Bands who continued with new singers, including Kasabian, Pink Floyd and Van Halen

Bands who continued with new singers, including Kasabian, Pink Floyd and Van Halen
Kasabian have not only returned with a new album, but a new frontman, too. After singer Tom Meighan was ousted because of his 2020 conviction for spousal abuse, guitarist Serge Pizzorno has stepped up and taken over all singing and songwriting duties.

The end result is the seventh album The Alchemist’s Euphoria, a stylistic left turn that sees the British rockers explore more psychedelic and esoteric sounds, as well as new subjects.

Despite the risks of replacing the charismatic figurehead, the personnel change has been well received. The Alchemist’s Euphoria has topped the UK charts and the group will soon embark on a European arena tour.

Beneath the band's trademark bluster, Kasabian would have probably breathed a sigh of relief as history hasn’t always been kind to popular rock groups who have ditched their lead singers for a new one.

More than losing the familiarity, a new singer brings their own interpretation, even if it's subconscious, to music, which fans often don’t want to be messed with.

As a result, rock music is full of replacement vocalists who have been unceremoniously and perhaps unfairly, shunned by fans, causing an early demise of the group in question. There have also been a few cases of bands excelling with a new singer, owing to the creative fresh start offered.

Sometimes this is measured in commercial success, such as the case of Kasabian, while in other cases it is in the group simply continuing to go on. Here are eight other rock groups, in alphabetical order, who changed their singers with various results.
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