May 28, 2021, 9:07 PM
Things are changing … especially in the high-flying world of the music business. What happens when personnel changes mark a milestone in a band’s career?
There were many messages of discontent on social media when Kasabienne announced they would be on tour without former frontman Tom Meighan. But can a famous actor resist a line-up change? Here are some bands that have made …
Before: Rose, Slash, McKagan, Alder and Stradlin.
The “classic” GNR range of Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven adler only lasted two albums: Appetite For Destruction and GN’R Lies. Adler’s drug addiction led him to be fired in 1990, Stradlin resigned a year later, and Slash finally resigned in 1996, followed by McKagan the following year. Between 2000 and 2004, Slash was replaced by the infamous Bucket head, but in 2016, Slash, Rose, and McKagan got together for the Not In This Lifetime tour. Hooray!
After: the Buckethead years, 2001
Before: with Stuart Cable
The original trio was Kelly Jones, Richard Jones and Stuart Cable. However, drummer Cable was fired in 2003 for “lack of commitment” and replaced by Javier Weyler. The features of the current range Adam zindani on guitar and Jamie Morrison to the battery.
The rolling stones
Before: with Brian Jones in 1965
June 9, 1969, Mick taylor was officially announced as a replacement for Brian jones in The Rolling Stones. The increasingly erratic Jones found himself removed from the group by Mick jagger and Keith richardsTaylor was therefore considered a more reliable guitarist. He lasted until the end of 1974, when he was definitely replaced by the former Faces man. Ronnie Wood, who is still with them to this day.
After: with Mick Taylor in 1972
Before: with Baria Qureshi
The xx were originally a quartet: Romy Madely Croft, Oliver Sim, Jamie Smith and guitarist / keyboardist Baria Qureshi, who performed and co-wrote the music for the band’s acclaimed debut album, xx. But Qureshi left the band in late 2009, with Croft telling NME: “I guess ‘personal differences’ would be the standard way of saying it. I guess it’s just the intensity of being on tour, things are. so exacerbated. “
However, speaking to the French site Green Room in 2017, Qureshi had a different take on the issue, saying there was “tension around money. The decision was not mine, I been released without warning and without a clear explanation “.
After: Romy, Oliver and Jamie xx
Before: with Dale Crover
Kurt Cobain and Krist novoselic worked with a number of different drummers until they finally settled on Dave Grohl in 1990. Chad Channing appeared on their first single Love buzz, while Mudhoney is Dan Peters drummed on tracking, Wick. Dale crover was the last drummer before the arrival of the Grohlmeister.
After: with Dave Grohl
Before: with Chris Urbanowicz
When developing the 2009 follow-up In this light and tonight original Editors guitarist Chris Urbanowicz left the group. “
As a quartet, we had stopped being able to create something that we felt was good enough, ”he added. Tom smith said Drowned In Sound in 2013. “That’s when I, Russell (Leetch) and Ed (Lay) decided we couldn’t continue with Chris in the band anymore. Making that decision was heartbreaking and a very dark time for everyone involved. “
While that might have sounded the end for publishers, the resulting album, The weight of your love, introduced two new members: Justin locke and Elilot williams. The band has since continued and has made two more albums since: In a dream (2015) and Violence (2018).
After: with Justin Lockey and Elilot Williams
Before: Robert Smith, Michael Dempsey and Lol Tolhurst in 1979
The treatment are sort of a soap opera when it comes to band members. Robert smith is the only remaining original member; bass player Simon gallup has been with the band since their second album, but left for a few years in the mid-1980s. Original drummer Lol tolhurst switched to keyboards in 1982, and was “dropped” in 1989 before the release of the classic Disintegration. Current drummer Jason cooper is a simple beginner, having only been with the band since 1996.
After: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Reeves Gabrels, Roger O’Donnell and Jason Cooper in 2019
Before: with Pete Best
The most famous – and notorious – line-up change in history. The Beatles went through a number of drummers in their early days, but Pete Best was a fan favorite and stayed with the group throughout their formative years in Liverpool and Hamburg. However, shortly after signing to the Parlophone label, Best was bluntly sacked in favor of Ringo starr and the Fab Four were sold out. Were they jealous of Pete’s beauty? Wasn’t he such a good drummer? The debate has raged for 60 years …
After: with Ringo Starr