Art Alexakis: A History of Rock, Recovery, and Resilience.
Tonight on Activate Radio
by Patrick Wilson
Art Alexakis is the lead singer and songwriter of Everclear, an alternative rock band that formed in Portland, Oregon in 1992. The band achieved widespread success in the 1990s with hits like “Santa Monica,” “Father of Mine,” and “Wonderful.”
Alexakis was born in Los Angeles in 1962 and had a difficult childhood. His father abandoned him when he was young, and his mother struggled to support the family. Alexakis began using drugs and alcohol at a young age, and he eventually dropped out of high school.
In the late 1980s, Alexakis moved to Portland and began playing music in various bands. In 1992, he formed Everclear with guitarist Greg Eklund and bassist Craig Montoya. The band released its debut album, World of Noise, in 1993. The album was a moderate success, but it was Everclear’s second album, Sparkle and Fade, that put the band on the map.
Released in 1995, Sparkle and Fade spawned the hits “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine.” The album was a commercial success, selling over two million copies in the United States. Everclear followed up Sparkle and Fade with the even more successful album So Much for the Afterglow in 1997. The album featured the hits “Wonderful,” “Everything to Everyone,” and “I Will Buy You a New Life.”
Alexakis’s songs are known for their raw honesty and emotional intensity. He often writes about his own struggles with addiction, mental health, and relationships. His music has resonated with millions of fans around the world.
Alexakis has continued to release music with Everclear and as a solo artist. The band’s most recent album, Black Is the New Black, was released in 2015. Alexakis also released a solo album, Sun Songs, in 2019.
Tonight at 8PM ET, Alexakis will be a guest on NonVisual Radio, a radio program that features interviews by Joe Viglione with Legends in the Arts on Activate Radio. He will be talking about his career, his music, and his journey to recovery.
Alexakis is a talented musician and songwriter who has made a significant impact on the music industry. He is also an inspiration to many people who have struggled with addiction and mental health issues. Be sure to tune in to NonVisual Radio tonight at 8PM ET to hear Alexakis talk about his life and music.
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