The AP Poll
When Ian Dury released "Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N" Roll" in 1977, many musicians seemed to take the song title to heart. The "musician living a life of excess" has become a cultural signifier, from hair metal in the '80s to alt-rock in the '90s and hip-hop in the early 2000s. (Perhaps a more suitable phrase would be "sex, drugs and music.")
Fast forward 36 years, and the rock 'n' roll lifestyle is decidedly more PG. Take a look at your favorite rocker's Instagram account, and you're more likely to see photos of his or her significant other/dog/child than you are photos of empty bottles of Jack and half-smoked cigarettes. In 2013, it's hip to be a family guy or gal who drinks responsibly and would rather tend to their organic garden than their drug habit.
Is the rock star lifestyle dead?
It's the latest AP Poll, and we want to know what you think. Who knows--you might see your response in an upcoming issue of AP!