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Do rock stars ever retire? With the likes of Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and of course the quintessential dinosaurs, The Rolling Stones (whose Steel Wheels Tour was referred to as the Steel Wheelchair tour even as far back as 1989), that would be a resounding NO as far as they are concerned. The best of the best rockers from the 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s are still touring all over the world. Of course, the days of hauling your own gear and traveling in used vans are over. Private Jets and tricked out tour buses certainly make the journey a lot easier, but the majority of the older rocker group haven’t had a hit in years.
Touring for a new album can be hard for the most popular bands because the crowd wants to hear the classics. Now many “senior” bands don’t need a new album to go on tour. Unfortunately, these are often called “sell out tour.” The other unfortunate factor is that bands like The Stones and U2 ask astronomical prices for a single ticket. The price for a U2 ticket run you $280.00 for decent seats. For Rolling Stones tickets, you can get obstructed view and nose bleed seats for almost $50.00. For floor seats, you will pay between 166.45 to $424.35 with fees. Your best bet is to hope for a live stream and watch from home or shell out the money for a festival that could very well include both bands, not to mention many more, for under $400.00. People will pay the astronomical prices for these concerts. Hardcore music lovers don’t want to miss out on what could be the last tour of their favorite band’s career. Paul McCartney seems to always be touring, and even bands who have gone through very public fights, like Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles, are biting the bullet and going on tour. The financial gain can be very inspiring.
Not all musicians are “selling out” and hitting the road. Some are quite content with retirement. Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane retired and once said, “all rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire.” Slick last toured with her band in 1989 and the now 72-year-old rocker is concentrating on a visual art career.
David Bowie stopped touring in 2007, after canceling a comeback show in New York City. No reason was given for the cancelation, but he is often seen around New York on the streets or at events with his wife supermodel Iman appearing in good health.
We can assume the reasons for going on tour even for an Anniversary tour and not to promote a new album. The amount of money a band can make by touring can rival that of the profits of a successful tech company. One year of touring could feed a small country. Very tempting. As for the bands and individuals who chose to retire and aren’t tempted by the monies involved are thinking more about the time involved and regardless of the private jets and fancy buses, it still can be a grueling experience.
All-in-all, the best part of live music is when you get the opportunity to see the bands you love in a small venue. I’m sure the people who got to see Nirvana at a house party in Seattle will cherish that memory more than seeing Fleetwood Mac at an arena. Not everyone gets such an experience, but it truly is a much better memory than that of watching ant-like people on a stage blocked by speakers from the rafter seats that cost a week’s salary.
Nothing is better than summers by the pool. It can be the most extravagant thing we are able to do in our lives, sitting around any pool with friends, music, and tasty beverages, but oh how we deserve it. It seems like if you don’t have a pool in LA or another year round warm climate environment, it’s downright strange not to have a pool. Leave it to celebs to try and outdo the neighbors with the most decadent homes. They are yet another way to show off your success. We’ve found some of the most beautiful pools owned by the well-known and infamous. Whether it’s a deck turned into an outdoor living room, a pool with waterfalls and slides from the bedroom window or a simple infinity pool that blends into nature…somebody in Hollywood has it!
Celine Dion Celine Dion’s former home in Miami is a child’s dream! The neverending pool has gazebos, slides and waterfalls everywhere. There is so much to do you could easily never visit the ocean with this extravagant pool in your back yard.
Hugh Hefner has nothin’ on Drake with his own sexy grotto at the home he calls the YOLO estate which he purchased in 2012. Apparently Drake has an obsession with pools and plans to build the biggest residential pool of all times. So stay tuned!
Calvin Klein just put his beautiful and minimalist home in Miami up for sale. One of the best features is the infinity pool. Lined with bamboo on either side, the beautiful and natural looking pool is off an enclosed patio that extends the living space of the home. The layout of the pool is breathtaking and gives off a relaxing vibe. The perfect place to let the stress dissolve.
Jada and Will Smith enjoy their gorgeous pool in LA. The pool looks so much like a natural element you may think it’s a lake in their backyard and not something manmade.
Cher’s Malibu pool looks like something right out of ancient Greece. What a life to not only have such an extravagant pool but with the Pacific Ocean as your view you can not go wrong.
Ah, the pools of the rich and famous. Normal folk may not have such lavish homes, but it’s fun to drop in on the lives of people who do.
If you haven’t heard of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, then you are missing one of the best web series which is distributed digitally by Crackle and hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. The show follows Jerry as he picks up a fellow comedian in a fancy vintage car and takes them to a coffee shop for some breakfast and good conversation. Such comedians as David Letterman, Amy Schumer, Jon Stewart, and Jimmy Fallon have joined Jerry. It’s a fun ride and interesting insight on what the life of a comedian is like. They often talk shop and it’s always hysterical and although the cars are beautiful they seem to always break down. The show is also sponsored by Acura and the product placement spots on the show are pretty funny and turns out that’s due to Jerry’s creative input.
Jerry is known for being a car lover and some of the cars you see on the show are actually his cars. Jerry has a passion for Porsche’s and owns 47. Jerry built a $1.4 million garage to house his huge collection that is worth an estimated $15 million. He also employs a private mechanic.
When you’re worth over $800 million you pretty much can afford any car whether it is vintage or new. There are quite a few celebrities who have a passion for classic/new cars. Some like to stick to one brand others love it all. Some are so expensive the money they spend could feed 100’s of people. Everyone deserves to indulge and we’ve found the ones who do it the best.
Reggie Jackson has a passion for Chevrolet and set out to purchase every important engine Chevy ever made. Two of the cars in his collection are a1969 ZL1 COPO Camaro, and a 1941 Willys Steel Coupe.
Ralph Lauren loves the European classics. When he first started out as a fashion designer he purchased a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 convertible.
Shaq is all about the custom cars. Sometimes you have to do some custom work to a car when you are over seven feet tall. Shaq owns a Superman Cadillac Escalade, and a Smart ForTwo convertible, stretched Lamborghini Gallardo.
Even the ladies like to get in the game. Missy Elliott owns a Purple Lamborghini Diablo. One of many cars that she owns.
Kanye loves the European supercars. His most notable cars are a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and an Aston Martin DB9.