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Music Heals : Addiction : Articles

 

 

 

Interviews + Articles From Music Heals 2019:

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Music Heals: The Coathangers on Witnessing Addiction, The Struggles of the Road, and The Devil You Know

The Atlanta band talks about watching friends fall to addiction, the struggles of touring, and their new album The Devil You Know


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Music Heals: Patty Schemel Packs a Punch In Her Memoir Hit So Hard

Ahead of Music Heals: Addiction & Recovery, KEXP spoke with Patty Schemel about the impact of drug abuse on the Seattle music scene in the 90s, her personal journey, and the role that music continues to play in her recovery.


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Music Heals: Lee Kiernan of IDLES on Seven Years of Sobriety

Ahead of Music Heals: Addiction & Recovery, KEXP spoke with IDLES guitarist Lee Kiernan, who celebrated seven years sober this April. In this exclusive interview, Lee shares his experience with addiction, and the role music has played in his journey to recovery.


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Music Heals: What Do Artists Want on Their Riders Other Than Alcohol?

Inspired by a Mitski tweet, we look into what touring musicians crave on the road to stay healthy and comfortable.


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Music Heals: Chris Cohen on the New Album and What Addiction Can Do To Family

Captured Tracks artist Chris Cohen talks to KEXP about his experiences having a parent who is an addict, and the themes reflected on his latest album.


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Interviews + Articles From Past Music Heals:

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Music Heals: Macklemore Talks About the Struggles of Addiction and Starting Over

As part of KEXP's Music Heals series, Macklemore talks with DJ Kevin Cole about his struggles with addiction and recovery.


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Music Heals: Wanz Opens Up About Alcoholism and Life on the Other Side of Recovery

The "Thrift Shop" vocalist talks with Kevin Cole about getting sober and the importance of reaching out for help when you need it.


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Music Heals: Macklemore Talks About the Opiate Epidemic

According to a 2015 report from Washington State's Office of the Attorney General, the majority of drug overdose deaths — more than six out of ten — involve an opioid. In this web exclusive interview, KEXP's DJ Kevin Cole and Macklemore address the epidemic.


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Music Heals: DJ Kevin Cole on Addiction and His Personal Resurrection Day

In this very special piece for Music Heals, KEXP's DJ Kevin Cole offers the powerful story of his own relationship with alcohol and drugs in the hopes of reminding fellow addicts: you are not alone.


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Music Heals: Julien Baker on Addiction and Finding Your Place in the World

Singer/songwriter Julien Baker opens up about her experiences with addiction and finding the place where she belongs.


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