Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

The Living End: Can Bob Mould and Paul Westerberg handle middle age?

Jason Cohen, Slate, 30 April 2002

OLD ROCKERS keep on getting younger. "Hope I die before I get old" remains the relevant credo, but it's no longer restricted to those who qualify for dual membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the AARP. Geezerhood isn't just for fiftysomethings like Pete Townshend or Mick Jagger anymore. The top end of Generation X is now 40, which means the first icons of college radio are getting creaky.

Total word count of piece: 1027

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.