Replacing a beloved singer is always a delicate situation for any band, particularly when the frontman departing is an icon of Rock and Metal. For every Black Sabbath, who achieved the almost impossible in replacing one legend with another (Dio for Ozzy, if you hadn’t already guessed), history is rife with more than just a few big-name bands who have experienced a rather trickier transition.
The animosity levelled at some of these ‘new boys’ has often derailed careers entirely. A situation that at times has been absolutely preposterous and whether they have found themselves mocked, derided or ignored completely, did they really deserve to be treated with such disdain….we think not.
Here are 5 Replacement Rock & Metal Vocalists Who Deserve More Credit for their stints in some of the world’s biggest bands….give these guys a break, they’ve earned it!