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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.