Top 10 Music Acts that Were Like an Extension Of a Previous Act


The Top Ten

1 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 more.

Rainbow was like an extension of Deep Purple - two Deep Purple members were in Rainbow (Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover) and continued the experimentation with heavy metal started in Deep Purple.

But later a Rainbow keyboardist became Deep Purple keyboardist (Don Airey) and a Rainbow singer became a Deep Purple singer (Joe Lynn Turner) - Metal_Treasure

In my opinion, the Dio fronted Rainbow was better than Deep Purple at times.

2 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate more.

They're a fusion of Nirvana and Sunny Day Real Estate. - Martin_Canine

This is a famous example of this. By the way, this is a great list. You have some very good ideas! - Metarock

This is the most well known story on this list (famous previous act - Nirvana) - Metal_Treasure

In a way, I almost like the Foo Fighters more than I like Nirvana. - Metarock

3 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

An extension of Creed, a better version - Metal_Treasure

Creed minus Scott Stapp. - thomwim

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 more.

Technically, they were an extension of The Yardbirds. This is an example of the extension being bigger and more famous than its root. - Metarock

5 Soulfly Soulfly Soulfly is an American heavy metal band formed in 1997 and based in Phoenix, Arizona. The original lyrical content revolved around spirituality, political and religious themes, with later albums encompassing other themes including war, violence, aggression, slavery, hatred and anger. Soulfly is led more.

An extension of Sepultura - Metal_Treasure

6 Stone Sour Stone Sour Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor, Josh Rand and Roy Mayorga.

An extension of Slipknot - Metal_Treasure

7 Cavalera Conspiracy Cavalera Conspiracy Cavalera Conspiracy is an American heavy metal band founded by Brazilian brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, currently performing along with American musicians Marc Rizzo and Johny Chow.

Reincarnation of Sepultura AND Soulfly - Metal_Treasure

8 Bad Company Bad Company

Extension of Free

9 Obscura Obscura Obscura is a technical/progressive death metal band from Germany, founded in 2002. The band became prominent when members of Necrophagist and Pestilence joined Steffen Kummerer to release the critically acclaimed second full-length album, Cosmogenesis. The band was named after the Gorguts album Obscura. more.

In their early years they were like an extension of Necrophagist but currently there aren't ex-members of Necrophagist - Metal_Treasure

10 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. more.

An extension of Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine. - Metal_Treasure

Yes, in terms of quantity. But for me Cornell's voice was the most distinctive thing in both bands, or at least for me it was. But your comment is correct and is accepted. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience

Jason Bonham is the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham - Metal_Treasure

Actually, LZ was just an extension of The Yardbirds, and in fact the entire LZ lineup was called "The New Yardbirds" at their first couple of gigs.

Yes. And the name Led Zeppelin was created by The Who members as a joke... - Metal_Treasure

12 New Order New Order New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980, currently comprising Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman.

After Joy Division singer Ian Curtis passed away, the members decided to keep going with a new sound and a new name. - Gg2000

13 Gamma Ray Gamma Ray Gamma Ray is a power metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween.

A version of the early Helloween dominated by Kai Hansen (before Kiske) - Metal_Treasure

14 Alkaloid

An extension of Necrophagist (via Obscura) - Metal_Treasure

15 Angels and Airwaves Angels and Airwaves
16 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.

Kind of a second Metallica, although not exactly. I find that Megadeth are not that similar to Metallica. They both have thrash metal roots, but Megadeth seems to have a more aggressive and faster playing style. - Metarock

A continuation of Metallica. Sorta.

17 Beady Eye

After Oasis split in 2009, four of its members (except Noel Gallagher) regrouped to create a new project. That project was Beady Eye. - Gg2000

18 No Devotion

Lostprophets minus Taylor Swift. - thomwim

19 Sublime with Rome
20 Rancid
21 The Raconteurs
22 Asia Asia Asia is an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1981. The most commercially successful line-up was its original, which was a supergroup of four members of different progressive rock bands of the 1970s, including lead vocalist and bassist John Wetton of King Crimson, guitarist Steve Howe more.

I think 2 members of the group Yes were there.

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