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Rockers Turning 50

Johnny Marr, James Hetfield, Tori Amos and more

Every day can bring a new reminder that you're getting older, whether it's a new gray hair, a postcard from the AARP, or the random strain of a muscle you didn't even know you had. But sometimes nothing is as jarring as finding out that a rock star whose cassingle you wore out as a kid is turning 50. So, with our apologies, here are 10 artists who are about to celebrate the big five-o, from metal gods to indie geniuses and beyond.

By Dan Reilly

Tom Morello

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Tom Morello (May 30th, 2014)

Check out photos from Rage Against the Machine's embryonic early-Nineties stage and you'll see that guitarist Tom Morello barely looks any older today. The political rocker is still out there fighting for his causes, leading Occupy Wall Street "guitarmies" and even filling in for Steven Van Zandt during the also-ageless Bruce Springsteen's recent Australian tour.

Lenny Kravitz

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Lenny Kravitz (May 26th, 2014)

If it's hard to believe that Lenny is pushing 50, think about this: his daughter, actress Zoe Kravitz, is already 24. Today, the chart-topping singer and guitarist is working on a new album, while taking some time to act in this movie franchise you may have heard of called The Hunger Games.

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