Top Ten Replacement Members In Rock Bands

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We all love the famous member line-ups in bands, but the replacements members are no less, and rather underrated. Let's show them this is not true!

The Top Ten

1 Brian Johnson for Bon Scott - AC/DC

I don't know. I like Brian Johnson, but I find myself listening to more of the Bon Scott stuff. Still, he was a very good replacement. - Gg2000

2 David Gilmour for Syd Barrett - Pink Floyd

I know some people prefer the Barrett stuff, but I can't imagine Pink Floyd without David Gilmour's guitar playing. He is that good. - Gg2000

3 Jason Newsted for Cliff Burton - Metallica
4 Justin Hayward for Denny Laine - The Moody Blues
5 Ronnie James Dio for Ozzy Osbourne - Black Sabbath Ronnie James Dio for Ozzy Osbourne - Black Sabbath Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
6 Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal for and Buckethead and Slash - Guns N' Roses
7 Kirk Hammett for Dave Mustaine - Metallica
8 Lindsey Buckingham for Peter Green - Fleetwood Mac

Technically, it's Lindsey Buckingham for Bob Welch. Bob Welch replaced Peter Green in 1971, and he resigned in 1974. - Gg2000

9 Buckethead for Slash - Guns N' Roses
10 Robert Trujillo for Jason Newsted - Metallica

The Contenders

11 Dave Grohl for Chad Channing - Nirvana Dave Grohl for Chad Channing - Nirvana David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the ...read more.
12 Ringo Starr for Pete Best - The Beatles
13 Mike Mangini for Mike Portnoy - Dream Theater
14 Richard Fortus for Paul Tobias and Izzy Stradlin - Guns N' Roses
15 Ron Wood for Mick Taylor - The Rolling Stones
16 Mick Taylor for Brian Jones - The Rolling Stones

Definitely a good decision. Some of my favorite musical moments on Stones records are Mick T.'s guitar solos. - Gg2000

17 Stu Block for Matt Barlow - Iced Earth
18 Bruce Dickinson for Paul Di'Anno - Iron Maiden

Absolutely gobsmacked this isn't #1 or at least Top 5. - truckturner

19 DJ Ashba for Robin Finck - Guns N' Roses
20 Steve Howe for Peter Banks - Yes
21 Paul McCartney for Stuart Sutcliffe - The Beatles

Well, Paul already was a member of the band that was to become The Beatles. Paul and Stu were in the band together. Stu lost interest, wanting to pursue painting, and Paul (who was the more talented player) took over the bass duties. - Billyv

22 Neil Peart for John Rutsey - Rush

I know it's cliche, but replacing John with Neil was the best thing they did. It transformed them musically and lyrically from just an ordinary hard rock band into one of the best prog bands of all time. - Gg2000

23 Zakk Wylde for Randy Rhoads - Ozzy Osbourne
24 William DuVall for Layne Staley - Alice In Chains
25 Sammy Hagar for David Lee Roth - Van Halen
26 Matt Sorum for Steven Adler - Guns N' Roses
27 Josh Klinghoffer for John Frusciante - Red Hot Chili Peppers
28 Steve Morse for Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple
29 Scott Travis for Dave Holland - Judas Priest
30 Adrian Smith for Dennis Stratton - Iron Maiden
31 Richie Faulkner for K.K. Downing - Judas Priest
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Top Remixes

1. Brian Johnson for Bon Scott - AC/DC
2. Ronnie James Dio for Ozzy Osbourne - Black Sabbath
3. Buckethead for Slash - Guns N' Roses
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1. Justin Hayward for Denny Laine - The Moody Blues
2. Lindsey Buckingham for Peter Green - Fleetwood Mac
3. David Gilmour for Syd Barrett - Pink Floyd
Billyv
1. Brian Johnson for Bon Scott - AC/DC
2. Jason Newsted for Cliff Burton - Metallica
3. Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal for and Buckethead and Slash - Guns N' Roses
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