Lazy Rock Stars

These are guys who live off their old material over and over again:

JIMMY PAGE: Since Led Zeppelin disbanded in 1980, has released 3 albums of original material, and was a member of the ill-fated Firm.

Made most of his money off Led Zeppelin remasters, and 2 albums of mostly Zep covers with Robert Plant and Black Crowes.

OZZY OSBOURNE: Has released his share of solo albums, but has also lived off his Black Sabbath days: 1983 Speak of the Devil, a live solo of all Sab covers; Tribute, a live solo with about 3-4 Sab covers; Ozzman Cometh, an album of about 1/2 Sab outtakes; and the Reunion CD with his old Sabbath bandmates; and this summer he is going out on tour for about the 3rd or 4th year in a row with his Sabbath bandmates.

Any others? I’m thinking Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, and others.

I don’t necessarily blame them. A lot of artists get booed off the stage if they don’t do their greatest hits.