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Sometimes a lead singer gets kicked out of a band, or leaves when their head gets too big for them. How well did they do on their own?

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Comments & Submittor Name
Queen Freddie Mercury He had fine succes with Living On My Own. - mads..
Edgar Winther Group Dan Hartman He's best known for his solo songs, more exactly, his most famous songs(not counting other's versions) are, "I Can Dream about You" and "We Are The Young". - mads.
Kajagoogoo Limahl Considering that the band forcibly removed Limahl from the group, taking bad advice from one of their managers that Limahl was the reason why they couldn't shed that "teenybopper" image, I could sense during VH1 Bands Reunited interview that there were still sour grapes between Limahl and the rest of the band. I'm not kidding either. Limahl seemed to still be upset that the band and their managers wanted to "be rid of him!" But despite the awful way that he was let go from the band Limahl still did really well. - Celeste
Fifth Harmony Camila Cabello Fifth Harmony did have a couple of hits, but Camila is proving to be so much better solo, what with both "Havana" and "Never Be the Same" hitting number one and all. - Ariana Grande mocha swirl
Pink Floyd Roger Waters He spent the later albums during his PF career (pure examples are The Wall and The Final Cut) to himself (vocals, songwriting and the like), so he could've just credited them to his name and put the other band members as "produced by" rather than being kicked out. - Aaron
Vixen Janet Gardner She exited her former band in January 2019 to focus on her solo career. - Joey F.
Rage Aginst the Machine Tom Morello He has played in the supergroup Audioslave, released solo acoustic albums under the moniker 'The Nightwatchman', gives tutorials on Youtube about how he makes those innovative-crazy sounds on his electric 6-string ('You Too Can Be a Guitar God!') and on top of that - around 2014 when Little Steven Van Zandt was contractually involved in a movie project, Tom played guitar on the Bruce Springsteen 'High Hopes' album (some tracks, not all) and I saw him sub for Little Steven on that tour. During the band intros tom played a wacky guitar workout. Since it was 2014, the 'Year of the Beatles' (50th anniversary of them 'invading' America, which meant that nearly every band I saw that year played a Beatles song - TRUE), it was find of 'funny' to see Tom Morello w/ Nils Lofgren sharing a mic singing a Beatles song, as well as other NON-PROTEST popular classic gems that Bruce often does near the end of his 4 hour shows. - 2 Guitar Heros Are Better Than 1
Chicago Peter Cetera Peter broke it off with Chicago describing his experience with the band as being like a marriage. They divorced. - Celeste
Barenaked Ladies Stephen Page The band broke it off with him because he had become addicted to drugs. - Celeste
Guns N' Roses Slash Slash finally left GNR in 1996 after disagreements in the band caused him to be toxic to himself. - Celeste
Laughing Hyenas John Brannon The Laughing Hyenas' lead singer, he formed the group with Larissa Strickland(previously of L-7) in 1985. After the band broke up in 1995, Brannon later formed Easy Action, and reunited with Negative Approach. - Cotton Lorraine
Perfume Yuka Kawashima Yuka Kawashima left the group in order to pursue her studies. She later joined another group called Risky, and then attempted a solo career as Yuka. She graduated from the Hiroshima University of Economics in 2011. Nowadays she lives in Hiroshima and works at YNN47. - music
Play Janet Leon Since the discontinuation of everGirl during the disbandment of Play, Janet Leon went solo and recorded some of her music. - Brandon Reina
The Germs Belinda Carlisle The Germs' first drummer for a very brief period, under which she was known as "Dottie Danger," Carlisle later became the singer for the Go-Go's. - Alan the Ottoman
Platinum Blonde Kenny MacLean After Platinum Blonde broke up in 1991 Kenny went on to release a string of successful solo albums which netted him a Juno nomination for Most Promising Male and a SOCAN award for songwriting. - Celeste
Tears For Fears Roland Orzabal Well, I'm only saying this because he should have more solo projects under his name personally and not as TFF. - Estekay
Van Halen Michael Anthony The bass player for the classic VH lineup and Van Hagar, Mike now plays in all of Sammy Hagar's solo endeavors, including Chickenfoot and The Circle. After he left VH, he was replaced by Wolfgang Van Halen. - GlamRockNinjaLord
Slayer Dave Lombardo Dave was fired from Slayer and now plays in an interesting supergroup called Philm. - GlamRockNinjaLord
The Sex Pistols John Lydon Otherwise known as Johnny Rotten, after the Pistols disbanded, Lydon formed the group Public Image Ltd, who still release new music and perform on occasion to this day. - GlamRockNinjaLord
The Stooges Iggy Pop After The Stooges broke up Iggy had a successful solo career. - Celeste

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