Greatest "mother tree" band?

Mother Tree.... *giggles* I'm not sure if that's a real term...

What I mean is what is the band that you thing had the largest amount of bands and solo careers branch off of it?

Like when a member leaves a band and forms another band or has a solo career, that becomes a branch.

And I confusing anyone?


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Update 2:

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17 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Hi Sarsar!

    Thanks for asking this. You know what I'm gonna say don't You

    To me it's two bands, inextricably twined..

    Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, joined by a common Producer/Manager (Martin Birch) and a whole lotta personnel intermixture

    From them came...



    Ozzy Osbourne



    Yngwie Malmsteen

    Blue Murder

    And many more.

  • 1 decade ago

    Pink Floyd. Rick Wright put out 2 solo albums and is working on a third. Syd Barrett put out 5. Gilmour did 3 and is working on another. Waters has 6 and even Nick Mason has 2 and wrote a book. While they all didn't leave, they did go on to have separate solo careers.

    edit: hey sarah

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Here's a small list of some of the bands associated with the band's members: Zyklon, Zyklon-B, Arcturus, Burzum, Gorgoroth, Satyricon, Enslaved, Dissection, Aboryn, Carpathian Throne, In the Woods..., Green Carnation, and many more.

  • Huevo
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I'm going with Rodan on this one, a small indie band that released only album, albeit a phenomenal one, around 1993.

    The spawn: June of '44, Rachel's, Retsin, The Sonora Pine, The Shipping News, Tara Jane O'Neil, and I'm sure there's a few more I'm missing

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Eagles.

    Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmidt, as well as former members Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner have ALL had solo careers.

  • Ace
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Ozzy Osbourne

  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe not the largest amount, but the 'greatest' in my mind.


    - Love and Rockets / Tones on Tail / Dali's Car/ Peter Murphy [solo] / Daniel Ash <3 [solo] / David J [solo]

    None of the branches were as fabulous as Bauhaus in my eyes - but they were pretty effing fabulous nonetheless.


    Rozz Williams' Christian Death

    - Premature Ejaculation / Daucus Karota / Shadow Project / Rozz Williams [solo] / EXP / Eva O [solo] / Rick Agnew [solo] / Poop / Christian Death 1334 / Heltir

  • 1 decade ago

    Deep Purple-Rainbow which we get Dio from before he went to Sabbath, Whitesnake,Ian Gillan band,Turner Hughes Project,Glenn Hughes solo Glenn hughes with Black Sabbath,Joe Lynn Turner solo,Ian Gillan with Black Sabbath

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Guns n Roses ?

    Or the Beatles.. all of the main 4 had a good solo career ..

    Was that right :S ? hehe

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    3 way tie

    The Beatles- influenced all pop bands, good and bad

    The Yardbirds- influenced all hard rock and metal to come

    The Velvet Underground- all indie/punk/noise bands

    If we go with individuals, rather than bands...

    Elvis Presley- pop, country and everyone who ever decided to start a band to meet girls

    Chuck Berry- every guitarist who's ever lived, whether they realize it or not

    Little Richard- all the rock n roll wildmen, shock rockers and gender benders

    James Brown- everything from funk to soul and R&B

    Johnny Ray- the original emo hehe...

    Source(s): It's just the beer talking :)
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