Thursday’s Geoff Rickly Opens Up About Heroin Addiction


By Calum Slingerland

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Post-hardcore vets Thursday announced their plans for hiatus in 2011, but it’s now been revealed that frontman Geoff Rickly soon became addicted to heroin after the band’s initial demise. The revelation was made by Rickly himself, who has now opened up about his battles with addiction in a new interview.

Speaking with Spin, Rickly says that the chance to perform with Thursday again for the band’s reunion in 2016 was a major factor in getting clean.

“I didn’t want to never remember any of this stuff; it wasn’t what Thursday was about,” he told the publication. “I was a sensitive person, but I wasn’t a tortured artist. I wanted to be there and be present.”

Rickly also spoke about how getting clean changed the way he performs…click here to continue reading