Happy Independence Day!  In honor of the holiday, we thought we’d have some patriotic fun.

Imagine all of the U.S. Presidents we’ve had…and now imagine creating a rock band comprised of just Presidents.  (FYI:  The band name?  The Commanders of Rock and their debut album would be titled Hail to Us, but we digress.)

So, who would be the frontman, lead and rhythm guitarists, bassist and drummer?  Believe it or not, we put a lot of thought into this, and we think we came up with a stellar band.

Disagree?  Tell us who would be in your band in the comments!


John F. Kennedy (Lead Singer)

C’mon…those good looks? Of course JFK would be the frontman!

Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers


George W. Bush (Lead Guitarist) & George H.W. Bush (Rhythm Guitarist)

Think of them along the lines of Angus and Malcolm Young. W. provides the performance element, but H.W. is the one in charge.

Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images


James Buchanan (Bassist)

Bassists don’t usually get a lot of attention from the ladies, and since Buchanan is the only President in American history to remain unmarried throughout his administration, it seemed like a good fit.

Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers


Dwight D. Eisenhower (Drummer)

Bands look to their drummer to count them down into a song and be the backbone of any good hit. Since Eisenhower was a five-star general in the Army during World War II, we’re confident he’d be able to hold things down.

Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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