Duff McKagan Talks Amy Winehouse and Addiction
Fellow musician Duff McKagan has written a stirring piece about Winehouse in his Seattle Weekly column, one he titled "Nobody Chooses Addiction; Not Even Amy Winehouse." McKagan's own experiences with substances, etc. and his turnaround may make him one of the more credible voices in the post-Winehouse world.
Here's an excerpt: "In the late '80s into the '90s, there was a mess of drug-addled youth in their 20s in and around rock and roll music–buying into the "Live Fast, Die Young" mantra and all of that stupid and ignorant rot–that I found myself and my circle of friends a part of. I lost two of my very best friends to overdoses. And for a while it seemed that I'd most certainly go that same route. more on this story
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