Most artists tinker with a side project or two when their original group becomes same-old, same-old. In the extremely rare case that the side project starts becoming as or even more popular than the original, the artist might choose to go down that side road. Maybe just for a few years, or maybe for the rest of their careers, here are 13 side projects that became the main gig.

THE GORILLAZ CRACKED COM Blur's Song 2 was still topping charts worldwide when frontman Damon Albarn began side project, The Gorillaz, in 1998 with artist Jamie Hewlett. The band saw instant success with hit Clint Eastwood, and while Blur did sell 15 million albums, The Gorillaz have sold 25 million over 7 albums from 2001 to present day.

Source: NME

 

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