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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|Rage Against The Machine||Brad Wilk||Brad drummed on Black Sabbath's "13" album, toured with the band and of course was a member of one of the best supergroups ever, Audioslave! - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Cheetah Girls||Adrienne Bailon||She'd also been a member of the group 3LW (active from 1999-2003). But in late 2008, when the Cheetah Girls announced that their "One World" tour would be their last, they chose to disband; Bailon and one of her bandmates even confirmed this. She even released some solo music in the late 2000s. - Jeffrey|
|Foo Fighters||Dave Grohl||Outside of the Foos, Dave Grohl is the studio drummer for Tenacious D, the full-time drummer for Them Crooked Vultures and he also played drums on Joan Jett's "Unvarnished" album. Dave also had a hand in the making of albums by Slash, Ghost BC and the Zac Brown Band... - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Black'N'Blue||Tommy Thayer||Tommy has been the lead guitarist for KISS since 2003, as the Spaceman. Before that, he played in this forgotten, but quite good, Glam Metal band. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Cream||Jack Bruce||After Cream disbanded, Jack Bruce did a lot of different things, including releasing an impressive amount of solo material, recording a couple collaboration albums with Robin Trower in the 1980's, and touring as part of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band from 1997 to 2000. He was a true legend...may he rest in peace. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Chickenfoot||Joe Satriani||Whilst Chickenfoot have been idle for a couple years, Satch put out his best solo record in a long time, "Unstoppable Momentum" and did an awesome tour with support from Living Colour. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Motley Crue||Nikki Sixx||Nikki plays bass in the band Sixx AM, who have released three studio albums and embarked on their first headlining tour in 2015. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|From First to Last||Sonny Moore||Sonny Moore, now better known as Skrillex... - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Dio||Vivian Campbell||Vivian joined Whitesnake for a year or so, but after Steve Clarke's death in 1991, he became the lead guitarist for Def Leppard. He still is, in fact and he seems a lot happier than when he worked with Dio! - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Rainbow||Ronnie James Dio||Dio joined Black Sabbath in 1978, then left to pursue a solo career in 1982. The rest is history... - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Cinderella||Tom Keifer||Tom was and still is the lead singer of the Blues-Metal group, Cinderella, but he put out a really good solo album in 2013. It has a slightly more laid-back feel to it than the stuff he does with the band. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|My Chemical Romance||Gerard Way||Gerard is doing pretty good on his own, and is still in contact with a few of his ex-bandmates. - Lilliane|
|The Equals||Eddy Grant||Grant released "Electric Avenue" in 1982, three years after the Equals broke up. - Alan the Ottoman|
|Chicago||Peter Cetera||He had a hit in 1986 with Glory of Love which was co-written by David Foster. - Celeste|
|Barenaked Ladies||Stephen Page||Stephen didn't leave the band. The band left him because of Stephen's drug conviction.|
Stephen says that because he and Ed Robinson are no longer on speaking terms he won't play If I Had A Million Dollars live anymore. - Celeste
|Platinum Blonde||Sergio Galli||Sergio was about to release a solo album at the time that Platinum Blonde was getting back together.|
Sergio played guitar in a brand new band called The Ending with Jesse Stull. Sergio was apprehensive about returning to Platinum Blonde after Kenny's demise but rejoined the band after he saw new recruits Rob Laidlaw and Dan Todd's enthusiasim. - Celeste
|Platinum Blonde||Kenny MacLean||After Platinum Blonde broke up in 1990 Kenny released a string of successful solo albums in the 1990s and early 2000s. But in late 2008 Kenny began to a renewed sense of purpose when he asked lead singer Mark Holmes about the prospect of getting the band back together and finishing some "unfinished business." - Celeste|
|Default||Dallas Smith||Smith earned success after going solo as a country music artist. He recorded his first album "Jumped Right In" in 2012, which spawned the hits "Somebody, Somewhere", "Jumped Right In" and "What Kinda Love". Smith still performs with Default, not abandoning the band altogether. - harderman|
|Restless Heart||Verlon Thompson||Thompson was the original lead vocalist for Restless Heart, but quit the band prior to the start of recording their debut album. Thompson was replaced with Larry Stewart who remained with the group until 1992. Thompson returned to being a studio musician following his departure from the group. - harderman|
|Lonestar||John Rich||Rich was fired from Lonestar in 1998 after he refused to go with the new direction the band was taking. Lonestar recorded "Amazed", which would go on to be the biggest hit of the group's career. Rich recorded a solo album in 2000, before teaming up with Big Kenny to form Big & Rich in 2003. - harderman|
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