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Ten Musicians Who Outgrew Their Names

February 9, 2014

I don’t have anything against rocking over forty.  If people still wish paying money to see favorite musicians from their teen years, I say the musicians should drain as much cash from this as possible.  For instance, everyone knows many aging rock stars either wear wigs or had transplants.  Yet, if people still wish forking over cash, I say put on that wig and rock on.

Still, I think some bands and musicians have outgrown their names.  Back in the day, let’s say the band called themselves Lunatic Kids.  In their teens and twenties, a band can get away with that name.  Yet, when band members start pushing thirty and forty, the name starts sounding ridiculous.  The Lunatic Kids may still be lunatics.  Yet, they sure the hell ain’t kids anymore.

So, here’s a list of ten musicians too old for their  names.

1. Young MC

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As of this writing, 46 years old and still busting a move.

2. Spice Girls

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As of this writing, the ages range from 36 to 41.  When they do another reunion, they should just call themselves Spice.

Oh yea, Melanie, give a brother a call. I still got love for ya, sweetness.

3. Sonic Youth

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Even though they don’t perform together anymore, these kool things rode the youth name way into their fifties.

4. Kid from Kid ‘n Play

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49 as of this writing.  I guess Middle-Aged ‘n Play just won’t work.

5. Kid Rock

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Over the years, the world witnessed Kid Rock change from urban white rapper to trailer park rapper/singer.  As of the this writing, he’s 43 years old.

6. New Kids on the Block

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As of this writing, the ages range from 41 to 45.  The ladies still pay to see them.  I ain’t gonna front.  Keep making that money, fellas.

7. Backstreet Boys

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As of this writing, the ages range from 34 to 42.  Just like New Kids on the Block, the ladies still pay to see these guys.  Keep making that money, Backstreet.

8. The Beastie Boys

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This is no disrespect to the late MCA.  Yet, if Ad-Rock and Mike D intend on creating music together,  The Beasties may be more of an appropriate name.  Mike D is now 48.  Ad-Rock is 47.

9. Juvenile

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Age 38, this is the artist who inspired this list.  I don’t think the name Adult would boost his sales, tho.

10. The Beach Boys

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I saved this one for last.  Surviving members range from ages 70 to 71.  At those ages, instead of The Beach Boys, some folks might call them The Beach Grandaddies.

Like I mentioned before, I really don’t have anything against an entertainer’s age.  Yet, the name they continue calling themselves warrants attention.  Still, if many people don’t care and are still willing to pony the cash, more power to the entertainer.

A special shout-out goes to DJ BMF for mentioning Young MC and Kid.