The media articles below are cited in Musicians & Addiction: Research and Recovery Stories. The project has received its own media coverage in publications such as The New York Journal of BooksArtsHub, The Music Network, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Renew EveryDay magazine, The Tattooed Buddha, Limelight magazine, Mirage News and the National Tribune.


ABC News (2007) ‘Grinspoon frontman tells of 'ice' addiction’, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2007.

Aderoju, Darlene (2019) ‘Inside Joseph Habedank’s journey from rehab to the Grammys — why he says MusiCares ‘saved my life’, People, December 18, 2019,

Andrews, Travis M. (2018) ‘‘I lied about my drinking’: David Cassidy drank to his death ‘to cover up the sadness’’, The Washington Post, June 7, 2018.

Aron, Hillel (2018) ‘How Sia saved herself’, Rolling Stone, August 24, 2018

Bacher, Danielle  (2016) ‘Scott Weiland's harrowing final months: those close to him reveal his mental health and family illness struggles’, Billboard, January 28, 2016

Banfield, Ashleigh & Sabina Ghebremedhin (2010) ‘70's Star Leif Garrett: 'I Was a Monster'’, ABC News, October 19, 2010.

Barton, Geoff (2016) ‘Ozzy Osbourne: My Life Story’, Louder, October 4, 2016.

Barton, Geoff (2016) ‘Glenn Hughes keeps on moving’, Louder, August 21, 2016.

Barton, Geoff (2018) ‘The last days of Led Zeppelin: in through the out door’, Louder, September 14, 2018.

Battersby, Matilda (2012) ‘Britney Spears 'was addicted to amphetamines' her ex-manager claims’, The Independent, October 19, 2012.

Berry, Sarah (2019) ‘Diet could improve depression symptoms in three weeks, study finds’, The Sydney Morning Herald, October 10, 2019.

Bilmes, Alex (2016) ‘Boy George on love, drugs and facing his demons’, Evening Standard, April 14, 2016.

Blistein, Jon (2019) ‘Juice WRLD’s mom hopes rapper’s addiction struggles will ‘help others win their battles’’, Rolling Stone, December 12, 2019.

Bozza, Anthony (2009) ‘Being Eminem’, The Guardian, Sunday May 17, 2009.

Brazier, Penny (2019) ‘Drugs, drink, and the damage done: are rock stars doomed to suffer?’ Louder, October 5, 2019.

Brooks, Dave (2019) ‘Cannabis Concierge: Mario Guzman, Sherbinskis’, Billboard, June 29, 2019, p.43.

Brooks, Dave (2019) ‘Music industry tests mini-grants to help artists recover: ‘I want to see rappers name-checking their therapists’’, Billboard Bulletin, May 29, 2019, p. 1-2.

Brown, Ryan (2018) ‘Six musicians told us how they avoid feeling like shit on long tours’, Vice, March 10, 2018.

Browne, David (2018) ‘Music’s fentanyl crisis: inside the drug that killed Prince and Tom Petty, Rolling Stone, June 20, 2018.

Carr, David (2012) ‘Neil Young comes clean’, The New York Times Magazine, September 19, 2012.

Carver, Jim (2018) ‘Uriah Heep week: David Byron tribute, the wizard of vocals!’, The Rust Belt Chronicles, March 2, 2018.

Coscarelli, Joe (2019) ‘Lil Peep’s mother sues managers over his death’, The New York Times, October 8, 2019.

Coulehan, Erin (2013) ‘Michael Jackson was a drug addict, AEG expert testifies’, Rolling Stone, August 28, 2013.

Dinnison, Connor (2019) ‘Genre-defying guitarist Ryley Walker talks addiction and sobriety, and the perils of being a fun person’, Inlander, August 22, 2019. 

Dwyer, Michael (2019) ‘Redemption is a work in progress for guitar great Tommy Emmanuel’, The Sydney Morning Herald, July 12, 2019.

Elliott, Paul (2016) ‘Tony Iommi interview: 'Some nights I'd do two or three grams of coke'’, Louder, October 17, 2016.

Eltagouri, Marwa (2018) ‘Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose. His family shared the news to ‘save lives.’’ The Washington Post, January 20, 2018.

Ewens, Hannah (2016) ‘The dark and lonely world of performance anxiety: it affects 75 percent of musicians, contributes to drug addiction and alcoholism, and can end careers. Why aren't more people talking about performance anxiety? ’, Vice, The Noisey Guide to Music and Mental Health, May 17, 2016.

Folkart, Burt A. (1990) ‘Saxophonist, Oscar Nominee Dexter Gordon dies at 67’, Los Angeles Times, April 26, 1990.

Fortnam, Ian (2006) ‘New York Dolls: appetites for self-destruction’, Louder, July 27, 2006.

Friedman, Roger (2012) ‘Bonnie Raitt on taking control, staying sober, and being kissed by an angel’, Parade, April 8, 2012. 

Gardiner, Ross (2019) ‘Not enough has changed’, Billboard, March 30, 2019, p. 48.

Giles, Ellie (2017) ‘How to approach mental health as a band or artist manager’, The Noisey Guide to Music and Mental Health.

Giles, Jeff (2015) ‘30 years ago: Michael McDonald sobers up on ‘No Lookin’ Back’’, Ultimate Classic Rock, August 30, 2015. 

Gittins, Ian (2006) ‘Before us, there was nothing’, The Guardian, Friday July 14, 2006.

Glendinning, Lee (2007)  ‘Keith Richards tells of snorting his dad’s ashes with cocaine’, The Guardian, April 4, 2007.

Goldberg, Michael (1989) ‘James Brown: wrestling with the Devil’, Rolling Stone, April 6, 1989.

Gonzales, Matt (2017) ‘Ed Sheeran discusses past substance abuse problems’,, October 25, 2017.

Good Morning America (2018) ‘I tried a workout and diet plan from Pink and Alicia Keys’ trainer: here’s what happened’, Good Morning America, March 1, 2018.

Goronja, Ariel (2018) ‘Mac Miller history with addiction & drug abuse’, Heavy, September 7, 2018.

Grant, Sarah (2019) ‘Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr and the mission to end America’s addiction crisis’, Rolling Stone, March 16, 2019.

Greenburg, Zach O’Malley (2015) ‘Ready To Roll: Wiz Khalifa reveals his pre-show routine’, Forbes, January 15, 2015.

Greene, Andy (2017) ‘Iggy Pop talks drug scares, aging, why Keith Richards is his hero’, Rolling Stone, January 5, 2017.

Greene, Andy (2011) ‘Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr dies at 44’, Rolling Stone, March 9, 2011.

Greenwood, Koltan (2019) ‘Alice Cooper opens up on wanting to quit persona amid addiction recovery’, Altpress, August 22, 2019.

Griffiths, Kadeen (2017) ‘Chester Bennington’s history of substance abuse is something he’s always been open about with fans’, Bustle, July 21, 2017.

Grow, Kory (2019) ‘The last word: Nikki Sixx on drugs, groupies and what dying taught him’, Rolling Stone, March 20, 2019. 

Grow, Kory (2018) ‘Florence Welch on sobriety, embracing loneliness and loving Patti Smith’, Rolling Stone, November 8, 2018. 

Hardeman, Simon (2012) ‘Ronnie Wood: sex, drugs and the ultimate rock'n'roller’, The Independent, Friday February 24, 2012.

Heaf, Jonathan (2012) ‘Woman of the year: Lana Del Rey’, GQ, October 1, 2012. 

Heath, Chris (2019)  ‘Creating while clean: Steven Tyler, Julien Baker, Ben Harper, Jason Isbell, Joe Walsh, and other sober musicians on how to thrive creatively without drugs or booze’, GQ magazine, January 15, 2019.

Hertweck, Nate (2018) ‘James Blake on how to cope with feelings of isolation during touring’, Musicares, August 16, 2018.

Hertweck, Nate (2019) ‘Getting to know MusiCares' Harold Owens: ‘My job is to inspire artists to get the help they need’’, MusiCares.

Hiscock, John (2013) ‘Beyoncé’s pre-concert ritual’, The Telegraph, May 7, 2013. 

Holmes, Peter & Adam Harvey (2006) ‘Nicole stands by her man: Keith back in drug rehab’, The Sunday Telegraph, October 22, 2006, p.3.

Israel, Janine (2017) ‘Archie Roach on the healing power of song: “Music was great therapy for me”’ The Guardian, Wednesday February 22, 2017.

Jepsen, Belinda (2019) ‘How drugs, Kurt Cobain and the tabloids stopped the world from taking Courtney Love seriously’, MamaMia, June 8, 2019.

Johnston, Chris (2013) ‘Lunch with Colin Hay’, The Sydney Morning Herald, January 19, 2013.

King, Ashley (2019) ‘Jerry Garcia estate launches a cannabis brand, fans aren’t exactly thrilled’, Digital Music News, December 16, 2019.

Kitts, Jeff (2014) ‘A clean and sober Ace Frehley discusses Kiss' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame debacle and more', Guitar World, July 24, 2014.


Klosterman, Chuck (2015) ‘Eddie Van Halen on surviving addiction, why he's still making music and what he really thinks of David Lee Roth (and other past Van Halen bandmates)’, Billboard, June 19, 2015.

Kreps, Daniel (2016) ‘Matt Roberts, original 3 Doors Down guitarist, dead at 38’, Rolling Stone, August 21, 2016. 

Krovatin, Chris (2016) ‘Inside the terror one musician faced with his addiction to alcohol’, Vice, The Noisey Guide to Music and Mental Health', May 17, 2016.

Lees, Paris  (2017) ‘Thank you, Sinéad O’Connor, for showing the messy reality of mental illness’, The Guardian, August 9, 2017.

Leigh, Spencer (2006) ‘Obituary: Wilson Pickett’, The Independent, January 21, 2006.

Lester, Paul  (2013) ‘Moby: Going to AA is the only chance in LA you get to see fellow musicians’, The Guardian, Friday September 27, 2013.

Lester, Paul (2013) ‘Black Sabbath: 'We used to have cocaine flown in by private plane'’, The Guardian, Friday June 7, 2013.

Lindvall, Helienne (2010) ‘Behind the music: why are musicians more likely to suffer from depression?’ The Guardian, December 18, 2010.

Litson, Jo (2019) ‘Johannes Moser: The renowned German-Canadian cellist tells Jo Litson about growing up in a musical family, using visualisation to tackle stress, and balancing the risks from diving and mountain biking with music’, Limelight, July 2019, pp 26-27, Limelight Arts Media Pty Ltd.

Loder, Kurt (1982) ‘Pete Townshend: The Who’s final days’, Rolling Stone, June 24, 1982.

Marks, Kelley (2017) ‘David Crosby’s drug days’, Spinditty, August 23, 2017.

McCormick, Neil (2013) ‘Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie interview: 'drugs put my life in chaos'’, The Telegraph, May 11, 2013. 

McDermott, Maeve (2018) ‘Three hard lessons about addiction we learned after Mac Miller’s death’, USA Today, September 17, 2018.

McKinney, Jessica (2018) ‘Meek Mill struggled with an opioid addiction’, Billboard, May 4, 2018.

Michelson, Noah (2012) ‘Tori Amos on her new album, 'Gold Dust,' drugs, ghosts writing her songs, ageism and more’, Huffington Post, September 24, 2012.

Moll, James (Director) (2011) Foo Fighters: Back and Forth [Video file]. The Orchard Entertainment.

Moser, Johannes & Holger Preusse (2012) A Day in the Life of the German-Canadian Cellist. [video] A sounding images production commissioned by WDR in collaboration with arte.

Murden, John (2013) ‘Randy Blythe on photography, social media, and sobriety’, RVA News, September 9, 2013.

Murfett, Andrew (2010) ‘Model rocker Freud loses battle with demon in the bottle’, The Sydney Morning Herald, November 5, 2010.

Orr, Deborah (2011) ‘Celebrity and self-consciousness: A recipe for addiction’, July 28, 2011, The Guardian.

Osei, Sarah (2019) ‘Juicy J apologizes to fans for his role in promoting drug use’, Highsnobiety, December 30, 2019.

Parham, Jason (2017) ‘What haunted John Coltrane’, The Fader, April 25, 2017.

Preuss, Rebecca (2015) ‘eso on going solo and staying sober: ‘the real problem was noticing that I had a problem’’, MTV, April 13, 2015.

Raine, Michael (2019) ‘Music is facing a mental health crisis’, Canadian Musician, September 9, 2019.

Reed, Ryan (2014) ‘Sting ponders death and drugs in new interview’, Rolling Stone, June 23, 2014.

Resnikoff, Paul (2019) ‘91% of artists remain undiscovered - here’s how Show4Me is planning to change that’, Digital Music News, November 5, 2019.

Rolling Stone (2013) ‘Billie Joe Armstrong opens up about substance abuse’, Rolling Stone, February 26, 2013.

Rolling Stone (1973) ‘‘Pigpen’ McKernan dead at 27’, Rolling Stone, April 12, 1973.

Rosa, Christopher (2018) ‘Demi Lovato's history with substance abuse, explained’, Glamour, July 25, 2018.

Runtagh, Jordan (2016) ‘Syd Barrett: 10 things you didn’t know about Pink Floyd’s ‘Crazy Diamond’’, Rolling Stone, July 7, 2016.

Sachs, Tony (2013) ‘Rock ‘n’ Rye: musician-owned spirits that don’t suck’, Complex, November 9, 2013.

Saner, Emine (2019) ‘Debbie Harry on heroin, rape, robbery – and why she still feels lucky’, The Guardian, 1 October, 2019.

Sherman, Dave (2012) ‘Musician life coach Dave Sherman on what makes artists abuse drugs and alcohol’, Altpress, posted February 18, 2012.

Snapes, Laura (2018) ‘James Blake speaks out about struggle with depression’, The Guardian, July 3, 2018.

Sultana, Tash (2016) 'Addiction, psychosis and turning it around', SBS Viceland, [video] 16 November, 2016.

TeamRock (Louder) (2016) ‘Thinking out loud: Dave Mustaine on drugs, politics and religion’, Louder, October 11, 2016.

The Arts Wellbeing Collective (2019), Tour Well for Tour Managers: tips and techniques for designing tours to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. 

The Telegraph (London) (2008) ‘Glen Campbell tells it like it is’, The Telegraph, 9 October, 2008.

Trendell, Andrew (2018) ‘Slipknot’s Corey Taylor opens up about his battle with addiction’, NME, November 1, 2018.

Vincent, Peter (2014) ‘Why musicians battle alcoholism behind closed doors’, Stuff, January 20, 2014.

Wall, Mick (2016) ‘Izzy Stradlin: life and death, sex and drugs and Guns N' Roses’, Louder, November 7, 2016.

Ward, Alyson (2014) ‘Natalie Cole shares secret to beating addiction’, Houston Chronicle, April 22, 2014.

Welch, Chris (2005) ‘Hard and fast: John Bonham’s dark road down’, Louder, September 25, 2005.

Williams, Cristi (2014) ‘Cristi Williams (Hayley Williams of Paramore's Mom) on The Music Project Radio’, [video] TheMusicProjectTV, posted February 10, 2014 on YouTube.

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