The Supergroup Mick Fleetwood Founded With Steven Tyler
Mick Fleetwood founded Fleetwood Mac in 1968 Fleetwood Mac and gave the band its name. Although the band’s most famous members are often considered Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, Mick was always in the band and never gave up on their work, unlike the other members. Hence, Fleetwood Mac’s success can be seen as a representation of Mick’s success in rock and roll history, both as a founder and a drummer.
During the same years, another band also made a monumental entrance in the rock and roll scene. In 1970, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, and Brad Whitford founded Aerosmith. Steven Tyler gained fame, and thanks to his ventures with the band, they became the best-selling American rock band of all time by selling 150 million records worldwide. The two members of the two successful bands came together in 2011 to create something honorary.
The Formation Of The M.O.B
In 2011, Mick Fleetwood decided to form a new band called The M.O.B and hired Steven Tyler to be the vocalist. He started the band with John McVie before adding Tyler and the guitarist Jonny Lang to the picture. They released a cover album called ‘A Tribute From Friends’ and covered ZZ Top’s ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ as The M.O.B band. They honored ZZ Top’s legacy with the cover, which was not surprising since they have been interested in blues-oriented rock music.
Many other names of rock and roll joined the album to honor ZZ Top’s legacy. In the album, Filter covered ‘Gimme All Your Lovin,’ Nickleback covered ‘Legs,’ Mastodon covered ‘Just Got Paid’ Jamey Johnson covered ‘La Grange,’ and many more contributed to the project. They released the album in 2011 with 11 songs to show their love for the band. However, the band currently seems off the radar and there isn’t much information about why they didn’t continue as the M.O.B.
You can listen to The M.O.B’s ZZ Top cover below.