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7th Aug '16 1:52:39 AM Malvina
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* Music/{{ACDC}}. Their orignal singer, [[ThePeteBest Dave Evans]], was fired before the band became famous. Their second singer Bon Scott joined and the band got signed and released albums throughout the 70's. After Scott's death in 1980, the band came back with new singer Brian Johnson and ''Back In Black'', their most successful album and, indeed, the most successful album by any actual band, surpassed in sales only by Music/MichaelJackson's ''Music/{{Thriller}}''. Several of the band's most iconic songs date from this period, which continued to tour and release material to the present day, and for an entire generation of fans Johnson ''was'' the face of the band, as much as Scott ever was (remembering, of course, that this the band includes Angus Young, he of the eternal school uniform).

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* Music/{{ACDC}}. Their orignal original singer, [[ThePeteBest Dave Evans]], was fired before the band became famous. Their second singer Bon Scott joined and the band got signed and released albums throughout the 70's. After Scott's death in 1980, the band came back with new singer Brian Johnson and ''Back In Black'', their most successful album and, indeed, the most successful album by any actual band, surpassed in sales only by Music/MichaelJackson's ''Music/{{Thriller}}''. Several of the band's most iconic songs date from this period, which continued to tour and release material to the present day, and for an entire generation of fans Johnson ''was'' the face of the band, as much as Scott ever was (remembering, of course, that this the band includes Angus Young, he of the eternal school uniform).
26th Jul '16 10:36:52 AM wolftickets1969
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* Following Severina Sol's departure from The Break Up, the remaining members continued under the name Blakk Glass.
6th Jul '16 5:08:50 PM MikeK
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* Secret Chiefs 3 gradually turned from this variety of band minus the face project to IAmTheBand: Their first two albums were essentially Music/MrBungle being led by guitarist Trey Spruance rather than Creator/MikePatton. Once Mr. Bungle broke up, they were largely Spruance and a rotating cast of collaborators (albeit with former Mr. Bungle members sometimes among them). Long after they stopped being considered a Mr. Bungle side project, Patton made a guest appearance with SC3, singing a CoverVersion of Jacque Brel's "La Chanson de Jacky" released as a non-album single.

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* Secret Chiefs 3 gradually turned from this variety of band minus the face project to IAmTheBand: Their first two albums were essentially Music/MrBungle being led by guitarist Trey Spruance rather than Creator/MikePatton. Once Mr. Bungle broke up, they were largely Spruance and a rotating cast of collaborators (albeit with former Mr. Bungle members sometimes among them). Long after they stopped being considered a Mr. Bungle side project, Patton made a one-time guest appearance with SC3, singing [=SC3=] for a single A-Side, namely a CoverVersion of Jacque Brel's "La Chanson de Jacky" released as a non-album single.Jacky".
6th Jul '16 5:07:16 PM MikeK
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* Secret Chiefs 3 gradually turned from this variety of band minus the face project to IAmTheBand: Their first two albums were Mr. Bungle being led by guitarist Trey Spruance rather than Mike Patton, but once Mr. Bungle broke up, they were largely Spruance and a rotating cast of collaborators (albeit with former Mr. Bungle members sometimes among them).

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* Secret Chiefs 3 gradually turned from this variety of band minus the face project to IAmTheBand: Their first two albums were Mr. Bungle essentially Music/MrBungle being led by guitarist Trey Spruance rather than Mike Patton, but once Creator/MikePatton. Once Mr. Bungle broke up, they were largely Spruance and a rotating cast of collaborators (albeit with former Mr. Bungle members sometimes among them). Long after they stopped being considered a Mr. Bungle side project, Patton made a guest appearance with SC3, singing a CoverVersion of Jacque Brel's "La Chanson de Jacky" released as a non-album single.
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.
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