It’s never easy for a band to replace its lead singer. Sometimes it works out, like Sammy Hagar with Van Halen – and sometimes it doesn’t, like Gary Cherone with Van Halen.
The folks at Loudwire ran down some of the least successful replacement singers in rock history.
Blaze Bayley, Iron Maiden
Dilana, L.A. Guns
Mark Huff, Quiet Riot
Ray Wilson, Genesis
Gary Cherone, Van Halen
Honorable mention: After Jim Morrison’s death, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger tried to handle lead vocal duties for The Doors, but it just didn’t work.