Randy Bachman Speaks On Leaving The Guess Who And Founding BTO

Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman has opened up about his time with the Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive and his upcoming new solo release. Speaking with Ultimate Classic Rock, Bachman said he already had his eyes on BTO when the Guess Who starting abusing drugs and alcohol.More »

By on May 1, 2015

Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman has opened up about his time with the Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive and his upcoming new solo release. Speaking with Ultimate Classic Rock, Bachman said he already had his eyes on BTO when the Guess Who starting abusing drugs and alcohol. “I came out of the Guess Who – who were, like, turning into a bunch of kids in high school, innocent, learning to first of all, smoke cigarettes, then drink, then smoke joints and snort joints, then smoke hash and then snort white powder and stuff,” Bachman remembers. “I saw guys killing themselves, guys going into comas, taking LSD and never coming back out of it.” He went on to say from that point forward he avoided substance abusers and laid down the ground rules for those wanting to join his bands. “That just frightened me to death, so I stayed away from it myself,” he says. “Whenever the bands I was with were getting into that, I just left the band, when it came too overpowering and I couldn’t control it anymore. When I started BTO, it was, ‘Okay you guys, I know where to go, I know how to go – I know the bus. I got a ticket to the bus. Do you want to jump on? I’m going back to the top. It might take a month, a year, five years, 10 years. I’m going and I know where to go.” Copyright(c) 2015 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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