Who’s In The Band is a simple music trivia game that can be part of a regular rotation. It’s perfect for Classic Rock and Classic Hits stations but can work for any format with a few modifications.
Before you begin, follow the guidelines for playing games in the Game Strategy section here.
Then, choose the best method to play this game based on your show and how you’ll use the game.
Who’s in The Band
The game is exactly as it sounds. Ask listeners questions about who’s in the band! But there are some variations to make it more interesting.
There are two ways to give the clues:
- Give them the name of a band. The contestant must provide the names of band members to earn a point. Adjust the requirements based on the difficulty of the question. For example, requiring more names for Fleetwood Mac or The Beatles is reasonable, while you’d ask for fewer names for a lesser-known band.
- The other option is to give them one, two, or three names of band members. Their job is to identify the band.
Be creative. Here are several ways to phrase questions:
Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, and Peter Gabriel are members of this band. Answer: Genesis.
Name one of the female members of the band Fleetwood Mac. Answer: Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks.
Dave Grohl got his start playing in this band from the Pacific Northwest. Answer: Nirvana.
Here are some starter questions and answers:
Name one of the founding members of Pink Floyd. Answers: Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright.
Name two of the rock icons that were part of the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. Answers: Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty.
Who is the lead singer of the American rock band The Killers? Answers: Brandon Flowers.
Which former Beatle had a successful solo career with hits like Imagine and Woman? Answers: John Lennon.
Who was Nirvana’s drummer when they recorded their breakout album Nevermind? Answers: Dave Grohl.
Name one of the musicians that make up the electronic music duo Daft Punk. Answers: Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Thomas Bangalter.
Name one of the two lead singers for the Australian rock band AC/DC singers. Answers: Bon Scott, Brian Johnson.
What pair of brothers make up the rock duo The Black Keys? Answers: Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney.
Name the original drummer of the Beatles. Answers: Pete Best.
Who is the lead guitarist of the Irish rock band U2? Answers: The Edge.
What female artist was one half of the singing duo Sonny & Cher? Answers: Cher.
Name one of the two lead vocalists of Simon & Garfunkel. Answers: Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel.
Name two members of Huey Lewis and the News. Answers: Huey Lewis, Johnny Colla, Bill Gibson, Chris Hayes, Sean Hopper
Name one of the two male lead singers of OutKast.Answers: Andre 3000, Big Boi
Who replaced David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen in 1985? Answers: Sammy Hagar
Name one of the three original blues rock band ZZ Top members. Answers: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard.
Which John was one of the founders and primary songwriters of the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival? Answers: John Fogerty.
Name the drummer who co-founded the rock band Van Halen. Answers: Alex Van Halen
Which two rappers founded Run-D.M.C.? Answers: Run, DMC, Jam Master Jay.
Name one of the two lead singers of the Canadian rock band Rush. Answers: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart.
Name one of the three members of the rock trio Blink-182. Answers: Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker.
Who is one of the two members of Metallica that have been in the band since the beginning? Answers: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich.
Name two of the original members of Guns N’ Roses. Answers: Steven Adler, Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Slash.
Name one of the three original pop rock band Maroon 5 members. Answers: Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, Ryan Dusick.