This is a Top 5 list for artists that were in a band and decided to branch out into the solo field. Who do you think did it best? But there are rules to make it a little trickier.
1. The artist must have at least one US Gold studio album with his or her band and at least one US Gold studio album as a solo artist.
2. The solo portion must be billed as that particular person (so Ronnie James Dio would not qualify because he was in a band named Dio, it was not billed as RJD solo).
3. The artist must have had released a gold studio album with his band prior to releasing a solo gold studio album.
4. This is meant to be weighted on how much you like an artist as well as how well that artist sold. That's why rule number one is in place. For instance, Paul Stanley is my favorite musician and artist of all time, but he does not qualify because he did not go Gold as a solo artist (the '78 solo albums were billed as Kiss).
That's it. So who you got?
5. Phil Collins
4. Stevie Nicks
3. Don Henley
2. Ozzy Osbourne
1. David Lee Roth
5. John Fogerty
4. Stevie Nicks
3. Ozzy Osbourne
2. Paul McCartney
1. Robert Plant
Closing this thread tonight...
Damn...I thought it was gonna be the neverending thread!
Okay folks, this thread is officially closed. And below is the CRB Official Top 5 Dual Personalities (I'm In A Band/I'm A Solo Artist):
5. Stevie Nicks - 30 points (24 non-bonus points)
4. John Lennon - 30 points (26 non-bonus points)
3. Phil Collins - 36 points
2. Ozzy Osbourne - 38 points
1. Paul McCartney - 68 points
...as you can see, it was a runaway for McCartney. The tie for 4th place was broken by tossing the bonus points and giving the 4th spot to the artist with the most non bonus points.
Yep, McCartney nailed it! All others just lie in his wake! McCartney's easily the most successful, but there's plenty of room for debate on the rest. Personally, I like the results. What does everyone else think?
Eh, it's ok I guess. #1 is fine, the rest is just "eh".