Acoustic singer/songwriter Christopher Drew, who up until recently performed as a solo act under the moniker Never Shout Never, has found himself on the wrong end of the 3 strike rule held in America. Being busted with weed on him last week, Drew is now on strike 2, causing massive damage to his career.
While he avoided hard time, the second felony means that it is going to be hard for Drew to leave the States as well as gaining entry to other countries. Though he laughed the event off, tweeting that he ‘got cot with pot’ and spent a short time in a holding cell, Drew has declared in a recent interview that he has given up all “hard drugs”, which he used as a barrier between him and the outside world, as well as loved ones. The performer has always advocated drug use in his music, even in his most recent single Time Travel, referencing both Acid and MDMA.
In a recent interview with The Gunz Show, the Never Shout Never frontman, who has since been joined by two other bandmates, opened up on the issue, confessing he sees the need to get his act together. So this rules him out for Soundwave I suppose! Here’s what he had to say:
I was totally humbled by this last week, it was just really intense. I got arrested and I might not be able to go overseas for a very long time, and that was kind of my whole plan for the summer, was to play these out of country shows, and maybe do some time exploring them. So I had a really awesome plan for that, but I got arrested and I have two felonies under my belt. I’ve got like 10 attorneys on it right now, so they’re working it out for me the best they can, but it’s looking like we’re probably going to have to cancel our South American tour, our Mexican tour, and a couple other things. So I’ve just been very humbled and I’ve been trying to get back to … I guess the reasons why I still do this.
I’ve stopped taking hard drugs, and I was taking quite a few for a long time. I realized that it was kind of pushing away the people that I love, and that’s the last thing that I’ve ever wanted to do.