Oli Sykes was addicted to Ketamine. Ketamine is a veterinary anesthetic among other uses. Having seen his band Bring Me The Horizon I can tell you Sykes addicted or not is a fabulous showman. When we first caught his act in 2011 it was evident the guy was a real live wire.
Alternative Press Magazine was the stage in which Sykes decided to let us in on his addiction. There is something about winning an award that makes people want to spill their beans. We could have done without this but hey it was all for good purpose I suppose.Having one the Sykes said the following :
“I want to say something that I never thought I’d actually talk about. Before we wrote ‘Sempiternal’ I was a f–king drug addict. I was addicted to a drug called ketamine; I was on it for years and I was f–ked off my head.
My band wanted to kill me, my parents wanted to kill me and my f–king brother wanted to kill me; everyone wanted to kill me, everybody wanted to f–king take me to hell, but they didn’t. They stood by me, they supported me through all of that s–t and we wrote ‘Sempiternal’ because of it.
No one f–king knows, no one f–king knows this, but I went to rehab for a month, and through that time, as well as my f–king band and my family, you guys – you had no f–king idea that I was in rehab – but you were sending me letters, you were sending me texts, you were sending me f–king emails.
And when I got out of that rehab I didn’t want to f–king scream anymore, I wanted to sing it from the f–king rooftops. And it’s all thanks to you, so thank you very much.”
Its a great thing for Sykes, a talented young man with a future ahead of him. I am unsure how far his band will take him but his looks and charm should carry him for awhile.
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1975 (Volume 7, Number 1)
Smith’s final freelance contribution to Creem.
putting Nigeria on the map
back at # 1 for a third non consecutive week
not a dreamer but a steely eyed businessman and pop musician
Willie Nelson will play at the Palomino fest on Saturday
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1975 (Volume 6, Number 12
Elton John came across as completely engaging
by episode nine, season four, the bastards finally got me sick of Kate!
some hooky and wildly inspired tune
Harry has the summer of his career!