30 Seconds to Mars
30 Seconds to Mars, also written Thirty Seconds to Mars, was founded by brothers Jared and Shannon Leto. Jared is the front man and plays guitar. Shannon plays drums. The brothers have had bandmates (Tomo Miličević, Matt Wachter and Solon Bixler) in the past but are currently a duo.
The band has released six albums, most recently It’s the End of the World but It’s a Beautiful Day.
Chevelle formed in 1995 and was founded by brothers Pete (frontman and guitar), Sam (drums), and Joe Loeffler (bass). Joe departed in 2004 and was replaced with Sam and Pete’s brother-in-law Dean Bernardini. This kept them a band of brothers, the Loefflers said. Bernardini left the band in late 2019.
The band has released nine albums plus a full length B-sides album.
Collective Soul formed in 1992 and is comprised of brothers Ed (frontman) and Dean Roland (rhythm guitar) along with Jesse Triplett (lead guitar), Will Turpin (bass), and Johnny Rabb (drums).
The band has released 11 albums.
Halestorm is unique on this list insomuch as it is the only band with a brother and sister. Lzzy (frontwoman and guitar) and Arejay Hale (drums) formed the band in 1997 when they were still children. The band’s name is a play on their surname. Other current members are Joe Hottinger (guitar) and Josh Smith (bass).
The band has released five albums.
Highly Suspect is comprised of twins Rich (bass) and Ryan Meyer (drums) along with Johnny Stevens (frontman and guitar), and Matt Kofos (guitar).
The band, which formed in 2009, has released four albums.
My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance, also called MCR or My Chem, is comprised of brothers Gerard (frontman) and Mikey Way (bass) along with Frank Iero (rhythm guitar) and Ray Toro (lead guitar).
The band, which was founded in 2001, has released four albums.
Oasis founded in 1991 and included brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher. The brothers in-fighting led to the band’s demise in 2009 and caused news multiple times since thanks to the brothers’ publicly hurled insults and refusals to reconcile.
The band released seven albums.
Nickelback formed in 1995. It is composed of brothers Chad (frontman and guitar) and Mike Kroeger (bass) along with Ryan Peake (guitar) and Daniel Adair (drums).
The band has released 10 albums.
Pantera has experienced a few lineup changes over its history. At its peak in the late 1990s/early 2000s, it consisted of brothers Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums) along with Phil Anselmo (frontman) and Rex Brown (bass). The band was founded in 1981 and broke up in 2003. It reunited in 2022, but Dimebag and Vinnie have both passed away.
The band has released nine albums.
Three Days Grace
Formed in 1992 as Groundswell, the band has been performing as Three Days Grace since 1997. It is comprised of brothers Matt (frontman) and Brad Walst (bass) along with Barry Stock (guitar) and Neil Sanderson (drums). Matt replaced former frontman Adam Gontier in 2013.
The band has released seven albums.
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