THREE TIMELESS ROCK STARS
Some music is brilliant enough to pass the test of time and stay with us for the entirety of our lives. The icons that create these connections are few and far between, but the demand that there are for these stars remains, and that means that they continue to tour regardless of age.
These stars will continue traveling to see their fans until the day that they physically can't do it anymore, and that connection between listener and artist is something that isn't as significant as it once was. But, which megastars are still defying their age and entertaining millions around the world?
Sir Rod Stewart
Stewart embarked on his first tour in 1977, and he is currently midway through his 30th. The 74-year-old has sold over 100 million albums and 200 million singles throughout his career which sees him place among the best-selling music artists of all-time. During his career, he has had six consecutive number one albums in the United Kingdom, as well as registered 62 hit singles.
In 1994 he staged the largest free rock concert when he performed for 3.5 million fans in Rio de Janeiro. In the very same year, he was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time before he was later inducted again in 2012 as a member of the Faces. As well as touring as part of his Red Blood Roses Tour, he has also famously held a residency in Las Vegas for six years between 2011 and 2017. Punters would be able to play their favorite Novibet casino games at Caesars Palace before listening to his classic hits such as 'Maggie May', 'The First Cut is the Deepest' and 'Infatuation'.
The Rolling Stones
The super-group fronted by Sir Mick Jagger has been on the music scene since 1962, and they are currently doing dates on their 48th tour. During these events; four of them have gone onto become the highest-grossing tours of all-time, with their 'Bigger Bang' tour generating over $558,255,525.
They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, before being inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. The Rolling Stone magazine ranks them at fourth in their list of the '100 Greatest Artists of All-Time'; with only The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan ranked ahead of them. They have sold over 250 million records worldwide and have released 30 studio albums and 23 live albums.
Birmingham born, Ozzy Osbourne rose to fame in the 1970s as the lead vocalist for Black Sabbath; where he was given the nickname of 'The Price of Darkness'. However, following substance and alcohol problems he was fired from the band in 1979, but he went onto enjoy success as a solo performer.
During these solo years, he released eleven studio albums; with the first seven of those awarded multi-platinum in the US.
He rejoined the band in 1997 and helped record the group's final studio album which was released in 2013. They embarked on a final farewell tour which concluded in a gig in their home city of Birmingham in 2017. His success and lengthy career have given him the title 'Godfather of Heavy Metal'.
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