The End of an Era

It was not that long ago that people like Jimmy Page and Robert Plant tore up stadiums and were legendary figures in the world. Now, however, things are a lot different. One of the more alarming aspects of this reality has to do with the fact that all of the rock stars have started to fade away. Of course, few can forget the past two years in which we ended up losing so many amazing musicians of the past due to their deaths. However, these are not the only musicians that we have lost. A lot of famous acts such as Rush, Elton John and Ozzy Osbourne are also retiring.

While this may concern you, it is important to understand why so many incredible bands are deciding to hang up their spurs rather than persevere. The first thing to consider is, of course, the fact that they are all old now. We are talking about people that are in their seventies, people that have been on the road for decades now. Normal people suffer so many health problems, but for people that have to engage in the physically taxing act of performing on a regular basis, age plays an even more important factor.

At such ages, our old school rockstars probably just don’t have the energy or good health that would allow them to go on such enormous tours. After the terrible year where we lost so many beloved icons, it is fair to say that a lot of people would be fine with these musicians deciding to put their health first. It also wouldn’t have helped that pretty much all of these famous musicians probably did a lot of drugs during their heydays, which would have resulted in further deterioration of their bodies.

Of course, there is also the fact that so many of their contemporaries passing away has probably made these rock stars realize just how short life is. Chances are that they just want to be able to live out the rest of their days with the people they love rather than having to deal with the pressures of living up to fan expectations and performing on a stage night after night. They have also probably learned from the ill health their contemporaries suffered due to their workaholic nature and don’t want to end up in a similar situation themselves.

Whatever the case may be, these musicians retiring does not change the fact that they have given us so much incredible music over the years. They might even continue producing new music because studio work tends to be a lot easier to get done with than stage performances. We can always be hopeful for the future, but even if these legends never make more music again we will always have the music that they once created. Hence, we will always be able to put on one of their records and remember how great they were.

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