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    Re: Rock stars die earlier

    All I could think of with this thread was all those poor drummers for the band Spinal Tap....

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    Re: Rock stars die earlier

    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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    Re: Rock stars die earlier

    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.

    Not one bit.
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    Re: Rock stars die earlier

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    All I could think of with this thread was all those poor drummers for the band Spinal Tap....

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    Re: Rock stars die earlier

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    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.

    Not one bit.
    Of course it's a choice. That doesn't mean it isn't common.
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    Re: Rock stars die earlier

    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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    Re: Rock stars die earlier

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    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.
    I think that's a lot of what they're referring to as well. Let me be clear that I'm not in any way defending these choices. I just thought the original assertion was laughing at the idea of former pop stars being impoverished. Poor choices or not, it happens all the time.
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