Originally Posted by scottish_foo
There are some bands that work without the original singers such as Black Sabbath with Dio, AC/DC with Brian Johnston, but others reformed without the key member - Thin Lizzy without Phil, Big Country without Stuart Adamson, and also Skid Row without Sebastian Bach.
I agree with the Queen example, and in the case of Thin Lizzy they did the right thing and changed their name.
This Nirvana reunion wil not likely be much more than the odd rare gig every so many years.
This is the same as Queen for me, the frontman is simply too key to the band. ACDC could quite happily tour with another singer and that would still be ACDC as they've had multiple vocalists already