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A tv-channel in The Netherlands today presented a one time cooperation of local music heroes, having made a record just for the fun of working with each other.

I won't bother you with the names of the musicians. Their music was very spontanuous, sounded great.

It made me curious. Are there more examples of "hobby bands"?

I know Little Village as a fine example, and the Highwaymen.

Any more suggestions for "hobby bands" I may have missed?

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I've got lots of them.

I don't know if you would consider all of these hobby bands or not.

Some of them were together for many years.

I call them All-star bands.

The Honeydrippers: Robert Plant (vocals; of Led Zeppelin), Jimmy Page (guitar; of Led Zeppelin) , Jeff Beck (guitar), Nile Rodgers (bass; of Chic)

Chickenfoot: Sammy Hagar (vocals; solo and of Van Halen), Joe Satriani (guitar), Michael Anthony (bass; of Van Halen), Chad Smith (drummer; of Red Hot Chili Peppers)

BBM: Ginger Baker (drums; of Cream), Jack Bruce (vocals, bass; of Cream), Gary Moore (vocals, guitar; of Thin Lizzy)

The Bunburys: Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, Elton John, George Harrison

Class Of '99: Layne Staley (vocals; of Alice In Chains), Tom Morello (guitar; of Rage Against The Machine), Martyn LeNoble (bass; of Porno For Pyros), Stephen Perkins (drums; of Porno For Pyros)

Damn Yankees: Ted Nugent (guitar, vocals; solo and of The Amboy Dukes), Tommy Shaw (guitar, vocals; of Styx), Jack Blades (bass, vocals; of Night Ranger), Michael Cartellone (drums)

The Firm: Paul Rodgers (vocals; of Bad Company, joined The Law in 1991), Jimmy Page (guitar; of Led Zeppelin), Tony Franklin (bass; joined Blue Murder in 1989), Chris Slade (drums; joined AC/DC in 1990)

Hagar, Schon, Aaronson, Shrieve: Sammy Hagar (vocals), Neal Schon (guitar), Kenny Aaronson (bass), Michael Shrieve (drums)

Hellyeah: Chad Gray (vocals; of Mudvayne), Greg Tribbett (guitar; of Mudvayne), Tom Maxwell (guitar; of Nothingface), Bob "Zilla" Kakaha (bass; of Damageplan), Vinnie Paul Abbott (drums; of Damageplan and Pantera)

Hindu Love Gods: Warren Zevon (vocals), Peter Buck (guitar; of R.E.M.), Mike Mills (bass; of R.E.M.), Bill Berry (drums; of R.E.M.)

Mad Season: Layne Staley (vocals, guitar; of Alice In Chains), Mike McCready (guitar; of Pearl Jam), John Baker Saunders (bass), Barrett Martin (drums; of Screaming Trees)

The Magnificent Bastards: Scott Weiland (vocals; of Stone Temple Pilots), Zander Schloss (guitar; of Thelonious Monster and Red Hot Chili Peppers), Jeff Nolan (guitar), Bob Thomson (bass)

Neurotic Outsiders: Steve Jones (vocals, guitar; of Sex Pistols, John Taylor (vocals, bass; of Duran Duran), Duff McKagan (guitar; of Guns N' Roses), Matt Sorum (drums; of Guns N' Roses)

The Notting Hillbillies: Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straits), Guy Fletcher (of Dire Straits), Brendan Croker, Steve Phillips

The Power Station: Robert Palmer (vocals), Andy Taylor (guitar; of Duran Duran), John Taylor (bass; of Duran Duran), Tony Thompson (drums; of Chic)

Willie and The Poor Boys: Andy Fairweather Low (vocals, guitar), Mickey Gee (guitar), Geraint Watkins (keyboards), Bill Wyman (bass; of The Rolling Stones), Charlie Watts (drums; of The Rolling Stones)

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I'm thinking of one from the '80s... was it called Aja? They called it a "supergroup," I think it was the first one and I can't remember who was in it...

I just did a search online for it and the only thing I can turn up is some tribute band to Steely Dan, which isn't it.

The band I'm thinking about put together the best players out of 4 other huge bands at the time and they had a hit or two, as well.

Also, would Damn Yankees qualify? Tommy Shaw, Ted Nugent, Jack Blades. Couple of hits from the '80s, also (or maybe '90s?)

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Now this is making me bats. I KNOW there was a "supergroup" called Aja... why the hell can't I find them anywhere? They're not even on allmusic.com. Maybe I've got the band name spelled wrong.

:help:

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A recent one is SuperHeavy, which is Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damion Marley and the Slumdog Millionaire music guy.

Then there's Jack White, who seems to approach everything he does at this point as a hobby, which might be a healthy way to look at it.

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Eric Clapon with The Begees......omg

The year was 1988, JXL.

They all appeared on the Various Artists album, 1988 Summer Olympics: One Moment In Time as The Bunburys.

The song was called "Fight (No Matter How Long)" - The Bunburys

It peaked at #8 on the U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart which is now known as the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

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Tin Machine: David Bowie (vocals), Reeves Gabrels (guitar), Tony Sales (bass; of Utopia and Chequered Past), Hunt Sales (drums; of Utopia)

Army Of Anyone: Richard Patrick (vocals; of Filter), Dean DeLeo (guitar; of Stone Temple Pilots), Robert DeLeo (bass; of Stone Temple Pilots), Ray Luzier (drums)

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