New Album Survival Songs out 10/9
via Six Degrees Records, on tour this October
Forrest Best Known as Lead Vocalist of Thelonious Monster, The Bicycle Thief, and as a Drug Counselor on Celebrity Rehab
On October 9th, singer-songwriter Bob Forrest will release Survival Songs via Six Degrees Records. Formerly the lead vocalist of LA rock bands Thelonious Monster and The Bicycle Thief, Forrest is also known for appearing as the lead drug counselor on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
The first track "Truth Chaos & Beauty" premiered at Yahoo Music, listen or embed the track via Soundcloud right here
To record Survival Songs, Forrest worked with friend and Grammy-winning producer and author Ian Brennan (Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Tinariwen). The pair, along with a small crew of musicians that featured Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks, Joe Strummer) went to Big Sur to record the album on a plot of property owned by Bob's close friend Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
During his past battles with addiction to cocaine, heroin, and alcohol, Forrest once almost killed himself onstage, and infamously mangled the “Star Spangled Banner” so badly at a Clippers game he become a minor sports celebrity. After 24 attempts at rehab, Forrest finally recovered from addiction in 1996 — eventually going from celebrity drug-runner to celebrity drug-counselor and Dr. Drew Pinsky's right hand man. A fixture in the recovery community, Bob Forrest has appeared alongside Pinsky in Celebrity Rehab and Sober House.
Bob Forrest was also the subject of the full-length documentary Bob and The Monster
, which featured testimony from his peers including Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots), Keith Morris (Black Flag/The Circle Jerks), Steven Adler (Guns & Roses), Courtney Love, and more.
Survival Songs coincides with the paperback release of Forrest's memoir, Running With Monsters, which details his struggle with addiction in L.A.’s ‘80s and ‘90s indie rock scene.
1. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
2. Song Of The Songs
3. Cereal Song
4. Sammy Hagar Weekend
5. Looking To The West
6. Body And Soul
7. Off-Street Parking
8. Lena Horne Still Sings 'Stormy Weather'
9. Not Going To Do It Again
11. You've Gotta Be Kidding Me
12. Elvis, We Are Waiting For You!
13. Truth, Chaos & Beauty (Peace in the Valley)
10/03/15 – Seattle, WA – Elliott Bay*
10/10/15 – Washington DC – The Potter’s House*
10/12/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Boneshaker Books*
10/13/15 – Chicago, IL – City Lit Books*
10/14/15 – San Diego, CA – The Whistlestop^
10/15/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Book Soup*
10/16/15 – San Francisco, CA – Make-Out Room^
10/17/15 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library^
10/18/15 – Reno, NV – Sundance Books*
10/20/15 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub^
10/21/15 – Boston, MA – Johnny D’s^
10/25/15 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe^
* = Bob Forrest Book Tour
^ = Bob Forrest Solo Show