Side Jams, Episode 23: Tommy Vext

Tommy Vext of Bad Wolves
performing at Rock am Ring 2019.
(Photo: Andreas Lawen.)

Over the last three years, American metal band Bad Wolves have generated a big buzz by marrying contemporary and old school influences with hard-hitting lyrics. That combo has yielded two well-received albums and five number one rock radio tracks in America, including their cover of The Cranberries’ international hit “Zombie” which was supposed to feature vocalist Dolores O’Riordan who tragically passed away the day of the recording session. The cover also achieved global success through which Bad Wolves raised $250,000 for the Irish singer’s children. The group’s most recent number one rock radio track is “Sober,” a topic that frontman and recovering addict Tommy Vext knows intimately.

For this episode of Side Jams, we spoke about Tommy’s work as a sober coach, aiding people in overcoming their addictions and the personal demons that spur them on. We spoke via Uberconference while he was driving through Los Angeles, and we had a congenial and intense conversation about addiction, sobriety, the path to recovery, and how being a sober coach has enriched his life.


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