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How living the rock 'n' roll lifestyle led this man to help save musicians

This story originally aired on September 8, 2018.
 

Growing up on Mercer Island, Mark Rose was captivated by rock n’ roll. And like most kids, he wanted to be a part of it. But unlike most kids, Mark did end up in the music business. He didn’t make it as a musician, but instead worked on the business side of things.

But because of his close association with the musicians, he ended up living a lifestyle very much befitting a rockstar: drugs, alcohol, incessant partying. And like a lot of rock n’ roll stories, Mark’s had a burn-out ending that left him picking up the pieces of his life.

Mark eventually left the music business, but didn’t end up leaving the musicians. Instead, he found a way to help musicians who are battling addiction the same way he did.