It's easy to think of rock stars as iconic figures who can do no wrong. That's because we see all of their well-documented successes in retrospect, seeing how each one in turn led to the creation of their legends.

Let's say we could go back to certain critical moments in the career of a certain band and say "what if?" Would the Beatles still be the Beatles if they had kept Pete Best and never hired Ringo Starr? Could Alice Cooper have still made it if he'd kept the name Vincent Furnier? Would things still turn out the same, or could one small thing destroy the entire legend and change the course of rock and roll history?

Together with Loudwire, we have taken a look at some of those "what if" scenarios in our list of the 10 Moments That Nearly Destroyed Rock.