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Supergroups and Platinum Albums

Supergroups and Platinum Albums — We compare the cumulative album sales for Jack White’s The Dead Weather, Dave Grohl’s Them Crooked Vultures, and more

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Supergroups are having a super year. Chickenfoot, Tinted Windows, and the Dead Weather all released their debuts, and the first album from Them Crooked Vultures has a rumored October release date. But how super are these groups, really? We found out by tallying each lineup’s combined number of platinum album certifications.

THEM CROOKED VULTURES

Josh Homme 0
Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal
+
Dave Grohl 29
Nirvana, Foo Fighters
+
John Paul Jones 103
Led Zeppelin

= 132 PLATINUM RECORDS

CHICKENFOOT

Joe Satriani 1
solo
+
Chad Smith 21
Red Hot Chili Peppers
+
Sammy Hagar 24
Van Halen, solo
+
Michael Anthony 56
Van Halen

= 102 PLATINUM RECORDS

TINTED WINDOWS

Bun E. Carlos 8
Cheap Trick
+
James Iha 17
Smashing Pumpkins
+
Adam Schlesinger 0
Fountains of Wayne
+
Taylor Hanson 6
Hanson

= 31 PLATINUM RECORDS

THE DEAD WEATHER

Jack White 1
White Stripes
+
Alison Mosshart 0
The Kills
+
Dean Fertita 0
Queens of the Stone Age
+
Jack Lawrence 0
The Raconteurs

= 1 PLATINUM RECORDS