Some of the music’s greatest started their journey as legendary drummers. From Dave Grohl to Phil Collins, are some who swapped sticks for the front position. Pretty sure when thinking of music over the years. One has to pause and say, wait a minute that guy use to be the drummer now he’s the lead singer. Some members who made the switch can either save a band or destroy it in one move.
Some drummers are so talented they can drum and sing at the same time. There is one artist I have found that will surprise you. In 1975 this person was voted in a magazine to be a better drummer than Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham. Remember also the drummer is the backbone of the band. Drummers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to music. If you do not have a good drummer the band loses its timekeeper.
When David Lee Roth’s departure from Van Halen was made, Eddie Van Halen was quoted as saying something like, “Yeah, Dave just had the worst case of LSD so we parted ways.” At first, I thought Roth was doing acid, which would explain a lot but then I found out that LSD was “Lead Singer Disease.”
Let’s take a look at drummers from a wide variety of music who jumped over the kit to grab the lead singer position. Some made the transition smooth, and some crashed and burned pretty badly. Don’t want to judge too hard as it takes a lot of guts to play both the drums and stand up front to sing in front of people.
Legendary Drummers Who Left The Drums And Became The Lead Singer