Drug Allegations Shock Music Industry

6 July 2012 | 3:27 pm | SPA Confidential

Allegations of wide-spread drug use in the music industry have rocked the scene to its very core.

Allegations of wide-spread drug use in the music industry have rocked the music community to its very foundations as insiders suggest that some of the world's most renowned albums were created under the influence of illicit substances.

An investigation into cyclists currently competing in this year's Tour de France has spiraled out of control after links were found between the athlete and a prominent pop musician. It is believed the two met at the after-party for a major recent tour and the two - shockingly - shared a drug known on the street as 'The Yellow Jersey'. In looking into the encounter investigators from Operation Pedal have discovered a chain of drug use that spreads across the entire industry globally.

"We couldn't believe it," a source in the general vicinity of the matter told SPA Confidential. "We expect this type of things from athletes, but not musicians or industry professionals. It's the thin edge of the wedge, the end of civilisation as we know it."

The report - which does not name individuals tied to the case - believes that not only are illicit substances used for recreational purposes, but alsoinspiration.

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"That fact in particular was really hard for me to swallow," the source said, tearing up. "Some of my all-time favourite albums were made under the influence, I just can't live with that knowledge."

While hesitant to confirm the report's findings, prominent music industry individual Richard Roundabout, who ranked 3,412 on a recent list of the industry's most powerful said, that if the rumours are true, then the music industry's image will be forever tainted.

"The music industry has always been a pillar of society," he said on the phone from Yackandandah, where he is donating his time for the bi-annual music industry rave-for-charity event. "Even the very suggestion of drug use in the industry will damage us. Kids will stop growing up wanting to be rock stars and groupies. They'll go to other purer professions like banking, or professional gambling."

The Federal Police are believed to be looking into the matter and if any music recordings are found to have been conceived, produced or are in any way associated with drugs, they will be removed from sale - both from store shelves and online.

In the meantime, random drug raids are to be carried out at rehearsal spaces, recording studios, after-parties, industry offices and award ceremonies around the country. They have also issued a call-out for witnesses who may have been in the vicinity of a band called "The Rolling Stones" during the period of January 1960 to December 1969.