supergroup

noun
su·​per·​group | \ˈsü-pər-ˌgrüp \

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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Buddy Holly, the titan, joyfully interpreted by Blind Father, the supergroup. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "100 Songs to Clean the Garage To," 20 Nov. 2018 The Soundtrack Robert Del Naja, of the British supergroup Massive Attack, designed the soundtrack for today’s runway show. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "10 Key Things to Know From Riccardo Tisci’s 134-Look Burberry Debut," 17 Sep. 2018 Paul was also the drummer for heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah. Mariah Haas, Fox News, "Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul's cause of death revealed," 27 Aug. 2018 After years of production and collaboration, Common joins legendary producers and longtime friends Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper to formally band together to form the supergroup August Greene. Natalie Maher, Billboard, "Common Teams Up With Longtime Producers to Form Supergroup August Greene: Listen to 'Optimistic' Single," 19 Jan. 2018 To combat this bad man with a metal arm, Deadpool forms his own supergroup, X-Force. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: Delightfully wacky 'Deadpool 2' raises the superhero bar from hit original," 14 May 2018 That potential supergroup of 2019 unrestricted free agent defensemen is disappearing. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "NHL free agency 2018: Winners, losers from early frenzy," 1 July 2018 Paul was most recently in the band Hellyeah, a heavy metal supergroup, which includes Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray and Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Fans, friends, rockers remember Vinnie Paul during Celebration of Life," 1 July 2018 Paul has spent well over the last decade as the drummer for heavy metal supergroup HELLYEAH. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Vinnie Paul, Legendary Metal Band Drummer, Dead at 54," 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of supergroup

1968, in the meaning defined above

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