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The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked 

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Updated August 1, 2019 1.8k votes 174 voters 3.1k 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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Hanson is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Oasis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock
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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#126 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Oasis Songs of All Timelisted on The Best English Boy Bands

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Creedence Clearwater Rev... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop
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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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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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#18 of 505 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s #17 of 350 The Greatest Classic Rock Bandsfeaturing The Best Van Halen Songs of All Time

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Greta Van Fleet is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco
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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#22 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Bee Gees Albums of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
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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#17 of 505 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80sfeaturing The Best AC/DC Songs of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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The Everly Brothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly
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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#352 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #92 of 355 The Greatest American Rock Bandsfeaturing The Best Everly Brothers Albums of All Time

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The Allman Brothers Band... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
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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#178 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #28 of 632 The Greatest Live Bands of All Timefeaturing The Best Allman Brothers Band Albums of All Time

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The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop
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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#25 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #272 of 505 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80sfeaturing The Best Beach Boys Songs of All Time

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My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
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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#586 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #265 of 355 The Greatest American Rock Bandsfeaturing The Best My Chemical Romance Songs

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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog
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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Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia
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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#573 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #10 of 411 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90sfeaturing The Best Stone Temple Pilots Songs

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INXS is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock
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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#168 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #45 of 505 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80slisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
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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#146 of 283 Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame #140 of 632 The Greatest Live Bands of All Timefeaturing The Best Black Crowes Albums of All Time

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The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music
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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#121 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #315 of 505 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80sfeaturing The Best Kinks Songs of All Time

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Collective Soul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock
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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#362 of 2,218 The Best Rock Bands of All Timefeaturing The Best Collective Soul Albums of All Time

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Bachman–Turner Overdrive... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Boogie rock, Rock music, Hard rock
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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#91 of 350 The Greatest Classic Rock Bands #173 of 2,218 The Best Rock Bands of All Timefeaturing The Best Bachman-Turner Overdrive Albums of All Time

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New Kids on the Block is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music
New Kids on the Block (also initialized as NKOTB) is an American boy band from Dorchester, Massachusetts. The band currently consists of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, ...more

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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Pop punk, Alternative rock, Emo
Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro. Williams ...more

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#529 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #253 of 974 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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The Jackson 5 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound, Disco
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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#130 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #147 of 278 Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inducteesfeaturing The Best Jackson 5 Albums of All Time

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Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music
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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Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Punk blues, Garage rock, Garage punk
Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in 2006. The group currently consists of Matthew "Matt" Shultz, Brad "Dave" Shultz, Jared ...more

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Devo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop
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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Pantera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
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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