Is rock and roll on the rocks?

Time is no longer on the side of rock legends such as Mick Jagger (left) and Ozzy Osbourne.
Time is no longer on the side of rock legends such as Mick Jagger (left) and Ozzy Osbourne.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, EPA-EFE

LAS VEGAS • Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger "on the mend" following a heart valve procedure, Ozzy Osbourne postponing his tour over a fall, The Who's Pete Townshend nearly deaf - time is no longer on the side of rock's legends.

And with every farewell tour, biopic, throwback compilation release and mid-20th century icon succumbing to age, chills from rock's grim reaper can feel increasingly nippy, leaving some in the industry questioning the genre's future.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2019, with the headline 'Is rock and roll on the rocks?'. Print Edition | Subscribe