Nothing pisses rock fans off worse than the lead singer of their favorite band being replaced.

This happens across genres, but it’s most common within hard rock — pop, country and R&B vocalists’ departures are usually a precursor to their solo efforts; very rarely does their band continue without them. Hard rock and heavy metal fans, on the other hand, see their favorite bands as a cohesive unit, so when a singer leaves, the rest of the band oft



Phil Collins announced today that he’s retiring from the music world.

Most of us remember Phil as the drummer/lead singer of prog rock band Genesis and the writer of songs like That One Part Half Way Through In the Air Tonight Where The Drums Get Awesome and Billy, Dont You Lose My Number, a song about how hard life was when you still had to write phone numbers down on paper.