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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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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.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

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