The 20-year-old singer and songwriter Bea Kristi’s song “Coffee” has reached millions. Now she’s releasing “Fake It Flowers,” an album that puts a new spin on ’90s alt-rock.
Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll is a tough regimen to maintain, especially when compounded by fickle labels, shady management and (gulp!) encroaching maturity. DAVID PEISNER tracked down 44 grizzled vets from SPIN’s 25 years to find out how they left the road behind to chase a dream even more elusive than stardom: sanity.
Rat Scabies, Damned drummer turned Holy Grail hunter
Peter Garrett, Midnight Oil frontman turned Australian MP
Jesse Peretz, Lemonheads bassist turned film director
Jesse Sandoval, Shins drummer turned gourmet food cart vendor
Brix Smith-Start, Fall guitarist turned fashion guru
Jack Grisham, TSOL frontman turned hypnotherapist/sobriety coach
Bragi Olafsson, Sugarcubes bassist turned novelist
Gary Valentine Lachman, Blondie bassist/guitarist turned author