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Best musicians that played in two popular bands?

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Here are a few more:

Simon LeBon (Duran Duran, Arcadia)

Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran, Arcadia)

Andy Taylor (Duran Duran, Power Station)

John Taylor (Duran Duran, Power Station)

Roger Taylor (Duran Duran, Arcadia)

Tony Thompson (Chic, Power Station)

George Harrison (Beatles, Traveling Wilburys)

Tom Petty (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys)

Jeff Lynne (ELO, Traveling Wilburys)

Rod Argent (Zombies, Argent)

Mickey Thomas (Elvin Bishop, Starship)

Geoff Downes (Buggles, Yes, Asia)

Steve Howe (Yes, Asia)

Trevor Horn (Buggles, Yes)

Dave Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake)

And don't forget:

John Lennon (Beatles, Plastic Ono Band)

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Wasn't everybody in Toto in some other band at some point as well? Like they were all session players who got together?

As were Procol Harum, but I don't think any were specifically well known with any other bands. Members of Toto played with Boz Scaggs & Steely Dan. Members of Procol Harum with the Paramounts, who weren't particularly famous anyway. Robin Trower has obviously been sucsessful.

Robin Trower (Procol Harum, Robin Trower Band, Brian Ferry Band)

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Vince Clarke: Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, Robert Marlow, project with Martyn Ware

Martyn Ware: The Future/The Human League, Heaven 17, project with Vince Clarke

Bernard Sumner: Joy Division, NewOrder, Electronic. He also worked a little with Section 25 and The Chemical Brothers (as a featured artist)

Johnny Marr: The Smiths, The The

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joan jett the blackhearts and the runaways

mick fleetwood= fleetwood mac and jon mayall and the bluesbreakers

mick ronson= loo reed, david bowie, mott the hoople, and dylan

paul mcartney beatles and wings

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Shannon Hoon (Guns N' Roses, Blind Melon)

Slash & Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit, & Velvet Revolver)

Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, & Alice in Chains)

Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver)

Dean & Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots, Army of Anyone)

Richard Patrick (Nine Inch Nails, Filter, Crystal Method, Army of Anyone)

Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, & Tim Commerford (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave)

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However, while we're on the subject:

Barry Adamson Aside from being a former Bad Seed, and an acclaimed solo artist with a distinguished back catalogue of smoky jazz film-noiresque albums, Adamson was also a member of legendary and influential post-punk outfit Magazine,(full original line-up reformed for forthcoming live shows), and a contributor to new romantic synth-poppers Visage. Amongst other things.

Now that's versatility!

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The Bad Seeds and Magazine have someone in common? I did not know that

Anyway - Andy Bell formed Ride... after which he was in the lesser known (and less successful) Hurricane #1. Now he plays bass and writes songs for Oasis.

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