Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Today's Blind Items - He Walked Away - Twice

When you think of this permanent A list singer from a permanent A list group, you think of him being a pretty nice guy. You would never suspect that he has walked away from two overdoses and not done anything about it. The first happened several decades ago. He was using heroin. The band had played a show and he was with a groupie at her house. They had bought some heroin from a dealer friend of hers. According to the former tour manager, he got a knock on his hotel room door from the singer. It was about 6am and the singer said he woke up next to the woman and he realized she was dead. Our singer didn't know what to do so got up from the bed and got dressed and then left the house. No one, not even the tour manager ever called the police to report the body.

Fast forward to the late 90's and it happened again. This time it happened in his hotel room while he was on tour. According to the tour manager, who found out later, the singer called the promoter of all of the international shows and told him what happened. The promoter told the singer to get his stuff and get out of the room and the promoter would take care of it. The promoter told the singer later that night in front of the tour manager that it had all been taken care of and that is the last anyone ever talked about it.

53 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

Doesn't say "foreign born" but Bono? If not Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys

sandybrook said...

Rod Stewart?

Dena said...

Don Henley

Sunspirit said...

First thought was Steven Tyler but I'd class him as A+ after reading the BI I don't think it's him, maybe Axl Rose.

MontanaMarriott said...

Or Don Henley from the Eagles?

gcpvh said...

seems like steven tyler to me. axl rose isn't a "nice guy".

JustReading said...

McCartney

Shorny said...

Mick?

Tricia13 said...

Anthony Keidis-RHCP

longtimereader said...

Keidis? was a user in the past.

CrashDiego said...

Steven Tyler

NoNotThatBeth said...

Sadly got that vibe too. Hope not.

LiveYourLife said...

Not a bad guess, but would you not expect that he walked away from two ODs, though? Kiedis' drug use is pretty well known, and his struggles with heroin addiction well documented. That's the only part of this that doesn't seem to quite fit.

Guesser said...

Axl is not nice.

Guesser said...

Hopefully, Enty wasn't the tour manager.

Mila said...

+1 and the multiple 'permanents' being the clue. Permanent Vacation was a hit album for Aerosmith.

Tricia13 said...

I would hope not... Probably not maybe the shock value the blind suggests,true. But the time frame and the fact that he is known as a fairly nice guy(for the biz anyway and since longsober)brought him to mind. Other person I thought of was Brett Michaels because he is a decent guy as well

david said...

Ok.
I have many questions of which i'll post one:
Did the woman die of an OD; or, did the singer black out and kill her?

Guesser said...

I was likely an OD, If she was murdered it would still be an open case. It was in her home,Steven Tyler is one of a very few people who is still considered a nice guy, even with all the stuff he admits to while under the influence.

texasrose said...

I lot of suspects here. How many permanent A+ from permanent A+ bands touring over 3 decades?

Guesser said...

It, notI

Jessica said...

Steven Tyler, he's the only one I can think of that people do think is a nice guy. It's known most of the others are massive a holes

Diane said...

Jon Bon Jovi

longtimereader said...

He is also rumoured to like them young.

Richie Sam said...

I hope not, since his own daughter OD'd on the same thing.

Nikki S. said...

I've heard he'snot so nice. My first thought was someone from Motley Crue, but most of them were assholes, too.

Ringo said...

God, no way. He's too boring

Keith said...

Jagger is such a narcissist, I could see him doing this.

Tricia13 said...

coukd also be Billie Joe Armstrong/Greenday

Brian said...

Married to his second wife for like 25 years and during this time.Henley too ,same wife for decades . The guy is sleeping with groupies so probably would mention it I'd think but who knows.

Diane said...

I agree - but he fits

Cate Chandler said...

Peter Cetera

AMartel said...

Haha.
Keith.
Too much of a narcissist to sleep with junkies. Possibly Ronnie who is a sweetheart but has his recurring addiction issues.

LiveYourLife said...

I knew Green Day (and Jawbreaker, and Mr. T Experience and a lot of the pop-punk bands from the early 90's). They were sleeping on couches while living out of vans when they 'toured' in the early 90's, so you can't really fast forward from 'decades ago' to the 90's with them, because they started in the 90's. Green Day didn't even have a real 'tour manager' when I helped book them at my school (around 1992). They were the only band to really break out from those Bay Area bands of that era, but to fit them, I think the first incident would have to be in the mid-90's, and the second perhaps in the aughts.

Billy Joe is very nice, though. An alcoholic (or was) but nice.

Apricot said...

I say Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode. It's well known his struggles with heroin and they have been around since the 80s. They are big enough to have someone clean up something like that. He seems like a nice guy too.

Peej said...

Ladykiller by Lush was written about him.

shakey said...

"walked away" - walk this way.

JDF said...

Not Dave because DM were not touring when he overdosed. DM only toured once in the late 90's (the 1998 singles tour) and he was 100% clean by that point.

Thia_M said...

My first thought as well.

squirrel lives matter said...

Bono.

The Troublemaker said...

Good guesses. Here's another:
Roger Daltrey

LiveYourLife said...

I'm gonna take the 'Walked Away' clue and guess maybe.. Joe Walsh? (had a hit song in the 70's called "Walk Away")

LiveYourLife said...

And, yes.. I know he probably doesn't fit the 'permanent' A-list designation for most. But Enty's affinity for 70's stars is well known, so.. you never know. The Eagles are permanent A-list, of course.

OKay said...

@david, the blind specifically says he walked away from two ODs and did nothing about them.

Shalene said...

Oh... I could see them being looked at as nice but don't they pride themselves of being drug free. So I'll go with Brett Michaels poison.

Shalene said...

Nobody and I mean nobody thinks that boy/man is nice.


Really Enty... Why the code everytime I leave a comment?

Ontoward said...

Roger Daltry doesn't drink and has never done heroin.

sd auntie said...

Sounds like a Ray Donavan episode.

XRaySpex said...

Although Tyler was married, that certainly didn't keep him away from groupies, LOL. It usually doesn't. Sounds like him, he struggled with heroin for quite some time and had several relapses after he first got clean.

XRaySpex said...

Jagger didn't do heroin.

Squirrel lives matter said...

Bono had a heroin addiction that was kept on the down low and he has enough wealth to pay off any witnesses.

Smash said...

Maybe. Didn't he sing that duet with Trisha Yearwood in the 99s called "Walkaway Joe"?

Name said...

Likes a joint, not a heroin user...that was John. Also are The Beatles A list? A++ surely?

They weren't touring in the late 90s either ;) (I wish)
I'll go with a Rolling Stone.