If the 2015 Grammys proved anything it’s that you really never are too old to rock. Or are you?
The centerpiece show of the newest and most popular in music had a decidedly older bent. The question is did yesterday’s stars embarrass themselves or kick butt?
Reviews were mixed as to whether Madonna kicked it but she certainly showed it. The 56-year-old mother-of-four rocked the most outrageous outfit on the red carpet baring her backside for all to see.
Once she got on stage, she pushed the envelope once again. Perez Hilton and E! Online loved it. Others weren’t so sure, calling her performance “cringeworthy.”
The show did get off to a hard-rocking start thanks to a medley of hits from AC/DC led by Brian Johnson and Angus Young and at 67 and 59, they had no trouble peeling away the years and bringing the crowd to its feet.
The most shocking thing about Tom Jones’ appearance was his head full of white hair but he left no doubt that he still has that booming soulful voice that once made him the heartthrob of millions.
Tony Bennett, at age 88, once again joined with Lady Gaga, who is 60 years younger. The two continue to raise eyebrows; the music world’s version of The Odd Couple.
At age 60, Annie Lennox stood side-by-side with Hozier, raising the roof in what may have been her most inspired and intense performance in years.
Steve Wonder drew ovations at 64; ELOs Jeff Lynn was great at 67; Paul McCartney at 72 teamed up with Kanye and Rihanna; and 74-year-old Herbie Hancock, a recent guest on Growing Bolder Radio, was also impressive.
If you google around you’ll find articles with a myriad of opinions as to who was great and who was not but whatever you happen to think there is no doubt that age is becoming less of a factor and less of a deterrent, even in the world of rock.