Over in the Visual Arts forum, there’s a thread about TV characters who disappear from a series without ever being properly written out, and are instead just never referred to again (like Richie Cunningham’s brother Chuck from the first season of Happy Days, who was wiped from existence so thoroughly that Richie’s dad later said he had two kids rather than three). My question is, are there bands who have effectively done the same with former members? To qualify, after the musician in question leaves, the band must never again play live any song that featured (or was written by) the former member, and never includes any of those songs on later compilations. And of course, the shunned musician is never invited to make guest appearances, or show up at award ceremonies, or the like. Got any?