10 Rock Stars Who Got Sober… and Stayed Sober

The world of rock and metal has lost far too many stars to addiction and drug use, but a large handful have been able to leave that life behind. In this Loud List, we celebrate the rock stars who are still with us because they got sober.

Slash legally died and came back to life during his hard partying days, but he’s still here crushing it with both Guns ‘n’ Roses and his solo project. “I found that when I got sober, a little bit back from when I started playing until 2006, my party thing was really a matter of killing time between things,” Slash recently told Loudwire. “I didn’t really use when I was on the road. I didn’t really use when I was in the studio; I was always focused on music. So when I got sober, all the effort that I put into it turned into what a massive addiction at the time, I took all that and put it right back into the music, and it wasn’t really dependent on me being buzzed, or should I say drunk, to be able to create things.”

Lamb of God‘s Randy Blythe found that when he got sober, his mind went into overdrive, so he focuses on creativity to keep himself grounded. “I was still creative when I drank, but there was a damp filter on it. When I got sober, it was ripped away, so my mind is in overdrive all the time,” Blythe told us. “I write, I take pictures, I make music – getting really engaged in life … As long as I’m moving forward and creating things that I think have artistic value, I’m generally a pretty happy guy.”

For more testimonials about how these musicians kicked their habits and their personal strategies for staying sober, check out these 10 rock stars who got sober… and stayed sober in the Loud List video below.

10 Rock Stars Who Got Sober… and Stayed Sober

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