Each week on That Metal Show, Eddie, Don and Jim rank their favorite musical moments from the worlds of hard rock and heavy metal in the TMS Top 5 and then argue about what the final ranking should be. This week, in honor of visiting three-piece band the Winery Dogs, the boys try to determine those Holy Trinities of drums, bass and guitar mayhem, the greatest trios of all time.
Ever since Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience first plugged in their Marshall stacks and came on the scene, the power trio has had a vaunted status in the world of heavy rock. First and foremost, you need to know how to play if you’re a three piece band and on top of that one or more of you is going to have to sing at the same time so the level of musicianship in most trios is much higher than the headcount. See who made the final cut below and check out the boys individual picks on the following pages and vote for your favorites in our poll to decide the top 5 power trios of all time!
3. ZZ Top
3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. King’s X