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Rock and Roll Recruits
Posted 2/8/2013 4:53:00 AM

Hope you appreciated our Super Bowl picks and betting props last week.  Had you wagered on all we suggested, Sunday night would have been worthy of celebrating like a Harbaugh (as in John Harbaugh, of course).

The NFL season is over and this week college football was busy with its annual “National Signing Day”.  It wasn’t so bad for some local schools.  According to, Notre Dame had the 3rd best recruiting class, Illinois 47th and Northwestern 52nd.

Which got me to thinking… what rock star or band had the best recruiting class of all-time?  New members come and go and solo careers are often forged following success with a band.

In my opinion, one of the best was David Lee Roth in 1985 – when he recruited Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan and Gregg Bissonette for his first solo LP.  But perhaps no one did better than Pink Floyd in 1968 – when David Gilmour was asked to join the group.

From The Loop Facebook page these were some of the other best Rock n’ Roll recruiting efforts…


Frank: Ozzy Osbourne 1980 - Randy Rhoads, Lee Kerslake, Bob Daisley and Don Airey


Dean: Rush 1974 - Neil Peart


Ken: Rainbow 1975 - Ritchie Blackmore


Matt: Nirvana 1991 - Dave Grohl


Kevin: Genesis 1970 – Phil Collins


James: Metallica 1983 - Kirk Hammet


Casey: Sammy Hagar 2009 - Joe Satriani, Mike Anthony & Chad Smith

Posted By: Zakk  

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