5 Unknown Musicians That Joined Supergroups
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The music industry is filled with supergroups from left to right. While many of them are most likely to recruit an overrated rockstar with great skills, oftentimes, there are musicians whom we could consider as “the people who won the lottery” by becoming a part of such an iconic line-up. With their immense talent and wondrous stage presence, one could identify that they perfectly match the brightness already emanating from the other members. Take a look at these underrated musicians worth knowing from these respective supergroups.
Dave Kushner – Velvet Revolver
Velvet revolver became a powerhouse of musicians starting from the 3 members of Guns N’ Roses: Slash, Duff McKagen, and Matt Sorum, with the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland. Dave Kushner, on one hand, is the unsung guitar hero who had previously worked with unfamiliar Long Angeles Bands. The few years that they were together, Velvet Revolver was unstoppable.
Ric Grech – Blind Faith
Founded by Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, who created Cream, Blind Faith’s lineup also included Traffic’s Steve Winwood and the underrated bassist, Ric Grech from Family. They went on to create only one album.
Deen Castronovo – Bad English
Deen Castronovo was lucky enough to be a part of Bad English, a band created by two ex-journey mates Neil Schon and Jonathan Cain. John Waite, who is also a chart-topping solo artist joined the group as well. They worked for about two albums and decided to disband. Castronovo then joined Cain and Schon when they recreated Journey.
Max Bacon – GTR
Steve Hackett from Genesis and Steve Howe from Yes joined one another to create a group that solely represents the genius of guitar skills. GTR, an abbreviation of the instrument was formed with an unknown Max Bacon on vocals. The band didn’t last long.
Chris Slade and Tony Franklin – The Firm
Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers on your side, what more do you want? The Firm was a short-lived rock group consisted of both Page and Rodgers on guitar and vocals. The lucky people who became fragments of this supergroup was Chris Slade and Tony Franklin, who were nobodies until they became a part of something this huge.