Macklemore, Peter Buck, Other Artists Share Recovery Stories For “Music Heals”

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By Victoria Kim

Original Source: thefix.com

For the “Music Heals” series, artists from a variety of genres shared their stories of addiction, sobriety and recovery.

Artists of all genres have shared their stories of addiction and recovery for a new series, “Music Heals,” by Seattle radio station KEXP.

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Macklemore, Jeff Ament (of Pearl Jam), and Julien Baker were among the artists who chatted with KEXP about substance abuse and sobriety.

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Macklemore, Jeff Ament (of Pearl Jam), and Julien Baker were among the artists who chatted with KEXP about substance abuse and sobriety.

“I hate that word ‘sober.’ Sober as a judge,” said Buck, a musician best known as the lead guitarist in R.E.M. He’d rather call it “focused.”

“I decided that I was in a place in my life where I needed to focus on the things that were really important,” he told KEXP’s DJ Kevin Cole. “I kind of looked around and decided. ‘Well, what is important in my life?’ And alcohol and drugs or whatever weren’t on the list. It’s family, friends, music. That’s it.”…click here to continue reading

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