Is it even a fair question to ask? Fact is that as we age, our bodies break down. Things that we did when we were in our 20's and 30's become much more difficult in our 40's and 50's. In many cases they become downright impossible when we hit our 60's and older. Of … Continue reading How old is too old?
This past week I've brought you a series of mini-bios on rock stars who died young: 60's & 70's hippie icons Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison; 80's MTV generation star Michael Hutchence; 90's grunge-rock star Kurt Cobain. Each of these young people died at those youthful stages of their lives thanks to conditions … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven, or Gone to Hell?
How many times have you heard the old adage 'These things happen in threes' concerning the deaths of famous people? In July of 1971, while the youth of America in general and the rock world in particular were still reeling from the dual deaths of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix just months earlier, the third … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven: Jim Morrison
Sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. It's the oldest cliche in the business. Rock stars are legendary for their booze consumption, drug abuse, and sexual escapades. Some, including the legends already profiled in this "Rock and Roll Heaven" series - Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain - have died from this excessive lifestyle. In April of 1997, … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven: Michael Hutchence
The tragic, untimely loss of young superstar talent in the rock-n-roll world has often been associated with the hippie-era, flower child period of the late 1960's and early 1970's. But the passing years have shown that it is not times that are to blame, but the choices these individuals made within a culture and lifestyle … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven: Kurt Cobain