The supergroup - that pop-music phenomenon where already-famous musicians collaborate to create a new, sometimes short-lived band - is still alive and well.
Just last year, several supergroups went supernova - from the hard-rocking and unfortunately named Chickenfoot (Van Halen's Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony; Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith; and local guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani) to the power-poppy Tinted Windows (Hanson's Taylor Hanson; Smashing Pumpkins' James Iha; Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger; and Cheap Trick's Bun E. Carlos).
Included in that list is the classic alt-rock trio Them Crooked Vultures - Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl from Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme - who play Roseland Ballroom tonight.
Here are 10 other supergroups from years past:
1. Blind Faith
MEMBERS Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker (Cream), Steve Winwood (Traffic), Rick Grech
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KNOWN FOR Blues rock that rose from ashes of Cream, Clapton and Baker's previous band
SONG "Sea of Joy"
2. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
MEMBERS David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young
ERA 1969-70, off-and-on to the present
KNOWN FOR The folkies' second show was at Woodstock
SONG "Teach Your Children"
3. Emerson, Lake and Palmer
MEMBERS Keith Emerson (The Nice), Greg Lake (King Crimson), Carl Palmer
ERA '70s, early and late '90s and possibly this summer at Britain's High Voltage Fest
KNOWN FOR Prog's first supergroup (after the first breakup, Palmer joined '80s supergroup Asia)
SONG "Lucky Man"
4. Bad Company
MEMBERS Boz Burrell (King Crimson), Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople), Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke (Free)
ERA Early '70s to early '80s, mid-'80s to mid-'90s with new members, original members might be back for U.K. shows in April
KNOWN FOR Managed by Led Zeppelin's manager, Peter Grant; also signed to Zep's Swan Song Records
SONG "Can't Get Enough of Your Love"
5. The Highwaymen
MEMBERS Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson
KNOWN FOR A legendary outlaw country most-wanted list
SONG Their version of "Desperados Waiting for a Train"
6. Traveling Wilburys
MEMBERS George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison
ERA Late '80s, early '90s
KNOWN FOR Best supergroup ever? A Beatle, Dylan and Petty together? Orbison died right after the first album, "Vol. 1," was released
SONG "Handle With Care"
7. The Power Station
MEMBERS Robert Palmer, John Taylor, Andy Taylor, Tony Thompson
ERA 1985, 1996
KNOWN FOR A true '80s deal - two Duranies, a member of Chic and Mr. "Addicted to Love"; its '96 album flopped
SONG Their version of "Bang a Gong (Get It On)"
8. Temple of the Dog
MEMBERS Chris Cornell, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Matt Cameron
KNOWN FOR A grungy homage to the late singer of Mother Love Bone. Soundgarden's Cornell later went on to front Audioslave.
SONG "Hunger Strike"
9. Velvet Revolver
MEMBERS Slash, Scott Weiland, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Dave Kushner
KNOWN FOR VR stood in for Van Halen when VH didn't show at the 2007 Rock Hall induction ceremony
10. Child Rebel Soldier
MEMBERS Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Lupe Fiasco
KNOWN FOR There's an album in the works; "Us Placers" made Rolling Stone's top 100 songs of '07 (No. 43).
SONG "Us Placers"