Top 10 Losses of Bands
The Top Ten
1 Death of Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer ...read more.
Queen hasn't been a good band after his death. - zxm
2 Death of Cliff Burton
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10th 1962 - September 27th 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica, recording three studio albums. He died in 1986 after getting crushed by a tour bus in Copenhagen whilst promoting Metallica's ...read more.
He was the greatest bassist of this band. - zxm
3 John Lennon Leaves Beatles
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
John Lennon left Beatles in 1969, if he hadn't left beatles, bealtes may last longer. - zxm
4 Death of John Bonham
John Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Bonham (nicknamed Bonzo) was a professional hard rock drummer who was best known for being the drummer in the band Led Zeppelin. Bonham was also one of the background singers in the band. His drumming is mainly displayed on the ...read more.
Jimmy Page wasn't interested in the band anymore, but when John Bonham died he had to disband the band. - zxm
5 Dimebag Darrell's Death
6 Slash Leaves Guns N' Roses
Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
There golden years were when he was in Guns N' Roses.
by the way, he returned. But it won't be the same. - zxm
7 Dave Mustaine Gets Fired From Metallica
He formed another band, and another great thrash metal band born. But it was a loss for Metallica. Since he is better than Kirk Hammett. - zxm
8 Syd Barrett Suffers From Mental Disorder
Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.
In result, he was fired from Pink Floyd. He actually was the lead of the band. - zxm
9 Steven Adler Gets Fired From Guns N' Roses
Steven Adler is an American musician. He is best known as the former drummer and co-songwriter of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s.
He was a good drummer after all. - zxm
10 Judas Priest Gets Sued
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a ...read more.
They were sued for having suicidal messages in their songs. - zxm
11 Mike Portnoy Leaves Dream Theater
Michael Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine.
Mike Mangini joins.He is also good. But in one way it was a loss for Dream Theater. - zxm
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