followill sings and plays rhythm guitar, Jared Followill plays the bass, synth, and sings a bit, and Nathan sings a bit from behind the drum kit. Cousin Matthew plays lead guitar, piano, and helps out with vocals as well.
Take a peak inside the family home of Kings of Leon drummer, Nathan Followill, with his wife Jesse & daughter Violet HERE.
#9 The Robinson Brothers & The Black Crowes
Last January this band officially broke-up. Guitarist Rich Robinson blames frontman Chris Robinson for getting greedy and trying to turn drummer Steve Gorman (who by the way, is the third remaining founding band member) into any old employee with a regular salary. Here’s some of the public statement he issued last month:
“The Black Crowes is so much time and it’s so complicated, and then you mix family and whatever that is into it. … To me it’s just sad and it’s disappointing and it’s unfortunate that on the 25th anniversary, whether the band is working or not, that it’s not about the songs and the good times people had at those concerts.”
Last year, the band’s first album, Shake Your Money Maker turns 25 years old.
You can keep up with Chris Robinson and his band, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood still playing some Black Crowes classics live.
TEN: Radiohead – The Greenwood Brothers
You know Colin Greenwood as bassist and younger brother Johnny as lead guitarist. Two years between them, Johnny was actually in a band with Thom Yorke’s younger brother first.