Thursday, March 22, 2007

Supergroups that never quite made it

Strange title, right? Yet there are a few examples of potential supergroups thta never quite happened.

-When Fast Eddie Clarke left Motorhead in 1982 he first joined up with former UFO bass player Pete Way. The two decided to call their band Fastway as a joining of their names. However, Way got an offer to go play bass for Ozzy so he jumped ship. Fast Eddie decided to keep the band name and the band essentially became his and went on for a decade.

-After leaving Slayer in the early '90's drummer Dave Lombardo first hooked up with former Overkill guitarist Bobby Gustafson. They formed a band called I4NI then the name Grip was tossed around. Apparently there were some control differences and a problem with the band members living far away from each other. So Gustafson pulled out and Lombardo went on to form Grip Inc.

-Former Dio guitarist Rowan Robertson and former Lynch Mob singer Oni Logan formed a band called Violets Demise around 91-92. I believe Wendy Dio was backing them at some point and they were signed to a label (Atlantic, I think). They recorded an album, but it was shelved because grunge was on the rise and the label was concerned the two key members were not big enough names for it to sell.

**So do you know of any would be Supergroups that never quite happened?


Blogger Aunt Jackie said...

I liked "Pariah", which was a hair band of sorts that I thought would've made it--but due to the era of grunge coming along, they got caught up in the tidal wave and washed up.

This isn't to confuse the other Metal band "Pariah"--no correlation--

They had some really good songs.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

Well, the obvious answer here is Damnocracy, the Vh1 created supergroup with Sebastian Bach, Scott Ian, Evan Seinfeld(Biohazard), Jason Bonham, and Uncle Ted. Other than that, I can't think of any off the top of my head.

10:46 AM  
Blogger RockDog said...

I loved Fastway!...or at least their Trick or Treat sound track!

11:41 AM  
Blogger On My Watch said...

I didn't realize that about the Fastway name. Learn something new everyday. :)

1:02 PM  

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