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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)
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



“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.”
~Anonymous

Your Comments

177 Comments so far

  1. ALICIA NORRIS says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Likes rock says:

    Whoa… Joan Jett still looks hot… and I’m only 25 years old..

  3. Gabba says:

    eww courtney love as disgusting as ever, and joan jett, woow she still hot

  4. Kristine says:

    I think Meatloaf is the only one that has improved with age. 😉

  5. Renton says:

    Yes, why is no one mentioning how Madonna finally looks her age in the ‘now’ photo?

  6. Jenni says:

    Pat Benatar still looks great.

  7. ukgal9 says:

    Most look better now.

  8. Laura says:

    Bono hasn’t aged all that well, but back in his day, damn. That old photo reminds me of my bedroom walls in the 80’s. He was so hot, even with the bad mullet hair.

  9. Alexa says:

    Terrible picture of Slash. He looks better than that now (after a bit of a chubby moment a couple of years ago.) Bon Jovi, Cherie Currie, Joan Jett, Nikki Sixx, and The Boss still look great. As does Duff McKagan. (bassist of Guns N’ Roses. Not sure why he isn’t in here!) Hot hot hot.

  10. janscutter says:

    how did Bon Jovi’s chest hair go from bark to almost blond? does he get that died also?

  11. I think the runaways win this competition :)

  12. 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!

  13. dasragon says:

    what about Ritchie Blackmore?

  14. 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.

  15. NOSactivated says:

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

  16. Daniel says:

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

  17. John says:

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

  18. Marlene says:

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

  19. Plasnisk says:

    Solo david bowie a mejorado

  20. Alberto says:

    all the Rolling Stones are here !

  21. Manuel says:

    Madonna is not a rocker.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. JoJo says:

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

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  26. RENEq says:

    everybody changes and i dont know why?

  27. mohdzenhp says:

    it’s before and after. awesome


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