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The Rock Life?

I'm doing a little informal research for another article I'm writing and I thought perhaps all of you could help. Tell me, what does it mean to "live the rock life?"

Does it mean dressing a certain way, living in a certain manner, believing certain things? All answers are correct and I suspect we'll get an interesting cross current of information here. Please, feel free to write as much or as little in the comments section. I do thank you for the help.

Reader Comments (9)

i think it means dressing flashy for the crowd on stage and having a larger than life persona unlike bands like Nickelback and Daughtry. i also believe it means getting into at least a wee bit of debauchery and excess. i think it also means being rebellious and going against what people say and doing your own thing
August 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrüe düde

Is this story for BBG or another outlet?

Anyway, I think living the rock life means dedication to the music: buying music (not stealing), attending shows, and buying merch to support artists.

I also still sport longhair and wear rock gear, but that's taking it to another level for most people these days.
August 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlonghair
"Living The Rock Life" means you aren't afraid to try something new and you're personallity shines as bright as you do.
August 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSeven

It's for another outlet.

Thanks for your help,

August 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
Its "attitude" livin it on YOUR terms, setting the standards, NOT following them. Taking it to the extreme...loud, proud, and in front of a crowd!
August 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou
Living the rock life, to me, is a feeling and an attitude. I long ago gave up the long hair, earring and only wear the torn jeans to shows. I had to do it to maintain a professional appearance. But if you still listen to the music, and especially go to live shows, you can still feel the power no matter what you have to wear to work.
It also means that you expose your children to the music at an early age. Give them a good dose of Bon Jovi and Shinedown along with the Wiggles and Beethoven. They will let you know what they like, and it is all the more rewarding when they are the ones requesting Motley Crue, Linkin Park, Megadeth and Sixx A.M.
Mostly, though, living the rock life means actually living it. You have to do things that your friends and family just shake their heads at, like just up and going to shows, both local and wherever you happen to be travelling. You have to live the full experience of things like Woodstock 99, Summer Sanitarium while 8 months pregnant, Rocklahoma, ShipRocked, acoustic Tesla, Guitar Bar in Beijing, DC Chili cookoff mosh pit, Jackyl in a strip bar, Jackyl on a flat bed truck, Rock on the Range in Ohio, 3 Doors Down at a Nascar race, 3 Doors Down at the Super Bowl.
That's how I live the Rock life. I feel most alive at a live concert, and especially at a live special event.
August 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenternirVrana
I think it's primarily about the music, both what you're listening to as well as going to live shows. I do, however, think there is a line to draw when you enter "career" life. It's like all those lawers and accountants that dress up in their Harly Davidson "costumes" on the weekend cuz they want to look bad-ass, but come Monday, it's serious business again. If you're living the "rock life", people must know you are, it shouldn't just be something you do on weekends. Yes we have all have responsibilities which means we need good paying jobs, but you still must be the true YOU.
August 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpapa_rocker
I think it means that you keep going to shows, buying CDs and staying a fan as you age.
August 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Yep, I think it's about staying true and supporting the music in any way you can. But also keeping a bit of that anti-authority "i'm doing it my way" attitude.
August 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrinity

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