Mojo magazine has compiled a list of the Top 10 most controversial rock band replacements, and Sammy Hagar's taking over for David Lee Roth in Van Halen is number-one. Here's the Top 10, along with five honorable mentions:

  • Van Halen - Sammy Hagar for David Lee Roth
  • Guns n' Roses - Everybody but Axl Rose for somebody else
  • Black Sabbath - Ronnie James Dio for Ozzy Osbourne
  • Metallica - multiple - Kirk Hammett for Dave Mustaine; Jason Newsted for the late Cliff Burton; and Robert Trujillo for Newsted
  • Journey - Arnel Pineda for Steve Perry (Pineda actually replaced Jeff Scott Soto.)
  • Judas Priest - Tim "Ripper" Owens for Rob Halford
  • Iron Maiden - Blaze Bayley for Bruce Dickinson
  • The Doors - Ian Astbury for Jim Morrison when Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek toured as The Doors of the 21st Century in 2002
  • Def Leppard - Vivian Campbell for the late Steve Clark
  • Velvet Underground - Doug Yule for Lou Reed

Honorable Mentions:

  • AC/DC - Brian Johnson for the late Bon Scott
  • Pantera - Phil Anselmo for Terry Glaze
  • Motley Crue - John Corabi for Vince Neil
  • Pink Floyd - David Gilmour for Syd Barrett
  • Anthrax - John Bush for Joey Belladonna