The Rock Band Family Tree

It’s hard to believe but some musicians out there are in more bands than Jack White. has created a unique web site to “map the Rock and Roll Genome.” It’s like the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, but with Slash and Dave Grohl.

Bands have a tendency to share band members from time to time and as a result it is not difficult to construct a simple "family tree" based upon the interrelationship of band members. We at decided to find out how large this extended tree is. Every band in our list is connected to every other band based upon this family tree principle.


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2 degrees of separation for Mike Gibbs Orchestra is comprised of 1250 bands:

2 degrees of separation for The Jazz Composer's Orchestra is comprised of 1470 bands:

There's got to be more!
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First I thought a super group like Cream would have a lot of bands in the 2 degrees (572). Then I thought Black Sabbath would have a good number since they went through just a few memebers (694). Then I noticed King Crimson (897), then there was Centipede (1089) and finally The Secret Police (1118). Then the meeting ended.

Anybody find one with more connections then The Secret Police?
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I'm your truth, telling lies
I'm your reasoned alibis
I'm inside, open your eyes
I'm you

Sad but true

Taste me you will see
More is all you need
Dedicated to
How I'm killing you

Come crawling faster
Obey your master
Your life burns faster
Obey your master

Justice Is Lost
Justice Is Raped
Justice Is Gone
Pulling Your Strings
Justice Is Done
Seeking No Truth
Winning Is All
Find it So Grim
So True
So Real

Yeah, Everyone's got to have the sickness
'Cause everyone seems to need the cure

And with dust in throat I crave
Only knowledge will I save
To the game you stay a slave

And my ties are severed clean
Less I have the more I gain
Off the beaten path I reign

There isn't that much separation in Metallica songs either, you could probably find some relatedness between them all.
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