Aidin Vaziri | Glen Campbell, 72, once claimed that he drank enough alcohol and snorted enough cocaine to sink a battleship. After his six decades in the music business – which took him from being a poverty-stricken country boy to the ultimate square-jawed country icon – that seems like a bit of an understatement. This week, the born-again Rhinestone Cowboy releases “Meet Glen Campbell,” not only his first major secular album in 15 years but also his first since a highly publicized 2003 DUI arrest. It’s a collection of cover songs by acts such as Green Day, Foo Fighters and U2.
Q: Do you know how I can get a copy of your mug shot?
A: Boy, did that scare the hell out of me. I quit drinking, I can tell you that.
Q: That works much better than AA.
A: It sure does. And spending seven days in jail. I didn’t like that at all.
Q: How many comebacks have you had now?
A: I’ve been very blessed in my life. Things fall in place. Continue reading.