Na het overlijden van Glenn Frey, Lemmy Kilmister, Alan Rickman en David Bowie binnen korte tijd lijkt er een nieuwe club te zijn ontstaan. Na de beruchte “Club van 27” lijkt er nu een “Club van rond de 69” te komen. Dat meldt The Australian.
Een van de doodsoorzaken bij rocksterren is het gebruik van drugs. Roger zegt hierover: “They didn’t work for me. They gave me a dry throat and I couldn’t sing. It was a straightforward decision. I was either going to be a good singer, and care about what we’re doing on a stage, or I could chuck it in right there. There were some great bands out there, fantastic bands, and they never made it. I didn’t want to be part of one of those bands. So I left the other three to it.”
Roger zag ook de problemen die het drugsgebruik met zich mee bracht: “I’ve watched so many friends turn into absolute a******** on drugs. When you’re in their company, it starts off and you’re all mates and then someone disappears to the toilet and they come back and then someone else disappears, and before you know it, you’re not sitting with your friends any more. It’s like you’re at a different party“.
Roger voegt toe: “So many times in my life I’ve had to be tough and the ones I was tough with are still here. The ones where I wasn’t tough enough didn’t make it. And that’s something I think about often. It’s something I think about when we perform today. The two of us that are left“.