AfterPartyPod: Michael Des Barres

AfterPartyPod: Michael Des Barres

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Michael Des BarresMusician and actor Michael Des Barres has had many lives: he’s been in bands with John Taylor and Steve Jones, performed at Live Aid, co-written hit songs (“Obsession,” which Animotion made famous, and which Des Barres admits is about cocaine), had memorable appearances on TV shows from WKRP in Cincinnati through Melrose Place and Nip/Tuck (as well as many in between and since) and is now, at 65, hosting The Michael Des Barres Show for TRadioV. He and I met over a decade ago, before I was sober—when he called the fact that she was doing cocaine “so very 80’s.” Here we discuss Michael’s childhood in an English boarding school, his time doing drugs (with several shout outs to Quaaludes) and the fact that he’s been sober since 1981. Also in there: singing! Reminiscing about the pseudo-date we once had! And more. You can download the podcast here and listen to previous episodes here.

Get the podcast on ItunesSoundcloud or Stitcher. Find Michael Des Barres on Twitter. Photo by Heather Harris. Used with permission.

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  1. Loved it. One of the best pods in my opinion. I’m one of those women who love older men…I love that they have so much life to talk about. Great interview!

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Anna David is the founder and former CEO/Editor-in-Chief of AfterPartyMagazine/RehabReviews.com and hosts the (Re)cover Girl podcast, formerly known as the AfterParytyPod. She's also the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels Party Girl and Bought and the non-fiction books Reality Matters, Falling For Me, By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There and True Tales of Lust and Love. She's written for numerous magazines, including Playboy, Cosmo and Details, and appeared repeatedly on the TV shows Attack of the Show, The Today Show and The Talk, among many others.