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It's Not Over at 40 For All Musicians

Claudine Paul Claudine Paul
October 27th, 2008 2:15pm EDT
MadonnaThe early 90's pop hit "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number" is perhaps the same sentiment the keeps some musicians in the music industry from packing it all in to keep on truckin'. While many leave to live normal lives, there are others who still have some impact on today's music scene. Check out our 40/40+ club of musicians who's careers are still rockin'. Should musicians over the age of forty give it a break? Let us know what you think!

Metallica / 40+

Since the band's inception in the 1980's, with a career spanning nearly three decades, Metallica are still magnetic as far as metal fans are concerned. Their latest release Death Magnetic recently debuted and spent three weeks at #1 on top of Billboard's U.S. Top 200 album music chart.

Metallica



Gavin Rossdale / 40

Current single "Love Remains The Same," used as the main theme of the film Nights In Rodanthe, has given this former 90's band member new found success as a solo artist.

Gavin Rossdale



Darius Rucker / 40+

Now with his Hootie And The Blowfish days behind him, Rucker has become country music's newest star. His latest release Learn To Live recently debuted at #1 on Billboard's Country Album music chart.

Darius Rucker



James Taylor / 60

Taylor who is one of the biggest music icons from the 70's, besides his peers from back then, has had a consistent chart presence over the years. Recording since 1968, Taylor recently released an album called Covers which debuted at #4 on the U.S. Billboard music chart.

James Taylor



Tina Turner / 60+

With the hottest legs in show business, a fact that can't be disputed, Turner has been dancing and performing her way to the public's content since the 1950's. Turner's Tina! Her Greatest Hits was released last month.

Tina Turner



Madonna / 50

You never know what this former "material girl' will ever have up her sleeve. One thing is for sure however, there's no stopping her when it comes to the music biz.

Madonna




Eric Benet / 40+

No longer Mr. Halle Berry, Benet shows he can still croon away with his soul music. His latest release Love And Life features popular single "You're The Only One."




Raphael Saadiq / 40+

The end of pop act Tony! Toni! Toné! was not the end of Raphael Saadiq. This solo act has everyone grooving to his nostalgic 60's soul inspired release "That Girl" off his current release The Way I See It.

Raphael Saadiq



Rick Springfield / 50+

Springfield may be most known as the guy who sang about "Jesse's Girl" in the 80's, but he has been performing since the 1960's! The rocker just released title Venus In Overdrive with an impressive top 30 debut on the Billboard's U.S. album music chart.

Rick Springfield



LL Cool J / 40+

Career longevity maybe a rarity within the Hip Hop music industry, but LL Cool J's latest release Exit 13 comes after 23 years in the music business.

LL Cool J



Story by Claudine Paul
Starpulse contributing writer