supergroup

noun
su·​per·​group | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌgrüp How to pronounce supergroup (audio) \

Definition of supergroup

: a rock group made up of prominent former members of other rock groups also : an extremely successful rock group

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Carlile, who recently went viral for busking a Beatles song with Dave Grohl in Seattle, is also heading up a new country supergroup called the Highway Women with Maren Morris and Amanda Shires, ensuring her place at the genre’s forefront. Washington Post, "16 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 13 June 2019 DeMartini returns to the Chicago area on June 22 with Kings of Chaos, a supergroup featuring a revolving slate of members of some of the biggest bands in rock music history, performers that include Sebastian Bach and Dee Snider. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, "Shout Out: Warren DeMartini, former Ratt guitarist and currently with Kings of Chaos," 12 June 2019 Like most '80s and '90s kids, Stone was a massive fan of the pop supergroup growing up. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emma Stone Met Her Idol Baby Spice and the Photos Are Giving Us Major FOMO," 14 June 2019 In addition to his own career, Cooper is a member of Hollywood Vampires, a rock supergroup featuring Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and movie star Johnny Depp on guitar. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al.com, "Shock rocker Alice Cooper returning to Alabama for concerts," 7 June 2019 My friends and relationships are really important to me and the opportunity to mash up everyone into this supergroup was really special. Vogue, "You Won’t Believe What Ava Nirui Dreamed Up for Her New Marc Jacobs Collaboration," 1 Nov. 2018 Damageplan dissolved shortly after the shooting, and Mr. Paul went on to play with a metal supergroup, Hellyeah, made up of metal stars from other groups. Mihir Zaveri, New York Times, "Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer and Heavy Metal Innovator, Is Dead at 54," 23 June 2018 All of which is to say that every great supergroup needs an origin story, and who better to tell it than the girls in the band? Bridget Read, Vogue, "A Brief Oral History of Boygenius," 31 Oct. 2018 Billboard recently celebrated the phenomenon with Boy Band Week by crafting lists of supergroups (think Ed Sheeran meets Romeo Santos), compiling critics’ picks of the 100 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time, and much more. Shanté Honeycutt, Billboard, "Who's Your Favorite Boy Band? Vote!," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of supergroup

1968, in the meaning defined above

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