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?
Comments & Submittor Name
|Generation X||Billy Idol||Billy Idol is remembered better today than Generation X is. I think he's done pretty well for himself. [Ed.'s note: Billy Idol was never a member of X, which is a totally different band from Generation X.] - Tim Kramar|
|Genesis||Peter Gabriel||Peter's career wasn't really going all that well, commercially, until the release of his solo album 'So'. Genesis did better with Phil Collins, who has now also gone solo -- except Collins basically sold out. - Eric|
|Genesis||Peter Gabriel||The singer who left before Phil Collins got the gig. - Michael E Cormier|
|Genesis||Steve Hackett||The lead guitarist ("Nursery Crime" to "Seconds Out"). Hacket went on to make better Genesis albums than Genesis (Just compare "Duke" with "Spectral Mornings" and you'll smell what I'm cooking. - royal pfizbin|
|Genesis||Phil Collins||He did pretty good for awhile after he left Genesis (better than they did without him). His last few albums are pretty bad though. - ChuckyG|
|Genesis||Mike Rutherford||Found side success in 1985 with Mike + the Mechanics, but in 1982, as a solo artist, released an album called 'Acting Very Strange' that produced a Top 40 hit in Canada called 'Maxine' - whistledog|
|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|
|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|
|Gong||Steve Hillage||A perfect example of how much fun you could have in the "70's if you managed to disengage yourself from the un-workable concept of the "Hippy with a vision". (Attn Ozric Tentacles fans! This is your heritage calling!) - princejellyfish|
|Guns N Roses||Michael "Duff" McKagen||Another one who did the right thing by getting as far away from Axl as possible. - Celeste|
|Guns N Roses||Slash||Getting the hell away from Axl has allowed him to grow--sort of--as an artist. - Agrimorfee|
|Guns N' Roses||Slash||Slash finally left GNR in 1996 after disagreements in the band caused him to be toxic to himself. - Celeste|
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