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53 Old Rockers ~ Then & Now

177 Comments 29 July 2010

[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)

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)

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

“Son, someday you will make a girl very happy, for a short period of time. Then she’ll leave you and be with new men who are ten times better than you could ever hope to be. These men are called musicians.”

Your Comments

177 Comments so far

  1. I think the runaways win this competition :)

  2. M'lu says:

    It’s fairly obvious, from these pictures anyway, who had work done and who did not! That being said, over all, I feel the females fared much better than the males!

  3. dasragon says:

    what about Ritchie Blackmore?

  4. donald says:

    Pat benatar and Joan Jett still lookin’ fine but Madonna…YIKES!!! Its true the guys didn’t age gracefully probably cuz of the sex…drugs…and rockin’, roll. Now they be needin’ the big blue V pill for the sex part anyhow…is my guess.

  5. NOSactivated says:

    It is obvious that Paul McCartney has Dentures. His face is symptomatic in features with those people who have dentures.

  6. Daniel says:

    Stevie Nicks – timeless beauty, timeles music… <3<3<3

  7. John says:

    How could you leave Mr Mark Knopfler out? Or Eric Clapton? Come on!

  8. Marlene says:

    Stevie Nicks and Cherie Currie still look great. Joan wins though, she looks very much the same.

  9. Plasnisk says:

    Solo david bowie a mejorado

  10. Alberto says:

    all the Rolling Stones are here !

  11. Manuel says:

    Madonna is not a rocker.

  12. Mr P says:

    Maybe there is a bit of photo bias, but it’s interesting to see which of them look happier now than in the past.
    Also Joan Jett looks stunning for 50 plus and Cherie Currie looks way batter in the later photo.

  13. David Coverdale still looks ok… So does Robert Plant… And some of the Motley Crue guys actually look better now than in the 80s – the make up they were wearing made them look too … feminine… Now at least they look like bad ass men.

  14. JoJo says:

    I think C.C. looks better now than he did then. Just sayin’.

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  16. RENEq says:

    everybody changes and i dont know why?

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