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Feeling Shady

by | 19th, August 2005

‘THEY don’t make pop stars like they used to.

Sleeping pills and no more thrills

While the Mail writes that The Rolling Stones are preparing to tour again – and not on a Saga tour coach, but on a real rock ‘n’ roll bus – the Sun brings news of Eminem.

Old rocker Keith Richards cannot, as the adage goes, be killed by conventional weapons, but Marshall Mathers is already feeling the effects of over-indulgence.

Having already heard the star announce that he was bowing out of the limelight because of “exhaustion”, we know learn that he’s addicted to sleeping pills.

The remedy for someone exhausted with a reliance on sleeping pills would perhaps be to take more sleeping pills and so get more rest, but the star has had enough.

So he’s taking a break and is being treated at a clinic in Brighton, Michigan.

And while the 32-year-old rapper takes a breather, 62-year-old Mick Jagger puffs out his cheeks and says that playing rock music is not just for the young.

“You wouldn’t want any old people to do it. It would be awful,” says he, overlooking the fact that the four remaining band members have a combined age of 245.

He explains: “But if you have creative energy, age doesn’t matter.”

And if you doubt that, you can ask his children…’

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