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Which Change Do You Like The Best - Pick 3

Natalie Merchant -> Mary Ramsy (10000 Maniacs)
0 (0%)
Ric Ocasek -> Tod Rundgren (The (New) Cars)
0 (0%)
Syd Barrett -> Gilmour/Waters (PF)
12 (66.7%)
Gabriel -> Collins (Genesis)
0 (0%)
Roth -> Hagar (VH)
2 (11.1%)
Ozzy -> Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath)
2 (11.1%)
Bon Scott -> Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
2 (11.1%)
Ronnie -> Johnny (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
0 (0%)
Other -> Other  Your Choice
0 (0%)

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Best Lead Singer Changes
« on: September 08, 2017, 10:34:03 AM »
I know there are dozens upon dozens of lead singer changes in bands, I just picked a few that interested me to see what you all thought.  Which 1 do you think worked out for you personally?
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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 10:39:15 AM »
Sammy Hagar rocks big time. We saw him down in Cabo a few years ago, playing with Jason Bonham (John's son)! It was unbelievable...in Sammy's club...Cabo Wabo, and because of the size of the place we were right up by the stage, at a table, with beers! Life was good...

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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 12:11:46 PM »
I'm not sure why, but the poll only let me choose 1.  I would choose Genesis, Pink Floyd, and ACDC.

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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 12:22:21 PM »
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I'm not sure why, but the poll only let me choose 1.  I would choose Genesis, Pink Floyd, and ACDC.


Grrr, sorry about that and I can't edit that attribute at all.  So I've changed the text to pick just 1.  Can always add more in the comments as you have.

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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 01:51:55 PM »
What about the one album that Van Halen had a third frontman?

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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 03:30:09 PM »
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What about the one album that Van Halen had a third frontman?

Ditto Genesis, technically.


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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 03:49:08 PM »
I'm guessing it's wrong to mention Joy Division losing Ian Curtis and becoming New Order since they changed their name, but if you could include it- wow.
To quote the film 24 Hour Party People (a MUST see for all music fans), it was the only time a band lost its lead singer and came back bigger and stronger.

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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 06:56:47 PM »
Unquestionably, Dio upgrading Sabbath would be #1.

Other great lead singer upgrades:

Bruce Dickinson replacing Paul Dianno in Iron Maiden
Floor Jansen replacing Anette/Tarja in Nightwish.
Phil Collins replacing Peter Gabriel in Genesis
Ian Gillan replacing Rod Evans in Deep Purple

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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2017, 07:05:31 PM »
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I'm guessing it's wrong to mention Joy Division losing Ian Curtis and becoming New Order since they changed their name, but if you could include it- wow.
To quote the film 24 Hour Party People (a MUST see for all music fans), it was the only time a band lost its lead singer and came back bigger and stronger.

YES! LOVE 24 hr Party People!  LOVE New Order... really like Joy Division.

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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 07:56:47 PM »
it's unquestionably Gilmour in for the Barrett train wreck. i am not a fan of his....er.....music? i guess he thinks it was? then after that i'd take Collins over Gabriel. I like Gabriels' solo stuff but for 80's pop i'm a Philoholic.

but i could not care less about metal so the choice was easy for me.

Shank - Gary Cherone. More and more i hear people say they prefer Van Hagar. I get he's a better singer but i'll take Diamond Dave's personality and lyrics over the Journey-ballads of Van Hagar.

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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 05:35:39 AM »
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What about the one album that Van Halen had a third frontman?
Oh ya! Didn't the dude from Extreme ( the "more than words " band ) sing for them briefly? Or was it a different band he stepped in for?

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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2017, 06:49:45 AM »
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it's unquestionably Gilmour in for the Barrett train wreck. i am not a fan of his....er.....music? i guess he thinks it was? then after that i'd take Collins over Gabriel. I like Gabriels' solo stuff but for 80's pop i'm a Philoholic.

but i could not care less about metal so the choice was easy for me.

Shank - Gary Cherone. More and more i hear people say they prefer Van Hagar. I get he's a better singer but i'll take Diamond Dave's personality and lyrics over the Journey-ballads of Van Hagar.

Genesis with Gabriel had better concept albums (Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is one of the best albums ever IMO).  Genesis with Collins had better songs.

Hagar was the better singer IMO, but the DRL Van Halen had better songs/hits.

I think most VH fans find the Cherone era forgettable or regrettable.



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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2017, 09:31:17 AM »
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What about the one album that Van Halen had a third frontman?
Oh ya! Didn't the dude from Extreme ( the "more than words " band ) sing for them briefly? Or was it a different band he stepped in for?

um. take a look at the post above yours. i answered you already ;)

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Re: Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2017, 09:32:25 AM »
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it's unquestionably Gilmour in for the Barrett train wreck. i am not a fan of his....er.....music? i guess he thinks it was? then after that i'd take Collins over Gabriel. I like Gabriels' solo stuff but for 80's pop i'm a Philoholic.

but i could not care less about metal so the choice was easy for me.

Shank - Gary Cherone. More and more i hear people say they prefer Van Hagar. I get he's a better singer but i'll take Diamond Dave's personality and lyrics over the Journey-ballads of Van Hagar.

Genesis with Gabriel had better concept albums (Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is one of the best albums ever IMO).  Genesis with Collins had better songs.

Hagar was the better singer IMO, but the DRL Van Halen had better songs/hits.

I think most VH fans find the Cherone era forgettable or regrettable.



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ya the Gabriel prog stuff was to inaccessible for me to enjoy. i want something i'll remember after i hear it. no ones ever mentioned Van Cherone. i just know one of the albums singles was used during the opening of Lethal Weapon 4.

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Best Lead Singer Changes
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2017, 11:03:08 AM »
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it's unquestionably Gilmour in for the Barrett train wreck. i am not a fan of his....er.....music? i guess he thinks it was? then after that i'd take Collins over Gabriel. I like Gabriels' solo stuff but for 80's pop i'm a Philoholic.

but i could not care less about metal so the choice was easy for me.

Shank - Gary Cherone. More and more i hear people say they prefer Van Hagar. I get he's a better singer but i'll take Diamond Dave's personality and lyrics over the Journey-ballads of Van Hagar.

Genesis with Gabriel had better concept albums (Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is one of the best albums ever IMO).  Genesis with Collins had better songs.

Hagar was the better singer IMO, but the DRL Van Halen had better songs/hits.

I think most VH fans find the Cherone era forgettable or regrettable.



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ya the Gabriel prog stuff was to inaccessible for me to enjoy. i want something i'll remember after i hear it. no ones ever mentioned Van Cherone. i just know one of the albums singles was used during the opening of Lethal Weapon 4.

Wait - are you saying The Colony of Slippermen is not a catchy tune?


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