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* Music/{{Petra}}: Lead guitarist Bob Hartman is the founding member and the only member of the band that stayed in the band during their entire run.
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* Music/DrowningPool is an InvertedTrope. They've had three instrumentalists C.J. Pierce, Steve Benton, and Mike Luce who have all been around since the beginning, but have had [[RevolvingDoorBand revolving lineup]] of four different vocalists since their original lead singer Dave Williams died of heart failure.

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* Music/DrowningPool is an InvertedTrope. The Music/DropkickMurphys are technically LeadBassist Ken Casey.
* Inverted with Music/DrowningPool.
They've had the same three instrumentalists C.(C.J. Pierce, Steve Benton, and Mike Luce who have all been around Luce) since the beginning, but have had [[RevolvingDoorBand revolving lineup]] of four different vocalists since their original lead singer Dave Williams died of heart failure.



* Since the mid-1990's, Music/{{Heart}} has been Ann & Nancy Wilson and a revolving door of backing musicians, including former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke.

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* Since the mid-1990's, Music/{{Heart}} has been Ann & Nancy Wilson and a revolving door of backing musicians, including former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. However, the band was founded in 1967, while the Wilson sisters only joined the band in the 1970's (1972 for Ann; 1975 for Nancy). Still, Nancy took a four-year break from the band in the late 90's to raise her family.



* [=Hole=] have had at least 15 members, the only constant is Music/CourtneyLove. (then, the co-founder said [[http://grungereport.net/?p=30 the name can't be used without him]], but Love ignored by saying it was her band)

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* [=Hole=] have Music/{{Hole}} has had at least 15 members, with lead singer Music/CourtneyLove being the only constant is Music/CourtneyLove.constant. (then, the co-founder said [[http://grungereport.net/?p=30 the name can't be used without him]], but Love ignored by saying it was her band)



* The only members of Music/IronMaiden that have been with the band in every incarnation, is bassist and founder Steve Harris [[LeadBassist (who composes most of the band's music as well)]], as well as double lead player Dave Murray.

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* The only members of Music/IronMaiden that have been with the band in every incarnation, is bassist and founder Steve Harris [[LeadBassist (who composes most of the band's music as well)]], as well as double lead player well)]]. While guitarist Dave Murray.Murray has appeared on all of Maiden's albums, he was not a member of the original lineup, and he was fired for six months in 1977.



* Little Feat is down to keyboardist Bill Payne.



* Music/{{Megadeth}} is Dave Mustaine, AKA Megadave (Unless you're talking about Dave [=McRobb=], the Megadeth forums Administrator, whose handle is also [=MegaDave=]). The only other vaguely constant member is David "Junior" Ellefson (who's played bass on 11 of their 14 albums).

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* Music/{{Megadeth}} is Dave Mustaine, AKA Megadave (Unless you're talking about Dave [=McRobb=], the Megadeth forums Administrator, whose handle is also [=MegaDave=]). The only other vaguely mostly constant member is David "Junior" Ellefson (who's played bass on 11 of their 14 albums).



** And now the Misfits are Jerry Only. Who, in retrospect, picked a pretty appropriate stage name.

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** And now the Misfits are ''de facto'' Jerry Only. Who, in retrospect, picked [[MeaningfulName a pretty appropriate stage name.name]]. However, the Misfits were founded by Danzig and [[ThePeteBest a female bassist]].



* Music/{{Motorhead}} is Lemmy Kilmister, hence its disbandment in December 2015, just a few days after Lemmy's death.

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* Music/{{Motorhead}} is was Lemmy Kilmister, hence its disbandment Kilmister... [[AuthorExistenceFailure until he passed away in December 2015, just a few days after Lemmy's death.2015]], forcing them to permanently disband.



* Music/TheProdigy is basically Liam Howlett with a lot of gear and some screaming dancers.

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* Music/TheProdigy is basically Liam Howlett with a lot of gear and some screaming dancers.dancers who've been around from the start.



* Music/REOSpeedwagon is keyboardist and founder Neal Doughty, the only member who's been in the band since their 1967 inception.



* Music/{{Santana}} is a rotating group of musicians who perform alongside namesake guitarist Carlos Santana, the fact that Carlos Santana never ''ever'' does lead vocals being the sole fact that makes it a group in its own right rather than just being his backing group. Despite not having ''any'' members in common besides Carlos, the Santana that recorded ''Black Magic Woman'' in 1970, with Gregg Rolie on lead vocals, is the same band that recorded ''Smooth'' in 1999 with lead vocals by Rob Thomas.

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* Music/{{Santana}} is a rotating group of musicians who perform alongside namesake guitarist Carlos Santana, Music/CarlosSantana, the fact that Carlos Santana never ''ever'' does lead vocals being the sole fact that makes it a group in its own right rather than just being his backing group. Despite not having ''any'' members in common besides Carlos, the Santana that recorded ''Black Magic Woman'' in 1970, with Gregg Rolie on lead vocals, is the same band that recorded ''Smooth'' in 1999 with lead vocals by Rob Thomas.



* Music/SixFeetUnder is basically Chris Barnes' band. To prove it, if you look in the liner notes of the band's two latest albums, ''Undead'' and ''Unborn'', and then the liner notes of their ''first'' two albums, ''Haunted'' and ''Warpath'', Barnes is the only member of the "band" left from the original lineup.

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* Music/SixFeetUnder is basically Chris Barnes' band. To prove it, if you look in Barnes, to the liner notes of point that all the band's two latest albums, ''Undead'' and ''Unborn'', and then the liner notes of their ''first'' two albums, ''Haunted'' and ''Warpath'', Barnes is the only member of the "band" left from the other original lineup.members were gone by 2011.



* Music/TheSmashingPumpkins had a fairly stable lineup (not counting touring musicians) until the 2000 breakup, but its 21st-century reincarnation is Billy Corgan and whoever is willing to put up with him for his next project. Billy Corgan's solo album ''[=TheFutureEmbrace=]'' featured more original members of the Smashing Pumpkins than are currently in the band.

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* Music/TheSmashingPumpkins had a fairly stable lineup (not counting touring musicians) until the 2000 breakup, but its 21st-century reincarnation is Billy Corgan and whoever is willing to put up with him for his next project. Billy Corgan's solo album ''[=TheFutureEmbrace=]'' featured more original members of the Smashing Pumpkins than are currently in the band.



* [[Music/DevinTownsend Strapping Young Lad]] started out as effectively Devin Townsend and some other guys. Some of them are famous in their own right (Gene Hoglan), but nearly all the songwriting was Townsend's. The other members started to offer more input on later albums. Ocean Machine's sole album plays this even more straight; it is now frequently labelled a Townsend solo album. So does Punky Brüster's album, although that was a FakeBand to begin with. Later bands of Townsend's would usually also play this trope 100% straight, including EgocentricTeamNaming (Devin Townsend Band, Devin Townsend Project, etc.). An exception can be found with Casualties of Cool, which is a 50/50 collaboration between Townsend and Ché Aimee Dorval. Townsend has also done the "plays all instruments on a solo album and recorded/produced it himself" variant with ''Ziltoid the Omniscient''.

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* [[Music/DevinTownsend Strapping Young Lad]] Lad started out as effectively Devin Townsend Music/DevinTownsend and some other guys. Some of them are famous in their own right (Gene Hoglan), but nearly all the songwriting was Townsend's. The other members started to offer more input on later albums. Ocean Machine's sole album plays this even more straight; it is now frequently labelled a Townsend solo album. So does Punky Brüster's album, although that was a FakeBand to begin with. Later bands of Townsend's would usually also play this trope 100% straight, including EgocentricTeamNaming (Devin Townsend Band, Devin Townsend Project, etc.). An exception can be found with Casualties of Cool, which is a 50/50 collaboration between Townsend and Ché Aimee Dorval. Townsend has also done the "plays all instruments on a solo album and recorded/produced it himself" variant with ''Ziltoid the Omniscient''.



** Up until 1995, Otis Williams and bass singer Melvin Franklin "were the band" for the Tempts, being the only constant members since their early '60s formation, to the point that they own the trademark to the group name. Franklin died in February 1995 due to complications from diabetes.

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** Up until 1995, Otis Williams and bass singer Melvin Franklin "were the band" for the Tempts, being the only constant members since their early '60s formation, to the point that they (or Franklin's estate) own the trademark to the group name. Franklin died in February 1995 due to complications from diabetes.



* Tyrannosaurus / T. Rex: Music/MarcBolan.

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* Tyrannosaurus / T. Rex: Rex was Music/MarcBolan.



* When Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe and Bill Bruford, all of whom were former core members of Music/{{Yes}}, decided to reunite in the late eighties, bassist Chris Squire refused to let them use the name Yes, because he had the rights. As a consequence, they recorded under the [[SarcasmMode incredibly imaginative]] name "Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe" (they considered using the names "No" and "The Affirmative", which would have been much better). Also, for awhile until his AuthorExistenceFailure, he was the only founding member left in the band. There are now no founding members in the band.

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* When Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe and Bill Bruford, all of whom were former core members of Music/{{Yes}}, decided to reunite in the late eighties, bassist Chris Squire refused to let them use the name Yes, because he had the rights. As a consequence, they recorded under the [[SarcasmMode incredibly imaginative]] name "Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe" (they considered using the names "No" and "The Affirmative", which would have been much better). Also, for awhile until his AuthorExistenceFailure, he was the only founding member left in the band. There are now no founding members in the band.band, though current drummer Alan White and guitarist Steve Howe have each appeared on all but four of their albums.
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* Music/TheTemptations are Otis Williams (the sole constant) and 4 other guys -- which is ironic, since Otis Williams is far less prominent as a lead vocalist than ex-Tempts David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, and Dennis Edwards (Ruffin's replacement).
** Up until 1995, Otis Williams and bass singer Melvin Franklin "were the band" for the Tempts, being the only constant members since their early '60s formation. Franklin died in February 1995 due to complications from diabetes.

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* Music/TheTemptations are Otis Williams (the sole constant) and 4 other guys -- which is ironic, since Otis Williams is far less prominent as a lead vocalist than ex-Tempts David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Williams (no relation to Otis), and Dennis Edwards (Ruffin's replacement).
** Up until 1995, Otis Williams and bass singer Melvin Franklin "were the band" for the Tempts, being the only constant members since their early '60s formation.formation, to the point that they own the trademark to the group name. Franklin died in February 1995 due to complications from diabetes.
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* Music/TheCure is arguably one of these, as Robert Smith is the only member who's appeared on all the albums. Somewhat tempered by the fact that Simon Gallup's second stint with the band has lasted about 25 years now.

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* Music/TheCure is arguably one of these, as Robert Smith is the only member Smith, who's appeared on all been the albums. only founding member left since 1989. Somewhat tempered by the fact that bassist Simon Gallup's second stint with the band Gallup has lasted about 25 years now.appeared on all but two of their albums.



* Music/GunsNRoses: Not originally, but now it's basically Axl Rose and whoever doesn't hate him at the time.

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* Music/GunsNRoses: Not originally, but now it's Music/GunsNRoses are basically Axl Rose and whoever doesn't hate him at the time.



* Music/{{Megadeth}} is Dave Mustaine, AKA Megadave (Unless you're talking about Dave [=McRobb=], the Megadeth forums Administrator, whose handle is also [=MegaDave=]). The only other vaguely constant member is David "Junior" Ellefson (played on 9 of 12 albums; just returned to the band in 2010).

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* Music/{{Megadeth}} is Dave Mustaine, AKA Megadave (Unless you're talking about Dave [=McRobb=], the Megadeth forums Administrator, whose handle is also [=MegaDave=]). The only other vaguely constant member is David "Junior" Ellefson (played (who's played bass on 9 11 of 12 albums; just returned to the band in 2010).their 14 albums).
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* Music/PainOfSalvation is guitarist/lyricist/composer/vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw, so much so that he plays most instruments on demos or even in the final record if he's not satisfied with a particular musician's performance.


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* Music/PainOfSalvation is guitarist/lyricist/composer/vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw, so much so that he plays most instruments on demos or even in the final record if he's not satisfied with a particular musician's performance.
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* Music/PainOfSalvation is guitarist/lyricist/composer/vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw, so much so that he plays most instruments on demos or even in the final record if he's not satisfied with a particular musician's performance.
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* Music/{{Alcatrazz}} is Graham Bonnett.



* Asleep at the Wheel is Ray Benson.



* Bronski Beat is Steve Bronski.



* Music/{{GWAR}}: Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus, as he's the only remaining founding member and the idea of the band was his in the first place, [[AuthorExistenceFailure until his death in 2014]]. In fact, several ''characters'' in the band have had multiple people play them.

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* Music/{{GWAR}}: Music/{{GWAR}} was founder Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus, who was as he's the only sole remaining founding member and the idea of the band was his in the first place, [[AuthorExistenceFailure until his death in 2014]]. In fact, several ''characters'' in the band have had multiple people play them.


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* Music/NoDoubt is down to lead singer Gwen Stefani, who was originally a backup singer.


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* Music/{{Testament}} is down to rhythm guitarist Eric Peterson; however, [[ThePeteBest third singer]] Chuck Billy has appeared on all their albums.
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* The Temptations are Otis Williams (the sole constant) and 4 other guys -- which is ironic, since Otis Williams is far less prominent as a lead vocalist than ex-Tempts David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, and Dennis Edwards (Ruffin's replacement).

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* The Temptations Music/TheTemptations are Otis Williams (the sole constant) and 4 other guys -- which is ironic, since Otis Williams is far less prominent as a lead vocalist than ex-Tempts David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, and Dennis Edwards (Ruffin's replacement).
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* Music/HedPE is lead vocalist Jahred.
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* Music/SensesFail is Buddy Nielsen, who is the only original member left since 2014.
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