80's Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
 vs
 90's Hard Rock/Grunge

2 Supergroup Hard Rock Dream Teams in the ultimate Battle of the Bands

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80's Hard Rock/Heavy Metal vs. 90's Hard Rock/Grunge
Eddie Van Halen on lead guitar/keys

The perennial #1 lead guitar vote getter in any guitar magazine for so many years, who had success with 2 bands (when you think about it).  Check out one of his charities.

Supergroup TV Pilot Concept: This time - 80's Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
 vs
 90's Hard Rock/GrungeThis is a Reality based TV show featuring famous talented musicians forming a fantasy rock dream team in a music studio for a week or more to see what kind of album they can produce.
 John Frusciante on guitar

Guitarist for The Red Hot Chili Peppers.   Check out one of his charities.

Steven Tyler on vocals/piano

Songwriter and singer for Aerosmith.  Check out one of his charities.

Obviously, to get these stars would require money, but here’s the deal.  Both Supergroups make and release albums and they share in the profits of their albums.  Whichever group sells the most albums in a certain amount of time wins.  The winning supergroup will get a million dollars each to donate to their favorite charity, plus a % of the album sales can go to charity as well.  Also, the stars would receive an appearance payment commensurate with the profitability of the show. Dave Grohl on drums

He can sing, write and play guitar as well as drums (as he did in Nirvana).  Check out one of his charities.

Ozzy Osbourne on vocals

A Supergroup member has reached success with bands (Black Sabbath) or solo, which of course Ozzy has done. One of his charities is Children in Need.

Why this would work:  Personally I haven’t watched any reality shows so far because I don’t care to see non-famous people eat worms (Fear Factor, Survivor) or date other desperate for fame people (dating shows, Bachelor).  But shows like “Behind the Scenes” on VH1 intrigue people and there’s no doubt that you put this many talented people with strong personalities in a studio together that there’s going to be interesting conversation and conflicts.  Plus we get to hear virtuoso musicians and genius songwriters craft their work and create songs that may be instant classics. Chris Cornell on vocals/rhythm guitar

Chris Cornell has had success with Soundgarden, Audioslave and solo.  Check out some of his charities.

Angus Young on guitar

AC/DC's great guitarist.  Check out his charity.

Will we be able to get everyone?  No, but this concept will work with younger musicians also.   Remember – the winner is decided by how many albums are bought – not by inaccurate voting on the Internet – or by judges with questionable opinions (American Idol).  To host this show, I would like Heather Locklear and Liv Tyler. Billy Corgan on guitar/vocals

Guitarist/vocalist with Smashing Pumpkins. Check out one of his charities.

Geddy Lee on bass

Bassist, singer and songwriter for Rush. Check out one of his charities.

  It definitely has to be that Supergroup concept where you take musicians that have made it on their own – but when join together into a Supergroup – magic can happen – or disaster – either way we’re there to catch it on film. The final show could be a live concert where the band that sold the fewer amount of CD's has to open for the band that sold the most.  The winning band could be designated the "6 Million Dollar Band" Eddie Vedder on vocals/rhythm guitar

He sings, writes, and plays both with his band Pearl Jam or solo - a must for the USA Supergroup.   Help him support The Teenage Cancer Trust.

Lars Ulrich on drums

The ultimate metal drummer from the ultimate metal band.  Check out some of his charities.

The best thing about this TV show is that after you watch – you won’t feel like you wasted your time.  I can’t tell you how many people have said they watched a reality show and afterwards felt like it was the biggest waste of time.  With this show, if the musicians are in the same studio for 2 weeks and cameras roll continuously, I estimate that each day could be edited into one weekly episode.  I think an hour show – the first half hour for the 80's metal studio footage and the second half hour for the 90's grunge studio footage. Fans will like the music, the personalities, the conflicts, the competition and the fact that it’s benefiting charities. Robert DeLeo on bass guitar

Not only the bass player but also a songwriter for Stone Temple Pilots. Check out one of his charities.

 

This TV show is an idea of mine, Garrett Jennings, that I've registered with The Writers Guild of America.  At this point, I'm just interested in the charity aspect of this and this website is not-for-profit.  I wanted to introduce you to the great charities that all these artists support.  Now, if there's anyone out there that would like to produce a show like this or has any contact with any of these artists, please contact me at garrettjennings55@yahoo.com or you contact me through Twitter at @GarJennings to discuss producing this TV show.  I'd like to talk to anyone interested in buying this idea from me or co-producing this idea with me.

© Copyright 2004 Garrett Jennings 

Vote for who you think would make the better Supergroup album and leave a comment if you would like to suggest other musicians:

80's Metal/Hard Rock vs 90's Grunge/Hard Rock
Which Supergroup would make a better album - 80's (Van Halen, Tyler, Ozzy, Angus, Lee, Ulrich) vs 90's (Frusciante, Grohl, Cornell, Corgan, Vedder, DeLeo)?

80's Metal/Hard Rock Supergroup
90's Grunge/Hard Rock Supergroup

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