SOME BELOVED ROCK MUSICIANS WHO SUFFERED FROM SEVERE CASES OF DRUG ADDICTION
- December 9, 2018
No matter what era of recent history you grew up in (from the 60s all the way to the 90s or later), the chances are high that you have one or more favorite musicians or bands. After all, with the rise of pop culture and multimedia grandeur, singers and songwriters ascended from meager ranks to pretty much becoming gods among men and women. (Just ask the Beatles). Unfortunately, though, what makes some of our favorite classic performers particularly notable is their experimentation with drugs and alcohol. In fact, some of their biggest hits were based on hallucinogenic, narcotic, or stimulating substances that we would never want our kids to hear. In an even more disturbing twist, though, some of these beautifully talented people either suffered major overdoses and/or died as a direct result of their dangerous lifestyles. Here is a closer look at three rock musicians who suffered from fatal cases of drug addiction.
The lead singer for the heavy metal/rock band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain definitely made a name for himself due to his raspy, iconic voice, radical appearance, and his wild lifestyle. In fact, he met his future wife Courtney Love while they were experimenting with (what else?) drugs. While it cannot officially be confirmed, some critics believe his 1994 drug overdose on heroin and alcohol was just a “practice run” for his eventual suicide.
Tragically, this list cannot be complete without mentioning one of the saddest losses in the music industry. A vivacious singer with a gorgeous, soulful contralto voice, Amy Winehouse had a very promising future in the music industry (even teaming up with Tony Bennett on one of his crossover collections). Tragically, though, the lovely British musician died as the result of an alcohol overdose in 2011.
The epitome of the rock and roll oddity (in all the right ways), David Bowie is still considered one of the most prolific musicians and singers of the modern age. From the 60s up until his death, the British singer entranced us with his brassy voice and pretty amazing acting abilities (for anyone who has seen Labyrinth). Nevertheless, Bowie, like many people in the 1960s, experimented with drugs. In his case, he decided to use cocaine, which stemmed into an addiction that could have ruined his successful run.
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