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Postby tj » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:31 pm

Besides Phil Collins, I am trying to think of artists from successful bands who had long term success equal to or greater than they did with their original band. Maybe Clapton, Stevie Nicks, or who? Perry had one successful album, Don't Henley has had some, but neither as much as with Journey or the Eagles. Who am I not thinking about?
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Re: Solo success

Postby RPM » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:25 pm

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Re: Solo success

Postby Memorex » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:42 am

Dare I say? Justin Timberlake.

Michael Jackson. Donny Osmond. Peter Cetera for a bit.
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Re: Solo success

Postby scarab » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:51 am

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Re: Solo success

Postby Fact Finder » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:55 am

Alice Cooper

Everyone forgets or doesn't know that the original band was named Alice Cooper. After they broke up Vince Furnier ran to the local authorities as fast as he could to legally change his name to Alice Cooper. Everyone called him Alice anyways. He had a ton of success in both camps for sure, but solo Alice went to another level imho, and hasn't stopped for close to 40 years.
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Re: Solo success

Postby verslibre » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:21 am

Ever heard of Ozzy Osbourne?
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Re: Solo success

Postby Monker » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:59 am

tj wrote:Besides Phil Collins, I am trying to think of artists from successful bands who had long term success equal to or greater than they did with their original band. Maybe Clapton, Stevie Nicks, or who? Perry had one successful album, Don't Henley has had some, but neither as much as with Journey or the Eagles. Who am I not thinking about?


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Re: Solo success

Postby Monker » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:00 am

verslibre wrote:Ever heard of Ozzy Osbourne?


Yeah, he's that reality TV star. What does that have to do with anything? :)
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Re: Solo success

Postby Monker » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:03 am

Memorex wrote:Dare I say? Justin Timberlake.

Michael Jackson. Donny Osmond. Peter Cetera for a bit.


Donny Osmond as a solo artists equaled what Donny and Marie did? I seriously don't know.

Peter Cetera had one really good solo album...I do not believe he comes close to what Chicago did. He is essentially where Steve Perry is.
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Re: Solo success

Postby verslibre » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:02 am

Monker wrote:
verslibre wrote:Ever heard of Ozzy Osbourne?


Yeah, he's that reality TV star who started headlining shows way back in the '80s, and has an entire fest named after him. What does that have to do with anything? :)


Yeah, same guy! :lol:
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Re: Solo success

Postby verslibre » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:08 am

He's not a vocalist (though he does sing here and there), but Jan Hammer absolutely qualifies. He's had much more success on his own than he did with Mahavishnu Orchestra.
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Re: Solo success

Postby Fact Finder » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:24 am

Monker wrote:
tj wrote:Besides Phil Collins, I am trying to think of artists from successful bands who had long term success equal to or greater than they did with their original band. Maybe Clapton, Stevie Nicks, or who? Perry had one successful album, Don't Henley has had some, but neither as much as with Journey or the Eagles. Who am I not thinking about?


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John Lennon


Dude I’ll give ya Sir Paul, but as much as I loved John Lennon his solo shit sucked bad ass, and Yoko didn’t help. Couple good songs and Imagine of course, but little else.

Now Ringo on the other hand has lasted a long damn time with his All-Star Band but of course has added nothing really new to his catalog since forever ago.
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Re: Solo success

Postby Fact Finder » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:28 am

Robert Plant has had a very nice run since Zeppelin broke up.

Sting went on from The Police to become massive.
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Re: Solo success

Postby Fact Finder » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:32 am

Tom Petty left Mudcrutch
Neil Young left Buffalo Springfield and CSN&Y
Rod Stewart left The Faces
Sammy Hagar left Montrose
Dave Grohl after Nirvana lost its head.
Joan Jett left The Runaways
George Michael left Wham
Tina Turner left Ike
Beyoncé left Destinys Child
Lionel Richie left The Commodores
Diana Ross left The Supremes
Cher left Sonny
Dr. Dre left NWA
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Re: Solo success

Postby Memorex » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:14 am

Monker wrote:
Memorex wrote:Dare I say? Justin Timberlake.

Michael Jackson. Donny Osmond. Peter Cetera for a bit.


Donny Osmond as a solo artists equaled what Donny and Marie did? I seriously don't know.

Peter Cetera had one really good solo album...I do not believe he comes close to what Chicago did. He is essentially where Steve Perry is.


Donny Osmond original broke from the Osmonds, to greater solo success, then to further success with Donnie and Marie, then back to half-decent success on his own.

Yea - Cetera would not really count. I think he himself was probably making more money on his own via his tours and such. But overall success would go to Chicago for sure.
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Re: Solo success

Postby Jubilee » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:39 pm

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Re: Solo success

Postby Monker » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:50 pm

Fact Finder wrote:Tom Petty left Mudcrutch


To create a new band. "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" was not a solo venture. That didn't happen until later...and again, he did not have nearly the success as he did with with the Heartbreakers.

Joan Jett left The Runaways


The same as Tom Petty. "Joan Jett and the Blackhearts" were a band...not a solo venture.
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Re: Solo success

Postby Monker » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:53 pm

Fact Finder wrote:Robert Plant has had a very nice run since Zeppelin broke up.


Plant (and Page) had solo careers, but I do not believe they came close to Led Zeppelin.

Sting went on from The Police to become massive.[/quote]
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Re: Solo success

Postby verslibre » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:00 pm

Monker wrote:The same as Tom Petty. "Joan Jett and the Blackhearts" were a band...not a solo venture.


The correct answer: "Who is Lita Ford?"

Monker wrote:Plant (and Page) had solo careers, but I do not believe they came close to Led Zeppelin.


Indeed. Nowhere near it.
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Re: Solo success

Postby Fact Finder » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:27 am

Monker wrote:
Fact Finder wrote:Tom Petty left Mudcrutch


To create a new band. "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" was not a solo venture. That didn't happen until later...and again, he did not have nearly the success as he did with with the Heartbreakers.

Joan Jett left The Runaways


The same as Tom Petty. "Joan Jett and the Blackhearts" were a band...not a solo venture.


I’d never diss the work with the Heartbreakers but Full Moon Fever and Wildflowers, Toms 2 best selling albums, were solo efforts, albeit aided by some of the Heartbreakers.
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Re: Solo success

Postby tj » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:04 pm

Fact Finder wrote:
Monker wrote:
Fact Finder wrote:Tom Petty left Mudcrutch


To create a new band. "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" was not a solo venture. That didn't happen until later...and again, he did not have nearly the success as he did with with the Heartbreakers.

Joan Jett left The Runaways


The same as Tom Petty. "Joan Jett and the Blackhearts" were a band...not a solo venture.


I’d never diss the work with the Heartbreakers but Full Moon Fever and Wildflowers, Toms 2 best selling albums, were solo efforts, albeit aided by some of the Heartbreakers.


Hard to separate Petty from the Heartbreakers into solo for me. I always thought of Petty as a solo act with the Heartbreakers his backup band. Sort of like Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band for me. Neither the Heartbreakers or the Silver Bullet Band would have been anything without Petty or Seger.
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Re: Solo success

Postby yulog » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:49 pm

Kenny Loggins ----huge solo career
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Re: Solo success

Postby AR » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:20 am

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Re: Solo success

Postby tj » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:13 am

So, let's turn this around. Artists who are famous for fronting their bands, but their solo work never really took off outside of one or two hits. I'll start:

David Lee Roth
Roger Daltrey
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Re: Solo success

Postby Fact Finder » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:54 am

tj wrote:So, let's turn this around. Artists who are famous for fronting their bands, but their solo work never really took off outside of one or two hits. I'll start:

David Lee Roth
Roger Daltrey


Jon Bon Jovi
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Re: Solo success

Postby tj » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:31 am

Robin Zander - I bought his solo album in the early 90s. It wasn't great but had a couple of good songs on it.
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Re: Solo success

Postby Boomchild » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:53 am

tj wrote:So, let's turn this around. Artists who are famous for fronting their bands, but their solo work never really took off outside of one or two hits. I'll start:

David Lee Roth
Roger Daltrey


Dennis DeYoung
Tommy Shaw
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Re: Solo success

Postby Memorex » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:47 pm

tj wrote:Robin Zander - I bought his solo album in the early 90s. It wasn't great but had a couple of good songs on it.


I love this album.
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Re: Solo success

Postby tj » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:28 pm

Memorex wrote:
tj wrote:Robin Zander - I bought his solo album in the early 90s. It wasn't great but had a couple of good songs on it.


I love this album.

I had it on cassette and it broke. I looked for it again a few years ago and couldn't find it. Not even to download. :(
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Re: Solo success

Postby tj » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:29 pm

Has anything Mick Jagger has put out ever been any good?
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