53 Old Rockers ~ Then & Now

[UPDATED – November 1, 2011]

After years of copious sex with numerous partners, drinking booze to excess, smokes, and drugs; endless performances in concert, on tour, and in studios; after years of sleep deprivation, staying up until all hours of the night or into the next day’s morning; after years of questionable diets and physical activity; what would you look like?

Some of our favorite rockers have fared better than others…


Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger (b. July 26, 1943)
musician, singer-songwriter, the lead vocalist of The Rolling Stones


Keith Richards (b. December 18, 1943)
guitarist, songwriter, singer | Band: The Rolling Stones


Steven Tyler (b. March 26, 1948)
singer, songwriter, front man & lead singer | Band: Aerosmith


Deborah “Debbie” Harry (b. July 1, 1945)
singer, songwriter, actress, lead singer | Bands: New Wave, Blondie


Bret Michaels (b. March 15, 1963)
singer, lead singer | Band: Poison


John Lydon aka “Johnny Rotten” (b. January 31, 1956)
singer, songwriter, television presenter | Band: Sex Pistols


Alice Cooper (b. February 4, 1948)
singer, songwriter, musician


Iggy Pop (b. April 21, 1947)
singer, songwriter, musician


Patti Smith (b. December 30, 1946)
singer, songwriter, poet, visual artist


Ozzy Osbourne (b. December 3, 1948)
singer, songwriter, lead vocalist | Band: Black Sabbath


Bob Dylan (b. May 24, 1941)
singer-songwriter and musician


David Lee Roth (b. October 10, 1953)
vocalist, songwriter, lead singer | Band: Van Halen


Pat Benatar (b. January 10, 1953)
singer


Rod Stewart (b. January 10, 1945)
singer, songwriter


David Bowie (b. January 8, 1947)
rock musician


Robert Plant (b. August 20, 1948)
singer, songwriter, lead vocalist & lyricist | Band: Led Zeppelin & solo career


Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948)
singer-songwriter | Band: Fleetwood Mac & a solo artist


Charlie Watts (b. June 2, 1941)
drummer | Band: The Rolling Stones.


Tommy Lee (b. October 3, 1962)
drummer | Band: Mötley Crüe


Meatloaf (b. September 27, 1947)
musician and actor


W. Axl Rose (b. February 6, 1962)
lead vocalist, musician | Band: Guns N’ Roses


Joan Jett (b. September 22, 1958)
guitarist, singer, songwriter | Bands: The Runaways, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts


Vincent Neil Wharton (b. February 8, 1961)
lead singer, musician | Band: Mötley Crüe


Ronnie Wood (b. June 1, 1947)
Guitarist, bassist | Band: The Rolling Stones


Eddie Van Halen (b. January 26, 1955)
lead guitarist | Band: Van Halen


Tom Petty (b. October 20, 1950)
singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist | Band: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


Anne & Nancy Wilson – Band: Heart
Ann Wilson (b. June 19, 1950) lead singer, flautist & occasional guitar player
Nancy Wilson (b. March 16, 1954) singer, songwriter & guitarist


Ted Nugent (b. December 13, 1948)
guitarist and vocalist


Nikki Sixx (December 11, 1958)
musician, bassist | Band: Mötley Crüe


James Hetfield (b. August 3, 1963)
lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist | Band: Metallica


Steve Perry (b. January 22, 1949)
Singer, songwriter, lead vocalist | Band: Journey


Cherie Currie (b. November 30, 1959)
lead vocalist | Band: The Runaways


Sting (b. October 2, 1951)
singer-songwriter | former lead singer and bassist of the band: The Police


David Crosby (b. August 14, 1941)
guitarist, singer, songwriter | Bands: The Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash; CPR


Bruce Dickinson (b. August 7, 1958)
singer, songwriter | Band: Iron Maiden


David Coverdale (b. September 22, 1951)
rock singer | Bands: Deep Purple, Whitesnake


Neil Young (b. November 12, 1945)
singer, songwriter


Grace Slick (b. October 30, 1939)
singer, songwriter | Bands: Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, others


Paul Hewson aka “Bono” (b. May 10, 1960)
lead vocalist | Band: U2


Saul Hudson aka “Slash” (b. July 23, 1965)
lead guitarist | Band: Guns N’ Roses


Jon Bon Jovi (b. March 2, 1962)
lead singer | Band: Bon Jovi


Joseph “Joe” Elliott (b. August 1, 1959)
lead vocalist | Band: Def Leppard


Richard “Richie” Sambora (b. July 11, 1959)
lead guitarist | Band: Bon Jovi


Gene Simmons (b. August 25, 1949)
rock bassist, vocalist | Band: KISS


Linda Ronstadt (b. July 15, 1946)
recording artist


Annie Lennox (b. December 25, 1954)
recording artist | Band: Eurythmics


Bruce Springsteen aka “The Boss” (b. September 23, 1949)
singer-songwriter


Courtney Love (b. July 9, 1964)
lead singer | Band: Hole


C. C. DeVille (b. May 14, 1962)
lead guitarist | Band: Poison


Billie Idol (b. November 30, 1955)
rock musician Band: Generation X, Solo Career


Madonna (b. August 16, 1958)
recording artist, actress & entrepreneur


Paul McCartney (b. June 18, 1942)
musician, singer-songwriter & composer | Band: The Beatles and Wings

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Except for Madonna, the ladies appear to have fared better than the men.

Slash looks like the reincarnation of Muammar Gaddafi :)

 

WOW Glad I am not a rock star. I can't tell the difference in my picture from 1975 and today.

I am however having some small vision issues

I'm not as judgmental as some because, since I wasn't there, I don't KNOW if they've all had "copious sex".

 

I just bought a double CD by Linda Ronstadt entitled "Round Midnight".

It's terrific.

It's all standards with Nelson Riddle conducting.

If any of you aren't stuck in hillbilly noise or hip hop, check it out.

It's wonderful.

That's all I care about.

Haven't we all aged....don't you love class reunion from the 1960's......:)

Oh the songs running through my mind as I look at all these performers.It just blows my mind man.This is great.Love it just love it.

i think, debbie, stevie, pat, joan especially joan jett all look smokin'hot for 50 plus madonna too! even courtney who's cleaned up her act looks great! as for the men-hell, i'd give Bono a thump in the sack-sting too!

i'd even give joan a good go too!

Peter Noone does it for me!

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