Dez Fafara Quit Coal Chamber To Save Bandmates Lives?

04/25/2011
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(Rock News Desk) DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara insists he had to split previous band Coal Chamber before any of the members killed themselves through drug abuse and he was perfectly aware the move might involve killing his own career.

Fafara formed DevilDriver in 2002 and Coal Chamber disbanded the following year. At the time he cited a change in musical direction, but he now explains that wasn't the case.

"Hard drugs and hard alcohol will take tour life away. I left Coal Chamber because of that, not the music. I said I wanted to go in a different direction but that was because I was friends with all the families in the band and I didn't want to call them out and say, 'They're doing mountains of speed,'" He tells Disciples of Metal. "I realised that if I kept feeding them money they'd keep buying drugs, and they were going to kill themselves." There is a happy ending

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