Are we allowed to have people who are no longer alive in the band? if so:
Guitars: Jimmi Hendrix, John Jorgenson and Tom Morello
Bass: Les Claypool
Keys: Herbie Hancock
Vocals: Alison Mossheart, Me and Claypool (Jimmi can jump in too if he likes)
Cello: Eino Matti
Drums: John Bonham
Guitars: Andy Wood (Down From Up)
Vocals: Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind)
Bass: P-Nut (311)
Drums: Chad Smith (Red Hot Chill Peppers)
I have a reason for this odd line up...
Stephan Jenkins is so creatively lyrically and can play unique rhythm guitar that Andy Wood would be able to shred on top of with out drowning out the song. It would give Andy's that pop to his guitar that most people can only dream of having. Because you can be an epic player but the rhythm can KILL and solo or make it something generations will remember.
Then P-Nut and Chad Smith would be one of the craziest rhythm section you could imagine.
All of the players are epic in their own instruments but would be able to limit one another without losing the song itself in the mix.
Oh and watch any of them live. The stage presents would be mind blowing!!
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Well, it would have to be a metal band! Tough choices too. Hard to believe I left out my favorites in, Dave Mustaine, Peter Wichers, John Petrucci, Dimebag Darrell and so many more.
Vocals: Lars Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
Guitars: Adam D or Michael Amott & Matt Heafy (Killswitch Engage, Arch Enemy, Trivium)
Bass: John Myung (Dream Theater)
Keys: Jorden Rudess (Formerly of Dream Theater)
Drums: Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork)
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I think this HAS to be genre specific. My favorite performers of each instrument would never mesh well, so this is what I would do for metal. I may do other genres in the future.
Guitars: Adam Dutkiewicz (KSE), Kirk Windstein (Down, Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow)
Bass: Ryan Martinie (MudVayne)
Drums: Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
Vocals: Maynard James Kennan (Tool, A Perfect Circle)
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Vocals - Julie Kiss, Carl Sagan, Muhammed SuiÁmez, Lisa Miskovsky, Rod Tyler Rap - Ian Matthias Bavitz Guitar - Andy McKee, Michael Romeo, Ewan Dobson, Thomas MacLean Bass - Stephan Fimmers, Mark Harrington Double Bass - Ashley Frampton Piano - Yanni, Steve Reich, Jordan Rudess, Michael Pinnella Keyboard - Richard "Hen" Henshall Drums - Paul Westwood or Tavis Barker Duduk - Pedro Eustache Violin - Samvel Yervinyan, Sayaka Katsuki, Armen Movsessian
I'd make this performance a minimum of 3 hours... If only you guys could hear the composition that's going on in my head right now. Their stuff combined is amazing!
Songwriter: Jon Foreman - Switchfoot
or Rob Thomas - Matchbox 20
Vocalist: Anthony Kiedis - Red Hot Chili Peppers
or Matthew Bellamy - Muse
Guitarist: so many great choices, but most likely Eric Clapton
Basist: Christopher Wolstenholme - Muse
or Michael "Flea" Balzary - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Drummer- Darren King - MUTEMATH (no doubt here. does anyone else know of this band?)
Guitar: Jonhnny Marr (The Smiths)
Bass: Colin Greenwood (Radiohead)
Drums: Reni (The Stone Roses)
Singer/Guitar: Steven Malkmus (Pavement)
Keyboards/Electronics/Effects/Samples: Geologist (Animal Collective)
Guru: Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (you all know Macca is a chill bro, I'm sure a good way to get weed too)