With its many perks and glories, fame can be a deceptive trap. Old age can squander any star athlete's sports career, but this is not the case with music. Call it a blessing, but also call it a curse.
The Rolling Stones can without a doubt be considered one of the greatest bands to ever make music, but I am probably not the only one that finds issue with a man my grandpa's age jumping around on stage swinging his hips while wearing skinny jeans. The music is not the issue; its just that image.
With the release of Reality in 2003, David Bowie entered himself into an elite category of musical artists, alongside the Rolling Stones, whose career spanned five decades. Its is a remarkable feat for an artist to remain relevant through 50 years of music, withstanding the test of time amidst an ever-changing musical landscape. After a number of rather quiet years went by without any talks of a new single or album, many thought that Bowie's day was done; he himself throwing in the towel while Mick Jagger and co. continued to push on, for better or for worse.