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
|LaBelle||Patti LaBelle||Three hits to one, Patti solo was the bigger success. - Queen Mary Tyler Moore|
|Led Zeppelin||Robert Plant||As much as I love Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant's true uncompromising heart and emotions never shined through the wall of loud drums and guitars as much as they ended up doing when Zep broke up and Plant went solo. There's a strange and beautiful "mysticism" present in Plant's solo music that seems absent in the tunes of Zep. (Although I will admit that Zep's music had a mysticism all it's own! Just in a "rock band" sense...) Listening to Robert Plant is like listening to Zep with any last air of youthful foolishness and pretentiousness stripped away. The term "an artist who has matured" seems to be misused on those who have gone the way of selling out to pop culture and writing sappy ballads, but Robert Plant stands as one of the only artists to whom the aforementioned phrase actually rings true. - Kirk Bradford Myers|
|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|
|LTD||Jeffrey Osbourne||I just thought he was better as a solo than he was in LTD. Of course, he was the drummer and singer, so he was kind of handicapped. - Soul|
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Indy Gent. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.
Got something that should be added to this page? Check out the submission form.