13 Most Successful Solo Careers by Legendary Rock Band Members

These artists did almost everything right

November 12, 2019

Most rock bands have a shelf life. For every Rolling Stones there’s ten Led Zeppelins – bands that shot through the universe for a finite period of time and made their mark. But that doesn’t mean the musicians in those bands don’t have anything else to say, so they continue their careers in different ways.

Other times, those musicians no longer fit in the group they helped start, or just need another outlet for their art – a side project. In all cases, it results in the ever-popular solo career. Some crash and burn, while others flourish and become just as popular as the original band or even more so.

Here’s a look at some of the most successful solo careers by artists who were also members of legendary bands.