Originally Posted by Onioner
Diamond Head comes to mind; even though Brian Tatler's the primary songwriter for the band and still plays, Sean Harris' vocals aren't being adequately replaced by the current guy. Until they get Sean back or find a guy that can really do the material justice, the current incarnation of Diamond Head is a cover band to me.
That doesn't make them a cover band. It just makes them Diamond Head that you no longer like. And I'm with you, I don't listen to their new stuff, or go see them, because I don't like how they sound.
Same as I don't go to (small-scale example, but relevant) The More I See concerts anymore, because they changed their singer and style and stopped playing thrash. They're still The More I See, they've just chosen to do something else and I don't like it.