Top 10 lead singers who ditched their bands

Steven Tyler says he’s staying with Aerosmith—maybe cause it didn’t turned out that well for other frontmen

Top 10 lead singers who ditched their bands

  1. Sting…outshone the band? Stick to politics and university rankings MacLames.

  2. As I understood it from the short piece I read, Tyler has struggled with his addiction lately, to the extent that the band was unable to get insurance for touring. I don't think it's as simple as Tyler striking out for greener pastures.

    A few other suggestions for the top ten: Lennon and McCartney, Lionel Richie, Robbie Williams, Tina Turner, Van Morrison, Lou Reed.

    • Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Janis Joplin, Ricky Martin, Justin Timberlake, Paul Hyde (smirk)…

      • Rock and Hyde. Best combination of surnames. Ever.

        Also, Paul Simon is worthy of note on this list too. Garfunkel never wanted out.

    • Love Van Morrison!!!

  3. I'd say the quintessential case of a singer quitting a band and going on to greater things would have to be Neil Young abandoning Buffalo Springfield in 1967.

    • Stick to politics and universities, John GetMeOuttaHere.

    • I thought Buffalo Springfield disintegrated in many directions.

      • SeanStok: You're probably right. However, Rolling Stone's Neil bio says of Buffalo Springfield's end: "But friction developed: Young quit the band, only to rejoin and quit again, and in May 1968, after recording three albums, the band split-up." Inkless: As Neil sings: "Yes I am/Speakin' out."

        • "Young quit the band, only to rejoin and quit again"

          That's our Shakey. Never much of a joiner.

    • Young…Neil Young…nope, never heard of him.

  4. also robert plant..led zeppelin

    • I thought that was a mutual group decision, after Bonham died.

  5. annie lennox….hello….

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