What's your favorite band whose singer is the only original member left? It's not an unusual occurrence in rock and metal. Several bands have maintained careers after everyone except the lead vocalist departed.

But is it really still a band at that point, or a solo project? In many instances, the singer is the group's main creative force. So it stands to reason that exchanging the accompanying members wouldn't affect the music. Of course, that's not always the case.

And some rock and metal bands have no original members left. Understandably, not every band can continue with their original lineup intact.

But lineup changes can sometimes drastically affect a band. On the other hand, many bands begin from one musician's vision and maintain that focus throughout.

Below, see a selection of rock and metal bands that count their lead singer as the only original member remaining. Sometimes all it takes is one person to keep a band driving on through the years.

25 Rock + Metal Bands Whose Singer Is the Only Original Member Left

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