Agin' but still rockin'
Bob Dylan (pictured) released a fantastically ancient sounding album that topped the pop charts. Leonard Cohen filled arenas around the world. And Jimmy Page co-starred in a brilliant, big screen movie about making loud music. Save the lame geriatric jokes for Leno—rock’s seniors are having a banner year. While most new stars have the staying power of a Tweet, these 16 men and women continue to crush on stage, drop albums that don’t suck, and do all-around awesome stuff like star as a swashbuckler opposite Johnny Depp.—Wade Tatangelo, Special to Metromix
Note: When compiling this list, Neil Young (age 63), Patti Smith (age 62), Stevie Wonder (age 59), Bruce Springsteen (age 59) and many other old-but-cool rockers had yet to turn 65...and we decided to focus on the retirement-age set.