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Aging Rock Stars Gone Good

Updated on October 3, 2014

Aging Rock Stars: Stop It. Now.

Aging rocker Steven Tyler was a judge on American Idol 10. That's Steven Tyler. Aerosmith. Livin' on the Edge. Steven Tyler, a man whose face is a monument to excess, judging American Idol balladeers.

Iggy Pop is advertising insurance on British TV. Iggy, weirdo rock star, who Wikipedia says "is considered an influential innovator of punk rock, hard rock, and other styles of rock music". What next, a free pen with every Stooges album you buy?

These are just two of the unlikely aging rockers making a buck doing adverts or things rock stars shouldn't do. And it's not nice. Stop it, get back to sex and drugs and rock and roll. Grow old disgracefully like you're supposed to. Look at Keith Richards - a role model for the dissolute senior citizen.

Should aging rock stars do soft things?

Are they selling out?

mick jagger cricket rock stars gone good
mick jagger cricket rock stars gone good

MIck Jagger

I blame Mick Jagger. Aging rock star supreme. One of the great bad boys of all time. Seducer of the most beautiful teenager of the sixties. Wrecket of hotel rooms across the globe. And one day I saw him on the telly. Arrested? No. Strutting across a stage? No. He was at Lords, home of English cricket.

Now, even if you've never seen a cricket match you probably have an idea of a slow, genteel game, played on a village green by men in whites. I doubt if you ever imagined Jumping Jack Flash himself at a game. Another cucumber sandwich and cream scone Mr Jagger?

A terrible example he's setting to the future wild men of rock. You don't see Keith Richards settling down to a nice game of dominoes - he at least has the self respect to continue self destructing.

The Lips In Action

Personal Imprimatur

Bar some compilations I'm only recommending albums I own or at least used to own - in two cases it's the old story of relationship crash and subsequent fight over the music ...

Classic Rolling Stones Music

Beggars Banquet (Remastered)
Beggars Banquet (Remastered)

The best Stones album of all time. Ever. Sympathy For The Devil, Street Fighting Man, more rockers and even a folky twist - this is the Stones abandoning the psychedelic rubbish and just making music.

 
Iggy POp
Iggy POp

Iggy Pop

Iggy can be seen on UK television selling insurance. Insurance used to be sold by comforting old ex-TV presenters in cardigans. Iggy, looking more dessicated than ever, runs around with a muppet-like version of himself. It's not funny, it's not ironic, it's not neo-ironic, it's just horrible.

This is the man who invented the stage dive. The man who vomited on stage. The man who, on stage, how shall we put this, allowed us to see more of himself than we really wanted.

Check out the vids below. Spot the odd one out. Cry softly.

Igg Pop On American Idol

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iggy pop om american idol
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american idol logo

Iggy On Idol

Wild Child on the show

He's sixty three years old, he's shirtless, he's doing Wild Child on American Idol! Yes, Iggy guested in Rock Week on American Idol, It was a heck of a shock for some of the audience! Jennifer Lopez had to be told by Steve Tyler to stand for the ovation. Video below if you dare watch it again.

Click here the latest buzz on American Idol

Pia off the show? Ludicrous! Go to Hollywood Gossip for details of PIa's exit from Idol

Iggy In Action On Idol

Iggy Pop Vids - Spot the odd one out

Iggy Doing What Iggy Should - Music, not insurance

A Million in Prizes: The Anthology
A Million in Prizes: The Anthology

Double CD retrospective of Iggy's career before he became a salesman. If you want a good sampling of classic Stooges, buy this.

 
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steven tyler rock stars gone good

Steve Tyler

Steve Tyler: aging rock star - actually "should be dead by now" rock star, given his past. In fifteen weeks of auditions for American Idol he's heard Aerosmith's "Don't Want to Miss a Thing" on average once a week. Good. Serves him right. If he has the brass components to take over from the icky Simon Cowell then he deserves that and more. Hopefully there'll be a few howling dogs attempting Britney numbers

"Take a walk outside your mind
Tell me how it feels to be
The one who turns the knife inside of me
Take a look and you will find there's nothing there girl"

He's consorted with models ( a great hobby, I must say), he's fathered an actress and a super model, he's done his best to destroy himself and come back to complete four decades of hard rocking - why must he now descend into the saccharine of Saturday night TV?

Aerosmith In Action

Toys In The Attic (Remastered)
Toys In The Attic (Remastered)

Aerosmith's first smash album: Rock and blues and Walk This Way

 
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roger daltrey trout farm

Roger Daltrey

Keith Moon's mate

Studded leather jacket, ripped jeans, bejewelled coyboy boots. That's what a respectful bad old rock star wanders round in, rich as Croesus or not. Hand-rolled ciggie in mouth, muttering lyrics from greatest hits and forgotten blues. Well, scratch that for Roger Daltrey. The man who used to tear up cities, never mind mere hotels, with Keith Moon is now, wait for it, a trout farmer in sleepy Dorset. Barbour and green wellies, that's how Roger presents himself to the outside world when he isn't making gooseberry jam for the village fete.

Keith Moon would have been dynamiting the ponds and driving Rolls Royces through the fish nurseries. Roger has chiosen to eschew his rock credentials and play lord of the manor. Hope I die before I become a fishmonger.

Pinball Wizard

Okay, I know Roger doesn't sing but I love the film

Tommy (1969 Original Concept Album)
Tommy (1969 Original Concept Album)

If you don't buy the film then buy the album. There'll never be a rock musical to match it.

 

Alice Cooper

We are not worthy, we are not worthy.

I wasn't sure if I should include Alice here on the grounds that he doesn't take himself too seriously and he was in Wayne's World. Then I thought "snakes, chickens, advertising televison sets?" and so Mr Cooper makes the list.

Sorry Alice, you can't break up from school just to collect a Japanese corporation's largesse - it aint rock and roll. If they're calling Action rather than for the cops then you're selling out.

Alice in action

Alice Album - yep, the only one I have

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johnny rotten john lydon

John Lydon

John Lydon, Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols. Anarchy in the UK. Never mind the ... rest of the title. Safety pins and spitting, saying naughty words on primetime TV (the little scamp). What's he up to now after those ghastly reunion tours? Well, he's advertising butter. Yes, butter, not butting groupies or African musicians, he likes a bit on his crumpet. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

I always thought Punk was horiibly overrrated and that the Pistols were the exemplars of all that was wrong with it. Thank you Johnny, you've just confirmed it - behave like a rock star in your day job and fleece the masses for a nice little earner.

Sadly, Country Life say the ads were a stunning success, nearly doubling sales of the advertised brand.

The Only Acceptable Pistols

Okay, some reasonable stuff and it is of historic interest.

Great Rock N Roll Swindle
Great Rock N Roll Swindle

Good selection of Pistols' music. The more famous album is too rude to feature here!

 
LOve Music Love Food
LOve Music Love Food

Which Rocker Likes A Nice Cup Of Tea?

Siouxsie Sioux' likes beans on toast and Alex Kapranos has a passion for beetroot - just two of the artistes featured in a new book called Love Music Love Food. Profits go to the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity devoted to helping teenagers and young adults with cancer.


EDIT: no longer available, sadly.

What do you think of the aging rockers above? - Are they sellouts or not?

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      Melody Lassalle 3 years ago from California

      I was dismayed years ago when Circus Magazine showed Alice Cooper in his golfing get up. That was scary.

      So, what is next? Ozzy Osborne for One a Day Vitamins?

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from Perth UK

      A great Hub - these guys are awesome - if you think about how many great pop starts didn't make it to 'older' age - then they're almost like miracles. I love them all. But especially James Taylor (not strictly rock!) but he lived on the wild side when he was a young lad, and so he had a massive battle to overcome - so did Eric Clapton - they are all my heroes!

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      MaggiePowell 4 years ago

      Oh... And Alice Cooper did one HECK of a brilliant job playing himself in the movie Bigfoot (one of those, so bad it's good films)

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      MaggiePowell 4 years ago

      Sad that it's considered selling out for these guys to make money... today no one says a word when a current musician sells his music to car or pizza adverts.

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      Monika Weise 4 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      I loved reading this. But it also makes me sad. So many idols of my youth are now forever tarnished. *sigh*

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      well, all those drugs are costly. They need a way to afford them.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Eric Mayo: lol

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      sybil watson 4 years ago

      I didn't have a problem with Steven Tyler being on American Idol - he is the ultimate rock star (with Mick being the UK equivalent). Those little pip squeaks on American Idol should have listened to him. How many rock stars have been famous for over 4 decades? Very few. Great lens, by the way.

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      Eric Mayo 4 years ago

      Please stop it Iggy Pop!

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      Eric Mayo 4 years ago

      How old will the Beach Boys have to be before they are the Beach Men?

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      The aging rock stars aren't selling out at all... I think they are all just showing us a bit more of what they always have been, but never let anyone else see. Just because Steven Tyler or any of the other rocks have seemed to change, doesn't mean I don't like their music any less... they are still great :)

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      I've enjoyed Steve Tyler on American Idol. I loved his crazy remarks. But I hear he has left the show to return to his band so maybe he will repent his ways and get back to rock and roll.

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      poppy mercer 5 years ago from London

      1000 quid to see Mick and the boys parody the Stones, and deeply unpleasant TV shows supported by once great performers. I suppose big stars have always been out of touch with the real world, so poor judgement isn't that surprising.

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      @greenspirit: A friend of a friend of a friend says that Mick is still all over the money, just as he was in the early days,

      It's only rock and roll ...

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      victoriahaneveer 5 years ago

      There is something very peculiar looking about Steven Tyler.

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      AdriatiX 5 years ago

      Steven Tyler is my sisters favourite rock star. She just can't stop listening to Aerosmith lol.

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      GetFactsnotHype 5 years ago

      Liked it and commented. Also see coment on your bio page.

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      BarbaraCasey 5 years ago

      Had to come back and bless this lens.

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      C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

      I think doing commercials is a bit sad... but I admire Steven Tyler for trying to offer encouragement and advice to young musicians.

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      lilblackdress lm 5 years ago

      My daughter is a pop singer and has met Steven (and others). It is so cool to see a picture of her with Steven Tyler.

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      MariaDSk 5 years ago

      I think they have the right to really. Can't truly expect them to rock the stage untill they die of old age- they have to be given credit to for not dieing young! And maybe consider this a sort of retirement? Young pop stars doing this, now that's a bit shameful.

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      BarbaraCasey 5 years ago

      How much does it say about today's music... that people are still so passionate about what the 60-something oldsters are up to? WWED? (What Would Elvis Do?)

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      April Wier 5 years ago

      The biggest disgraces of all-time: Metallica. They immediately began to suck when they cut their hair. That should have been a clue. They are officially too old to rock.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      so, it's better to try to act like you're 25 when you're 65 than do what some of these guys are doing? Or they'd be better off dead, like Keith Moon? Obviously, these things are a direct contrast to their rock and roll careers, but these guys are as old as current college students' grandparents, so I think you need some perspective. Also, someone only having Welcome to my Nightmare and posting a video of - of all songs - Poison, has little ground to be discussing Alice Cooper at all.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Love your take on aging rockers. Love em, hate em, disgraced by em, they truly are the great survivors of the stone age.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Love them all - and Steven Tyler ..well YO Dawg, he's da-bom :) watch idol to see him!

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      livinglargeandh 5 years ago

      Their choice. If people think they are sellout, they let them know by letting them drift into obscurity. Amazingly we remember their names and younger people know their names. Good for them.

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Lol good stuff. Sadly not the only examples. I loved seeing Iggy on American Idol, or rather I loved seeing my family's faces during his live performance. There was a lot of "ewwww" and "gross" noises coming from them lol

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      OMG...so funny! What a great idea for a lens! :)

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      This is the absolutely funniest thing I've read in ages. Also, sadly, too too true.

      *emphatically blessed*

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      resabi 5 years ago

      Aww, give the old guys a break. Lol. Funny lens.

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      resabi 5 years ago

      Aww, give the old guys a break. Lol. Funny lens.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      As long as they don't show up on Dr. Drew's reality show for addicts or a weight loss reality show......UGH!

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      Great lens but I am not sure that you're kidding.

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      Othercatt 6 years ago

      I remember reading this lens a long time ago. I liked it then. I'm blessing it now. (and you'll find my answer about aging rockers somewhere at the way bottom of the comments).

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      uktvbrackets lm 6 years ago

      biggest sellout has to be Gene Simmons, have to admire his business sense. I love KISS and they are the kings of merchandising.

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      Rhidawn 6 years ago

      No Brett Micahels? He had his own vh1 "ROck of Love" reality show..talk about sellout..lol great lens. I love it

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      @ananimoss2: Ah, the jpys of making mixed cassettes :)

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      Anthony Altorenna 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Great lens, and interesting how some of the hardest hitting rockers have mellowed. It's hard to believe that Alice Cooper is a scratch golfer.

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      ananimoss2 6 years ago

      At least we got their music we can listen to... I recorded both sides of my tapes with 'Dream On' by Aerosmith during my teen years...took me forever to make it but listened to it as long...Now, we got internet!

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Only Mick Jagger can strut his stuff on stage to the sound of Jumping Flash and Brown Sugar. Keith looks like he will outlive all of us.I just love the Rolling Stones. I have seen them live three times in CA.

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Almost all rock stars seem to sell out when they get older. Maybe they need the money (well, of course they do... who buys CD's anymore?). The most disappointing one was Tyler. American Idol? Though Iggy Pop is surprising to say the least...

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Loved reading your perspective. :D Well, those bills do need to be paid, and just because you're rich doesn't mean you'll stay rich. ...Would have these gents settling down myself. ...Love Steven Tyler on AI. We see a side to him we rarely saw in his mode as Rock Star.

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      Kathryn Darden 6 years ago

      Great lens. Laughed my way through it and learned a thing or two.

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      punkgrinder 6 years ago

      Nevermind the... rest of the title, love it. Great lens and a great read.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      When I saw Iggy Pop on AI I was both shocked and surprised. I expected his voice to be weaker than it was considering his age, so was surprised by his performance. However....and this is where it went bad for me.....why the h*ll couldn't he have covered his scraggy frame? THAT was sad to see, but to give him his due, he still ran around that stage like a young man! Very entertaining lens! Oh, and I have to take my hat off to Mick Jagger - I'm d*mned sure I couldn't sit through a day of cricket!

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      whiteskyline lm 6 years ago

      Where is Mike Ness? ;)

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I believe that you have covered the major ones. I'm surprised that more of them can still talk let alone sing. I enjoy more melodic music. You got my interest, though.

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      Kathryn Grace 6 years ago from San Francisco

      You had me at "dissolute senior citizen." HAD to read the whole thing. Poor boys. Padding their retirement nest eggs in case the dope runs out before the money does. But I applaud Tyler. He seems to have turned his life around, and if he is able to keep doing so, more power to him. That's another kind of role model for our children and grandchildren.

      Not to say I didn't enjoy every funny word and innuendo here. I did. Nice way to make a boring but hot topic (Idol) interesting.

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      TopMovieSoundtr 6 years ago

      Isn't it funny. The older they get, they just keep looking awesome. The crags and such just work for 'em. Rocker 60 is still something else.

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      Heidi 6 years ago from Benson, IL

      Dudes. Do the occasional comeback tour, go back to wrecking hotel rooms and leave American Idol alone! Geez, are these guys ever going soft. Don't make me go quoting country songs at you. As in, "All my rowdy friends have settled down."

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      Ouch! When I see those rock stars, I'm worried to have to get older... Anyway, as long as their music is good, I don't really bother their face or body: I just listen to tunes, don't watch them on TV :D

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      grannysage 6 years ago

      Aging rock stars. You would think they would retire already. Oh yes, there is a trout farmer. I think that's a good idea. When you really think about it, John Lennon and Jim Morrison picked a good time to check out. They will never have to endure the humiliation of being an aging rock start.

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      Mary 6 years ago from Midwest

      I think lggy should have his shirt on.

      For some reason it will not let me vote up or down. A box pops up saying i need to log in. I'm having that same problem on all those types of voting set ups. Anyway i would have voted down for lggy.

      Nice lens you done here.

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I do wish Iggy would wear a shirt! :P

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      What an interesting read! It is fun to watch these rockers mellow out a bit with age. : )

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      CHalloran LM 6 years ago

      Saw Alice Cooper about 4 years ago. He put on a great show. I love listening to his radio show from time to time. Another great lens!

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      DuaneJ 6 years ago

      great lens!

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      artshock 6 years ago

      I found this lens by chance, and I'm glad I did. This is hilarious! Very well executed Mr. OnBooks. I agree with Rockett, I think rock star is the epitome of selling out, but I also think that "sell out" has a sting to it greater than it deserves. Here's to making a good living talking about butter! I wish they'd ask me...

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      great idea for a lens. well done.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Paul - you get the prize for being the first person to make me laugh out loud today. I love this lens. All day I am now going to be trying to think of others who have sold out :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      I can't say that I blame them. Most of us do things in our youth that we would like to be able to live beyond. I actually prefer the bad boy gone good image. I think Steven Tyler is cute when he tears up on American Idol :)

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      Rockett LM 6 years ago

      Hey, watch it there ... I loved Simon. I agreed with what he said 99% of the time, good, bad or ugly.

      Sellouts? Isn't being a Rock Star the ULTIMATE sellout?

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      @RawBill1: I left Ozzy out on the grounds that he hasn't known what planet he's on for a decade or more so can't be held responsible for his actions.

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      Bill 6 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      What a great lens. Yes, they did sell out as they got older, but at least they got the chance to. You did leave out one great old party boy though. Ozzy Osbourne! Surely his TV show "The Osbournes" was one of the greatest sell outs of all time?

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      tiff0315 6 years ago

      Enjoyed Iggy's performance on American Idol and Steven Tyler continues to amaze me. Lensrolled this to my Steven Tyler and American Idol lenses.

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      Positivevibestechnician 6 years ago

      interesting perspective maybe it's just a money thing since the royalties have probably slowed quite a bit.

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      TriviaChamp 6 years ago

      Quite the interesting read. Well done. Blessed.

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      The main problems with these bad boys slowing down is that as I look at my own life - I've become a boring, ole Mom, that no longer has the body to flaunt.

      It does kind of make you wonder what Morrison or Hendrix would be up to now - I'm hoping that it still would be a bit of hell raising.

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      Pete Schultz 6 years ago

      Great fun....Some well known bad boys of rock never got a chance to sell out....Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix come to mind.

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      spritequeen lm 6 years ago

      Gotta love Bon Jovi - He used to be my hair band idol! LOL Sure can tell he's got kids now, with the lyrics he's putting out these days! HAHAHAHAHA Oh, well. He's still my boy! :-D

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      Fred-17 6 years ago

      I agree with Cath1125... Where is Ozzy?... I guess he's busy with reality shows!

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      Cath1125 6 years ago

      Great lense. What about Ozzy Osbourne, What is he up to these days.

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 6 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      Alice Cooper hasn't sold out! OK he plays golf (now that's seriously weird!) but he's still "Alice" - he does a syndicated rock show which we can pick up in the UK online at Planet Rock - he's every bit as unconventional as he ever was :)

      But yeah...Johnny Rotten and butter adverts is just soooooo wrong :D

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      antoivo lm 6 years ago

      Funny i like how you talk, great lens

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      dc64 lm 6 years ago

      Love the dry humor. It was a fun read.

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      Love it! Blessed and featured on Blessed by Tandemonimom!

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      Cinnamonbite 6 years ago

      I hope Steve or Mick reads this and hangs his head in shame.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What rockn' fun you have created here! I think its the perfect bad boy thing to make people take a double take and mess with our minds. All that we believe isn't true. I'm loving watching Steven Tyler on Idol. Fun!

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      dessertlover 6 years ago

      Fun article, it brings me back!

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      Carol Goss 6 years ago

      Wow! I love all of these guys

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      joanv334 6 years ago

      Hello, nice to meet you!

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      Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Great lens and congrats on the Purple Star, well deserved.

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      So funny Iggy on TV commercial selling insurance for cars! hilarious, but i think they all grow upp at some point (maybe not!)

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      Congrats on your Purple Star!

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Enjoyed your lens, Paul - congrats on your Purple Star! :)

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      Super lens! I enjoyed reading it very much. Gotta love Alice!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Iggy commercial is horrendous.....but Alice Cooper frequently came to my backwoods Canadian hometown with his friends to play softball versus local teams and the Cops....yes even the Cops....even back in the day Alice was chill about his rock image, heck he was on the Muppet Show.

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      @delia-delia: To be honest, I was worried that he was being set up as a bit of a joke - to have the mickey taken out of him.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      I have to tell you how impressed I am with Steve Tyler on Idol...he sure has a kind heart and a great personality, that is wonderful to see as I would never had suspected that.

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      I-sparkle 6 years ago

      Hey, out with the old and in with the new! We gotta make room for the new bad boys of rock! Excellent lens, as always Paul.wor

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      the777group lm 6 years ago

      You take Rock'n'Roll so seriously - they didn't and don't.

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      knit1tat2 6 years ago

      I guess it really goes to show, that there's only so much in a person before they 'fizzle' out. Like a sparkler or fire cracker. Some though, have just dropped out, but these happen to want to fizzle in public. Finally harmless, lol, I say let go. Good for giggles, and God Speed!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Love this lens! and really love the title you gave it,

      Barb

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      Glenn619 6 years ago

      wow mick jagger at a cricket match :s. Great lens paul

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      tiff0315 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed your lens....and I think that Steven Tyler is hilarious on American Idol!

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      pcgamehardware 6 years ago

      Really cool lens...:)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I really like seeing the sentimental side of Steven. Also you tell he truly appreciates all music. Very nice lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Totally sweet lens.... anything with Iggy in it gets my vote. But selling insurance? Really?

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      ratetea 6 years ago

      I think it's important to make a distinction between "doing good" and "selling out". Some stars dedicate themselves selflessly to noble causes, whereas others live decadently and just pimp themselves out for whomever writes the biggest check. It's pretty self-evident who's who.