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A Veterans Day Look at Music’s Mental Health Treatment Benefits

11 November 2019
Music Therapy Vets

As we observe another Veterans Day, Face the Music Foundation wants to acknowledge the unmatched sacrifice made by our nation’s retired military, and extend our sincere and unending appreciation for what they’ve done to keep our country safe. We also wanted to reiterate that we understand the unique behavioral health issues affecting this population, and […]

Elton John Discusses Addiction, Music and Family

14 October 2019
Elton John releases memoir on addiction, music and family.

Renowned singer-songwriter and addiction recovery advocate Elton John gave a candid interview on CBS Sunday morning this past week ahead of what he says are the last of his tour dates and the release of his new memoir. His Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour began last month, and has included epic three-hour performances that span […]

In Loving Memory of Jacob Burdette

11 October 2019
Jacob Burdette Scholarship Fund

On September 11th, Jacob Burdette, musician, devoted son and former client at Recovery Unplugged Austin Treatment Center, lost his five-year battle with addiction at the tragic and unthinkable age of 22. Jacob’s kind, outgoing and generous nature was felt by everyone he encountered, and was matched only by his passion for music. A talented and […]

Metallica Tour Postponed as James Hetfield Enters Treatment

2 October 2019
Metallica's James Hetfield Enters Treatment for Addiction

It can be hard to manage day-to-day stressors while in recovery, and even harder when these stressors are compounded by fame, public pressure, and life on tour. That’s why this past weekend, in an effort to support James Hetfield’s decision to re-enter a treatment program, Metallica announced that they would be postponing the tour they […]

Fall 2019’s Top Five Must-Read Music Memoirs

25 September 2019

Everyone wants to know the intimate details of their favorite musicians’ stories. Whether the memoirs are autobiographical or come from someone close to the source, these collections of remembrances give a raw look into the lives and struggles faced by those in the music industry, covering everything from relationships, politics, sexuality, creativity, and substance abuse. […]

Tanya Tucker Moves forward with New Album

29 August 2019
Tanya Tucker Releases New Album

Tanya Tucker, 60-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame legend, is bouncing back after dealing with issues of mental illness and addiction, and spending time in rehab. While I’m Livin’, Tucker’s first full-length studio album in over a decade, was released this past week to wide acclaim. The singer, who rose to fame in 1972 at […]

FTM Partner Recovery Unplugged to Be Featured on A&E’s Addiction Unplugged

23 August 2019
Face the Music Foundation partner Recovery featured on A&E's Addiction Unplugged

Face The Music Foundation ally Recovery Unplugged Treatment Centers will be featured on this weekend’s episode of A&E’s Addiction Unplugged. Director of Outreach, Joseph Gorodo, along with other members of the Recovery Unplugged team, will be featured on the episode, highlighting how Recovery Unplugged uses music-based treatment to help their clients heal from substance use […]

The Tragic Relationship between Ecstasy and Music Festivals

16 August 2019
Ecstasy at music festivals contributing to deaths in the UK.

Deaths related to MDMA (ecstasy) misuse in England and Wales are at their highest since 1993, and ecstasy at music festivals is partly responsible. About 92 people suffered an ecstasy-related death in 2018, and there’s fear that the number will continue to increase. Among those, 18-year-old Georgia Jones, and 20-year-old Tommy Cowan both suffered fatal […]

The Story Goes On: Social Distortion’s Mike Ness Teases New Record ahead of Tour

13 August 2019
Social Distortion's Mike Ness gets set to record new music and embark on new tour.

Mike Ness of Social Distortion, the inimitable SoCal punk collective formed in the late 70’s, is continuing to tour decades later. They’re scheduled to perform about 30 dates across the country with co-headliners Flogging Molly. The tour is planned to kick off in Houston this week. Though Social D doesn’t usually partake in coheadlining gigs, […]