I can’t think of many bands where the singer was successfully replaced. Sabbath? No. Even though Ronnie James Dio is a great singer, just, no. Genesis? Hmm. Tougher – Phil did a good job but it wasn’t the same. AC/DC – well producing one of the most successful albums of all time with Brian tends to make a strong case but really, Bon was the man, wasn’t he? In answer to my own question I think there’s only one case I can think of where it worked. Gillen to Coverdale. IG was great but DC was even better (yes, different, but I go to the DC albums most).
Are there any other examples where the lead singer was successfully replaced?