What should rockers do when the paunch starts to sag over the jeans and the gray hair starts to glint in the spotlights? Have some self-respect and stop shaking that wrinkled booty, says rock critic John Strasbaugh in his new book “Rock ‘Til You Drop: The Decline from Rebellion to Nostalgia.”

Rock dinosaurs will never listen, of course; there’s too much gold in them thar stadium tours. Still, Strasbaugh, a middle-ager himself, has a point.

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