With his skin-tight pants and unbuttoned shirts, Peter Frampton was the ultimate sexy rock star of the 1970s. "I started playing when I was 8, and that was it," he says. "I became totally obsessed with guitar playing."
After playing with the bands Humble Pie and the Herd, Peter went solo in 1971. His landmark 1976 record, Frampton Comes Alive
, remains one of the best-selling live albums of all time.
At the height of his stardom, the Grammy winner lived a rock 'n' roll lifestyle complete with private jets, hot girls and wild parties. "It was an exciting period beyond belief," he says. "Superlatives of excitement and incredible loneliness at the same time."
To cope, Peter turned to drugs and alcohol. He battled addiction for 20 years. "I made a lot of mistakes in my career. But the one thing that's underneath everything is my passion for music, and I kept going and I kept going and I kept going."
Today, Peter is a clean and sober married father of four who calls Cincinnati, Ohio, home. At 60 years old, he's still rocking to sold-out crowds around the world.
Drop in on Peter at home in Ohio