Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Eagles’ Joe Walsh discussed their addiction to alcohol and their sobriety.
Tyler has been sober for over nine years while Walsh hasn’t had a drink in 25. Both musicians spoke with GQ recently about how much they relied on alcohol.
“Stupidly, naively, when I had an album that didn’t do as good as the one before it, my thinking was well, obviously I didn’t drink nearly enough,” Walsh said. “‘Jeez, I need to do more – it’s wearing off’.’”
Walsh also added, “I ended up this godless, hateful thing. I had burned a lot of bridges. I had done crazy things. I didn’t really have any friends … I had forgot I was a musician. I forgot I play guitar – just didn’t do that anymore. I just kind of isolated and sat at home, and I had my own little universe that I was the head of. The only thing that mattered was not running out of vodka and cocaine. And that was a lot of work.”
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