So, when the lead singer of a group - quits/dies or is fired - does that band die?
I saw Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham years ago -terrible
Genesis without Peter Gabriel
INXS without Michael Hutchinson
Queen without Freddie Mercury
AC/DC without Bon Scott
I think that the group begins and ends with the "voice" - anyone can play a guitar or play drums but it's the voice that provides that signature sound - IMHO.
I also think that it depends on when the voice has left the band - Peter Gabriel left earlier in the Genesis years versus Phil Collins who has taken lead vocals for the majority of the bands recordings. Same with Brian Johnson of AC/DC.
To Queen's credit they altered there name to Queen + (Paul Rodgers, Adam Lambert) I think the attempt is to recognized as the "Queen" band of old but a new incarnation of Queen plus a vocalist.
So what do you think? The band dies with the voice or it makes no difference one way or the other?