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What singers originally came into their bands playing an instrument and ended up being vocalists (without playing rhythm/lead/bass guitar while singing)??
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Dio played bass
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Shagrath played guitar and keyboards in Dimmu Borgir.
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Nathen Maxwell started as the bassist for Flogging Molly, and now he has his own band where he sings.
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Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom never intended to be the singer, he was just the only one with the balls to do it
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cedric bixler-zavala from the mars volta used to be a drummer
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Steven Tyler was a drummer, but he wanted to give singing a shot in Aerosmith.

I'd say it worked out pretty well.
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Dio played bass

Wow, this is actually true...
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#13
If I remember correctly, Mikael Akerfeldt originally joined Opeth as the bassist before moving on to Guitar and Vocal.
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Chris Cornell Played drums for Soundgarden originally.
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Ville Valo was supposed to be a bassist.
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#19
Ian Kenny of Karnivool and Birds of Tokyo played guitar before he joined Karnivool.
#21
Brendon Urie was originally just guitarist for Panic! At the Disco but got bumped to lead vocals in a practice session.

Travis Richter was guitarist for From First to Last and now does vocals for The Human Abstract.
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Dave Grohl.

But Dave Grohl plays guitar in Foo Fighters, he isn't just a vocalist.

I think you may have misunderstood the OP
#23
Hmm.. Alisson Mosshart plays guitar, but in The Dead Weather she's the main vocalist.
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It probably doesn't count but James Hetfield originally didn't want to sing for Metallica, just play guitar.
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#25
I believe the singer of Taking Back Sunday originally played the bass or some shenanigans
#26
Tommy Rogers played guitar in a band before he became the singer of BTBAM.
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#30
Roger Daltrey of The Who was originally a guitarist, though now he only plays guitar for perhaps one or two songs a show.
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Duff McKagan played bass for Guns N Roses, but only sings for Loaded. I think he plays bass live sometimes, but not all the time.
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eddy van halen was originally the drummer and his brother was the guitarist. thank ra they switched
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Hansi Kirsch played bass on the first few Blind Guardian albums.

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Jens Kidman from Meshuggah used to play guitar as well.
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Boz Scaggs used to play guitar
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#38
The vocalist from All That Remains auditioned for lead guitar, but they put him on vocals instead.

Also, Justin Bieber was a guitarist, and now he just sings. Yes, Justin Bieber, an actual musician, imagine that shit.
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#39
No mention of Dave Mustaine? Played guitar in Metallica and now does something vaguely resembling singing in Megadeth ( in addition to playing guitar).

EDIT:Crap should have read the OP more carefully.
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The vocalist from All That Remains auditioned for lead guitar, but they put him on vocals instead.

Also, Justin Bieber was a guitarist, and now he just sings. Yes, Justin Bieber, an actual musician, imagine that shit.



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