Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023

Silverchair‘s Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou have opened up concerning the battles with drug habit and psychological well being that existed inside their band.

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In 2011, the Australian rock band break up up and went into what they described as an “indefinite hibernation”, having fashioned in 1992.

Talking in a brand new interview with ABC Australia through which they mirrored on their profession, Joannou remembered that round fourth album ‘Diorama’, former frontman, guitarist and songwriter Daniel Johns – with whom they’ve had little contact with because the band broke up – started to take inventive management.

“Ben in all probability struggled with it probably the most,” Joannou stated. “He might need felt that his buddy didn’t belief his musical judgement anymore. And that inventive relationship that that they had was just about all however gone.”

Gillies admitted that it was “a chink in my armour” however that “Daniel is wonderful at what he does”.

Nonetheless, his marijuana utilization elevated to a number of instances a day, sharing: “I’d by no means skilled that earlier than. I simply began feeling like I used to be dropping grip somewhat bit. Not on actuality, however I couldn’t management it.”

He was then supplied his first ecstasy pill which “pushed me over the sting”. He added: “I had what I do know now was an acute psychotic break. It was actually, actually scary. I assumed I used to be going loopy.”

Gillies continued that he “didn’t inform a soul” as a result of he was “scared that admitting it was admitting that one thing was incorrect and that I used to be loopy”.

He reportedly stopped smoking marijuana, however discovered the psychotic episode triggered an underlying nervousness, inflicting him to turn out to be withdrawn.

He additionally admitted that it “took me a very long time to speak brazenly about it,” and nonetheless manages his nervousness.

“The explanation I’m doing it right here and within the e-book is as a result of what I’ve discovered is that being actually open about it’s liberating, however it additionally helps others.”

The pair are releasing a tell-all memoir titled Love & Ache this month about their rise and fall.

Elsewhere within the interview, Gillies recalled an unhealthy consuming tradition throughout the band and Johns’ battle with anorexia.

Joannou, in the meantime, mirrored on experiencing well being issues after the band break up up, together with most cancers and a coronary heart assault.

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