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Bands that change singers and didn't suck or die afterward...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by zachoff, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. zachoff

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    Black Flag just came on Pandora... Morris era. 25 or so years since I heard them for the first time and I still love pretty much everything they've done regardless of whether it was Cadena, Rollins, or Morris on vocals.

    There aren't many bands out there that change singers and keep the same name, and even fewer that change singers and not totally change and/or suck.

    Don't anyone dare mention Sabbath... :bag:
  2. tomnomnom91

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    Iron Maiden!

    And, er... Journey, I guess.
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    Killswitch Engage
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    Journey is one that immediately popped into my mind. That little asian guy sure is convincing.
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    ACDC
    Pink Floyd
    Fleetwood Mac
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    Sublime duh.


    Lol just kidding
  7. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Boston. However, one of the best shows I ever saw was the tour that they did with BOTH singers. Amazing. They backed each other up and you could tell they were really enjoying performing with one another.

    Bad Company. Although, of course, Paul Rogers came back.
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    I like Van Hagar, yes I said it.
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    Are you high?
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    Most people would consider Faith No More to fall into this catagory, but personally, Mike Patton is the lowest of the low.
  11. zachoff

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    You know... I saw Van Halen w/ Hagar a few years ago and it was infinitely better than the "reunion" show with DLR. Can't speak to the old days before Hagar, but these days... I'll take Sammy over DLR. Still would rather have MA over Wolfgang.
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    As much as I love Syd Barrett, Gilmore-Waters era Floyd were also good. Or was it a reference to Floyd's fanbase including many drug users?

    Genesis. I like Trick, Three, and Duke.
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    Sabbath :p
    A new band I like is Tesseract and they've been through a couple
    Nirvana :bag:
    Nightwish didn't turn out too bad
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    I think a lot of it comes down to Hagar's work ethic. DLR, while fun, always seemed to be more into the idea of "being a rockstar," whereas Sammy has always been the consummate professional.

    I've always said that as a fan, Roth-era Van Halen will always be something special. As a musician, I'd rather work with Hagar. To me, he's the bandmate that any serious musician dreams of.
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    Another vote for Sabbath. The Ozzy era is peerless, but I love some of the Dio stuff too.
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    Alice in Chains! That last cd, Black Turns into Blue, something like that, freaking awesome. New singer doing harmonies with Jerry Cantrell, you'ld about swear Layne Stanley was there. Good stuff!!
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    I like many of the Deep Purples - Gillan, Bonnett and Turner all were pretty good.
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    I'll second Iron Maiden.
  19. papilgee4evaeva

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    Tower of Power.
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    As mentioned, Nightwish. Really looking forward to their next album and hope they'd stick with Floor Jansen.

    Sentenced. They changed their style quite a lot with their then new singer Ville Laihiala but it turned out great.

    Amorphis has also changed their singer a few times and still kept up solid performance.

    Also Katatonia, sort of. 'Sort of' is because they didn't actually change their singer but the singer Jonas Renkse changed his style quite dramatically from all-growling into all-clean after nearly losing his voice somewhere around the mid-90s.

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