Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), singer with Queen, standing in front of a drumkit as he sings into a microphone on stage during a live concert performance by the band at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom, on 5 June 1982.

The recent Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London and Los Angeles marked the first time that the Foo Fighters performed without their beloved drummer, Taylor Hawkins, since his tragic passing. The emotionally charged sets were so great that it got some fans wondering what the band’s future will hold, if they have any future at all.

It’s always difficult to move on after a band member has passed. How do you replace them? Will the new member fit in musically? Will they get along with the band and the crew? Here, we look at how a couple of legendary groups dealt with losing a member while they were still active.

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