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Famous Bands That Changed Lead Singers

Updated 6 Nov 2017 27.6k votes 3.5k voters 122.3k views20 items

List RulesVote up the famous bands that were better after changing lead singers.

When it comes to putting together a killer band, it's all about the chemistry. There are so many groups that switched lead singers in the hopes of finding that *one* vocalist that could help propel them to superstardom—sometimes it works (Fleetwood Mac) and sometimes it doesn't (Axl Rose, please leave AC/DC alone). Whatever your opinion on these bands that changed frontmen, there's no denying that most switches were pretty controversial. From bands that changed lead singers for personal reasons, to bands that reformed once a founding member quit (and everything in between), here are the most famous bands that replaced lead singers. Do you prefer their music before or after the switch? 
 
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