Name the frontman from the backup band

A lot of bands have names that are the name of the frontman (or woman) then the name of the backup band. So, if I said “The Heartbreakers”, the answer is “Tom Petty”.

The first correct answer gets to name the next backup band.

The only rule is, the frontman & band combo must have have been used in promoting the act, either on tour or on an album. So, no Beatles and Paul McCartney.

I’ll start: “The Delaware Destroyers” (or just “The Destroyers”)

I assume you’re looking for George Thorogood, but I’m confused.
For the Tom Petty example, I’d call Mike Campbell the frontman for the backup band.
Or is this just a fill in the blank thing?

In that case “The Waves”

Was the band ever promoted as “Mike Campbell and The Heartbreakers”?

At roughly the same time (late 70s) there was a completely separate Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers



Next up…
The Mescaleros

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros.

Crazy Horse

Neil Young and Crazy Horse


The Range

Bruce Hornsby and The Range

The Attractions

Elvis Costello

The Mysterians

?. The Silver Bullet Band.

Bob Seger

The Tijuana Brass

Herb Alpert

Double Trouble

Stevie Ray Vaughan (yeah, I looked it up)

The Playboys

Gary Lewis and the Playboys

The News

Huey Lewis

The Medicine Show

Dr. Hook

The Neverland Express

Meat Loaf.

_____________ and War.

Eric Burdon

The Blackhearts

Joan Jett

The Five Pennies

Red Nichols

The Wailers

Bob Marley

The Texas Playboys