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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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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
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
The Stooges Iggy Pop After The Stooges broke up Iggy had a successful solo career. - Celeste
The Stooges Iggy Pop After The Stooges broke up Iggy had a successful solo career. - Celeste
Davy Jones and the Lower Third Davy Jones No, not the one from the Monkees -- this one later became David Bowie. - Alan the Ottoman
Bluesology Reggie Dwight Dwight became famous after he legally changed his name to Elton John - Alan the Ottoman
Ratt Jake E. Lee Jake E. Lee was in Ratt very briefly, then he was in Rough Cutt even more briefly, then he joined Ozzy Osbourne's band after the death of Randy Rhoads. He remained Ozzy's lead guitarist for 4 years and later formed the underrated group, Badlands. As of 2014, he has a new band, Red Dragon Cartel - GlamRockNinjaLord
Metallica Dave Mustaine Dave has been the frontman and guitarist for Megadeth for the last 30 years or so. - GlamRockNinjaLord
Whitesnake Steve Vai Let's face it, no one would know his name if not for his solo stuff! - GlamRockNinjaLord
Europe John Norum John has a surprisingly good solo discography and he also played guitar on Don Dokken's solo album, "Up From The Ashes". - GlamRockNinjaLord
Ratt Robbin Crosby Aside from Ratt, Robbin Crosby played guitar on Jon Bon Jovi's solo album, "Blaze Of Glory". He also played on an album by a band called Rumbledogs. Unfortunately, his career was cut short by HIV. - GlamRockNinjaLord
Dokken Jeff Pilson Jeff is the current bassist for Foreigner. It's a band who have way more prominent bass playing than Dokken. Enough Said! - GlamRockNinjaLord
Girl Phil Collen After Girl broke up, Phil Collen joined Def Leppard as their rhythm guitarist and has remained with the Lepp crew for over 31 years! I'd say he's better off... - GlamRockNinjaLord
Black Eyed Peas 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

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