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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|Black Eyed Peas||will.i.am||Will's had his solo career for what must be a decade now, but he's more popular than ever at the moment. Sadly, popularity doesn't always equate to quality... - Crafthead|
|Kiss||Peter Criss||His solo stuff sounds like the Grateful Dead. I enjoy it and though I wouldn't say it's better than KISS, I would say Peter seems a lot happier! - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Bon Jovi||Jon Bon Jovi||Though he is still the lead singer of Bon Jovi, Jon released a really good solo album in 1990, entitled "Blaze Of Glory". It was the soundtrack to the film "Young Guns II". - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Quiet Riot||Randy Rhoads||Randy left QR in 1979 to go join Ozzy Osbourne's band. The 2 and a half years from then until his untimely death are widely regarded as Ozzy's best period of solo work. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Ozzy Osbourne||Zakk Wylde||Zakk has his own massively popular band, Black Label Society. There is also a rumor that he may fill in for the late guitar god Dimebag Darrell on an upcoming Pantera reunion tour... - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|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
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|Alan the Ottoman||4|
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