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Old Rock Stars Rule In Japan

arnadstephen

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september 7,2003

Article in New-York-Times

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For the Japanese Connoisseur, Cheap Trick Rules
By KEN BELSON

TOKYO 窶 Neil Young once sang, "It's better to burn out than to fade away." With all due deference to Mr. Young, the Japanese taste for aging foreign rock stars suggests that some things improve with age.

While Americans are certainly no strangers to dinosaur rock, most Western fans follow their favorite aging act with a wink, understanding all too well that the music is often stale and played by musicians old enough to be grandparents. In Japan, the fans are far more earnest 窶 particularly with performers who long ago fell somewhere below top-tier aging acts like the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/07/weekinreview/07BELS.html?8hpib
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Iron Chef

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Heh, you are absolutely right. Both Deep Purple and Yngwie Malmstein remain popular and have sizeable followings to this day in Japan (why, I have no clue 8-p).
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Eric Clapton is coming to play in Sapporo in a couple of months. My girlfriend was going to get tickets, but she forgot. Damn!

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