The stereotype of “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” is pervasive in music. The music business often fosters an environment where addiction is the norm, but many artists and industry professionals who are in recovery have successfully stayed in the industry. Today, we talk to a few of those people about their experiences, advice for those who are struggling, and resources like MusiCares. We hear from Gene Bowen, founder of Road Recovery, Slim Moon, founder of Kill Rock Stars, and Rob Crow of Pinback.
Gene Bowen (Road Recovery)
Slim Moon (Kill Rock Stars, 5RC)
Rob Crow (Pinback)
Elliott Smith “Between the Bars”
Slim Moon “Legion of Doom”
Marnie Stern “Vibrational Match”
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