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Rockers who went on to unexpected careers

Yardbarker Logo By From Yardbarker of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 17: <p>The rock star life might seem ideal, but, as with anything else that's worth doing, it's hard work! Endless days of songwriting, recording, rehearsal and touring begin to pile up as the years zip by. If you're not completely committed to the profession, you may begin to pine for a quiet life outside of the spotlight. Or you may need to take extended breaks from the road and the studio to recharge your creative energies. But this just leaves you with a new challenge: what do you do to fill the space? When the following rockers left the business (or pressed pause), they discovered new passions and pursuits that couldn't be further removed from soaking in the roar of a sold out arena.</p>

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The rock star life might seem ideal, but, as with anything else that's worth doing, it's hard work! Endless days of songwriting, recording, rehearsal and touring begin to pile up as the years zip by. If you're not completely committed to the profession, you may begin to pine for a quiet life outside of the spotlight. Or you may need to take extended breaks from the road and the studio to recharge your creative energies. But this just leaves you with a new challenge: what do you do to fill the space? When the following rockers left the business (or pressed pause), they discovered new passions and pursuits that couldn't be further removed from soaking in the roar of a sold out arena.

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