OVERRATED: Standards as a career move

Like the last refuge of a scoundrel, just about every rock star past his or her prime feels a sudden urge to plunder the vintage pop songbook for one last run at the limelight. Most recently tackled by the Eagles' <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001812" title="Glenn Frey" href="/topic/entertainment/music/glenn-frey-PECLB001812.topic">Glenn Frey</a>(pictured), these recordings could stem from a desire to establish a newfound musical maturity, but given <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003780" title="Rod Stewart" href="/topic/entertainment/music/rod-stewart-PECLB003780.topic">Rod Stewart</a>'s success (five bland volumes and counting), the urge to fatten one's wallet seems most prominent.
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( Jim Sheldon )

Like the last refuge of a scoundrel, just about every rock star past his or her prime feels a sudden urge to plunder the vintage pop songbook for one last run at the limelight. Most recently tackled by the Eagles' Glenn Frey(pictured), these recordings could stem from a desire to establish a newfound musical maturity, but given Rod Stewart's success (five bland volumes and counting), the urge to fatten one's wallet seems most prominent.

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