Some families have given music more than one talent. Rivals and accomplices, there are not a few brothers who have undertaken together the enormous challenge of dedicating their lives to the same project.
Different bands have brought together two or more brothers in their formations: from the troubled and prolific relationship of the Gallaghers, to the fiefdom of the Van Halen or the Followill (Kings of Leon), the list is much longer than it may seem. at first sight.
In this list we highlight some of the brothers who, working together, have left a mark in the history of music:
Brothers Ray and Dave Davies founded what would become one of the most influential groups of the 1960s. Although their history was always marked by their fights and the tensions that existed between them, they added more than three decades of history, 24 studio albums and left us the timeless “You Really Got Me”.
Brothers Carl, Dennis and Brian Wilson were co-founders of one of the most famous groups of all time. That was not the only thing that remained in the family: his cousin Mike Love was also part of the project and his father, Muddy Wilson, was his manager in its beginnings.
Duane and Gregg Allman gave life to The Allman Brothers Band in 1969 and became the forerunners of southern rock. They played together until Duane’s tragic death in a motorcycle accident in October 1971.
The brothers Malcolm and Angus Young created in Sydney, in 1973, one of the most popular hard rock bands in history. After Malcolm had to leave the group in 2014 due to his health condition, he was replaced by his nephew, Stevie Young.
Ann and Nancy Wilson are living legends. Heart voice and guitar since the ’70s, the sisters became pioneering women in rock.
In Devo everything is brotherhood. On the one hand there are Bob and Mark Mothersbaugh – with a third brother, Jim Mothersbaugh, who was also part of the group between 1973 and 1976 – and on the other Gerald and Bob Casale. Sadly, the last of them passed away in February this year, but the rest continue their legacy.
Alex and Eddie Van Halen have been the only permanent members of the American band named after their last name. To keep everything in the family, in 2006 Wolfgang Van Halen (Eddie’s son) also joined on bass.
The Abbott brothers – better known as Dimebag Darrell (guitar and vocals) and Vinnie Paul (drums) – formed Pantera in the early 1980s. After two decades of a turbulent history that led them to be part of the metal elite, Pantera disintegrated. The Abbotts created Damageplan in 2003, but the project had a tragic and abrupt end: Dimebag was killed on stage, during a band concert.
They are perhaps the most controversial brothers in rock and their fans often take sides for one of them. The love / hate relationship between Liam and Noel Gallagher was a fundamental part of the story and the end of Oasis. Will we ever see them together again?
At the opposite extreme to the Gallaghers, if we take discretion as a measure, could be Jonny and Colin Greenwood (right in the photo), who achieved world fame as members of Radiohead. Living together – with no apparent difficulties – for more than three decades, they have sold more than 30 million records.
Joselo and Quique Rangel, guitarist and bassist for Café Tacvba, respectively, have been part of the Mexican band since its inception, making up half of one of the most relevant Latin American groups in recent decades.
Kim Deal formed The Breeders in the early ’90s, but the band’s biggest hit (Last splash, 1993) came after his twin sister, Kelley Deal, joined his training as a guitarist.
In this American band everyone is family: Caleb (vocals and guitar), Nathan (drums) and Jared Followill (bass and keyboards) are brothers, while the fourth member, Matthew Followill (guitar and keyboards), is his cousin. Will they also share the Christmas dinner?
They do not share a last name, but Laurent Brancowitz (guitar and keyboards) and Christian Mazzalai (guitar), both in the center of the photo, are brothers and co-founders of the successful French quartet.
Behind frontman Matt Berninger, in The National there are two pairs of brothers: Scott and Bryan Devendorf, in charge of bass and drums, respectively; and Aaron and Bryce Dessner, both on guitars and keyboards.
It was 2001 when Win Butler founded Arcade Fire with a friend from high school. Shortly afterwards they were joined by Régine Chassagne, who became a fundamental part of the group sound. The same year that Win and Régine were married, William Butler joined the group. A few months later they would publish Funeral (2004), his debut album and since then the frontman he shares credits with his wife and younger brother.
The Este sisters, Danielle and Alana Haim took their first steps in music with their parents, in a band of covers. They started working together under the name Haim in 2007, but it wasn’t until a few years later that they decided to bet everything on their project and, after publishing Days are gone (2003) the results were not long in coming.
The new favorite internet band He also has a couple of sisters in his lineup: Mila (drums) and Lucia (guitar). The young punk quartet from California is completed by his cousin Eloise (bass and voice) and her friend Bela, who at 16 is the oldest of them all. Hopefully this is just the beginning of a long story for this group.