9 Rock Bands With No Original Members Left

via @nicksred | Instagram

It is normal for a band to undergo alignment changes over time. It’s even good, because the records and shows are refined with chemistry and musical composition that little by little build a definitive lineup. However, what happens when a band continues without any of the musicians who were there when it all started?


After the death of Frankie Banali, his former Quiet Riot partners have confirmed that the band will move on without him. The replacement for Frankie, who was passed due to pancreatic cancer, will continue to be Johnny Kelly (Danzig, Type O Negative), who will be in charge of the drumming section for the Californian group.


Talking about Yes is talking about an immense history in music, especially in progressive rock. Creating historic albums like ‘Fragile’ is not something any band can achieve. That makes it sadder that after Chris Squire passed away and Yes was left without original members in 2015, Jon Anderson, vocalist and also original member, had already chosen to stick with their own version of the band and continued with it until 2018.


“Dog and Butterfly” (1978), with “Straight on” or “High Time”, again reached number 17 on the Billboard. The album was the last album with Roger Fisher, who would break his relationship with Ann and leave the group after recording. At the same time, Mike Fisher also ended his courtship with Nancy, who a few years later would marry Cameron Crowe.


For the recording of their second album, “Blood, Sweat & Tears” (1969), an album produced by James William Guercio, who had previously worked with The Buckinghams and Chad & Jeremy, the trumpeters were incorporated, in addition to Clayton-Thomas. Lew Soloff and Chuck Winfield, and trombonist Jerry Hyman, as former trombonist Dick Halligan, filled Kooper’s vacant position on keyboards.



After Nash’s fleeting return for the Hollies, the Hollies continued to tour life, reminiscing about their greatest successes of the past, especially their sensational 60’s run. Carl Wayne, the singer of the group The Move, replaced Allan Clarke when he decided to retire from the stage.


Steve Marriott, its leader and one of the most charismatic characters in British rock, died in a fire at his home in Essex on April 20, 1991.


On April 5, 1981, Bob Hite suffered a heart attack in Los Angeles that ended his life. He was 38 years old. The same year appeared “Boogie With Hooker n ‘Heat” (1981), an album recorded with Johnny Lee Hooker, “Kings Of The Boogie” (1981), and the tribute to Hite, “In Memory Of Bog’ The Bear ‘Hite 1943-1981: “Don’t Forget To Boogie” “(1981).


In 1973, there were very important exits and entries for the group’s future. Atkins abandoned his bandmates and faced the dilemma of the new singer. In Birmingham, there was a band called Hiroshima in which Rob Halford (born August 25, 1951) sang, whose sister, named Sue, was the girlfriend of bassist Ian Hill. Ian recommended the group to Halford and he joined the Judas Priest, also bringing with him the drummer of his old band, John Finch, who replaced Kongo Campbell, who, like Al Atkins, had decided to leave the group, who, In the style of Thin Lizzy, he decided to bring in another lead guitarist.


Iron Butterfly, after a farewell tour, decided to break up in 1971. In the mid-90s, and after the Rhino label reissued their most important work, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”, they took up the name of Iron Butterfly to conduct an American tour. Darryl DeLoach passed away on October 3, 2002, after suffering from liver cancer.