9:30 Coffee Break: Supergroups

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band
Musicians Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Mark Rivera, Ringo Starr, Richard Page, Gregg Bissonette and Todd Lundgren pose at a press conference to announce tour dates for Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Tonight at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band will perform. The All-Starr Band is an interesting mix of musicians; the lineup includes Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather of Toto, Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey, and Richard Page of Mr. Mister. During the show, the group will perform Beatles songs, Ringo solo tunes as well as hits from the repertoires of each band member.

Seeing the All-Starr Band lineup got us thinking about supergroups in general. These gatherings are sometimes pop-up, one-and-done side projects, while others continue over a long period of time. Whether the project is short or long lived, music by supergroups combines recognizable elements into something completely new.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what tracks by supergroups do you want to hear? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


The Dead Weather "I Cut Like a Buffalo"
Cream "Sunshine of Your Love"
Monsters of Folk "Say Please"
Golden Smog "Pecan Pie"
Broken Social Scene "7/4 (Shoreline)"
Temple of the Dog "Hunger Strike"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.


comments powered by Disqus