Once the fame has gone, what do performers do when they leave the music industry?
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Name & Band
Comments & Submittor Name
|Spoons, Gordon Deppe||Music Programmer||Gordon was the Music director Galaxie, now Stingray, music. - Celeste|
|Spoons, Rob Preuss||Musical Concert Pianist||After Rob left Honeymoon Suite in 1989 he went back to his musical roots as a substitute pianist on Phantom of the Opera for 20 full performances. - Celeste|
|The Heights, Jamie Walters||Firefighter||After his career sputtered out after he was cast in Beverly Hills 90210, Walters became a paramedic/firefighter in Los Angeles County. - Tommy|
|Vanilla Ice, Vanilla Ice||Reality TV Host||He hosts a home improvement reality TV show on the DIY network. It's been going on for 4 seasons already. - Believe It Or Not!|
|Husker Du, Greg Norton||Restaurantier||He's been a chef and restaurantier in Chicago since the band imploded in early 1988. - Whitney Harrison|
|Platinum Blonde, Chris Steffler||Resturaunteur||After he left Platinum Blonde in 1987 Chris had a resturaunt called Twiggy across the street from the former Chum/City building. - Celeste|
|K's Choice, Sarah Bettens||Firefighter||In 2010, Sarah Bettens realized that since she is now an American citizen, she could be a firefighter. She wanted a way to serve her adopted community. Unfortunately the Johnson City Fire Department (JCFD) was not hiring, but in 2012 they started hiring so she reapplied for the position. And she got the job! Yay, Sarah! But with a family of six (a partner, Stef, Stef's two children from a previous marriage, and the couple's two adopted children) the occupation was taking a mental toll on all of them, and as a result, Sarah only served the JCFD for one year. She still continues to write, record, and perform as a solo artist, with K's Choice, and as a 2013 effort of her's and her brother, Gert's: "Bettens." - Rad|
|Platinum Blonde, Mark Holmes||Night Club DJ||10 years ago Mark and his business partner Bobbi Guy opened up Mark's Mod Club Theatre in Toronto where Mark worked for 9 years. After 9 years working at the Mod Club Theatre he decided that it would be good to get back together with the band. - Celeste|
|Platinum Blonde, Mark Holmes||DJ||Mark is part owner of the Mod Club Theatre and is a DJ. Mark says that his DJ career helped him stay current with all of the latest electronic innovations. - Celeste|
|Platinum Blonde, Mark Holmes||Nightclub owner/DJ||Mark and his business partner Bobbi Guy entered into a partnership to open up the Virgin Mobile Mod Club Toronto. - Celeste|
|Platinum Blonde, Sergio Galli||Architect||After his days as the guitar player in Platinum Blonde, Sergio Galli decided that he wanted to become an architect however he was turned down by every architecture school in town. He just decided to open up his own firm without any formal eductaion. :) - Celeste|
|Chad Brock, Chad Brock||Radio DJ||Chad Brock was a country singer that had a handful of hits back in the late 90s. But then his career fizzled out and he quit the business and moved back to his home state of Florida where he's in radio as a local deejay. It's a shame too because he's got a real good singing voice. - Edward|
|The Four Preps, Glen Larson||Motion picture and television writer and producer||Glen Larson used his involvement with the Four Preps to gain access to motion pictures and television, in which he became a highly successful writer and producer. "Battlestar 'Galactica'" (the original version, not that wretched re-imagining that was shown more recently) and "Knight Rider" are two of his best-known works. - Parker Gabriel|
|The Kinleys, Jennifer Kinley||Veteranarian||The Kinleys were twins who were best known for their single "Please" in the late 1990's. - harderman61|
|The Kinleys, Heather Kinley||Physician||The Kinleys were twins who were best known for their single "Please" in the late 1990's. - harderman61|
|Shaun Cassidy, Shaun Cassidy||TV writer/producer||After his brief musical stardom faded, Shaun turned to stage acting, and has been writing and producing TV shows since the late 1990s. - Steven G.|
|Queensryche, Chris DeGarmo||Charter Pilot||This guy wrote the band's biggest hit, "Silent Lucidity". In 1997, he quit the band. He performed music on a much smaller scale shortly thereafter and became a charter pilot later. - carly_carlz|
|Ramones, Richie Ramone||Golf Caddy||He drummed in the first punk rock band for about 4 years. - I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!|
|Van Halen, David Lee Roth||Paramedic||He saved a lady's life on the job. He's now the singer for Van Halen again. - U Ain't Gonna Believe This|
|Paul Revere & the Raiders, Phil "Fang" Volk||Salesman||In 2008, I was introduced to Phil Volk, who was working as a Sound Reinforcement salesman at Sam Ash Music in Las Vegas. With Paul Revere, he had been the bass guitarist. - Jay Barry|
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|Celeste (site rank #29)||7|
|Travis (site rank #42)||2|
|Cheeseburger in Parodies||2|
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