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Old 03-15-2017, 04:45 AM
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Default Drummers who became singers.

Drummers who ditched the drums and became front people, singers-


Steve Perry

Marvin Gaye

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Drummers who tried ditching the drums and become (just) singers-


Buddy Rich https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHBEnmN3EHs

Thomas Lang

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Old 03-15-2017, 04:56 AM
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Default Re: Drummers who became singers.

How did you start this thread and not mention Phil Collins and Don Henley?

Those two are the most obvious.

And of course, Sully Erna (Godsmack) and Dave Grohl, both of whom both sang and played drums on their band's albums.
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Deen Castronovo did a lot of lead singing with Journey during his tenure with the band.

There was much fan speculation at one point he would be named lead singer, though Deen himself didn't want to come out front.

There are a couple of studio cuts of him singing lead with Journey where he sounds more like Steve Perry than any of the various replacement singers ever did.

He also sang lead on his solo record, before his legal troubles.
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Steven Tyler started as a drummer. It's known he has spend plenty of time telling Joey Krammer what to play.


Tommy Lee sang lead on his Methods of Mayhem project and solo albums.
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Chris Cornell .
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Richard Starkey

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Karen Carpenter

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Damn, you beat me to it. She had an amazing voice. And never wanted to sing, just play the drums.
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Sully Erna from Godsmack.
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Levon Helm, from The Band, was a very good singer and drummer.
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Stevie Wonder, Nick D'Vigilio, Peter Criss, Dennis Wilson, Micky Dolenz (sorry), Karen Carpenter, Dave Grohl (Who sounds more like a carpenter when he drums)
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Marcus Mumford
Rick Astley
Peter Gabriel (much like Phil after him)
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Bobby Gillespie(Jesus and Mary Chain drummer to Primal Scream singer).
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Who was Peace, Love and Goodwill the singer for?
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Roger Taylor from Queen and Robert Wyatt from Soft Machine!
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Blood, Sweat, and Tears for Fears
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Layne Staley from Alice in Chains.
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Don't forget the late Teddy Pendergrass, who sang lead for Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, before launching a successful solo career.
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Default Re: Drummers who became singers.

Mel Torme.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bYvZEpHEMA
Don Brewer.(although he did not ditch playing the drums).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F69etVKuUs
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