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
|Mamas and the Papas||Cass Elliot||The Mammas and the Papas were a great group, but after they broke up, it opened up many new opportunities for Mama Cass. - Barry Disbrow|
|Matchbox 20||Rob Thomas||Rob Thomas continues to produce hits and show why Matchbox 20 had become so popular. - Rob|
|The McCoys||Rick Derringer||It's a toss-up here. The McCoys had a huge hit in 1965 with "Hang On Sloopy," which is now the official Ohio state rock song. After this, he found success with Johnny and Edgar Winter, and with his solo hit "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo." He is also noted for being "Weird Al" Yankovic's producer in the 80's. - Martha Hankins|
|Metallica||Dave Mustaine||Dave has been the frontman and guitarist for Megadeth for the last 30 years or so. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Moist||David Usher||Although David hasn't released any new material in quite some time I think he's as good a solo artist as he was when he was fronting Moist. - Celeste|
|The Monkees||Mike Nesmith||After The Monkees broke-up, Nesmith's song "Different Drum" performed by Linda Ronstadt went into the Top-40. Then Nesmith had another Top-40 hit which he performed himself named "Joanne". And in the 80's he formed a show which would eventually become MTV. - Paul Warren|
|Montrose||Sammy Hagar||Hagar was the lead singer of the early 70s rock band formed by ex-Edgar Winter Group guitarist Ronnie Montrose. - Rocky Roccoco-Cola|
|The Moody Blues||Denny Laine||Between The Moody Blues and Wings, Denny Laine went solo as well as being in a few failed bands such as 'Balls', 'BLG', and 'Airforce'. - Paul Warren|
|The Moody Blues||Justin Hayward||Between 1972 and 1978, The Moody Blues were doormant. In 1978, Justin Hayward made a song called 'Forever Autumn'. It's a very nice song. - Paul Warren|
|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|
|Motley Crue||Vince Neil||Once Motley Crue fired Vince and hired another singer, the new singer told the group that they had to get Vince back. - Celeste|
|Mott The Hoople||Ian Hunter||Had a moderately successful solo career in the 80s and 90s. - Rocky|
|Mr. Big||Edwin McCain||Had another huge hit with "I'll Be", although I don't know what he's done since then. Maybe leaving the band wasn't a good idea. - Panda|
|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|
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