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Steve Earle: Birth, School, Work, Heroin, Coke, Marriage, Heroin, Marriage, Crack, Prison...

Bill Prince, Q, 1 May 1996

There are eight million stories... and they all happened to Steve Earle. Six weddings, 27 years of drug addiction, 30 days in chokey, one hit – the thorn in Nashville's side has finally emerged, clean, from his drug/wife/assault/porridge hell. "This is supposed to be fucking fun," he tells Bill Prince.

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