The band as a whole is almost like a marriage for all the members involved. Not only do you have to tour with the same group of people all the time, but you have to make major decisions when it comes to money, creative contributions, and songwriting credits. Add to that inflated egos getting in the way and it becomes a recipe for disaster.
While all the bands on this list went on to greater things in the rock world, they had to sever ties with tremendous musicians to get to where they are today. On the surface, playing music together doesn't seem too hard, but the way a band gels sometimes leaves a band with an ultimatum: cut the loose end or be destined for obscurity. It's never an easy decision, but it has to be made regardless.
These bands may have conquered the hard rock landscape, but it had to come with a price. Whether it be through drug use, creative differences, or just plain rock star ego, these are some bands that had to sack some of their own bandmates.
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