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Topic - Mark Bellis
Rock ’n’ roll will never die — but it’s a hazardous occupation. An academic study published recently confirms that rock and pop musicians are more likely to die prematurely than the general population, and finds that solo artists are twice as likely to die young as members of bands.
Rock `n' roll will never die _ but it's a hazardous occupation.
Europe's stronger social safety net and socialized medicine also may play a role, he said.
Mr. Bellis said factors contributing to the difference could include longer careers — and thus longer exposure to rock 'n' roll excess — in the U.S., a huge, populous country with greater opportunities for aging stars to stay on the road.