The fame and fortune that often come with making it big in music can be life-changing for a lot of people. However, the stress of constantly touring or being tied to a label isn't always worth it, so some musicians end up stepping away from the spotlight to pursue a quieter life.
Here are 18 former musicians who went on to have "regular" jobs:
1.Rapper MC Hammer was ordained in the Church of God in Christ and became a pastor at Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose.
2.After the failure of her second single, "I Wanna Be Bad" singer Willa Ford became an interior designer.
3.Steely Dan's founding member Jeffrey Allen "Skunk" Baxter's interest in recording technology led him to become a counterterrorism expert for the US Department of Defense.