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The Rock Stars Who Have Aged the Worst 

Adam Tyler
Updated June 14, 2019 79.5k votes 6.9k voters 534.1k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up if you agree they've aged poorly.

Regardless of status, each and every one of us will eventually succumb to aging - if we're fortunate enough to live long enough to do so. Rockstars, unlike the everyday man, are known for living notoriously outrageous lifestyles of excess. While this may not be true for all rockers, it is certainly the case for many. Long hours, weeks on the road, after parties, numerous lovers, and an assortment of alcohol and party favors can take a toll on anyone.

Which old rock stars are looking a little worse for the wear? Which don't look like they are actually aging at all? This list will help us all figure it out. 

Here are rock stars who have aged the worst (and the best, if they are at the bottom of this list), ranked by the public. Vote up the rockers you think have aged poorly, and vote down the ones you think they have aged well. (Bon Jovi, anyone?) When it comes to these rockers, age doesn't necessarily factor into a less than rebel appearance. 

Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Rock Stars Who Have Aged the Worst
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Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock

Albums: Appetite for Destruction

Nationality: United States of America

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#100 of 311 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #27 of 696 The Best Rock Vocalists #167 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time

Grace Slick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Rock Stars Who Have Aged the Worst
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Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music, Acid rock, Psychedelic rock, + more

Albums: Sunfighter, Manhole, Welcome to the Wrecking Ball, Dragon Fly, The Best of Grace Slick, + more

Nationality: United States of America

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#59 of 311 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #84 of 696 The Best Rock Vocalists #587 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time

Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Rock Stars Who Have Aged the Worst
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Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Rock music, Dance-rock, Reggae, Rhythm and blues, + more

Albums: Wandering Spirit, Goddess in the Doorway, The Very Best of Mick Jagger, Alfie, Jamming With Edward!, + more

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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#13 of 311 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #37 of 696 The Best Rock Vocalists #876 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Rock Stars Who Have Aged the Worst
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Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll, + more

Albums: Talk Is Cheap, Main Offender, Live at the Hollywood Palladium, December 15, 1988, + more

Nationality: England

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#87 of 311 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #584 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #189 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time