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Silverchair’s Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou reveal mental health and drug addiction struggles

Silverchair‘s Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou have opened up about the battles with drug addiction and mental health that existed within their band.In 2011, the Australian rock band split up and went into what they described as an “indefinite hibernation”, having formed in 1992.Speaking in a new interview with ABC Australiain which they reflected on their career, Joannou remembered that around fourth album ‘Diorama’, former frontman, guitarist and songwriter Daniel Johns – with whom they’ve had little contact with since the band broke up – began to take creative control.“Ben probably struggled with it the most,” Joannou said. “He might have felt that his friend didn’t trust his musical judgement anymore.

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