Compare this with the band KISS, who at this point have been reduced to Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and whatever bozos they can find smoking pot outside of their local Guitar Center. What’s more, Stanley and Simmons have made overtures at leaving the band completely and replacing themselves with hired talent, claiming that KISS has always been about the image projected to the audience, and less about the men behind the greasepaint.
Or, even better, with game franchises, which routinely run through personnel while retaining the same title. Not many people working on the SSX franchise, for example, are from the squad that created the original game, and yet there are things that make an SSX game inherently an SSX game that have little to do with the people making it. Will bands ever be the same way?