Helping the Music Industry Cope – Billboard Magazine Article

Billboard Magazine’s Hannah Karp interviewed me for a very cool music industry piece in the publication’s News section, “From The Desk Of”.  This article appeared on Billboard.com  and as a two page spread in Billboard Magazine’s September 2-15, 2017 issue. The article explores how I have successfully combined two very different careers.  Drawing upon nearly […]

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 […]

Taking Care of Your Voice

February 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Singer, Voice

Tips to Prevent Voice Problems Limit your intake of drinks that include alcohol or caffeine. These act as diuretics (substances that increase urination) and cause the body to lose water. This loss of fluids dries out the voice. Alcohol also irritates the mucous membranes that line the throat. Drink plenty of water. Six to eight […]