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Geeks and Beats Podcasts, Episode 169: Too Soon. Rock Stars and Opioids

The opioids crisis has hit the music industry after the family of Tom Petty confirmed the musician died from the pain killers he was taking after touring with a fractured hip. This after also losing Prince the year before to a prescription drug cocktail. We’ll investigate why Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries is a victim of the rumour mill after her sudden death at 46.

So how did we get here? We’ll find out from addiction researcher Dr. Vincent Lam about why we’re giving people drugs 50 times more powerful than heroin.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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