Top Ten Bands that Were More Popular After They Replaced Their Lead Singer

Van Halen Did Well With Both Lead Singers So They Cant Be On Here.

The Top Ten

1 Journey (Gregg Rollie - Steve Perry) Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.

Gregg Rollie Actually started with the band Santana But left to form the band Journey the other band members kicked him out because they weren't doing good with him as the lead so they replaced him with Steve Perry and the rest is history. - Thecyanryan

2 Iron Maiden (Paul Di'Anno - Bruce Dickinson) Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm more.

Paul Di'Anno was Iron Maidens lead singer from '78 to '81 and had no hits so they replaced him with Bruce Dickinson who is great and had hits such as Run to the Hills The Trooper Number of The Beast etc. - Thecyanryan

3 Deep Purple (Rod Evans - Ian Gillian) Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, more.

Rod Evans was Deep Purples first lead singer from 1967 - 1969 whom was replaced with Ian Gillian and created the songs Smoke on the Water Child in Time Highway Star Woman From Tokyo Hush etc. - Thecyanryan

4 AC/DC (Bon Scott - Brian Johnson) AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson more.

NOW HERE ME OUT I know I really didn't want to put this on here the only reason I did is because AC/DC had great success with Bon Scott Some of AC/DCs best songs were with Bon Scott But despite that AC/DC had more hits then they did with Bon Scott I'M SORRY but its true. - Thecyanryan

5 Genesis (Peter Gabriel - Phil Collins) Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.

The same with AC/DC Yes I know that they both had Genesis had great success with both but in my opinion Phil Collins as lead singer just made Genesis way better with songs like I can't dance. - Thecyanryan

6 Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne - Ronnie James Dio) Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. more.

Not really nothing against Ronnie James Dio but they were definitely more popular when they had Ozzy Osbourne.

Ozzy Osbourne with black sabbath made classics such as Iron Man, Paranoid, War Pigs but Ronnie James Dio made classics such as Heaven and Hell Neon Knights Children of the Sea and I just think Black Sabbath Sounded Better With Dio. - Thecyanryan

7 REO Speedwagon ( Terry Ruttrell, Mike Murphy - Kevin Cronin) REO Speedwagon is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois. Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s.

This classic 80s band had tons of hits such as Roll with the Changes, Keep on lovin' you, Take it on the run etc. None of that would've happened without Kevin Cronin. - Thecyanryan

8 Pantera (Terry Glaze - Phil Anselmo) Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with more.

I don't listen to Pantera but even I know it would have been a mistake to keep Terry Glaze - Thecyanryan

9 Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green - Stevie Nicks)

Peter Green actually did pretty well right after he left He was even inducted into the RRHOF (Rock and roll hall of fame) in 1998 - Thecyanryan

10 Faith No More (Chuck Mosley - Mike Patton) Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.

This was a smart move considering Mike Patton has the highest vocal range out well Everyone with 6 Octaves higher than Mariah Carey And Axl Rose (They have 5) and also there biggest hit Epic was with Mike Patton Not Chuck Mosley. - Thecyanryan

The Contenders

11 Dream Theater (Charlie Dominici - James LaBrie)
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