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10th Jun '16 5:39:46 AM UltimateLazer
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* Music/AskingAlexandria became one of the biggest {{Metalcore}} bands in the United States ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff despite being British]]) with frontman Danny Worsnop on lead, and was the definite FaceOfTheBand for many listeners (though guitarist and original founder [[TheManBehindTheMan Ben Bruce]] is a close second). However, overtime Danny became disaffected with metalcore, and (combined with his troubles with [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll drug addiction]]), eventually left the band. He moved to Los Angeles to form the '80s HardRock throwback band We Are Harlot. For most bands, this would've been the end. But they were able to continue with Ukrainian singer Denis Stoff (formally of the short-lived band Make Me Famous), and still remain popular in the mainstream metal scene (albeit not without a massive BrokenBase over which vocalist is better).

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* Music/AskingAlexandria became one of the biggest {{Metalcore}} bands in the United States ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff despite being British]]) with frontman Danny Worsnop on lead, and was the definite FaceOfTheBand for many listeners (though guitarist and original founder [[TheManBehindTheMan Ben Bruce]] is a close second). However, overtime Danny became disaffected with metalcore, and (combined with his troubles with [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll drug addiction]]), eventually left the band. He moved to Los Angeles to form the '80s HardRock throwback band We Are Harlot. For most bands, this would've been the end. But they were able to continue with Ukrainian singer Denis Stoff (formally of the short-lived band Make Me Famous), and still remain popular in the mainstream metal scene (albeit not without a massive BrokenBase over which vocalist is better). The fact that they have ''another'' face with guitarist and founder Ben Bruce likely helped them transition from one vocalist to another easier.
7th Jun '16 11:59:04 PM UltimateLazer
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* Music/AskingAlexandria became one of the biggest {{Metalcore}} bands in the United States ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff despite being British]]) with frontman Danny Worsnop on lead, and was the definite FaceOfTheBand for many listeners (though guitarist and original founder [[TheManBehindTheMan Ben Bruce]] is a close second). However, overtime Danny became disaffected with metalcore, and (combined with his troubles with [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll drug addiction]]), eventually left the band. He moved to Los Angeles to form the '80s HardRock throwback band We Are Harlot. For most bands, this would've been the end. But they were able to continue with Ukrainian singer Denis Stoff (formally of the short-lived band Make Me Famous), and still remain popular in the mainstream metal scene (albeit not without a massive BrokenBase over which vocalist is better).
4th Jun '16 7:52:20 PM gewunomox
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* The Pogues continued for a few years after firing lead singer and songwriter Shane [=MacGowan=], who was temporarily replaced by Joe Strummer of TheClash before the band settled on co-founder Spider Stacy as their new lead singer. Their first post-[=MacGowan=] album, 1993's ''Waiting for Herb'' produced one of their biggest hits, "Tuesday Morning", but the album itself was savaged by critics and suffered poor sales. The band called it quits after their next album 1996's ''Pogue Mahone'' fared worse critically and sales-wise, and did not reunite until the members patched things up with [=MacGowan=] in 2001.

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* The Pogues continued for a few years after firing lead singer and songwriter Shane [=MacGowan=], who was temporarily replaced by Joe Strummer of TheClash Music/TheClash before the band settled on co-founder Spider Stacy as their new lead singer. Their first post-[=MacGowan=] album, 1993's ''Waiting for Herb'' produced one of their biggest hits, "Tuesday Morning", but the album itself was savaged by critics and suffered poor sales. The band called it quits after their next album 1996's ''Pogue Mahone'' fared worse critically and sales-wise, and did not reunite until the members patched things up with [=MacGowan=] in 2001.
3rd Jun '16 5:07:00 PM LaptopGuy
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* After Music/OzzyOsbourne was fired from Music/BlackSabbath due to his increasingly uncontrollable behavior, he was replaced by Music/RonnieJamesDio. Dio's tenure only lasted three years and two albums, but was accepted by fans as an adequate replacement for Osbourne during that time, sang on the group's only commercially significant live album, and toured with a reunited Sabbath under the name Heaven and Hell. While Osbourne remains the most popular and well known frontman, Sabbath saw enough success with Dio to form a bit of a BrokenBase.

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* After Music/OzzyOsbourne was fired from Music/BlackSabbath due to his increasingly uncontrollable behavior, he was replaced by Music/RonnieJamesDio. Dio's tenure only lasted three years and two albums, but was accepted by fans as an adequate replacement for Osbourne during that time, sang on the group's only commercially significant live album, and toured with a reunited Sabbath under the name Heaven and Hell. While Osbourne remains the most popular and well known frontman, Sabbath saw enough success with Dio to form a bit of a BrokenBase.BrokenBase (although not as big as Ozzy's solo career).



* Three former members of Music/{{Evanescence}} (including co-founder Ben Moody) and a new female lead singer (former ''Series/AmericanIdol'' contestant Carly Smithson) founded We Are The Fallen, a band that sounds not unlike Evanescence.

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* Three former members of Music/{{Evanescence}} (including co-founder Ben Moody) and a new female lead singer (former ''Series/AmericanIdol'' contestant Carly Smithson) founded We Are The Fallen, a band that sounds not unlike Evanescence. Frontwoman Amy Lee later formed a new Evanescence, making it a case of "The Face Minus the Band".



* When Paul Kantner left Music/JeffersonStarship the rest of the band continued simply as Starship, gaining three major hits with "We Built This City", "Sara," and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now."

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* When Paul Kantner left Music/JeffersonStarship the rest of the band continued simply as Starship, turning to a more mainstream pop-ish direction gaining three major hits with "We Built This City", "Sara," and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now."



* A weird version: The Real Music/MilliVanilli started performing under that name after it was revealed that the Faces had never actually been involved in the music at all. However, in addition to the actual original singers, this new incarnation also included new members Ray Horton and Gina Mohammed - two young pretty faces who were shown off more prominently in marketing material than the actual veteran members. The stigma following the band's lipsynching scandal sank the new album anyway, and Mohammed and Horton were shuffled off into the new group Try 'N' B.

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* A weird version: The Real Music/MilliVanilli started performing under that name after it was revealed that the Faces had never actually been involved in the music at all. However, in addition to the actual original singers, this new incarnation also included new members Ray Horton and Gina Mohammed - two young pretty faces who were shown off more prominently in marketing material than the actual veteran members. The stigma following the band's lipsynching scandal sank the new album anyway, and Mohammed and Horton were shuffled off into the new group Try 'N' B. The old "faces", Rob & Fab, also recorded an album, but it too went nowhere.



* After parting ways with lead singer David Ruffin in 1968, The Temptations kept on racking up hits well into the 70s while Ruffin's solo career floundered. That said, The Temptations were established R&B stars before he joined the group, and remained so afterwards.

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* After parting ways with lead singer David Ruffin in 1968, The Temptations kept on racking up hits well into the 70s while Ruffin's solo career floundered.floundered (his brother Jimmy had a slightly bigger career), who wasn't . That said, The Temptations were established R&B stars before he joined the group, and remained so afterwards.



* Music/ThreeDaysGrace was one of the biggest rock bands out there with Adam Gontier on vocals. He then left for unexplained reasons and formed Saint Asonia. The band continued with Matt Walst of My Darkest Days. Though highly controversial to say the least, and they aren't as successful as they were before, they've managed to remain a big name in the rock scene despite losing their most prominent member. The new Three Days Grace have had no problems scoring hit-after-hit on rock radio, just like they did before.

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* Music/ThreeDaysGrace was one of the biggest rock bands out there with Adam Gontier on vocals. He then left for unexplained reasons and formed Saint Asonia. The band continued with Matt Walst of My Darkest Days. Though highly controversial to say the least, and they aren't as successful as they were before, they've managed to remain a big name in the rock scene despite losing their most prominent member. The new Three Days Grace have had no problems scoring hit-after-hit on rock radio, just like they did before. Although Saint Asonia also scored some rock hits, they weren't as big as the Three Days Grace hits; many old fans do, however, prefer Saint Asonia to the Walst-fronted Three Days Grace



* Following the firing of vocalist Vince Neil in 1992, Music/MotleyCrue replaced him with Scream vocalist John Corabi, who sang for the band in their self-titled 1994 album. With grunge and alternative dominating the rock scene, the album was a comparative flop to its predecessors, and diehard Crue fans had a hard time getting used to the guttural, deeper-voiced Corabi replacing the nasal, high-pitched Neil on lead vocals. The shift to a harder-edged sound also didn't sit too well with longtime fans. Neil eventually returned to the band in 1997, and while the Crue never sold as well as they did in their 1980s hair metal heyday, subsequent albums with Neil were more faithful to the band's classic sound, bar 1997's alternative-ish ''Generation Swine''.

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* Following the firing of vocalist Vince Neil in 1992, Music/MotleyCrue replaced him with Scream vocalist John Corabi, who sang for the band in their self-titled 1994 album. With grunge and alternative dominating the rock scene, the album was a comparative flop to its predecessors, and diehard Crue fans had a hard time getting used to the guttural, deeper-voiced Corabi replacing the nasal, high-pitched Neil on lead vocals. The shift to a harder-edged sound also didn't sit too well with longtime fans. Neil eventually returned to the band in 1997, and while the Crue never sold as well as they did in their 1980s hair metal heyday, subsequent they at least did better than with Corabi. Subsequent albums with Neil were more faithful to the band's classic sound, bar 1997's alternative-ish ''Generation Swine''.
28th May '16 1:06:35 AM 59Efra
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* Many people thought La Oreja de Van Gogh's time was up when lead singer Amaia Montero departed the group in 2007 to pursue a solo career. They have been proved wrong: as of 2016, the band is still running fine with ''[[Series/TheXFactor Factor X]]'' alumnus Leire Martínez as their new lead vocalist, while Montero enjoys moderate success as a solo act.
26th Apr '16 4:57:35 AM UltimateLazer
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* Music/ThreeDaysGrace was one of the biggest rock bands out there with Adam Gontier on vocals. He then left for unexplained reasons and formed Saint Asonia. The band continued with Matt Walst of My Darkest Days. Though highly controversial to say the least, and they aren't as successful as they were before, they've managed to remain a big name in the rock scene despite losing their most prominent member. The new Three Days Grace have had no problems scoring hit-after-hit on rock radio, just like they did before.
23rd Apr '16 11:08:22 AM Twentington
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* Buffy Lawson, lead singer of the duo Bomshel, left in 2007 over CreativeDifferences between her and Kristy Osmunson. She has since been replaced by Kelley Shepard. Although the first two singles with Shepard both tanked, they finally managed to get two Top 40 hits and a full album with Kelley. However, after one more failed single, they broke up in 2013 and Kristy formed another duo called American Young.

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* Buffy Lawson, lead singer of the duo Bomshel, left in 2007 over CreativeDifferences between her and backup vocalist/fiddler Kristy Osmunson. She has since been replaced by Lawson's replacement was Kelley Shepard. At this point, the duo had only released three singles, two of which they [[CanonDiscontinuity quickly disowned]] once Shepard took over. Although the first two singles with Shepard both tanked, tanked too, they finally managed to get two Top 40 hits and a full album with Kelley. However, after one more failed single, they broke up in 2013 and Kristy formed another duo called American Young.
23rd Apr '16 10:55:56 AM Twentington
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* Until 1998, Music/{{Lonestar}} had two lead singers: Richie [=McDonald=] and bassist John Rich. John was fired from the band in 1998, eventually founding Big & Rich with Big Kenny. [=McDonald=] left in 2007 over CreativeDifferences, and was replaced by Cody Collins, who sounds nothing like [=McDonald=]. The band cut one middling album (''Party Heard Around The World'') with Collins as lead, then he left in 2011. [=McDonald=] rejoined after his solo career went nowhere, but by this point the band's star had deeply faded.

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* Until 1998, Music/{{Lonestar}} had [[VocalTagTeam two lead singers: singers]]: Richie [=McDonald=] and bassist John Rich. John was fired from the band in 1998, eventually founding Big & Rich with Big Kenny.Kenny, and Lonestar went on to have some of its biggest hits, such as "Amazed" and "I'm Already There", with [=McDonald=] as sole lead singer. [=McDonald=] left in 2007 over CreativeDifferences, and was replaced by Cody Collins, who sounds nothing like [=McDonald=]. The band cut one middling album (''Party Heard Around The World'') with Collins as lead, then he left in 2011. [=McDonald=] rejoined after his solo career went nowhere, but by this point the band's star had deeply faded.
18th Apr '16 4:42:09 PM intersection786
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* The Supremes managed to last several years after Diana Ross left (and even had a few minor hits), but were tremendously overshadowed by Ross's solo career. Most Supremes best-of albums barely acknowledge the Ross-less years, if at all.

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* The Supremes Msuic/TheSupremes managed to last several years after Diana Ross left (and even had a few minor hits), but were tremendously overshadowed by Ross's solo career. Most Supremes best-of albums barely acknowledge the Ross-less years, years (when Mary Wilson remained throughout), if at all.all. For this reason, they are sometimes called TheSeventies Supremes.
11th Mar '16 1:38:41 PM MarkLungo
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When a musical group loses one (or more) of its key members, such as the lead singer or a similar FaceOfTheBand figure, it usually breaks up--but not always. Occasionally, a band tries to continue without its "face". Sometimes the group tries to replace the departed member, sometimes not. (If this happens, the new member is often dismissed by fans as TheOtherDarrin or a ReplacementScrappy.) Either way, more often than not, the result is a DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck, and the band rarely lasts more than one or two more albums. It can also lead to both CanonDiscontinuity and FanonDiscontinuity, as performers and fans all try to forget the inferior post-face recordings ever existed. However, on rare occasions, a band gets lucky and averts the trope by attracting a new, larger audience.

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When a musical group loses one (or more) of its key members, such as the lead singer or a similar FaceOfTheBand figure, it usually breaks up--but not always. Occasionally, a band tries to continue without its "face". Sometimes the group tries to replace the departed member, sometimes not. (If this happens, the new member is often dismissed by fans as TheOtherDarrin or a ReplacementScrappy.) Either way, more often than not, the result is a DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck, and the band rarely lasts more than one or two more albums. It can also lead to both CanonDiscontinuity and FanonDiscontinuity, as performers and fans all try to forget the inferior post-face recordings ever existed. However, on rare occasions, a band gets lucky and averts the trope by attracting a new, larger audience.



* Exile went both ways with this. In their original incarnation in TheSeventies, with Jimmy Stokley on lead vocals, they scored only one major hit with "Kiss You All Over". Many failed albums later, Stokley was replaced by Les Taylor, and the group reinvented itself as a country band which scored ten #1 hits in TheEighties. After several members quit in 1990, the band lost its contract with Creator/EpicRecords but gained one with Arista Nashville, at which point Paul Martin took over on lead vocals. Martin was only able to get two songs of theirs into the Top 10 before the band's momentum was spent by 1991. One more unsuccessful album later, and they broke up in 1993. However, most of the original members later reunited in the 2000s.

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* Exile went both ways with this. In their original incarnation in TheSeventies, with Jimmy Stokley on lead vocals, they scored only one major hit with "Kiss You All Over". Many failed albums later, Stokley was replaced by Les Taylor, and the group reinvented itself as a country band which scored ten #1 hits in TheEighties. After several members quit in 1990, the band lost its contract with Creator/EpicRecords but gained one with [[Creator/AristaRecords Arista Nashville, Nashville]], at which point Paul Martin took over on lead vocals. Martin was only able to get two songs of theirs into the Top 10 before the band's momentum was spent by 1991. One more unsuccessful album later, and they broke up in 1993. However, most of the original members later reunited in the 2000s.
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