Will Amy live long enough?

May 23, 2009

amy winehouseAccording to the latest news,  Amy Winehouse has cancelled yet another show and is back in hospital. The singer, who won 5 Grammys in 2008, has not been able to perform most of her gigs so far this year – reportedly for health reasons.

Is she heading down the same road as Tommy Bolin (Deep Purple), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon (Who), Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) and so many others who died of drug/alcohol abuse?

What is it that makes musicians reach for the bottle and/or drugs? Do “troubled” musicians make the best music? Is Amy going to be one of those iconic figures who died too young?