In music, a side project is a project undertaken by one or more people already known for their involvement in another band. It can also be an artist or a band temporarily switching to a different style. Usually these projects emphasize a different aspect of that person's or that band's musical interests that they feel they cannot explore within the boundaries established by their main project.

Side projects can later become full-time endeavours, like Hot Tuna or New Riders of the Purple Sage. This should not be confused with quitting a band for a solo career or another band.

Other times, a side project can be a continuation of a particular band's legacy and music after that band have disbanded. Examples of these can include Manzarek-Krieger, The Honeydrippers, and the various spin-off groups of the Grateful Dead.

A side project may also be a supergroup, giving certain artists an opportunity to work with each other when they normally wouldn't be able to do so.

List of side projectsEdit

Often various artists can start up multiple side projects, undertaking one at a certain point in time before starting another, or sometimes at the same time. Within a band, multiple members of a band can participate in the same side project, or just one can start one up.

Note: Everything here is sorted by artist.

Steven AdlerEdit

Trey AnastasioEdit

Phil AnselmoEdit

Avenged SevenfoldEdit

Chester BenningtonEdit


David BowieEdit

Phil CollinsEdit

Deep PurpleEdit


The DoorsEdit


Mick FleetwoodEdit

Fleetwood MacEdit

Jerry GarciaEdit

Ian GillanEdit

Grateful DeadEdit

Peter GreenEdit

Green DayEdit

Dave GrohlEdit

Guns N' RosesEdit

Tracii GunsEdit

Rob HalfordEdit

Mickey HartEdit

Glenn HughesEdit

Iron MaidenEdit

Jane's AddictionEdit

Jefferson AirplaneEdit

  • Hot Tuna (started out as a Jefferson Airplane side project but grew to become its own entity.)
  • KBC Band

Led ZeppelinEdit

Phil LeshEdit

Alex LifesonEdit

Lynyrd SkynyrdEdit

Dave MatthewsEdit


Panic! at the DiscoEdit


Robert PlantEdit

Queens of the Stone AgeEdit


Trent ReznorEdit


Nikki SixxEdit


Matt SorumEdit

Izzy StradlinEdit

Talking HeadsEdit

Tenacious DEdit

Bob WeirEdit

Pete WentzEdit

Zakk WyldeEdit


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