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The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked 

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Updated August 1, 2019 3k votes 277 voters 8.9k views 101 items

Here are the greatest bands and groups featuring brothers. The family that plays together stays together. A lot of bands have trouble filling out the ranks. How many times have you seen an ad stapled to a pole asking for people to come audition? You never know what you might get at these auditions, but when you hire a family member to play with your band, you at least know what you're getting into. Plenty of brothers have gotten together to make hit songs. Bands with brothers are some of the biggest musical acts in the world, and you may be surprised to learn who is related.

If you grew up in the late 90s, then you know who Hanson is. The rock/pop group dove headfirst into superstardom with their hit song, "MMMBop." The band is made up of Isaac Hanson on guitar, piano, and bass. Taylor Hanson is on guitar, drums and piano. Finally, Zac Hanson takes the piano and drums. And all three of them handle vocals. These singing brothers knew what America wanted to hear, and they more than delivered. Other popular brother bands include Oasis, Jonas Brothers, Bee Gees, and Good Charlotte.

Hanson is only the beginning. This brother bands list contains solely groups that have at least two brothers in the mix. Which ones do you like best?

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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Back in Black, Highway to Hell, Let There Be Rock, The Razors Edge, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, + more

AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to ...more

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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Van Halen, 1984, Diver Down, OU812, Van Halen II, + more

Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. Credited with "restoring hard rock to the forefront of the music scene", Van Halen is known for its ...more

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The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Pet Sounds, Surfin' USA, Ultimate Christmas, Endless Summer, Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys, + more

The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. Formed in 1961, they gained popularity for their close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California youth culture of surfing, girls, and ...more

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Creedence Clearwater Rev... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Green River, Cosmo's Factory, Willy and the Poor Boys, Bayou Country, Pendulum, + more

Creedence Clearwater Revival (often referred to as Creedence or CCR) was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s which consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and ...more

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Oasis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, Definitely Maybe, Don’t Believe the Truth, Dig Out Your Soul, Be Here Now, + more

Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (lead vocals, tambourine), Paul ...more

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The Allman Brothers Band... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: At Fillmore East, Beginnings, Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters, Hittin’ the Note, + more

The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Macon, Georgia, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (founder, slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, ...more

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The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur (or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire), The Kink Kronikles, Something Else by The Kinks, Face to Face, + more

The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s. The ...more

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Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Purple, Core, Tiny Music… Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop, №4, Interstate Love Song, + more

Stone Temple Pilots (often abbreviated as STP) are an American rock band from San Diego, California, that originally consisted of Scott Weiland (lead vocals), brothers Dean DeLeo (guitar) and ...more

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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Saturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown, Living Eyes, Size Isn't Everything, + more

The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were especially successful as a popular music act in the late ...more

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The Best Bee Gees Albums of All Time #497 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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The Everly Brothers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Christmas With The Everly Brothers, The Everly Brothers Sing Great Country Hits, It's Everly Time, Born Yesterday, All-Time Original Hits, + more

The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo, known for steel-string acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing. Consisting of Isaac Donald "Don" ...more

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The Best Everly Brothers Albums of All Time #46 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #136 of 333 The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Greta Van Fleet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Greta Van Fleet is an American rock band from Frankenmuth, Michigan, formed in 2012. It consists of vocalist Josh Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka, bassist Sam Kiszka, and drummer Danny Wagner. ...more

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INXS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Kick, Full Moon, Dirty Hearts, Never Tear Us Apart, Live Baby Live, + more

INXS (pronounced "in excess") were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. The band's founding members were bassist Garry Gary ...more

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The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica, Lions, Warpaint, + more

The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989. Their discography includes eight studio albums, four live albums and several charting singles. The band was signed to Def American ...more

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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends, In Rainbows, Amnesiac, + more

Radiohead are an English rock band formed in Abingdon-on-Thames in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), brothers Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, ...more

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Pantera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Vulgar Display of Power, Cowboys From Hell, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Southern Trendkill, Reinventing the Steel, + more

Pantera () was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas. The group was formed in 1981 by the Abbott brothers—drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell—along with lead vocalist ...more

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#227 of 412 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame #850 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #250 of 333 The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Jackson 5 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Christmas Album, 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection: The Best of Jackson 5, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, ABC, The Jacksons, + more

The Jackson 5 (stylized as the Jackson 5ive), later known as the Jacksons, were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family. The group was founded in 1964 in Gary, Indiana by ...more

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Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Collective Soul, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, Dosage, Collective Soul, Blender, + more

Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in Atlanta, the group consists of lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will ...more

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Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits, Making Movies, Love Over Gold, Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits, + more

Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and ...more

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My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: The Black Parade, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture, + more

My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 2001. The band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way and ...more

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Devo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Freedom of Choice, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Fresh, Whip It, Duty Now for the Future, + more

Devo (, originally ) is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio formed in 1973. Their classic lineup consisted of two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs (Mark and Bob) and the Casales (Gerald ...more

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Meat Puppets is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Meat Puppets II, Too High to Die, Up on the Sun, Golden Lies, Sewn Together, + more

Curt Kirkwood (born January 10, 1959) – lead vocals, guitar 

Cris Kirkwood (born October 22, 1960)– bass guitar, backing vocals 

Meat Puppets are an American rock band formed in January 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona. The group's original lineup was Curt Kirkwood (guitar/vocals), his brother Cris Kirkwood (bass guitar/vocals), ...more

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Bachman–Turner Overdrive... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Not Fragile, Bachman-Turner Overdrive II, Rock & Roll Nights, Best of B.T.O. (Remastered Hits), Head On, + more

Bachman–Turner Overdrive, often abbreviated as BTO, is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, who had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s, selling over 7 million albums in ...more

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Hanson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, formed by brothers Isaac (guitar, bass, piano, vocals), Taylor (keyboards, piano, guitar, drums, vocals), and Zac (drums, ...more

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Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: Wonder What's Next, Point #1, Music as a Weapon II, This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In), Live From the Road, + more

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Sly & the Family Sto... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked

Albums: There's a Riot Goin' On, Stand!, Greatest Hits, Fresh, Anthology, + more

Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, it was pivotal in the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music. Its core line-up was led ...more

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