MusiCares® Talks with Bob Forrest – Why Drug and Alcohol Addiction Intervention Fail

MusiCares® Talks with Bob Forrest – Why Drug and Alcohol Addiction Intervention Fail It’s very hard to get through to artists when they are engrossed in addiction.  Addictions Interventions don’t always work. Even with family and loved ones begging someone to go to rehab, people will walk away from an addiction intervention because they are […]

MusiCaresFoundation® Talks to Slash about Addiction

MusiCaresFoundation® Talks to Slash about Addiction MusiCares® talks to Slash about coming to terms with his addiction to drugs and alcohol. Struggling with different types of addiction, Slash broke through the denial, found help, and overcame his addictions.

Band Dynamics – 14 Rules for Being a Good Bandmate

February 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Band Dynamics, Music, Musician, Singer

A band is simultaneously a friendship, a collaborative partnership and a business. Although it might be less personal and intimate than a romantic relationship, it is quite possibly more complicated. That’s because there are usually more than two people involved, and everyone has an opinion. We are artists after all, so being sensitive and having […]

Addiction Captures Amy Winehouse

July 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Addiction, Awareness, Health, Music, Musician, Singer

Addiction captured another talented artist today, Amy Winehouse. The death of a young artist with so much potential for a bright future is heartbreaking. However, how do you help someone who is on a path of self-destruction under the influence of drugs and alcohol? The initial answer is that an addict MUST possess a strong desire […]

Band Dynamics with Wayne Kramer from the MC5

March 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Addiction, Band Dynamics, Music, Musician

Detroit native Wayne Kramer was a founding member and guitarist of the revolutionary band the MC5, which came from the same Detroit music scene that produced The Stooges, KISS, and Ted Nugent. With co-guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, Kramer’s aggressive, noisy style on the band’s 1969 debut, Kick Out The Jams, became a landmark in the evolution […]