During a recent podcast with Andy Hall of the rock radio station ‘Lazer 103.3,’ Slipknot icon Corey Taylor’s close friend and Stone Sour guitarist, Josh Rand talked about his sobriety after leaving the band’s tour for his alcohol and Xanax addiction.
While talking about alcohol and Xanax treatment, Josh Rand said that he’s feeling better every day during the treatment process. He also mentioned that he wanted to go back to his band and join the concerts with his bandmates.
Here’s what Josh Rand told to Andy Hall:
“I think it’s easier as every day goes by for me. It’s harder being out on the road. It’s constantly — I have access around it, or to it, throughout the day every day. So it’s definitely a lot harder on the road. Every day that goes by, I don’t even think about it anymore, to be quite honest.
I went through a big-time period in my life where I didn’t drink, so I’m kind of back there. Like I said, I’m doing well with it. I don’t struggle necessarily with it. I guess that question would be [more appropriate for when Stone Sour starts] going back out [on the road], whenever that may be. But I’m all good now.”
The guitarist remembered when he first started to feel horrible and miserable. He said:
“We were flying from Florida back up to Canada, and, basically, we were in the airport and I just had made the decision that I had to come home.
Luckily, I had the support of the other guys and my family to make that decision. I had hit a wall and knew that I needed to regroup and deal with my stuff. So that’s what I did.”
You can listen to the podcast below.
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