Peter Gabriel was the original frontman for Genesis. When Peter left the band, Genesis did quite well when the drummer, Phil Collins, took the lead singer spot. Has this happened with any other bands? Four years ago at church, I was a guitarist. But I was offered the music director slot when the last leader left to join the Marines. It has worked out well. Now with my classic rock band, the lead singer/acoustic guitar just sold his house and is moving out of state. The other members and I want to keep the band together. It looks like I may have to move up to the front man slot. I hesitate to lead because I enjoy just playing guitar with exceptional musicians. I get to let down my hair and just rock out without being responsible for holding it all together. I think it will be much more work. Any suggestions for making the transition? Stories, wisdom and experiences are much appreciated.