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Talk About a Super Group

Do you know the bang Big Noize? It's a super group featuring Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow), Phil Soussan (Vince Neil, Billy Idol bands). The band also features keyboard player Teddy Zig Zag Andreadis (Guns n' Roses, Alice Cooper). Most recently, the famous musicians in Big Noize traveled to Iraq and Kuwait, playing some music for our troops. Surely our troops need Metal and Glam! Big Noize are hitting the road again, playing December dates around the world and stopping in Peru, Argentina, Chile and more.

The cool thing about Big Noize is that they play the "greatest hits" from their respective bands. This means Quiet Riot or Black Sabbath fans can go to a Big Noize show and sort of get the best of both worlds. I suppose that's the goal of most super groups: the entertain both the fans the performing musicians.

I wonder if the future of Glam is the super group? Think about it: most of our beloved musicians are either in new "super groups" or are performing regularly with other name musicians. It's a way for the musicians - and the genre - to remain viable. The band Big Cock are essentially a super group. Guitarist David Henzerling spent his early Glam days with King Kobra and Keel. Drummer John Covington played with the Greg Leon Invasion. Singer Robert Mason was with Lynch Mob (and is now singing for Warrant). The Sin City Sinners features a revolving door of famous Glam musicians, the constant being former Faster Pussycat guitarist Brent Muscat. ...Then there's Scrap Metal featuring the Nelson twins, Mark Slaugher, Eric Martin, Kelly Keagy...

Even SIXX: AM is a supergroup of sorts and not just because the band features Nikki Sixx. No, SIXX: AM is a super group because DJ Ashba and James Michael are accomplished musicians in their own right - who both just happen to write for Motley Crue.

Damn Yankees formed at an odd time for super groups. The band, featuring Ted Nugent, Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw and Michael Cartellone created Glam at the apex of the hey day...and into the fall of the supreme genre. I think if Damn Yankees reformed, they could do quite well have a good touring future.

So, what do you think: are super groups the future of Glam?

If you're not familiar, here's a clip by Big Noize

Reader Comments (11)

Don't forget about CHICKENFOOT! Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith.

Supergroups have been around for a long time (remember Arcade?) and will always be around. As long as the music they create is good, I'm all for it.

But I thought Cavazo recently joined Ratt? Am I just confused?
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Isn't there also a supergroup forming around Sammy Hagar right now ? Oh, someone else posted already. :P

Contraband is the one that springs to mind for me.
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Naw, I don't think Supergroups are the wave of the future or anything... There are always going to be groups of musicians that get high and go "Dude, we should totally do an album together"... "Yeah, dude, and let's book some shows..."...

It's fun, but....
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
Anyone remember Contraband?
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Carlos plays with Ratt & Big Noize. Neither band has super busy touring schedules so he is able to balance both without much conflict.
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrRocker
I don't think that supergroups are the future wave!!!
Its just about to make more money and have fun...
It's cool see they jaming together...releasing some cds....but touring....I don't know!
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucas Serpa
WHo cares

How about some real GLAM news; like the new DIRTY LOOKS record might be the best album of the year!
A tribute to the 1 year anniversary of Pepsi Tate's passing.
The new Pretty Boy Floyd songs and new album...
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDonnie Purnell

Feel free to troll Blabbermouth or Metal Sludge. Maybe you'll find the news you want at one of those sites.

September 25, 2008 | Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford
no. The future of rock is in artists like Dirty Penny and VOJ and all those other young bands that are really hungry and excited about music. Supergroups will always have a built in audience because of the fans that have followed their members through the years, But they're not the future! Rock n roll has historically been about kids making music to express themselves in their generation, and I think there are a lot of kids who are starting to look for that again. Supergroups can quench the thirst in the meantime and perhaps give kids a vision for what they want to be, but eventually people are going to look for new, fresh faces.
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterr0ck0n
the newest and best Glam Supergroup
with guys from Cinderella, Quiet Riot, Miss Crazy, and The Firm!
September 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
A GREAT supergroup is Shameless! Have you heard of them?? The band features Stevie Rachelle from Tuff and Steve Summers from Pretty Boy Floyd on vocals. And the band, and their 5 albums are a revolving door of glam musicians and guest vocalists including Keri Kelli, Phil lewis,John Corabi, Bruce Kullick, Tracii Gunns, Kristy Majors, Robert Sweet, Eric Singer, Jani Lane, Stve Riley, Gilby Clarke, and Mike Fasano!! The albums are damn good too. And im pretty sure that the bassist, Alex Michael, visits this site on a regular basis!!
September 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz

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