Entertainment Rockers who quit the business

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  1. DDragon

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    Lemmy's death got me thinking how most dudes just keep on going until they die. I came up with a few though who quit and have not returned.

    Henry Rollins
    Vito Bratta (guitar god from White Lion)
    Vinny Vincent (Kiss and VV Invasion)
    Alec John Such (Bon Jovi bass player) disappeared off the face of the earth.

    Im sure there's more. Guys who just stopped touring and releasing music.
     
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    Some aren't exactly retired but for the lack of interest in their stuff.
     
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    Eh there's plenty of dudes who still play shows even though there's a lack of interest. Theyll play dive bars and bowling alleys.

    Lemmy and Dio were well over 60 playing aggressive music and were way past their primes but kept going until they dropped. At last Black Sabbath is supposedly ending ?
     
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    Eric Bloom from Blue Oyster Cult is fucking 71 and they still play shows !. He'll keep going until he croaks.
     
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    never was a big Nirvana fan but what ever happened to that Novoselic guy?
     
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    He made a cameo in "World's Greatest Dad" six years back.
     
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    He kept doing music after Nirvana and still plays occasionally.
     
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    You son of a bitch.
     
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    Metallica. :jj:
     
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    didn't the Bon Jovi dude get fired?
     
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    Thats right but he didnt record albums or play shows after that. He managed some bands but that doesnt count. :)
     
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    Cat Stevens gave it All up for Mohammed. Changed his name to Yusuf Islam. Quite fascinating because he was at the top of his career when he walked away from it all.
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    Mark Hollis retired from music in 1998.

     
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    Meredith doesn't get along well with others...

    funny story by Mark Slaughter was Vinnie telling him he sung terribly the night before and if he might get tossed out...as they were taking the stage for a show.
     
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    REM drummer left in the mid-late 90s to buy a farm
     
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    Bonny Vincent was an assistant
     
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    dickhead prolly donates to ISIS
     
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    Fuck you autocorrect...
     
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    He looks like he joined ISIS
     
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