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10 Musicians Who Probably Shouldn't Have Left Their Bands

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As plenty of members of famous bands have learned the hard way, sometimes the audience might actually like your group much more than they like you. In particular, these 10 artists show that sometimes having a successful solo career is really hard, even if you have the credentials to go with it.

David Lee Roth

After leaving Van Halen and being replaced by Sammy Hagar, Roth went on a solo career for decades that most agree was painful to listen to compared to his previous highs.

Johnny Borrell

Borrell and his band Razorlight found massive success in the indie-rock boom of the early 2000s, but after the band dissolved, his solo career absolutely tanked. His first album only sold 594 copies in its first week.

Mick Jagger

His 2001 album, Goddess in the Doorway, was described by Rolling Stones bandmate Keith Richards as "It's like Mein Kampf - everyone had it, but no-one read it." OUCH.

Billy Corgan

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman took on a much more electronica-inspired sound when the band dissolved, and nobody was a fan.

Any of the Spice Girls

Seriously, after the massive impact the girl power group had on the charts, it's kind of shocking and saddening to see that none of them ever really had a hit again.

Seriously, it's kind of surprising how unsuccessful some of these next solo careers are...

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