STUDY PROVES THAT ROCK STARS REALLY DO DIE YOUNG
In the “duh” category, Idolator has alerted us to a study done by Liverpool John Moores University’s center for public health which proves that rock stars do in fact die younger than the average bloke:
“Professor Bellis and his team analysed the careers of 1,064 artists who had made it into a catalogue of the 1,000 best albums of all time, as voted for by a poll of more than 200,000 people in 2000. Of these, 100 had died by 2005 – 9.6% of the men and 7.3% of the women. Accidents (16), drug/alcohol overdose (19) and the less rock’n’roll cancer (20) were the top three causes of death, with suicide (3), drug/alcohol related accidents (4) and violence (6) lower down the list.”
No word yet on the mortality rate for rock bloggers.