With the recent announcement of the Supergroup/band comprised of members from Public Enemy, Cypress Hill and Rage Against the Machine, a few seeds were planted in the garden of speculation. We imagine the aforementioned melting pot will result in one of the most righteously angry bands of all-time. But what would it take to put together the best band of all-time. What 10 musicians would create the right mix of chemistry, weird, face-melting, “OMG, I can’t believe that actually happened…” awesome…? After careful deliberation, here they are. All living.
9. Steve Vai
In addition to being one of the greatest guitarists of all-time, Steve Vai is an incredible collaborator. Remember that scene in Crossroads–no, not the film from 2002, starring Britney Spears, rather the 1986 gem starring Ralph Macchio and Jamie Gertz? Steve Vai was instrumental to the film’s success…pun intended. And he was still humble enough to play a character who takes it on the chin in losing fashion. Could you imagine Slash, or Eddie Van Halen doing that in the mid-1980s? The egos were too big. So, for this Superband–name TBD, or perhaps they would just be called Superband–we’re going to put Stevie Vai in the role of co-lead guitarist. There will be plenty of shredding available for multiple parties. Steve is also an accomplished songwriter, and composer, so he’ll fit nicely with the following individuals.