Bands that Have Two or More Popular Members

Metal_Treasure
This list is the opposite of Alkadikce's list Bands That Have Only One Popular Member.

When the band is very popular, people tend to know the names of more band members. Another factor is the lineup changes - members of bands with less changes have a bigger chance to be better known.

The Top Ten

1 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Yes I think if a random person could name a bands full line up the most likely band would definitely be the Beatles. An interesting question I think though is how well known the members are proportionally for example other bands may have members that are almost on the exact same level of fame but that level being lower than any Beatles member.

John, Paul, George, Ringo. - Misfire

I am glad you got an inspiration from my list, thanks - Alkadikce

All of them are popular - Metal_Treasure

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2 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

James, Lars, Kirk, Cliff, perhaps Jason, too - Metal_Treasure

3 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.

Bon, Brian and Angus are the most popular - Metal_Treasure

4 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

Mostly Plant and Page, and somewhat Bonham - Metal_Treasure

5 Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.

Axl and Slash are very well known - Metal_Treasure

And Duff Mckagan too

6 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. ...read more.

Ozzy and T. Iommi, Dio - Metal_Treasure

7 Rush Rush Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

Geddy Lee and Neil Peart are very popular (they are true masters at what they do) - Metal_Treasure

Agree - RushFan123

8 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

Mainly Ian Gillan and Ritche Blackmore; Jon Lord might be popular among keyboardists; Ian Paice is very underrated. - Metal_Treasure

Ritchie Blackmore was also popular before forming Deep Purple. He was playing in Outlaws and with Screaming Lord Sutch. Plus, Chris Curtis, their main founder [Who isn't primarily a member of DP] was also popular with Searchers. - zxm

9 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Kurt and Dave - Metal_Treasure

10 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.

They're roughly all equally famous. Perhaps the only band, actually, where the singer is the most overlooked member (Oh, wait, I forgot Dream Theater).

Especially Keith Moon and John Entwistle. - Userguy44

The Contenders

11 Pantera Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with ...read more.

Dimebag Darrell and Phil Anselmo, and to some extent - Vinnie Paul - Metal_Treasure

12 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

The most popular members are Roger Waters and David Gilmour, but Rick Wright and Nick Mason (and to a lesser extent Syd Barrett) receive a fair amount of recognition too. - Gg2000

13 Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums ...read more.

Dio and Ritche Blackmore are the most famous - Metal_Treasure

14 Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young Crosby, Stills & Nash were an American-British-Canadian folk rock supergroup made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash. They were known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young when joined by occasional fourth member Neil Young.
15 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.

Mick and Keith are the most popular, in my opinion - Metal_Treasure

16 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.

Mike Portnoy, John Myung, Mike Mangini etc. - Userguy44

17 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.

Bruce and Steve are the most popular, but I think that Dave and Adrian are well known too.

18 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

Mostly Flea and John Frusciante. - Userguy44

19 The Mamas and The Papas The Mamas and The Papas The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock vocal group that recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968, reuniting briefly in 1971. The group was a defining force in the music scene of the Counterculture of the 1960s.
20 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.
21 Audioslave Audioslave Audioslave was an American rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2001 and disbanded in 2007. The four-piece band consisted of then-former Soundgarden lead singer/rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, and then-former Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk. ...read more.
22 Simon And Garfunkel Simon And Garfunkel Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.
23 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.
24 The Yardbirds The Yardbirds The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".

Yep. All three of their guitar players turned out to be legends. How often can you say that? It sounds kinda cliche, but it's true. - Gg2000

25 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.

Chester, Mike, Brad, Rob, and more -TheDarkOne_221b

26 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative ...read more.

The famous duo Billie Joe and Mike Dirnt

27 KISS KISS Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley. - Userguy44

28 Genesis Genesis Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.
29 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.

Bono and The Edge. - Userguy44

30 Eagles Eagles The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.

The most popular members are Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh. - Gg2000

31 Oasis Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

Definitely Noel and Liam Gallagher. The others? Not so much. - Gg2000

32 The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.

Mainly Duane and Gregg Allman. - Gg2000

33 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

Most of the attention is around Brian Wilson (the creative force) and Mike Love (the de facto leader nowadays, the frontman, and the object of hate from many fans). - Gg2000

34 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

Jon and Richie. - Userguy44

35 Velvet Revolver Velvet Revolver Velvet Revolver was an American hard rock supergroup consisting of Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and former member Matt Sorum, alongside Dave Kushner formerly of punk band Wasted Youth and Scott Weiland formerly of Stone Temple Pilots.
36 The Monkees The Monkees The Monkees are an American rock and pop band originally active between 1966 and 1971, with reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed.
37 The Traveling Wilburys The Traveling Wilburys The Traveling Wilburys were a British-American supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. The band recorded two albums, the first in 1988 and the second in 1990, though Orbison died before the second was recorded.
38 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. - Userguy44

39 Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass) that formed in 2001. ...read more.

Bill and Tom Kaulitz. - Martin_Canine

40 Dat Adam Dat Adam Dat Adam is a German experimental hip hop and electronica group consisting of vocalists Thaddeus “Taddl” Tjarks and Ardian “Ardy” Bora, and producer Marius “Marley” Ley, which was formed in 2014. ...read more.

Taddl and Ardy were famous as YouTubers before the group was founded. - Martin_Canine

41 Berlins Most Wanted Berlins Most Wanted

The second line up, featured on the picture and on their only album, consisted of three famous German rappers Bushido, Fler and Kay One who all had chart topping albums each. - Martin_Canine

42 Destiny's Child Destiny's Child Destiny's Child was an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams.

Although Beyoncé definitely has the biggest status and popularity of the line up, Kelly Rowland had the most successful single with "Dilemma", which is one of the best selling singles of all time. - Martin_Canine

43 No Angels No Angels No Angels were an all-female pop band from Germany formed in 2000. The group consisted of band members Nadja Benaissa, Lucy Diakovska, Sandy Mölling, Vanessa Petruo, and Jessica Wahls.

Lucy Diakovska became well known after the group's disbanding not for music but for appearances as a T.V. personality mostly in Austrian shows, and Nadja Benaissa made negative headlines for having slept with several men despite knowingly having been infected with HIV. Sandy Mölling attempted a solo career simply as Sandy, and even despite her albums were a commercial failure, she may be the one member Americans are most likely will have heard of, as her song "One in a Million" was covered by Miley Cyrus for the "Hannah Montana" soundtrack. I'd really be interested how the creators of the show found this song by a German singer that wasn't a commercial success, and not even a single from the album. - Martin_Canine

44 Alice In Chains Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Layne and Jerry. - Userguy44

45 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band The E Street Band is an American rock band, and has been musician Bruce Springsteen's primary backing band since 1972. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
46 Bauhaus Bauhaus Bauhaus were an English post-punk band, formed in Northampton, England in 1978. The group consisted of Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and David J.
47 Parliament-Funkadelic Parliament-Funkadelic
48 Black Flag Black Flag Black Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Initially called Panic, the band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes in the band. They are widely considered to be one of ...read more.
49 The Sex Pistols
50 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.
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