10 Rock Singers Who Fronted Two Great Bands

Lightning can strike twice!

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For several weeks now, rumours have swirled that none other than Axl Rose, lead singer and founder of Guns N' Roses, will be joining AC/DC as the band's frontman in place of Brian Johnson. Johnson, sadly, was reportedly dismissed after informing the band that he was suffering from severe hearing loss. While it seemed out of left field at the time, these rumours gained strength when a photo of Rose leaving the same rehearsal space AC/DC were camped out at surfaced in late March.

Were it to be true, it would be a rather historic occasion: AC/DC and GN'R are, after all, two of the biggest bands in rock music history. And even if it's not true, it brings up a rather interesting question of what singers out there have managed to front not one, but two great bands during their careers?

There are lots of singers who gave it the old college try, of course. Few have been successful, and even fewer still have led two bands that could truly be considered truly great. But sometimes the magic happens , and certain rock legends manage to prove they have the necessary chops...

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Covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College under the Ontario Management Development Program. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.