Ex-Joan Jett guitarist Ricky Byrd says new recovery-themed solo album is “like a self-help book with a backbeat”

Credit: Frankie ByrdEx-Joan Jett and the Blackhearts guitarist Ricky Byrd recently released his second solo album, Clean Getaway. The 12-track collection is a concept record focusing on the struggles people go through who are trying to overcome addiction.

Byrd tells ABC Radio that he describes the album “as kind of like a self-help book with a backbeat.” He explains the record is geared toward “people that are struggling with addiction [who] may be caught in that hellish hallway between denial and surrender;…for people that are in recovery, so they could look back and see how far …read more