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The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked  

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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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Greta Van Fleet is listed (or ranked) 1 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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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, Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul ...more
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My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 4 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. The group's line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording ...more
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Bachman–Turner Overdrive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Boogie rock, Rock music, Hard rock
Bachman–Turner Overdrive is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s, selling over 7 million albums in that decade alone. Their ...more
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30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock
Thirty Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević. The band's debut album, 30 Seconds ...more
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Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 7 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 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers. Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical ...more
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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 8 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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77 Bombay Street is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Indie folk
77 Bombay Street is a Swiss folk rock musical group that was formed in 2008 in Scharans, canton Graubünden. It consists of four brothers Matt, Joe, Simri-Ramon and Esra Buchli. The band was ...more
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The Allman Brothers Band is listed (or ranked) 10 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 Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai ...more
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Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock
Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2000. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill and Jared Followill, with their cousin ...more
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Pantera is listed (or ranked) 12 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 vocalist ...more
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The Kinks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Music hall, Pop music, Rock music
The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Dave Davies and Ray Davies with Pete Quaife in 1963. The band, which rose to fame during the mid-1960s and ...more
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Creedence Clearwater Revival is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop
Creedence Clearwater Revival was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, rhythm ...more
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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist Taylor York. The ...more
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Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia
Stone Temple Pilots is an American rock band from San Diego, California, that consists of brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo, Eric Kretz, and Chester Bennington. Since the band's formation in 1985, ...more
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Arcade Fire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock
Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard ...more
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Devo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop
Devo is an American rock band formed in 1972 consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio. The classic line-up of the band included two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs and the Casales, ...more
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Blue October is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Rock music, Piano rock, Experimental rock
Blue October are an American alternative rock band originally from Houston, Texas. The band was formed in 1995 and currently consists of Justin Furstenfeld, Jeremy Furstenfeld, Ryan ...more
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The Brothers Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Disco, Rhythm and blues, Funk
The Brothers Johnson is an American funk and R&B band consisting of American musicians and brothers George aka 'Lightnin' Licks' and Louis E. Johnson aka 'Thunder Thumbs'. They achieved ...more
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The Chambers Brothers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Psychedelic soul, Disco, Rock music
The Chambers Brothers are an American soul band, best known for their eleven-minute 1968 hit "Time Has Come Today". The group was part of the wave of new music that integrated American ...more
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Doves is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Space rock, New Prog, Experimental rock
Doves are an English alternative rock band, originating from Cheshire. The band is composed of twin brothers Jez Williams and Andy Williams, and Jimi Goodwin. Additionally, the band employs ...more
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God Forbid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Thrash metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal
God Forbid was an American heavy metal band formed in 1996 in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
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Gojira is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal
Gojira is a French heavy metal band from Ondres, close to Bayonne in the South West of France. Formed in 1996, the band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on ...more
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Gundecha Brothers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Groups Featuring Brothers, Ranked
Hindustani classical music
Umakant Gundecha and Ramakant Gundecha, known as the Gundecha Brothers, are leading Dagarvani dhrupad singers. They always sing together. So together they have been awarded Padmashree for 2012 ...more