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Rock-N-Roll Siblings And Their Infamous Rivalries

Rock-N-Roll Siblings And Their Infamous Rivalries

Over the years, siblings rivalry has been a trend among all sections of music. There is no business like show business. Here, we focus on the famous siblings who made the industry, a family business.

Alex & Eddie Van Halen ­(Van Halen)

The Van Halen boys grew up under the musical schooling of their father, Jan Van Halen, who was a musician himself. From the time they were young, he bought his sons,lessons and instruments. Eventually, Alex settled on drums while the younger Eddie took up the guitar. Van Halen would go on to lead the charge of flamboyant ‘80s live acts, selling over 80 million albums along the way.

John & Tom Fogerty ­(Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Brotherly love does not always overcome the vices that inevitably come with fame. That was the case with Creedence Clearwater Revival founders, John and Tom. The siblings had a fallout and the older, John, quit the line­up.

Duane & Gregg Allman ­(Allman Brothers)

With the older, Duane on the guitars and Gregg on the keyboards, the brothers went on to form one of the greatest bands of all time, Allman Brothers. The duo played for a number of years in various line­ups before achieving commercial success with their own setup.

Mark & David Knopfler ­(Dire Straits)

Forming one of the best British bands of all time, might seem to be a tough task for some, but thankfully, Mark Knopfler had his younger brother to help. Even though overshadowed by his older brother, David Knopfler was pivotal to the band and kept the rhythm section groovy.

Malcolm and Angus Young (AC/DC)

Angus Young proved that you didn’t need flashy finger work to qualify as great guitarists—he did it with his trusty Gibson SG, a prep school uniform, an unlimited supply of energy and some of the catchiest riffs of all-time. He formed AC/DC in 1973 along with his older brother Malcolm on rhythm guitar, and though plenty of band members have come and gone over the years, the Young brothers haven’t left the helm.

Noel and Liam Gallagher (Oasis)

Undoubtedly, one of the most notorious pairs of musical siblings, Noel and Liam Gallagher’s fame was checkered by their very public sibling rivalry and often controversial remarks and actions (publicly professing a desire for Blur to “catch AIDS and die” was probably not a good idea). The feuding Gallagher’s finally called it quits in 2009, with Liam continuing to record with the band under the name Beady Eye and Noel forming his own project. This doesn’t change the fact that Oasis was one of the most successful bands in the history of the UK, selling more than 70 million records worldwide.