Musicians from famous bands whose solo careers flopped

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Courtney Love - Courtney Love's band, Hole, earned their place in rock music history. As for Kurt Cobain's widow as a solo artist? Well, not so much. 

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Debbie Harry- Debbie Harry was all the rage while fronting Blondie. But despite having released five studio albums, she never really quite made it as a solo artist.

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Billy Corgan - Billy Corgan is a prolific songwriter, but his solo career is completely overshadowed by his work with The Smashing Pumpkins.

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Michelle Williams - Williams did release a successful gospel pop record in 2002 called 'Heart to Yours,' but, sadly, her follow-up albums weren't as successful.

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Nicole Scherzinger - Nicole has released two studio albums, both of which received mixed reviews from critics. It's safe to say she did a lot better with The Pussycat Dolls.

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JC Chasez - Unlike Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez said bye, bye, bye to musical success after he left NSYNC. 

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Nick Carter - Nick Carter has three solo albums under his belt, but none have come close to the success his Backstreet Boys albums achieved.

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Boy George - George has enjoyed moderate success since his solo career started in 1987. But let's be honest: most fans will go to his shows to listen to Culture Club songs.

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Patrick Stump - Patrick never really found his way to success outside of Fall Out Boy. His 2011 album 'Soul Punk' was okay, but not really up to his main band's standard.

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Scott Weiland- The late singer was a successful rock star while fronting Stone Temple Pilots and later Velvet Revolver. His stab at going solo, though, wasn't as successful.

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Scott Stapp - Scott Stapp enjoyed true success with his band Creed. His solo career, however, was a flop. Stapp has released three solo albums so far.

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