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Rockers You’d Want As Grandparents

Today is Grandparents Day, and while some notable rockers are actually grandparents (or a great-grandparent, in the case of Mick Jagger), we’d like to take a look at those we wish we could call "grandma" or "grandpa" and the reasons why.

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 20:  Musician Kieth Richards of The Rolling Stones performs at Heinz Field on June 20, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images,)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 20: Musician Kieth Richards of The Rolling Stones performs at Heinz Field on June 20, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images,)


Keith Richards
– Imagine Keith as your granddad. Imagine ALL of the lessons and tales you could learn from him. And at the end of it all, you could even fulfill his wishes and snort the guy.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12:  Musician Ozzy Osbourne performs onstage at the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia on May 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Musician Ozzy Osbourne performs onstage at the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia on May 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ozzy Osbourne – Definitely not your traditional grandpa on the surface, but after son Jack Osbourne posted a photo of his daughter, Pearl, coloring with the Prince of Darkness, we knew this papa was the biggest softy.


LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  Singer Tina Turner performs onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Tina Turner performs onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Tina Turner
– You know all of those sweaters you received from your grandma as a kid? Considering how impeccably dressed Tina has been for decades, you bet she’d buy you the absolute coolest wardrobe ever!

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 07:  Rod Stewart performs at Prudential Center on December 7, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 07: Rod Stewart performs at Prudential Center on December 7, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Rod Stewart – In the same vein as Tina Turner, Grandpa Rod would always make sure you’d look good, not to mention you’d probably have some great hair, too. Plus, he’s a huge football fan (Rod a big Celtic FC supporter), so you’d get to hang out with him all while screaming vulgar chants at the opposing team.

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: John Lydon of Public Image Ltd performs on the Other Stage during day 4 of the 2013 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm on June 29, 2013 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: John Lydon of Public Image Ltd performs on the Other Stage during day 4 of the 2013 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm on June 29, 2013 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

John Lydon – Picture it: You’re an angry adolescent and want to start a band, but you have nowhere to practice and play. If your grandpa was “Johnny Rotten,” you bet he’d offer up his garage or basement. He may even offer up some sage advice…or just spit at you in appreciation, just like punks used to do.

 

 

 

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.