On the Road

Notable Recluses: Five Musicians Who Almost Never Tour

Some musicians are just road rats. They can't get enough of life on tour. For others, it wears down on them to a breaking point.

Many have been very vocal about how much they despise touring, especially as they've gotten older. Some, like Trent Reznor, have expressed fears of being a KISS-esque nostalgia act if he continues to tour. Eric Clapton just recently said he'll quit touring when he turns 70 because he's sick of losing money trying to make touring comfortable.

But there are those who take this to the extreme. Everyone knows it's hard to get your music noticed and keep interest going if you don't tour, but some very big names have somehow managed to circumvent that and work from home for such a long period there might be a whole generation who will never get the chance to see their favorite recluse.

Who is, or was, your favorite of these notable names who have avoided the road?

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Corey Deiterman