Posts Tagged “Drug Use”

Soundsphere magazine’s Dom Smith conducted an interview with Richard Patrick and Jonny Radtke of the modern rock band FILTER at the Leeds Festival on August 23 at Bramham Park in Leeds, England. You can now watch the chat below.

FILTER‘s sixth studio album, “The Sun Comes Out Tonight”, was released on June 4 via Wind-Up Records. The CD was recorded in Los Angeles at Blue Room studios with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ATREYU, SALIVA). The follow-up to 2010’s “The Trouble With Angels” was written and recorded by leader Richard Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke, as well as collaborator Marlette. There are also performances from touring members Jeff Friedl and Elias Mallin (drums) and Phil Buckman (bass).

In a recent interview with ABC News Radio, Patrick said that the unique album title was inspired by his former drug use.

“In my lifetime, the sun definitely came out at night,” he said. “I’m a recovering drug addict and a recovering alcoholic, but when I was taking drugs, there were a few nights where my blood turned into golden, beautiful sunshine. It was all chemical-based, and I knew it was a lie, but it was completely overwhelming, and it was like the sun had come out at night.”

Patrick added that the CD deals with some heavy themes, which mirror issues that he’s been forced to confront in his personal life. “Right now, I’m in a dark place,” he explained. “I personally have been going through some really intense stuff and it’s easy to just sit there and write about betrayal and no one listening, you know, so there’s a lot of that on the record.”

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Sonic Shocks conducted an interview with Richard Patrick and Jonny Radtke of the modern rock band FILTER at last month’s Reading Festival in the United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.

FILTER‘s sixth studio album, “The Sun Comes Out Tonight”, was released on June 4 via Wind-Up Records. The CD was recorded in Los Angeles at Blue Room studios with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ATREYU, SALIVA). The follow-up to 2010’s “The Trouble With Angels” was written and recorded by leader Richard Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke, as well as collaborator Marlette. There are also performances from touring members Jeff Friedl and Elias Mallin (drums) and Phil Buckman (bass).

In a recent interview with ABC News Radio, Patrick said that the unique album title was inspired by his former drug use.

“In my lifetime, the sun definitely came out at night,” he said. “I’m a recovering drug addict and a recovering alcoholic, but when I was taking drugs, there were a few nights where my blood turned into golden, beautiful sunshine. It was all chemical-based, and I knew it was a lie, but it was completely overwhelming, and it was like the sun had come out at night.”

Patrick added that the CD deals with some heavy themes, which mirror issues that he’s been forced to confront in his personal life. “Right now, I’m in a dark place,” he explained. “I personally have been going through some really intense stuff and it’s easy to just sit there and write about betrayal and no one listening, you know, so there’s a lot of that on the record.”

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, it was back in 2010 when AEROSMITH seriously considered replacing singer Steven Tyler, whose relapse into drug use and onstage injury led the band to cancel a U.S.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, JANE’S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has a reputation as a wildman, with drug use, directing porn films and various other activities all part of his past.

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Researchers have proven that young people who listen to loud music are more likely to take drugs, binge drink and have unprotected sex.

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“The King of Metal” Dave Hill interviews the mind behind the lengendary rock band Pentagram, Bobby Liebling about riffage, his past drug use, and where he is in life now.

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Tags: pentagram Bobby Liebling dave hill
Date: 2011-09-27


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Dance Gavin Dance frontman Jonny Craig has issued a public apology for his MacBook scam.

In February, Craig listed a MacBook computer for sale via his Twitter account, and reportedly convinced fans to wire transfer hundreds of dollars in exchange for a laptop that was never delivered.

“I want to apologize for my recent behavior,” Craig commented. “My actions regarding taking advantage of fans was inexcusable. I’m in the process of paying everyone back so please forgive me. My state of mind was completely shot and obviously my decision making skills were heavily impaired due to my drug use. I’ve since been in detox and successfully completed the treatment. I’ve learned a lot from this ordeal and I realized I’ve redeemed my second chance. I want to personally thank Eric at Artery and Craig at Rise for helping me through this emotionally and financially. I’m embarrassed with my past actions, I want to make amends to everyone I hurt. Again, sorry to all my fans, family, band mates and colleagues. I’m truly sorry. Now back to work…I’m looking forward to seeing all the DGD fans and their positive energy that they always bring to the shows. With that being said, the past will stay dead and let’s toast to the future kids.”

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Jonny Craig Apologizes for MacBook Scam – posted on 2011-03-09 01:51:58


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Police.nsw.gov.au has issued a statement warning music fans attending the upcoming Soundwave festival that police will be actively searching for drug users and dealers. The press release can be read below.

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Police Issue Warning About Drug Use At The Soundwave Festival 2011


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Ah, Tool. A band that is totally outside of any industry standards or trends. A band that has produced four albums over their twenty year existence of high quality music filled with great lyrics, instrumentals, album packaging, the whole deal. The band reeks of consistency. The band also has one of the all time most annoying fan bases, and the biggest discrepancy between quality of music and quality of fan. The fact of the matter is that a majority of Tool fans resemble the baaaing sheep they supposedly despise.

Just to clarify, I think Tool is a great band. I first heard the band when I was a freshman in high and I heard a track on the radio, and then after googling the lyrics (which completely disturbed my 14 year-old-mind), I was hooked from there. And while, like with all bands, my attention or favor towards the band has wavered up and down since then, I have always felt and will always feel that they’re a truly talented progressive metal band. I even have a poster of the Tool dick tool at left above my bed. There is no debate that I do very much enjoy the band, and I don’t have some bizarre vendetta against the band for selling too many records or something.

That being said, so many of their hardcore fans are garbage, and not in the sense that they’re not loyal enough or they’re fair weather fans. I mean that they’re too loyal, and they give way, way too much credit to the band. A quick glance through Tool’s last.fm page reveals this.

Yes, many Tool fans believe that the band is insanely smart and are running around with IQs above 200 and that their music is some sort of embodiment of this high level intelligence. Granted, Maynard writes good lyrics, but please. Half of their music can be directly tied to drug use (a completely separate topic I have absolutely no interest in discussing), and even their guitarist has noted the benefits of DMT on his life. So, is Tool smart? Maybe. Does Tool have some higher level understanding of life and existence? No.

Then there’s the outright worship of the band. Last June I was at the final Isis concert in Hollywood before their break up (yes, I’m cool). Up in the sealed off area on the second floor where the band and their guests were hanging out, there was a guy with shoulder length brown hair that looked quite a bit like Adam Jones, the guitarist. However, any doubt that it was him was erased when the guy standing next to me with a tattoo on his shoulder of the third eye looked up and then literally started bowing down to him. He then turned to me and yelled “that’s Adam fucking Jones!” The literal worship was bizarre to me. From the tattoo to the actual bowing, it’s incredibly strange. And off base. Adam is a great guitarist, but does anyone really deserve to be bowed down towards?

Of course no discussion of Tool worship can go without at least touching on the complete and totalĀ reverenceĀ for vocalist Maynard James Keenan. This idea that Maynard is some sort of prophet is a theme that is pretty constant amongst the irritating Tool fan base. As said earlier, Maynard writes good lyrics. But that’s pretty much it. The rest of his time is spent making wine and participating in sub par side projects like Puscifer.

Really, it’s all just so overblown. There’s the Fibonacci sequence track listing for Lateralus, the constantly commented on five year gap between between Tool albums and how mathematically it is supposed to somehow guarantee or ensure a new record this year. This constant clinging to the idolized versions of the band members and the higher power that dictates their music and album release dates and secret tracks really wears down on the image of Tool as a band. And while by no means does it ruin the actual music, it does have an impact on the perception of the band by both good fans and prospective fans. There is a negative impact when quality, grounded fans have to defend the work of a band due to the ignorance and idiocy of the majority of the fan base. In the end it’s summed up best by the post below, and I left their username visible so everyone can go to their page to congratulate them on their intelligence.

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Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan is undergoing sinus surgery today due to years of excessive drug use

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