"In the world of rock and roll, growing old with dignity is hard. Age slows us down and mellows us out and those two characteristics are not associated with the fast-paced and wild image that prevails of the rock music world. Very few manage to maintain a cool look when performing the songs they wrote when they were in their twenties and ever fewer can write equally good new material without sounding like sad copies of themselves.
Just ask Guns ‘n Roses’ Axl Rose or try and listen to any recent Korn album without cringing. Many bands quit (R.E.M., Sonic Youth), others tone down their sound (Metallica) and some keep regurgitating what they’ve been doing for decades (The Rolling Stones)."
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