Top 10 Losses of Bands

The Top Ten

Death of Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

I agree. Queen isn't the same without Freddie Mercury. Freddie Mercury was the heart and the motor of the band.

It wasn't just the loss of the band but for the hall world.

It was the biggest loss for the music industry.

Queen hasn't been a good band after his death. - zxm

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 Umeå whilst promoting Metallica's ...read more.

He was the greatest bassist of this band. - zxm

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

Dimebag Darrell's Death
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

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

Dave Mustaine Gets Fired From Metallica David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.

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

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

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 got fired in 1990 due to heavy drug use

He was a good drummer after all. - zxm

Judas Priest Gets Sued Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.

They were sued for having suicidal messages in their songs. - zxm

The Contenders

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

Keith Moon dies

After he died, the chemistry the original lineup The Who had ceased to exist. They haven't ever fully recaptured their glory since. - Gg2000

Chester Bennington from Linkin Park committed suicide
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