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Meet the New Boss: Ten Bands That Tried to Make It With a New Singer

Judge how well the new guys fit in Journey, Yes, Iron Maiden and other groups that lost their frontmen

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Genesis

Genesis has actually had three singers, but the first two worked out a little better than the last one. The baton pass from Peter Gabriel to Phil Collins in 1976 was on the smoothest in rock history, and the band was actually significantly more popular after Gabriel left. They were a theater act when Gabriel bolted, and by the time that Phil Collins had enough they were packing stadiums across the globe – and scoring massive hit singles. Former Stiltskin frontman Ray Wilson took over as lead vocalist in 1997, but their album Calling All Stations completely tanked and the American tour was canceled. Here's Phil Collins singing "Land of Confusion" with Genesis in 1986, and Ray Wilson doing the same tune with them in 1998. 

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