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    Rock stars die earlier

    Gee, I'm glad they did a study on this because I wouldn't have been able to make that connection.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070903/hl_nm/rockers_dc
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    No kidding
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    I understand that rock stars drink and do lots of drugs--and that those things can kill you over time if not immediately.

    But what would compel a rock star to engage in autoerotic hanging, like Michael Hutchence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    But what would compel a rock star to engage in autoerotic hanging, like Michael Hutchence?

    Probably the same thing that would compel anyone else to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I understand that rock stars drink and do lots of drugs--and that those things can kill you over time if not immediately.

    But what would compel a rock star to engage in autoerotic hanging, like Michael Hutchence?
    According to what I've read, Michael was a big fan of fine wine and some other um, activities of a sexual nature, that were heightened by the sense of taste, which he apparently lost after a head injury a few years before his death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I understand that rock stars drink and do lots of drugs--and that those things can kill you over time if not immediately.

    But what would compel a rock star to engage in autoerotic hanging, like Michael Hutchence?
    My mother is a nurse, and she says that autoerotic asphyxiation is more common than you would like to believe. It is never publicized because it is a suicide issue, which the papers don't cover.
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    Re: Rock stars die earlier

    Or Kevin Gilbert...
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    It could also be due to the poor medical outlook for impoverished American ex-pop stars who have no health insurance, he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Why is that funny? I know people like that.

    edit: I just pictured Britney Spears. Now it's kind of funny.

    For the record, I do not know anyone like Britney Spears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Why is that funny? I know people like that.
    You know impoverished American ex-pop stars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    You know impoverished American ex-pop stars?
    I know people who had successful music careers and now scrounge for money and have no health insurance, yes. Why is that so unfathomable? If this article is to be believed, anyway, rock stars spend money when they have it. They're not financially conscious people by nature, largely, and are easily taken advantage of by financial handlers a lot of the time. Apart from a very small group of musicians who are spastastically famous and have their money invested -- and careers that can go on for decades -- a ton of musicians face financial problems when their careers take downturns. And they've often failed to develop skills that can lead them into jobs with health insurance. I think people might be shocked, actually, by how many currently successful musicians have no health coverage except when they're on tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I know people who had successful music careers and now scrounge for money and have no health insurance, yes. Why is that so unfathomable? If this article is to be believed, anyway, rock stars spend money when they have it. They're not financially conscious people by nature, largely, and are easily taken advantage of by financial handlers a lot of the time. Apart from a very small group of musicians who are spastastically famous and have their money invested -- and careers that can go on for decades -- a ton of musicians face financial problems when their careers take downturns. And they've often failed to develop skills that can lead them into jobs with health insurance. I think people might be shocked, actually, by how many currently successful musicians have no health coverage except when they're on tour.
    I've made my entire living the past 20 years as a musician. I'm not "spastastically famous" or any other kind of famous. I have health insurance.

    Its a choice to live that lifestyle.

    I don't think I'd be shocked by how many currently successful musicians have no health coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I know people who had successful music careers and now scrounge for money and have no health insurance, yes. Why is that so unfathomable?
    Never said it was unfathomable. I got the impression that the article was referring to ex pop stars who held huge popularity, name recognition, and fame, for a short time (David Cassidy or Bobby Sherman "types") who then lost it all, and didn't manage it well/prepare for the future.

    They still made more money in those few short years then the average person would see in two lifetimes.
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    Rock stars die earlier
    Tell that to Keith Richards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edskin View Post
    Tell that to Keith Richards
    He's the living dead.
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